Guidelines

Checklist Allows Physicians to Easily Identify Clinical Practice Guidelines

Checklist Allows Physicians to Easily Identify Clinical Practice Guidelines

A simple, easy-to-use checklist, the Guideline Trustworthiness, Relevance, and Utility Scoring Tool (G-TRUST), can identify useful clinical practice guidelines.

Integrative Therapies for Breast Cancer Treatment: Clinical Practice Guideline

Integrative Therapies for Breast Cancer Treatment: Clinical Practice Guideline

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The Society for Integrative Oncology has issued an updated clinical practice guideline regarding the use of integrative therapies for specific clinical indications during and after breast cancer treatment.

Guidelines for Biologics Use in Lupus by International Panel

Guidelines for Biologics Use in Lupus by International Panel

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A multidisciplinary group of international experts has released recommendations for the use of biologics in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

First Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sjögren's Syndrome

First Clinical Practice Guidelines for Sjögren's Syndrome

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The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation has released the first clinical practice guidelines for the disease, which includes recommendations on the management of fatigue, inflammatory musculoskeletal pain, and use of biologic agents.

New Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

New Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea

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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine announced a new clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adults.

Prophylactic Hydration for Contrast-induced Nephropathy

Prophylactic Hydration for Contrast-induced Nephropathy

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High-risk patients who did not receive guidelines-recommended prophylactic hydration prior to procedures requiring iodinated contrast media had the same rate of contrast-induced nephropathy as patients who received usual care.

DMARDs Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines Updated

DMARDs Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Guidelines Updated

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EULAR recommendations were updated for rheumatoid arthritis management to include new guidelines on starting effective therapy in patients early.

Epidural Spinal Injection Safety, Coverage Guidelines by Multisociety Partnership

Epidural Spinal Injection Safety, Coverage Guidelines by Multisociety Partnership

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Virtaj Singh, MD, highlights the successes of the Multi-society Pain Work Group (MPW), which resulted in Medicare modifying its approach to coverage.

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic, Non-Cancer Pain

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) has issued updated opioid prescribing guidelines for the management of patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.

Guidelines on Gout Management by the American College of Physicians

Guidelines on Gout Management by the American College of Physicians

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The authors noted that comparative effectiveness studies to evaluate the incremental benefits and harms of a treat-to-target strategy over a treat-to-avoid-symptoms strategy should be a priority.

3 Noteworthy Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

3 Noteworthy Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

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The initiatives include guidelines and recommendations for CRNAs, physicians, and policymakers.

American Pain Society Issues Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

American Pain Society Issues Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

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Advising patients on strains, explaining limitations

Guidelines for First-Line Treatment for Acute Migraine in the Emergency Department

Guidelines for First-Line Treatment for Acute Migraine in the Emergency Department

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New guidelines for treatment of migraine in the ED seek to reduce opioid prescription.

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