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Practice Guidelines

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

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.


Feb 1, 2020 Issue
Breast Cancer Screening: ACP Releases Guidance Statements
The American College of Physicians reviewed guidelines from other organizations and developed four statements to provide advice to clinicians about breast cancer screening for women who are at average risk.


Jan 15, 2020 Issue
Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS
This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients: An Update from the AGS
The 2019 American Geriatrics Society update of the Beers Criteria uses the five criteria outlined in 2015; these include medications that should typically be avoided in most older patients, medications that should be avoided in older patients with certain conditions, medications that should be used with caution because of benefits that may offset risks, medication interactions, and changes in dosing based on kidney function.


Dec 15, 2019 Issue
Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice Bulletin
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy outcomes, and approaches for management based on new evidence.


Dec 1, 2019 Issue
Diagnosing VTE: Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology
The American Society of Hematology has published recommendations for determining the optimal diagnostic strategy based on pretest risk.


Nov 15, 2019 Issue
Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia: A Practice Bulletin from ACOG
Globally, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the main causes of maternal death. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released a practice bulletin to outline diagnosis and treatment recommendations for these conditions.


Nov 1, 2019 Issue
Pilonidal Disease Management: Guidelines from the ASCRS
The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) has released a clinical practice guideline to provide physicians with diagnosis and treatment options of pilonidal disease.


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