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Asthma: medicines safety priorities (KTT5)

KTT5 Asthma: medicines safety priorities Key points Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics (KTT9)

KTT9 Antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics Key points Antimicrobial resistance

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities (KTT12)

KTT12 Type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities Key points The NICE

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Biosimilar medicines (KTT15)

KTT15 Biosimilar medicines Options for local implementation Biosimilar medicines have

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated February 2018

Multimorbidity and polypharmacy (KTT18)

KTT18 Multimorbidity and polypharmacy Key points Multimorbidity is associated with

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Renin-angiotensin system drugs: dual therapy (KTT2)

KTT2 Renin-angiotensin system drugs: dual therapy Options for local implementation Dual

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2016

Minocycline (KTT11)

KTT11 Minocycline Options for local implementation Review and, if appropriate, revise

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015

Laxatives (KTT1)

KTT1 Laxatives Options for local implementation Review and, if appropriate, revise prescribing

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015

First-choice antidepressant use in adults with depression or generalised anxiety disorder (KTT8)

KTT8 First-choice antidepressant use in adults with depression or generalised anxiety disorder Options for local implementation

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2016

Chemotherapy dose standardisation (KTT22)

KTT22 Chemotherapy dose standardisation Key points Chemotherapy dose standardisation

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2018 Last updated September 2019

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements (KTT4)

KTT4 KTT4

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015

Three-day courses of antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infection (KTT10)

KTT10 KTT10

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2016

Suicide prevention: optimising medicines and reducing access to medicines as a means of suicide (KTT24)

KTT24 Suicide prevention: optimising medicines and reducing access to medicines as a means of suicide Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

Shared decision making (KTT23)

KTT23 Shared decision making Key points In the context of medicines optimisation, shared

Key therapeutic topic Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

Anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (KTT16)

KTT16 Anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

Lipid-modifying drugs (KTT3)

KTT3 Lipid-modifying drugs Key points The NICE guideline on cardiovascular disease:

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Antipsychotics in people living with dementia (KTT7)

KTT7 Antipsychotics in people living with dementia Key points The risks and limited

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Wound care products (KTT14)

KTT14 Wound care products Key points A large number of wound dressings are available

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Acute kidney injury (AKI): use of medicines in people with or at increased risk of AKI (KTT17)

KTT17 Acute kidney injury (AKI): use of medicines in people with or at increased risk of AKI Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

Hypnotics (KTT6)

KTT6 Hypnotics Key points The risks associated with hypnotics (including melatonin)

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Medicines optimisation in chronic pain (KTT21)

KTT21 Medicines optimisation in chronic pain Key points Controlling chronic pain can

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges (KTT19)

KTT19 Psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges Key points

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (KTT13)

KTT13 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Options for local implementation Review

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2018

Safer insulin prescribing (KTT20)

KTT20 Safer insulin prescribing Key points Several new insulin products have been launched

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

myAIRVO2 for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (MIB161)

Advice on the use of myAIRVO2 (warms and humidifies respiratory gases) for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2018

OxyMask for delivering oxygen therapy (MIB160)

Advice on the use of OxyMask for delivering oxygen therapy to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2018

NephroCheck test to help assess the risk of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients (MIB156)

Advice on the use of NephroCheck test (Ortho Clinical Diagnostics) to help assess acute kidney injury risk in critically ill patients to aid local decision

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2018

AmnioSense for unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy (MIB198)

Advice on the use of AmnioSense (non-invasive diagnostic pad/liner) for unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2019

RIDASCREEN tests for monitoring infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease (MIB109)

Advice on the use of RIDASCREEN tests for monitoring infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2017

FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring (MIB110)

Advice on the use of FreeStyle Libre for monitoring glucose levels in diabetes to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2017 Last updated September 2017

Smart One for measuring lung function (MIB96)

Advice on the use of Smart One for measuring lung function to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2017

eazyplex SuperBug kits for detecting carbapenemase-producing organisms (MIB94)

Advice on the use of eazyplex SuperBug kits for detecting carbapenemase-producing organisms (bacteria) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2017

Smartinhaler for asthma (MIB90)

Advice on the use of Smartinhaler for monitoring the activation of asthma inhalers to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

Alere Afinion CRP for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB81)

Advice on the use of the Alere Afinion CRP for C-reactive protein testing in primary care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

Otovent nasal balloon for otitis media with effusion (MIB59)

Advice on the use of the Otovent nasal balloon for relieving the symptoms of otitis effusion (glue ear) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

Woundchek Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds (MIB83)

Advice on the use of Woundchek Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2016

Needle-free arterial non-injectable connector (MIB85)

Advice on the use of needle-free arterial non-injectable connector through which blood samples can be collected to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2016

FLEXISEQ for osteoarthritis (MIB80)

Advice on the use of FLEXISEQ for treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

QuikRead go for C-reactive protein testing in primary care (MIB78)

Advice on the use of QuickRead go for C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in primary care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

TearLab osmolarity system for diagnosing dry eye disease (MIB47)

Advice on the use of the TearLab osmolarity system for diagnosing dry eye disease to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published December 2015

Icare rebound tonometer to measure intraocular pressure (MIB57)

Advice on the use of the Icare rebound tonometer to measure intraocular pressure and assess the risk of developing glaucoma to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

Prolaris gene expression assay for assessing long-term risk of prostate cancer progression (MIB65)

Advice on the use of the Prolaris gene expression assay for assessing the risk of prostate cancer progression to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

ODFS Pace and Pace XL functional electrical stimulation devices for treating drop foot (MIB56)

Advice on the use of ODFS Pace and Pace XL functional electrical stimulation devices for treating drop foot to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

AccuVein AV400 for vein visualisation (MIB6)

Advice on the use of AccuVein AV400 for vein visualisation (peripheral venous access) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2014

TheraSphere for treating operable and inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (MIB62)

Advice on the use of TheraSphere for treating operable and inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

CareLink network service for remote monitoring of people with cardiac devices (MIB64)

Advice on the use of the CareLink network service for monitoring cardiac devices to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

Mobi-C for cervical disc replacement (MIB70)

Advice on the use of Mobi-C for cervical disc replacement to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2016

Peptest for diagnosing gastro‑oesophageal reflux (MIB31)

Advice on the use of the Peptest for diagnosing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2015

Spiral Flow peripheral vascular graft for treating peripheral arterial disease (MIB34)

Advice on the use of the Spiral Flow peripheral vascular (PV) graft for treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2015

BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel for identifying pathogens in contagious gastroenteritis (MIB32)

Advice on the use of the BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel (EBP) for identifying pathogens in contagious gastroenteritis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2015