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Practice Guidelines

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

Oct 15, 2018 Issue
Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019: Updates 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 2018–2019 season.


Oct 1, 2018 Issue
Depression in Adolescents: AAP Updates Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment
These updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to address the identification and diagnosis of all forms of depression in adolescents, defined in this guideline as those 10 to 21 years of age.


Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Deprescribing Antipsychotics for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and Insomnia
As part of the Deprescribing Guidelines in the Elderly Project, a Canadian team consisting of two family physicians, one geriatric psychiatrist, two geriatricians, and four pharmacists has provided recommendations to guide physicians in deprescribing antipsychotics for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and insomnia.


Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses After Incision and Drainage: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
A collaboration between the BMJ and the MAGIC group led an international panel made up of a variety of health care professionals (e.g., family physicians, internists, dermatologists) and adults with experience treating and living with skin abscesses to create recommendations regarding antibiotic use based on identified benefits, harms, cost, treatment burden, evidence quality, and patient preferences.


Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births: National Partnership for Maternal Safety Releases Consensus Bundle
The National Partnership for Maternal Safety has developed a patient safety bundle that outlines important practices that every maternity unit should implement to reduce the number of primary cesarean births and improve care to increase the number of vaginal births.


Aug 1, 2018 Issue
Diabetes: ADA Releases Revised Position Statement on Standards of Medical Care
Because the evidence regarding medical care for persons with diabetes mellitus continues to evolve, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) annually updates its standards. In addition, starting in 2018, the ADA will also periodically update its guidance online if warranted.


Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Hepatitis B Virus Vaccination and Screening: Best Practices from the ACP and CDC
The American College of Physicians and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the consensus among these recommendations, with recent evidence, to develop a best practice advice statement for vaccination, screening, care, and treatment of patients at risk of or who currently have HBV infection.


Jul 1, 2018 Issue
Bleeding with Anticoagulants: ACC Releases Expert Consensus Decision Pathway to Guide Management
This Expert Consensus Decision Pathway from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) aims to provide physicians with decision-making assistance for managing bleeding events in patients taking anticoagulants.


Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Corticosteroids for Sore Throat: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
The BMJ Rapid Recommendations team, a collaboration between BMJ and the MAGIC group, issued a weak recommendation to give a single dose of oral corticosteroids to most patients with acute sore throat.


Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Treatment of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: A Guideline from the AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters
To outline quality improvement opportunities for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, consisting of experts from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), created a guideline to outline initial pharmacologic treatment in persons at least 12 years of age with moderate to severe seasonal allergic rhinitis.


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