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Low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy (IPG615)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2018

Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis (IPG613)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2018

Microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent for primary open-angle glaucoma (IPG612)

Evidence-based recommendations on microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent (tube) for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG611)

Evidence-based recommendations on prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in tetraplegia (IPG610)

Evidence-based recommendations on nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia; paralysis of arms and legs)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Robot-assisted kidney transplant (IPG609)

Evidence-based recommendations on robot-assisted kidney transplant in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2018

Depression in adults: recognition and management (CG90)

This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in adults aged 18 years and older, in primary and secondary care. It aims to improve care for people with depression by promoting improved recognition and treatment.

Clinical guideline Published October 2009 Last updated April 2018

Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance (CG192)

This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women who are planning to have a baby, are pregnant, or have had a baby or been pregnant in the past year. It covers depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, drug- and alcohol-use disorders and severe mental illness (such as psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). It promotes early detection and good management of mental health problems to improve women’s quality of life during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.

Clinical guideline Published December 2014 Last updated April 2018

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

Care and support of people growing older with learning disabilities (NG96)

This guideline covers care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older. It covers identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It aims to support people to access the services they need as they get older.

NICE guideline Published April 2018

Stop smoking interventions and services (NG92)

This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12. It aims to ensure that everyone who smokes is advised and encouraged to stop and given the support they need. It emphasises the importance of targeting vulnerable groups who find smoking cessation hard or who smoke a lot.

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

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

Learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges: service design and delivery (NG93)

This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing on prevention and early intervention and minimising inpatient admissions.

NICE guideline Published March 2018

Physical activity and the environment (NG90)

This guideline covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels.

NICE guideline 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

Laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina (IPG608)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (IPG607)

Evidence-based recommendations on mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (osteochondral autologous transfer mosaicplasty)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson's disease (IPG606)

Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson’s disease in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

Ab interno supraciliary microstent insertion with phacoemulsification for primary open-angle glaucoma (IPG605)

October 2018: The device used in this procedure (CyPass) has been withdrawn by the manufacturer Alcon, because of concerns about its long-term safety. Further details can be found in the Voluntary Field Safety Notice issued by Alcon. Surgeons are advised not to implant this device, to return any unused devices to Alcon and to consider reviewing any patients who have already been implanted with CyPass. Therefore NICE has decided to withdraw its guidance. NICE would consider whether to issue new guidance on ab interno supraciliary microstent insertion with phacoemulsification for primary open-angle glaucoma should evidence using an appropriately CE marked device become available.

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 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

People's experience in adult social care services: improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services (NG86)

This guideline covers the care and support of adults receiving social care in their own homes, residential care and community settings. It aims to help people understand what care they can expect and to improve their experience by supporting them to make decisions about their care.

NICE guideline 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

Aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (IPG604)

Evidence-based recommendations on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (using new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

Strimvelis for treating adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency (HST7)

Evidence-based recommendation on Strimvelis for adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA–SCID)

Highly specialised technologies 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

Memokath-051 stent for ureteric obstruction (MTG35)

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

Medical technologies guidance Published February 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

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

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

Endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema (IPG600)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (IPG601)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure (IPG602)

Evidence-based recommendations on artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death (IPG603)

Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse (IPG599)

Evidence-based recommendations on transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse

Interventional procedures 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

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (IPG598)

Evidence-based recommendations on hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (IPG597)

Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts (specially treated nerves) to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (bridge gaps)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Fractures (complex): assessment and management (NG37)

This guideline covers assessing and managing pelvic fractures, open fractures and severe ankle fractures (known as pilon fractures and intra-articular distal tibia fractures) in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance services), emergency departments and major trauma centres. It aims to reduce deaths and long-term health problems by improving the quality of emergency and urgent care.

NICE guideline Published February 2016 Last updated November 2017

Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis (IPG596)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis (IPG595)

Evidence-based recommendations on total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Glaucoma: diagnosis and management (NG81)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing glaucoma in people aged 18 and over. It includes recommendations on testing and referral (case-finding) for chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension, and on effective diagnosis, treatment and reassessment to stop these conditions progressing.

NICE guideline Published November 2017

Hysteroscopic sterilisation by insertion of intrafallopian implants (IPG587)

October 2017: The device used in this procedure (Essure) no longer has a CE mark. The CE mark is necessary for medical devices to be used in EU countries. Therefore NICE has decided to suspend its guidance. NICE would consider whether to issue new guidance on “Hysteroscopic sterilisation by insertion of intrafallopian implants” should evidence including an appropriately CE marked device become available.

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2017 Last updated October 2017

Sinusitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG79)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sinusitis. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a virus, lasts for about 2 to 3 weeks, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2017

Cataracts in adults: management (NG77)

This guideline covers managing cataracts in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery by optimising service organisation, referral and surgical management, and reducing complications. It further aims to improve the availability of information for people with cataracts before, during and after cataract surgery.

NICE guideline Published October 2017

Cystic fibrosis: diagnosis and management (NG78)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis. It specifies how to monitor the condition and manage the symptoms to improve quality of life. There are also detailed recommendations on treating the most common infections in people with cystic fibrosis.

NICE guideline Published October 2017

Hepatitis B (chronic): diagnosis and management (CG165)

This guideline covers assessing and managing chronic hepatitis B in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve care for people with hepatitis B by specifying which tests and treatments to use for people of different ages and with different disease severities.

Clinical guideline Published June 2013 Last updated October 2017