AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.
Apr 15, 2019 Issue
Child Passenger Safety: AAP Updates Best Practice Recommendations
There has been an increase in scientific evidence supporting the use of child safety and booster seats. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated best practice recommendations on child passenger safety based on this evidence.
Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Mild TBI in Children: Guidance from the CDC for Diagnosis and Treatment
Mild traumatic brain injury in children is a major problem in the United States. Based on a systematic literature review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations specific to children with Glasgow Coma Scale scores of 13 to 15.
Mar 15, 2019 Issue
HIV Prevention and Treatment with ART: International Antiviral Society Updates Recommendations
Antiretroviral therapy is the key to preventing and managing human immunodeficiency virus infection. Based on the availability of new medications and treatment options, the USA Panel of the International Antiviral Society has updated its 2016 recommendations.
Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Myocardial Infarction: Expert Consensus Group Provides Updated Definition
An expert consensus group of the European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, and World Heart Federation has provided an updated universal definition of myocardial infarction.
Feb 15, 2019 Issue
ACIP Approves 2019 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules
The 2019 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Urinary Incontinence: Screening Recommendation from the WPSI
Urinary incontinence adversely affects health, quality of life, and function for most women at some point in their lives. However, it is underreported because of embarrassment, stigma, or acceptance as normal. Early intervention may reduce progression, improve quality of life, and limit the need for complex and costly treatment.
Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACS Updates Guideline for Adults with Average Risk
To support early identification and treatment, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its 2008 guidance on counseling and referring patients at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) based on new evidence regarding screening options and the ever-changing risk of CRC.
Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Deprescribing Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists for Insomnia in Adults
A multidisciplinary group of clinicians as part of the Deprescribing Guidelines in the Elderly project has developed evidence-based guidelines focused on deprescribing long-term Benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs) in patients taking them for insomnia, with the goal of helping physicians and patients make appropriate decisions about BZRA use.
Dec 15, 2018 Issue
Crohn's Disease: ACG Releases Updated Management Guidelines
Options for managing Crohn’s disease continue to increase, as does the prevalence of the disease. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has released an updated clinical practice guideline outlining features of the disease, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.
Dec 1, 2018 Issue
Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations from the ACCP
The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recently published recommendations for lung cancer screening based on key questions developed using the PICO (population, intervention, comparator, and outcome) format.