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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     April 2020: This guidance has been withdrawn while the MHRA conducts an investigation into the MAGEC system.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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects (IPG505)

    Evidence-based recommendations on telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for treating pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects

  5. Insertion of an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy (IPG506)

    Evidence-based recommendations on inserting an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy for treating lumbar disc herniation (slipped disc)

  6. Insertion of endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (IPG517)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD])

  7. Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting (IPG494)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting in coronary artery disease (CAD)

  8. Radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (IPG495)

    Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (swollen ridges in the nose that narrow the nasal passage)