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.

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for Treatment of LASIK-Related Ectasia

November 16, 2017 Search & Summary

This report is focused on the use of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for treatment of post-laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) ectasia.

Nonpharmacological Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children: Neurofeedback

November 16, 2017 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the use of neurofeedback for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the pediatric population. It is intended to provide updated information related to the Hayes Medical Technology Directory report, Nonpharmacological Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Neurofeedback, originally published July 15, 2009, with the last annual review on July 9, 2013. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Patellofemoral Replacement for Isolated Osteoarthritis of the Knee

November 16, 2017 Search & Summary

This report is focused on patellofemoral replacement (PFR) in patients with isolated osteoarthritis of the knee. It will provide updated information related to an archived Health Technology Brief (HTB) report, Patellofemoral Replacement for Isolated Osteoarthritis of the Knee, originally published on October 13, 2009, with the last Annual Review on October 10, 2011. This report will be used for support of coverage determinations and policy development.

Natalizumab (Tysabri, Biogen Idec and Elan Pharmaceuticals) as First-line Therapy for Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)

November 9, 2017 Search & Summary

This report will focus on the use of natalizumab as a first-line therapy in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). This report will be used to support coverage determinations and policy development.

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

November 9, 2017 Search & Summary

The focus of this report is on the use of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This report will be used to support coverage determinations and policy development.