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Carbon monoxide monitoring:- What is the validity of different thresholds of carbon monoxide in exhaled breath as markers of quitting, based on diagnostic review and modelling?

Recommendation ID NG92/2 Question Carbon monoxide monitoring:- What is the validity of different thresholds of carbon monoxide in exhaled

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Models of supported living:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of models of shared, supported living, such as Shared Lives?What are the views and experiences of people sharing their home and people who live with themunder programmes such as Shared Lives?

Recommendation ID NG93/3 Question Models of supported living:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of models of shared, supported

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Interaction between behavioural and environmental interventions:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions to change the environment alone, compared with interventions to change the environment that are supported by interventions to change people's behaviour?

Recommendation ID NG90/6 Question Interaction between behavioural and environmental interventions:- What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Duration of prophylaxis for elective total hip replacement surgery:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of standard versus extended duration pharmacological prophylaxis for preventing VTE in people undergoing elective total hip replacement surgery?

Recommendation ID NG89/5 Question Duration of prophylaxis for elective total hip replacement surgery:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Direct oral anticoagulants for people with lower limb immobilisation:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants for preventing VTE in people with lower limb immobilisation?

Recommendation ID NG89/3 Question Direct oral anticoagulants for people with lower limb immobilisation:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Risk assessment:- What is the accuracy of individual risk assessment tools in predicting the risk of venousthromboembolism (VTE) and risk of bleeding in people admitted to hospital?

Recommendation ID NG89/1 Question Risk assessment:- What is the accuracy of individual risk assessment tools in predicting the risk of

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Digital media:- How effective and cost effective are stop smoking interventions delivered using web-basedpackages or apps?

Recommendation ID NG92/1 Question Digital media:- How effective and cost effective are stop smoking interventions delivered using web-basedpackages

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Co-producing research into the views and experiences of people who use services:- What approaches have been shown to work in supporting the co-production of research for the purposes of service improvement with people who use services?

Recommendation ID NG86/2 Question Co-producing research into the views and experiences of people who use services:- What approaches have

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Cachexia interventions: - A cohort study followed by phase II and III studies should be undertaken in people with pancreatic cancer and cachexia or pre-cachexia, to compare cachexia assessment methods and anti-cachexia interventions with standard care.

Recommendation ID NG85/2 Question Cachexia interventions: - A cohort study followed by phase II and III studies should be undertaken in

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Long-term outcomes of pharmacological and uterine-sparing surgical treatments for HMB associated with adenomyosis:- What are the long-term clinical outcomes of pharmacological and uterine-sparing surgical treatments in women with HMB associated with adenomyosis?

Recommendation ID NG88/3 Question Long-term outcomes of pharmacological and uterine-sparing surgical treatments for HMB associated with

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Prescribing beyond monotherapy:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of various ADHD prescribing strategies when monotherapy has failed?

Recommendation ID NG87/4 Question Prescribing beyond monotherapy:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of various ADHD prescribing

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Medication choice in people with no previous medication for ADHD:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of ADHD medications in people with ADHD with noprevious medication for the condition?

Recommendation ID NG87/3 Question Medication choice in people with no previous medication for ADHD:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Medication choice in people with coexisting conditions:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of ADHD medications in people with ADHD and tic disorders, a history of psychosis or mania, or personality disorder?

Recommendation ID NG87/2 Question Medication choice in people with coexisting conditions:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Hysteroscopic removal of submucosal fibroids compared with other uterine-sparing treatments for HMB:- Is hysteroscopic removal of submucosal fibroids more effective and cost-effective than other uterine-sparing treatments for the management of HMB?

Recommendation ID NG88/4 Question Hysteroscopic removal of submucosal fibroids compared with other uterine-sparing treatments for HMB:- Is

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Effectiveness of the progestogen-only pill, injectable progestogens, or progestogen implants in alleviating HMB:- How effective are the progestogen-only pill, injectable progestogens or progestogen implants in alleviating HMB?

Recommendation ID NG88/2 Question Effectiveness of the progestogen-only pill, injectable progestogens, or progestogen implants in alleviating

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Further research on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina should include details of patient selection and long-term outcomes.

Recommendation ID IPG608/1 Question Further research on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina should include

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Use of technology in providing care- What are the views and experiences of people who use adult social care services on assistive technologies?

Recommendation ID NG86/4 Question Use of technology in providing care- What are the views and experiences of people who use adult social

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Psychological support needs:- A qualitative study should be undertaken to evaluate information and support interventions to address psychological needs at different points in the care pathway for people with pancreatic cancer.

Recommendation ID NG85/5 Question Psychological support needs:- A qualitative study should be undertaken to evaluate information and support

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Neoadjuvant therapy:- Prospective randomised trials should be undertaken to compare preoperative (neoadjuvant) therapy with standard postoperative therapy in people with resectable pancreatic cancer.

Recommendation ID NG85/1 Question Neoadjuvant therapy:- Prospective randomised trials should be undertaken to compare preoperative (neoadjuvant)...

