Practice Guidelines

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

Apr 15, 2001 Issue
PHS Updates Smoking Cessation Guideline
The Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released an update of the 1996 smoking cessation guideline that was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Apr 1, 2001 Issue
NIH Consensus Statement on Phenylketonuria
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a statement on the screening and management of phenylketonuria (PKU). PKU, a form of hyperphenylalaninemia, is a rare metabolic disorder that is caused by a deficiency of the liver enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase.

Mar 15, 2001 Issue
AAP Technical Report on the Prevention of Pneumococcal Infections
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a technical report on the prevention of pneumococcal infections, including the use of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines and antibiotic prophylaxis.

Mar 1, 2001 Issue
ATS Adopts Diagnostic Standards for Tuberculosis
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed standards for the diagnosis and classification of tuberculosis.

Feb 15, 2001 Issue
AAP Issues Recommendations on Infection Control in Physicians' Offices
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for infection control in physicians' offices. These include guidelines for the delivery of health care, standard precautions that should be taken in the physician's office, office design, disinfection and antimicrobial use.

Feb 1, 2001 Issue
AAP Develops Guidlelines for Early Detection of Dislocated Hips
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed guidelines for the early detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), which includes frank dislocation, partial dislocation, instability and inadequate formation of the acetabulum.

Jan 15, 2001 Issue
ACIP Issues Updated Recommendations for Polio Vaccine
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released recommendations on the exclusive use of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).

Jan 1, 2001 Issue
The 2001 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule
The collaboration of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) continues with the 2001 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule.

Dec 15, 2000 Issue
ACOG Addresses Psychosocial Screening in Pregnant Women
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed an educational bulletin on perinatal screening and intervention for psychosocial risk factors.

Dec 1, 2000 Issue
Guidelines on Migraine: Part 5. Recommendations for Specific Prophylactic Drugs
The U.S. Headache Consortium guidelines for the treatment of migraine summarize data from clinical studies of various drugs used in preventive therapy of migraine.

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