AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION
Practice Guidelines summarize important clinical recommendations from major medical organizations and the federal government.
Nov 15, 2020 Issue
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Updated Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published updated guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
Nov 1, 2020 Issue
Accidental Hypothermia: Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society
The Wilderness Medical Society has published an updated guideline on treating accidental hypothermia outside of hospitals, including a staging classification system based on clinical observation.
Oct 15, 2020 Issue
Influenza Vaccination: Updated 2020-2021 Recommendations from ACIP
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2020–2021 season.
Oct 1, 2020 Issue
Patellofemoral Pain: Guidelines from the American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association released guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patellofemoral pain.
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.