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The CDC has released updates to its Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Measles in Healthcare Settings. Among the recommendations: Ensure that all health care personnel have available evidence of measles immunity, including documentation of vaccination with 2 doses of…
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The USPSTF has released a draft recommendation statement on the prevention and cessation of tobacco and nicotine use in youth. The recommendation, when finalized, will replace the 2013 recommendation on primary care interventions for the prevention of tobacco use in children and adolescents. For…
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According to the results of a recent survey, an inadequate level of knowledge exists among clinical pharmacists and physicians regarding practice-changing recommendations of the recent American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines for dyslipidemia management. The…
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With the implementation of new innovations and improvements in stroke systems of care over the past decade, the American Stroke Association (ASA) has released a policy statement that includes recommendations for how to best optimize those advancements when treating and caring for patients with…
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The CDC has updated their 2005 recommendations for the screening, testing, and treating of health care personnel for tuberculosis (TB). In 2015, a group of experts from the CDC, state and local public health departments, academia, and occupational health associations was formed to evaluate…
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The US Preventive Services Task Force has updated its guidance for the screening of pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria, downgrading the strength of the recommendation from grade A to grade B. This is the first change in the strength of the recommendation since the original 1996…
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The WHO has released new guidelines for physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and sleep in children under 5 years of age.1 The guidelines seek to provide recommendations on the amounts of time that young children should devote to physical activity and sleeping in a 24-hour day, as well as…
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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association hypertension guideline subdivides "prehypertension" into "elevated blood pressure (BP)" and "stage 1 hypertension" and emphasizes lifestyle changes alone for most adults now classified…
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The Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSCC) of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) has issued updated guidelines on the management of abnormal liver blood tests in children and adults in both primary and secondary care. The guidelines were first written in 2000 and, since then,…
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The American Society of Addiction Medicine published a consensus document in the Journal of Addiction Medicine containing evidence-based recommendations for the appropriate use of drug testing in patients with, or at risk for, substance use disorders (doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000323). The…
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