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Economic Evaluation of Erythropoietin Use in Surgery

Last Updated: October 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

The Issue The use of allogeneic (donor) blood transfusion is associated with risks such as the transmission of infectious diseases including HIV and Hepatitis B and C. The perioperative use of blood in elective surgery (e.g. hip arthroplasty and open heart surgery) accounts for a substantial amount of all blood used. The drug erythropoietin...

A Clinical and Economic Review of HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitors in Coronary Heart Disease

Last Updated: March 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

Abnormalities in blood lipid levels, such as decreased high density lipoprotein (HDL) and elevated total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low density lipoproteins (LDLs), very low density lipoproteins and TC/HDL ratios, have been linked to an increase in the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD). Pharmacological interventions aime...

Comparison of Drug Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Last Updated: January 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

Cite as: Otten N. Comparison of drug treatments for multiple sclerosis. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA); 1998. This rapid assessment brings together the major studies involving the four drugs available in various countries for the treatment of MS: Avonex® (interferon beta 1-a), Rebif® (interferon b...

Low molecular weight heparins for major orthopedic surgery: a case for clinical outcomes

Last Updated: January 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

Cite as: Shukla VK, Otten N. Low molecular weight heparins for major orthopedic surgery: a case for clinical outcomes. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA); 1998. The Issue Total hip or knee replacement with artificial joints (arthroplasty) are common surgical procedures. In Ontario alone (1996/97), t...

A review of therapies for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Last Updated: January 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

Cite as: Miller A, Lee S, Raina P, Klassen A, Zupancic J, Olsen L. A review of therapies for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA); 1999. This is a report to the Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment which summarizes work completed between...

Economic evaluation comparing low molecular weight heparin with other modalities for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following total hip or knee arthroplasty

Last Updated: January 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

Cite as: Anderson D, O'Brien B, Nagpal S. et al. Economic evaluation comparing low molecular weight heparin with other modalities for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism following total hip or knee arthroplasty. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA); 1998. Deep vein thrombosis i...

The Heart Laser: Transmyocardial Revascularization Treatment of Angina Pectoris

Last Updated: January 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

The Heart Laser™, a new surgical cardiac laser system, is used in the treatment of severe angina pectoris. The chest pain experienced by those with angina pectoris can be due to ischemic heart disease. Chest pain occurs when the heart muscle does not receive an adequate supply of oxygenated blood. This is often a result of cholesterol plaque ...

Leukoreduction: The techniques used, their effectiveness and costs

Last Updated: January 1, 1998
Result type: Reports

Cite as: Gibis B, Baladi JF. Leukoreduction: the techniques used, their effectiveness and costs. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA); 1998. Leukocytes, as part of transfusions, can cause a variety of side-effects such as febrile reactions, platelet refractoriness, and transmission of viruses like the c...