Guidelines

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases Issues Recommendations

Although heads of state and governments have pledged to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030, many countries are not on track to achieve this goal.

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

FDA: New Medication Guide for Patients Receiving Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents

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These Medication Guides should be provided the first time an outpatient receives a GBCA injection at an MRI center; hospital patients are not required to receive a Medication Guide.

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

AHA: Annual OB/GYN Appointment Can Benefit Women's Heart Health

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An annual wellness exam performed by an OB/GYN can be used to evaluate a woman's heart health.

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

ADA: Concerns Surround New ACP Diabetes Management Recommendations

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The American Diabetes Association has shared "deep concern" surrounding newly released diabetes management guidelines.

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated <i>C difficile</i> Infection Clinical Guidelines

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

The updated guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

Clinician-Friendly Checklist Identifies Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinician-Friendly Checklist Identifies Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines

The 8-item G-TRUST tool can help clinicians identify useful clinical practice guidelines.

Many Pediatricians Not Adhering to Revised Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

Many Pediatricians Not Adhering to Revised Peanut Allergy Prevention Guidelines

Although pediatricians have been introduced to the new guidelines, many are not putting them into practice.

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Doctors and patients are often confused by conflicting advisories on statin use.

Guidelines Differ for African-Americans on Statin Eligibility

Guidelines Differ for African-Americans on Statin Eligibility

More African-Americans at high risk of CV events are eligible for statin therapy under ACC/AHA guidelines.

New Guidelines for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Treatment

New Guidelines for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Treatment

Diagnosis and management of BPPV were based on data from reviews and randomized trials.

AAP Releases Guidelines for Treating Sexual Assault Victims

AAP Releases Guidelines for Treating Sexual Assault Victims

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it and offering additional help, if needed.

ACP Guidelines Released for Treating Lower Back Pain

ACP Guidelines Released for Treating Lower Back Pain

Recommendations state that opioids should be the last resort for pain relief.

'Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan' Guidance Provided by AAP

'Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan' Guidance Provided by AAP

Pediatricians suggest families of at-risk children should have a written action plan.

Updated Immunization Schedule Released by CDC

Updated Immunization Schedule Released by CDC

The CDC panel revises their immunization advisory for vaccines in adults.

Addressing Pediatric Obesity with New Clinical Practice Guidelines

Addressing Pediatric Obesity with New Clinical Practice Guidelines

This was developed for assessment, treatment and prevention of pediatric obesity.

Sepsis Guidelines Improve Patient Outcomes in Emergency Rooms

Sepsis Guidelines Improve Patient Outcomes in Emergency Rooms

Significant reductions in time to antibiotics after implementation of guidelines in EDs.

Improving Sleep Hygiene: What To Know

Improving Sleep Hygiene: What To Know

An easy-to-read handout could help patients overcome their sleep issues.

ACP, AAFP Increase BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

ACP, AAFP Increase BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

The new guideline says that therapy should begin after systolic BP meets or exceeds 150 mm Hg.

Many Young Americans Not Being Prescribed Needed Statins

Many Young Americans Not Being Prescribed Needed Statins

These guidelines suggest that these medications could help prevent CVD, but many younger people are missing out.

Pediatric DKA Hospitalizations Shortened with Clinical Practice Guidelines

Pediatric DKA Hospitalizations Shortened with Clinical Practice Guidelines

Shorter hospitalizations were seen among children with DKA after clinical guideline implementation.

New Guidelines Suggest More Frequent Activity for Diabetic Patients

New Guidelines Suggest More Frequent Activity for Diabetic Patients

The ADA now recommends light physical activity every 30 minutes, as opposed to every 90 minutes for diabetics.

Updated ASCO Guidelines Now Include Integration of Palliative Care

Updated ASCO Guidelines Now Include Integration of Palliative Care

The ASCO has recommended that those with advanced cancer should receive dedicated palliative care services.

New Guidelines Suggest Water Immersion is Not Recommended for Delivery

New Guidelines Suggest Water Immersion is Not Recommended for Delivery

ACOG states that although water immersion may help during early labor, it actually poses significant risks during delivery.

New Guidelines Released Regarding Primary Care Breastfeeding Interventions

New Guidelines Released Regarding Primary Care Breastfeeding Interventions

The USPSTF has evidence that suggests that interventions in the primary care setting to promote breastfeeding has a moderate net benefit.

AAP Releases New Infant Sleeping Guidelines to Reduce Risk of SIDS

AAP Releases New Infant Sleeping Guidelines to Reduce Risk of SIDS

The AAP suggests that infants for their first year should sleep near their parents, but not in the same bed.

AAFP Lowers Grade Recommendation for Colorectal Cancer Screening Compared to USPSTF

AAFP Lowers Grade Recommendation for Colorectal Cancer Screening Compared to USPSTF

According to the AAFP, CRC screening has been lowered to a grade B recommendation, while the USPSTF maintain its grade A recommendation.

Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening Now Recommended by USPSTF

Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening Now Recommended by USPSTF

According to the USPSTF, high-risk populations are now recommended to be screened for latent TB infections.

Updated Guidelines for Flu Vaccinations in Children Released by the AAP

Updated Guidelines for Flu Vaccinations in Children Released by the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that all children aged 6 months or older should receive the seasonal flu vaccine, according to a recently published policy statement.

CDC Suggests Most Sepsis Cases Could Be Prevented With Early Detection and Treatment

CDC Suggests Most Sepsis Cases Could Be Prevented With Early Detection and Treatment

A report released by the CDC suggests that many life-threatening cases of sepsis could be prevented with early detection and treatment.

CDC Releases Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Congenital Zika Infection

CDC Releases Updated Guidelines for Treatment of Congenital Zika Infection

The CDC has released an updated guidance for health providers caring for infants born to mothers with possible Zika infection.

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