Updating results

Balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (IPG554)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon pulmonary angioplasty for treating chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Percutaneous interlaminar endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG555)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous interlaminar endoscopic lumbar discectomy for treating sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG556)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Routine preoperative tests for elective surgery (NG45)

This guideline covers routine preoperative tests for people aged over 16 who are having elective surgery. It aims to reduce unnecessary testing by advising which tests to offer people before minor, intermediate and major or complex surgery, taking into account specific comorbidities (cardiovascular, renal and respiratory conditions and diabetes and obesity). It does not cover pregnant women or people having cardiothoracic procedures or neurosurgery.

NICE guideline Published April 2016

Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia (IPG550)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relieving oropharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis (IPG551)

Evidence-based recommendations on corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine (IPG552)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Spectra Optia for automatic red blood cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease (MTG28)

Evidence-based recommendations on Spectra Optia for automated red blood cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2016

Endovascular aneurysm sealing for abdominal aortic aneurysm (IPG547)

  March 2019: We have withdrawn the guidance because the CE mark for the Nellix Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS) System has been withdrawn. Endologix is recalling unused stock. The MHRA recommends enhanced patient surveillance (see MDA/2019/002) because of a high risk of the graft failing beyond 2 years after implantation.

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Normothermic extracorporeal preservation of hearts for transplantation following donation after brainstem death (IPG549)

Evidence-based recommendations on normothermic extracorporeal heart preservation for transplantation following donation after brainstem death

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction (IPG546)

Evidence-based recommendations on angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) causing refractory erectile dysfunction

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke (IPG548)

Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical blood clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Fractures (non-complex): assessment and management (NG38)

This guideline covers assessing and managing non-complex fractures that can be treated in the emergency department or orthopaedic clinic. It aims to improve practice so that people with fractures receive the care that they need without unnecessary tests and treatments.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Major trauma: service delivery (NG40)

This guideline covers the organisation and provision of major trauma services in pre-hospital and hospital settings, including ambulance services, emergency departments, major trauma centres and trauma units. It aims to reduce deaths and disabilities in people with serious injuries by providing a systematic approach to the delivery of major trauma care. It does not cover services for people with burns.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Spinal injury: assessment and initial management (NG41)

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of spinal column and spinal cord injury in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance services), emergency departments and major trauma centres. It covers traumatic injuries to the spine but does not cover spinal injury caused by a disease.It aims to reduce death and disability by improving the quality of emergency and urgent care.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn's disease (LISA-TRACKER ELISA kits, IDKmonitor ELISA kits, and Promonitor ELISA kits) (DG22)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn’s disease

Diagnostics guidance Published February 2016

Major trauma: assessment and initial management (NG39)

This guideline covers the rapid identification and early management of major trauma in pre-hospital and hospital settings, including ambulance services, emergency departments, major trauma centres and trauma units. It aims to reduce deaths and disabilities in people with serious injuries by improving the quality of their immediate care. It does not cover care for people with burns.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Integrated sensor-augmented pump therapy systems for managing blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes (the MiniMed Paradigm Veo system and the Vibe and G4 PLATINUM CGM system) (DG21)

Evidence-based recommendations on the MiniMed Paradigm Veo and Vibe and G4 PLATINUM CGM sensor-augmented pump therapy systems for type 1 diabetes

Diagnostics guidance Published February 2016

Percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica (IPG543)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica (IPG544)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain (IPG545)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Care of dying adults in the last days of life (NG31)

This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to 3 days of life. It aims to improve end of life care for people in their last days of life by communicating respectfully and involving them, and the people important to them, in decisions and by maintaining their comfort and dignity. The guideline covers how to manage common symptoms without causing unacceptable side effects and maintain hydration in the last days of life.

