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Practice Guidelines: ACC/AHA Release Updated Guideline on the Treatment of Blood ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The Blood Cholesterol Expert Panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated evidence-based guideline in 2013 that addresses the use of fixed doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to reduce the risk of ASCVD in ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p260.html

Practice Guidelines: JNC8 Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension in Adults - ...

Oct 1, 2014 - Hypertension is one of the most important preventable contributors to disease and death in the United States, leading to myocardial infarction, stroke, and renal failure when it is not detected early and treated appropriately. The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) recently ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1001/p503.html

Practice Guidelines: AAO-HNS Guidelines for Tonsillectomy in Children and ...

Sep 1, 2011 - Although tonsillectomy is common and improves patients' quality of life, there are possible risks and practice variations in the care of patients undergoing tonsillectomy. Recent guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) aim to provide ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p566.html

Practice Guidelines: AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute ...

Apr 15, 2014 - Approximately 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms have acute sinusitis. This practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which updates the 2001 guideline, discusses diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children one to 18 ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p676.html

Practice Guidelines: IDSA Guidelines on the Treatment of MRSA Infections in Adults ...

Aug 15, 2011 - The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States continues to increase, with more than 94,000 cases of invasive disease reported in 2005. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its first evidence-based guidelines on the ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/p455.html

Practice Guidelines: ACCF and AHA Release Guidelines on the Management of Heart ...

Aug 1, 2014 - The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and American Heart Association (AHA) recently developed guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. The guidelines are based on four progressive stages of heart failure; progression from one stage to the next is ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0801/p186.html

Practice Guidelines: ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer ...

Dec 15, 2012 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently reviewed guidelines on colorectal cancer screening available from the American Cancer Society/U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer/American College of Radiology, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, U.S. Preventive ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1153.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Releases Influenza Vaccination Updates for 2013-2014 - ...

Oct 15, 2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its annual guidelines for routine influenza vaccination in 2013–2014. Vaccination is recommended for all persons six months or older who do not have contraindications.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/p543.html

Practice Guidelines: AAO-HNSF Releases Clinical Practice Guideline on Acute Otitis ...

Nov 15, 2014 - A diagnosis of acute otitis externa (AOE) requires sudden onset (e.g., within 48 hours) within the past three weeks of symptoms (e.g., otalgia, itching, fullness, hearing loss, jaw pain) and signs (e.g., tenderness of the tragus or pinna) indicating inflammation of the ear canal. ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1115/p731.html

Practice Guidelines: IDSA Updates Guideline for Managing Group A Streptococcal ...

Sep 1, 2013 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its 2002 guideline on managing group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The illness primarily occurs in children five to 15 years of age. Patients typically present with sudden onset of a sore throat, pain with swallowing, and fever.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0901/p338.html

Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Clinical Practice Guideline...

Jun 1, 2014 - This clinical guideline from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) updates the one previously published in 2008 and addresses treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in adults 19 years and older.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0601/p918.html

Practice Guidelines: IDSA Releases Recommendations on Vaccinations in ...

Nov 1, 2014 - Recommended vaccination schedules for immunocompetent children and adults are published annually by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination of immunocompromised patients is important because impaired host ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1101/p664.html

Practice Guidelines: ACOG Releases Guideline on Gestational Diabetes - American ...

Sep 15, 2014 - Gestational diabetes increases the risk of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, and developing diabetes later in life. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released a guideline that provides recommendations based on good-quality ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0915/p416.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2012-2013 ...

Oct 1, 2012 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its annual guideline on influenza vaccination. This year’s guideline provides information on dosing considerations for children six months to eight years of age, ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p686.html

Practice Guidelines: AHA and ASA Release Guideline for Prevention of Future Stroke ...

Jan 15, 2015 - The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) have updated their guideline on prevention of future stroke in patients with a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). Currently, the average annual rate of future stroke in these patients is at a ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p136.html

Practice Guidelines: IDSA Releases Guidelines for Management of Acute Bacterial ...

Mar 15, 2013 - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released a guideline for the management of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children and adults in the community or emergency department settings. Each recommendation includes a quality of evidence grade (i.e., strong or weak) and a...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0315/p445.html

Practice Guidelines: AHA/ASA Release Guideline on Stroke Prevention in Women - ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have released a guideline to help physicians identify women with increased risk of stroke and initiate appropriate preventive measures. The guideline includes recommendations on pregnancy and stroke; cerebral ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/p330.html

Practice Guidelines: AAO-HNSF Releases Guideline on Tympanostomy Tubes in Children -...

May 1, 2014 - The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO–HNSF) has released a guideline on the indications for tube placement in children, as well as perioperative counseling.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0501/p754.html

Practice Guidelines: Planning for Labor and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery: ...

Feb 1, 2015 - This guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which provides information on health outcomes associated with labor after cesarean delivery/vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (LAC/VBAC), replaces the 2005 guideline on trial of labor after cesarean delivery. Its ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p197.html

Practice Guidelines: ACP Updates Guideline on Oral Pharmacologic Treatments for Type...

Jan 15, 2013 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published an updated guideline on the oral pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes. Recommendations are based on a systematic evidence review of head-to-head comparisons of oral pharmacologic treatments for type 2 diabetes, and an ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0115/p140.html

Practice Guidelines: AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - American ...

Jan 1, 2012 - Major changes addressed in the American Heart Association's (AHA) 2011 guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) are that benefits and risks found in the clinical practice setting were strongly considered, and recommendations were not based solely on benefits found in the clinical ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p70.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Releases 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule - American ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The 2015 adult immunization schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few changes that are particularly relevant to family physicians.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p264.html

Practice Guidelines: Management of Atopic Dermatitis: Guideline from the American ...

Dec 1, 2014 - Atopic dermatitis, a common and chronic skin condition, affects persons of all ages. Topical therapy is the mainstay of treatment, and in severe cases, it is often combined with systemic therapy. This guideline from the American Academy of Dermatology provides information about the ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p798.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Releases Updated Recommendations on Influenza Vaccination ...

Oct 15, 2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its yearly recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2014–2015 season.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1015/p584.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Releases 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedules - American ...

Feb 15, 2015 - The 2015 immunization schedule for children and the catch-up schedule from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a few changes that are pertinent for family physicians.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/p265.html

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