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.

Routine Liver Biopsy During Bariatric Surgery for Detection of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

September 20, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the routine performance of an intraoperative liver biopsy during bariatric procedures to detect the presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Radiofrequency Ablation of the Sural Nerve for Ankle Pain

September 20, 2018 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the sural nerve for ankle pain. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) for Diagnosis of Vestibular Disorders

September 17, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the use of computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) for diagnosis of vestibular disorders. It will provide updated information related to a Health Technology Brief (HTB) with the same title published on June 12, 2008, with the last Annual Review dated June 22, 2010. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Percutaneous Cervical Fusion for Non-Cancerous Cervical Spine Instability

September 12, 2018 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the evidence surrounding the use of percutaneous cervical fusion for the treatment of noncancerous cervical spine instability secondary to trauma, postoperative pseudarthrosis, or iatrogenic instability from spinal decompressive procedures. This report will be used to support coverage determinations and policy development.

Epidural Steroid Injections for Thoracic Radiculopathy

September 6, 2018 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the use of epidural steroid injections for the treatment of thoracic radiculopathy. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.