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Practice Guidelines

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

Nov 15, 2001 Issue
CDC Issues Guidelines on Illnesses Associated with Intentional Release of Biologic Agents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a report on the investigation of recent cases of anthrax exposure. Interim guidelines for postexposure prophylaxis for prevention of inhalational anthrax and other information to assist epidemiologists, physicians and laboratory personnel responding to intentional biologic agent exposures are included.


Nov 1, 2001 Issue
PHS Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposure to HBV, HCV and HIV: Implementation for Health Care Facilities
Updated guidelines from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) provide recommendations for the management of health care personnel who have occupational exposure to blood and other body fluids that might contain hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).


Oct 15, 2001 Issue
AAP statement on sports participation in children and adolescents.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a position statement on medical conditions that affect sports participation in children and adolescents. According to the AAP, children and adolescents with medical conditions present special issues in athletic participation.


Oct 1, 2001 Issue
ACIP Releases 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 2001–2002 influenza season.


Sep 15, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part V. Acute Bronchitis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. Information focusing on the appropriate use of antibiotics for treatment of uncomplicated acute bronchitis is included in these guidelines.


Sep 1, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part IV. Acute Pharyngitis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. Information focusing on appropriate antibiotic use in acute pharyngitis is included in these guidelines.


Aug 15, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part III. Acute Rhinosinusitis
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory disease. The recommendations in part III of the guidelines present an argument for a conservative approach to antibiotic use in patients with rhinosinusitislike symptoms.


Aug 1, 2001 Issue
American Heart Association Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke
The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a scientific statement on the primary prevention of ischemic stroke. The scientific statement includes an overview of established and potential risk factors and recommendations.


Aug 1, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part II. Nonspecific Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, increased antibiotic use in children and excessive use of antibiotics in adults have caused an increase in antibiotic-resistant organisms in the past decade. To address this issue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory illness.


Jul 15, 2001 Issue
Principles of Appropriate Antibiotic Use: Part I. Acute Respiratory Tract Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed guidelines for evaluating and treating adults with acute respiratory illnesses. The goal of the principles is to provide clinicians with practical strategies for limiting antibiotic use to the patients who are most likely to benefit from it.


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