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Practice Guidelines

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

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.


Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Influenza Vaccination: Updated Recommendations from ACIP
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2019–2020 season.


Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Perinatal Depression: AAP Policy Statement on Recognition and Management
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a policy statement regarding the integration of perinatal depression recognition and management into well-child visits.


Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for High-Risk TIA and Minor Stroke: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
Based on a recent randomized controlled trial followed by a systematic review, the BMJ and MAGIC group concluded that dual antiplatelet therapy use for a limited period after mild stroke is beneficial.


Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Tonsillectomy in Children: AAO-HNS Updates Guideline
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) has updated its 2011 guideline on tonsillectomy indications and perioperative care in children one to 18 years of age.


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