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  1. 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.

  2. Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing (NG152)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults with leg ulcer infection. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  3. Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing (NG153)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over with impetigo. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  4. Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management (NG19)

    This guideline covers preventing and managing foot problems in children, young people and adults with diabetes. It aims to reduce variation in practice, including antibiotic prescribing for diabetic foot infections.

  5. Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG138)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  6. Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing (NG141)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with cellulitis and erysipelas. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  7. Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing (NG109)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  8. Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG111)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  9. Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing (NG112)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  10. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing (NG114)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  11. Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing (NG113)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  12. 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.

  13. Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing (NG117)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing and preventing acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  14. Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG120)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  15. 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.

  16. Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG139)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator-associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  17. Point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast (DG37)

    Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast

  18. Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma: NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath (DG12)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and Nobreath devices to measure fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma

  19. Therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn's disease (LISA-TRACKER ELISA kits, IDKmonitor ELISA kits, and Promonitor ELISA kits) (DG22)

    Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn’s disease

  20. PlGF-based testing to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia (Triage PlGF test, Elecsys immunoassay sFlt-1/PlGF ratio, DELFIA Xpress PlGF 1-2-3 test, and BRAHMS sFlt-1 Kryptor/BRAHMS PlGF plus Kryptor PE ratio) (DG23)

    Evidence-based recommendations on PlGF-based testing to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia

  21. ImmunoCAP ISAC 112 and Microtest for multiplex allergen testing (DG24)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ImmunoCAP ISAC 112 and Microtest for multiplex allergen testing to diagnose allergy and predict the risk of allergic reaction

  22. Integrated sensor-augmented pump therapy systems for managing blood glucose levels in type 1 diabetes (the MiniMed Paradigm Veo system and the Vibe and G4 PLATINUM CGM system) (DG21)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the MiniMed Paradigm Veo and Vibe and G4 PLATINUM CGM sensor-augmented pump therapy systems for type 1 diabetes

  23. Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) (DG14)

    Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) to self-monitor blood clotting

  24. Myocardial infarction (acute): Early rule out using high-sensitivity troponin tests (Elecsys Troponin T high-sensitive, ARCHITECT STAT High Sensitive Troponin-I and AccuTnI+3 assays) (DG15)

    Evidence-based recommendations on high-sensitivity troponin tests for the early rule-out of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)

  25. Procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (ADVIA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive Kryptor assay, Elecsys BRAHMS PCT assay, LIAISON BRAHMS PCT assay and VIDAS BRAHMS PCT assay) (DG18)

    Evidence-based recommendations on procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (AVIDA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive..

  26. SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for the investigation of diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption in people with diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) or Crohn's disease without ileal resection (DG7)

    Evidence-based recommendations on SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for investigating diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption (BAM)

  27. Rapid tests for group A streptococcal infections in people with a sore throat (DG38)

    Evidence-based recommendations on rapid tests for group A streptococcal (strep A) infections in people aged 5 and over with a sore throat

  28. SonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) – contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver (DG5)

    Evidence-based recommendations on theSonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver

  29. Depth of anaesthesia monitors – Bispectral Index (BIS), E-Entropy and Narcotrend-Compact M (DG6)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the Bispectral Index (BIS), E-Entropy and Narcotrend-Compact M depth of anaesthesia monitors

  30. Integrated multiplex PCR tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in people with suspected gastroenteritis (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, FilmArray GI Panel and Faecal Pathogens B assay) (DG26)

    Evidence-based recommendations on integrated multiplex polymerase chain tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in suspected gastroenteritis

  31. Lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care (DG35)

    Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care

  32. Therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis (DG36)

    Evidence-based recommendations on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis

  33. Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes (DG33)

    Evidence-based recommendations on biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure, Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette) to diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes

  34. Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer (DG34)

    Evidence-based recommendations on tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer

  35. Molecular testing strategies for Lynch syndrome in people with colorectal cancer (DG27)

    Evidence-based recommendations on immunohistochemistry/microsatellite instability testing to guide tests for Lynch syndrome in people with colon cancer