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Systemic lupus erythematosus: oral mycophenolate (ESUOM36)

Summary of the evidence on oral mycophenolate for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published November 2014

The NxStage System One NX1000‑1 home haemodialysis device for renal replacement therapy in chronic kidney disease (MIB12)

Advice on the use of the NxStage System One NX1000-1 home haemodialysis device for renal replacement therapy in chronic kidney disease (CKD)..

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2014

The Juxta CURES adjustable compression system for treating venous leg ulcers (MIB25)

Advice on the use of the Juxta CURES adjustable compression system for treating venous leg ulcers to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2015

Digital ulcers: sildenafil (ESUOM42)

Summary of the evidence on sildenafil for managing digital ulcers to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2015

Immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura: rituximab (ESUOM35)

Summary of the evidence on rituximab for immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura in adults to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published October 2014

Pouchitis: rifaximin (ESUOM30)

Summary of the evidence on rifaximin for treating pouchitis to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2014

Management of vomiting in children and young people with gastroenteritis: ondansetron (ESUOM34)

Summary of the evidence on ondansetron for the management of vomiting in children and young people with acute gastroenteritis...

Evidence summary Published October 2014

Fatigue in multiple sclerosis: modafinil (ESUOM9)

Summary of the evidence on modafinil for treating fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published April 2013

Preventing recurrent hypomagnesaemia: oral magnesium glycerophosphate (ESUOM4)

Summary of the evidence on oral magnesium glycerophosphate for preventing recurrent hypomagnesaemia to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published January 2013

Narcolepsy with or without cataplexy in adults: pitolisant (ES8)

Summary on the evidence on pitolisant for treating narcolepsy with or without cataplexy to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2017

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

VitalPAC for assessing vital signs of patients in hospital (MIB79)

Advice on the use of VitalPAC for assessing vital signs of patients in hospital to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2016

ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in atrial fibrillation (MIB61)

Advice on the use of the ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in atrial fibrillation to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

MiniMed 640G system with SmartGuard for managing blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes (MIB51)

Advice on the MiniMed 640G system with SmartGuard for managing blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2016

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

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

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

Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I for corneal blindness (MIB91)

Advice on the use of Boston Keratoprosthesis Type I for treating corneal blindness to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2017

The PolySoft hernia patch used with the ONSTEP technique to treat inguinal hernias (MIB9)

Advice on the use of the PolySoft hernia patch with the ONSTEP technique for treating inguinal hernias to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2014

Impella 2.5 for haemodynamic support during high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (MIB89)

Advice on the use of Impella 2.5 for haemodynamic support during high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2016

Sternal Talon for sternal closure in cardiothoracic surgery (MIB88)

Advice on the use of Sternal Talon for closing the sternum in cardiothoracic surgery to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2016

OCS Heart system for heart transplant (MIB86)

Advice on the use of OCS Heart system for monitoring and preserving donor hearts to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2016

AdenoPlus point-of-care test for diagnosing adenoviral conjunctivitis (MIB46)

Advice on the use of the AdenoPlus point-of-care test for diagnosing adenoviral conjunctivitis to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published December 2015

Secca System for faecal incontinence (MIB66)

Advice on the use of the Secca system for treating faecal incontinence to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

ATEC system for vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (MIB43)

Advice on the use of the ATEC system for vacuum-assisted breast biopsy to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2015

CORTRAK 2 Enteral Access System for placing nasoenteral feeding tubes (MIB48)

Advice on the use of the CORTRAK 2 Enteral Access System (EAS) for the placement of nasoenteral feeding tube to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2016 Last updated December 2016

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

The Arrow OnControl powered bone marrow biopsy system for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (MIB19)

Advice on the use of the Arrow OnControl powered bone marrow biopsy system for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published February 2015

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

Hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer: docetaxel (ESUOM50)

Summary of the evidence on docetaxel for treating hormone-sensitive metastatic prostate cancer to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published January 2016

Infantile haemangioma: topical timolol (ESUOM47)

Summary of the evidence on topical timolol for treating infantile haemangioma (strawberry marks) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published August 2015

PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology for maintaining chest tube patency (MIB125)

Advice on the use of PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology (ACT) for maintaining chest tube patency to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2017

Health app: ChatHealth communication platform in school nursing services (MIB130)

Advice on the use of the ChatHealth app for anonymous and confidential communication between patients and healthcare professionals in school nursing services

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2017

Aptiva for painful diabetic neuropathy (MIB119)

Advice on the use of Aptiva for painful diabetic neuropathy to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2017

Next-generation sequencing panel for solid tumour cancers in children (MIB133)

Advice on the use of the next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel for solid tumour cancers in children to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2018

Farco-fill Protect for indwelling urinary catheterisation (MIB121)

Advice on the use of Farco-fill Protect for inflating Foley catheter balloons for indwelling (in-situ) urinary catheterisation to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2017

Thora-3Di for assessing asthma in children (MIB122)

Advice on the use of Thora-3Di for assessing asthma in children (paediatric) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2017

Memokath-028, 044 and 045 stents for urethral obstruction (MIB123)

Advice on the use of Memokath-028, 044 and 045 stents for urethral obstruction and bladder neck or outlet obstructions in men to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published October 2017

AliveCor Heart Monitor and AliveECG app (Kardia Mobile) for detecting atrial fibrillation (MIB35)

Advice on the use of the AliveCor Heart Monitor and AliveECG (Kardia Mobile) app for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2015

BladderScan BVI 9400 3D portable ultrasound scanner for measuring bladder volume (MIB50)

Advice on the BladderScan BVI 9400 3D portable ultrasound scanner for measuring bladder volume to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2016

LATITUDE NXT Patient Management System for monitoring cardiac devices at home (MIB67)

Advice on the use of the LATITUDE NXT Patient Management System for monitoring cardiac devices to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2016

Mersey Burns for calculating fluid resuscitation volume when managing burns (MIB58)

Advice on the use of the Mersey Burns app for calculating fluid resuscitation when managing burns to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2016

LipiFlow thermal pulsation treatment for dry eyes caused by blocked meibomian glands (MIB29)

Advice on the use of the LipiFlow thermal pulsation treatment for dry eyes caused by blocked meibomian glands to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published April 2015

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

Hemosep for cell salvage (MIB103)

MIB103 Hemosep for cell salvage Summary The technology described in this briefing

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2017

EarlySense for heart and respiratory monitoring and predicting patient deterioration (MIB49)

Advice on the use of EarlySense for heart and respiratory monitoring and predicting patient deterioration to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2016

PneuX for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care (MIB45)

Advice on the use of PneuX for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2015

Acoustic CR Neuromodulation for adults with chronic subjective tonal tinnitus (MIB5)

Advice on the use of the Acoustic CR Neuromodulation system for adults with chronic subjective tonal tinnitus to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2014