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Stretta System for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (MIB74)

Advice on the use of Stretta System for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2016

QTUG for assessing falls risk and frailty (MIB73)

Advice on the use of the Quantitative Timed Up and Go (QTUG) to assess mobility, falls risk and frailty during the standard Timed Up and Go (TUG) test to aid…

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2016

Alair bronchial thermoplasty system for adults with severe difficult to control asthma (MIB71)

Advice on the use of the Alair bronchial thermoplasty system for treating adults with severe, difficult to control asthma to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 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

The hTEE system for transoesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of haemodynamic instability (MIB7)

Advice on the use of the hTEE system for transoesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of haemodynamic instability to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2014

Cellvizio confocal endomicroscopy system for characterising pancreatic cysts (MIB69)

Advice on the use of Cellvizio confocal endomicroscopy system (CLS) for characterising pancreatic cysts to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2016

Bair Hugger for measuring core temperature during perioperative care (MIB99)

Advice on the use of the Bair Hugger system for measuring core temperature during perioperative care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2017

SimpliCT laser-guided needle placement in interventional radiology (MIB98)

Advice on the use of SimpliCT laser-guided needle placement in interventional radiology (using CT or cone-beam CT imaging) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2017

TopClosure Tension Relief System for wound closure (MIB97)

Advice on the use of the TopClosure Tension Relief System for wound closure to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 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

U-Drain for people needing night drainage of urine or dialysis fluid (MIB95)

Advice on the use of the U-Drain drainage system for people needing night drainage of urine or dialysis fluid 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

Ekso exoskeleton for rehabilitation in people with neurological weakness or paralysis (MIB93)

Advice on the use of the Ekso exoskeleton for rehabilitation in people with neurological weakness or paralysis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

CentriMag for heart failure (MIB92)

Advice on the use of CentriMag for heart failure to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

Medicines optimisation in chronic pain (KTT21)

This document summarises the evidence base on medicines optimisation in chronic pain. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Safer insulin prescribing (KTT20)

This document summarises the evidence base on safer insulin prescribing. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Renin-angiotensin system drugs: dual therapy (KTT2)

The key therapeutic topic renin-angiotensin system drugs: dual therapy has been retired from the 2017 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2016 is available here for information but it has not been updated since February 2016. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2016

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

This document summarises the evidence base on psychotropic medicines in people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

Multimorbidity and polypharmacy (KTT18)

This document summarises the evidence base on multimorbidity and polypharmacy. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2017 Last updated September 2019

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

This document summarises the evidence base on the use of medicines in people with or at increased risk of acute kidney injury. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

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

This key therapeutic topic has been reincluded in the September 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. This document summarises the evidence base on anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs). It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated September 2019

Biosimilar medicines (KTT15)

The key therapeutic topic biosimilar medicines has been retired from the 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2018 is available here for information but it has not been updated since February 2018. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2016 Last updated February 2018

Wound care products (KTT14)

This document summarises the evidence base on wound care products. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (KTT13)

The key therapeutic topic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs has been retired from the 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2018 is available here for information but it has not been updated since February 2018. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2018

Laxatives (KTT1)

The key therapeutic topic laxatives has been retired from the 2016 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2015 is available here for information but it has not been updated since January 2015. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015

Type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities (KTT12)

This document summarises the evidence base on type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Minocycline (KTT11)

The key therapeutic topic minocycline has been retired from the 2016 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2015 is available here for information but it has not been updated since January 2015. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015

End-tidal Control software for use with Aisys closed circuit anaesthesia systems for automated gas control during general anaesthesia (MIB10)

Advice on the use of End-tidal Control software with Aisys closed circuit anaesthesia systems for automated gas control during general anaesthesia..

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2014

Antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics (KTT9)

This document summarises the evidence base on antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

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

The key therapeutic topic first-choice antidepressant use in adults with depression or generalised anxiety disorder has been retired from the 2017 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2016 is available here for information but it has not been updated since February 2016. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated February 2016

Antipsychotics in people living with dementia (KTT7)

This document summarises the evidence base on antipsychotics in people living with dementia. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Hypnotics (KTT6)

This document summarises the evidence base on hypnotics. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Asthma: medicines safety priorities (KTT5)

This document summarises the evidence base on asthma: medicines safety priorities. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Lipid-modifying drugs (KTT3)

This key therapeutic topic has been reincluded in the September 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. This document summarises the evidence base on lipid-modifying drugs. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

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

This document summarises the evidence base on suicide prevention: optimising medicines and reducing access to medicines as a means of suicide. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

Shared decision making (KTT23)

This document summarises the evidence base on shared decision making. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support Medicines Optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

Chemotherapy dose standardisation (KTT22)

This document summarises the evidence base on chemotherapy dose standardisation. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance.

Key therapeutic topic Published February 2018 Last updated September 2019

L-Dex U400 for lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment (MIB111)

Advice on the use of L-Dex U400 for lymphoedema (lymphedema) after breast cancer treatment to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 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

Oxyzyme and Iodozyme 2-layer hydrogel wound dressings with iodine for treating chronic wounds (MIB11)

Advice on the use of Oxyzyme and Iodozyme 2-layer hydrogel wound dressings with iodine for treating chronic wounds to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2014

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

Neo Pedicle Screw System for spinal fusion surgery (MIB108)

Advice on the use of Neo Pedicle Screw System (single-use instruments, implantable screws and rods) for spinal fusion surgery to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2017

SecurAcath for securing cerebrospinal fluid catheters (MIB107)

Advice on the use of SecurAcath for securing cerbrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage catheters to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2017

Bindex for investigating suspected osteoporosis (MIB106)

Advice on the use of Bindex (portable pulse echo ultrasound device) for investigating suspected osteoporosis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2017

Permacol for treating anal fistulae (MIB105)

Advice on the use of Permacol for treating anal fistulae (fistula) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2017

NaviCam for diagnosing gastrointestinal tract conditions (MIB104)

Advice on the use of NaviCam for diagnosing gastrointestinal (GI) tract and small bowel conditions to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2017

Hemosep for cell salvage (MIB103)

MIB103 No intro Summary The technology described in this briefing is Hemosep. It is used for cell salvage and

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2017

VAAFT for treating anal fistulae (MIB102)

Advice on the use of VAAFT for treating anal fistulae to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published April 2017

Zio Service for detecting cardiac arrhythmias (MIB101)

Advice on the use of the Zio Service (a remote cardiac monitoring system) for detecting cardiac arrhythmias to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2017

Mollii suit for spasticity (MIB100)

Advice on the use of Mollii suit (formerly Elektrodress; a therapeutic electrical stimulation jacket and trousers) for spasticity to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2017