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  1. Episcissors-60 show promise for mediolateral episiotomy. But there is currently not enough evidence to support the case for routine adoption in the NHS. Research is recommended to address uncertainties about the efficacy and safety of using Episcissors-60. This research should: - determine if using Episcissors-60 in addition to other care bundle measures is more effective in achieving an optimal episiotomy angle and in preventing episiotomy-related obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI) than standard episiotomy scissors - include patient-reported outcome measures - address potential equality considerations by ensuring patients at greatest risk of OASI are recruited - determine the relative cost of using Episcissors-60 compared with standard episiotomy scissors.

    Recommendation ID MTG47/1 Question Episcissors-60 show promise for mediolateral episiotomy. But there is currently not enough evidence

  2. What is the clinical and cost effectiveness, post-treatment and at longer-term follow‑up, of family therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents (IPT‑A) compared with each other and with individual CBT in young people aged 12 to 18 years with moderate to severe depression?

    Recommendation ID NG134/3 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness, post-treatment and at longer-term follow‑up, of family

  3. 1.1 Evidence on the safety of electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength in chronic respiratory conditions, chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease shows no major safety concerns. For people who are having an acute exacerbation of their chronic condition and are unable to exercise, evidence of efficacy is adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that standard arrangements are in place for clinical governance, consent and audit.   Find out  what standard arrangements mean on the NICE website . For people who are able to exercise, evidence on efficacy is inadequate in quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. Find out  what only in research means on the NICE website .

    Recommendation ID IPG677 Question 1.1 Evidence on the safety of electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength in chronic respiratory

  4. What is the most clinically and cost-effective follow‑up protocol for people with prostate cancer who have had radical treatment, with specific regard to risk stratification, duration of follow‑up, frequency of follow‑up appointments, the type of examination or blood tests, and the roles of primary and secondary care in follow‑up?

    Recommendation ID NG131/2 Question What is the most clinically and cost-effective follow‑up protocol for people with prostate cancer who

  5. What is the most suitable surveillance protocol (including the role of digital rectal examination [DRE] and prostate-specific antigen [PSA] measures) for people for whom active surveillance is appropriate, as assessed by multiparametric MRI and biopsy, when there are no clinical concerns during follow‑up?

    Recommendation ID NG131/1 Question What is the most suitable surveillance protocol (including the role of digital rectal examination [DRE]

  6. How do the newer AEDs compare in efficacy to the standard AEDs in the treatment of newly diagnosed epilepsy? Focal seizures: carbamazepine, eslicarbazepine acetate, lacosamide, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, pregabalin  and zonisamide. Generalised seizures: lamotrigine, levetiracetam, sodium valproate and zonisamide.

    Recommendation ID CG137/1 Question How do the newer AEDs compare in efficacy to the standard AEDs in the treatment of newly diagnosed epilepsy

  7. Do the direct anterior, direct superior and supercapsular percutaneously assisted (SuperPATH) approaches to hip replacement improve patient-recorded outcome measures and reduce length of hospital stays, revision rates, neurological complications and surgical site infections compared with the posterior and anterolateral approaches?

    Recommendation ID NG157/11 Question Do the direct anterior, direct superior and supercapsular percutaneously assisted (SuperPATH) approaches