Search & Summary

customized research when you can't find what you need

Search & Summary reports are literature searches that are generated in response to client requests and provide easy-to-navigate research information
about technologies for which there may be minimal published evidence.

View a sampling of our Search & Summaries.

Cryoanalgesia Using the iovera° System (Myoscience, Inc.) for Knee Pain

January 15, 2020 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the use of the iovera° System for the treatment of knee pain. It is intended to provide updated information related to the Evidence Analysis Research Brief with the same title, originally published September 26, 2018.

Magnetic Resonance Neurography for Evaluation/Treatment of Pudendal Neuralgia

January 13, 2020 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the peer-reviewed evidence addressing the use of magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) for the diagnosis and management of patients with pudendal neuralgia and/or pelvic pain.

JACO Assistive Robotic Arm (Kinova Inc.) for Use by Patients with Neuromuscular Disorders

January 9, 2020 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the peer-reviewed, published evidence evaluating the performance, safety, and impact on patient management of the JACO Assistive Robotic Arm for patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMD).

NightBalance (Philips) for the Treatment of Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea

January 8, 2020 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the use of the NightBalance system for treatment of positional obstructive sleep apnea (POSA).

Percutaneous Embolization of Testicular Varicocele for Conditions Other Than Infertility

January 3, 2020 Search & Summary

The focus of the report is on percutaneous embolization for the treatment of testicular varicocele for conditions other than infertility, including but not limited to scrotal pain, testicular asymmetry, size of varicocele, failed varicocelectomy, etc. The measured outcomes of interest included technical feasibility of the procedure, hospital stay, postprocedure complications (hydrocele, recurrent varicocele), and return to normal activities. This report did not focus on outcomes including sperm counts and future fertility.