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Transdermal Hormone Replacement Therapy Patches for Women with Postmenopausal Symptoms: Economic Analysis of Short-Term Use

Published on: January 25, 2006
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Assessment, Technology Reports

Technology Transdermal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) patches allow estradiol to be absorbed through the skin and released into the blood stream in metered doses. The patch needs to be changed once or twice a week. The most commonly used HRT patches in Canada are Climara ®, Vivelle ® and Estraderm MX50. Issue Postmenopausal symptoms can be tr...

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Hormone Replacement Therapy, Hormones, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Menopause, Administration, Costs and Cost Analysis, Cost Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Dermatology, Administration, Cutaneous, Postmenopause, Transdermal Patch, Dermatology, Traitement hormonal substitutif, HRT, Hormone Therapy, ERT, Estrogen Therapy Menopause, Postmenopausal, Hot flash, Cutaneous, Voie cutanée, Transdermal, Hormone Patch, Hormone Patches Economics, Économie, Economic analysis, Coût et analyse Coût, Costs, Analyse coût bénéfice

Non-physicians Performing Screening Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Clinical Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness

Published on: January 24, 2006
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Assessment, Technology Reports

Technology Flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) performed by non-physicians for colorectal cancer screening (CRC). Disease In Canada , CRC is the fourth most common cancer in terms of incidence, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Individuals with a family history of cancer, and those with chronic inflammatory bowel disease are at a hig...

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Endoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopes, Cost Analysis, Colorectal Cancer, Screening, Colorectal cancer, Endoscopie, Nurse endoscopy, Nonphysician endoscopy, Non-physician endoscopy, Nurse sigmoidoscopy, Nonphysician sigmoidoscopy, Non-physician sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy Coloscopie, Colonoscopes Coloscope, Nurses Role rôle infirmière, Nurse Practitioners infirmières praticiennes, Health practitioners, Economics Économie, Economic analysis, Costs and Cost Analysis Coût et analyse Coût, Costs

Health Technology Update — Issue 2

Published on: January 24, 2006
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

Health Technology Update covers a cross section of new or innovative health technologies that may or may not have Health Canada approval. Some of the technologies may already be licensed for use in the US or elsewhere, while others are being used only in clinical trials. Some not-so-new technologies are already licensed for use in Canada, but hi...

Intragastric Balloons: A Temporary Treatment for Obesity

Published on: January 16, 2006
Result type: Reports

Intragastric balloons are a temporary non-surgical obesity treatment that induces short-term weight loss by partially filling the stomach to achieve satiety and reduce food intake. Moderate weight loss may be achieved if patients adhere to a weight-reduction program. Weight gain often recurs when the balloon is removed after six months. Abdom...

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Gastric Balloon, Obesity, Weight Loss, Weight Reduction, Diet, Medical devices, Diet, Ballon Gastrique, BIB BioEnterics Intragastric Balloon System, Heliosphere, Heliosphere Intragastric Balloon System, intragastric balloon, intragastric balloons, intra gastric balloon, intra gastric balloons, Obésité, obese, Perte Poids, weight reducing, weight decrease, weight control, Ballon Intra-gastrique BioEnterics®, HéliosphèreLe ballon intra-gastrique Héliosphère, ballon intra-gastrique, ballons intra-gastriques, obèse, réducteur de poids, réduction de poids, diminution de poids, contrôle du poids

Emerging Drug List — Vaccines for Metastatic Hormone-refractory Prostate Cancer

Published on: December 22, 2005
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Emerging Drug List

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Cancer Vaccines, Neoplasm Vaccines, Tumor Vaccines, Vaccines, Cancer, Immunotherapy, Active Immunotherapy, Prostatic Neoplasms, Cancer of Prostate, Prostate Cancer, Cancer of the Prostate, Neoplasms, Prostate, Prostate Neoplasms, Prostatic Cancer, Neoplasms, Prostate, Neoplasms, Prostatic, Immunotherapy, Active, Vaccines, Tumor, Vaccines, Neoplasm, Vaccines, Cancer, Vaccines, Cancer, Prostate cancer, Vaccin Anticancéreux, neoplasm, tumor, vaccine, Active, Immunothérapie Active, Tumeur prostate, prostatic, HRPC, Provenge, GVAX

Emerging Drug List — Triple Therapy for COPD

Published on: December 21, 2005
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Emerging Drug List

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, COAD, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Cold, Chronic Airflow Obstruction, Asthma, Emphysema, Pulmonary Emphysema, Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Bronchitis, Chronic, COPD, Asthma, Asthme, Chronic obstructive airways disease, Chronic airways obstruction, Non reversible obstructive airways disease, Emphysème, Emphysème pulmonaire, Mycoses pulmonaires, Lung disease, chronic obstructive, Bronchopneumopathie chronique obstructive, chronic, Bronchite chronique, Tiotropium, Spiriva, BA 679 BR, 136310-93-5, Salmeterol, Serevent, Aeromax, Astmerole, GR 33343X, Salmeterolum

Cerebral Protection Devices for Use During Carotid Artery Stenting

Published on: December 20, 2005
Result type: Reports

Cerebral protection devices offer a new approach to reducing the risk of stroke and death in patients undergoing carotid angioplasty with stenting (CAS). Nine studies have examined the efficacy of cerebral protection devices, by comparing the incidence of procedurerelated stroke and death to that of CAS without protection, and to surgical end...

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Stents, Carotid Arteries, Carotid Stenosis, Angioplasty, Endarterectomy, Carotid Endarterectomy, Embolism, Endarterectomy, Carotid, Medical devices, Distal protection device, Embolic protection, Cerebral protection, Angioguard, AccuNet, FilterWire, Spider EV3, Neuroshield, Interceptor, Emboshield, Rubicon, Artères carotides, Sténose carotidienne, Angioplastie, Carotid, Endartériectomie, Embolie

Insulin detemir (Levemir)

Last Updated: December 19, 2005
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Common Drug Review
Generic Name: Insulin detemir
Indications: Diabetes mellitus

  • Brand Name: Levemir
  • Manufacturer: Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
  • Project Number: S0049
  • Project Status: Complete
  • Submission Type: New

Tipranavir (Aptivus)

Last Updated: December 15, 2005
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Common Drug Review
Generic Name: Tipranavir
Indications: HIV infection

  • Brand Name: Aptivus
  • Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Inc.
  • Project Number: S0047
  • Project Status: Complete
  • Submission Type: New