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  1. Ab interno supraciliary microstent insertion with phacoemulsification for primary open-angle glaucoma (IPG605)

    October 2018: The device used in this procedure (CyPass) has been withdrawn by the manufacturer Alcon, because of concerns about its long-term safety. Further details can be found in the Voluntary Field Safety Notice issued by Alcon. Surgeons are advised not to implant this device, to return any unused devices to Alcon and to consider reviewing any patients who have already been implanted with CyPass. Therefore NICE has decided to withdraw its guidance. NICE would consider whether to issue new guidance on ab interno supraciliary microstent insertion with phacoemulsification for primary open-angle glaucoma should evidence using an appropriately CE marked device become available.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites (MTG9)

    Evidence-based recommendations on PleurX for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites

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

    Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema. This involves placing small one-way valves in some airways

  6. Transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (IPG601)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis in adults. This involves using microwaves to

  7. 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

  8. 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. This involves placing a

  9. 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. This involves inserting a mesh to replace tissue that

  10. Processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (IPG597)

    Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities. This involves using a specially treated nerve

  11. 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

  12. Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis (IPG596)

    Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis. This involves joining a blood vessel from outside the

  13. 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

  14. Hysteroscopic sterilisation by insertion of intrafallopian implants (IPG587)

    October 2017: The device used in this procedure (Essure) no longer has a CE mark. The CE mark is necessary for medical devices to be used in EU countries. Therefore NICE has decided to suspend its guidance. NICE would consider whether to issue new guidance on “Hysteroscopic sterilisation by insertion of intrafallopian implants” should evidence including an appropriately CE marked device become available.