News and blog posts

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May 2018

This is an updated version of the National Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Brain Metastases published in 2014. Read more

08

May 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In March one new code for non-invasive nasal airway remodelling was added to the CCSD Schedule. Read more

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May 2018

On the 19th of April of 2018, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) was able to reassess previously excluded use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in the indication of heel pain in plantar fasciitis on a current scientific basis and decided that ESWT will be used in out-patient settings in the future. Read more

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May 2018

In late April 2018, AETSA, the Andalusian Agency for Health Technology Assessment, has published a report with the update of evidence regarding prognostic genomic tests in early breast cancer in Spain. Read more

03

May 2018

In April of 2018, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has published a report “Screening for severe combined immune deficiency”, which contains recommendation and assessment basis for the national combined immunodeficiency screening program (SCID). Read more

02

May 2018

At the end of March of 2018, the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has released an updated version of the disease management program (DMP) “Coronary heart disease”, which was initially implemented in 2003. Read more

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May 2018

In mid-April 2018, the Basque HTA body (OSTEBA) has published recommendations of the clinical practice guidelines and use of the immunological faecal occult blood test for patients with symptoms compatible with colorectal cancer. Read more

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Apr 2018

On the 5th of April of 2018, Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefit Agency (Tandvårds- och läkemedelsförmånsverket, TLV) has published a positive decision for inclusion of VORTEX nozzle (spare part for VORTEX inhalation container) into the list of pharmaceutical benefits due to lower price of 45.42 SEK per product versus comparators. Read more

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Apr 2018

On the 16th of April, 2018, the new classification of diagnosis codes (ICD-10-SE) was released by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). Seventeen new diagnosis codes were added in 2018. Read more

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Apr 2018

In mid-April 2018, the Galician HTA body, Avalia-T, has published a rapid evaluation report on screening of fetal trisomies 21, 18 and 13 by non-invasive prenatal testing. The report was done within EUnetHTA framework. Read more

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Apr 2018

In April 2018, Oleg Borisenko with support from the MTRC launched an international stipend and mentoring program. The objective of the program is to support medical students in developing countries with achieving maximum results in a medical profession. For the first round of the program (six months until Oct 2018), three students were selected. The program includes a stipend, bi-weekly meetings on different subjects (goal setting, evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, medical experiment, marketing, publication standards and others) and a personal mentoring of Oleg Borisenko. Read more

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Apr 2018

In the first half of April, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new medtech innovation briefing for device that usesroutinely available datasets to help identify people who are at high risk of developing colorectal cancer. Read more