Guidelines

ACIP Votes in Favor of Intranasal Flu Vaccine Flumist Quadrivalent

By February 22, 2018

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted in favor of a renewed recommendation for the use of Flumist Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal).

New Guidelines Focus on Early Treatment Decisions in Acute Pancreatitis

By February 12, 2018

The guidelines are intended to reduce practice variation and promote high-quality and high-value care.

USPSTF: Screening for Syphilis in Pregnant Women Beneficial

February 07, 2018

Draft recommendation indicates considerable net benefit to screening for syphilis infection

ACIP: 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Released

By February 06, 2018

Changes in the 2018 adult immunization schedule from the previous year's schedule include new ACIP recommendations for the use of recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) for adults aged 50 years or older and the use of an additional dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) in a mumps outbreak setting.

ACIP: 2018 Immunization Schedule for Children, Adolescents Available

By February 06, 2018

The recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules for 2018 have been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Major Recs From New ACC/AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines

January 23, 2018

"The 2017 guideline uses a different classification system for BP than previous guidelines; emphasizes out-of-office BP measurements to confirm the diagnosis of and monitor success in control of hypertension," the authors write.

New Guidelines Available on Anticoagulation Tx for Cardiopulmonary Bypass

January 22, 2018

Recommendations for heparin dosing and monitoring, contraindications and alternatives, reversal

USPSTF Updates Recommendation Statement on Scoliosis Screening

January 10, 2018

"Our review of the current evidence has pointed to more questions than answers about the benefits and harms of screening children and teenagers with no symptoms of scoliosis," said USPSTF member Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH.

New Guidelines Published on Opioid Use in Refractory RLS Treatment

By January 09, 2018

Although the research found opioid use to have a favorable risk-benefit ratio, other avenues of treatment should be considered before opioid prescription including addressing iron stores and combination therapy.

USPSTF Updates Recommendation on Menopausal Hormone Therapy

December 12, 2017

Based on these findings, the USPSTF concluded that for most postmenopausal women with an intact uterus, combined estrogen and progestin had no net benefit for primary prevention of chronic conditions (D recommendation).

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.