- Recommendation ID
NICE encourages further research into radiofrequency treatment for haemorrhoids, preferably randomised controlled trials. It may update the guidance on publication of further evidence. Outcomes should include pain, secondary haemorrhage, recurrence rate, the need for repeat procedures and quality-of-life measures. Details of patient selection should also be reported.
- Any explanatory notes
Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency treatment for haemorrhoids 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
- Radiofrequency treatment for haemorrhoids
- Date issued
- August 2017
|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|