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Further research on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson's disease, which could include randomised controlled trials, should address patient selection and report on long-term follow-up.

Recommendation ID IPG606/1 Question Further research on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Further research on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium should address patient selection and report long-term outcomes, particularly the durability of the valve.

Recommendation ID IPG604/1 Question Further research on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium should address patient

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Strategies to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD):- What is the effectiveness of antioxidant and zinc supplements on AMD disease progression for people with early AMD at high risk of progression in the context of a randomised controlled trial?

Recommendation ID NG82/1 Question Strategies to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD):- What is the effectiveness

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Stopping rules for antiangiogenic treatment for late AMD (wet):- When should anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment be suspended or stoppedin people with late AMD (wet)?

Recommendation ID NG82/3 Question Stopping rules for antiangiogenic treatment for late AMD (wet):- When should anti-vascular endothelial

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Self-monitoring strategies:- Does earlier detection of the incidence of late AMD (wet active) by self-monitoring in people diagnosed with early AMD, indeterminate AMD or late AMD (dry) lead to earlier treatment and better long-term outcomes?

Recommendation ID NG82/5 Question Self-monitoring strategies:- Does earlier detection of the incidence of late AMD (wet active) by self-monitoring

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Radical treatment of T1bN0 adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus:- What is the optimal treatment for T1bN0 adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus?

Recommendation ID NG83/2 Question Radical treatment of T1bN0 adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus:- What is the optimal treatment for T1bN0

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Radical treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus:- Does the addition of surgery to chemoradiotherapy improve disease-free and overall survival inpeople with squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus?

Recommendation ID NG83/1 Question Radical treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus:- Does the addition of surgery to chemoradiotherapy

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Nutritional support after radical surgery:- What is the optimal method of delivering nutritional support to adults after surgery with curative intent for oesophago-gastric cancer?

Recommendation ID NG83/3 Question Nutritional support after radical surgery:- What is the optimal method of delivering nutritional support

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Pain management:- A randomised trial should be undertaken comparing early endoscopic ultrasound-guided neurolytic coeliac plexus (EUS-guided NCP) interventions with on-demand EUS-guided NCP interventions in people with unresectable pancreatic cancer.

Recommendation ID NG85/4 Question Pain management:- A randomised trial should be undertaken comparing early endoscopic ultrasound-guided

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Jejunostomy support after radical surgery:- What is the effectiveness of long-term jejunostomy support compared to intensive dietary counselling and support along with symptom management for people having radical surgery for oesophago-gastric cancer?

Recommendation ID NG83/4 Question Jejunostomy support after radical surgery:- What is the effectiveness of long-term jejunostomy support

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Frequency of monitoring:- What is the long-term cost effectiveness, in terms of patient-relevant outcomes including bestcorrected visual acuity and quality of life, of different review frequencies/strategies for people at risk of progression to late AMD (wet active)?

Recommendation ID NG82/4 Question Frequency of monitoring:- What is the long-term cost effectiveness, in terms of patient-relevant outcomes

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Follow-up after treatment with curative intent:- Is the routine use of CT and tumour markers effective in detecting recurrent disease suitable for radical treatment in asymptomatic people who have had treatment for oesophago-gastric cancer with curative intent?

Recommendation ID NG83/5 Question Follow-up after treatment with curative intent:- Is the routine use of CT and tumour markers effective

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Join Healthwatch and improve the experience of adult social care

Matthew Parris, Healthwatch deputy CEO, shares his experience of visiting care homes with Healthwatch Surrey

News Published November 2018 Last updated November 2018

Monitoring pulmonary disease:- Is lung clearance index a useful and cost-effective tool for the routine assessment and monitoring of changes in pulmonary status in people with cystic fibrosis?

Recommendation ID NG78/3 Question Monitoring pulmonary disease:- Is lung clearance index a useful and cost-effective tool for the routine

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Indicators and thresholds for referral for cataract surgery:- What is the association between preoperative vision- and health-related quality of life, and postoperative vision-related quality of life, health-related quality of life, and self-reported postoperative improvement?

Recommendation ID NG77/3 Question Indicators and thresholds for referral for cataract surgery:- What is the association between preoperative

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Further research on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma should include publication of patient-reported outcome measures and studies with long-term follow-up.

Recommendation ID IPG592 Question Further research on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma should include

Research recommendation Published November 2018

Airway clearance techniques:- How effective are daily airway clearance techniques in maintaining lung function in infants and children with cystic fibrosis?

Recommendation ID NG78/2 Question Airway clearance techniques:- How effective are daily airway clearance techniques in maintaining lung

Research recommendation Published November 2018

NICE to retire Guidance app

Following improved access and optimisation of the website, the NICE guidance app will no longer be available for download with plans to phase it out by January 2019.

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018

Improving methods to assess diagnostic health technologies

Funding available to academics and researchers to develop new methods and techniques for diagnostic technologies

News Published October 2018 Last updated October 2018