Updating results

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

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

Faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel (DG11)

Evidence-based recommendations on faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel

Diagnostics guidance Published October 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

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

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

EGFR‑TK mutation testing in adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (DG9)

Evidence-based recommendations on EGFR-TK mutation testing in adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Diagnostics guidance Published August 2013

Intraoperative tests (RD‑100i OSNA system and Metasin test) for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer (DG8)

Evidence-based recommendations on the RD-100i OSNA system and Metasin test for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer

Diagnostics 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

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

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

Peripheral nerve-field stimulation for chronic low back pain (IPG451)

Evidence-based recommendations on peripheral nerve-field stimulations (using low-voltage electricity to mask pain) for chronic low back pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2013

Electrochemotherapy for metastases in the skin from tumours of non-skin origin and melanoma (IPG446)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrochemotherapy for metastases (secondary cancers) in the skin from tumours of non-skin origin and melanoma

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2013

Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for refractory neuropathic pain (IPG450)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) for refractory neuropathic pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2013

Insertion of endobronchial valves for persistent air leaks (IPG448)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of endobronchial valves for treating persistent air leaks from the lungs

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2013

Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins (IPG440)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for treating varicose veins

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2013

Irreversible electroporation for treating renal cancer (IPG443)

Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating renal (kidney) cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2013

Irreversible electroporation for treating liver metastases (IPG445)

Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating liver metastases (secondary cancers)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2013

Irreversible electroporation for treating primary lung cancer and metastases in the lung (IPG441)

Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating primary lung cancer and metastases in the lung

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2013

Autologous blood injection for plantar fasciitis (IPG437)

Evidence-based recommendations on autologous blood injection for treating plantar fasciitis (jogger’s heel)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2013

Deep dermal injection of non-absorbable gel polymer for HIV-related lipoatrophy (IPG439)

Evidence-based recommendations on deep dermal injection of non-absorbable gel polymer for HIV-related lipoatrophy (lipodystrophy/wasting syndrome)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2013

Autologous blood injection for tendinopathy (IPG438)

Evidence-based recommendations on autologous blood injection for treating tendinopathy (injured or damaged tendon)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2013

Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation for right ventricular outflow tract dysfunction (IPG436)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation for treating right ventricular outflow tract dysfunction (RVOT)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2013

WatchBP Home A for opportunistically detecting atrial fibrillation during diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension (MTG13)

Evidence-based recommendations on the WatchBP Home A for opportunistically detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) when diagnosing and managing hypertension

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2013

SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for the investigation of diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption in people with diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) or Crohn's disease without ileal resection (DG7)

Evidence-based recommendations on SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for investigating diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption (BAM)

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2012

Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity (IPG432)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic gastric plication for treating severe obesity

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2012

Radiofrequency cold ablation for respiratory papillomatosis (IPG434)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency cold ablation for treating respiratory papillomatosis (non-cancerous growths in the throat or airways)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2012

Percutaneous laser atherectomy as an adjunct to balloon angioplasty (with or without stenting) for peripheral arterial disease (IPG433)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous laser atherectomy with balloon angioplasty (with or without stenting) for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2012

Depth of anaesthesia monitors – Bispectral Index (BIS), E-Entropy and Narcotrend-Compact M (DG6)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Bispectral Index (BIS), E-Entropy and Narcotrend-Compact M depth of anaesthesia monitors

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2012

SonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) – contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver (DG5)

Evidence-based recommendations on theSonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver

Diagnostics guidance Published August 2012

Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode for use during monopolar electrosurgery (MTG11)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode for use during monopolar electrosurgery

Medical technologies guidance Published August 2012