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  1. 1.1 Evidence on the safety of electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength in chronic respiratory conditions, chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease shows no major safety concerns. For people who are having an acute exacerbation of their chronic condition and are unable to exercise, evidence of efficacy is adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that standard arrangements are in place for clinical governance, consent and audit.   Find out  what standard arrangements mean on the NICE website . For people who are able to exercise, evidence on efficacy is inadequate in quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. Find out  what only in research means on the NICE website .

    Recommendation ID IPG677 Question 1.1 Evidence on the safety of electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength in chronic respiratory

  2. Further research is recommended to assess the effect of test-guided preventive care (see section 5.1) on clinical outcomes (such as length of stay in hospital, mortality and need for renal replacement therapy and progression to chronic kidney disease). Research should be done in children, young people and adults, but specific considerations may be needed for children and young people when care differs from that for an adult population. Studies should investigate the effects of both positive and negative test results on clinical decisions and subsequent care.

    Recommendation ID DG39/2 Question Further research is recommended to assess the effect of test-guided preventive care (see section 5.1)

  3. Companies should specify patient populations in the NHS who could benefit from test-guided preventive care for acute kidney injury. Further research is then recommended in these populations to assess the clinical effectiveness of defined care bundles designed to prevent or reduce the effect of acute kidney injury in the NHS. Research should be done in children, young people and adults, but specific considerations may be needed for children and young people when care differs from that for an adult population (see  section 4.11 ).

    Recommendation ID DG39/1 Question Companies should specify patient populations in the NHS who could benefit from test-guided preventive

  4. Evidence on the safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder raises no major safety concerns. However, evidence on its efficacy is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.  Find out  what only in research means on the NICE website .

    Recommendation ID IPG676 Question Evidence on the safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder raises

  5. Renal and ureteric stones (QS195)

    This quality standard covers assessing and managing renal and ureteric stones in children, young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  6. Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm (QS193)

    This quality standard covers neonatal respiratory support in hospital for babies born preterm (before 37 weeks of pregnancy). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  7. Sepsis (QS161)

    This quality standard covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

  8. Current evidence on the safety of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg shows there are well-recognised but infrequent complications. For acute iliofemoral DVT the evidence on efficacy is limited in quality and quantity, therefore this procedure should only be used with  special arrangements   for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.

    Recommendation ID IPG651/1 Question Current evidence on the safety of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis

  9. NICE chairman Sharmila Nebhrajani begins her new role

    NICE is delighted to announce that today (26 May 2020) Sharmila Nebhrajani, OBE, has taken up her position as its new chairman following her appointment by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and an independent open recruitment process.

  10. NICE publishes new COVID-19 guidelines on cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response

    NICE has today (9 April 2020) published 3 new rapid guidelines on the care of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19. The guidelines have been designed to maximise the safety of patients whilst enabling services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  11. NICE publishes first rapid COVID-19 guidelines

    New guidelines cover the management of patients in critical care, the management of patients who are having kidney dialysis and the management of patients who are receiving systemic anticancer treatments.

  12. NICE to produce rapid COVID-19 guidelines

    NICE has today (20 March 2020) announced that it is developing a series of rapid guidelines with NHS England/Improvement on the active management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19, in a number of clinical areas.

  13. The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or dementia with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 2 years who have received brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded

    The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or...

  14. The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses aged 25-84 (excluding those with pre-existing CHD, diabetes, stroke and/or TIA) who have had a CVD risk assessment performed in the preceding 12 months (using an assessment tool agreed with NHS England)

    The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses aged 25-84 (excluding those with pre-existing CHD,...