Practice Guidelines

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

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.

Mar 15, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines for Clinical Management of Osteoporosis
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently issued guidelines for the clinical management of osteoporosis in women, including recommendations for screening, prevention, and treatment.

Mar 1, 2004 Issue
ACC/AHA and ASNC Release Guidelines for the Clinical Use of Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging
Guidelines for the use of specific nuclear cardiologic techniques in acute ischemic syndromes, chronic syndromes, and heart failure have been published by the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the American Society for Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC).

Mar 1, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Report on Dystocia and Augmentation of Labor
Dystocia is characterized by the slow and abnormal progression of labor and is the leading indication for primary cesarean delivery in the United States. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a clinical practice guideline on dystocia and augmentation of labor.

Feb 15, 2004 Issue
AAP Releases Policy Statement on the Prevention of RSV Infections
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on the revised indications for the use of palivizumab and respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin intravenous (RSV-IGIV) for the prevention of RSV infections.

Feb 15, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Recommendations on Sterilization
The Committee on Practice Bulletins-Gynecology of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin on sterilization. The bulletin lists methods of surgical sterilization, including laparoscopy, minilaparotomy, and transcervical and transvaginal approaches.

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