Tag: clinical guidelines

Expect Steady Rise in US Supply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United States might possibly have a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines...

Growing Immunity Driving Drop in COVID Cases? Not So Fast, Experts Say

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After more than 3 months of record-breaking surges of COVID-19 cases...

Include Psych Patients in Next COVID Vaccine Round, APA Urges

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is urging the inclusion of patients...

AAD Announces Diversity Initiatives

The American Academy of Dermatology has announced a 3-year, multifaceted initiative to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion not only within the academy itself, but also...

FDA Warns About Potential Inaccuracies With Pulse Oximeters

Pulse oximeters have become popular during the COVID-19 pandemic for people to track their oxygen saturation, but they may not always be accurate, the FDA...

CCR Score Can Guide Treatment After Radiation in Prostate Cancer

The combined clinical cell-cycle risk (CCR) score — derived from both clinical and genetic factors — can identify patients with intermediate- and high-risk localized prostate...

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

New Approach to Breast Screening Based on Breast Density at 40

A new approach to breast screening proposes that all women should have a baseline  evaluation of breast density by mammography at the age of 40....

License Expired? No Problem, Uncle Sam Wants You to Vaccinate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government has issued a directive that aims to bolster...

First Mammography Guidelines for Older Breast Cancer Survivors

The first guidelines ever released for screening mammography for older survivors of breast cancer (>75 years) recommend that routine mammography be discontinued for women whose...

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians

Federal officials on Thursday announced a plan to largely drop the so-called X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions for physicians in a bid to remove an...

Independent Physicians Finally Getting Vaccine for Themselves

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians unaffiliated with healthcare systems continue to have difficulties obtaining COVID-19...

JACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathways for HF Treatment

A newly updated expert consensus from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) includes several new...

Guidance on COVID Vaccine Use in Patients With Dermal Fillers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Evidence that a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine is associated with inflammatory reactions in...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria

About 20% of gestational carriers at one institution did not meet recommended criteria developed by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, according to a retrospective...

ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach

The latest iteration of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease emphasizes a less...

Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Florida and Texas are providing coronavirus vaccines to residents who are...

Gait Speed May Improve Treatment Decisions in Elderly With Cancer

Gait speed testing might improve decisions about treatment intensity for people 75 years or older with blood cancer, say researchers. “The additional information this simple...

Contact Tracing in Hospitals Falls Off As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Like most healthcare workers at his hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, Ramesh...

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis

Although guidelines generally recommend ambulatory over home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for diagnosing hypertension, new research questions home BP monitoring’s role as second fiddle. One...

Thanksgiving COVID-19 Wave Emerges in State Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. State COVID-19 databases are beginning to show an uptick in coronavirus...

Biden Will Ask Americans to Wear Masks for 100 Days

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. President-elect Joe Biden says one of the first things he’ll do...

Health Workers, Long-term Care Residents First for Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A federal advisory panel recommends that healthcare workers and residents of...

COVID-19 and Risk of Clotting: ‘Be Proactive About Prevention’

The risk of arterial and venous thrombosis in patients with COVID-19 has been a major issue throughout the pandemic, and how best to manage this...