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Prostatitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG110)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute prostatitis. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing (NG109)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG120)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published February 2019

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing (NG114)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 2018

Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management (NG19)

This guideline covers preventing and managing foot problems in children, young people and adults with diabetes. It aims to reduce variation in practice, including antibiotic prescribing for diabetic foot infections.

NICE guideline Published August 2015 Last updated October 2019

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing (NG112)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG111)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG91)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute otitis media (ear infection). It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute otitis media can be caused by viruses or bacteria. It lasts for about a week, and most children get better in 3 days without antibiotics. Serious complications are rare.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published March 2018

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

Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing (NG113)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published November 2018

Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing (NG117)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing and preventing acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 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

Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG138)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing (NG141)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with cellulitis and erysipelas. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG139)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator-associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Molecular testing strategies for Lynch syndrome in people with colorectal cancer (DG27)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunohistochemistry/microsatellite instability testing to guide tests for Lynch syndrome in people with colon cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published February 2017

Rapid tests for group A streptococcal infections in people with a sore throat (DG38)

Evidence-based recommendations on rapid tests for group A streptococcal (strep A) infections in people aged 5 and over with a sore throat

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2019

Adjunctive colposcopy technologies for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities: the DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and the ZedScan I (DG32)

Evidence-based recommendations on DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and ZedScan I for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities in people having colposcopy

Diagnostics guidance Published April 2018

Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes (DG33)

Evidence-based recommendations on biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure, Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette) to diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes

Diagnostics guidance Published July 2018

Multiple frequency bioimpedance devices to guide fluid management in people with chronic kidney disease having dialysis (DG29)

Evidence-based recommendations on multi frequency bioimpedance devices to guide fluid management for people with chronic kidney disease having dialysis

Diagnostics guidance Published June 2017

Integrated multiplex PCR tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in people with suspected gastroenteritis (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, FilmArray GI Panel and Faecal Pathogens B assay) (DG26)

Evidence-based recommendations on integrated multiplex polymerase chain tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in suspected gastroenteritis

Diagnostics guidance Published January 2017

New generation cardiac CT scanners (Aquilion ONE, Brilliance iCT, Discovery CT750 HD and Somatom Definition Flash) for cardiac imaging in people with suspected or known coronary artery disease in whom imaging is difficult with earlier generation CT scanners (DG3)

Evidence-based recommendations on new generation computed tomography (CT) scanners for cardiac imaging for suspected or known coronary artery disease

Diagnostics guidance Published January 2012 Last updated July 2017

Virtual chromoendoscopy to assess colorectal polyps during colonoscopy (DG28)

Evidence-based recommendations on virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE) using NBI, FICE or i-scan to assess colorectal polyps of 5 mm or less during colonoscopy

Diagnostics guidance Published May 2017

Therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis (DG36)

Evidence-based recommendations on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnostics guidance Published July 2019

Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer (DG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published December 2018

Quantitative faecal immunochemical tests to guide referral for colorectal cancer in primary care (DG30)

Evidence-based recommendations on quantitative faecal immunochemical tests (OC Sensor, HM-JACKarc and FOB Gold) to guide GP referral for colorectal cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published July 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

Point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast (DG37)

Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2019

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

Lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care (DG35)

Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care

Diagnostics guidance Published May 2019

Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis (IPG637)

Evidence-based recommendations on platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis in adults (deterioration of the articular cartilage and menisci)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy (IPG615)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 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

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

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures (IPG623)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing (IPG622)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing (IPG621)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for severe chronic low back pain (IPG620)

Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears (IPG619)

Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff (shoulder) tears

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina (IPG608)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (IPG607)

Evidence-based recommendations on mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (osteochondral autologous transfer mosaicplasty)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson's disease (IPG606)

Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson’s disease in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

Aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (IPG604)

Evidence-based recommendations on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (using new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

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

Sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (IPG624)

Evidence-based recommendations on sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids (IPG627)

Evidence-based recommendations on superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias (IPG626)

Evidence-based recommendations on leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias (an inserted device to help the heart beat at a normal rate)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG629)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2018