Kidney International; Rovin BH, Adler SG et. al.
Sep 25th, 2021 - The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases is an update to the KDIGO 2012 guideline. The aim is to assist clinicians caring for individuals with glomerulonephritis (GN), both adults and children. The scope includes various glomerular diseases, including IgA nephropathy and IgA vasculitis, membranous nephropathy, ne...
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Johnson S, Lavergne V et. al.
Sep 8th, 2021 - This clinical practice guideline is a focused update on management of Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) in adults specifically addressing the use of fidaxomicin and bezlotoxumab for the treatment of CDI. This guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary panel representing the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Th...
Gastroenterology Shah SC, Piazuelo MB et. al.
Aug 30th, 2021 - The purpose of this Clinical Practice Update Expert Review is to provide clinicians with guidance on the diagnosis and management of atrophic gastritis, a common preneoplastic condition of the stomach, with a primary focus on atrophic gastritis due to chronic Helicobacter pylori infection-the most common etiology-or due to autoimmunity. To date, clinical guidance for best practices related to t...
World Journal of Emergency Surgery : WJES; Coccolini F, Improta M et. al.
Aug 11th, 2021 - Immunocompromised patients are a heterogeneous and diffuse category frequently presenting to the emergency department with acute surgical diseases. Diagnosis and treatment in immunocompromised patients are often complex and must be multidisciplinary. Misdiagnosis of an acute surgical disease may be followed by increased morbidity and mortality. Delayed diagnosis and treatment of surgical diseas...
Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology; Tran A, Shili-Masmoudi S et. al.
Aug 1st, 2021 - Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major cause of chronic liver disease. Clinical care for patients with HCV-related liver disease has advanced considerably with developments in screening, diagnostic procedures to evaluate liver fibrosis and improvements in therapy with pangenotypic direct antivirals and prevention. These AFEF guidelines on the non-invasive diagnosis and follow up of chroni...
Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology; Leroy V, Chevaliez S et. al.
Aug 1st, 2021 - Diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, initial staging of infection and monitoring of treated and untreated patients are mainly based on clinical, biological and imaging criteria allowing a complete non-invasive management for the majority of patients. Along to the conventional virological tools, rapid diagnostic tests and blotting paper tests for HBV DNA are validated alternat...
MMWR. Recommendations and Reports : Morbidity and Mortali... Workowski KA, Bachmann LH et. al.
Jul 23rd, 2021 - These guidelines for the treatment of persons who have or are at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were updated by CDC after consultation with professionals knowledgeable in the field of STIs who met in Atlanta, Georgia, June 11-14, 2019. The information in this report updates the 2015 guidelines. These guidelines discuss 1) updated recommendations for treatment of Neisseria gonor...
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; , Dotters-Katz SK et. al.
Jun 12th, 2021 - In the United States, it is estimated that 1% to 4% of pregnant women are infected with hepatitis C virus, which carries approximately a 5% risk of transmission from mother to infant. Hepatitis C virus can be transmitted to the infant in utero or during the peripartum period, and infection during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, including fetal growth re...
Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases; Funke-Chambour M, Bridevaux PO et. al.
Jun 7th, 2021 - Emerging evidence suggests that long-term pulmonary symptoms and functional impairment occurs in a proportion of individuals following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Although the proportion of affected patients remains to be determined, physicians are increasingly being confronted with patients reporting respiratory symptoms and impairment beyond the acute phase of COVID-19. In face of limited evidence,...
The Canadian Journal of Cardiology; Paterson I, Ramanathan K et. al.
Jun 7th, 2021 - It is now widely recognized that COVID-19 illness can be associated with significant intermediate and potentially longer-term physical limitations. The term, "long COVID-19" is used to define any patient with persistent symptoms after acute COVID-19 infection (ie, after 4 weeks). It is postulated that cardiac injury might be linked to symptoms that persist after resolution of acute infection, a...
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Jou... Boucoiran I, Yudin M et. al.
Jun 6th, 2021 - To provide an update on current recommendations for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during pregnancy. The objectives of this guideline are: TARGET POPULATION: Patients of child-bearing age, pregnant patients, and patients planning a pregnancy. The patient partners urged us to make awareness of preventive strategies a high priority, despite concern that discussing CMV with patients could cause u...
Gastroenterology Singh S, Proctor D et. al.
May 31st, 2021 - The incidence and prevalence of Crohn's disease (CD) is rising globally. Patients with moderate to severe CD are at high risk for needing surgery and hospitalization and for developing disease-related complications, corticosteroid dependence, and serious infections. Optimal management of outpatients with moderate to severe luminal and/or fistulizing (including perianal) CD often requires the us...
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Kelly CR, Fischer M et. al.
May 19th, 2021 - Clostridioides difficile infection occurs when the bacterium produces toxin that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. These guidelines indicate the preferred approach to the management of adults with C. difficile infection and represent the official practice recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology. The scientific evidence for these guidelines was evaluated using th...
American Family Physician;
Apr 16th, 2021 - Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation Statement.|2021||blood,diagnosis,prevention & control,blood,diagnosis,prevention & control,
Annals of Internal Medicine; Lee RA, Centor RM et. al.
Apr 6th, 2021 - Antimicrobial overuse is a major health care issue that contributes to antibiotic resistance. Such overuse includes unnecessarily long durations of antibiotic therapy in patients with common bacterial infections, such as acute bronchitis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), urinary tract infections (UTIs), and cellulitis. This artic...
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Doust JA, Bell KJL et. al.
Mar 31st, 2021 - Guidance for the design and reporting of studies evaluating the clinical performance of tests for present or past SARS-CoV-2 infection.|2021|Doust JA,Bell KJL,Leeflang MMG,Dinnes J,Lord SJ,|diagnosis,epidemiology,prevention & control,methods,standards,organization & administration,standards,standards,isolation & purification,
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official C... Kumbhari V, Cummings DE et. al.
Mar 21st, 2021 - Endoscopic techniques are paramount in the identification and management of complications after surgery, though collaboration with other specialties is obligatory. Unfortunately, the evaluation and treatment algorithms are not standardized and there is a paucity of high-quality prospective studies to provide clarity regarding the best approach. The purpose of this clinical practice update is to...
Annals of Internal Medicine; Qaseem A, Yost J et. al.
Mar 16th, 2021 - The widespread availability of SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests raises important questions for clinicians, patients, and public health professionals related to the appropriate use and interpretation of these tests. The Scientific Medical Policy Committee (SMPC) of the American College of Physicians developed these rapid, living practice points to summarize the current and best available evidence on th...
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Trindade AJ, Copland A et. al.
Mar 14th, 2021 - Multidrug-resistant infectious outbreaks associated with duodenoscopes have been documented internationally. Single-use duodenoscopes, disposable distal ends, or distal end cap sealants could eliminate or reduce exogenous patient-to-patient infection associated with ERCP. This document reviews technologies that have been developed to help reduce or eliminate exogenous infections because of duod...
The European Respiratory Journal; Chalmers JD, Crichton ML et. al.
Mar 12th, 2021 - Hospitalised patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection have a high mortality rate and frequently require noninvasive respiratory support or invasive ventilation. Optimising and standardising management through evidence-based guidelines may improve quality of care and therefore patient outcomes. A task force from the European Respiratory Society and en...