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.

LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System (TearScience) for Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

December 13, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the use of LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System (TearScience) for the treatment of chronic dry eye disease (DED) and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for Essential Tremor

December 3, 2018 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the use of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the treatment of essential tremor. It is intended to provide updated information related to the Search & Summary report with the same title, originally published April 17, 2018. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Hippotherapy for Treatment of Autism

November 28, 2018 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the evidence surrounding the use of hippotherapy for the treatment of autism. This report will be used to support coverage determinations and policy development.

Juvederm Injection (Allergan) for Vocal Fold Augmentation

November 20, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the use of Juvéderm injections for vocal cord augmentation as a treatment for vocal cord insufficiency. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Endovascular Creation of Arteriovenous Fistulae for Dialysis in Adults with End-Stage Renal Disease

November 16, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the use of endovascular percutaneous devices for the creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis (HD) access in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.