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  1. Vertebral body tethering for idiopathic scoliosis in children and young people (IPG728)

    Evidence-based recommendations on vertebral body tethering for idiopathic scoliosis in children and young people. This involves fixing a cord to screws that have been placed into the vertebral bodies (bone discs in the spine), and pulling it taut to restrict growth on the long side of the spine

  2. Synthetic cartilage implant insertion for first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis (hallux rigidus) (IPG727)

    Evidence-based recommendations on synthetic cartilage implant insertion for first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis (hallux rigidus). This involves replacing damaged cartilage with an artificial (synthetic) implant

  3. Supercapsular percutaneously assisted total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (IPG726)

    Evidence-based recommendations on supercapsular percutaneously assisted total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis in adults. This involves replacing a hip using smaller cuts than are used in standard surgery

  4. Endoanchoring systems in endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (IPG725)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoanchoring systems in endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. This involves using an anchoring device to hold a stent in place to prevent leaks in an aneurysm repair

  5. Personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) using mesh to prevent aortic root expansion and aortic dissection in people with Marfan syndrome (IPG724)

    Evidence-based recommendations on personalised external aortic root support (PEARS) using mesh to prevent aortic root expansion and aortic dissection in people with Marfan syndrome

  6. Intramedullary distraction for upper limb lengthening (IPG722)

    Evidence-based recommendations on intramedullary distraction for upper limb lengthening in children, young people and adults. This involves surgically inserting a metal lengthening device in the shorter arm

  7. 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.

  8. Percutaneous insertion of a cystic duct stent after cholecystostomy for acute calculous cholecystitis (IPG720)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cystic duct stent after cholecystostomy for acute calculous cholecystitis. This involves inserting a tube called a stent into or across the cystic duct. The aim is to allow bile to flow through the tube, bypassing the blockage and preventing further obstruction

  9. Endoscopic full thickness removal of gastrointestinal stromal tumours of the stomach (IPG717)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic full thickness removal of gastrointestinal stromal tumours of the stomach. This involves removing a tumour using an endoscope and forceps. The aim is to remove the tumour without the need for open surgery

  10. Endoscopic balloon dilation for subglottic or tracheal stenosis (IPG719)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic balloon dilation for subglottic or tracheal stenosis. This involves introducing a balloon device with the aim of widening the stenotic airway to improve symptoms

  11. Intramedullary distraction for lower limb lengthening (IPG718)

    Evidence-based recommendations on intramedullary distraction for lower limb lengthening in children, young people and adults. This involves surgically inserting a metal lengthening device in the shorter leg

  12. Microwave ablation for primary or metastatic cancer in the lung (IPG716)

    Evidence-based recommendations on microwave ablation for primary or metastatic cancer in the lung in adults. This involves inserting a probe into the lung, through the skin of the chest, to send microwaves into the cancer cells. This produces heat, aiming to destroy the cancer (ablation)

  13. Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia (IPG715)

    Evidence-based recommendations on stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia in adults. This involves focussing radiation on the trigeminal nerve to damage it, thereby relieving pain