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The Adult Well-Male Examination

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...

Early breast cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Prevention and screening in BRCA mutation carriers and other breast/ovarian hereditary cancer syndromes: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for cancer prevention and screening

AGA Institute Rapid Review of the GI and Liver Manifestations of COVID-19, Meta-Analysis of International Data, and Recommendations for the Consultative Management of Patients with COVID-19

Multiple gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms including diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and abdominal pain, as well liver enzyme abnormalities have been variably reported in patients with COVID-19. The AGA) Institute Clinical Guideline Committee and Clinical Practice Updates Committee performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of international data on GI and liver manifestations of COVID-19.

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...

Rhinitis 2020: A practice parameter update
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Dykewicz, MS. .

This comprehensive practice parameter for allergic rhinitis (AR) and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) provides updated guidance on diagnosis, assessment, selection of monotherapy and combination pharmacologic options, and allergen immunotherapy for AR. Newer information about local AR is reviewed.

Joint AAD-NPF Guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with topical therapy and alternative medicine modalities for psoriasis severity measures
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Craig A. Elmets, MD et. al.

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem disease which affects up to 3.2% of the U.S population. This guideline addresses important clinical questions that arise in psoriasis management and care and provides recommendations based on the available evidence.

2018 ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT Expert Consensus Document on Optimal Use of Ionizing Radiation ...
Hirshfeld, J.

Apr 30th, 2018 - This document has been developed as an Expert Consensus Document by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in collaboration with the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, Mended Hearts, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and Society of Nuclear Medic.

2017 HRS expert consensus statement on magnetic resonance imaging and radiation exposure in ...
Julia H. Indik

Jul 6th, 2017 - This document is intended to help cardiologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, and other health care professionals involved in the care of adult and pediatric patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) who are to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and/or radiation treatment. We also address the safety of employees with CIEDs who might co.

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: Executive summary for the update of an ASTRO Evidenc...
Candace Correa

Mar 31st, 2017 - Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI) is a localized form of radiotherapy in which focused radiation is delivered after lumpectomy to the tumor bed. Several options exist for delivery of APBI, including brachytherapy using either intracavitary or interstitial approaches, and external beam radiation (EBRT) using either three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulate.

AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 1.a: CT Protocol Management and Review Practice Guid...
American Association of Physicists in Medicine

Sep 5th, 2013 - The review and management of computed tomography (CT) protocols is a facility's ongoing mechanism of ensuring that exams being performed achieve the desired diagnostic image quality at the lowest radiation dose possible while properly exploiting the capabilities of the equipment being used. Therefore, protocol management and review are essential activities in ensuring patient safety and accepta.

AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 2.a: Commissioning and quality assurance of X?ray?ba...
Jonas D. Fontenot

Jan 5th, 2014 - Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), in its many forms, is an important tool in improving the effectiveness of clinical radiation oncology. IGRT involves the use of patient images to localize and reposition the patient or delivery system prior to treatment to ensure that the therapeutic beam is correctly directed toward the target.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Imaging of Possible Tuberculosis
Ravenel, J.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Pulmonary tuberculosis remains a major cause of disease worldwide and an important public health hazard in the United States. The imaging evaluation depends to a large degree on clinical symptoms and whether active disease is suspected or a subject is at high risk for developing active disease.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Cranial Neuropathy
Policeni, B.

Oct 31st, 2017 - Evaluation of cranial neuropathy can be complex given the different pathway of each cranial nerve as well as the associated anatomic landmarks. Radiological evaluation requires imaging of the entire course of the nerve from its nucleus to the end organ.

American Thyroid Association (ATA) Issues Policy Statement on Minimizing Radiation Exposure ...

Jun 12th, 2012 - The American Thyroid Association today released a policy statement aiming to inform the public and healthcare practitioners about how to minimize risks to the thyroid gland associated with radiation exposure from diagnostic medical and dental radiography. Radiation exposure to the thyroid among both children and adults is currently the strongest known risk factor for thyroid cancer.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Back Pain—Child
Booth, T.

Apr 30th, 2017 - t is now generally accepted that nontraumatic back pain in the pediatric population is common. The presence of isolated back pain in a child has previously been an indication for imaging, however, recently a more conservative approach has been suggested using clinical criteria.

Advocating for Adolescent and Young Adult Male Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Position St...
Maria, D., et a,

Oct 31st, 2018 - There is a critical need to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education and care of adolescent and young adult (AYA) males around the globe, as SRH is a basic human right for all AYAs. This special attention toward the SRH of AYA males is warranted given the fact that they often have difficulty accessing SRH services and education relative to their female counterparts and have hi.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Singh-Bhinder, N.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality with mortality rates as high as 14%. This document addresses the indications for imaging UGIB that is nonvariceal and unrelated to portal hypertension.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Palpable Breast Masses
Moy, L.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Breast cancer is the most common female malignancy and the second leading cause of female cancer death in the United States. Although the majority of palpable breast lumps are benign, a new palpable breast mass is a common presenting sign of breast cancer.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Cerebrovascular Disease
Salmela, M.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Diseases of the cerebral vasculature represent a heterogeneous group of ischemic and hemorrhagic etiologies, which often manifest clinically as an acute neurologic deficit also known as stroke or less commonly with symptoms such as headache or seizures. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States.