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Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2017 - 2018.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-2550
Pediatrics

Sep 5th, 2017 - This statement updates the recommendations for routine use of the seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual seasonal influenza immunization for everyone 6 months and older, including children and adolescents. Highlights for the upcoming 2017-2018 season include the followin...

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: U...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2018.14741
JAMA , Curry SJ et. al.

Oct 25th, 2018 - Intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse of older or vulnerable adults are common in the United States but often remain undetected. In addition to the immediate effects of IPV, such as injury and death, there are other health consequences, many with long-term effects, including development of mental health conditions such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, substan...

Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults: U.S. P...
https://doi.org/10.7326/M14-1018
Annals of Internal Medicine; LeFevre ML,

May 27th, 2014 - Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the benefits and harms of antiviral treatment, the benefits of education or behavior change counseling, and the association between improvements in intermediate and clinical outcomes after antiviral therapy. This recommendation ap...

Screening for suicide risk in adolescents, adults, and older adults in primary care: U....
https://doi.org/10.7326/M14-0589
Annals of Internal Medicine; LeFevre ML,

May 20th, 2014 - Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for suicide risk. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the accuracy and reliability of instruments used to screen for increased suicide risk, benefits and harms of screening for increased suicide risk, and benefits and harms of treatments to prevent suicide. This recommendation applies to adolescents, adu...

Diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: an Endocrine Society clinical pra...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5399492
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; Legro RS, Arslanian SA et. al.

Oct 23rd, 2013 - The aim was to formulate practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). An Endocrine Society-appointed Task Force of experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer developed the guideline. This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system to describe both the strength...

Management of sickle cell disease: summary of the 2014 evidence-based report by expert ...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2014.10517
JAMA Yawn BP, Buchanan GR et. al.

Sep 9th, 2014 - Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a life-threatening genetic disorder affecting nearly 100,000 individuals in the United States and is associated with many acute and chronic complications requiring immediate medical attention. Two disease-modifying therapies, hydroxyurea and long-term blood transfusions, are available but underused. To support and expand the number of health professionals able and w...

Assessment of the 12-lead ECG as a screening test for detection of cardiovascular disea...
https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000025
Circulation Maron BJ, Friedman RA et. al.

Sep 16th, 2014 - Assessment of the 12-lead ECG as a screening test for detection of cardiovascular disease in healthy general populations of young people (12-25 Years of Age): a scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.|2014|Maron BJ,Friedman RA,Kligfield P,Levine BD,Viskin S,|diagnosis,physiopathology,methods,methods,

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107316
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortali... Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ et. al.

Aug 24th, 2018 - This report updates the 2017-18 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States (MMWR Recomm Rep 2017;66[No. RR-2]). Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months who do not have contraindications. A licensed, recommended, and age-appropriate vaccine should be us...

Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Re...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5919600
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortali... Liang JL, Tiwari T et. al.

Apr 27th, 2018 - This report compiles and summarizes all recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding prevention and control of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in the United States. As a comprehensive summary of previously published recommendations, this report does not contain any new recommendations and replaces all previously published reports and policy notes; ...

Update: ACIP Recommendations for the Use of Quadrivalent Live Attenuated Influenza Vacc...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991811
MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ et. al.

Jun 7th, 2018 - Intranasally administered live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) was initially licensed in the United States in 2003 as a trivalent formulation (LAIV3) (FluMist, MedImmune, LLC). Quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) (FluMist Quadrivalent, MedImmune) has been licensed in the United States since 2012 and was first available during the 2013-14 influenza season, replacing LAIV3....

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advi...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5837399
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortali... Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ et. al.

Aug 25th, 2017 - This report updates the 2016-17 recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding the use of seasonal influenza vaccines (MMWR Recomm Rep 2016;65[No. RR-5]). Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months who do not have contraindications. A licensed, recommended, and age-appropriate vaccine should be used.For the 2017-18 se...

Screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recom...
https://doi.org/10.7326/M14-2450
Annals of Internal Medicine; LeFevre ML,

Nov 24th, 2014 - New USPSTF recommendation on screening for vitamin D deficiency in adults. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on screening for and treatment of vitamin D deficiency, including the benefits and harms of screening and early treatment. This recommendation applies to community-dwelling, nonpregnant adults aged 18 years or older who are seen in primary care settings and are not known to have signs or ...

Screening for high blood pressure in adults: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recomm...
https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-2223
Annals of Internal Medicine; Siu AL,

Oct 12th, 2015 - Update of the 2007 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) reaffirmation recommendation statement on screening for high blood pressure in adults. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of different methods for confirming a diagnosis of hypertension after initial screening and the optimal rescreening interval for diagnosing hypertension. This recommendation applies to a...

Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents: U.S. Preventive Services Task For...
https://doi.org/10.7326/M15-2957
Annals of Internal Medicine; Siu AL,

Feb 9th, 2016 - Update of the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in children and adolescents. The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the benefits and harms of screening; the accuracy of primary care-feasible screening tests; and the benefits and harms of treatment with psychotherapy, medications, and collaborative care models in patien...

Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1649
Pediatrics Golden NH, Schneider M et. al.

Aug 23rd, 2016 - Obesity and eating disorders (EDs) are both prevalent in adolescents. There are concerns that obesity prevention efforts may lead to the development of an ED. Most adolescents who develop an ED did not have obesity previously, but some teenagers, in an attempt to lose weight, may develop an ED. This clinical report addresses the interaction between obesity prevention and EDs in teenagers, provi...

Recommendations for Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine for Persons 10 Years and Older.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-1890
Pediatrics

Aug 30th, 2016 - This policy statement provides recommendations for the prevention of serogroup B meningococcal disease through the use of 2 newly licensed serogroup B meningococcal vaccines: MenB-FHbp (Trumenba; Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Pfizer, Philadelphia, PA) and MenB-4C (Bexsero; Novartis Vaccines, Siena, Italy). Both vaccines are approved for use in persons 10 through 25 years of age. MenB-F...

Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes Infection: US Preventive Services Task Force Rec...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.16776
JAMA , Bibbins-Domingo K et. al.

Dec 20th, 2016 - Genital herpes is a prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the United States, occurring in almost 1 in 6 persons aged 14 to 49 years. Infection is caused by 2 subtypes of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), HSV-1 and HSV-2. Antiviral medications may provide symptomatic relief from outbreaks but do not cure HSV infection. Neonatal herpes infection, while uncommon, can result in substantial morb...

Care of the Adolescent After an Acute Sexual Assault.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-4243
Pediatrics Crawford-Jakubiak JE, Alderman EM et. al.

Feb 28th, 2017 - Sexual violence is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of sexual victimizations. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on sexual assault in 2008, additional information and data have emerged about sexual violence affecting adolescents and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This report provides new...

Sports Specialization and Intensive Training in Young Athletes.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-2148
Pediatrics Brenner JS,

Aug 30th, 2016 - Sports specialization is becoming the norm in youth sports for a variety of reasons. When sports specialization occurs too early, detrimental effects may occur, both physically and psychologically. If the timing is correct and sports specialization is performed under the correct conditions, the athlete may be successful in reaching specific goals. Young athletes who train intensively, whether s...

Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2017-0967
Pediatrics Heyman MB, Abrams SA et. al.

May 31st, 2017 - Historically, fruit juice was recommended by pediatricians as a source of vitamin C and as an extra source of water for healthy infants and young children as their diets expanded to include solid foods with higher renal solute load. It was also sometimes recommended for children with constipation. Fruit juice is marketed as a healthy, natural source of vitamins and, in some instances, calcium. ...