Clinical Research Response

translating the scientific data into information you can use

A Clinical Research Response (CRR) is customized research that answers specific questions asked by clients about health technologies.

View a sampling of our Clinical Research Responses.

Epix Laparoscopic Instrumentation (Applied Medical)

November 16, 2017 Clinical Research Response

The focus of this report is on clinical research regarding Epix Laparoscopic Instrumentation, including the Electrosurgical Probe Suction and Irrigation System.

Diamondback 360° Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (Cardiovascular Systems Inc.)

November 16, 2017 Clinical Research Response

This report will focus on the Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) for vessel preparation to facilitate stent delivery in patients with severely calcified lesions in the coronary arteries.

Endoclip Appliers – Product Comparison

November 16, 2017 Clinical Research Response

This report will focus on 4 product specific devices used to apply ligation clips during open and endoscopic procedures: Endo Clip (Medtronic), Lapro-Clip Ligation System (Medtronic), LIGACLIP Multiple Clip Applier (MCA), LIGACLIP Endoscopic Rotating MCA (Ethicon), and LIGAMAX5 Endoscopic MCA (Ethicon).

Circular Staplers for Bariatric Procedures – Product Comparison

November 9, 2017 Clinical Research Response

The focus of this product comparison report is to evaluate the use of 2 circular staplers for bariatric surgery: the DST Series EEA Staplers (Medtronic) and the Echelon Circular Powered Stapler (Ethicon).

Barbed Suture – Product Comparison

November 9, 2017 Clinical Research Response

This report will focus on 3 barbed suture devices used for tissue approximation: Quill Knotless Tissue Closure (Surgical Specialties Corp.), STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Device (Ethicon), and V-Loc Wound Closure Device (Medtronic/Covidien).