Updating results

Insertion of an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy (IPG506)

Evidence-based recommendations on inserting an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy for treating lumbar disc herniation (slipped disc)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2014

Telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects (IPG505)

Evidence-based recommendations on telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for treating pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2014

Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce skin breakdown in people with or at risk of pressure ulcers (MTG20)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce the development or risk of pressure ulcers caused by skin breakdown

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2014

The ReCell Spray‑On Skin system for treating skin loss, scarring and depigmentation after burn injury (MTG21)

Evidence-based recommendations on the ReCell Spray-On Skin system for treating skin loss, scarring and depigmentation after burn injury

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2014

Combined endoscopic and laparoscopic removal of colonic polyps (IPG503)

Evidence-based recommendations on combined endoscopic and laparoscopic removal of colonic polyps (growths)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2014

Total prosthetic replacement of the temporomandibular joint (IPG500)

Evidence-based recommendations on the total prosthetic replacement of temporomandibular joint (joint between the skull and lower jaw)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2014

Assessing motility of the gastrointestinal tract using a wireless capsule (IPG502)

Evidence-based recommendations on assessing motility of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract using a wireless capsule to investigate motility disorders

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2014

Minimally invasive video‑assisted parathyroidectomy (IPG501)

Evidence-based recommendations on minimally invasive (keyhole) video-assisted parathyroidectomy to remove abnormal parathyroid glands

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2014

Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (IPG499)

Evidence-based recommendations on minimally invasive (keyhole) video-assisted thyroidectomy (surgery to remove the thyroid gland)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2014

Powered microdebrider turbinoplasty for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (IPG498)

Evidence-based recommendations on powdered micodebrider turbinoplasty for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (swollen ridges in the nose)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2014

Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus (IPG497)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for treating squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2014

Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's oesophagus with low‑grade dysplasia or no dysplasia (IPG496)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s oesophagus with low-grade dysplasia or no dysplasia

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2014

Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting (IPG494)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting in coronary artery disease (CAD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2014

The geko device for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (MTG19)

Evidence-based recommendations on the geko device for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2014

Radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (IPG495)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (swollen ridges in the nose that narrow the nasal passage)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2014

The MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (MTG18)

Evidence-based recommendations on the MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2014

Gastroelectrical stimulation for gastroparesis (IPG489)

Evidence-based recommendations on gastroelectrical stimulation for treating gastroparesis

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2014

Chemosaturation via percutaneous hepatic artery perfusion and hepatic vein isolation for primary or metastatic liver cancer (IPG488)

Evidence-based recommendations on chemosaturation via percutaneous hepatic artery perfusion and hepatic vein isolation for primary or metastatic liver cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2014

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary hyperhidrosis of the upper limb (IPG487)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) of the upper limb (palm of hand and armpit)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2014

Arthroscopic radiofrequency chondroplasty for discrete chondral defects of the knee (IPG493)

Evidence-based recommendations on arthroscopic radiofrequency chondroplasty for discrete chondral defects of the articular cartilage in the knee

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2014

Bioresorbable stent implantation for treating coronary artery disease (IPG492)

Evidence-based recommendations on bioresorbable stent implantation for treating coronary artery disease (CHD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2014

Transoral carbon dioxide laser surgery for primary treatment of oropharyngeal malignancy (IPG484)

Evidence-based recommendations on transoral carbon dioxide (CO2) laser surgery for primary treatment of oropharyngeal malignancy (throat cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2014

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute heart failure in adults (IPG482)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (artificial lung) for acute heart failure in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2014

Insertion of a magnetic bead band for faecal incontinence (IPG483)

Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a magnetic bead band for faecal (bowel) incontinence

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2014

Faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (IPG485)

Evidence-based recommendations on faecal microbiota (bacteria) transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile/C. diff) infection

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2014

Managing medicines in care homes (SC1)

This guideline covers good practice for managing medicines in care homes. It aims to promote the safe and effective use of medicines in care homes by advising on processes for prescribing, handling and administering medicines. It also recommends how care and services relating to medicines should be provided to people living in care homes.

Social care guideline Published March 2014

Electrochemotherapy for primary basal cell carcinoma and primary squamous cell carcinoma (IPG478)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrochemotherapy for primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (skin cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2014

Optical coherence tomography to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (IPG481)

Evidence-based recommendations on optical coherence tomography to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (near-infrared light for artery imaging)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2014

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary facial blushing (IPG480)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (cutting off nerve signals to stop blushing) for primary facial blushing

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2014

Insertion of prostatic urethral lift implants to treat lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG475)

Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral lift implants to treat lower tract symptoms secondary to benign prostate hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2014

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for treating and preventing migraine (IPG477)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treating and preventing migraine (headaches)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2014

Arthroscopic trochleoplasty for patellar instability (IPG474)

Evidence-based recommendations on arthroscopic trochleoplasty (keyhole surgery) for treating patellar (kneecap) instability

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2014

Radiofrequency ablation of the soft palate for snoring (IPG476)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation of the soft palate (the roof of the mouth) for snoring

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2014

Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale to prevent recurrent cerebral embolic events (IPG472)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO/hole in the heart) to prevent recurrent cerebral embolic events

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2013

Uterine artery embolisation for treating adenomyosis (IPG473)

Evidence-based recommendations on uterine artery embolisation (blocking blood vessels) for treating adenomyosis (thickening of the womb lining)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2013

Negative pressure wound therapy for the open abdomen (IPG467)

Evidence-based recommendations on negative pressure (vacuum therapy) wound therapy for the open (exposed) abdomen to aid healing

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2013

Implantation of a duodenal–jejunal bypass sleeve for managing obesity (IPG471)

Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a duodenal–jejunal bypass sleeve (temporary implant in the gut) for managing obesity

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2013

Ultra-radical (extensive) surgery for advanced ovarian cancer (IPG470)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultra-radical (extensive) surgery for advanced ovarian cancer (removing cancerous tissue from all organs)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2013

Microwave ablation for treating primary lung cancer and metastases in the lung (IPG469)

Evidence-based recommendations on microwave ablation for treating primary lung cancer and metastases in the lung

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2013

Phrenic nerve transfer in brachial plexus injury (IPG468)

Evidence-based recommendations on phrenic nerve transfer in brachial plexus injury (damage to nerves in neck and shoulder that affects the arm)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2013

Photochemical corneal collagen cross‑linkage using riboflavin and ultraviolet A for keratoconus and keratectasia (IPG466)

Evidence-based recommendations on photochemical corneal collagen cross-linkage using riboflavin and ultraviolet A for keratoconus and keratectasia

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2013

Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG461)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux/ GORD/GERD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2013

Insertion and use of implantable pulmonary artery pressure monitors in chronic heart failure (IPG463)

Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion and use of implantation pulmonary artery pressure monitors for chronic heart failure

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2013

Translaryngeal tracheostomy (IPG462)

Evidence-based recommendations on translaryngeal tracheostomy (a tube passed from inside the windpipe to outside the neck) to aid breathing

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2013

Selective internal radiation therapy for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (IPG460)

Evidence-based recommendations on selective internal radiation therapy for primary hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2013

Insertion of customised exposed titanium implants, without soft tissue cover, for complex orofacial reconstruction (IPG457)

Evidence-based recommendations on inserting customised exposed titanium implants, (without soft tissue cover) for complex orofacial (face) reconstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2013

Insertion of customised titanium implants, with soft tissue cover, for orofacial reconstruction (IPG449)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of customised titanium implants, with soft tissue cover for orofacial (face and jaw) reconstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2013 Last updated July 2013

Selective internal radiation therapy for non-resectable colorectal metastases in the liver (IPG401)

Evidence-based recommendations on selective internal radiation therapy for non-resectable colorectal metastases (cancer) that has spread to the liver

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2011 Last updated May 2013

Occipital nerve stimulation for intractable chronic migraine (IPG452)

Evidence-based recommendations on occiptial nerve stimulation (electrical pulses to mask pain) for intractable chronic migraine (severe headaches)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2013

Corneal inlay implantation for correction of presbyopia (IPG455)

Evidence-based recommendations on corneal inlay implantation (lens replacement surgery) for correcting presbyopia (age-related long-sightedness)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2013