Recommendation ID

Further research including the use of observational data from registries should provide information on patient selection, safety outcomes, quality of life, long-term
outcomes and the position of the procedure in the treatment pathway. NICE may update the guidance on publication of further evidence.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea is limited 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
Hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea
Date issued
November 2017

Other details

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  
Last Reviewed 30/11/2017