The ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work adopted in June 2019 declared that "safe and healthy working conditions are fundamental to decent work”. This is particularly significant today, as ensuring safety and health at work is indispensable in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ability to resume work. Work arrangements and conditions have changed considerably, bring...
Health care providers seeking information about appropriate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) treatment may now consult treatment guidelines developed by a panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts. These guidelines are based on published and preliminary data and the clinical expertise of the panelists, many of whom are frontline clinicians caring for patients during the rapi...
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...
Jan 23rd, 2017 - Prior to the availability of clotting factor concentrates, the natural history of arthropathy in severe haemophilia was well described, with recurrent bleeds into joints leading to progressive joint damage and ultimate destruction with associated functional problems. The prophylactic use of factor concentrates has dramatically modified the natural history of haemophilic arthropathy. The e...
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.
Germs are everywhere! They can get onto hands and items we touch during daily activities and make you sick. Cleaning hands at key times with soap and water or hand sanitizer is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to those around you.
To describe the landscape of telehealth services and provide considerations for healthcare systems, practices, and providers using telehealth services to provide virtual care during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
This content is for doctors and other health care professionals, including individual practitioners and hospital staff.
As some communities in the United States begin to plan and hold events and gatherings, the CDC offers the following considerations for enhancing protection of individuals and communities and preventing spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Event planners and officials can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these consideration...
(UroToday.com) The guidelines for microhematuria were formulated by a multidisciplinary panel with representations from the American Urological Association (AUA), Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), as well as Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) patient advocate. The guidelines w...
Principles of appropriate antibiotic use apply to the diagnosis and treatment of acute upper respiratory tract infection (common cold) in otherwise healthy adults.
Acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) is the most common reason for antibiotic prescription in adults. Antibiotics are often inappropriately prescribed for patients with ARTI. This article presents best practices for antibiotic use in healthy adults (those without chronic lung disease or immunocompromising conditions) presenting with ARTI.
The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for tobacco use, alcohol misuse, intimate partner violence, and depression. Premenopausal women should receive preconception counseling and contraception as needed, and all women planning or capable of pregnancy should take 400 to 800 mcg of foli...
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...
Recommendations for preventive care have evolved over time as it has become widely recognized that some “preventive” services were not actually beneficial. Individual health care providers, professional organizations, integrated health systems, insurers (both private and public), as well as groups crafting health quality measures and national health objectives, have recognized the need to c...