NICE guideline Published December 2015

Elosulfase alfa for treating mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (HST2)

Evidence-based recommendations on elosulfase alfa (Vimizim) for treating mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa in adults and children

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published December 2015

Transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation for a failed surgically implanted mitral valve bioprosthesis (IPG541)

Evidence-based recommendations on transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation for a failed surgically implanted mitral valve bioprosthesis

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression (IPG542)

Evidence-based recommendations on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (IPG537)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis (IPG538)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton's) neuroma (IPG539)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG540)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: management (CG79)

This guidance has been updated and replaced by NICE guidline NG100.

Clinical guideline Published February 2009 Last updated December 2015

Intravenous fluid therapy in children and young people in hospital (NG29)

This guideline covers general principles for managing intravenous (IV) fluids for children and young people under 16 years, including assessing fluid and electrolyte status and prescribing IV fluid therapy. It applies to a range of conditions and different settings. It does not include recommendations relating to specific conditions. This guideline represents a major opportunity to improve patient safety for children and young people having IV fluid therapy in hospital.

NICE guideline Published December 2015

Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management (CG150)

This guideline covers advice on the diagnosis and management of tension-type headache, migraine (including migraine with aura and menstrual-related migraine), cluster headache and medication overuse headache in young people (aged 12 years and older) and adults. It aims to improve the recognition and management of headaches, with more targeted treatment to improve the quality of life for people with headaches, and to reduce unnecessary investigations.

Clinical guideline Published September 2012 Last updated November 2015

Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing (CG144)

This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolic diseases in adults (aged 18 and over), and the role of thrombophilia testing. It aims to clarify which diagnostic tests should be used, reduce variation in pharmacological therapies, and provide guidance on when thrombophilia testing is useful.

Clinical guideline Published June 2012 Last updated November 2015

Children's attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care (NG26)

This guideline covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties in children and young people up to age 18 who are adopted from care, in special guardianship, looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care), residential settings and other accommodation, or on the edge of care. It aims to address the many emotional and psychological needs of children and young people in these situations, including those resulting from maltreatment.

NICE guideline Published November 2015

Living-donor liver transplantation (IPG535)

Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor liver transplantation

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention (IPG536)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes (IPG534)

Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Blood transfusion (NG24)

This guideline covers the assessment for and management of blood transfusions in adults, young people and children over 1 year old. It covers the general principles of blood transfusion, but does not make recommendations relating to specific conditions.

NICE guideline Published November 2015

VivaScope 1500 and 3000 imaging systems for detecting skin cancer lesions (DG19)

Evidence-based recommendations on VivaScope 1500 and 3000 imaging systems for detecting skin cancer lesions

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2015

Urinary incontinence in women: management (CG171)

This guideline has been updated and replaced by NICE guideline NG123.

Clinical guideline Published September 2013 Last updated November 2015

Implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension (IPG533)

Evidence-based recommendations on implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2015

Procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (ADVIA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive Kryptor assay, Elecsys BRAHMS PCT assay, LIAISON BRAHMS PCT assay and VIDAS BRAHMS PCT assay) (DG18)

Evidence-based recommendations on procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (AVIDA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive..

Diagnostics guidance Published October 2015

Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer (IPG532)

Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2015

UroLift for treating lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (MTG26)

Evidence-based recommendations on UroLift for treating lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP)

Medical technologies guidance Published September 2015

Coeliac disease: recognition, assessment and management (NG20)

This guideline covers the recognition, assessment and management of coeliac disease in children, young people and adults.

NICE guideline Published September 2015

Diabetes in pregnancy: management from preconception to the postnatal period (NG3)

This guideline covers managing diabetes and its complications in women who are planning pregnancy or are already pregnant. It aims to improve the diagnosis of gestational diabetes and help women with diabetes to self-manage their blood glucose levels before and during pregnancy.

NICE guideline Published February 2015 Last updated August 2015

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression (IPG530)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for rectal cancer (IPG531)

Evidence-based recommendations on preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for treating rectal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Melanoma: assessment and management (NG14)

This guideline covers the assessment and management of melanoma (a type of skin cancer) in children, young people and adults. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve survival.

NICE guideline Published July 2015

Joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction (IPG529)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015