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Practice Guidelines

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

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.


Feb 1, 2004 Issue
AAP Releases Policy Statement on Poison Treatment in the Home
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement about poisoning in the home. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), approximately 1.2 million children younger than six years ingest a poisonous substance each year.


Feb 1, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines for Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Labor and Delivery
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a practice bulletin about the use of prophylactic antibiotics during labor and delivery. The bulletin presents a review of clinical situations in which prophylactic antibiotics frequently are prescribed and weighs the evidence supporting the use of antibiotics in these situations.


Jan 15, 2004 Issue
ACOG Releases Bulletin on Managing Cervical Insufficiency
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a clinical management guideline on cervical insufficiency. This report also includes evidence for screening asymptomatic at-risk women.


Jan 1, 2004 Issue
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, January to June, 2004 and Update on Childhood Immunizations
The 2004 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, January to June, is now available and includes updates on childhood immunizations.


Dec 15, 2003 Issue
The 2004 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
The Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003–2004 is now available, as cooperation continues between the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).


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