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Practice Guidelines

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

Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Hepatitis B Virus Vaccination and Screening: Best Practices from the ACP and CDC
The American College of Physicians and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the consensus among these recommendations, with recent evidence, to develop a best practice advice statement for vaccination, screening, care, and treatment of patients at risk of or who currently have HBV infection.


Jul 1, 2018 Issue
Bleeding with Anticoagulants: ACC Releases Expert Consensus Decision Pathway to Guide Management
This Expert Consensus Decision Pathway from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) aims to provide physicians with decision-making assistance for managing bleeding events in patients taking anticoagulants.


Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Corticosteroids for Sore Throat: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
The BMJ Rapid Recommendations team, a collaboration between BMJ and the MAGIC group, issued a weak recommendation to give a single dose of oral corticosteroids to most patients with acute sore throat.


Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: A Guideline from the AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters
To outline quality improvement opportunities for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, consisting of experts from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), created a guideline to outline initial pharmacologic treatment in persons at least 12 years of age with moderate to severe seasonal allergic rhinitis.


May 15, 2018 Issue
Infectious Diarrhea: IDSA Updates Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its 2001 guidelines for the management of children and adults with suspected or confirmed infectious diarrhea. Infectious diarrhea is usually self-limited, but diagnostic testing and treatment are indicated in some cases.


May 1, 2018 Issue
Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: Treatment Recommendations from the Endocrine Society
Gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent persons require a safe and effective hormone regimen. These recommendations are an update to the clinical practice guideline on endocrine treatment of transsexual persons published in 2009 by the Endocrine Society.


Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Screening and Management of High BP in Children and Adolescents: An Updated Guideline from the AAP
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously published guidance on screening for and managing high blood pressure (BP) in children and adolescents in 2004. An updated guideline was released by the AAP to address increased interest in childhood hypertension (HTN) and an updated search of the literature on the topic.


Apr 1, 2018 Issue
Syncope Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines from ACC, AHA, and HRS
The American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) have released guidelines to assist physicians in evaluating and treating syncope.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
High Blood Pressure: ACC/AHA Releases Updated Guideline
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated their guideline on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high BP in adults. The ACC/AHA recommendations were based on a systematic review that addressed four questions regarding BP monitoring and treatment for hypertension.


Mar 1, 2018 Issue
Treatment of Low BMD and Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: Updated Guideline from the ACP
Osteoporosis, which most commonly occurs in the hip, spine, and wrist, puts persons at increased risk of fragility and fracture. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has updated its 2008 guideline to include new evidence regarding fracture prevention in adults with low bone mineral density or osteoporosis.


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