NGC Update Service: August 17, 2015

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

August 17, 2015

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Guideline Summaries

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

American College of Radiology

Withdrawn Summaries

The summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Archive for a complete list of guidelines that have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site.

European Association of Urology

  • Assessment and diagnosis. In: Guidelines on urinary incontinence.
  • Conservative treatment. In: Guidelines on urinary incontinence.
  • Drug treatment. In: Guidelines on urinary incontinence.
  • Guidelines on male infertility.
  • Guidelines on male sexual dysfunction: erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
  • Guidelines on muscle-invasive and metastatic bladder cancer.
  • Guidelines on non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (TaT1 and CIS).
  • Guidelines on paediatric urology.
  • Guidelines on primary urethral carcinoma.
  • Guidelines on prostate cancer.
  • Guidelines on renal cell carcinoma.
  • Guidelines on robotic- and single-site surgery in urology.
  • Guidelines on the management of non-neurogenic male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), including benign prostatic obstruction (BPO).
  • Guidelines on urolithiasis.
  • Guidelines on urological trauma.
  • Guidelines on urothelial carcinomas of the upper urinary tract.
  • Surgical treatment. In: Guidelines on urinary incontinence.


Conference News

  • The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 12th annual conference will take place from October 7–10, 2015 in Amsterdam. The theme is "Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective." To register and book a pre-conference course, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.
  • Registration is now open for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 2015 Research Conference. It will be held October 4–6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, VA. The conference is titled "Producing Evidence and Engaging Partners to Improve Health Care." Visit the conference home page for more information.
  • The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) continues to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, is available on the G-I-N Web site.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisories

  • August 4, 2015: Gilenya (fingolimod): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Warns About Cases of Rare Brain Infection: FDA is warning that a case of definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and a case of probable PML have been reported in patients taking Gilenya (fingolimod) for multiple sclerosis (MS). These are the first cases of PML reported in patients taking Gilenya who had not been previously treated with an immunosuppressant drug for MS or any other medical condition. As a result, information about these recent cases is being added to the drug label.
  • August 5, 2015: Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs): FDA Safety Communication - Serious Adverse Events: FDA is alerting health care providers, patients, and caregivers about serious adverse events associated with LVADs. These adverse events include an increased rate of pump thrombosis (blood clots inside the pump) with Thoratec's HeartMate II and a high rate of stroke with the HeartWare HVAD since approval of the devices. FDA is also aware of bleeding complications related to both the Thoratec HeartMate II and HeartWare HVAD.

Health Awareness Topics - August 2015

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