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Bipolar disorder: assessment and management (CG185)

This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) in children, young people and adults. The recommendations apply to bipolar I, bipolar II, mixed affective and rapid cycling disorders. It aims to improve access to treatment and quality of life in people with bipolar disorder.

Clinical guideline Published September 2014 Last updated April 2018

Tocilizumab for treating giant cell arteritis (TA518)

Evidence-based recommendations on tocilizumab (RoActemra) for treating giant cell arteritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2018

Avelumab for treating metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (TA517)

Evidence-based recommendations on avelumab (Bavencio) for treating metastatic (secondary) Merkel cell carcinoma (skin cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2018

Eribulin for treating locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after 1 chemotherapy regimen (TA515)

Evidence-based recommendations on eribulin (Halaven) for treating locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) breast cancer in adults who have had only 1 course

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s: service delivery and organisation (NG94)

This guideline covers organising and delivering emergency and acute medical care for people aged over 16 in the community and in hospital. It aims to reduce the need for hospital admissions by giving advanced training to paramedics and providing community alternatives to hospital care. It also promotes good-quality care in hospital and joint working between health and social services.

NICE guideline Published March 2018

Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG91)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute otitis media (ear infection). It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute otitis media can be caused by viruses or bacteria. It lasts for about a week, and most children get better in 3 days without antibiotics. Serious complications are rare.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published March 2018

Cabozantinib for treating medullary thyroid cancer (TA516)

Evidence-based recommendations on cabozantinib (Cometriq) for treating medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Thopaz+ portable digital system for managing chest drains (MTG37)

Evidence-based recommendations on Thopaz+ for people who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2018

Obinutuzumab for untreated advanced follicular lymphoma (TA513)

Evidence-based recommendations on obinutuzumab (Gazyvaro) for untreated advanced follicular lymphoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Brodalumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA511)

Evidence-based recommendations on brodalumab (Kyntheum) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Regorafenib for previously treated advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (TA514)

This guidance has been updated and replaced by NICE technology appraisal guidance 555.

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Tivozanib for treating advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA512)

Evidence-based recommendations on tivozanib (Fotivda) for previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC/kidney cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Daratumumab monotherapy for treating relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (TA510)

Evidence-based recommendations on daratumumab (Darzalex) for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Autologous chondrocyte implantation using chondrosphere for treating symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (TA508)

Evidence-based recommendations on autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) using chondrosphere (Spherox) for symptomatic articular knee cartilage defects

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Pertuzumab with trastuzumab and docetaxel for treating HER2-positive breast cancer (TA509)

Evidence-based recommendations on pertuzumab (Perjeta) for HER2-positive, locally recurrent or metastatic (secondary) breast cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2018

Peristeen transanal irrigation system for managing bowel dysfunction (MTG36)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2018

Peripheral arterial disease: diagnosis and management (CG147)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in people aged 18 and over. Rapid changes in diagnostic methods, endovascular treatments and vascular services associated with new specialties in surgery and interventional radiology have resulted in considerable uncertainty and variation in practice. This guideline aims to resolve that uncertainty and variation.

Clinical guideline Published August 2012 Last updated February 2018

Sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA507)

Evidence-based recommendations on sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir (Vosevi) for treating chronic hepatitis C (HCV) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2018

PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites (MTG9)

Evidence-based recommendations on PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2012 Last updated February 2018

MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery (MTG8)

Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2011 Last updated February 2018

Raloxifene for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women (TA160)

Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2008 Last updated February 2018

Raloxifene and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women (TA161)

Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene and teriparatide for the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2008 Last updated February 2018

Lesinurad for treating chronic hyperuricaemia in people with gout (TA506)

Evidence-based recommendations on lesinurad (Zurampic) for treating chronic hyperuricaemia (too much uric acid/urate in blood) in adults with gout

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2018

Ixazomib with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (TA505)

Evidence-based recommendations on ixazomib (Ninlaro) with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2018

Pancreatic cancer in adults: diagnosis and management (NG85)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing pancreatic cancer in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care by ensuring quicker and more accurate diagnosis, and by specifying the most effective treatments for people depending on how advanced their cancer is.

NICE guideline Published February 2018

Pirfenidone for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (TA504)

Evidence-based recommendations on pirfenidone (Esbriet) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2018

Memokath-051 stent for ureteric obstruction (MTG35)

Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2018

Intrabeam radiotherapy system for adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer (TA501)

Evidence-based recommendations on using Intrabeam radiotherapy during breast-conserving surgery for adults with early breast cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Fulvestrant for untreated locally advanced or metastatic oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer (TA503)

Evidence-based recommendations on fulvestrant (Faslodex) for untreated locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Ibrutinib for treating relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (TA502)

Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG84)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published January 2018

Glecaprevir–pibrentasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA499)

Evidence-based recommendations on glecaprevir–pibrentasvir (Maviret) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Ceritinib for untreated ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA500)

Evidence-based recommendations on ceritinib (Zykadia) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Lenvatinib with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA498)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Kisplyx) with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Oesophago-gastric cancer: assessment and management in adults (NG83)

This guideline covers assessing and managing oesophago-gastric cancer in adults, including radical and palliative treatment and nutritional support. It aims to reduce variation in practice through better organisation of care and support, and improve quality of life and survival by giving advice on the most suitable treatments depending on cancer type, stage and location.

NICE guideline Published January 2018

Age-related macular degeneration (NG82)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adults. It aims to improve the speed at which people are diagnosed and treated to prevent loss of sight.

NICE guideline Published January 2018

Golimumab for treating non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (TA497)

Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for severe non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis (CG128)

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them.

Clinical guideline Published September 2011 Last updated December 2017

Palbociclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA495)

Evidence-based recommendations on palbociclib (Ibrance) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Ribociclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA496)

Evidence-based recommendations on ribociclib (Kisqali) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) (DG14)

Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) to self-monitor blood clotting

Diagnostics guidance Published September 2014 Last updated December 2017

Naltrexone–bupropion for managing overweight and obesity (TA494)

Evidence-based recommendations on naltrexone–bupropion (Mysimba) for managing overweight and obesity in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Cladribine tablets for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA493)

Evidence-based recommendations on cladribine tablets (Mavenclad) for highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management (NG80)

This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. It does not cover managing severe asthma or acute asthma attacks. The investment and training required to implement the guideline will take time. In the meantime, primary care services should implement what they can of the recommendations, using currently available approaches to diagnosis until the infrastructure for objective testing is in place.

NICE guideline Published November 2017

Nivolumab for treating squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after platinum-based chemotherapy (TA490)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck in adults who have had platinum-based chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Vismodegib for treating basal cell carcinoma (TA489)

Evidence-based recommendations on vismodegib (Erivedge) for treating basal cell carcinoma (BCC; non-melanoma skin cancer; rodent ulcers) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Ibrutinib for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (TA491)

Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) in adults after at least 1 therapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Trastuzumab emtansine for treating HER2-positive advanced breast cancer after trastuzumab and a taxane (TA458)

Evidence-based recommendations on trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) for treating advanced HER2-positive breast cancer that has been treated before

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2017 Last updated November 2017

Tests in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer (DG31)

Evidence-based recommendations on tests (IOTA ADNEX, Overa, RMI I, ROMA, IOTA Simple Rules) in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2017

Regorafenib for previously treated unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (TA488)

Evidence-based recommendations on on regorafenib (Stivarga) for previously treated gastrointestinal stromal tumours in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017