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Practice Guidelines

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

Jul 1, 2020 Issue
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: AAP Updates Guideline for Diagnosis and Management
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed in 7% to 8% of children. It affects academic achievement and socioemotional well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated guidelines to emphasize evaluation for comorbid conditions and overcoming systemic barriers to increase treatment equity.


Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Asthma: Updated Diagnosis and Management Recommendations from GINA
The latest update to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines includes significant changes to treatment recommendations, especially a recommendation against using a short-acting beta2 agonists such as albuterol as sole therapy.


Jun 1, 2020 Issue
Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: AAFP and Others Update Recommendations
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)and others have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation monograph. Revisions include new mental health and transgender sections and expansion of the female athlete chapter.


May 15, 2020 Issue
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents: ACOG Management Recommendations
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has new recommendations and conclusions about menstrual bleeding disorders in adolescents.


May 1, 2020 Issue
Migraines in Children: Recommendations for Acute and Preventive Treatment
Updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of migraines in children and adolescents were recently published by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, and they are based on a systematic review of new evidence published between January 2003 and August 2017.


Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society
Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.


Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Frostbite: Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment from the Wilderness Medical Society
Recommendations for prevention and treatment of frostbite from the Wilderness Medical Society.


Mar 15, 2020 Issue
Group B Streptococcus Disease:​ AAP Updates Guidelines for the Management of At-Risk Infants
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have updated guidelines for management of early- and late-onset group B streptococcus disease in infants.


Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment in U.S. Health Care Professionals: CDC Releases Updated Recommendations
According to 1995–2007 surveillance data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Tuberculosis Controllers Association work group, tuberculosis incidence rates in health care professionals were similar to those in the general population.


Feb 15, 2020 Issue
ACIP Approves 2020 Adult and Childhood/Adolescent Immunization Schedules
The 2020 adult and childhood/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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