It takes about 15 years to broadly implement clinical guidelines into practice. Physicians and scientists are working to shorten this lag and strengthen the connection by examining how guidelines are developed, delivered, and adopted.
1 Jun 2016
Among other recommendations, clinicians should order neck CT or MRI with contrast in patients with a neck mass who are thought to be at increased risk for malignancy.
19 Sep 2017
This issue includes stories on managing diverticulitis, using direct oral anticoagulants, and payment and performance measures.
1 Apr 2022
Changes to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guideline include no longer routinely giving low-dose aspirin for primary prevention to adults older than age 70 years or to younger patients who are not at high risk.
26 Mar 2019
The Endocrine Society's new clinical practice guideline recommends lifestyle therapy, then metformin, then second-line drugs (but not sulfonylureas and glinides) or insulin for diabetes patients ages 65 years and older, among other advice.
2 Apr 2019
The joint guideline from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society is based on evidence published through October 2016.
14 Mar 2017
The guidelines cautioned that there is still limited evidence about long-term adverse events, impacts on future comorbidities, pediatric treatment, pregnancy and lactation, treatment combinations for newer biologics, and a need to identify biomarkers.
26 Feb 2019
The guidelines address ongoing monitoring, treatment agreements, and state prescription drug monitoring programs, among other areas.
23 May 2017
Hyaluronic acid injections for knee arthritis ineffective, surgery for meniscal tears noninferior to PT, studies find
A meta-analysis found no significant change in pain and more adverse events with viscosupplementation for osteoarthritis of the knee compared to placebo, while another study offered longer-term evidence that surgery was no better than physical therapy (PT) for degenerative meniscal tears.
12 Jul 2022
Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revised the definition and staging of the condition, and an expert offers tips for optimal care.
1 Jun 2018