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Further research on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults should address patient selection, variations in technique, the need for retreatments and long-term outcomes.

Recommendation ID IPG634/1 Question Further research on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia

Research recommendation Published January 2019

Offer digital CBT to young people with mild depression, NICE says

Children and young people can be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy (digital CBT, also known as computer CBT) as a first-line treatment for mild depression.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Thousands of adults with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia to benefit from new treatment option

Thousands of people will benefit as NICE recommends venetoclax with rituximab for adults with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

More donor livers could be used for transplantation thanks to exciting new development, NICE says

Procedure will extend the life of a donor liver by double the length of time compared to now

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

NICE guideline set to address variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy

NICE has published its guideline on the care and support needs of adults with cerebral palsy.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

New migraine drug not cost-effective NICE says in draft guidance

NICE has said that a new drug for preventing migraine is not a cost effective use of NHS resources, in draft guidance published today.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Sharing end of life decisions: Carrying out mum's wishes

Annabel Dawson, lay reviewer for National Institute for Health Research discussed the importance of end of life planning

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

New and upgraded roads should prioritise pedestrians, cyclists and public transport over motorised vehicles

Physical inactivity is responsible for one in six deaths and is believed to cost the UK £7.4 billion each year, including £900 million to the NHS

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Third biological treatment gives more choice for people with severe asthma

Another potentially life-changing treatment should be available to people with a severe form of asthma, NICE says.

News Published January 2019 Last updated January 2019

Further research is needed on the benefits and consequences of detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Recommendation ID MTG38/1 Question Further research is needed on the benefits and consequences of detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral

Research recommendation Published January 2019

Further research on subcutaneous automated low-flow pump implantation for refractory ascites should report details of patient selection, the frequency of pump-related complications, and the need for regular albumin infusions.

Recommendation ID IPG631/1 Question Further research on subcutaneous automated low-flow pump implantation for refractory ascites should

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Further research on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions should report details of patient selection and subsequent management.

Recommendation ID IPG633/1 Question Further research on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Anticholinergic burden:- Does actively reducing anticholinergic burden in people living with dementia improve cognitive outcomes compared with usual care?

Recommendation ID NG97/3 Question Anticholinergic burden:- Does actively reducing anticholinergic burden in people living with dementia

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Research on the safety and efficacy of superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears should address patient selection, type of graft and technique used,long-term outcomes including shoulder function, and patient-reported outcome measures.

Recommendation ID IPG619/1 Question Research on the safety and efficacy of superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Acute haemodialysis versus acute peritoneal dialysis:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of initial haemodialysis versus initial peritoneal dialysis for people who start dialysis in an unplanned way?

Recommendation ID NG107/3 Question Acute haemodialysis versus acute peritoneal dialysis:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Coordinating care:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of having keyworkers present in the context of renal replacement therapy (RRT)?

Recommendation ID NG107/5 Question Coordinating care:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of having keyworkers present in the context

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Cardiac assessment:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of cardiac assessment before transplantation?

Recommendation ID NG107/1 Question Cardiac assessment:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of cardiac assessment before transplantation

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Using mental capacity assessment tools to assess capacity:- What is the accuracy and/or effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of mental capacity assessment tools that are compliant with the Mental Capacity Act 2005?

Recommendation ID NG108/4 Question Using mental capacity assessment tools to assess capacity:- What is the accuracy and/or effectiveness

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Components of a mental capacity assessment:- What are the components of an effective assessment of mental capacity to make a decision (for example checklists, memory aids or standardised documentation)?

Recommendation ID NG108/5 Question Components of a mental capacity assessment:- What are the components of an effective assessment of mental

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Clinicians should enter details about all patients having selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for unresectable primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma onto a suitable registry.

Recommendation ID IPG630/2 Question Clinicians should enter details about all patients having selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT)

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Timing of pre-emptive transplant:- What is the most clinical and cost-effective strategy for timing of pre-emptive transplantation?

Recommendation ID NG107/2 Question Timing of pre-emptive transplant:- What is the most clinical and cost-effective strategy for timing of

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Frequency of review:- What is the most clinical and cost-effective frequency of review for people on peritoneal dialysis, haemodiafiltration, haemodialysis or conservative management?

Recommendation ID NG107/4 Question Frequency of review:- What is the most clinical and cost-effective frequency of review for people on

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Advocacy and support for decision-making:- What is the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability of advocacy as a means of supporting people to make decisions?

Recommendation ID NG108/3 Question Advocacy and support for decision-making:- What is the effectiveness, cost effectiveness and acceptability

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Suicide prevention in custodial and detention settings:- What interventions are effective and cost effective in reducing suicide rates in custodial and residential settings?

