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As an independent scientific institute, IQWiG examines the benefits and harms of medical interventions for patients. We provide information about the advantages and disadvantages of examination and treatment methods in the form of scientific reports and easily understandable health information.

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Press Releases

Haemophilia A and sialorrhoea: comparator therapies not implemented, added benefit not proven

2018-07-02 In two early benefit assessments, IQWiG was unable to derive an added benefit from the data presented because current standards of care were not implemented in the studies.

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Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis can reliably detect trisomy 21

2018-06-27 NIPD can reduce the number of invasive tests and hence the number of test-related miscarriages in women whose foetuses are at an increased risk of trisomy 21.

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English translation of IQWiG’s updated General Methods now available

2018-06-04 IQWiG published its updated methods in 2017, including new chapters on HTA topics proposed by the public and on the assessment of high-risk medical devices. An English translation is now available.

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Prenatal testing of the foetal rhesus factor: test is reliable, but benefit is unclear

2018-05-15 The new non-invasive test, using a blood sample of the pregnant woman, is as reliable as the conventional test using a blood sample of the newborn. Studies on benefit and harm are still lacking.

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Osteoporosis: guidelines cover almost all important health care aspects

2018-05-08 The search update for a possible disease management programme “osteoporosis” showed that integrated concepts of medical and physical rehabilitation were hardly addressed.

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Systematic treatment of periodontal disease: advantage of further therapeutic approaches

2018-04-30 An indication or hint of greater benefit was now shown for six instead of two therapeutic measures. This applies particularly to the attachment level.

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Suitable methods for evidence syntheses with very few studies

2018-04-27 If only 2 to 4 studies are available, meta-analyses often do not lead to informative results. However, suitable methods for evidence syntheses are available, even in the event of sparse evidence.

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Fluoride varnish in the primary dentition can prevent caries

2018-04-26 Regular use of fluoride varnish can prevent caries in primary teeth. Advantages or disadvantages regarding further patient-relevant outcomes remain unclear due to a lack of data.

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Current commenting procedures (Hearings)

Current commenting procedures (Hearings)

No. Title Type Deadline
N17-02 Allogeneic stem cell transplantation in aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma and in T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma on the preliminary report 2018-08-14

Calls for tenders advertised

Calls for tenders advertised

In general, calls for tenders are published in German. Interested parties can check current calls for tenders on the German website.


Easily understandable information for patients and the general community

Bunions

Bunions are among the most common foot deformities. They often don’t cause any problems – or only minor problems. But sometimes the foot becomes increasingly deformed and hurts, making it hard to walk. If measures such as wearing well-fitting shoes and using splints don’t help, surgery is an option.   read more (Link to \Bunions\"" ‚Äì opens in a new window)


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