Updating results

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published January 2018

Ceritinib for untreated ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA500)

Evidence-based recommendations on ceritinib (Zykadia) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Lenvatinib with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA498)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Kisplyx) with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Glecaprevir–pibrentasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA499)

Evidence-based recommendations on glecaprevir–pibrentasvir (Maviret) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Golimumab for treating non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (TA497)

Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for severe non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2018

Palbociclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA495)

Evidence-based recommendations on palbociclib (Ibrance) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Ribociclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA496)

Evidence-based recommendations on ribociclib (Kisqali) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

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

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (IPG601)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Naltrexone–bupropion for managing overweight and obesity (TA494)

Evidence-based recommendations on naltrexone–bupropion (Mysimba) for managing overweight and obesity in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Cladribine tablets for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA493)

Evidence-based recommendations on cladribine tablets (Mavenclad) for highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (IPG597)

Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts (specially treated nerves) to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (bridge gaps)

Interventional procedures guidance 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

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

Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis (IPG596)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

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

Interventional procedures 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

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

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

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.

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2017 Last updated October 2017

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline 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

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

Child abuse and neglect (NG76)

This guideline covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also supports practitioners who carry out assessments and provide early help and interventions to children, young people, parents and carers.

NICE guideline Published 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

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 caused by high spinal cord injuries

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2017

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

Interventional procedures guidance 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

Intermediate care including reablement (NG74)

This guideline covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. Intermediate care is a multidisciplinary service that helps people to be as independent as possible. It provides support and rehabilitation to people at risk of hospital admission or who have been in hospital. It aims to ensure people transfer from hospital to the community in a timely way and to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospitals and residential care.

NICE guideline Published September 2017

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

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma (benign/non-cancerous lumps in the breast)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2017

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

Evidence-based recommendations on ab externo canaloplasty (widening eye’s main draining canal) for primary open-angle glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)

Interventional procedures guidance Published 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 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 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

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

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