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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299210/cost-effectiveness-of-methadone-maintenance-treatment-centers-in-prevention-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Sirus Pourkhajoei, Mohsen Barouni, Alireza Noroozi, Ahmad Hajebi, Saeed Amini, Mohammad Karamouzian, Hamid Sharifi
Background: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the greatest social health problems in many communities in the twenty-first century. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) could decrease HIV infection among injection drug users (IDU). The main aim of this paper was to determine the cost-effectiveness of the governmental MMT program to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among IDU. Methods: This analytical study was performed through a before-after assessment during a one-year period...
April 2017: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289729/replacing-amalgam-with-a-high-viscosity-glass-ionomer-in-restoring-primary-teeth-a-cost-effectiveness-study-in-brasilia-brazil
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A Goldman, J E Frencken, R G De Amorim, S C Leal
OBJECTIVES: When planning primary oral health care services the cost implications of adopting new intervention practices are important, especially in resource-strapped countries. Although on a trajectory to be phased-out, amalgam remains the standard of care in many countries. METHODS: Adopting a government perspective, this study compared the costs of performing amalgam and ART/high-viscosity glass-ionomer cement (HVGIC) restorations and the consequences of failed restorations over 3 years in suburban Brasilia, Brazil...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203507/the-short-term-health-and-economic-burden-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-china-a-modelling-study
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Tingting Xu, Livia Dainelli, Kai Yu, Liangkun Ma, Irma Silva Zolezzi, Patrick Detzel, Hai Fang
OBJECTIVES: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a higher risk for adverse health outcomes during pregnancy and delivery for both mothers and babies. This study aims to assess the short-term health and economic burden of GDM in China in 2015. DESIGN: Using TreeAge Pro, an analytical decision model was built to estimate the incremental costs and quality-of-life loss due to GDM, in comparison with pregnancy without GDM from the 28th gestational week until and including childbirth...
December 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157136/blood-transfusion-versus-hydroxyurea-in-beta-thalassemia-in-iran-a-cost-effectiveness-study
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Ramin Ravangard, Zahra Mirzaei, Khosro Keshavarz, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Mehran Karimi
INTRODUCTION: Thalassemia intermedia is a type of anemia which has several treatments modalities. We aimed to study the cost effectiveness of two treatments, including blood transfusion and hydroxyurea, in patients with beta-thalassemia intermedia in south of Iran referred to a referral center affiliated to Iran, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cost-effectiveness study which was conducted on 122 patients with beta-thalassemia intermedia...
November 21, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112658/adding-azithromycin-to-cephalosporin-for-cesarean-delivery-infection-prophylaxis-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Ashley E Skeith, Brenda Niu, Amy M Valent, Methodius G Tuuli, Aaron B Caughey
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of adding azithromycin to standard cephalosporin regimens of cesarean delivery prophylaxis by considering the maternal outcomes in the current and potential subsequent pregnancies. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness model was created using TreeAge to compare the outcomes of using azithromycin-cephalosporin with cephalosporin alone in a theoretical cohort of 700,000 women, the approximate number of nonelective cesarean deliveries annually in the United States that occur during labor or after membrane rupture...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105528/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-iran
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Asrin Amiri, Reza Goudarzi, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Farhad Iranmanesh
AIMS: Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is used to treat acute ischemic stroke up to 4.5 hours after symptom onset. Its cost-effectiveness in developing countries is not specified yet. This study aimed to study cost-effectiveness of tPA in Iran. METHODS: This is a cost-effectiveness analysis from the perspective of the third party payer to compare IV tPA with no tPA of ischemic stroke. A Markov model with a lifetime horizon was used to analyze the costs and outcomes...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076745/cost-effectiveness-of-magnetic-resonance-carotid-plaque-imaging-for-primary-stroke-prevention-in-canada
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Lechtman E, Balki I, Thomas K, Chen K, Moody Ar, Tyrrell Pn
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance of the carotid arteries provides important insight into plaque composition and vulnerability in addition to the traditional measure of stenosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of MR imaging as a first-line modality to assess carotid disease and guide management for high-risk patients with <50% stenosis. METHODS: Using TreeAge Pro, a cost-effectiveness simulation was conducted comparing two strategies: (a) standard of care first-line carotid duplex ultrasound (DUS) with regular follow-up, vs (b) first-line MR assessment of stenosis and intraplaque haemorrhage (MRIPH) in which patients with IPH received annual DUS surveillance and immediate carotid endarterectomy in case of plaque progression...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048918/cost-effectiveness-of-screening-colonoscopy-in-iranian-high-risk-population
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Hamideh Javadinasab, Rajabali Daroudi, Hamideh Salimzadeh, Alireza Delavari, Payam Vezvaie, Reza Malekzadeh
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cancer among men and the second among women in Iran. First-Degree Relatives (FDRs) of patients with CRC are known to be at higher risk of CRC. The aim of this study was to identify the most cost-effective strategy for CRC screening in Iranian high risk individuals. METHODS: A Markov model was developed to assess the cost-effectiveness of six colonoscopy screening strategies for individuals at increased risk of CRC because of positive history of the disease in at least one first-degree relative in their family...
