Guidelines

Updated Guidelines for Managing Ventricular Arrhythmias Released

November 01, 2017

"The risks of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death vary in specific populations with different underlying cardiac conditions and with specific family history and genetic variants, and this variation has important implications for studying and applying therapies," a guideline co-author said in a statement.

CHEST: New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

By October 26, 2017

The manuscript has been submitted to CHEST for publication and findings will be presented at the CHEST 2017 Annual Meeting.

ACOG: Recommendations for LARC Initiation and Management

October 26, 2017

Insertion of IUD should be offered after first-trimester uterine aspiration, on same day as abortion

ACIP: New Vaccine Recommendations for Shingles Prevention

By October 25, 2017

The Committee voted that Shingrix is preferred over Zostavax for the prevention of zoster and related complications.

VA/DoD: Recommendations for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

October 25, 2017

Patients should be offered individualized diabetes self-management education, as well as individualized glycemic management plans and target ranges for HbA1c.

AAP Provides Update for Infection Prevention in Pediatrics

October 23, 2017

"In this policy, we emphasize the importance of public health interventions, including vaccination for patients and health care personnel," the authors write.

IDSA: New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Infectious Diarrhea Management

By October 19, 2017

The expert panel states that for the majority of patients with diarrhea, diagnostic testing is unnecessary.

SMFM Issues Recommendations on Managing Hepatitis C in Pregnancy

By October 19, 2017

The recommendations will be published in the November issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation on Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer

October 11, 2017

The researchers recommend that clinicians provide counseling on sun protection behaviors for anyone with fair skin aged 6 months to 24 years, including parents of young children with fair skin (B recommendation).

USPSTF Issues New Fall Prevention Recommendations

September 27, 2017

Multifactorial interventions to prevent falls should be offered selectively by clinicians; the overall net benefit of routinely offering multifactorial interventions is small.

CKD-Mineral and Bone Disorder Treatment Recommendations Updated

By September 20, 2017

In addition, for adult patients with CKD G3a-G5 not on dialysis, the new guideline indicates that calcitriol and vitamin D analogs should not be routinely used.

USPSTF: Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations Issued

September 13, 2017

For women aged 21 to 29 years, the USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer with cervical cytology alone every 3 years. For women aged 30 to 65 years, the USPSTF recommends screening every 3 years with cervical cytology alone or every 5 years with hrHPV testing alone (A recommendation).

USPSTF Issues Vision Screening Recommendation for Children

September 06, 2017

The USPSTF concluded that the overall net benefit is moderate for children aged 3 to 5 years (B recommendation).

AAP: Hepatitis B Vaccine Should Be Given Within First 24 Hours of Life

August 29, 2017

Birth vaccine should be given for all medically stable infants weighing 2,000 g

CDC: Updated Influenza Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018

By August 28, 2017

While still a licensed product, the ACIP does not recommend use of live attenuated influenza vaccine.

AAP: Updated Pediatric Hypertension Guidelines Published

August 22, 2017

Other changes to the guidelines include a more limited recommendation to check blood pressure measurements only at preventive care visits, a streamlined evaluation and management of abnormal readings, revised recommendations on when to perform echocardiography, and a revised definition of left ventricular hypertrophy.

AGA: Recommendations for Monitoring Drug Therapy in IBD

By August 14, 2017

To optimize drug concentration and improve outcomes, therapeutic drug monitoring is used to check the trough concentration and evaluate for the presence of anti-drug antibodies.

ACOG: Recommendations for Counseling Teens About Contraception

July 27, 2017

Ob-gyns should address contraceptive needs, expectations, and concerns, regardless of patient age

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendation Statement on Ovarian Cancer Screening

July 21, 2017

Test isn't accurate enough to justify its use, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

PANS/PANDAS Treatment Guidelines Released

By July 20, 2017

"Immunomodulatory therapy should be considered early, because NSAIDs or a short course of oral corticosteroids may be sufficient for symptom remission in recent-onset cases, whereas those with long-standing symptoms often require more intensive and prolonged immunotherapeutic interventions," the authors write.

Guidance Document Revises Management Practices in NAFLD

July 19, 2017

Pharmacologic treatments aimed at improving liver disease should be limited to those with biopsy-proven nonalcoholic liver steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis.

USPSTF: Recommendations Issued on Lifestyle Counseling for Healthy Patients

July 12, 2017

USPSTF urges doctors to talk to low-risk, in addition to high-risk, adults about lifestyle

Task Force Issues New CRC Screening Recommendations

By June 21, 2017

Individuals with a family history of CRC in a first-degree relative diagnosed before age 60 should undergo colonoscopy every 5 years beginning at age 40 or 10 years before the age at which their relative was diagnosed.

Guidelines Address Peri-Op Management of Antirheumatic Drugs

June 21, 2017

The guidelines address perioperative use of antirheumatic drug therapy for adults with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or systemic lupus erythematosus undergoing elective THA or TKA.

USPSTF Updates Obesity Screening Recommendations for Children

June 21, 2017

B recommendation supports screening for children and adolescents aged 6 and older

NAMS: New Position Statement on Hormone Therapy

By June 20, 2017

Firstly, NAMS reiterates that HT should be individualized for each patient and requires periodic reevaluation for risks and benefits of selected therapy.

Recommendations for Handling In-Flight Cardiac Arrest Proposed

By June 05, 2017

Emergency equipment should be available and its location should be mentioned in the pre-flight safety announcement.

USPSTF Issues Statement on Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening

May 31, 2017

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to assess benefits, harms of screening asymptomatic 10- to 18-year-olds

AAP: Policy Statement Regarding Fruit Juice Consumption

By May 22, 2017

The AAP also states that human milk or infant formula is sufficient for infants whereas low-fat/nonfat milk and water are sufficient for older children.

AACE/ACE: New ACP Osteoporosis Guidelines 'Fall Short'

By May 19, 2017

Five important differences were identified by AACE/ACE involving pharmacotherapy choice as well as treatment duration and reevaluation.