- Recommendation ID
- NICE encourages further research into insertion of a collagen plug to close an abdominal wall enterocutaneous fistula. Research should ideally take the formof prospective studies that compare the course of the enterocutaneous fistula (its natural history) with and without use of the procedure. Reports should record the conditions underlying all fistulas that are treated, their location, whether they are high or low output, and details of previous treatments. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.
- Any explanatory notes
- Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of insertion of a collagen plug to close an abdominal wall enterocutaneous fistula is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Insertion of a collagen plug to close an abdominal wall enterocutaneous fistula
- Date issued
- November 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|