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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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Fingolimod in RRMS: indication of added benefit in certain patients

2015-07-01 Based on new analyses conducted by the drug manufacturer, an advantage can be determined in two instead of only one patient group. There are now indications instead of a hint.  read more Link to "Fingolimod in RRMS: indication of added benefit in certain patients"

Report on treatment of patients with haemophilia published

2015-06-25 For patients with severe haemophilia A, studies provide both hints and an indication of an added benefit of prophylactic versus on-demand treatment with factor concentrates.  read more Link to "Report on treatment of patients with haemophilia published"

New study again shows: more strokes with intracranial stents

2015-06-18 The VISSIT study confirms the assessment by IQWiG. If, after a stroke, patients also have stents inserted into blood vessels of the brain, new strokes occur considerably more often.  read more Link to "New study again shows: more strokes with intracranial stents"

Vision screening in preschool-aged children: benefit and harm still unclear

2015-06-17 No new screening studies were identified in an update search. The only new treatment study provided no evidence for a benefit of an earlier start of treatment.  read more Link to "Vision screening in preschool-aged children: benefit and harm still unclear"

Aflibercept in macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion: no hint of added benefit

2015-06-15 No added benefit can be derived from the dossier because the drug manufacturer presented no relevant data. This is the fourth assessment according to AMNOG that IQWiG has conducted of this drug.  read more Link to "Aflibercept in macular oedema after branch retinal vein occlusion: no hint of added benefit"

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Gastritis

Gastritis is a common condition. Acute gastritis is accompanied by stomach pains, feeling full, heartburn, and nausea. Common causes of gastritis include an infection with bacteria and taking anti-inflammatory painkillers. Symptoms usually go away on their own after a few days.  read more (Link to "Gastritis" – opens in a new window)

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