The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.

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    SIGN chronic pain guideline


    This easy-to-read summary of SIGN's guideline describes pharmacological, psychological, and alternative approaches to the management of chronic pain.

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    SIGN cardiac arrhythmias guideline


    Read the latest recommendations on the management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias in acute coronary syndrome, coronary heart disease, and left-ventricular dysfunction as well as arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest and coronary artery bypass graft.

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    SIGN FASD guideline


    Failure to recognise prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) as a possible cause of behavioural difficulties, such as ADHD, may contribute to adverse outcomes for the child. This summary covers the identification of children affected by prenatal alcohol exposure and includes a succinct and helpful diagnostic algorithm.

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    SIGN type 2 diabetes guideline


    This summary provides key recommendations on lifestyle management, treatment options, diabetic CVD, and CKD. Includes a useful treatment algorithm

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    SIGN cutaneous melanoma guideline


    Easy-to-read summary of SIGN’s guideline on the management of cutaneous melanoma in primary care.

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    SIGN sore throat guideline


    This summarises SIGN's guideline on the diagnosis and management of sore throat, and indications for tonsillectomy.

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    SIGN stroke and dysphagia guideline


    This summarises SIGN's guideline on the identification and management of dysphagia in stroke patients.

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    SIGN epilepsy guideline


    This summary covers SIGN advice on diagnosing and managing epilepsy. Includes status epilepticus, treatments, and patient-group-specific approaches.

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    SIGN osteoporosis guideline


    A brief summary of SIGN's guideline on management of osteoporosis and prevention of fragility fractures, including risk factors and a treatment algorithm.

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    SIGN eczema guideline


    An easy-to-read summary of SIGN's guideline on the management of atopic eczema in primary care. Includes information on dietary interventions and referral.

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    SIGN schizophrenia guideline


    Easy-to-read summary of SIGN's guideline on the management of schizophrenia. Includes pharmacological and psychological intervention, and perinatal issues.