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  1. Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG556)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica in adults. This involves removing part of the damaged

  2. 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.

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

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults. This involves

  4. 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 in

  5. 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 to treat cluster headache and migraine in adults. This

  6. 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

  7. 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 causing refractory erectile dysfunction in adults. This involves

  8. Mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke (IPG548)

    Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke in adults. This involves using a device to remove the blood

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

    Evidence-based recommendations on normothermic extracorporeal preservation of hearts for transplant after brainstem death. This technique is used to store a

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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)

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Insertion of a double balloon catheter for induction of labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section (IPG528)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section

  28. Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache (IPG527)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for treating chronic cluster headaches

  29. Suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (IPG521)

    Evidence-based recommendations on suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (ligament injuries)