AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.
May 1, 2009 Issue
ACP Releases Guideline on Treatment of Low Bone Mineral Density or Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures
The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently released guidelines on treatment of low bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis to prevent fractures describes the available evidence on pharmacologic treatment in men and women.
Apr 15, 2009 Issue
AAP Clinical Report on Lipid Screening in Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a clinical report in July 2008 that recommends lipid screening in children and adolescents with a fasting lipid profile, and focuses on improving childhood and adolescent lipid and lipoprotein concentrations to lower the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease.
Apr 1, 2009 Issue
ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Herpes Zoster
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines on the prevention of herpes zoster (i.e., shingles).
Mar 15, 2009 Issue
ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diptheria in Pregnant Women and Newborns
Two tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines were licensed in 2005 for use in adults and adolescents in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that physicians weigh the theoretic risks and benefits before administering Tdap to pregnant women.
Feb 15, 2009 Issue
AASLD Updates Chronic Hepatitis B Recommendations
Updated recommendations from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) include the preferred diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive approaches to chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Jan 15, 2009 Issue
ACIP Releases 2009 Adult Immunization Schedule
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2009 recommended adult immunization schedule.
Jan 1, 2009 Issue
ACIP Releases 2009 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2009 child and adolescent immunization schedules.
Dec 15, 2008 Issue
AAP Releases Guidelines on Management of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are generally not “curable,” and long-term management is required. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on management of ASDs.
Dec 1, 2008 Issue
AAP Releases Guidelines on Identification of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released guidelines on identification of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). ASDs represent three of the pervasive developmental disorders defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM-IV): autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder—not otherwise specified.
Nov 15, 2008 Issue
AHRQ Reviews Management of Gestational Diabetes
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) systematically reviewed the literature on the management of gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is one of the most common complications of pregnancy, affecting about 7 percent of pregnancies each year in the United States.