Practice Guidelines

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

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.

Apr 15, 2002 Issue
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: Diagnosis and Treatment of Heel Pain
The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) has developed a guideline on heel pain. The guideline contains pathways (algorithms) for the treatment of heel pain based on underlying cause.

Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Introduction to AAFP Summary of Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has updated the Summary of Policy Recommendations for Periodic Health Examinations. The recommendations include the examinations that should be offered, those that should not be done, those considered an option, and those with insufficient evidence to recommend for or against.

Mar 15, 2002 Issue
AAP Issues Recommendations for the Management of Sinusitis in Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for physicians to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients between one and 21 years of age who present with uncomplicated acute, subacute, and recurrent acute bacterial sinusitis.

Mar 1, 2002 Issue
AAP Updates Statement for Transfer of Drugs and Other Chemicals Into Breast Milk
A statement intended to update the list of agents transferred into breast milk and describe possible effects on the infant or lactation, if any are known, is now available from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Feb 15, 2002 Issue
AAP Guidelines on Treatment of Children with ADHD
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new guideline for the treatment of school-aged children (six to 12 years) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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