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Practice Guidelines

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

Sep 15, 2020 Issue
Chronic Kidney Disease: Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines from the VA/DoD
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and treatment of chronic kidney disease.


Sep 1, 2020 Issue
Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
Previous guidelines suggested that levothyroxine treatment may be appropriate with hypothyroid symptoms or a TSH level exceeding 10 mIU per L based on limited evidence. A recent large trial in older adults suggests that treatment shows no benefit in many areas and possible harm.


Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: ACP Guidance Statements
The American College of Physicians developed a consensus statement for colorectal cancer screening of average-risk adults based on their review of six independent guidelines and supporting evidence.


Aug 15, 2020 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening recommendations vary because the underlying evidence is low quality, with few screening methods evaluated by randomized trials. The BMJ/MAGIC Group performed a systematic review based on 15-year CRC risk models to compare screening options.


Aug 1, 2020 Issue
VTE in Patients with Cancer: Guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer.


Jul 15, 2020 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Updated Recommendations from the ATS and IDSA
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recently updated their recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia.


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.


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