Pamela Aidelsburger

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Herpes zoster (HZ; shingles) is a common viral disease that affects the nerves and surrounding skin causing a painful dermatomal rash and leading to debilitating complications such as, mainly, post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). Currently, there is no effective treatment for HZ and PHN. The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a HZ(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in combination with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (CRT-D) plus Optimal Pharmacological Therapy (OPT) compared to OPT alone in patients with chronic heart failure. A decision analytic model was used to estimate the ICER from a(More)
Based on the German Hepatitis C Model (GEHMO) we developed a Hepatitis C Policy Model and applied it to the heterogeneous German hepatitis C population within the German health care context. We used Markov cohort simulation to predict absolute clinical and economic outcomes for a 20-year time horizon. For the cost-effectiveness analysis, a lifelong time(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically evaluate the long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HPV-based primary cervical cancer screening in the German health care context using a decision-analysis approach. METHODS A Markov-model for HPV-infection and cervical cancer was developed for the German health care context, and applied to evaluate various(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent infections with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are associated with the development of cervical neoplasia. Compared to cytology HPV testing is more sensitive in detecting high-grade cervical cancer precursors, but with lower specificity. HPV based primary screening for cervical cancer is currently discussed in Germany.(More)
Since the coming into force of the GKV-Wettbewerbsstärkungsgesetz ("Act to strengthen competition in the statutory health insurance system") in April 2007, the Gemeinsame Bundesausschuss (G-BA "Federal Joint Committee") can commission the Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen (IQWiG--Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health(More)
Elastic intramedullary nailing represents a new surgical concept in the treatment of unstable shaft fractures in children. The present case control study wanted to examine the superiority of intramedullary nailing in comparison to conservative therapeutic concepts which had been applied so far. 13 children with forearm fractures who were treated initially(More)
Hepatitis C ist eine chronische Erkrankung mit erheblichen Kosten für das Gesundheitswesen. Auf der Basis des deutschen entscheidungsanalytischen „German Hepatitis C Model (GEHMO)“ wurde ein populationsbasiertes Hepatitis-C-Policy-Modell entwickelt, das die heterogene deutsche Hepatitis-C-Bevölkerung und das deutsche Gesundheitssystem widerspiegelt. Für die(More)
OBJECTIVES Systematic screening for chronic hepatitis B and C does not yet exist in Germany. Therefore, the implementation of a screening approach within a preventive medical examination performed by primary care physicians ('Check-Up 35+') was evaluated in a recent prospective multicenter study. The present analysis estimates the financial consequences for(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a worldwide health problem whose prevalence is on the increase. Many obesity-associated diseases require intensive medical treatment and are the cause of a large proportion of health-related expenditures in Germany. Treatment of obesity includes nutritional, exercise and behaviour therapy, usually in combination. The goal of(More)