The document "Ovarian cancer: The recognition and initial management of ovarian cancer" is a guideline issued in April 2011 by NICE, which revises a number of clinical issues related to the diagnosis and initial management of ovarian cancer. For this purpose, several databases were used, carrying out the work between April 2009 and July 2010, and then updating the guideline with data from the literature published before July 16, 2010. NICE clinical guidelines are based on the best available evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness and are produced to help professionals and patients make informed choices about appropriate healthcare. In this document, we translated the most salient parts of the guideline, relating to the chapters entitled "Detection in primary care" and "Establishing the diagnosis in secondary care", integrated by some comments in order to contextualize and discuss the use of this guideline in daily clinical practice.
|Translated title of the contribution||The recognition and initial management of ovarian cancer: A commented analysis of the document prepared by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Biochemistry, medical
- Medical Laboratory Technology