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  1. The MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (MTG18)

     April 2020: This guidance has been withdrawn while the MHRA conducts an investigation into the MAGEC system. The MHRA issued a Medical Device Alert MDA/2020/011 for all MAGEC systems. This is in response to the manufacturer’s latest Field Safety Notice and previous field safety notices for problems that may require early removal of devices and lead to inadequate treatment. The MHRA is not recommending prophylactic removal of devices but the supply of all MAGEC systems is suspended in the UK while the MHRA investigation is ongoing. The MHRA has set out the following actions: Do not implant MAGEC rods in the UK until further notice. Identify all patients implanted with a MAGEC System and ensure systems are in place to follow up these patients.

  2. BRAHMS copeptin assay to rule out myocardial infarction in patients with acute chest pain (MTG4)

    In November 2016, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended that it should be withdrawn. The guidance was published in June 2011 and recommended that further research was carried out on the technology. There was insufficient evidence on its use in clinical practice to recommend adoption. On reviewing the guidance in 2016, NICE determined that: The comparator in the original guidance, standard serial troponin testing, was changed in 2014 to high sensitivity troponin testing which expert advice indicated is now widespread in the NHS The clinical pathway in the original evaluation has significantly changed and the original scope is no longer valid. These changes mean that the current guidance is no longer valid and NICE would not be able to update it. The guidance has therefore been withdrawn. For a copy of the review decision please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

  3. Four commonly used methods to increase physical activity (PH2)

    This guideline covered four common methods used to increase the population's physical activity levels: brief interventions in primary care, exercise referral schemes, pedometers and community-based walking and cycling programmes. It has been updated and replaced by the following NICE guidelines:

  4. Lenvatinib and sorafenib for treating differentiated thyroid cancer after radioactive iodine (TA535)

    Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Lenvima) and sorafenib (Nexavar) for progressive, locally advanced or metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer in

  5. Ixekizumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs (TA537)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ixekizumab (Taltz) for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs in adults

  6. Lutetium (177Lu) oxodotreotide for treating unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours (TA539)

    Evidence-based recommendations on lutetium (177Lu) oxodotreotide (Lutathera) for treating unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours in adults

  7. Inotuzumab ozogamicin for treating relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (TA541)

    Evidence-based recommendations on inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa) for relapsed/refractory CD22-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

  8. Tofacitinib for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs (TA543)

    Evidence-based recommendations on tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs in adults

  9. Dabrafenib with trametinib for adjuvant treatment of resected BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma (TA544)

    Evidence-based recommendations on dabrafenib (Tafinlar) with trametinib (Mekinist) for resected stage III, BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma in adults

  10. Gemtuzumab ozogamicin for untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (TA545)

    Evidence-based recommendations on emtuzumab oxogamicin (Mylotarg) for untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in people aged 15 years and over

  11. Tofacitinib for moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (TA547)

    Evidence-based recommendations on tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for previously treated moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis in adults

  12. Letermovir for preventing cytomegalovirus disease after a stem cell transplant (TA591)

    Evidence-based recommendations on letermovir (Prevymis) for preventing cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease after a stem cell transplant in adults

  13. Percutaneous vertebroplasty and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (TA279)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous vertebroplasty and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

  14. Ranibizumab for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (TA283)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ranibizumab (Lucentis) for treating sight problems caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion

  15. Bevacizumab in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for first-line treatment of advanced ovarian cancer (TA284)

    Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for first-line treatment of advanced ovarian cancer

  16. Vinflunine for the treatment of advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract (TA272)

    Evidence-based recommendations on vinflunine (Javlor) for the treatment of advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract

  17. Bevacizumab in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin for treating the first recurrence of platinum-sensitive advanced ovarian cancer (TA285)

    Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin for treating the first recurrence of