Guidelines

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.

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

If you haven't yet heard about Zika virus, you';re going to start seeing it more often in the headlines. On Monday, February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease an international crisis, and the next day it was reported that Zika virus was transmitted for the first time within the United States through sexual transmission. In addition, new reports of Zika virus appearing in other countries for the first time are being announced every day.

The WHO Classifies Processed Meat as Carcinogenic Alongside Tobacco

The WHO Classifies Processed Meat as Carcinogenic Alongside Tobacco

Meat is in need of some major PR damage control. In addition to a report claiming that hot dogs contain more than were actually aware of, as well as vegetarian options being no-so-vegetarian after all, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified processed meat (and probably red meat) as carcinogenic alongside tobacco, arsenic, and pesticides.

ACR Releases New Publications Focused on Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Gout

ACR Releases New Publications Focused on Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Gout

Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases affect more than 52 million Americans, and symptoms such as chronic pain, swelling and inflammation can mirror other illnesses. In addition, there are more than 100 rheumatic diseases that can affect any area of the body. The ACR creates and updates criteria sets and clinical practice guidelines to help researchers and clinicians identify and treat diseases that are often difficult to manage.

Experts Recommend Tumor Removal as First-line Treatment for Cushing's Syndrome

Experts Recommend Tumor Removal as First-line Treatment for Cushing's Syndrome

The Endocrine Society issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for treating Cushings syndrome, a condition caused by overexposure to the hormone cortisol.

Private Prisons Scrutinized for Poor Health Care

Private Prisons Scrutinized for Poor Health Care

Its no secret that private prisons operate under questionable practices. After all, they run as businesses and make a profit off of locking people up.

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, PhD is making a national impact on the way health care is delivered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.

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