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What is the effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication compared with medical management in people with GORD that does not respond to optimal proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment?

Recommendation ID CG184/2 Question What is the effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication compared with medical management in people with

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the appropriate indications, effectiveness and safety of LDL apheresis in people with heterozygous FH?

Recommendation ID CG71/4 Question What are the appropriate indications, effectiveness and safety of LDL apheresis in people with heterozygous

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of differing doses of lipid-modifying therapy in children with FH?

Recommendation ID CG71/3 Question What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of differing doses of lipid-modifying therapy in children

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Does early review of service provision and referral to additional specialist palliative care services improve outcomes for adults with progressive non-cancer disease thought to be approaching the end of their life?

Recommendation ID NG142/1 Question Does early review of service provision and referral to additional specialist palliative care services

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the role of educational models and psycho-behavioural interventions in prevention of diabetic foot complications?

Recommendation ID NG19/3 Question What is the role of educational models and psycho-behavioural interventions in prevention of diabetic

Research recommendation Published November 2019

When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or the multidisciplinary foot care service?

Recommendation ID NG19/2 Question When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the benefits of planned, regular community-based reviews compared with as-required review of non-cancer patients approaching the end of their life?

Recommendation ID NG142/3 Question What are the benefits of planned, regular community-based reviews compared with as-required review of

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Does treatment response relate to cause in infantile spasms? Does early treatment success in seizure control and resolution of the hypsarrhythmic EEG influence the long-term developmental and cognitive outcomes more than the underlying cause of the spasms?

Recommendation ID CG137/3 Question Does treatment response relate to cause in infantile spasms? Does early treatment success in seizure

Research recommendation Published November 2019

In infants, children and young people with overt or occult reflux, is fundoplication effective in reducing acid reflux as determined by oesophageal pH monitoring?

Recommendation ID NG1/3 Question In infants, children and young people with overt or occult reflux, is fundoplication effective in reducing

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the optimal way of discharging people approaching the end of their life from hospitals back to their place of residence?

Recommendation ID NG142/4 Question What is the optimal way of discharging people approaching the end of their life from hospitals back to

Research recommendation Published November 2019

When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or the multidisciplinary foot care service?

Recommendation ID NG19/2 Question When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What specialist investigations should be conducted to exclude a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia in people with uninvestigated dyspepsia that does not respond to PPIs or H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) despite optimum primary care?

Recommendation ID CG184/5 Question What specialist investigations should be conducted to exclude a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia in

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the symptoms of GORD in infants, children and young people with a neurodisability?

Recommendation ID NG1/1 Question What are the symptoms of GORD in infants, children and young people with a neurodisability? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published November 2019

In people who experience symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or symptoms suggestive of GORD, what patient characteristics, risk factors and predictors indicate when endoscopy is needed to exclude Barrett's oesophagus?

Recommendation ID CG184/1 Question In people who experience symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or symptoms suggestive

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the long-term effects of statin therapy on sub-clinical atherosclerosis in children with FH who are treated with statin therapy?

Recommendation ID CG71/2 Question What are the long-term effects of statin therapy on sub-clinical atherosclerosis in children with FH who

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG663/1 Question Evidence on the safety and efficacy of midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis is inadequate

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Does intensive monitoring of people at risk of diabetic foot disease reduce the morbidity associated with developing the disease and is such monitoring cost effective?

Recommendation ID NG19/1 Question Does intensive monitoring of people at risk of diabetic foot disease reduce the morbidity associated with

Research recommendation Published November 2019

How often should people with diabetic foot problems (foot ulcers, soft tissue infections, osteomyelitis or gangrene) be reviewed?

Recommendation ID NG19/8 Question How often should people with diabetic foot problems (foot ulcers, soft tissue infections, osteomyelitis

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What specialist management is effective for people whose symptoms do not respond to PPIs despite optimum primary care, or for people whose symptoms return after surgery?

Recommendation ID CG184/4 Question What specialist management is effective for people whose symptoms do not respond to PPIs despite optimum

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the most effective and safest AED to treat: established (usually lasting longer than 30 minutes) convulsive status epilepticus refractory convulsive status epilepticus?

Recommendation ID CG137/4 Question What is the most effective and safest AED to treat: established (usually lasting longer than 30

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using different thresholds of LDL‑C concentration in primary care case finding?

Recommendation ID CG71/1 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using different thresholds of LDL‑C concentration in primary

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the implications of FH for the safety of a mother during pregnancy and what are the risks of fetal malformations attributable to pharmacological therapies

Recommendation ID CG71/5 Question What are the implications of FH for the safety of a mother during pregnancy and what are the risks of

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the effectiveness of different footwear, insoles and orthoses in the prevention of foot problems?

Recommendation ID NG19/7 Question What is the effectiveness of different footwear, insoles and orthoses in the prevention of foot problems

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What strategies may be useful in the prevention of Charcot arthropathy?

Recommendation ID NG19/4 Question What strategies may be useful in the prevention of Charcot arthropathy? Any explanatory notes(if

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the optimal regimen for general anaesthesia for women having surgical abortion?

Recommendation ID NG140/7 Question What is the optimal regimen for general anaesthesia for women having surgical abortion? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What local anaesthetic techniques are most effective for women having surgical abortion?

Recommendation ID NG140/5 Question What local anaesthetic techniques are most effective for women having surgical abortion? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the optimal antibiotic prophylaxis regimen for women who are having a surgical abortion?

Recommendation ID NG140/1 Question What is the optimal antibiotic prophylaxis regimen for women who are having a surgical abortion?

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Should women having a surgical abortion up to and including 10+0 weeks' gestation have anti-D prophylaxis if they are RhD (or D) negative?

Recommendation ID NG140/3 Question Should women having a surgical abortion up to and including 10+0 weeks' gestation have anti-D prophylaxis

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Which automated blood pressure monitors are suitable for people with hypertension and atrial fibrillation?

Recommendation ID NG136/1 Question Which automated blood pressure monitors are suitable for people with hypertension and atrial fibrillation

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the optimum blood pressure target for people aged over 80 with treated primary hypertension?

Recommendation ID NG136/3 Question What is the optimum blood pressure target for people aged over 80 with treated primary hypertension?

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the most effective and acceptable methods of cervical priming before dilatation and evacuation after 16+0 weeks' gestation?

Recommendation ID NG140/2 Question What are the most effective and acceptable methods of cervical priming before dilatation and evacuation

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Apart from culture, what other diagnostic tests or combinations of tests are effective inestablishing an accurate diagnosis of active respiratory TB in children and young people withsuspected active TB?

Recommendation ID NG33/2 Question Apart from culture, what other diagnostic tests or combinations of tests are effective inestablishing

Research recommendation Published November 2019

The evidence on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure raises no major safety concerns. However, the evidence on efficacy is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG655 Question The evidence on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure raises no major

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of low-energy contact X‑ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG659/1 Question Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of low-energy contact X‑ray brachytherapy (the Papillon

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of implant insertion for prominent ears is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG660/1 Question Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of implant insertion for prominent ears is inadequate in

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG661/1 Question Evidence on the safety and efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma is inadequate

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore the procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG652/1 Question Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe

Research recommendation Published November 2019