AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.
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.
Jul 1, 2015 Issue
AAO-HNSF Releases Guideline on Managing Tinnitus
Tinnitus, the perception of sound without an external source, can be caused by a variety of conditions. Prevalence in the United States is approximately 10% to 15%. It can be categorized as primary (idiopathic and accompanied by or not by sensorineural hearing loss) and secondary (caused by a specific condition or problem other than sensorineural hearing loss). This guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO–HNSF) provides guidance on the management of bothersome tinnitus lasting at least six months.
Jun 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Treatment of DDH in Infants Up to Six Months of Age: Recommendations from the AAOS
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has provided guidance, based on limited and moderate evidence, on diagnosing and nonsurgical treatments for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants up to six months of age.
Jun 1, 2015 Issue
ACP Provides Guidance on Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has provided recommendations for nonsurgical treatment of UI in women. Treatment of UI is aimed at achieving, or at least improving, symptoms. It is deemed effective if it reduces the number of episodes by at least one-half.
May 15, 2015 Issue
ACP Provides Guidance on Screening Pelvic Examination in Women
This guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides evidence on the use of pelvic examination to screen for pathology in average-risk, non-pregnant women. This guideline concentrates on screening in women without symptoms; a pelvic examination with bimanual examination may be used in some non-screening circumstances.
May 1, 2015 Issue
AAP Releases Policy Statement on Screening for Nonviral Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents and Young Adults
This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides recommendations on routine screening for nonviral STIs in adolescents and young adults (25 years and younger).