Search results for "Guidelines"
Guideline released on rheumatoid arthritis treatment
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
MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of intermittent claudication
A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of intermittent claudication. His symptoms have been slowly progressive but are not life limiting. Medical history is significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and carotid artery stenosis treated with left carotid endarterectomy. He is a former smoker but quit 10 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment to reduce this patient's cardiovascular risk?
23 Aug 2022
New BP guideline seeks earlier intervention
Recategorized, lower thresholds might give physicians effective new weapons in the fight against hypertension, but some contend that it's premature to change clinical practice.
1 Mar 2018
Not enough time for primary care clinicians to provide guideline-recommended care, study finds
A recent simulation study estimated that a primary care clinician would require 26.7 h/d to provide preventive, chronic, and acute care, plus documentation/inbox management, to an average panel of 2,500 patients. This time decreased to 9.3 h/d with team-based care.
12 Jul 2022
Guideline offers recommendations to prevent acute COPD exacerbations
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
Medication adherence affecting cardiovascular outcomes even in clinical trials
Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
16 Aug 2022
New guideline advises diagnoses, referrals, treatments for supraventricular tachycardia
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
Guidelines recommend tailored primary care follow-up after colorectal cancer treatment
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
New gout guidelines and 'treat to target'
Guidelines by ACP and by rheumatology societies disagree on the treat-to-target approach to therapy.
1 Apr 2017
Guideline updates recommendations to manage adult rhinosinusitis
A new guideline updated recommendations to improve diagnosis, testing, and treatment of adult acute rhinosinusitis.
7 Apr 2015