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Practice Guidelines

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

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Guidelines from the American Thoracic Society
The American Thoracic Society published guidelines for pharmacologic management of COPD and long-term oxygen therapy for COPD and interstitial lung disease based on systematic reviews.


Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations: Guidelines from the American Academy of Family Physicians
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Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Guidelines from the VA/DoD
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense published guidelines for the primary care management of COPD.


Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Pharmacologic Management of COPD Exacerbations: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAFP
The American Academy of Family Physicians has published guidelines for treating acute exacerbations of COPD.


Jun 15, 2021 Issue
Hypertension: New Guidelines from the International Society of Hypertension
The International Society of Hypertension has published summary guidelines based on major international guidelines published between 2017 and 2020 on the control of hypertension. These summary guidelines include essential recommendations and suggestions for optimal care.


Jun 1, 2021 Issue
Chronic Kidney Disease in Diabetes: Guidelines from KDIGO
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group, an international organization dedicated to nephrology clinical practice guidelines, has developed a new guideline for management of diabetes with chronic kidney disease.


May 15, 2021 Issue
Key Potentially Inappropriate Drugs in Pediatrics: The KIDs List
The Pediatric Pharmacy Association produced a list of key potentially inappropriate drugs in pediatrics, or the KIDs List, to guide physicians who treat children.


May 1, 2021 Issue
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Management Guidelines from the AGA and JTF
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the Joint Task Force on Allergy-Immunology Practice Parameters (JTF) published guidelines for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.


Apr 15, 2021 Issue
Dyslipidemia Management for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Guidelines from the VA/DoD
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have updated recommendations for evaluation and management of dyslipidemia to prevent cardiovascular disease.


Apr 1, 2021 Issue
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Chronic Insomnia Disorder: Updated Guidelines from the VA/DoD
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD) approved a clinical practice guideline for the management of obstructive sleep apnea and chronic insomnia disorder.


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