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Rapid HTAs of three medical devices released in Tuscany
The HTA body of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare issues three types of documents: full HTA reports, rapid HTA reports, and motivational forms. With regional decree 21738 of November 4, 2022, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of three medical devices in the orthopedics, surgical procedures, and peripheral vascular areas.
Below is the list of technologies that have been assessed:
- Fixation/dissection instrument Ligasure Exact by Covidien for open surgical operations in patients with benign and malignant nodular thyroid disease;
- Blade-plate for osteosynthesis Synthes Blade-plate by DePuy Synthes for patients with a pathology requiring a realignment and stabilization procedure limited to the distal or proximal femur;
- Vascular access system (consisting of catheter and controller) Ellipsys by Avenu Medical for patients who are to undergo dialysis but for whom the creation of a fistula cannot be performed either surgically or through the use of WavelinQ system.
See the regional decree and all assessments in Italian here.
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