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Completed Reviews

Reviews are systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses of the primary literature. We will perform a review only if valid and timely guidelines, systematic review or meta-analyses are NOT available in the literature. Examples of the types of decisions our reviews inform include those that a task force make during the development of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline, or those that our technology committees make when considering the purchase of a product. Every guideline that we develop is informed by a review, but not every review results in a clinical practice guideline.
  • Transfusion Thresholds for Orthopedic Surgery Patients 1.10
  • Dexmedetomidine for Sedation During Intubation 1.10
  • Update: Low Molecular Weight Heparins for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients 1.10
  • Transfusion Thresholds for Cardiovascular Surgery Patients 12.09
  • Dexmedetomidine for Sedation of Non-Surgical Patients 11.09
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Patients with Influenza-related Respiratory Complications 11.09
  • Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis 10.09
  • Recombinant Factor VIIa for Cardiovascular Surgery 10.09
  • Screening Tests for Recent Heavy Alcohol Use 09.09
  • Symptom-Triggered vs. Fixed-Schedule Treatment In Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome 09.09
  • Albumin Use in Hepatorenal Syndrome and Large Volume Paracentesis 08.09
  • Smoking Cessation for Inpatients 08.09
  • Low Molecular Weight Heparins for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients 08.09
  • Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Elderly Persons 07.09
  • Varenicline for Smoking Cessation 06.09
  • Reprocessing of Arthroscopic Shavers 06.09
  • Reprocessing of Arthroscopic Wands 06.09
  • Reprocessing of Laparoscopic Trocars 06.09
  • Reprocessing of Ultrasonic Scalpels 06.09
  • Post-Operative use of COX-2 Inhibitors in Bone Surgery updated 4.09
  • Reprocessing of Surgical Drills 4.09
  • Hybrid Revascularization 4.09
  • Telemedicine for Critical Care updated 4.09
  • Mechanical Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism after Ambulatory Surgery 03.09
  • Isosmolar Iodixanol vs. Low-Osmomolar Contrast Media 2.09
  • Evidence-based Design for Hospital Noise Reduction 02.09
  • Guidelines for Surgical Pain Management 12.08
  • Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Bariatric Surgery 11.08
  • Skin Substitutes at UPHS 07.08
  • Point of Care Testing for Monitoring Anticoagulation Therapy 5.08
  • Intravenous Injection of Hydrogen Peroxide 4.08
  • Reprocessing of Femoral Vascular Closure Devices 04.08
  • Reprocessing of Cardiac Positioning Devices 04.08
  • Reprocessing of Tourniquet Cuffs 04.08
  • Reprocessing of External Fixation Devices 04.08
  • Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices 03.08
  • Weight-based Dosing Nomograms for Unfractionated Heparin 3.08
  • Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents for MRI 03.08
  • Heparin Flush for Maintaining Patency of Central Venous Catheters 2.08
  • Chlorhexidine Wipes and Baths in the ICU 02.08
  • Dexmedetomidine in Awake Craniotomy 10.07
  • Peri-Operative Blood Conservation in Adults - An Evidence-based Protocol 10.07
  • Osteobiologics at UPHS 9.07
  • Laminar Flow in Operating Rooms 9.07
  • Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Medical Inpatients 08.07
  • Cooling Systems for Neurocritical Care Patients 6.07
  • Induced Hypothermia Post-Cardiac Arrest 6.07
  • VTE Prophylaxis for Ischemic Stroke 6.07
  • Intravenous Immunoglobulins in Transplant Patients 5.07
  • Skin Antiseptics at UPHS 5.07
  • Fondaparinux for treatment of VTE 3.07
  • VTE Prophylaxis for Hip Fracture Patients 2.07
  • VTE Prophylaxis for Medical Inpatients 1.07
  • Weight-based Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Weight-based Unfractionated Heparin for Venous Thromboembolism Treatment 1.07


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