Apr 22nd, 2019 - The USPSTF recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant persons with urine culture.
Sep 30th, 2017 - Since the publication of the WHO Guidelines for the management of sexually transmitted infections in 2003, changes in the epidemiology of STIs and advancements in prevention, diagnosis and treatment necessitate changes in STI management. This guideline provides updated recommendations for syphilis screening and treatment for pregnant women based on the most recent evidence and available serologi.
US Preventive Services Task Force
May 31st, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for syphilis infection in persons who are at increased risk for infection.
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Recommendations and Reports;
Oct 25th, 2013 - Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most effective of the four first-line TB drugs (the other two drugs being ethambutol and pyrazinamide). MDR TB includes the subcategory of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB), which is MDR TB with additional resistance to any fluoroquinolone and to a...
Circulation Gerber MA, Baltimore RS et. al.
Feb 27th, 2009 - Primary prevention of acute rheumatic fever is accomplished by proper identification and adequate antibiotic treatment of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) tonsillopharyngitis. Diagnosis of GAS pharyngitis is best accomplished by combining clinical judgment with diagnostic test results, the criterion standard of which is the throat culture. Penicillin (either oral penicillin V or injec...
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; Mazur E, Bochyńska E et. al.
Dec 2nd, 2013 - Group A Streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis is currently the only commonly occurring form of acute pharyngitis for which antibiotic therapy is definitely indicated. Polish guidelines advocate the use of modified Centor score (MCS) to assess the probability of GAS pharyngitis. They advise performing throat culture or rapid antigen detection test (RADT) in children with score 2-3 in MCS and treating ...
American Family Physician; Roberts KB
Nov 19th, 2012 - In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a revision of its 1999 clinical practice guideline on urinary tract infections in febrile infants and young children two to 24 months of age. The new clinical practice guideline has several important updates based on evidence generated over the past decade. The updated guideline includes clinical criteria for collecting urine specimens. Diagn...
British Journal of Cancer; Beiske K, Burchill SA et. al.
Apr 29th, 2009 - Disseminating disease is a predictive and prognostic indicator of poor outcome in children with neuroblastoma. Its accurate and sensitive assessment can facilitate optimal treatment decisions. The International Neuroblastoma Risk Group (INRG) Task Force has defined standardised methods for the determination of minimal disease (MD) by immunocytology (IC) and quantitative reverse transcriptase-po...
Annals of Internal Medicine;
Jul 1st, 2008 - Reaffirmation of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement about screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did a targeted literature search for evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women, nonpregnant women, and men. Screen for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine cultur...
Jun 27th, 2008 - Figure. Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults: clinical summary of a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation. Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Clinical Summary of a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement All Pregnant Women Screen with urine culture. Grade: A Men and Nonpregnant Women Do not screen. Grade: D A clean-cat...