Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #13. This assessment has been prepared in view of the interest at the University of Alberta Hospital in developing a cord blood banking facility in the province and to provide information to decision makers on the current status of cord blood transplantation (CBT). The principal purpose of the assessment was to…
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Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #12. This report has been prepared following a request from the provincial Clinical Practice Guidelines Program for information on the accuracy of diagnostic tests for the detection of bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and trichomoniasis in females of reproductive age. The intention of this…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #11. This report has been prepared in view of the increasing interest in ultrasound technology for diagnosis of osteoporosis. Until recently, quantitative ultrasound (QUS) was mainly being used in research settings. This procedure is still not covered by provincial fee schedules. The recent FDA pre-marketing approvals…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #10. This report has been prepared as part of a project to assess the role of high cost functional diagnostic imaging (FDI) and related methods in routine health care. In the present paper, the potential application of four FDI methods to the management of epilepsy is considered. The assessment considered the current…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #8. This report has been prepared to provide information to health authorities and others on the available evidence on effectiveness of HBOT and the possible economic impact on health care should a second HBO facility be established in the province. Issues addressed in the report include: Whether HBOT has been…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #9. The present report has been prepared following a request by Alberta Health in relation to referral of patients outside the province for treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). There was interest by the department in the comparative effectiveness of the two main approaches to SRS (GK and LINAC) and in…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #7. This assessment was undertaken at the request of a Regional Health Authority to provide input into a funding decision on a computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) system for use by a rehabilitation department. The focus of this study was restricted to the clinical use of CDP by the rehabilitation community.…