Surgical management of faecal incontinence
(Surgery, Theatres & Anaesthesia Specialist Library)
The Theatres Specialist Library is publishing an Annual Evidence update on the surgical management of faecal incontinence to coincide with National Continence Awareness week beginning 15th September 2008. NICE guidance on faecal incontinence was published in June 2007 based on literature published prior to October 2006. Therefore this update will highlight relevant, good quality evidence published from October 2006 onwards focusing specifically on surgical management (including sacral nerve modulation and implants).
The National Library for Health (NLH) Specialist Libraries have been developed to identify and meet the information needs of particular communities of practice. They are web-based collections containing clinical and non-clinical information on the major health priority areas. Each NLH Specialist Library identifies and provides access to quality assessed information of relevance to the community that it serves. An aspect of this involves the production of Annual Evidence Updates, which aim to highlight the best current evidence for selected healthcare topics. Annual Evidence Updates consist of the good quality evidence from a search of research evidence on a particular topic over a 12 month period, plus user-friendly summaries written by relevant experts, and links to guidelines, secondary research and primary research, if applicable. All information included in Annual Evidence Updates has been subject to rigorous selection criteria.