To aggressively address COVID-19, CMS recognizes that conservation of critical healthcare resources is essential, in addition to limiting exposure of patients and staff to the virus that causes COVID-19. CMS also recognizes the importance of reducing burdens on the existing health system and maintaining services while keeping patients and providers safe. CMS, in collaboration with medical s...
Nationally, patient volume has dropped 60%(www.medscape.com) since the start of the pandemic and is now rebounding, either gradually or rapidly depending on local circumstances. However, practices are unlikely to return to normal volumes for some time as patients continue to avoid the office and as offices continue to keep high-risk patients at home and treat them via telehealth. These changes ...
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
“With the evolving Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on access to medical care, there is no better time to help physicians navigate and implement telemedicine into their practices and enhance their ability to care for patients. Through telemedicine, we can triage patients and help avoid unnecessary visits to health care settings, thereby reducing exposure to the COVID virus and helping to ke...
Medical examiners, coroners, and pathologists should immediately notify their localexternal icon or stateexternal icon health department in the event of the identification of a deceased person with known or suspected COVID-19. State and local health departments can contact CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 770-488-7100 for urgent consultation if an autopsy is being considered for a ...
COVID-19 is a new disease. Currently there are limited data and information about the impact of underlying medical conditions and whether they increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based on what we know at this time, people with the following conditions might be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19:
NCCN recognizes the rapidly changing medical information relating to COVID-19 in the oncology ecosystem, but understands that a forum for sharing best practices and specific institutional responses may be helpful to others. Therefore, we are expeditiously providing documents and recommendations developed by NCCN Member Institutions or Guideline Panels as resources for oncology care providers. ...
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/documents/470/american pain 2009.pdf
Low back pain is extremely common.1,2 Most patients with acute low back pain improve substantially over the first month.3 After the first month, improvements are less pronounced and eventually taper off. In a small minority of patients, back pain is persistent and disabling. Among patients who seek medical care for their low back pain, up to one-third report back pain of at least moderate...
Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)
Patients with bleeding disorders who present to an emergency department for care should receive appropriate, expeditious management. To this end, MASAC has developed the following guidelines.
The adult well-male examination should provide evidence-based guidance toward the promotion of optimal health and well-being. The medical history should focus on tobacco and alcohol use, risk of human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted infections, and diet and exercise habits. The physical examination should include blood pressure screening, and height and weight measurements...
Microscopic colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterised by normal or almost normal endoscopic appearance of the colon, chronic watery, non-bloody diarrhoea and distinct histological abnormalities, which identify three histological subtypes, the collagenous colitis, the lymphocytic colitis and the incomplete microscopic colitis. With ongoing uncertainties and new developments i...
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) monograph. Revisions include n...
Dec 31st, 2019
Major depressive disorder, or MDD, is a highly prevalent and costly medical condition with a lifetime prevalence of about 16 percent among U.S. adults and a 12-month prevalence of about 7 percent; about 13.5 million adults experienced MDD in the past year and 34 million will experience it at some point, and women are 1.5 to 3 times more likely to experience it. It can occur at any age, but most...
This guidance applies to all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work. CDC
This year’s spring allergy season has been greatly overshadowed by the arrival of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The presence of COVID-19 is affecting everyone and many allergists’ practices have slowed to a crawl because of state-wide limitations in non-essential medical visits and testing, and because of the risk to providers and their staff as well as to patients from COVI...
In these clinical practice guidelines, specific recommendations are made for determining the most effective methods of diagnosing and treating hypogonadism in adult male patients. The target populations for these guidelines include the following: (1) men with primary testicular failure requiring testosterone replacement (hypergonadotropic hypogonadism); (2) male patients with gonadotropin defic...
The purpose of these guidelines is to present a framework for the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of the patient—indeed, of the couple—who presents with sexual dysfunction.
Thyrotoxicosis has multiple etiologies, manifestations, and potential therapies. Appropriate treatment requires an accurate diagnosis and is influenced by coexisting medical conditions and patient preference. This article describes evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of thyrotoxicosis that would be useful to generalist and subspeciality physicians and others providing care for...