Evidence is fueling new guidelines suggesting internists treat most cases of uncomplicated diverticulitis in an outpatient setting, without antibiotics.
1 Apr 2022
The guideline included a strong recommendation against the use of warfarin, among other medications.
21 Jul 2015
Among the recommendations is one stating that low-dose CT screening should not be performed in individuals who have accumulated fewer than 30 pack-years of smoking or who are younger than age 55 years or older than age 77 years, or who have quit smoking more than 15 years ago, and do not have a high risk of having/developing lung cancer based on clinical risk prediction calculators.
30 Jan 2018
Of 558,322 new heart failure patients, 34.8% received coronary artery disease (CAD) testing and 9.3% received revascularization within 90 days, which fell below expectations set by current guidelines, according to authors of a study of U.S. administrative claims data.
1 Mar 2022
Rescuers should perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 per minute and at a depth of at least 2 inches or 5 cm for an average adult.
27 Oct 2015
An evidence-based guideline from the American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society offers recommendations on preventing exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
14 Apr 2015
Among other recommendations, the guideline panel recommended a treat-to-target approach rather than a nontargeted approach in patients with early symptomatic RA and those with established RA, regardless of disease activity.
24 Nov 2015
The overall goal of the guideline is to provide clinicians with the tools needed to successfully diagnose and treat patients with supraventricular tachycardia other than atrial fibrillation.
29 Sep 2015
Patients should receive a history and physical every 3 to 6 months in the first 2 years, and every 6 months in years 3 through 5, among other recommendations.
15 Sep 2015
A 30-year-old woman is seen in follow-up. She was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus 12 years ago. She was treated for lupus nephritis, which is now quiescent. What health risk assessment should be performed now?
5 Apr 2022