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  1. The committee noted that there was no clinical evidence showing that having sodium zirconium cyclosilicate improved length or quality of life or allowed patients to stay on optimal doses of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors. It therefore considered that it would be valuable to have studies comparing sodium zirconium cyclosilicate plus standard care with standard care alone in people with confirmed hyperkalaemia of 6.0 mmol/litre and above, and that these should investigate: mortality disease progression patterns of RAAS inhibitor use healthcare utilisation, and health-related quality of life.

    Recommendation ID TA599/1 Question The committee noted that there was no clinical evidence showing that having sodium zirconium cyclosilicate

  2. The committee noted that there was no clinical evidence showing that having patiromer improved length or quality of life or allowed patients to stay on optimal doses of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors. It therefore considered that it would be valuable to have studies comparing patiromer plus standard care with standard care alone in people with confirmed hyperkalaemia of 6.0 mmol/litre and above, and that these should investigate: - mortality- disease progression- patterns of RAAS inhibitor use- healthcare utilisation and- health-related quality of life. The committee recalled that the DIAMOND trial is ongoing and may help to provide evidence on mortality (see section 3.11). However, the trial is not going to complete until 2022. The committee concluded that the guidance should be reviewed when evidence from DIAMOND is available.

    Recommendation ID TA623/1 Question The committee noted that there was no clinical evidence showing that having patiromer improved length

  3. Current evidence on the safety of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg shows there are well-recognised but infrequent complications. For acute iliofemoral DVT the evidence on efficacy is limited in quality and quantity, therefore this procedure should only be used with  special arrangements   for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.

    Recommendation ID IPG651/1 Question Current evidence on the safety of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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]

  7. What are the challenges and potential solutions for UK employers and employees in micro-, small- and medium-sized organisations (which may not have easy access to additional services such as employee assistance programmes or occupational health services) in ensuring sickness policy is managed effectively and facilitating return to work?

    Recommendation ID NG146/5 Question What are the challenges and potential solutions for UK employers and employees in micro-, small- and