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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing for fetal RHD genotype (DG25)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal RHD genotype

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2016

Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy (MTG45)

Evidence-based decisions on Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2019

PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions (MTG43)

Evidence-based recommendations on PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2019 Last updated August 2019

Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors (MTG44)

Evidence-based recommendations on Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2019

Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain (MTG41)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers (MTG40)

Evidence-based recommendations on Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers (MTG42)

Evidence-based recommendations on UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (MTG38)

Evidence-based recommendations on Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) by detecting inadequate sweat production

Medical technologies guidance Published September 2018

iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain (MTG39)

Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse titanium implant joint fusion system for treating chronic sacroiliac (SI) joint pain (lower back pain)

Medical technologies guidance Published October 2018

Thopaz+ portable digital system for managing chest drains (MTG37)

Evidence-based recommendations on Thopaz+ for people who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2018

Peristeen transanal irrigation system for managing bowel dysfunction (MTG36)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction

Medical technologies 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

The Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (MTG24)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2015 Last updated May 2019

moorLDI2-BI: a laser doppler blood flow imager for burn wound assessment (MTG2)

Evidence-based recommendations on the moorLDI2-BI a laser doppler blood flow imager for burn wound assessment

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2011 Last updated August 2017

The Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds (MTG17)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2014 Last updated March 2019

MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery (MTG8)

Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2011 Last updated February 2018

Pipeline Flex embolisation device with Shield Technology for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms (MTG10)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Pipeline Flex embolisation device with Shield Technology for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2012 Last updated January 2019

Ambu aScope4 Broncho for use in unexpected difficult airways (MTG14)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Ambu aScope4 Broncho for use in unexpected difficult airways

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2013 Last updated June 2019

XprESS multi sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis (MTG30)

Evidence-based recommendations on the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis after medical treatment has failed

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2016

EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing (MTG12)

Evidence-based recommendations on the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2013 Last updated October 2019

SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (MTG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (central venous catheters/CVCs)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2017

ENDURALIFE powered CRT-D devices for treating heart failure (MTG33)

Evidence-based recommendations on ENDURALIFE-powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) devices for treating heart failure

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2017