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Errands and Going Out

Venturing Out? What to consider before you go.

Cancer Pain (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

Pain is one of the most common symptoms in cancer patients and often has a negative impact on patients’ functional status and quality of life. The goal of the following summary is to provide evidence-based, up-to-date, and practical information on the management of cancer pain.

WFH Guidelines for the Management of Hemophilia, 3rd edition

Aug 2nd, 2020 - This new edition of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) guidelines for the management of hemophilia comes at an exciting time in the evolution of the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Since the publication of the second edition in 2012, tremendous advances have been made in several aspects of the management of hemophilia. These include genetic assessment as well as therapy with ma...

New guidance for treating your psoriasis patients
National Psoriasis Foundation;

To help physicians treat the millions of people affected by psoriasis while improving the patient's quality of life, the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation have released sections of guidelines.

USPSTF Final Recommendation Statement: Lung Cancer: Screening

Mar 8th, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingn...

Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Pediatrics Hornberger, LL et. al.

Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses afflicting individuals through the life span, with a particular impact on both the physical and psychological development of children and adolescents. Because care for children and adolescents with eating disorders can be complex and resources for the treatment of eating disorders are often limited, pediatricians may be called...

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025
US Department of Health and Human Services and US Department of Agriculture.

We are pleased to present the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. This edition marks the first time the Guidelines provide recommendations by life stage, from birth through older adulthood. Each stage of life is distinct and has unique needs that affect health and disease risk. Early food preferences influence food and beverage choices later.

Guidelines for establishing a poison centre
World Health Organization (WHO)

Jan 13th, 2021 - Poisoning is a significant global public health problem. WHO estimates that, in 2016, unintentional poisoning caused 106 683 deaths and the loss of 6.3 million years of healthy life (disability-adjusted life years) It has also been estimated that 81 410–137 880 people die each year from snakebites About 20% of global suicides are due to pesticide self-poisoning, mostly in rural agricultural are...

Choosing Safer Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Apr 26th, 2021 - What You Need to Know If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.

2017 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on the Management of Mitral Regurgitation: A Repo...
O'Gara, Patrick T.

Oct 15th, 2017 - Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a complex valve lesion that can pose significant management challenges for the cardiovascular clinician. This Expert Consensus Document emphasizes that recognition of MR should prompt an assessment of its etiology, mechanism, and severity, as well as indications for treatment.

2017 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular C...
Theresa M. Olasveengen

Nov 5th, 2017 - This is the first of an annual series of International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations summary articles that will include the cardiopulmonary resuscitation science reviewed by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation in the previous year. The review this year includes 5 basic life support and 1 pedia.

2018 EHRA expert consensus statement on lead extraction: recommendations on definitions, end...
Bongiorni, M.

Jun 30th, 2018 - The number of cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantations has increased over recent years as a result of population growth, increasing life expectancy, adoption of guidelines, and better access to healthcare. Transvenous lead extraction (TLE), as a part of an overall lead management strategy, has also been increasing, not only as a consequence of this growth, but also because of.

2017 WSES guidelines on colon and rectal cancer emergencies: obstruction and perforation
Pisano, M.

Aug 12th, 2018 - Obstruction and perforation due to colorectal cancer represent challenging matters in terms of diagnosis, life-saving strategies, obstruction resolution and oncologic challenge. The aims of the current paper are to update the previous WSES guidelines for the management of large bowel perforation and obstructive left colon carcinoma (OLCC) and to develop new guidelines on obstructive right colon.

American Cancer Society prostate cancer survivorship care guidelines
Skolarus, T.

Jun 30th, 2014 - Prostate cancer survivors approach 2. 8 million in number and represent 1 in 5 of all cancer survivors in the United States.

AAGL Practice Report: Practice Guidelines for the Management of Hysteroscopic Distending Media
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists

Dec 4th, 2012 - The objective of this guideline is to provide clinicians with evidence-based information about commonly used and available hysteroscopic distending media to guide them in their performance of both diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy. While necessary for the performance of hysteroscopy and hysteroscopically-directed procedures, distending media, if absorbed systemically in sufficient amounts,.

AAGP Position Statement: Access to Psychiatric Care for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease an...
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Aug 31st, 1997 - Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) is currently incurable, effective treatments are available for much of the psychiatric morbidity that is commonly associated with the clinical course of AD and other dementias. Treatment of psychiatric morbidity is medically necessary to alleviate patient distress, reduce disability, diminish caregiver burden, delay institutional care, and enhance quality of li.

American Society of Hematology 2018 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: opt...
Witt, D.

Nov 26th, 2018 - Background: Clinicians confront numerous practical issues in optimizing the use of anticoagulants to treat venous thromboembolism (VTE). Objective: These evidence-based guidelines of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) are intended to support patients, clinicians and other health care professionals in their decisions about the use of anticoagulants in the management of VTE.

Timothy M. Bateman

Sep 30th, 2016 - Many patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) benefit from the information provided by a noninvasive cardiac imaging test. Cardiac imaging tests can provide information regarding the presence, extent, and severity of CAD, estimate risk for early and late major adverse cardiac events, and assist in determining the most appropriate treatment, including medical therapy and/or.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Stage I Breast Cancer: Initial Workup and Surveillance for Lo...
Moy, L.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Women and health care professionals generally prefer intensive follow-up after a diagnosis of breast cancer. However, there are no survival differences between women who obtain intensive surveillance with imaging and laboratory studies compared with women who only undergo testing because of the development of symptoms or findings on clinical examinations.

Algorithm and mobile app for menopausal symptom management and hormonal/non-hormonal therapy...
The North American Menopause Society

Feb 28th, 2015 - The Menopause Decision-Support Algorithm and companion iPhone/iPad app, developed in collaboration with The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), are designed to help clinicians decide which patients are candidates for pharmacologic treatment of menopausal symptoms, understand what the treatment options are, and gain experience deciding among the options. Menopausal symptoms vary dramaticall.