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Practice Guidelines

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

May 1, 2016 Issue
AHA Updates Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
This summary practice guideline from the American Heart Association focuses on adult and child basic life support and CPR quality, as well as alternative CPR techniques.


Apr 15, 2016 Issue
ACS Releases Guideline on Breast Cancer Screening
The American Cancer Society (ACS) organized an interdisciplinary guideline development group to review the available evidence on breast cancer mortality, quality of life, life expectancy, false-positive findings, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment, and to update their 2003 guideline on breast cancer screening in average-risk women.


Apr 1, 2016 Issue
AHA/ATS Release Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension
These guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) address evaluation and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension, including diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, and outpatient treatment recommendations.


Mar 15, 2016 Issue
American Academy of Pediatrics Releases Report on Infantile Hemangiomas
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a report to provide an update on diagnosing and managing infantile hemangiomas.


Mar 15, 2016 Issue
DGAC Makes Food-Based Recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which update the previous 2010 guideline, to provide guidance regarding healthy eating.


Mar 1, 2016 Issue
ACCP Provides Updated Recommendations on the Management of Somatic Cough Syndrome and Tic Cough
A cough that has no medical diagnosis and does not respond to treatment is sometimes labeled as psychogenic cough, habit cough, or tic cough. These disorders should be distinguished from other forms of chronic cough, but there is little consistency or evidence on how to best diagnose a chronic cough as a psychogenic, habit, or tic cough. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) has updated the 2006 guidelines to assist physicians in the management of a patient with suspected somatic cough syndrome or tic cough.


Feb 15, 2016 Issue
ACIP Releases 2016 Adult Immunization Recommendations
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the adult immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year.


Feb 15, 2016 Issue
ACIP Releases 2016 Childhood Immunization Recommendations
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the childhood immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year. New recommendations incorporated into the schedule include meningococcal B and nonavalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.


Feb 1, 2016 Issue
Preventing CVD in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Update from the AHA and ADA
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) joined together to release statements on preventing CVD in persons with diabetes.


Jan 15, 2016 Issue
CDC Releases 2015 Guidelines on the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its 2010 recommendations to help guide physicians in preventing and treating sexually transmitted diseases. This summary practice guideline will focus on the updates.


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