Recommendation ID NG105/3 Question Suicide prevention in custodial and detention settings:- What interventions are effective and cost effective

Research recommendation Published December 2018

The impact of advanced kidney disease on the natriuretic peptide threshold for diagnosing heart failure:- What are the optimal NT-proBNP thresholds for diagnosing heart failure in people with stage IIIb, IV or V chronic kidney disease?

Recommendation ID NG106/4 Question The impact of advanced kidney disease on the natriuretic peptide threshold for diagnosing heart failure:- What

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Pain management: chronic pancreatitis:- Is the long-term use of opioids more clinically effective and cost effective than non-opioid analgesia (including non-pharmacological analgesia) in people with chronic pain due to chronic pancreatitis?

Recommendation ID NG104/3 Question Pain management: chronic pancreatitis:- Is the long-term use of opioids more clinically effective and

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Training:- How effective and cost effective is gatekeeper training in preventing suicides?

Recommendation ID NG105/4 Question Training:- How effective and cost effective is gatekeeper training in preventing suicides? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Non-clinical interventions:- How effective and cost effective are non-clinical interventions to reduce suicidal behaviours?

Recommendation ID NG105/1 Question Non-clinical interventions:- How effective and cost effective are non-clinical interventions to reduce

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Supporting people bereaved or affected by a suicide:- How effective and cost effective are interventions to support people in the community who are bereaved or affected by a suicide?

Recommendation ID NG105/2 Question Supporting people bereaved or affected by a suicide:- How effective and cost effective are interventions

Research recommendation Published December 2018

The impact of atrial fibrillation on the natriuretic peptide threshold for diagnosing heart failure:- What is the optimal NT-proBNP threshold for the diagnosis of heart failure in people with atrial fibrillation?

Recommendation ID NG106/3 Question The impact of atrial fibrillation on the natriuretic peptide threshold for diagnosing heart failure:- What

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Cardiac MRI versus other imaging techniques for diagnosing heart failure:- What is the optimal imaging technique for the diagnosis of heart failure?

Recommendation ID NG106/2 Question Cardiac MRI versus other imaging techniques for diagnosing heart failure:- What is the optimal imaging

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Speed of intravenous fluid resuscitation for people with acute pancreatitis:- What is the most clinically effective and cost-effective speed of administration of intravenous fluid for resuscitation in people with acute pancreatitis?

Recommendation ID NG104/2 Question Speed of intravenous fluid resuscitation for people with acute pancreatitis:- What is the most clinically

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Pain management: small duct disease:- What is the most clinically effective and cost-effective intervention for managing small duct disease (in the absence of pancreatic duct obstruction, inflammatory mass or pseudocyst) in people with chronic pancreatitis presenting with pain?

Recommendation ID NG104/4 Question Pain management: small duct disease:- What is the most clinically effective and cost-effective intervention

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Management of type 3c diabetes:- What is the most clinically effective and cost-effective insulin regimen to minimise hypo- and hyperglycaemia for type 3c diabetes secondary to pancreatitis?

Recommendation ID NG104/5 Question Management of type 3c diabetes:- What is the most clinically effective and cost-effective insulin regimen

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Technology appraisal data

Explore data about our technology appraisal guidance. Find out about the decisions we make and our ways of working. 

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Further research in superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids should report details of patient selection, and follow-up efficacy (including symptom relief), need for subsequent treatments, quality of life and safety outcomes for at least 1 year.

Recommendation ID IPG627/1 Question Further research in superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids should report details of patient

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Opt-out strategies for front-line health and social care staff:- Are opt-out strategies effective and cost effective at increasing uptake of flu vaccination among front-line health and social care staff?

Recommendation ID NG103/4 Question Opt-out strategies for front-line health and social care staff:- Are opt-out strategies effective and

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Non-invasive MRI scan for Prostate Cancer recommended by NICE

NICE has recommended the scan as a first-line investigation for people with suspected clinically localised prostate cancer.

News Published December 2018 Last updated December 2018

Community-based models of flu vaccination:- What models of community-based flu vaccination provision (for example, community pharmacies, community nursing and midwifery teams and outreach services) are effective and cost-effective for increasing uptake in eligible groups?

Recommendation ID NG103/5 Question Community-based models of flu vaccination:- What models of community-based flu vaccination provision

Research recommendation Published December 2018

Underserved groups:- What are the most effective and cost-effective ways of reaching underserved groups and removing barriers to access in order to increase their uptake of flu vaccination?

Recommendation ID NG103/2 Question Underserved groups:- What are the most effective and cost-effective ways of reaching underserved groups

Research recommendation Published December 2018