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People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness

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.

CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again

The principal objectives of COVID-19 surveillance are to monitor the spread and intensity of the pandemic, to enable contact tracing to slow transmission, and to identify disease clusters requiring special intervention. Secondary objectives include understanding the severity and spectrum of disease, identifying risk factors for and methods of preventing infection, and producing data essentia...

Limiting Workplace Violence Associated with COVID-19 Prevention Policies in Retail and Services Businesses

Who this is for: This information is intended for use by employers and employees in retail, services, and other customer-based businesses. Retail or service businesses sell goods and provide services to the public and include department stores, grocery stores, gas stations, and restaurants. These businesses are open and have started state-directed, municipality-directed, and company-directed Co...

Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Preventive Medication
US Preventive Services Task Force

The USPSTF found adequate evidence that use of low- to moderate-dose statins reduces the probability of CVD events (MI or ischemic stroke) and mortality by at least a moderate amount in adults aged 40 to 75 years who have 1 or more CVD risk factors (dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, or smoking) and a calculated 10-year CVD event risk of 10% or greater. The USPSTF found adequate evidence ...

Interim Guidance on Supporting the Emotional and Behavioral Health Needs of Children, Adolescents, and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Academy of Pediatrics

he coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created profound challenges for communities, families, and individuals, leading to a range of emotional and behavioral responses. There are many factors unique to this pandemic (eg, uncertainty, rapidly changing and conflicting messages, duration of the crisis, need for quarantine, and use of face coverings) that increase its effects on emotio...

Media Alert: ACC, AHA Issue Updated Performance Measures for Adults with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter
American College of Cardiology

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of ischemic stroke fivefold, and in the setting of mitral stenosis it drives up the risk of stroke twentyfold over that of patients with a normal heartbeat. Atrial flutter also significantly raises the chance of stroke, and the likelihood increases with certain risk factors.

Cystic Fibrosis Colorectal Cancer Screening Consensus Recommendations.
Gastroenterology Hadjiliadis D, Khoruts A et. al.

Dec 31st, 2017 - Improved therapy has substantially increased survival of persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). But the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults with CF is 5-10 times greater compared to the general population, and 25-30 times greater in CF patients after an organ transplantation. To address this risk, the CF Foundation convened a multi-stakeholder task force to develop CRC screening recommendatio...

2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of ...
Grundy, S.,et al

Nov 9th, 2018 - The recommendations listed in the present guideline are, whenever possible, evidence based. An initial extensive evidence review, which included literature derived from research involving human subjects, published in English, and indexed in MEDLINE (through PubMed), EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and other selected databases relevant to the present.

A Critical Care Societies Collaborative Statement: Burnout Syndrome in Critical Care Health-...
Marc Moss

Jun 30th, 2016 - Burnout syndrome (BOS) occurs in all types of health-care professionals and is especially common in individuals who care for critically ill patients. The development of BOS is related to an imbalance of personal characteristics of the employee and work-related issues or other organizational factors.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Acute Chest Pain—Suspected Pulmonary Embolism
Kirsch, J.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used.

AMSSM position statement update: blood-borne pathogens in the context of sports participation
McGrew, C.,et al

Mar 18th, 2019 - This American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement update is directed towards healthcare providers of patients involved in sport and exercise. There have been significant advances in clinical and scientific research in the understanding of blood-borne pathogens (BBPs), and this update incorporates these advancements.

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.

An American Thoracic Society/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workshop Report: Addr...
Juan C. Celedón

Apr 30th, 2017 - Health disparities related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status persist and are commonly encountered by practitioners of pediatric and adult pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine in the United States. To address such disparities and thus progress toward equality in respiratory health, the American Thoracic Society and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a works.

An international ISHLT/ATS/ERS clinical practice guideline: diagnosis and management of bron...
Keith C. Meyer

Oct 29th, 2014 - Bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) is a major complication of lung transplantation that is associated with poor survival. The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society convened a committee of international experts to describe and/or provide recommendations for 1) the definition of BOS, 2) the risk factors for devel.

Alcoholic Liver Disease
Robert S. O’Shea, Srinivasan Dasarathy et. al.

Dec 31st, 2009 - Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) encompasses a spectrum of injury, ranging from simple steatosis to frank cirrhosis. It may well represent the oldest form of liver injury known to humankind.

AACE Hypertension Task Force

Mar 31st, 2006 - It is now widely appreciated that the identification and lifelong treatment of hypertension are critical to successful risk reduction in CVD. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, however, clearly demonstrate that treatment and control rates of hypertension have not improved substantially during the past 2 decades, despite a progressively growing and powerful armamenta.

An Official American Thoracic Society Workshop Report: Evaluation and Management of Asthma i...
Gwen S. Skloot

Oct 31st, 2016 - Asthma in the elderly (>65 yr old) is common and associated with higher morbidity and mortality than asthma in younger patients. The poor outcomes in this group are due, in part, to underdiagnosis and undertreatment.

American Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists And American College Of Endocrinology – Cl...
Yehuda Handelsman

Mar 31st, 2015 - When a routine consultation is made for DM management, these new guidelines advocate taking a comprehensive approach and suggest that the clinician should move beyond a simple focus on glycemic control. This comprehensive approach is based on the evidence that although glycemic control parameters (hemoglobin A1c [A1C], postprandial glucose [PPG] excursions, fasting plasma glucose [FPG], glycemi.

Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Women With Hormone Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer: ASCO Clin...
Burstein, H.

Nov 18th, 2018 - Purpose: To update the ASCO clinical practice guideline on adjuvant endocrine therapy based on emerging data about the optimal duration of aromatase inhibitor (AI) treatment. MethodsASCO conducted a systematic review of randomized clinical trials from 2012 to 2018.

Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, Version 2.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in On...
Coccia, P.

Dec 31st, 2017 - This selection from the NCCN Guidelines for Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology focuses on treatment and management considerations for AYA patients with cancer. Compared with older adults with cancer, AYA patients have unique needs regarding treatment, fertility counseling, psychosocial and behavioral issues, and supportive care services.