Practice Guidelines

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

Jul 1, 2001 Issue
ACOG Issues Guidelines on Fetal Macrosomia
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has issued new clinical management guidelines on fetal macrosomia. The term fetal macrosomia implies fetal growth beyond a specific weight, regardless of the fetal gestational age.

Jun 15, 2001 Issue
AHA Recommendations for the Management of Intracranial Aneurysms
The American Heart Association (AHA) has formulated recommendations for the management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms. The guidelines are intended to serve as a framework for the development of treatments and for future research.

Jun 1, 2001 Issue
ACOG Practice Bulletin on Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed a practice bulletin on the prevention of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

May 15, 2001 Issue
IDSA Issues Guidelines on the Treatment of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, affecting adults and children. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued recommendations for the treatment and management of patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease or persons bitten by ticks suspected of carrying the disease.

May 1, 2001 Issue
NIH Statement on Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a statement on adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Adjuvant therapies administered after surgery eradicate deposits of cancer cells that may have spread from the primary cancer site, and such therapies increase a woman's chance of long-term survival.

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.

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