Guidelines

HCV Guidelines Updated to Include Recommendations for Key Populations

By May 25, 2018

The guidelines were developed by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

AAN: New Guideline on Disease-Modifying Therapies for MS Published

By April 24, 2018

The guideline, published in the journal Neurology, provides recommendations on initiating, switching, and discontinuing DMTs relevant to patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), secondary progressive MS, primary progressive MS (PPMS), and clinically isolated syndromes of demyelination.

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

By April 16, 2018

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

By April 10, 2018

Clinicians should use a total testosterone level below 300ng/dL as a reasonable cut-off in support of the diagnosis of low testosterone.

Endocrine Society Updates Testosterone Therapy Guidelines

By March 20, 2018

Men should only be diagnosed with hypogonadism, says the new guideline, if they display symptoms of a testosterone deficiency and their measurements of total or free testosterone are unequivocally and consistently low.

Updated Practice Guideline on Hirsutism Management Issued

March 15, 2018

"Excess facial or body hair is not only distressing to women, it is often a symptom of an underlying medical problem," said Kathryn Martin, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and lead author of the study.

ADA 'Deeply Concerned' by New ACP Recommendations for Diabetes Management

By March 09, 2018

Based on international clinical trials (ACCORD, ADVANCE, VADT and UKPDS), the ADA recommends a reasonable A1C goal for adults with type 2 diabetes of ≤7%.

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.

ACC: Guidelines for Optimizing Heart Failure Treatment

January 02, 2018

Consensus statement addresses 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

New Flu Vaccine Guidelines Issued for Patients With Egg Allergy

By December 19, 2017

The updated parameter stresses that no special precautions are needed or recommended for those with egg allergy.

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).

New Guidelines Issued for Managing Chronic Pain in HIV Patients

By November 30, 2017

All PWLH should receive brief standardized screening for chronic pain. A biopsychosocial approach should be used; and appropriate monitoring should take place.

AHA/ACC: New Guidelines Redefine 'High Blood Pressure'

November 14, 2017

In 2013 the U.S. government asked the AHA and ACC to draft new guidelines for blood pressure management.

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Treatment Guidelines Updated

By November 07, 2017

The guidelines focus on three key clinical statements.

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.