Sep 17th, 2020 - These recommendations should be used as guidance for prioritising the various aspects of cancer care in order to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of cancer patients. The situation is evolving, and pragmatic actions may be required to deal with the challenges of treating patients, while ensuring their rights, safety and wellbeing.
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...
This statement updates the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for the routine use of influenza vaccine and antiviral medications in the prevention and treatment of influenza in children during the 2020–2021 season.
The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, appointed on February 21, 2019, has completed its review of topics and questions requested by the Departments of Agriculture and of Health and Human Services and is submitting the attached report for use in preparing the 2020- 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The work of the Committee has been guided by the Federal Advisory Committee Act...
Dietary guidelines and public health approaches to improve population nutrition.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults. See the "Practice Considerations" section for additional information regarding the I statement.
Risk Calculator to Predict Critical Illness in COVID-19 Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to permit the emergency use of the unapproved product remdesivir for treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. Severe disease is defined as patients with an oxygen saturation (SpO2) ≤ 94% on room air or...
Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe. If cigarette smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness. That’s about 1 of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger who are alive today. CDC
Insurers’ administrative hurdles commonly delay access to care and pose intrusions into the patient-physician decision-making process. These requirements are harmful to patients and there are costs to physician practices in completing insurers’ administrative requirements such as prior authorization and step therapy. While the AMA normally works to reduce these barriers, under the exceptiona...
Acute treatment of cerebral edema and elevated intracranial pressure is a common issue in patients with neurological injury. Practical recommendations regarding selection and monitoring of therapies for initial management of cerebral edema for optimal efficacy and safety are generally lacking. This guideline evaluates the role of hyperosmolar agents (mannitol, HTS), corticosteroids, and selecte...
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
This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on kidney disease and related issues, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, proteinuria, and renal disease. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months ...