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  1. Research overview

    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”.

  2. Research overview

    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".

  3. Research overview

    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.

  4. 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”).

  5. 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.

  6. Research overview

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. Research overview

    Intermittent pneumatic compression to prevent venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients

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

  9. 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.

  10. Research overview

    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.

  11. 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 The National System for Managed Introduction of New Health Technologies within the Specialist Health Service in Norway.

  12. Research overview

    Screening for colorectal cancer: effect on health outcomes

    On request from the Norwegian Directorate for Health, we have prepared a summary of the current evidence base regarding health effects of this type of screening.

  13. 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.

  14. Report

    Report: National Register of Adverse Effects from Cosmetic Products 2008–2010

    Permanent hairdyes can give the most severe adverse effects, but most reactions come from facial and body moisturisers.

  15. Research overview

    Effect of thrombolytic treatment 3 to 4,5 hours after onset of stroke

    We were commissioned to update the evidence on effect of intravenous thrombolytic treatment administered 3 to 4.5 hours after stroke.

  16. Research overview

    Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke

    We were asked to carry out a HTA on the use of mechanical thrombectomy compared to standard treatment for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

  17. Research findings

    Excess abdominal fat is associated with heart attack

    A large waist-hip ratio is a more important risk factor for heart attacks than weight, especially for younger to middle-aged women.

  18. Research overview

    The effect of different ways of organising municipal rehabilitation services with respect to persons with neurological conditions

    Vi har systematisk innhentet og vurdert forskning om effekt av ulike måter å organisere habiliterings- og rehabiliteringstjenester i kommunen for personer med nevrologiske tilstander.

  19. Research overview

    Use of structured data collection for diabetes care in General Practice

    De fleste pasienter med diabetes type 2 følges opp av allmennlegen. Vi har undersøkt om allmennlegers bruk av skjema for registrering av kliniske data.

  20. Research findings

    Nordic twin study highlights familial cancer risk

    Having a twin with cancer is associated with a higher risk of the co-twin developing cancer, although not necessarily of the same type.