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    Maternal history of miscarriages and measures of fertility in relation to childhood asthma

    Children of parents who have had difficulty conceiving, or who are the result of assisted reproduction, are at increased risk of asthma according to a Norwegian study.

  2. Systematic review

    Very early mobilization of patients with stroke: a systematic review

    Patients with stroke should be mobilized early, but how early? We were asked to identify and review studies that have evaluated this.

  3. Research findings

    Decrease in new type 2 diabetes cases in Norway

    There are fewer new patients with type 2 diabetes. The number of newly diagnosed cases declined from more than 16 000 in 2009 to 11 000 in 2014.

  4. Research overview

    Effectiveness of mastectomy for women with breast cancer: evidence base for a shared decision making tool

    We were commissioned to identify and summarize key findings from systematic reviews about the effects of mastectomy for women with small breast cancer tumour.

  5. Health technology assessment

    177Lutetium-based peptide receptor radionuclide therapy for treating neuroendocrine tumours: a health technology assessment

    The Commission Forum representing the four National Regional Health Authorities (RHA) in Norway asked the Norwegian Institute of Public Health to conduct a full HTA of 177Lu-PRRT.

  6. Health technology assessment

    Diagnostic accuracy, clinical effectiveness and budget impact of screening BRCA1/2 mutation carriers by MRI. A health technology assessment

    This is a HTA of the diagnostic accuracy, clinical effectiveness and budget impact of breast cancer screening using MRI in combination with mammography, for women with BRCA1/2 genetic mutations.

  7. Health technology assessment

    Bariatric surgery for Type 2 Diabetes and a body mass index below 35 - Health Technology Assessment

    A health technology assessment that addresses efficacy, safety and a health-economic evaluation of bariatric surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes and BMI below 35 compared to standard treatment.

  8. Health technology assessment

    Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with Hologic 3D mammography Selenia Dimensions System for use in breast cancer screening

    We were to perform a single technology assessment (STA) regarding “Three dimensional digital breast tomosynthesis in screening for breast cancer”.

  9. Systematic reference list

    Prehospital emergency thoracotomy in traumatic cardiac arrest: systematic literature search with sorting

    We were commissioned to make a systematic literature search followed by sorting of relevant research on "Prehospital emergency thoracotomy in traumatic cardiac arrest".

  10. Health technology assessment

    Sutureless aortic valve replacement for treatment of severe aortic stenosis: A single technology assessment of Perceval sutureless aortic valve

    We were commissioned to perform a single technology assessment on the use of sutureless aortic valve replacement in treatment of aortic stenosis.

  11. Research overview

    FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Self-Monitoring System: A Single-Technology Assessment

    This assessment will focus on FreeStyle Libre, flash glucose monitor for insulin treated individuals with type 1 and 2 diabetes (“Type 1 and 2 DM”).

  12. Research overview

    Interventions for visual field defects after stroke: a systematic review

    After a stroke, many patients lose parts of their visual field. We searched for randomised controlled trials on interventions given to persons with visual field defects after stroke.

  13. Health technology assessment

    Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke, part 2. Health economic evaluation

    We have performed a cost-utility analysis (CUA) of mechanical thrombectomy plus standard treatment with thrombolysis compared with thrombolysis alone, in acute large vessel ischaemic stroke

  14. Research findings

    As many large breast tumours detected without mammography

    In Denmark, regions with organised mass breast cancer screening programmes did not detect less tumours over two centimetres than regions without.

  15. Research overview

    Intermittent pneumatic compression to prevent venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients

    We were commissioned to prepare a systematic scoping review on the use of intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients admitted to hospital.

  16. Research overview

    The effectiveness of physical exercise for people with cancer

    We have summarised the results from five systematic reviews, on the effects of exercise for cancer patients during and after cancer treatment, including a total of 119 randomised clinical trials.

  17. Health technology assessment

    Health technology assessment of four drugs for patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer

    In this HTA we have compared the relative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of four drugs used for patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer.

  18. Research overview

    Continuous monitoring of pulmonary artery pressure via an implanted leadless and battery-less pressure sensor for the management of patients with moderate to severe heart failure (New York Heart Association class III)

    This single technology assessment was commissioned by the National System for Managed Introduction of New Health Technologies within the Specialist Health Service in Norway.

  19. Research overview

    Screening for colorectal cancer: effect on health outcomes

    The Norwegian Directorate for Health commissioned a summary of the current evidence base regarding health effects of this type of screening.

  20. Research overview

    Cognitive therapies for increasing physical activity

    We evaluated the effect of cognitive therapies on physical activity summarizing studies involving different patient groups and persons at risk of heart disease.