PURPOSE: This longitudinal study assessed the changes in drug use patterns and health-related quality of life (HRQL) among HIV-positive drug users in the first methadonemaintenance treatment (MMT) cohort in Vietnam.
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Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report summarizes available key information on the use of bariatric treatments for adult obesity in Alberta and North America (mainly Canada). This analysis was intended to describe the profile of adult obesity (definition, progression, epidemiology, and population dynamics…
Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 06-02. The purpose of this report is to examine the economic implications for the province if a supplement to the fee schedule were allowed for vacuum-assisted biopsies. NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format…
Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 06-01. The purpose of this report is to examine the economic issues associated with LGB. The following analyses were conducted: a systematic review of the economic literature on obesity-related interventions, with special attention to the differences between gastric bypass and gastric banding; an estimate of the Alberta population…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #37. The aim of this paper is to present the current evidence on the efficacy/effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of gastric electrical stimulation (EnterraTM Therapy System) used for the treatment of patients with severe gastroparesis (GP). Information Specialist: Liz Dennett NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #22. We present a model process that will assist health care organizations in developing and implementing a formal management system for learning from incidens. Developed specifically for the Radiation Treatment (RT) Program at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, a major cancer treatment centre in Calgary, Alberta,…