Research and Evaluation, incorporating ASERNIP-S

/for-health-professionals/audits-and-surgical-research/asernip-s/publications/systematic-reviews/

Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

Systematic reviews

Systematic reviews are fundamental tools for decision making by health professionals, consumers and policy makers as they provide conclusions based on research evidence. Systematic reviews involve the review of a clearly formulated research question using systematic and explicit methods to identify, critically appraise and summarise relevant studies according to predetermined criteria or protocol.

Reported outcome of a systematic review can be:

  • synthesised either quantitatively, qualitatively or narratively,
  • included meta-analyses to statistically analyse data,
  • included economic or cost-effectiveness analyses, and/or
  • summarised the results of the included studies.

Our recent systematic reviews are provided below. Contact us to discuss your needs to find out whether we can assist you with similar products.


Protocols of systematic reviews conducted on behalf of the Australian Department of Health for the Protocol Advisory Sub Committee (PASC) of the MSAC

PICO Confirmation:  Purified human alpha1-proteinase inhibitor (A1-PI) for the treatment of alpha1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency leading to COPD, April 2018.

PICO Confirmation: Vagus nerve stimulation for chronic major depressive episodes, December 2017

PICO Confirmation:  Emicizumab for routine prophylaxis to prevent bleeding or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in patients with Haemophilia A, December 2017.

PICO Confirmation: Obstetric MRI, May 2016.

PICO Confirmation: Vertebroplasty for severely painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures of less than 6 weeks duration, May 2016.

Protocol to guide the assessment of microwave tissue ablation for primary and secondary lung cancer, January 2016.

Protocol to guide the assessment of microwave tissue ablation for primary and secondary liver cancer, October 2015.

Protocol to guide the assessment of magnetic resonance imaging of patients with suspected non ischaemic cardiomyopathies, May 2015.

Protocol to guide the assessment of magnetic resonance imaging of liver lesions, December 2014.

Protocol to guide the assessment of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease, December 2014.

Protocol to guide the assessment of vagus nerve stimulation therapy for patients with refractory epilepsy, September 2014.

Protocol to guide the assessment of intravascular ultrasound guided coronary stent insertion, September 2014

Protocol to guide the assessment of transcatheter occlusion of the left atrial appendage for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, June 2014.

Protocol to guide the assessment of foot and ankle services by podiatric surgeons, March 2014.

Protocol to guide the assessment of local anaesthetic nerve blockade for post-surgical analgesia, May 2014.

Protocol to guide the assessment of catheter-based renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension, September 2013.

Decision analytic protocol (DAP) to guide the assessment of bone mineral density analyses using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for women and men aged 50-69 years with risk factors for osteoporosis, July 2013.

Protocol to guide the assessment of bone mineral density analyses using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in breast cancer patients receiving aromatase inhibitor treatment, July 2013.

Decision analytic protocol (DAP) to guide the assessment of bone mineral density analyses using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or quantitative computerised tomography (QCT) for men and women aged 60 - 69 years to assess patient eligibility for alendronate, July 2013.

Decision analytic protocol (DAP) to guide the assessment of the insertion, replacement or removal of a cardiac resynchronisation therapy device capable of defibrillation (CRT-D) for mild chronic heart failure (New York Heart Association Class II), May 2013.

Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) to guide the assessment of ultrasound guidance for major vascular access and percutaneous neural blockade, February 2013.

Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP) to guide the assessment of the insertion of colonic stents for the management of malignant bowel obstructions, August 2011.

These protocols are available from: www.msac.gov.au


Systematic reviews conducted on behalf of the Australian Department of Health for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).

New item numbers and rebates for mobile radiology services, April 2018.

Vertebroplasty for severely painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures of less than 6 weeks duration, April 2018.

mpMRI prostate diagnostic scans, December 2017.

Intraoperative radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer, January 2017.

Lung microwave tissue ablation, September 2016.

Assessment of ultrasound guidance for major vascular access and percutaneous neural blockade, January 2014.

Insertion of colonic stents for the management of malignant large bowel obstructions, November 2012.

Review of interim funded service: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of chronic non-diabetic wounds and non-neurological soft tissue radiation injuries, November 2011.

Review of interim funded service: Artificial intervertebral disc replacement - lumbar, April 2011.

Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation and autologous chondrocyte implantation, December 2010.

Radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's oesophagus with dysplasia, December 2010.

These assessment reports are available from: www.msac.gov.au


Systematic reviews conducted on behalf of the World Health Organization

Systematic review of needs for medical devices for ageing populations , August 2015.


ASERNIP-S Reports

Systematic review on needs for medical devices for older people , February 2013.

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

Surgical simulation for training: skills transfer to the operating room: A systematic review, November 2012.

Credentialing in surgery: A systematic review, October 2011.

Autologous fat transfer for breast augmentation: A systematic review (update), September 2010.

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

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

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

Last update: 13-04-2018