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  1. 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    In November 2016, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended that it should be withdrawn.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in the NHS The clinical pathway in the original evaluation has significantly changed and the original scope is no longer valid. These changes mean that the current guidance is no longer valid and NICE would not be able to update it. The guidance has therefore been withdrawn.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.

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     April 2020: This guidance has been withdrawn while the MHRA conducts an investigation into the MAGEC system.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

  3. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for treating hyperkalaemia (TA599)

    Evidence-based recommendations on sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (Lokelma) for treating hyperkalaemia in adults

  4. 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

  5. Capecitabine and oxaliplatin in the adjuvant treatment of stage III (Dukes' C) colon cancer (TA100)

    Evidence-based recommendations on capecitabine and oxaliplatin in the adjuvant treatment of stage III (Dukes' C) colon cancer in adults

  6. Rituximab for the treatment of relapsed or refractory stage III or IV follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (TA137)

    Evidence-based recommendations on rituximab for treating relapsed or refractory stage III or IV follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in adults

  7. Lenalidomide for the treatment of multiple myeloma in people who have received at least 2 prior therapies (TA171)

    Evidence-based recommendations on lenalidomide (Revlimid) for treating multiple myeloma in adults who have had at least 2 prior therapies

  8. Cetuximab for the treatment of locally advanced squamous cell cancer of the head and neck (TA145)

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

  9. Abiraterone for castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen (TA259)

    Evidence-based recommendations on abiraterone (Zytiga) for castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer in adults who have had previous treatment with a

  10. Rituximab for the first-line maintenance treatment of follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (TA226)

    Evidence-based recommendations on rituximab (MabThera) for the maintenance treatment of follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in adults

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

    Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating advanced melanoma in adults who have not had ipilimumab

  12. Enzalutamide for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated (TA377)

    Evidence-based recommendations on enzalutamide (Xtandi) for treating metastatic, hormone-relapsed prostate cancer for people in whom chemotherapy is not yet

  13. Nivolumab for treating advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (TA384)

    Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for treating advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults

  14. Intrabeam radiotherapy system for adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer (TA501)

    Evidence-based recommendations on using Intrabeam radiotherapy during breast-conserving surgery in adults

  15. Guidance on the use of capecitabine and tegafur with uracil for metastatic colorectal cancer (TA61)

    Evidence-based recommendations on capecitabine for treating metastatic colorectal cancer in adults

  16. Olaparib for maintenance treatment of relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer (TA620)

    Evidence-based recommendations on olaparib (Lynparza) for maintenance treatment of relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal

  17. Osimertinib for untreated EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA621)

    Evidence-based recommendations on osimertinib (Tagrisso) for untreated locally advanced or metastatic epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation-positive

  18. Everolimus for preventing organ rejection in liver transplantation (TA348)

    Evidence-based recommendations on everolimus (Certican) for preventing organ rejection in people having a liver transplant

  19. Dexamethasone intravitreal implant for treating diabetic macular oedema (TA349)

    Evidence-based recommendations on dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex) for treating diabetic macular oedema

  20. Secukinumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA350)

    Evidence-based recommendations on secukinumab (Cosentyx) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

  21. Guidance on the use of drugs for early thrombolysis in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (TA52)

    Evidence-based recommendations on streptokinase (Streptase), alteplase (Actilyse), reteplase (Rapilysin) and tenecteplase (Metalyse) for early thrombolysis in

  22. Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters (TA49)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters into the internal jugular vein

  23. Sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA507)

    Evidence-based recommendations on sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir (Vosevi) for treating chronic hepatitis C (HCV) in adults

  24. Carmustine implants and temozolomide for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade glioma (TA121)

    Evidence-based recommendations on carmustine implants Gliadel) and temozolomide (Temodal) for newly diagnosed high-grade glioma (brain tumour)

  25. 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

  26. Tolvaptan for treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (TA358)

    Evidence-based recommendations on tolvaptan (Jinarc) for treating autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)

  27. Idelalisib for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA359)

    Evidence-based recommendations on idelalisib (Zydelig) for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) in adults

  28. Ledipasvir–sofosbuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA363)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ledipasvir–sofosbuvir (Harvoni) for treating some types (genotypes) of chronic hepatitis C

  29. Vedolizumab for treating moderately to severely active Crohn's disease after prior therapy (TA352)

    Evidence-based recommendations on vedolizumab (Entyvio) for moderately to severely active Crohn's disease if TNF-alpha therapy has not worked or...

  30. Edoxaban for treating and for preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (TA354)

    Evidence-based recommendations on edoxaban (Lixiana) for treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism

  31. Edoxaban for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (TA355)

    Evidence-based recommendations on edoxaban (Lixiana) for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF)

  32. Inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and in children aged 12 years and over (TA138)

    Evidence-based recommendations on onhaled corticosteroids for treating chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over

  33. Continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (TA139)

    Evidence-based recommendations on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome