Health Technology Assessments

Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) are a comprehensive systematic review and critical analysis of available evidence for A SINGLE medical technology for which there are several published clinical trials and a substantial body of evidence. This report details an entire technology class for which there are one or more indications or patient populations in use.

Our analysts evaluate clinical trial data, along with information regarding safety issues, coverage policies from the private and public sectors, regulatory approvals, consensus statements, and an overall projection of the potential clinical efficacy and economic impact of the technology. Reports are reviewed annually up to 5 years post publication to determine if there is new literature or evidence that would impact a change in rating and warrant an updated report.

Use of Anti-infliximab Antibody Levels to Monitor Infliximab Treatment in Patients With Crohn Disease

Focus of the Report: This Health Technology Assessment focuses on anti-infliximab (IFX) antibody (ATI) testing in patients who are undergoing IFX treatment for Crohn disease (CD). This testing is a type of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) that is performed to help determine whether ongoing treatment is safe and effective and whether changes …

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Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation with the Edwards Sapien 3 and Sapien XT Valves (Edwards Lifesciences Corp.) for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Defects

Focus of the Report: This Health Technology Assessment focuses on percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) with Edwards Sapien 3 or Sapien XT valves for the treatment of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) defects.

Technology Description: The goal of PPVI is to improve hemodynamics, cardiopulmonary function, and survival while delaying the n…

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