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  1. Endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstruction caused by cancer (IPG614)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstruction caused by cancer in adults. This involves using

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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. This involves placing a

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

    Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema. This involves placing small one-way valves in some airways

  16. Transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (IPG601)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis in adults. This involves using microwaves to

  17. 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. This involves inserting a mesh to replace tissue that

  18. 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

  19. Processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (IPG597)

    Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities. This involves using a specially treated nerve

  20. 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

  21. Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis (IPG596)

    Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis. This involves joining a blood vessel from outside the

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. Intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by motor neurone disease (IPG593)

    Evidence-based recommendations on intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure in people with motor neurone disease

  25. Intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries (IPG594)

    Evidence-based recommendations on intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure in people with high spinal cord

  26. Immunisations: reducing differences in uptake in under 19s (PH21)

    This guideline covers increasing immunisation uptake among children and young people aged under 19 years in groups and settings where immunisation coverage is low. It aims to improve access to immunisation services and increase timely immunisation of children and young people. It also aims to ensure babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B are immunised.

  27. Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk (PH38)

    This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk with an effective and appropriate intensive lifestyle-change programme to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The recommendations in this guideline can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme .

  28. Ab externo canaloplasty for primary open-angle glaucoma (IPG591)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ab externo canaloplasty for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults. This involves widening the eye’s main draining canal by

  29. High-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma (IPG592)

    Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma in adults. This involves using high-frequency sound wave

  30. Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups (PH56)

    This guideline covers vitamin D supplement use. It aims to prevent vitamin D deficiency among specific population groups including infants and children aged under 4, pregnant and breastfeeding women, particularly teenagers and young women, people over 65, people who have low or no exposure to the sun and people with darker skin.

  31. Biodegradable spacer insertion to reduce rectal toxicity during radiotherapy for prostate cancer (IPG590)

    Evidence-based recommendations on biodegradable spacer insertion to reduce rectal toxicity during radiotherapy for prostate cancer in adults. This involves

  32. Laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG585)

    Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in adults. This involves putting a

  33. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis (IPG586)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis. This involves inserting a new valve through a catheter

  34. Infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse (IPG581)

    Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse in women. This involves attaching mesh from the buttocks

  35. Infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair uterine prolapse (IPG582)

    Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair uterine prolapse in women. This involves attaching mesh from the buttocks to the

  36. Sacrocolpopexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse (IPG583)

    Evidence-based recommendations on sacropolpopexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse in women. This involves attaching mesh, usually from the top of the

  37. Uterine suspension using mesh (including sacrohysteropexy) to repair uterine prolapse (IPG584)

    Evidence-based recommendations on uterine suspension using mesh (including sacrohysteropexy) to repair uterine prolapse in women. This involves attaching mesh