ASERNIP-S reviews and horizon scanning

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Systematic reviews
Rapid reviews
Evidence essentials
Horizon scanning

Other reports

Systematic reviews

Report number 81 - Systematic review on needs for medical devices for older people, February 2013.

Report number 80 - Surgical simulation for training: skills transfer to the operating room (update), November 2012.

Report number 78 - Credentialing in surgery: A systematic review, October 2011.

Report number 70  - Autologous fat transfer for breast augmentation: A systematic review, September 2010.

Original report: Report number 21  - Autologous fat transfer for breast augmentation: A systematic review, February 2002.  

Report number 69  - Treatments for varicose veins: A systematic review, October 2008.

Report number 68  - The effect of fatigue on surgeon performance and surgical outcomes: A systematic review, August 2009. 

Report number 62  - Natural orifice translumenal surgery (NOTES) for intra-abdominal surgery: A systematic review, July 2007.

Report no 80 - Surgical Simulation for training: skills transfer to the operating room: A systematic review, November 2012.

Original report: Report number 61  - Surgical simulation: skills transfer to the operating room. A systematic review, July 2007.

Report number 59  - Scalpel safety in the operative setting: A systematic review, July 2007.

Report number 57  - Centralisation of selected surgical procedures: implications for Australia: A systematic review, July 2007. Appendices

Report number 55  - Permanent and semi-permanent dermal fillers: A systematic review, February 2009.

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Rapid reviews

Report number 82 - Breast prosthesis implantation for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, December 2013.

Report number 75  - Robotic-assisted surgery for urological, cardiac and gynaecological procedures, May 2009.

Report number 74  - Fast-track surgery and enhance recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, March 2009.

Report number 67 - Upper airway surgery for the treatment of adult obstuctive sleep apnoea, October 2008.

Report number 66  - Treatments for varicose veins, October 2008.

Report number 65  - Male non-therapeutic circumcision, October 2008.

Report number 64  - Diagnostic arthroplasty for conditions of the knee; October 2008.

Report number 63  - Clinical treatment for wrist ganglia; October 2008.

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Evidence essentials

Report number 76: Veress needle laparoscopic entry technique, September 2010.

Report number 73: Radiofrequency ablation of renal tumours, March 2010.

Report number 72: Neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy for rectal cancer, August 2009.

Report number 71: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, August 2009.

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Horizon scanning


Image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (PDF 684 KB)

Laser prostatectomy (PDF 505 KB)

Pumpless extracorporeal lung assist device (Novalung) - coming soon

Prioritising summaries

BodyTite LipoTite Liposuction (PDF 111 KB)

Carillon mitral contour system for mitral regurgitation (PDF 168 KB)

Cerecyte (bioactive) coils for intracranial aneurysms (PDF 151 KB)

Cryotherapy for oesophageal cancer (PDF 138 KB)

EndoBarrier gastrointestinal liner for obesity (PDF 194 KB)

Inert liquid-to-solid gels for prostate-rectum separation (PDF 225 KB)

Laparoscopic diaphragm pacing stimulation system (PDF 113 KB)

Laser lead extraction systems (PDF 386 KB)

Microwave ablation for lung cancer (PDF 109 KB)

Multielectrode basket catheter for 3D mapping of atrial fibrillation (PDF 182 KB)

ReCell® system for autologous cell harvesting and delivery (PDF 100 KB)

RhinoChill™ intra-nasal cooling system (PDF 188 KB)

Single incision laparoscopic surgery for appendectomy and nephrectomy (PDF 114 KB)

SpineAssist® miniature surgical positioning robot (PDF 166 KB)

SpyGlass direct visualisation system - coming soon

Stapled transanal rectal resection for obstructed defecation syndrome (PDF 162 KB)

StatScan critical imaging system (PDF 124 KB)

StomaphyX ™ (PDF 100 KB)

Total ankle replacement with uncemented prostheses (PDF 173 KB)

Transaxial anterior lumbar interbody fusion (PDF 108 KB)

Transoral gastroplasty (TOGA® system) for obesity (PDF 112 KB)

Ultrasonic embolic protection device in cardiac surgery (PDF 99 KB)

Watchman left artial appendage occlusion device - coming soon

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Other reports

Report No. 83 - Assistive and medical devices for older people in six countries in the Western Pacific Region: A survey commissioned by the World Health Organisation, May 2014 ( 2.36MB, 62 pages)

Report No. 58 - Review of policies and processes for the introduction of new interventional procedures, July 2007 (PDF 326 KB, 59 pages)

Report No. 60 - Rapid versus full systematic reviews: an inventory of current methods and practice in Health Technology Assessment, July 2007 (PDF 1397 KB, 119 pages)

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