This guideline covers preventing, detecting and managing acute kidney injury in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve assessment and detection by non-specialists, and specifies when people should be referred to specialist services. This will improve early recognition and treatment, and reduce the risk of complications in people with acute kidney injury.
This guideline covers care for people with a family history of breast, ovarian or another related (prostate or pancreatic) cancer. It aims to improve the long-term health of these families by describing strategies to reduce the risk of and promote early detection of breast cancer (including genetic testing and mammography). It also includes advice on treatments (tamoxifen, raloxifene) and surgery (mastectomy).
This guideline covers support for adults (aged 18 and over) who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health or social care needs. It aims to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support. It covers carers’ assessments, practical, emotional and social support and training, and support for carers providing end of life care.
This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing and managing primary hyperparathyroidism. It aims to improve recognition and treatment of this condition, reducing long-term complications and improving quality of life.
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia
Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on collagen paste for closing an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal
Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth
Evidence-based recommendations on electrically stimulated intravesical chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilation for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction in adults and children
Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation for primary liver cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on midcarpal hemiarthroplasty (using a metal implant to create an artificial wrist joint) for wrist arthritis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on implant insertion for prominent ears in children, young people and adults
Evidence-based recommendations on reducing the risk of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) transmission from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures
In January 2020, we withdrew this guidance to allow for further consultation with stakeholders.