- Recommendation ID
- Further research into endoscopic radiofrequency therapy of the anal sphincter for faecal incontinence should clearly define the patient groups being treated. It should also report the clinical impact in terms of quality of life and long-term outcomes. NICE may review the procedure on publication of further evidence.
- Any explanatory notes
- The evidence on endoscopic radiofrequency therapy of the anal sphincter for faecal incontinence raises no major safety concerns. There is evidence of efficacy in the short term, but in a limited number of patients. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Endoscopic radiofrequency therapy of the anal sphincter for faecal incontinence
- Date issued
- May 2011
|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|