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.

Coolief Cooled RF (Halyard Health) for Knee and Hip Pain

May 17, 2018 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the use of Coolief Cooled RF (radiofrequency) (Halyard Health Inc.) for the treatment of hip and knee pain. It will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development. The publication date for this report is May 9, 2018, with a corrigendum issued on May 17, 2018. See Publication History for details.

Knee Arthroplasty Using Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery (Stryker)

May 17, 2018 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the use of a Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery device for knee arthroplasty. It is intended to provide updated information related to the Search & Summary with the title MAKOplasty (Stryker) for Knee Arthroplasty, originally published February 4, 2016. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development. The publication date for this report is April 9, 2018, with a corrigendum issued on May 17, 2018. See Publication History for details.

Fasenra (benralizumab) (AstraZeneca) for Treatment of Severe Asthma

May 11, 2018 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the evidence surrounding the effectiveness of Fasenra (benralizumab) for the treatment of severe asthma. This report will be used to support coverage determinations and policy development.

Prostaglandin Assay for Management of Multiple Sclerosis

May 9, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the use of prostaglandin assays for management of multiple sclerosis (MS). This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Continuous Passive Motion After Foot/Ankle Surgery

May 8, 2018 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the use of continuous passive motion for postoperative treatment of the surgical foot or ankle. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.