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This guideline covers diagnosing and managing gallstone disease in adults. It aims to reduce variation in care by promoting the most effective treatments, and to improve the advice given to people with gallstone disease before and after treatment.
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing gallstones in adults. It also includes managing complications of gallstones, such as an inflamed or infected gallbladder (cholecystitis), blocked and infected bile ducts (cholangitis), and an inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.View quality statements for QS104
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- Quality statement 1: Acute cholecystitis
- Quality statement 2: Urgent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography within 72 hours
- Quality statement 3: Emergency endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography within 24 hours
- Quality statement 4: Advice to prevent symptoms
- About this quality standard
This guideline covers managing acute and chronic pancreatitis in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve quality of life by ensuring that people have the right treatment and follow-up, and get timely information and support after diagnosis.
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cystic duct stent after cholecystostomy for acute calculous cholecystitis. This involves inserting a tube called a stent into or across the cystic duct. The aim is to allow bile to flow through the tube, bypassing the blockage and preventing further obstruction.
Evidence-based recommendations on electrohydraulic lithotripsy for difficult-to-treat bile duct stones in adults. This involves breaking up the stone with soundwaves.
Evidence-based recommendations on laser lithotripsy for difficult-to-treat bile duct stones in adults. This involves breaking up the stones using laser light.
NICE has developed a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on the SpyGlass direct visualisation system for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures during endoscopy of
NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on Actim Pancreatitis for diagnosing acute pancreatitis .
This guideline covers lifestyle weight management services for children and young people aged under 18 who are overweight or obese. It advises how to deliver effective weight management programmes that support children and young people to change their lifestyle and manage their weight.
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty for obesity. This involves using an endoscopic device to fold the stomach in on itself and stitch it together to reduce its volume.