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Practice Guidelines

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

Jul 15, 2004 Issue
Treatment of Infantile Spasms


Jul 1, 2004 Issue
ACIP Releases 2004 Guidelines on the Prevention and Control of Influenza
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued recommendations on the prevention and control of influenza for the 2004–2005 influenza season.


Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Evaluation of Infants Born to Mothers with West Nile Virus Infection
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released interim guidelines for the evaluation of infants born to mothers with West Nile virus infection. West Nile virus is a single-stranded RNA flavivirus with antigenic similarities to Japanese encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis viruses.


Jun 15, 2004 Issue
AAP, AAFP, AAO-HNS Release Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Otitis Media with Effusion
Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of otitis media with effusion (OME) have been released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS).


Jun 1, 2004 Issue
AAP, AAFP Release Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media
Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated acute otitis media (AOM) in children between two months and 12 years of age are available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).


May 15, 2004 Issue
AAFP and ACP Release Practice Guideline on Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation
The Joint Panel of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have developed recommendations for adult patients with first-detected atrial fibrillation.


May 15, 2004 Issue
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, July to December, 2004
The recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for July to December 2004 has been released by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


May 1, 2004 Issue
Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership Releases Report on Adult Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Chronic rhinosinusitis is a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses lasting for at least 12 consecutive weeks. The Sinus and Allergy Health Partnership has released a report to help physicians diagnose this disease more accurately.


Apr 15, 2004 Issue
ACS Guidelines for Early Detection of Cancer
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released its annual recommendations for the early detection of cancer. These include screening guidelines for breast, cervical, colorectal, endometrial, and prostate cancer.


Apr 1, 2004 Issue
ACS Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment
The American Cancer Society (ACS) issued a report discussing optimal nutrition and physical activity issues during the phases of cancer treatment and recovery, living after recovery from treatment, and living with advanced cancer.


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