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2014-01-29 12:27:03

NICE Interventional Procedure Guidance recommends use of prostatic urethral lift implants under "normal arrangements", the least restrictive classification PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoTract, Inc., today announced that the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an Interventional Procedure Guidance (IPG) approving the UroLift prostatic urethral lift implant for use by UK doctors. The NICE guidance was made following...

2011-11-23 13:25:00

HemaClear® was recommended as a new and necessary guideline for prevention of Surgical Site Infection (SSI), as part of a clinical study published last week in the Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Haifa, Israel (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 HemaClear® today announced that its proprietary disposable tourniquet solution has been recommended to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a standard of care in bloodless orthopedic limb surgery....

2011-10-30 07:11:10

Advances in DNA testing could open the door for more expensive cancer treatments to be approved, as well as more personalized treatment options to emerge, one expert told Telegraph Medical Correspondent Stephen Adams on Saturday. Matthew Seymour, director of the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN), told Adams that genetic testing techniques were advancing so rapidly that doctors could soon administer such an exam to find out which types of medicine would work best for them. That, in...

2011-08-24 14:20:15

  Diagnoses and treatment of blood pressure is on the verge of being revolutionized following new guidelines for the medical profession by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and British Hypertension Society (BHS). The new guidelines mark the first time in more than a century that the way blood pressure is monitored by health professionals has been changed. More than 25 percent of patients may have been misdiagnosed for high blood pressure. Taking...

2011-06-01 12:59:08

Sunscreen SPFs: Clear as daylight? The strength of sun cream recently recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to stave off sunburn is far too low and "not in the interests of public health," warns the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). NICE should rethink its advice, and soon, it says. NICE recommends sunscreens with a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 15 as sufficient to prevent sunburn and the subsequent potential risk of skin cancer. But DTB says...

2011-05-31 05:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI), announced today that the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued guidance on percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for the treatment of faecal incontinence. In October 2010, NICE issued similar guidance on PTNS treatment for overactive bladder. "This NICE guidance should encourage physicians in the UK and Europe to use our Urgent® PC...

2011-01-18 14:30:12

A review of research evidence produced by researchers from the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, has played a pivotal role in the decision by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to extend the availability of donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for Alzheimer's disease announced today (18th January 2011). A previous appraisal by NICE of these drugs in 2004 approved the use of donepezil,...

2010-10-27 10:19:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPI), announced today that the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued a guidance document titled "Percutaneous Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Overactive Bladder Syndrome," reinforcing the safety and effectiveness of PTNS for overactive bladder. "The significance of this guidance in the U.K. is a positive statement affirming the evidence that PTNS is efficacious in reducing...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'