A new guideline updated recommendations to improve diagnosis, testing, and treatment of adult acute rhinosinusitis.
7 Apr 2015
New ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule recommends changes to herpes zoster, pneumococcal, hepatitis B vaccines
The guidelines from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) also include information on COVID-19 vaccines, stressing that it is safe to co-administer them with other vaccines.
22 Feb 2022
Guidelines on risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure ulcers were issued by ACP this week.
3 Mar 2015
Advance care planning conversations should happen before critical illness or hospitalization occurs, and Medicare can reimburse physician time spent on them.
1 Sep 2022
A Swedish study found that patients who had COVID-19 were at higher risk for a first deep venous thrombosis (DVT) for up to three months, pulmonary embolism (PE) for up to six months, and bleeding for up to two months, while a single-center study from France found that risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence up to a year after COVID-19 was low.
12 Apr 2022
ACS/ASCO issue guideline on caring for breast cancer survivors; study looks at association between screen-detected DCIS, invasive breast cancer
The 5 areas covered by the guideline are surveillance for breast cancer recurrence, screening for second primary cancer, assessment and management of physical and psychosocial long-term and late effects of breast cancer and treatment, health promotion, and care coordination and practice implications.
15 Dec 2015
Physicians treating adults with an unprovoked first seizure should inform them that their seizure recurrence risk is greatest, between 21% and 45%, within the first 2 years, according to a joint guideline by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society.
12 May 2015
For diagnosis, a separate guideline recommended that physicians use synovial fluid analysis when clinical judgment indicates that diagnostic testing is necessary in patients with possible gout.
1 Nov 2016
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation released a new clinical guideline last week on allergic rhinitis.
10 Feb 2015
A 40-year-old man is evaluated 10 days after an ED visit for a cough, chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. He reports a similar episode requiring an ED visit one year ago. Following a physical exam and cardiopulmonary exam, what is the most appropriate management?
29 Mar 2022