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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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DMP “Chronic heart failure”: guidelines do not cover all health care aspects

2016-01-15 IQWiG has identified recommendations for a potential new DMP. Some concomitant diseases as well as the outpatient-inpatient interface are inadequately depicted in current Guidelines.    read more Link to "DMP “Chronic heart failure”: guidelines do not cover all health care aspects"

Aclidinium bromide in COPD: proof of considerable added benefit for certain patients

2016-01-15 New data show that adults with COPD grade III and fewer than two flare-ups per year have an advantage: These flare-ups are less frequent under aclidinium.  read more Link to "Aclidinium bromide in COPD: proof of considerable added benefit for certain patients"

DMP chronic back pain: guideline recommendations cover all important health care aspects

2016-01-14 IQWiG conducted a search for clinical practice guidelines and identified recommendations for a potential new disease management programme. These recommendations are largely consistent.  read more Link to "DMP chronic back pain: guideline recommendations cover all important health care aspects"

Nivolumab in melanoma: data subsequently submitted improve assessment result

2016-01-07 New analyses on side effects allow the balancing of benefit and harm: The extent of added benefit increased to "considerable" in women with BRAF V600 wt tumour, and to "major" in men.  read more Link to "Nivolumab in melanoma: data subsequently submitted improve assessment result"

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Epilepsy

In epilepsy, certain areas of the brain or all areas of the brain are overactive, sending too many signals. Some people have their first seizure inchildhood, and others have their first seizure in older age. Medication can help to prevent seizures and maintain a good quality of life.  read more (Link to "Epilepsy" – opens in a new window)

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