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.

High-Dose Immunosuppressive Therapy With Hematopoietic Transplantation for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

January 18, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on high-dose immunosuppressive therapy (HDIT) with autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AuSCT) for treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). This report is intended to provide updated information related to the 2010 Directory Report titled High-Dose Immunosuppressive Therapy With or Without Hematopoietic Transplantation for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and will cover the literature and other information published since the last Annual Review was posted on February 24, 2014. The report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Reduction Mammoplasty in Adolescents

January 11, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on reduction mammoplasty in adolescents. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Tap Water Iontophoresis for the Treatment of Primary Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis

January 11, 2018 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the use of tap water iontophoresis (TWI) for primary palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. The report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

BostonSight PROSE Treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome (DED)

January 4, 2018 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the use of the BostonSight PROSE treatment for dry eye disease (DED). It will provide updated information related to a 2014 Search & Summary (S&S) report, titled BostonSight® PROSE Treatment for Ocular Indications; however, this report will address the topic specifically related to the treatment of DED. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Electronic Monitoring Versus Direct Observation of Hand Hygiene Compliance in Healthcare Settings

December 29, 2017 Search & Summary

This report is focused on electronic monitoring versus direct observation of (HH) compliance in healthcare settings. This report is intended to provide updated information related to the 2014 Health Technology Brief (HTB) with the same title and will cover the literature and other information published since the last Annual Review was posted on May 5, 2016.