Practice Guidelines

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

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.

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
ECG, Echocardiography, or MPI for Cardiac Screening: Guidance from the ACP
In the United States, one in three deaths is from cardiovascular disease; coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death. This guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides recommendations on cardiac screening using these modalities.

Sep 1, 2015 Issue
ACCP/CTS Provide Guidance on Preventing Acute COPD Exacerbations
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) have released a guideline with suggestions and recommendations for preventing COPD exacerbations based on available evidence.

Aug 15, 2015 Issue
Prevention of Recurrent Nephrolithiasis: Dietary and Pharmacologic Options Recommended by the ACP
Nephrolithiasis occurs in 13% of men and 7% of women; if not managed appropriately, it will typically recur within five years in 35% to 50% of patients. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has provided recommendations regarding management of recurrent nephrolithiasis using diet and medication.

Aug 1, 2015 Issue
Management of ACL Injuries: Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAOS
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, which are usually related to sports, have an incidence of approximately 252,000 yearly. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has provided guidance in determining the best options for treating an ACL injury.

Jul 15, 2015 Issue
Management of Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Guideline from the AHA and ACC
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a term that encompasses a range of conditions, is caused when blood flow to the heart is suddenly reduced. The American College of Cardiology (ACC), with the American Heart Association (AHA), has provided recommendations for managing non–ST elevation ACS.

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