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Practice Guidelines

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

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.


Jul 15, 2002 Issue
ACOG practice bulletin on diagnosing and managing preeclampsia and eclampsia.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the diagnosis and management of preeclampsia and eclampsia.


Jul 1, 2002 Issue
NIH Releases Statement on Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy
Osteoporosis is a disorder of the skeletal system characterized by weakened bone strength, which results in an increased risk of fracture. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a consensus statement on the prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of osteoporosis.


Jun 15, 2002 Issue
AUA and ASRM Produce Recommendations for Male Infertility
The American Urological Association, Inc. (AUA) and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) have collaborated to produce recommendations intended to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility.


Jun 1, 2002 Issue
Significant FDA Approvals in 2001
In 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched numerous initiatives to assure the availability of medical products for the treatment of injuries that could be caused by terrorists using biologic, chemical, or nuclear agents.


May 15, 2002 Issue
ACOG Practice Bulletin on Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy
Guidelines developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) discuss changes in thyroid function during pregnancy, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and clinical considerations; and provides recommendations.


May 1, 2002 Issue
Revised Growth Charts for Children
In May, 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published revised growth charts for children. For the first time, the charts include body mass index (BMI) for children two to 20 years of age.


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