Practice Guidelines

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

Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Recommendations for Prescribing New Antiepileptic Drugs
According to a meta-analysis by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES), several new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are effective in treating selected patients with partial or mixed seizure disorders, but evidence for their efficacy in patients with generalized epilepsy syndromes is lacking.

Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Treatment of Infants with HIV-1 Infection

Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Updated Guideline on Jaundice in Newborns

Sep 1, 2004 Issue
CDC Issues Recommendations for Diagnosing, Managing, and Reporting Foodborne Illnesses
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for diagnosing, managing, and reporting foodborne illnesses, in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association-American Nurse Foundation (ANA-ANF), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA's) Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Sep 1, 2004 Issue
Neuroimaging Tests for Cerebral Palsy
The Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society have released a new guideline on neuroimaging tests for cerebral palsy and related disorders.

Sep 1, 2004 Issue
Update on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Shortage

Aug 15, 2004 Issue
ACP Releases Guideline on Lipid Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
A guideline on the management of dyslipidemia, particularly hypercholesterolemia, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has been published by the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Aug 15, 2004 Issue
Hospital Stay for Healthy Term Newborns
The Committee on Fetus and Newborn of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on the length of hospital stays for healthy term newborns. The hospital stay of the mother-infant dyad should be long enough to allow identification of early problems and to ensure that the family is able and prepared to care for the infant at home.

Aug 1, 2004 Issue
CDC and HICPAC Release Updated Guidelines on the Prevention of Health-Care-Associated Pneumonia
Recommendations on reducing the incidence of pneumonia and other severe, acute lower respiratory tract infections in acute-care hospitals and in other health care settings have been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Increases in Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

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