Updates from NICE: Eyes on Evidence

This month in Eyes on Evidence

Acid-suppressive drugs and oesophageal adenocarcinoma in Barrett’s oesophagus
A systematic review and meta-analysis indicates that proton pump inhibitors reduce the risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and high-grade dysplasia in people with Barrett’s oesophagus.

Prescriptions for anxiolytics and hypnotics and risk of death
A population-based cohort study in UK primary care suggests that people who are prescribed anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs have a significantly increased risk of death from any cause over a 7-year period.

Assessment and treatment of dementia in older adults
A systematic review finds that brief cognitive assessment tools can adequately detect early dementia, but whether interventions for mild cognitive impairment or early dementia have a clinically significant effect is unclear.

Bedtime schedules and children’s cognition and behaviour
Two analyses of 7-year-olds in the UK Millennium Cohort Study suggest that not having a regular bedtime is associated with impaired cognition in girls and behavioural difficulties in both girls and boys.

Trained glycaemia alert dogs for people with type 1 diabetes

A small UK intervention study suggests that trained glycaemia alert dogs may be able to notify people with type 1 diabetes during blood glucose variations.

NICE opens consultation on the NICE Accreditation Process Manual Update
NICE is inviting comments on its proposals to update the NICE Accreditation Process Manual.

Evidence Updates

NICE has recently published Evidence Updates on:

  • Physical activity and the environment
  • Autism in adults
  • Opioids in palliative care

Health Matters: 4 June

Health Matters – Open 2 Autism

The next event in the Health Matters public lecture series, Open 2 Autism, will take place on Tuesday, 4th June, in the Lecture Theatre, Macclesfield District General Hospital.

East Cheshire NHS Trust’s ‘Open 2 Autism’ project aims to support people with an autism spectrum condition as both a health care provider and an employer. The talk will be given by Michael Rimmington, an expert in autism training and research in hospitals and schools, and who is working with us on our Open 2 Autism project. 

To book a place please email ecntstaff.comms@nhs.net or phone 01625 661560.

NICE: Autism spectrum disorders in children …

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Autism spectrum disorders in children and young people: recognition, referral and diagnosis
This NICE guideline makes recommendations towards the establishment of local multi-disciplinary teams to improve the diagnosis and assessment of children and young people with autism.