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Cystic fibrosis (QS168)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis in infants, children, young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published May 2018

Cystic fibrosis

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2017 Last updated September 2018

Diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in under 5s: diagnosis and management (CG84)

This guideline covers diagnosing, managing and referring infants and young children younger than 5 years who present with acute diarrhoea (lasting up to 14 days) with or without vomiting. It aims to improve the diagnosis and management of infective gastroenteritis and appropriate escalation of care.

Clinical guideline Published April 2009

Complete cytoreduction for pseudomyxoma peritonei (Sugarbaker technique) (IPG56)

Evidence-based recommendations on complete cytoreduction (Sugarbaker technique) for pseudomyxoma peritonei (abnormal tumour that starts in appendix/bowel)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2004

Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic removal of colonic polyps (IPG503)

Evidence-based recommendations on combined endoscopic and laparoscopic removal of colonic polyps (growths)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2014

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management (CG61)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in people aged 18 and over. It details how to accurately diagnose IBS, and aims to improve the quality of life for adults with IBS by promoting effective management using dietary and lifestyle advice, pharmacological therapy and referral for psychological interventions.

Clinical guideline Published February 2008 Last updated April 2017

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in children under 5 in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2013 Last updated January 2019

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: management (CG97)

This guideline covers managing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men over 18. It aims to improve the quality of life for men with LUTS by recommending which assessments they should receive, and when conservative management, drug treatment and surgery can help.

Clinical guideline Published May 2010 Last updated June 2015

Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse (IPG618)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2018

Food allergy in under 19s: assessment and diagnosis (CG116)

This guideline covers assessing and managing food allergy in children and young people under 19. It aims to improve symptoms such as faltering growth and eczema by offering advice on how to identify food allergy and when to refer to secondary or specialist care.

Clinical guideline Published February 2011

Endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (IPG580)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (colonic adenomas/growths)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2017

Insertion of metal rib reinforcements to stabilise a flail chest wall (IPG361)

Evidence-based recommendations on inserting metal rib reinforcements to stabilise a flail chest wall

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2010

Transabdominal artificial bowel sphincter implantation for faecal incontinence (IPG276)

Evidence-based recommendations on transabdominal artificial bowel sphincter implantation for faecal incontinence

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2008

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults (QS114)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome in adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2016

Guidance on the use of liquid-based cytology for cervical screening (TA69)

Evidence-based recommendations on liquid-based cytology (LBC) for cervical screening

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2003

Biodegradable spacer insertion to reduce rectal toxicity during radiotherapy for prostate cancer (IPG590)

Evidence-based recommendations on biodegradable spacer insertion (gel or balloon) to reduce rectal toxicity during radiotherapy for prostate cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2017

Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. Surgery for vaginal vault prolapse (patient decision aid)

time to open the bowels, bleeding from the back passage (anus) or passing mucus. 11 Possible complications after sacrocolpopexy with...

Published April 2019 Last updated April 2019

Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. Surgery for uterine prolapse (patient decision aid)

to the toilet in time, bleeding from the back passage (anus) or passing mucus. NICE thinks that constipation is more likely after sacro-...

Published April 2019 Last updated April 2019

Fertility problems: assessment and treatment (CG156)

This guideline covers diagnosing and treating fertility problems. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve the way fertility problems are investigated and managed.

Clinical guideline Published February 2013 Last updated September 2017

XprESS multi sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis (MTG30)

Evidence-based recommendations on the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis after medical treatment has failed

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2016

Crohn's disease

Everything NICE has said on managing Crohn's disease in children, young people and adults in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2012 Last updated September 2019

Endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema (IPG600)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Secca System for faecal incontinence (MIB66)

Advice on the use of the Secca system for treating faecal incontinence to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

Ulcerative colitis

Everything NICE has said on managing ulcerative colitis in adults, children and young people in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published June 2013 Last updated September 2019

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG84)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published January 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome in adults in primary care in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2012 Last updated May 2019

Otovent nasal balloon for otitis media with effusion (MIB59)

Advice on the use of the Otovent nasal balloon for relieving the symptoms of otitis effusion (glue ear) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

myAIRVO2 for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (MIB161)

Advice on the use of myAIRVO2 (warms and humidifies respiratory gases) for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2018

Integrated multiplex PCR tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in people with suspected gastroenteritis (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, FilmArray GI Panel and Faecal Pathogens B assay) (DG26)

Evidence-based recommendations on integrated multiplex polymerase chain tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in suspected gastroenteritis

Diagnostics guidance Published January 2017

Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women: management (NG123)

This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women aged 18 and over. It also covers complications associated with mesh surgery for these conditions.

NICE guideline Published April 2019 Last updated June 2019

The Vest for delivering high-frequency chest wall oscillation in people with complex neurological needs (MIB159)

Advice on the use of The Vest for delivering high-frequency chest wall oscillation in people with complex neurological needs to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2018

Self-limiting respiratory tract and ear infections – antibiotic prescribing

Everything NICE has said on antibiotic prescribing for self-limiting respiratory tract and ear infections in primary care in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published August 2012 Last updated February 2019

NaviCam for diagnosing gastrointestinal tract conditions (MIB104)

Advice on the use of NaviCam for diagnosing gastrointestinal (GI) tract and small bowel conditions to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2017

Cystic fibrosis: diagnosis and management (NG78)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis. It specifies how to monitor the condition and manage the symptoms to improve quality of life. There are also detailed recommendations on treating the most common infections in people with cystic fibrosis.

NICE guideline Published October 2017

SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for the investigation of diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption in people with diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) or Crohn's disease without ileal resection (DG7)

Evidence-based recommendations on SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for investigating diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption (BAM)

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2012

Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG120)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published February 2019

Food allergy in under 19s

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and assessing food allergy in children and young people in primary care and community settings in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published December 2011 Last updated October 2018

Cystic fibrosis: long-term azithromycin (ESUOM37)

Summary of the evidence on long-term azithromycinoral for treating cystic fibrosis (CF) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published November 2014

Long-acting reversible contraception: levonorgestrel 13.5 mg intrauterine delivery system (ESNM41)

Summary of the evidence on the levonorgestrel intrauterine delivery system (long-acting reversible contraception) to inform local NHS planning...

Evidence summary Published June 2014

Bile acid malabsorption: colesevelam (ESUOM22)

Summary of the evidence on colesevelam for treating bile acid malabsorption (BAM) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published October 2013

Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: long-term azithromycin (ESUOM38)

Summary of the evidence on long-term azithromycin for treating non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published November 2014

BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel for identifying pathogens in contagious gastroenteritis (MIB32)

Advice on the use of the BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel (EBP) for identifying pathogens in contagious gastroenteritis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2015

Severe sialorrhoea (drooling) in children and young people with chronic neurological disorders: oral glycopyrronium bromide (ES5)

Summary of the evidence on oral glycopyrronium bromide for severe sialorrhoea (drooling) in children and young people with chronic neurological disorders

Evidence summary Published February 2017

Active B12 assay for diagnosing vitamin B12 deficiency (MIB40)

Advice on the use of the Active B12 assay for diagnosing vitamin B12 deficiency to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2015

Colistimethate sodium and tobramycin dry powders for inhalation for treating pseudomonas lung infection in cystic fibrosis (TA276)

Evidence-based recommendations on colistimethate sodium and tobramycin dry powders for inhalation for pseudomonas lung infection in cystic fibrosis

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2013

People with cystic fibrosis could be monitored through phone or video messaging, says NICE

Patients with cystic fibrosis could avoid having to travel to specialist clinics if health professionals could monitor them using phone or video messaging.

News Published October 2017 Last updated October 2017