Practice Guidelines

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

Dec 1, 2003 Issue
ACIP Releases Recommendations for Use of Live, Attenuated Influenza Vaccine
A report on the prevention and control of influenza and guidelines for using intranasally administered, trivalent, cold-adapted, live, attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) has been released by he Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Nov 15, 2003 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Cervical Cytology Screening
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a clinical management guideline on cervical cytology screening. In the United States, cervical cancer remains the third most common gynecologic malignancy.

Nov 1, 2003 Issue
ATS, CDC, and IDSA Update Recommendations on the Treatment of Tuberculosis
Recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in settings where mycobacterial cultures, radiographic facilities, and drug susceptibility testing are available have been published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Oct 15, 2003 Issue
AAP Releases Policy Statement on Eye Examinations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on eye examinations in infants, children, and young adults. The report focuses on the importance of early detection and prompt treatment of ocular disorders in children to avoid permanent visual impairment.

Oct 1, 2003 Issue
ACIP Releases 2003 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 2003–2004 influenza season.

Sep 15, 2003 Issue
Evaluation of Epigastric Discomfort and Management of Dyspepsia and GERD
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) recently published a guideline on the evaluation and management of dyspepsia and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Sep 1, 2003 Issue
AHA Releases Statement on Exercise and Heart Failure
Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Aug 15, 2003 Issue
ACEP Releases Clinical Policy on Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Embolism
A clinical policy focusing on critical issues in the evaluation and management of patients with signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism (PE) has been released by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

Aug 1, 2003 Issue
ACIP Issues Guidelines on the Use of Smallpox Vaccine in a Pre-Event Vaccination Program
Recommendations for the use of smallpox vaccine in a pre-event vaccination program are now available from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC), and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).

Jul 15, 2003 Issue
NHLBI Releases New High Blood Pressure Guidelines
New guidelines for the prevention and management of hypertension are available from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). According to the NHLBI, hypertension affects about 50 million persons in the United States.

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