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Practice Guidelines

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

Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Influenza Vaccination: Updated Recommendations 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 2019–2020 season.


Oct 1, 2019 Issue
Perinatal Depression: AAP Policy Statement on Recognition and Management
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a policy statement regarding the integration of perinatal depression recognition and management into well-child visits.


Sep 15, 2019 Issue
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy for High-Risk TIA and Minor Stroke: BMJ Rapid Recommendation
Based on a recent randomized controlled trial followed by a systematic review, the BMJ and MAGIC group concluded that dual antiplatelet therapy use for a limited period after mild stroke is beneficial.


Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Tonsillectomy in Children: AAO-HNS Updates Guideline
The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) has updated its 2011 guideline on tonsillectomy indications and perioperative care in children one to 18 years of age.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children: AAP Provides Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics has created an evidence-based guideline recommending the use of isotonic fluids for patients 28 days to 18 years of age to reduce the risk of developing hyponatremia.


Aug 1, 2019 Issue
Infantile Hemangioma: AAP Releases Guideline for Management
Infantile hemangiomas are the most common benign tumors of childhood, occurring in up to approximately 5% of infants. These benign vascular tumors are small, self-resolving, and do not require treatment.


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.


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