Updating results

Raloxifene and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women (TA161)

Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2008 Last updated February 2018

Pirfenidone for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (TA504)

Evidence-based recommendations on pirfenidone (Esbriet) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2018

Memokath-051 stent for ureteric obstruction (MTG35)

Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2018

Intrabeam radiotherapy system for adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer (TA501)

Evidence-based recommendations on using Intrabeam radiotherapy during breast-conserving surgery for adults with early breast cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Fulvestrant for untreated locally advanced or metastatic oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer (TA503)

Evidence-based recommendations on fulvestrant (Faslodex) for untreated locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Ibrutinib for treating relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (TA502)

Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG84)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published January 2018

Lenvatinib with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA498)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Kisplyx) with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Oesophago-gastric cancer: assessment and management in adults (NG83)

This guideline covers assessing and managing oesophago-gastric cancer in adults, including radical and palliative treatment and nutritional support. It aims to reduce variation in practice through better organisation of care and support, and improve quality of life and survival by giving advice on the most suitable treatments depending on cancer type, stage and location.

NICE guideline Published January 2018

Ceritinib for untreated ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA500)

Evidence-based recommendations on ceritinib (Zykadia) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Glecaprevir–pibrentasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA499)

Evidence-based recommendations on glecaprevir–pibrentasvir (Maviret) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (NG82)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adults. It aims to improve the speed at which people are diagnosed and treated to prevent loss of sight.

NICE guideline Published January 2018

Golimumab for treating non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (TA497)

Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for severe non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure (IPG602)

Evidence-based recommendations on artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death (IPG603)

Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema (IPG600)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (IPG601)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis (CG128)

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them.

Clinical guideline Published September 2011 Last updated December 2017

Palbociclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA495)

Evidence-based recommendations on palbociclib (Ibrance) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Ribociclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA496)

Evidence-based recommendations on ribociclib (Kisqali) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) (DG14)

Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) to self-monitor blood clotting

Diagnostics guidance Published September 2014 Last updated December 2017

Transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse (IPG599)

Evidence-based recommendations on transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Naltrexone–bupropion for managing overweight and obesity (TA494)

Evidence-based recommendations on naltrexone–bupropion (Mysimba) for managing overweight and obesity in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Cladribine tablets for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA493)

Evidence-based recommendations on cladribine tablets (Mavenclad) for highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management (NG80)

This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. It does not cover managing severe asthma or acute asthma attacks. The investment and training required to implement the guideline will take time. In the meantime, primary care services should implement what they can of the recommendations, using currently available approaches to diagnosis until the infrastructure for objective testing is in place.

NICE guideline Published November 2017

Nivolumab for treating squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after platinum-based chemotherapy (TA490)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck in adults who have had platinum-based chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Vismodegib for treating basal cell carcinoma (TA489)

Evidence-based recommendations on vismodegib (Erivedge) for treating basal cell carcinoma (BCC; non-melanoma skin cancer; rodent ulcers) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Ibrutinib for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (TA491)

Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) in adults after at least 1 therapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (IPG598)

Evidence-based recommendations on hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (IPG597)

Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts (specially treated nerves) to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (bridge gaps)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Trastuzumab emtansine for treating HER2-positive advanced breast cancer after trastuzumab and a taxane (TA458)

Evidence-based recommendations on trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) for treating advanced HER2-positive breast cancer that has been treated before

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2017 Last updated November 2017

Regorafenib for previously treated unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (TA488)

Evidence-based recommendations on on regorafenib (Stivarga) for previously treated gastrointestinal stromal tumours in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Tests in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer (DG31)

Evidence-based recommendations on tests (IOTA ADNEX, Overa, RMI I, ROMA, IOTA Simple Rules) in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2017

Fractures (complex): assessment and management (NG37)

This guideline covers assessing and managing pelvic fractures, open fractures and severe ankle fractures (known as pilon fractures and intra-articular distal tibia fractures) in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance services), emergency departments and major trauma centres. It aims to reduce deaths and long-term health problems by improving the quality of emergency and urgent care.

NICE guideline Published February 2016 Last updated November 2017

Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis (IPG596)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis (IPG595)

Evidence-based recommendations on total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Venetoclax for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA487)

Evidence-based recommendations on venetoclax (Venclyxto) for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Sarilumab for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (TA485)

Evidence-based recommendations on sarilumab (Kevzara) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Aflibercept for treating choroidal neovascularisation (TA486)

Evidence-based recommendations on aflibercept (Eylea) for treating myopic choroidal neovascularisation in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Glaucoma: diagnosis and management (NG81)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing glaucoma in people aged 18 and over. It includes recommendations on testing and referral (case-finding) for chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension, and on effective diagnosis, treatment and reassessment to stop these conditions progressing.

NICE guideline Published November 2017

Nivolumab for previously treated non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA484)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer in adults after

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Nivolumab for previously treated squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA483)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults after chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Sinusitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG79)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sinusitis. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a virus, lasts for about 2 to 3 weeks, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2017

Cataracts in adults: management (NG77)

This guideline covers managing cataracts in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery by optimising service organisation, referral and surgical management, and reducing complications. It further aims to improve the availability of information for people with cataracts before, during and after cataract surgery.

NICE guideline Published October 2017

Cystic fibrosis: diagnosis and management (NG78)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis. It specifies how to monitor the condition and manage the symptoms to improve quality of life. There are also detailed recommendations on treating the most common infections in people with cystic fibrosis.

NICE guideline Published October 2017

Hepatitis B (chronic): diagnosis and management (CG165)

This guideline covers assessing and managing chronic hepatitis B in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve care for people with hepatitis B by specifying which tests and treatments to use for people of different ages and with different disease severities.

Clinical guideline Published June 2013 Last updated October 2017

Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in children and young people (TA482)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in children and young people

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in adults (TA481)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapies for preventing kidney rejection in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Tofacitinib for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (TA480)

Evidence-based recommendations on tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatism) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s (CG89)

This guideline covers the signs of possible child maltreatment in children and young people aged under 18 years. It aims to raise awareness and help health professionals who are not child protection specialists to identify the features of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and fabricated or induced illness.

Clinical guideline Published July 2009 Last updated October 2017