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Self-administered high-flow therapy for COPD and type 1 respiratory failure: benefit not proven

Due to a lack of meaningful study data, no benefit can be derived. As the legal requirements for a potential of the intervention are...


Remdesivir in COVID-19: Indication of considerable added benefit for a part of the patients

COVID-19 patients with pneumonia who do not yet require high-flow oxygen therapy benefit from remdesivir: they recover more quickly and t...


Information Retrieval Meeting 2022 – Call for abstracts

Contributions to IQWiG's first Information Retrieval Meeting can be submitted until 15 October 2021. Topic: Transition into the Digital Age


High-risk medical devices: §137h assessments restarted in Germany with 7 new invasive procedures

Target destruction of brain tissue with focused ultrasound can offer advantages for severe tremor. For 6 procedures, the benefit is...

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Sinusitis is an inflammation of the membranes lining the paranasal sinuses (air-filled spaces around the nose) and the nose itself. It is also known as "rhinosinusitis." "Rhino-" means nose, and "sinus" means a space in the body.


Eczema is a common, chronic, non-infectious skin condition. The main symptom of this inflammatory disease is a very itchy rash. It often affects children. In many cases eczema gets better as the years go by, and it may go away for a while or disappear altogether.