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Headache Self-Management factsheet - 2013, revised 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Headache Pain factsheet - 2013, revised 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Medication Overuse Headache factsheet - 2013, revised 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Migraine Headache factsheet - 2013, revised 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Migraine Preventive Medications factsheet - 2013, revised 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Tension-type Headache factsheet - 2013, revised 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Headache During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding factsheet - 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
What You Should Know About Your Headache - Patient Brochure - 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
This rapid report provides a summary of current evidence on the application of gainsharing shared savings strategies in healthcare systems and the barriers and facilitators related to their implementation.
“The Canadian Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patient Charter is a way to call upon policymakers, health care providers and private payers to recognize IPF as a rare, rapidly lethal, chronic disease and to join in the campaign for greater awareness of this illness. The ultimate goal is to improve the overall quality and standards of care and ensure equal access to a continuum…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This rapid report has been produced in response to a request from Alberta Health to provide an update on the new published research evidence on the efficacy/effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of hysteroscopic tubal sterilization (HTS) using the Essure® system for permanent…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report is an update of the “Technological efficacy/effectiveness analysis” (T) section of the 2014 Alberta STE report, which was an evidence assessment of the clinical effectiveness and safety of endovenous ablation interventions for symptomatic varicose veins…
Acute Low Back Pain Brochure - 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
Chronic Low Back Pain Brochure - 2016 Link to Alberta Ambassador Guideline Adaptation Program
The review summarizes the current evidence on the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, and potential cost-effectiveness on the use of the BridgePoint Medical System (consisting of the CrossBoss™ catheter, Stingray™ catheter, and Stingray™ guidewire) for the recanalization of refractory coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs). The report also describes the relevant…
The Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth Over the Internet: A Rapid Review of the Scientific Literature report examines the research evidence on the frequency, effects, risk factors of sexual exploitation of children and youth over the Internet. The report also provides information on available resources in Alberta and Canada regarding Internet safety and prevention of child…
Canadian Health – Special Educational Supplement In one way or another, depression will eventually touch us all. Whether you are a friend, colleague or caregiver of a person diagnosed with depression, you are likely aware of the often debilitating impact this condition can have on people’s lives.
Santé Canadien– Dossier d’Information Complémentaire Chacun d’entre nous sera, un jour ou l’autre, touché de près ou de loin par la dépression. Que vous soyez l’ami, le collègue de travail ou l’aidant naturel d’une personne atteinte de dépression, vous êtes probablement au courant des…
This rapid assessment addressed a request to assess the published research evidence on how the Actim™ Partus test compares to the TliIQ® System in terms of diagnostic accuracy, clinical utility, and costs when added to preterm labour management in symptomatic women with intact membranes.
Air ambulance transportation with capabilities to provide advanced life support. The objective of this report is to present and synthesize the available published research evidence on the efficacy/effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of air ambulance transportation (helicopters) with on-board capabilities of advanced life support (ALS). The intent is to use this evidence to inform…
Risk assessment tools for predicting recidivism of spousal violence. The objective of this report is to assess the research evidence on the inter-rater reliability and predictive validity of various risk assessment instruments in predicting male-to-female spousal violence recidivism and lethality in those males who had contact with the police system. Information Specialist: Liz…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Information Paper #26. The aim of this study was to determine whether laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a safe and effective procedure compared with open and/or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty (LVBG), especially in the longer term (> or = five…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Information Paper #24. The objective of this paper is to present the current evidence on the efficacy/effectiveness and safety of celeoxib (Celebrex®) for the treatment of pain in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Information Specialist: Seana Collins NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Information Paper #21. The objective of this report is to evaluate the published evidence on the safety, efficacy, and current status of living donor liver transplantation for the treatment of end stage liver disease in children. Information Specialist: Leigh-Ann Topfer NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Information Paper #19. The objective of this report was to conduct a systematic review of the published research on the use of sclerotherapy to manage varicose veins of the legs. The intent of this paper was to answer the following questions: Is sclerotherapy effective for varicose veins of the legs and if so, is one approach…