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Identifying and Using Good Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2009 - Performance measurement and payment are increasingly linked to goals established by practice guidelines. The best guidelines are based on systematic reviews and patient-oriented evidence, use an evidence-rating system such as the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy, and are ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p67.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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part 1. Definition, ...

Sep 1, 2004 - In February 2002, the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease. The first six of the 15 guidelines are of the greatest relevance to family physicians. Part I of this two-part article ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p869.html

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2011 - Acute pyelonephritis is a common bacterial infection of the renal pelvis and kidney most often seen in young adult women. History and physical examination are the most useful tools for diagnosis. Most patients have fever, although it may be absent early in the illness. Flank pain is ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p519.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. Glomerular ...

Sep 15, 2004 - The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease in February 2002. Of the 15 guidelines, the first six are of greatest relevance to family physicians. Part II of this two-part review covers ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1091.html

AFP Journal Club: How Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Awry? - American Family Physician

Sep 15, 2012 - Many guidelines are dominated by recommendations from experts and are not based on sound clinical studies. The development of clinical practice guidelines needs to be transparent and devoid of commercial, financial, and political influences. Physicians should also be wary of outdated ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p514.html

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

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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Revised AAP Guideline on UTI in Febrile Infants and Young Children - American Family ...

Nov 15, 2012 - In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a revision of its 1999 clinical practice guideline on urinary tract infections in febrile infants and young children two to 24 months of age. The new clinical practice guideline has several important updates based on evidence ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1115/p940.html

Practice Guidelines: ASCO and AUA Release Guideline on Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention ...

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.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Practice Guidelines: ACP Provides Guidance on Screening Pelvic Examination in Women - ...

May 15, 2015 - This guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) provides evidence on the use of pelvic examination to screen for pathology in average-risk, non-pregnant women. This guideline concentrates on screening in women without symptoms; a pelvic examination with bimanual examination...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p732.html

The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline - American Family Physician

May 1, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of two guidelines to provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1803.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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0915/p694.html

Common Questions About Chronic Low Back Pain - American Family Physician

May 15, 2015 - More than 30% of U.S. adults report having experienced low back pain within the preceding three months. Although most low back pain is nonspecific and self-limiting, a subset of patients develop chronic low back pain, defined as persistent symptoms for longer than three months. Low back...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0515/p708.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.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p578.html

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

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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

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

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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Practice Guidelines: AHA Guidelines on Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and ...

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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Hypertension - American Family Physician

May 18, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on hypertension and related issues, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies, and blood pressure monitoring and screening.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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

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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Practice Guidelines: AAP Releases Policy Statement on Screening for Nonviral Sexually ...

May 1, 2015 - This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides recommendations on routine screening for nonviral STIs in adolescents and young adults (25 years and younger).

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0501/p652.html

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

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 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

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

Diabetes: Type 2 - American Family Physician

May 18, 2015 - This collection features AFP content on type 2 diabetes and related issues, including blood glucose levels, diabetic complications (such as ketoacidosis and neuropathy), glycemic control, insulin management, and gestational diabetes.

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

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