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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: 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: ACP Releases Guideline on Screening, Monitoring, and Treatment ...

Jul 15, 2014 - Based on a systematic evidence review, this guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) presents recommendations on screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease in adults.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0715/p121.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: 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: 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: 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: 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: ACIP Updates General Immunizations Guidelines - American Family...

Oct 15, 2011 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides general guidelines for the administration of its recommended routine vaccinations, which are aimed at preventing 17 diseases in children and adults. Sections of this ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p951.html

Practice Guidelines: NIAID Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Food ...

Jun 15, 2011 - Food allergy can be difficult to diagnose. Because diagnosis and management options vary, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) helped develop guidelines to provide physicians with best practices for diagnosing and treating patients with food allergy.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1492.html

Practice Guidelines: ACP Releases Guideline on the Management of OSA - American ...

Jul 1, 2014 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) has developed a guideline to assist physicians in choosing the best initial treatment for adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Management is based on type and severity of symptoms and on patient education about the benefits vs. adverse ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p56.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: 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: ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2011-2012 ...

Oct 1, 2011 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its annual guideline on vaccination against influenza. It includes information on a newly licensed intradermal vaccine, a change in the number of vaccine doses required ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1001/p827.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: PIDS and IDSA Issue Management Guidelines for ...

Jul 15, 2012 - Previously published guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults have been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality rates. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) have created new ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0715/p196.html

Practice Guidelines: ACOG Releases Practice Bulletin on Osteoporosis - American ...

Aug 15, 2013 - This practice bulletin from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reviews diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options for women with osteoporosis.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p269.html

Practice Guidelines: Diagnosis of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations ...

Oct 1, 2013 - The American College of Physicians (ACP), in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons, has developed a guideline...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/p469.html

Practice Guidelines: AAO-HNS Releases Guideline on Sudden Hearing Loss - American ...

Mar 1, 2013 - This guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) focuses on sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which affects 5 to 20 per 100,000 persons in the United States. Early diagnosis is essential for effective management.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0301/p377.html

Practice Guidelines: AAP Releases Guideline on Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in ...

Nov 15, 2013 - Childhood type 2 diabetes poses a challenge to many physicians who are not used to treating this disease in such young patients. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a guideline of evidence-based recommendations for treating type 2 diabetes in patients 10 to 18 years of...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1115/p710.html

Practice Guidelines: AACAP Releases Practice Parameter on Sexual Orientation, Gender...

Aug 1, 2013 - Children and adolescents who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual, and those with gender nonconformity or gender discordance may be affected by negative attitudes, putting them at risk of certain mental health conditions. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0801/p202.html

Practice Guidelines: AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment ...

Jan 1, 2013 - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first published guidelines on the diagnosis and evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2000, with recommendations for treatment published in 2001. Based on new data collected since then, the AAP released new guidelines ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p61.html

Practice Guidelines: ACC and AHA Update on Chronic Heart Failure Guidelines - ...

Mar 1, 2010 - In 2009, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published a focused update of the ACC/AHA 2005 Guideline Update for the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Heart Failure in the Adult.

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0301/p654.html

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