September 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041915/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-xelox-versus-xelox-plus-bevacizumab-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-in-a-public-hospital-school
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Andrea Queiróz Ungari, Leonardo Régis Leira Pereira, Altacílio Aparecido Nunes, Fernanda Maris Peria
BACKGROUND: Metastatic colorectal cancer imposes a substantial burden on patients and society. Over the last years, progresses in the treatment have been made especially due to the introduction of monoclonal antibodies, such as bevacizumab which, on the other hand, has considerably increased the costs of treatment. We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of bevacizumab plus XELOX in comparison with XELOX alone in metastatic colorectal cancer in first-line therapy, from the perspective of a public hospital school in Brazil...
October 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039025/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-compared-to-unilateral-mastectomy-with-routine-surveillance-for-unilateral-sporadic-breast-cancer
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Robert C Keskey, A Scott LaJoie, Brad S Sutton, In K Kim, William G Cheadle, Kelly M McMasters, Nicolas Ajkay
BACKGROUND: Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) rates in younger women with unilateral breast cancer have more than doubled. Studies of cost and quality of life of the procedure remain inconclusive. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness analysis using a decision-tree model in TreeAge Pro 2015 was used to compare long-term costs and quality of life following unilateral mastectomy (UM) with routine surveillance versus CPM for sporadic breast cancer in women aged 45 years...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938728/modeling-of-live-birth-rates-and-cost-effectiveness-of-oocyte-cryopreservation-for-cancer-patients-prior-to-high-and-low-risk-gonadotoxic-chemotherapy
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B Lyttle Schumacher, N Grover, T Mesen, A Steiner, J Mersereau
STUDY QUESTION: What is the live-birth rate (LBR) and cost-effectiveness of fertility preservation with oocyte cryopreservation (FP-OC) compared to expectant management in cancer patients age 25-40 based on estimated gonadotoxicity of treatments 5 years after cancer diagnosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oocyte cryopreservation prior to cancer treatment is more costly, yet more effective (producing more live births), than not undergoing oocyte cryopreservation but it is most beneficial for patients undergoing high-risk chemotherapy (HRC)...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819067/health-economics-of-targeted-intraoperative-radiotherapy-targit-iort-for-early-breast-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-the-united-kingdom
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Anil Vaidya, Param Vaidya, Brigitte Both, Chris Brew-Graves, Max Bulsara, Jayant S Vaidya
OBJECTIVE: The clinical effectiveness of targeted intraoperative radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT) has been confirmed in the randomised TARGIT-A (targeted intraoperative radiotherapy-alone) trial to be similar to a several weeks' course of whole-breast external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in patients with early breast cancer. This study aims to determine the cost-effectiveness of TARGIT-IORT to inform policy decisions about its wider implementation. SETTING: TARGIT-A randomised clinical trial (ISRCTN34086741) which compared TARGIT with traditional EBRT and found similar breast cancer control, particularly when TARGIT was given simultaneously with lumpectomy...
August 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738454/-development-of-markov-models-for-economics-evaluation-of-strategies-on-hepatitis-b-vaccination-and-population-based-antiviral-treatment-in-china
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P C Yang, S X Zhang, P P Sun, Y L Cai, Y Lin, Y H Zou
Objective: To construct the Markov models to reflect the reality of prevention and treatment interventions against hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, simulate the natural history of HBV infection in different age groups and provide evidence for the economics evaluations of hepatitis B vaccination and population-based antiviral treatment in China. Methods: According to the theory and techniques of Markov chain, the Markov models of Chinese HBV epidemic were developed based on the national data and related literature both at home and abroad, including the settings of Markov model states, allowable transitions and initial and transition probabilities...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488257/a-comparison-of-four-software-programs-for-implementing-decision-analytic-cost-effectiveness-models
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REVIEW
Chase Hollman, Mike Paulden, Petros Pechlivanoglou, Christopher McCabe
The volume and technical complexity of both academic and commercial research using decision analytic modelling has increased rapidly over the last two decades. The range of software programs used for their implementation has also increased, but it remains true that a small number of programs account for the vast majority of cost-effectiveness modelling work. We report a comparison of four software programs: TreeAge Pro, Microsoft Excel, R and MATLAB. Our focus is on software commonly used for building Markov models and decision trees to conduct cohort simulations, given their predominance in the published literature around cost-effectiveness modelling...
