AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology; Gurland BH, Khatri G et. al.
Sep 11th, 2021 - The Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium (PFDC) is a multidisciplinary organization of colorectal surgeons, urogynecologists, urologists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, physiotherapists, and other advanced care practitioners. Specialists from these fields are all dedicated to the diagnosis and management of patients with pelvic floor conditions, but they approach, evaluate, and ...
Clinical Chemistry; Zhang YV, Wiencek J et. al.
Sep 2nd, 2021 - The clinical laboratory continues to play a critical role in managing the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization (EUA) and laboratory-developed test (LDT) serologic assays have become available. The performance characteristics of these assays and their clinical utility continue to be defined in real time during this pandemic. The AACC convened...
The Journal of Urology; Lerner LB, McVary KT et. al.
Aug 14th, 2021 - Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a histologic diagnosis describing proliferation of smooth muscle and epithelial cells within the prostatic transition zone. The prevalence and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in aging men are progressive and impact the health and welfare of society. This revised Guideline provides a useful reference on effective evidence-based management of ...
JAMA , Davidson KW et. al.
Aug 11th, 2021 - Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Prevalence of gestational diabetes in the US has been estimated at 5.8% to 9.2%, based on traditional diagnostic criteria, although it may be higher if more inclusive criteria are used. Pregnant persons with gestational diabetes are at increased risk for maternal and fetal complications, including preeclampsia, fetal macrosomia (w...
European Journal of Endocrinology; Bartalena L, Kahaly GJ et. al.
Jul 24th, 2021 - Graves' orbitopathy (GO) is the main extrathyroidal manifestation of Graves' disease (GD). Choice of treatment should be based on the assessment of clinical activity and severity of GO. Early referral to specialized centers is fundamental for most patients with GO. Risk factors include smoking, thyroid dysfunction, high serum level of thyrotropin receptor antibodies, radioactive iodine (RAI) tr...
European Journal of Endocrinology; Christ-Crain M, Hoorn EJ et. al.
Jul 23rd, 2021 - COVID-19 has changed the nature of medical consultations, emphasizing virtual patient counselling, with relevance for patients with diabetes insipidus (DI) or hyponatraemia. The main complication of desmopressin treatment in DI is dilutional hyponatraemia. Since plasma sodium monitoring is not always possible in times of COVID-19, we recommend to delay the desmopressin dose once a week until aq...
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Snyder C, Gilbert A et. al.
Jul 2nd, 2021 - Recommendations for including or reviewing patient reported outcome endpoints in grant applications.|2021|Snyder C,Gilbert A,Moher D,Kyte D,Daniels E,|methods,standards,standards,
Nursing for Women's Health;
Jun 22nd, 2021 - Quantification of Blood Loss: AWHONN Practice Brief Number 13.|2021| ,|complications,education,methods,methods,classification,nursing,prevention & control,
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 the American College of Cardiology; Willett J, Achenbach S et. al.
May 31st, 2021 - The Tobacco Endgame: Eradicating a Worsening Epidemic A Joint Opinion From the American Heart Association, World Heart Federation, American College of Cardiology, and the European Society of Cardiology.|2021|Willett J,Achenbach S,Pinto FJ,Poppas A,Elkind MSV,|methods,trends,methods,methods,organization & administration,epidemiology,prevention & control,psychology,
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology; Trenker C, Görg C et. al.
May 31st, 2021 - The World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) is addressing the issue of incidental findings (IFs) with a series of publications entitled "Incidental Imaging Findings-The Role of Medical Ultrasound." IFs are less commonly encountered in the spleen than in many other abdominal organs but remain a frequent dilemma in clinical practice. A histological diagnosis is rarely nece...
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology; Prada F, Vetrano IG et. al.
May 29th, 2021 - Intra-operative ultrasound has become a relevant imaging modality in neurosurgical procedures. While B-mode, with its intrinsic limitations, is still considered the primary ultrasound modality, intra-operative contrast-enhanced ultrasound (ioCEUS) has more recently emerged as a powerful tool in neurosurgery. Though still not used on a large scale, ioCEUS has proven its utility in defining tumor...
Annals of Internal Medicine; Qaseem A, Yost J et. al.
May 25th, 2021 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scientific Medical Policy Committee (SMPC) of the American College of Physicians (ACP) began developing "practice points" to provide clinical advice based on the best available evidence for the public, patients, clinicians, and public health professionals. As one of the first organizations in the United States to develop evidence-based clinical guidelin...
The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery; Strong B, Spoors C et. al.
May 22nd, 2021 - Abdominal compartment syndrome is a serious potential complication of burn injury, and carries high morbidity and mortality. Although there are generalised published guidelines on managing the condition, to date no management algorithm has yet been published tailored specifically to the burn injury patient. We set out to examine the literature on the subject in order to produce an evidence base...
Obstetrics and Gynecology;
May 21st, 2021 - The goal of antepartum fetal surveillance is to reduce the risk of stillbirth. Antepartum fetal surveillance techniques based on assessment of fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns have been in clinical use for almost four decades and are used along with real-time ultrasonography and umbilical artery Doppler velocimetry to evaluate fetal well-being. Antepartum fetal surveillance techniques are routin...
JAMA , Davidson KW et. al.
May 19th, 2021 - Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, with an estimated 52 980 persons in the US projected to die of colorectal cancer in 2021. Colorectal cancer is most frequently diagnosed among persons aged 65 to 74 years. It is estimated that 10.5% of new colorectal cancer cases occur in persons younger than 50 years. Incidence of colorectal cancer (specifical...
Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland); Muscaritoli M, Arends J et. al.
May 5th, 2021 - This practical guideline is based on the current scientific ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients. ESPEN guidelines have been shortened and transformed into flow charts for easier use in clinical practice. The practical guideline is dedicated to all professionals including physicians, dieticians, nutritionists and nurses working with patients with cancer. A total of 43 recommendation...
Nursing for Women's Health;
May 5th, 2021 - Academic Preparation for Registered Nurses.|2021| ,|methods,
JAMA , Krist AH et. al.
Apr 28th, 2021 - Hypertension is a prevalent condition that affects approximately 45% of the adult US population and is the most commonly diagnosed condition at outpatient office visits. Hypertension is a major contributing risk factor for heart failure, myocardial infarction, stroke, and chronic kidney disease. To reaffirm its 2015 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) commissioned a s...
Annals of Internal Medicine; Qaseem A, Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta I et. al.
Apr 27th, 2021 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to provide clinical recommendations on the appropriate use of high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) in hospitalized patients for initial or postextubation management of acute respiratory failure. It is based on the best available evidence on the benefits and harms of HFNO, taken in the context of costs and patient values and preferences....