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Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.

Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined together to release statements on preventing CVD in persons with diabetes.


Jan 15, 2016 Issue
CDC Releases 2015 Guidelines on the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its 2010 recommendations to help guide physicians in preventing and treating sexually transmitted diseases. This summary practice guideline will focus on the updates.


Jan 1, 2016 Issue
Early Peanut Introduction and Prevention of Peanut Allergy in High-Risk Infants: Consensus Communication
This consensus communication focuses on new data that support introducing peanuts early in infants, and it aims to assist with decisions about introduction; it can be used for guidance while formal guidelines are being developed.


Dec 15, 2015 Issue
ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Screening for Cervical Cancer
Based on the best available evidence, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has released best practice advice on cervical cancer screening in average-risk, asymptomatic women 21 years or older. This advice is targeted to all clinicians, and refers to screening for cervical precancerous and cancerous lesions detected on cytology and other tests for high-risk types of human papilloma-virus (HPV).


Dec 1, 2015 Issue
AHA/ACC/ASH Release Guideline on the Treatment of Hypertension and CAD
The American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and American Society of Hypertension (ASH) have released a guideline on the management of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It updates a previous AHA guideline to reflect newer data.


Nov 15, 2015 Issue
AAO–HNSF Releases Guideline on Allergic Rhinitis
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has released a clinical practice guideline for the purpose of optimizing patient care, promoting effective diagnosis and therapy, and reducing harmful or unnecessary interventions in adults and children with allergic rhinitis.


Nov 1, 2015 Issue
Unprovoked First Seizures in Adults: Management Recommendations from the AAN
This guideline from the Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides information on prognosis and management options for unprovoked first seizures in adults.


Oct 15, 2015 Issue
ACIP Releases Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination, 2015-2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its yearly recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2015–2016 season.


Oct 1, 2015 Issue
ACOG Releases Recommendations on Screening for Perinatal Depression
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations on screening women for perinatal depression, with the purpose of increasing awareness of depression and lessening the effects it has on pregnant and post-partum women and their families.


Oct 1, 2015 Issue
Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for Maternal Safety
A consensus bundle, with recommendations for reducing and managing obstetric hemorrhage and improving overall maternal care, has been published by the National Partnership for Maternal Safety.


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