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Salt-Based Technologies to Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

Last Updated: June 23, 2020
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

Canadian and international researchers are examining whether coating masks, air filters, and high-touch surfaces with sodium chloride (salt) might be an effective option to help prevent the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and other viruses and bacteria. This article is an update to the CADTH Health Technology Update art...

  • Project Number: EN0017-000

Blood Purification Using Cytokine Adsorbers to Reduce Cytokine Storm in Severe COVID-19 Illness

Last Updated: June 18, 2020
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

Severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness has been associated with high levels of cytokines — small proteins in the blood that both promote and control inflammation.1-3 Instead of enhancing the immune response to the infection, excessive levels of cytokines may result in a “cytokine storm” that can lead to systemic inflammatory response...

  • Project Number: EN0017-000

Health Technology Update Issue 26

Last Updated: June 12, 2020
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a broad range of medical technologies — from a robotic wheelchair that uses gyroscope technology to a self-expanding pulmonary valve . These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon Scanning Service as topics potentially of interest to Canadian health...

  • Project Number: EN0016-000

Saliva-Based Tests to Detect Active Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection

Last Updated: June 3, 2020
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

New saliva-based tests for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 are more comfortable for individuals being tested and may pose less risk to health care workers than alternative tests Nasopharyngeal, deep nasal, and throat swabs are commonly used to collect the sample needed for testing to detect diseases of the upper respiratory trac...

  • Project Number: EN0017-000

Contact Tracing Apps to Identify Potential Exposure to SARS-CoV-2

Last Updated: May 20, 2020
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

Contact tracing is a public health intervention that prevents the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 by identifying, educating, and monitoring individuals who have been in close contact with infected persons.1 Traditionally, contact tracing is performed manually, which is time-consuming and resource-intensive. New digital contact tracin...

  • Project Number: EN0017-000

Health Technology Update Issue 27

Last Updated: May 20, 2020
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a range of technologies that aim to support the prevention, identification, and management of COVID-19 — from smartphone apps for contact tracing to self-collected sampling for diagnostic testing. These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon Scannin...

  • Project Number: EN0017-000

Health Technology Update Issue 25

Last Updated: January 10, 2020
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a broad range of medical technologies — from a rapid test for the diagnosis of Lyme disease to an app to support therapy for opioid use disorder. These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon Scanning Service as topics potentially of interest to heal...

  • Project Number: EN0015-000

Health Technology Update — Issue 24

Last Updated: October 18, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update
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This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a range of technologies that aim to support older adults and facilitate aging in place — from ingestible sensors for medication monitoring to a virtual reality-inspired exercise bike. These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon Scanning Service ...

  • Project Number: EN0014-000

Health Technology Update — Issue 23

Last Updated: March 4, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update
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This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a broad range of new and emerging medical technologies. Topics covered range from an exoskeleton for stroke rehabilitation to MR-linac — a device that combines image guidance and cancer radiotherapy. These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon S...

  • Project Number: EN0013-000

Health Technology Update — Issue 22

Last Updated: October 10, 2018
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update
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This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a range of artificial intelligence technologies — from chatbots to systems for the detection of cognitive impairment and dementia. These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon Scanning Service as topics of potential interest to health ca...

  • Project Number: EN0012-000