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Practice Guidelines

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

Mar 1, 2021 Issue
Colonoscopy Follow-up: U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Updates Recommendations
Screening colonoscopy findings define the future risk of colorectal cancer and the need for repeat screening. The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer updated recommended follow-up intervals after screening colonoscopy in average-risk individuals.


Feb 15, 2021 Issue
ACIP Approves 2021 Adult and Child/ Adolescent Immunization Schedules
The 2021 adult and child/adolescent immunization schedules have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Feb 15, 2021 Issue
Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia: Updated Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society
The Wilderness Medical Society has published updated guidelines for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of exercise-associated hyponatremia.


Feb 1, 2021 Issue
Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women: ACOG Updates Recommendations
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has new recommendations for managing chronic pelvic pain.


Jan 15, 2021 Issue
Osteoarthritis Management: Updated Guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology and Arthritis Foundation
The 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation guidelines reviewed the effectiveness of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for OA in the knee, hip, and hand.


Jan 1, 2021 Issue
Testosterone Therapy for Age-Related Low Testosterone: Guidelines from the ACP
The American College of Physicians published guidelines for testosterone therapy in cis gender men with age-related low testosterone based on a systematic review.


Dec 15, 2020 Issue
Off-Label Use and Misuse of Hormone Supplements: AACE and ACE Position Statement
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology developed a summary of known risks of using off-label hormone treatments.


Dec 1, 2020 Issue
Management of Acute Pain from Non–Low Back Musculoskeletal Injuries: Guidelines from AAFP and ACP
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians have published guidelines based on a systematic review and network meta-analysis of 207 studies involving 32,959 patients that evaluated treatments for acute musculoskeletal pain other than low back pain.


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.


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