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  1. Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG556)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica in adults. This involves removing part of the damaged

  2. Controlled drugs: safe use and management (NG46)

    This guideline covers systems and processes for using and managing controlled drugs safely in all NHS settings except care homes. It aims to improve working practices to comply with legislation and have robust governance arrangements. It also aims to reduce the safety risks associated with controlled drugs.

  3. Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia (IPG550)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults. This involves

  4. Corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis (IPG551)

    Evidence-based recommendations on corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis in

  5. Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine (IPG552)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve to treat cluster headache and migraine in adults. This

  6. Spectra Optia for automatic red blood cell exchange in people with sickle cell disease (MTG28)

    Evidence-based recommendations on Spectra Optia for automated red blood cell exchange in people with sickle cell disease

  7. Angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction (IPG546)

    Evidence-based recommendations on angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction in adults. This involves

  8. Mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke (IPG548)

    Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke in adults. This involves using a device to remove the blood

  9. Normothermic extracorporeal preservation of hearts for transplantation following donation after brainstem death (IPG549)

    Evidence-based recommendations on normothermic extracorporeal preservation of hearts for transplant after brainstem death. This technique is used to store a

  10. Therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn's disease (LISA-TRACKER ELISA kits, IDKmonitor ELISA kits, and Promonitor ELISA kits) (DG22)

    Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic monitoring of tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors (LISA-TRACKER, IDKmonitor and Promonitor ELISA kits)

  11. Integrated sensor-augmented pump therapy systems for managing blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes (the MiniMed Paradigm Veo system and the Vibe and G4 PLATINUM CGM system) (DG21)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the MiniMed Paradigm Veo and Vibe and G4 PLATINUM CGM sensor-augmented pump therapy systems, which combine continuous glucose

  12. Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica (IPG544)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica

  13. Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain (IPG545)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain

  14. Electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG540)

    Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

  15. Joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis (IPG538)

    Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis in adults. This involves offloading and modifying the mechanical environment in

  16. Implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes (IPG534)

    Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes

  17. Developing and updating local formularies (MPG1)

    This guideline covers good practice for developing and updating local formularies in line with statutory requirements. It supports developing formularies that reflect local needs, reduce variation in prescribing, and allow rapid adoption of new medicines and treatments.

  18. Procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (ADVIA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive Kryptor assay, Elecsys BRAHMS PCT assay, LIAISON BRAHMS PCT assay and VIDAS BRAHMS PCT assay) (DG18)

    NICE has assessed the procalcitonin tests (ADVIA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive Kryptor assay, Elecsys BRAHMS PCT assay, LIAISON BRAHMS PCT

  19. Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer (IPG532)

    Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer

  20. Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NG15)

    This guideline covers the effective use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) in children, young people and adults. It aims to change prescribing practice to help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and ensure that antimicrobials remain an effective treatment for infection.

  21. Insertion of a double balloon catheter for induction of labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section (IPG528)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section

  22. Suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (IPG521)

    Evidence-based recommendations on suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (ligament injuries)

  23. Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache (IPG527)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for treating chronic cluster headaches

  24. Insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section (IPG515)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section

  25. Transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum (IPG514)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum for malignant or benign disease of the rectum (including rectal cancer)

  26. Implantation of a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy in people ineligible for heart transplantation (IPG516)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy in people ineligible for heart transplant

  27. Insertion of endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (IPG517)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD])

  28. VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy (MTG22)

    Evidence-based recommendations on VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy

  29. Safe midwifery staffing for maternity settings (NG4)

    This guideline covers safe midwifery staffing in all maternity settings, including at home, in the community, in day assessment units, in obstetric units, and in units led by midwives (both alongside hospitals and free-standing). It aims to improve maternity care by giving advice on monitoring staffing levels and actions to take if there are not enough midwives to meet the needs of women and babies in the service.