AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.
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.
Feb 15, 2018 Issue
ACIP Releases 2018 Childhood Immunization Recommendations
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews and updates the immunization schedule for children and adolescents 18 years or younger incorporating any previously published updates or corrections from the previous year.
Feb 15, 2018 Issue
ACIP Releases 2018 Adult Immunization Recommendations
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews and updates the adult immunization schedule annually, incorporating any previously published updates or corrections from the previous year.
Feb 1, 2018 Issue
Cancer Screening Recommendations from the ACS: A Summary of the 2017 Guidelines
Each year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) releases guidelines for health care professionals and patients on current cancer screening recommendations. The annual report updates previous recommendations, provides data on cancer screening rates, and discusses issues relating to early cancer detection. The 2017 guidelines cover screening recommendations for breast, cervical, colorectal, endometrial, lung, and prostate cancers.
Jan 15, 2018 Issue
H. pylori Infection: ACG Updates Treatment Recommendations
Helicobacter pylori infection is one of the most common chronic bacterial infections. The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has updated its clinical guidelines in response to significant scientific advances in the management of this disease.
Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Tuberculosis: Guidelines for Diagnosis from the ATS, IDSA, and CDC
Persons with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection may have no clinical evidence of disease and present asymptomatically, known as latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) or symptomatically, known as tuberculosis (TB). The American Thoracic Society (ATS), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided guidance on diagnosing TB in children and adults.
Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Preventive Pediatric Health Care: Updated Recommendations from the AAP
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for preventive pediatric health care (Periodicity Schedule). These recommendations are intended for children receiving appropriate care from parents and with no health problems whose growth and development are within normal ranges.
Dec 1, 2017 Issue
Acute Gout: ACP Provides Guideline on Diagnosis
The diagnostic standard for acute gout is joint aspiration with synovial fluid analysis for monosodium urate crystals; however, many patients are seen in a primary care or emergency medicine situation where synovial fluid analysis is rarely performed. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has developed a guideline for diagnosing adults with joint inflammation suspected to be gout.
Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Spondyloarthritis: NICE Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment
Spondyloarthritis comprises inflammatory disorders that have some overlapping characteristics. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released a guideline on diagnosing and treating spondyloarthritis.