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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

Nivolumab for treating squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after platinum-based chemotherapy (TA490)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck in adults who have had platinum-based chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Vismodegib for treating basal cell carcinoma (TA489)

Evidence-based recommendations on vismodegib (Erivedge) for treating basal cell carcinoma (BCC; non-melanoma skin cancer; rodent ulcers) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Ibrutinib for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (TA491)

Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) in adults after at least 1 therapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Trastuzumab emtansine for treating HER2-positive advanced breast cancer after trastuzumab and a taxane (TA458)

Evidence-based recommendations on trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) for treating advanced HER2-positive breast cancer that has been treated before

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2017 Last updated November 2017

Regorafenib for previously treated unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (TA488)

Evidence-based recommendations on on regorafenib (Stivarga) for previously treated gastrointestinal stromal tumours in adults

Technology appraisal 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

Venetoclax for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA487)

Evidence-based recommendations on venetoclax (Venclyxto) for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Sarilumab for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (TA485)

Evidence-based recommendations on sarilumab (Kevzara) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Nivolumab for previously treated non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA484)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer in adults after

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Nivolumab for previously treated squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA483)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults after chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Aflibercept for treating choroidal neovascularisation (TA486)

Evidence-based recommendations on aflibercept (Eylea) for treating myopic choroidal neovascularisation in adults

Technology appraisal 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

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

Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in adults (TA481)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapies for preventing kidney rejection in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Tofacitinib for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (TA480)

Evidence-based recommendations on tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatism) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in children and young people (TA482)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in children and young people

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s (CG89)

This guideline covers the signs of possible child maltreatment in children and young people aged under 18 years. It aims to raise awareness and help health professionals who are not child protection specialists to identify the features of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and fabricated or induced illness.

Clinical guideline Published July 2009 Last updated October 2017

Reslizumab for treating severe eosinophilic asthma (TA479)

Evidence-based recommendations on reslizumab (Cinqaero) for treating severe eosinophilic asthma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Brentuximab vedotin for treating relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (TA478)

Evidence-based recommendations on brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for treating relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Autologous chondrocyte implantation for treating symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (TA477)

Evidence-based recommendations on autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in people with symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Faltering growth: recognition and management of faltering growth in children (NG75)

This guideline covers recognition, assessment and monitoring of faltering growth in infants and children. It includes a definition of growth thresholds for concern and identifying the risk factors for, and possible causes of, faltering growth. It also covers interventions, when to refer, service design, and information and support.

NICE guideline Published September 2017

Cetuximab and panitumumab for previously untreated metastatic colorectal cancer (TA439)

Evidence-based recommendations on cetuximab (Erbitux) and panitumumab (Vectibix) for previously untreated RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2017 Last updated September 2017

Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management (NG51)

This guideline covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. The guideline committee identified that the key issues to be included were: recognition and early assessment, diagnostic and prognostic value of blood markers for sepsis, initial treatment, escalating care, identifying the source of infection, early monitoring, information and support for patients and carers, and training and education.

NICE guideline Published July 2016 Last updated September 2017

Pembrolizumab for advanced melanoma not previously treated with ipilimumab (TA366)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating advanced melanoma in adults not previously treated with ipilimumab

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2015 Last updated September 2017

Pembrolizumab for treating advanced melanoma after disease progression with ipilimumab (TA357)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating advanced melanoma after disease progression with ipilimumab in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2015 Last updated September 2017

Pembrolizumab for treating PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer after chemotherapy (TA428)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for locally advanced or metastatic PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2017 Last updated September 2017

Fertility problems: assessment and treatment (CG156)

This guideline covers diagnosing and treating fertility problems. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve the way fertility problems are investigated and managed.

Clinical guideline Published February 2013 Last updated September 2017

Paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles with gemcitabine for untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer (TA476)

Evidence-based recommendations on paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles (nab-paclitaxel) for untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2017

Dimethyl fumarate for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA475)

Evidence-based recommendations on dimethyl fumarate (Skilarence) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2017

Sorafenib for treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (TA474)

Evidence-based recommendations on sorafenib (Nexavar) for treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2017

Endometriosis: diagnosis and management (NG73)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing endometriosis. It aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of endometriosis, and to provide clear advice on what action to take when women with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.

NICE guideline Published September 2017

Psoriasis: assessment and management (CG153)

This guideline covers assessing and managing psoriasis in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve long-term disease control and quality of life for people with psoriasis.

Clinical guideline Published October 2012 Last updated September 2017

Cetuximab for treating recurrent or metastatic squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (TA473)

Evidence-based recommendations on cetuximab (Erbitux) for treating recurrent or metastatic squamous cell cancer of the head and neck in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Obinutuzumab with bendamustine for treating follicular lymphoma refractory to rituximab (TA472)

Evidence-based recommendations on obinutuzumab (Gazyvaro) with bendamustine for adults with follicular lymphoma unresponsive to treatment with rituximab

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Eluxadoline for treating irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (TA471)

Evidence-based recommendations on eluxadoline (Truberzi) for treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhoea in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Idelalisib with ofatumumab for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (terminated appraisal) (TA469)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of idelalisib with ofatumumab for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia because no evidence

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Methylnaltrexone bromide for treating opioid-induced constipation (terminated appraisal) (TA468)

NICE was unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of methylnaltrexone bromide for treating opioid-induced constipation because no evidence was

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Ofatumumab with chemotherapy for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (terminated appraisal) (TA470)

This advice has been withdrawn because Novartis has discontinued ofatumumab (Arzerra). Ofatumumab will continue to be available for people who need it. Contact Clinigen at managedacess@clinigengroup.com or 01932 842100 for details.

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and treatment (CG81)

This guideline covers care and support for people with advanced (stage 4) breast cancer. It aims to help them and their healthcare professionals make shared decisions about tests and treatments to improve outcomes and quality of life.

Clinical guideline Published February 2009 Last updated August 2017

Holoclar for treating limbal stem cell deficiency after eye burns (TA467)

Evidence-based recommendations on Holoclar for treating limbal stem cell deficiency in adults after eye burns

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Pemetrexed for the maintenance treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (TA190)

Evidence-based recommendations on pemetrexed disodium (Alimta) for the maintenance treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2010 Last updated August 2017

Cabozantinib for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA463)

Evidence-based recommendations on cabozantinib (Cabometyx) for previously treated advance renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Baricitinib for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (TA466)

Evidence-based recommendations on baricitinib (Olumiant) for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017

Developmental follow-up of children and young people born preterm (NG72)

This guideline covers the developmental follow-up of babies, children and young people under 18 years who were born preterm (before 37+0 weeks of pregnancy). It explains the risk of different developmental problems and disorders, and specifies what extra assessments and support children born preterm might need during their growth and development.

NICE guideline Published August 2017

Nutrition support for adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition (CG32)

This guideline covers identifying and caring for adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in hospital or in their own home or a care home. It offers advice on how oral, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition support should be started, administered and stopped. It aims to support healthcare professionals identify malnourished people and help them to choose the most appropriate form of support.

Clinical guideline Published February 2006 Last updated August 2017

Asfotase alfa for treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia (HST6)

Evidence-based recommendations on asfotase alfa (Strensiq) for treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia in adults and children

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published August 2017