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Emergency department overcrowding in Canada: What are the issues and what can be done?

Published on: May 9, 2006
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Assessment, Technology Overviews

Issue and Methods Emergency department (ED) overcrowding is a situation in which the demand for emergency services exceeds the ability to provide care within a reasonable time. CADTH’s series of four reports on ED overcrowding examine the issues and explore solutions. Implications for Decision Making Overcrowding is a frequent and significant oc...


Emergency Medicine, Emergency Hospital Service, Emergency medicine

Transient Elastography (FibroScan) for Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Fibrosis

Published on: September 27, 2006
Result type: Reports

Summary Liver fibrosis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The major cause is hepatitis C, which affects 240,000 Canadians. Assessing the degree of liver fibrosis is critical to its management. Liver biopsy, an invasive procedure, is considered to be the diagnostic  gold standard. FibroScan is a rapid, non-invasive technology...


Liver Diseases, Fibrosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Cirrhosis, Elastography, Ultrasound, Liver Cirrhosis Cirrhose du foie cirrhosis, Fibrosis Fibrose fibrosis, Liver Diseases Maladies du foie Liver Disease, Fibrosis staging, Transient elastography, Fibroscan, Fibrotest, Echosens, Biopredictive, Actisens, Transient Elastography (FibroScan) for Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Fibrosis

Chondroitin Sulfate for Interstitial Cystitis

Published on: May 24, 2006
Result type: Reports

Summary Chondroitin sulfate solution 2.0% is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) replenishment therapy instilled into the bladder of GAG-deficient patients with interstitial cystitis (IC). Two non-randomized, uncontrolled pilot studies report improvements in patient-reported symptoms after the use of chondroitin sulfate for one  year. Prospective, randomi...


Chondroitin Sulfates, Chondroitin Sulfate, Chonsurid, Cystitis, Digestive System, Bladder, Glycosaminoglycans, Cystitis, Interstitial, Digestive system, Chondroitin sulfates Chondroïtine sulfates Chondroitin sulphate, Chondroitin polysulfate, Chondroitin sulfuric acid, Chondroitin sulphates, interstitial Cystite interstitial cystitis Uracyst, Uropol

Triptans for Acute Migraine: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness

Published on: March 12, 2007
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Assessment, Technology Reports

Technology and Condition Serotonin receptor (5HT1) agonists (triptans):almotriptan, eletriptan, naratriptan, sumatriptan succinate/hemisulfate, rizatriptan, and zolmitriptan fortreatment of acute migraine in adults and adolescents Issue Acute migraine is associated with significant costs to public payers and society. The use of triptan therapy m...


Migraine, Triptans, Nervous system, Triptans for Acute Migraine, Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Palatable Treatment Option?

Published on: January 30, 2007
Result type: Reports

Summary The Pillar® Palatal Implant System consists of three polyester threads that are permanently implanted in the palate (the roof of the mouth) to reduce airway obstruction in individuals with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. Three small, non-randomized uncontrolled trials reported a moderate reduction in the numbe...

  • Project Number: E0008


Upper Airway Resistance Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Snoring, Treatment, Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Obstructive, Respiratory, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Syndrome d'apnées obstructives du sommeil Obstructive Sleep Apneas, Snoring Ronflement

Emerging Drug List — Vildagliptin

Published on: November 10, 2006
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Emerging Drug List


Blood Glucose, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Incretin, Diabetes, Vildagliptin

Long-acting ß2-agonists (LABA) plus Corticosteroids versus LABA Alone for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Published on: March 27, 2007
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Assessment, Technology Reports

Technology and Condition Combination therapy (CT) of an inhaled long-acting ß2-agonist (LABA) with an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) in patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Issue COPD affects at least 3.2% of the adult population and leads to significant associated health care costs. CT has been recommended in clin...


Review Literature, Pulmonary Disease, COPD, COAD, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Budesonide, Corticosteroids, Adrenal Cortex Hormones, Adrenergic beta-Agonists, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD, Revue de la littérature, systematic review, Systematic overview, Chronic Obstructive Broncho-pneumopathie chronique obstructive Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Adrenergic beta-Agonists Beta agonist, beta agonists, beta-agonist, beta-agonists, formoterol, salmeterol, ß2-agonists, ß2-agonist, Adrenal Cortex Hormones Fluticasone, advair, symbicort, corticosteroid, adrenal cortex hormone, Long acting, long-acting, LABA

Heparin vs. Normal Saline

Published on: April 11, 2007
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug


Thrombosis, Blood Clotting, Arterial Lines, Heparin, Infusions, Intravenous, Saline Solution, Thrombosis

Mifepristone and misoprostol (Mifegymiso)

Last Updated: April 20, 2017
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Common Drug Review
Generic Name: Mifepristone and misoprostol
Indications: Medical termination of pregnancy

  • Brand Name: Mifegymiso
  • Manufacturer: Celopharma Inc.
  • Project Number: SR0502
  • Project Status: Complete
  • Submission Type: New