NICE guidance: newly published or updated. June 2013

The following topics are included in this month’s alerts from NICE

Cystic fibrosis (pseudomonas lung infection) – colistimethate sodium and tobramycin

Diabetic macular oedema – fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant

Disability, dementia and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to prevention

Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting

Gastric electrical stimulation for gastroparesis

Laparoscopic gastric plication for the treatment of severe obesity

Long-acting reversible contraception

MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with early onset scoliosis

Melanoma (BRAF V600 mutation positive, unresectable metastatic) – vemurafenib

Melanoma (stage III or IV) – ipilimumab


Percutaneous laser atherectomy as an adjunct to balloon angioplasty (with or without stenting) for peripheral arterial disease

Radiofrequency cold ablation for respiratory papillomatosis

Urothelial tract carcinoma (transitional cell, advanced, metastatic) – vinflunine

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