AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.
Dec 15, 2002 Issue
The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides age-based recommendations for routine vaccinations in a color-coded chart. In addition, it summarizes the recommendations and some contraindications of eight vaccines for adults with various medical conditions.
Dec 1, 2002 Issue
AHRQ Releases Review of Treatments for Allergic and Nonallergic Rhinitis
Rhinitis, classified as allergic or nonallergic, is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages. An evidence report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a review of the available literature on the various treatments for allergic and nonallergic rhinitis.
Nov 15, 2002 Issue
CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part II. Human Papillomavirus and Hepatitis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis is included.
Nov 1, 2002 Issue
CDC Releases 2002 Guidelines for Treating STDs: Part I. Diseases Characterized by Vaginal Discharge and PID
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published the 2002 guidelines for treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Information on diseases characterized by vaginal discharge, as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is included.
Oct 15, 2002 Issue
American Cancer Society Releases Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update on guidelines for reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity.
Oct 1, 2002 Issue
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome in Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed a practice guideline on the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children. This syndrome occurs in children of all ages, but it is thought to be most common in preschool-aged children.
Sep 15, 2002 Issue
Updated Guidelines for Perioperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) recently updated the 1996 guidelines on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery.
Sep 1, 2002 Issue
ACIP Releases 2002 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 2002–2003 influenza season.
Aug 15, 2002 Issue
American Cancer Society Issues 2002 Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued its 2002 update of cancer screening. The screening guidelines are organized by site of cancer and include discussions of recent research, recommended tests or procedures, recommended frequency of testing, and updates on the state of research or clinical trials.
Aug 1, 2002 Issue
AAP Issues Guidelines for Selecting and Using the Most Appropriate Car Safety Seats
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations on selecting and installing safety seats and how to place a child in the seat. Factors that parents should consider before buying a car safety seat for infants and children are included.