May 9, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481128/traditional-growing-rod-versus-magnetically-controlled-growing-rod-for-treatment-of-early-onset-scoliosis-cost-analysis-from-implantation-till-skeletal-maturity
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Carlos King Ho Wong, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Prudence Wing Hang Cheung, Cindy Lo Kuen Lam, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
PURPOSE: To compare the yearly cost involved per patient in the use of magnetically controlled growing rod (MCGR) and traditional growing rods (TGRs) in the treatment of early onset scoliosis (EOS) and to assess the overall cost burden of MCGR with reference to patient and health-care infrastructure. METHODS: For a hypothetical case of a 5-year-old girl with a diagnosis of EOS, a decision-tree model using TreeAge Software was developed to simulate annual health state transitions and compare the 8-year accumulative direct, indirect, and total cost among the four groups: (1) dual MCGRs with exchange every 2 years, (2) dual MCGRs with exchange every 3 years, (3) TGR with surgical distraction every year, and (4) TGR with surgical distraction every 6 months...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404532/cost-effectiveness-and-cost-utility-of-community-screening-for-glaucoma-in-urban-india
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Denny John, Rajul Parikh
OBJECTIVES: Population-based screening for glaucoma has been demonstrated to be cost-effective if targeted at high-risk groups such as older adults and those with a family history of glaucoma, and through use of a technician for conducting initial assessment rather than a medical specialist. This study attempts to investigate the cost-effectiveness of a hypothetical community screening and subsequent treatment programme for glaucoma in comparison with current practice (i.e. with no screening programme but with some opportunistic case finding) in the urban areas of India...
July 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256925/markov-chain-decision-model-for-urinary-incontinence-procedures
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Sameer Kumar, Nidhi Ghildayal, Neha Ghildayal
Purpose Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common chronic health condition, a problem specifically among elderly women that impacts quality of life negatively. However, UI is usually viewed as likely result of old age, and as such is generally not evaluated or even managed appropriately. Many treatments are available to manage incontinence, such as bladder training and numerous surgical procedures such as Burch colposuspension and Sling for UI which have high success rates. The purpose of this paper is to analyze which of these popular surgical procedures for UI is effective...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197765/a-cost-analysis-of-stenting-in-uncomplicated-semirigid-ureteroscopic-stone-removal
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Stephan Seklehner, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, Richard Lee, Paul F Engelhardt, Claus Riedl, Thomas Kunit
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome and the costs of stenting in uncomplicated semirigid ureteroscopic stone removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A decision tree model was created to evaluate the economic impact of routine stenting versus non-stenting strategies in uncomplicated ureteroscopy (URS). Probabilities of complications were extracted from twelve randomized controlled trials. Stone removal costs, costs for complication management, and total costs were calculated using Treeage Pro (TreeAge Pro Healthcare version 2015, Software, Inc, Williamstown Massachusetts, USA)...
May 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939409/cost-effectiveness-of-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-versus-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-massive-rotator-cuff-tears-in-patients-with-pseudoparalysis-and-nonarthritic-shoulders
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Grant J Dornan, J Christoph Katthagen, Dimitri S Tahal, Maximilian Petri, Joshua A Greenspoon, Patrick J Denard, Stephen S Burkhart, Peter J Millett
PURPOSE: To determine the most cost-effective treatment strategy for patients with massive rotator cuff tears and pseudoparalysis of the shoulder without osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral joint (PP without OA). Specifically, we aimed to compare arthroscopic rotator cuff repair (ARCR) versus reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) and investigate the effect of patient age on this decision. METHODS: A Markov decision model was used to compare 3 treatment strategies for addressing PP without OA: (1) ARCR with option to arthroscopically revise once, (2) ARCR with immediate conversion to RTSA on potential failure, and (3) primary RTSA...
April 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845027/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-use-of-therapeutic-monitoring-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-alpha-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibitors-lisa-tracker%C3%A2-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-elisa-kits-tnf-%C3%AE-blocker-elisa-kits-and-promonitor%C3%A2-elisa-kits-versus-standard-care
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Karoline Freeman, Martin Connock, Peter Auguste, Sian Taylor-Phillips, Hema Mistry, Deepson Shyangdan, Rachel Court, Ramesh Arasaradnam, Paul Sutcliffe, Aileen Clarke
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Systematic reviews and economic modelling of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of therapeutic monitoring of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors [using LISA-TRACKER(®) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits (Theradiag, Marne La Vallee, France, or Alpha Laboratories, Heriot, UK), TNF-α-Blocker ELISA kits (Immundiagnostik AG, Bensheim, Germany) and Promonitor(®) ELISA kits (Proteomika, Progenika Biopharma, Bizkaia, Spain)] versus standard care for Crohn's disease (CD)...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
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