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Reimbursement summary for angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities

This post presents an extract from our reimbursement analysis for angioplasty of arteries lower extremities using plain and drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for peripheral artery disease in England, France and Germany. Plain balloon angioplasty is reimbursement via DRG solely and DCBs are reimbursement via combination of DRG and add-on reimbursement.
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NICE recommended non-surgical options to be offered first for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse

19 Nov 2018

There are a number of non-surgical options for both urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, which should be considered before surgery. The non-surgical options for urinary incontinence include lifestyle interventions, physical therapies, behavioural therapies and medicines. Non-surgical options for pelvic organ prolapse include lifestyle modification, topical oestrogen, pelvic floor muscle training and pessary management.

Surgical interventions using surgical mesh/tape should only be considered when other non-surgical options have failed or are not possible. A national database should be set up to record all procedures involving the use of surgical mesh/tape in operations for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse to help with future decision making.

Expected publication date of the NICE Guidance is April, 2019. The consultation closes on November 19, 2018.

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