[NICE Guideline] Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management

NICE | December  2019 | Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management

NICE has published Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management  [NG148], this guideline covers preventing, detecting and managing acute kidney injury in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve assessment and detection by non-specialists, and specifies when people should be referred to specialist services. This will improve early recognition and treatment, and reduce the risk of complications in people with acute kidney injury.

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NICE Guideline update: Menopause: diagnosis and management

NICE | December 2019 | Menopause: diagnosis and management |[NG23]

This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of menopause, including in women who have premature ovarian insufficiency. The guideline aims to improve the consistency of support and information provided to women in menopause.

 In December 2019, in response to an MHRA safety alert on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the risk of breast cancer, NICE replaced the table in the recommendation on breast cancer risk with a link to the MHRA’s advice on HRT risks and benefits. NICE will also update this recommendation as part of the planned update to the guideline.

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Maternity And Neonatal Care

New report finds that regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies| National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 

This report focuses on how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care. It finds that if all maternity units applied NICE’s recommendations on twin and triplet pregnancies, such as labelling the fetuses during scans so they can be told apart and monitored closely for complications, it could lead to 634 fewer emergency caesarean sections and 1,308 fewer neonatal admissions in England, per year. This could mean preventing around one in ten neonatal admissions of babies from multiple births in the UK each year.