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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: 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: AAP Releases Practice Guideline on Diagnosis, Management, and ...

Apr 15, 2015 - This guideline on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of bronchiolitis in children one to 23 months of age from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updates a previous guideline published in 2006.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p578.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: Updated Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of Intra-Abdominal...

Sep 15, 2010 - The Surgical Infection Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America recently updated recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of intra-abdominal infections. Intra-abdominal infections are the second most common cause of infectious mortality in intensive care units. Complicated ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p694.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: 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: 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: 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: AHA Guidelines on Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis ...

Feb 1, 2010 - Group A streptococcus (GAS) infections of the pharynx are the precipitating cause of rheumatic fever. Proper diagnosis and adequate antibiotic treatment of GAS infections can prevent acute rheumatic fever in most cases. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated its ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p346.html

Practice Guidelines: ACOG Releases Clinical Guidelines on Management of Menopausal ...

Sep 1, 2014 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has provided recommendations for the treatment of vasomotor and vaginal symptoms related to menopause.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0901/p338.html

Practice Guidelines: HIV Prevention: Recommendations from the International ...

Apr 1, 2015 - With the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has become a chronic disease that can be managed, rather than a deadly infection. The International Antiviral Society—USA Panel has provided recommendations regarding these approaches ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p495.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: 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: 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: 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: 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: ASCO and AUA Release Guideline on Prostate Cancer ...

Jan 1, 2010 - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Urological Association (AUA) developed a practice guideline on the benefits and harms of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors for prevention of prostate cancer.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0101/p76.html

Practice Guidelines: ACOG Releases Guidelines on Management of Abnormal Uterine ...

Jun 15, 2014 - Abnormal uterine bleeding related to ovulatory dysfunction (i.e., oligo-ovulation and anovulation) is a range of disorders often associated with heavy, irregular bleeding. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) treatment recommendations are based on the ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0615/p987.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: ART for HIV: Recommendations from the International Antiviral ...

Mar 15, 2015 - The International Antiviral Society—USA Panel has provided recommendations for management of HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Evidence has shown that ART for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is effective in preventing transmission among couples. ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/p396.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: 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.

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

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