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Practice Guidelines

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

Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Interpregnancy Care: Guidelines from ACOG and SMFM
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have published guidelines focusing on interpregnancy care to improve outcomes of future pregnancies and the overall health of women, regardless of their future pregnancy plans.


Jul 1, 2019 Issue
Physical Activity: Updated Recommendations from HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published updated recommendations on physical activity based on a systematic review of the effect of physical activity on health. The committee addressed 38 questions and 104 subquestions and graded the evidence based on consistency and quality of the research.


Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Depression After ACS Events: AAFP Releases Updated Guidelines
The American Academy of Family Physicians has released a guideline focusing on depression in adults within three months of an ACS event (unstable angina or myocardial infarction). The guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies and covers screening and treatment.


Jun 15, 2019 Issue
Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome Events: Screening and Treatment Guidelines from the AAFP
The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations that are relevant to primary care for the screening and treatment of depression in patients following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event.


Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Cancer Screening: ACS Releases Annual Summary of Recommendations
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides a summary of recommendations for cancer screening each year, including any updates and recent data, and advice for when recommendations cannot be made.


May 15, 2019 Issue
Chronic Cough After Acute Viral Bronchiolitis: Suggestions from the ACCP
To address the high prevalence of bronchiolitis, the effects of chronic cough on patients' quality of life, and adverse effects from inappropriate use of medications, an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians performed systematic reviews to develop several consensus-based suggestions.


May 1, 2019 Issue
Cholesterol Management: ACC/AHA Updates Guideline
The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) task force on clinical practice guidelines has updated its 2013 cholesterol guideline.


Apr 15, 2019 Issue
Child Passenger Safety: AAP Updates Best Practice Recommendations
There has been an increase in scientific evidence supporting the use of child safety and booster seats. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated best practice recommendations on child passenger safety based on this evidence.


Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Mild TBI in Children: Guidance from the CDC for Diagnosis and Treatment
Mild traumatic brain injury in children is a major problem in the United States. Based on a systematic literature review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations specific to children with Glasgow Coma Scale scores of 13 to 15.


Mar 15, 2019 Issue
HIV Prevention and Treatment with ART: International Antiviral Society Updates Recommendations
Antiretroviral therapy is the key to preventing and managing human immunodeficiency virus infection. Based on the availability of new medications and treatment options, the USA Panel of the International Antiviral Society has updated its 2016 recommendations.


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