For diagnosis, the guideline said, flexible endoscopy with biopsy is the preferred method. ... The full guideline, which appears in the July Annals of Thoracic Surgery, is available online.
State legislatures are drafting laws that would mandate what doctors tell their patients about culturally controversial topics such as abortion or guns in the home, or even purely clinical issues such as breast cancer and tissue density. How
ACP issues guidance statement for breast cancer screening of average-risk women with no symptoms | Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 News | ACP Internist
Rather than developing a new clinical practice guideline in these circumstances, ACP instead prepares and releases guidance statements that rely on evidence presented or referenced in selected guidelines and accompanying evidence ... reports. ACP
QD: News Every Day--Prediabetes guidelines need common A1c level for cost-effective interventions.
Female sexual dysfunction: ACOG practice bulletin clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists, number 213.
Readers respond about retail clinic guidelines and EMRs. Retail based health clinics have expanded nationally (over 2,000) with plans to open hundreds more over the next several years. ... Strict evidence-based guidelines and protocols should be followed.
The intent of guidelines (at least I think) is to provide a general approach to a medical situation. ... The idea behind guidelines and performance measures makes assumptions that ignore the particulars.
QD: News Every Day--Back pain guidelines not influencing how doctors manage care. ... In stark contrast to guidelines for managing routine back pain, doctors are increasing their use of diagnostic imaging, referrals and narcotics, while nonsteroidal
the 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. ... The New York Times summed up the new guidelines nicely in its headline: Government's Dietary Advice: Eat
Alcohol is associated with so many benefits and harms that it's hard to know where to start talking to patients about using it. One place might be alcohol misuse and abuse. Teach patients where they fall on the continuum of drinking behavior.