Despite substantial advances in therapeutic options for HFrEF, significant gaps remain in the use of guideline-directed medical therapy in these patients.
The American College of Rheumatology developed guidelines for the management of gout, including use of urate-lowering therapy, flare treatment, and lifestyle and medication recommendations.
Features, Musculoskeletal Disorders
The American College of Rheumatology and the Arthritis Foundation developed evidence-based guidelines for the management of hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis.
AAN 2019 Coverage
An expert subcommittee of the AAN has released an updated evidence-based clinical practice guideline on treating Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders.
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have released a new evidence-based guideline detailing the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
This month we look at a case where a physician made a judgment call and ended up being judged harshly for it.
Dr C was determined to fight this case, and his defense attorney was supportive after looking at the detailed notes and documented calls to the patient which were never returned.
Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.
Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.
Dr P's expert testified that there was nothing to treat or to tell the patient about.