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The evidence on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure raises no major safety concerns. However, the evidence on efficacy is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG655 Question The evidence on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure raises no major

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of low-energy contact X‑ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG659/1 Question Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of low-energy contact X‑ray brachytherapy (the Papillon

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of implant insertion for prominent ears is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG660/1 Question Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of implant insertion for prominent ears is inadequate in

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Evidence on the safety and efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma is inadequate in quality and quantity. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG661/1 Question Evidence on the safety and efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma is inadequate

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore the procedure should only be used in the context of research.

Recommendation ID IPG652/1 Question Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Surgical Site Infection in Orthopaedic Services

Shared learning Published January 2014

What is the utility of routine cardiovascular evaluation for asymptomatic people with FH?

Recommendation ID CG71/6 Question What is the utility of routine cardiovascular evaluation for asymptomatic people with FH? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a trial of hydrolysed formula in formula‑fed infants with frequent regurgitation associated with marked distress?

Recommendation ID NG1/2 Question What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a trial of hydrolysed formula in formula‑fed infants

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the malformation rate and longer term neurodevelopmental outcome of children born to mothers who have taken AEDs during pregnancy?

Recommendation ID CG137/5 Question What is the malformation rate and longer term neurodevelopmental outcome of children born to mothers

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the clinical effectiveness of different dressing types in treating diabetic foot problems?

Recommendation ID NG19/5 Question What is the clinical effectiveness of different dressing types in treating diabetic foot problems?

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the clinical effectiveness of double-dose PPIs in people with severe erosive reflux disease (Los Angeles classification grade C/D or Savary–Miller grade 3/4): to reduce severe oesophagitis to control symptoms as maintenance therapy?

Recommendation ID CG184/3 Question What is the clinical effectiveness of double-dose PPIs in people with severe erosive reflux disease (Los

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the initial and add-on AEDs of choice in the treatment of the epilepsy syndromes with onset in childhood, for example, myoclonic-astatic epilepsy and Dravet syndrome?

Recommendation ID CG137/2 Question What are the initial and add-on AEDs of choice in the treatment of the epilepsy syndromes with onset

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication compared with medical management in people with GORD that does not respond to optimal proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment?

Recommendation ID CG184/2 Question What is the effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication compared with medical management in people with

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the appropriate indications, effectiveness and safety of LDL apheresis in people with heterozygous FH?

Recommendation ID CG71/4 Question What are the appropriate indications, effectiveness and safety of LDL apheresis in people with heterozygous

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of differing doses of lipid-modifying therapy in children with FH?

Recommendation ID CG71/3 Question What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of differing doses of lipid-modifying therapy in children

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the role of educational models and psycho-behavioural interventions in prevention of diabetic foot complications?

Recommendation ID NG19/3 Question What is the role of educational models and psycho-behavioural interventions in prevention of diabetic

Research recommendation Published November 2019

When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or the multidisciplinary foot care service?

Recommendation ID NG19/2 Question When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Does treatment response relate to cause in infantile spasms? Does early treatment success in seizure control and resolution of the hypsarrhythmic EEG influence the long-term developmental and cognitive outcomes more than the underlying cause of the spasms?

Recommendation ID CG137/3 Question Does treatment response relate to cause in infantile spasms? Does early treatment success in seizure

Research recommendation Published November 2019

In infants, children and young people with overt or occult reflux, is fundoplication effective in reducing acid reflux as determined by oesophageal pH monitoring?

Recommendation ID NG1/3 Question In infants, children and young people with overt or occult reflux, is fundoplication effective in reducing

Research recommendation Published November 2019

When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or the multidisciplinary foot care service?

Recommendation ID NG19/2 Question When and with what criteria should people with diabetes be referred to the foot protection service or

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What specialist investigations should be conducted to exclude a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia in people with uninvestigated dyspepsia that does not respond to PPIs or H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) despite optimum primary care?

Recommendation ID CG184/5 Question What specialist investigations should be conducted to exclude a diagnosis of functional dyspepsia in

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the symptoms of GORD in infants, children and young people with a neurodisability?

Recommendation ID NG1/1 Question What are the symptoms of GORD in infants, children and young people with a neurodisability? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published November 2019

In people who experience symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or symptoms suggestive of GORD, what patient characteristics, risk factors and predictors indicate when endoscopy is needed to exclude Barrett's oesophagus?

Recommendation ID CG184/1 Question In people who experience symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) or symptoms suggestive

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the long-term effects of statin therapy on sub-clinical atherosclerosis in children with FH who are treated with statin therapy?

Recommendation ID CG71/2 Question What are the long-term effects of statin therapy on sub-clinical atherosclerosis in children with FH who

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Does intensive monitoring of people at risk of diabetic foot disease reduce the morbidity associated with developing the disease and is such monitoring cost effective?

Recommendation ID NG19/1 Question Does intensive monitoring of people at risk of diabetic foot disease reduce the morbidity associated with

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What specialist management is effective for people whose symptoms do not respond to PPIs despite optimum primary care, or for people whose symptoms return after surgery?

Recommendation ID CG184/4 Question What specialist management is effective for people whose symptoms do not respond to PPIs despite optimum

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the most effective and safest AED to treat: established (usually lasting longer than 30 minutes) convulsive status epilepticus refractory convulsive status epilepticus?

Recommendation ID CG137/4 Question What is the most effective and safest AED to treat: established (usually lasting longer than 30

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using different thresholds of LDL‑C concentration in primary care case finding?

Recommendation ID CG71/1 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of using different thresholds of LDL‑C concentration in primary

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What are the implications of FH for the safety of a mother during pregnancy and what are the risks of fetal malformations attributable to pharmacological therapies

Recommendation ID CG71/5 Question What are the implications of FH for the safety of a mother during pregnancy and what are the risks of

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What is the effectiveness of different footwear, insoles and orthoses in the prevention of foot problems?

Recommendation ID NG19/7 Question What is the effectiveness of different footwear, insoles and orthoses in the prevention of foot problems

Research recommendation Published November 2019

What strategies may be useful in the prevention of Charcot arthropathy?

Recommendation ID NG19/4 Question What strategies may be useful in the prevention of Charcot arthropathy? Any explanatory notes(if

Research recommendation Published November 2019

Committee D members

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Published November 2019 Last updated November 2019