Updating results

Grenz rays therapy for inflammatory skin conditions (IPG236)

Evidence-based recommendations on Grenz rays therapy for treating inflammatory skin conditions (including eczema and psoriasis)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2007

Laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) for chronic pelvic pain (IPG234)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) for treating chronic pelvic pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2007

Serial transverse enteroplasty procedure (STEP) for bowel lengthening in parenteral nutrition-dependent children (IPG232)

Evidence-based recommendations on serial transverse enteroplasty procedure (STEP) for bowel lengthening in children with short bowel syndrome (SBS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2007

Laparoscopic repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IPG229)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic repair (keyhole surgery) to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2007

Arthroscopic knee washout, with or without debridement, for the treatment of osteoarthritis (IPG230)

Evidence-based recommendations on arthroscopic knee washout, with or without debridement, for treating osteoarthritis

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2007

Therapeutic percutaneous image-guided aspiration of spinal cysts (IPG223)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic percutaneous image-guided aspiration to drain spinal cysts

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2007 Last updated August 2007

Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error (IPG225)

Evidence-based recommendations on corneal implants to treat refractive error (short-sightedness)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2007

Laparoscopic deroofing of simple renal cysts (IPG226)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic deroofing of simple renal (kidney) cysts

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2007

Corneal implants for keratoconus (IPG227)

Evidence-based recommendations on corneal implants for keratoconus to restore eyesight

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2007

Endoscopic augmentation of the lower oesophageal sphincter using hydrogel implants for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG222)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic augmentation of the lower oesophageal sphincter using hydrogel implants for gastro-oesophageal reflux

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2007

Therapeutic sialendoscopy (IPG218)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic sialendoscopy to treat blocked salivary glands (including sialolithiasis, salivary stones)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2007

Lower limb deep vein valve reconstruction for chronic deep venous incompetence (IPG219)

Evidence-based recommendations on lower limb deep vein valve reconstruction for treating chronic deep venous incompetence (CVI, venous insufficiency)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2007

Tissue-cultured limbal stem cell allograft transplantation for regrowth of corneal epithelium (IPG216)

Evidence-based recommendations on cultivated stem cell transplant to treat limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2007

Laparoscopic nephrolithotomy and pyelolithotomy (IPG212)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic nephrolithotomy and pyelolithotomy for treating renal (kidney) stones

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2007

Microwave ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (IPG214)

Evidence-based recommendations on microwave ablation of for treating hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2007

Laparoscopic insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheter (IPG208)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheter for treating end-stage renal disease (kidney failure)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2007

Implantation of accommodating intraocular lenses for cataract (IPG209)

Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of accommodating intraocular lenses for treating cataracts

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2007

Injectable bulking agents for faecal incontinence (IPG210)

Evidence-based recommendations on injectable bulking agents for treating faecal incontinence (bowel or anal incontinence)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2007

Radiofrequency-assisted liver resection (IPG211)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency-assisted liver resection for treating primary or secondary liver cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2007

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (IPG204)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for treating pancreatic tumours (benign or malignant) or chronic pancreatitis

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Fetal cystoscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of lower urinary outflow tract obstruction (IPG205)

Evidence-based recommendations on fetal cystoscopy for diagnosing and treating lower urinary outflow tract blockage in unborn babies

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Palliative photodynamic therapy for advanced oesophageal cancer (IPG206)

Evidence-based recommendations on palliative photodynamic therapy (PDT/blue light therapy) for treating advanced oesophageal (gullet) cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Intramedullary distraction for lower limb lengthening (IPG197)

Evidence-based recommendations on intramedullary distraction for lower limb (leg bones) lengthening

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Photodynamic therapy for early-stage oesophageal cancer (IPG200)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy (PDT) for early-stage oesophageal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Fetal vesico–amniotic shunt for lower urinary tract outflow obstruction (IPG202)

Evidence-based recommendations on fetal vesico–amniotic shunt for treating lower urinary tract outflow blockage in unborn babies

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Intrauterine laser ablation of placental vessels for the treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (IPG198)

Evidence-based recommendations on intrauterine laser ablation of placental vessels (laser surgery) for treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Septostomy with or without amnioreduction for the treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (IPG199)

Evidence-based recommendations on septostomy with or without amnioreduction for treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Therapeutic amnioinfusion for oligohydramnios during pregnancy (excluding labour) (IPG192)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic amnioinfusion for treating oligohydramnios (lack of amniotic fluid ) during pregnancy (excluding labour)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2006

Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (IPG193)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for treating localised prostate cancer (carcinoma)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2006

Insertion of pleuro–amniotic shunt for fetal pleural effusion (IPG190)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of pleuro–amniotic shunt for treating fetal pleural effusion during pregnancy

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2006

Deep brain stimulation for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease) (IPG188)

Evidence-based recommendations on deep brain stimulation (permanent electrodes planted in brain) for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2006

High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG184)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation (AF) in association with other cardiac surgery

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Tonsillectomy using laser (IPG186)

Evidence-based recommendations on tonsillectomy (removing tonsils) using laser to cut tonsils and seal blood vessels

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (IPG187)

Evidence-based recommendations on catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (placing small wireless capsule in gullet to check the level of acid)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Short-term circulatory support with left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to cardiac transplantation or recovery (IPG177)

Evidence-based recommendations on short-term circulatory support with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as a bridge to heart transplantation or recovery

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2006

Tonsillectomy using ultrasonic scalpel (IPG178)

Evidence-based recommendations on tonsillectomy (removing tonsils) using ultrasonic scalpel (high-energy waves to cut tonsils and stop bleeding)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2006

Percutaneous cementoplasty for palliative treatment of bony malignancies (IPG179)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous cementoplasty for palliative treatment of bony malignancies

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2006

Percutaneous laser therapy for fetal tumours (IPG180)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous laser therapy for fetal tumours

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2006

Living-donor lung transplantation for end-stage lung disease (IPG170)

Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor lung transplantation for end-stage lung disease

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation for the treatment of endometriosis (IPG171)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation (plasma beam) for treating endometriosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

High dose rate brachytherapy in combination with external-beam radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer (IPG174)

Evidence-based recommendations on high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy in combination with external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for localised prostate cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Percutaneous fetal balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (IPG176)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous fetal balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (IPG168)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006

Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (IPG166)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (osteoporotic breaks in the back)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006

Retrograde urethral sphincterometry (IPG167)

Evidence-based recommendations on retrograde uretral sphincterometry (to test urethral function)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006

Stimulated graciloplasty for faecal incontinence (IPG159)

Evidence-based recommendations on stimulated graciloplasty for faecal incontinence (creating a new anal sphincter muscle)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix (IPG160)

Evidence-based recommendations on high dose rate brachytherapy for carinoma of the cervix (cervical cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (IPG161)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (PEC)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (IPG157)

Evidence-based recommendations on endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (heavy periods/menstrual bleeding)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer (IPG158)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer (keyhole surgery to remove lymph nodes)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006