Tag: guidelines

New Guidelines on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Imaging

New consensus guidelines from a multispecialty working group of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Consortium (PFDC) clear up inconsistencies in the use of magnetic resonance defecography...

‘Goals of Treatment for NETs Very Different From Other Cancers’

Patients with nonmetastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can live for years and are more likely to die from a noncancer-related cause than from their cancer, new...

Bystander Rescue Breathing CPR in Kids Tied to Better Survival

Children who receive CPR with both rescue breathing and compressions from a bystander have greater odds of survival without serious brain damage than if they...

Classroom Study Highlights Delta Variant’s Threat to Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An unvaccinated teacher who periodically removed her mask to read to...

Less Than a Third of Surgery Articles Include Race Data

Less than one third of articles published in prominent surgical journals in 2019 reported the race or ethnicity of study participants, a new analysis published...

FDA Warns Providers to Stop Using Eco-Med Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare providers to immediately stop use of and discard all Eco-Med ultrasound gels and lotions because...

New Guidelines for BMD Surveillance in Young Cancer Survivors Released

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New bone mineral density (BMD) surveillance guidelines for childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have been released by the...

AAP Releases Guidelines for Febrile Infants

The long-anticipated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the treatment of well-appearing febrile infants have arrived, and key points include updated guidance for cerebrospinal fluid...

Task Force Affirms Routine Gestational Diabetes Testing

Asymptomatic pregnant women with no previous diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes should be screened for gestational diabetes at 24 weeks’ gestation or later,...

No Win for Milrinone Over Dobutamine in Cardiogenic Shock

A head-to-head randomized comparison of milrinone and dobutamine — the most used inotropes in cardiogenic shock therapy in North America — failed to find a...

New Guideline on Adolescent Urticaria

A new guideline from the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) recommends omalizumab as an add-on therapy for patients aged 12 to 17...

ACOG, SMFM Urge All Pregnant Women to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society...

CAB/RPV LA Not for Everyone

“One of the most important considerations before switching HIV patients to injectable long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine [CAB/RPV LA; Cabenuva, ViiV Healthcare] is for the patient and the...

Cryptococcal Meningitis: Single-Dose Regimen Noninferior

A single high dose of the antifungal agent liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB; AmBisome, Gilead Sciences), with a background regimen of flucytosine and fluconazole, is noninferior...

Medical Coalition Endorses Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A group of six medical organizations has put out a statement...

2 Sets of Guidelines Disagree

With two sets of Clostridioides difficile recommendations being published within a month of each other, clinicians may find themselves trying to reconcile some of the...

HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence

Advanced age by itself can be a reason physicians hold back on prescribing mainstay medications, or not uptitrate them per guidelines, to their older patients...

Wrist Fracture Outcomes Similar for Casting, Surgery

For older patients with distal radius wrist fractures, there are no significant differences in outcomes after 2 years when treated with nonsurgical casting compared with...

New Guideline for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of C diff

The American College of Gastroenterology has issued new guidelines on management of Clostridioides difficile infection that now include roles for fecal microbial transplant (FMT), combination testing, and bezlotoxumab....

Oncologists Underestimate Patients’ Use of Complementary Tx

A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse...

A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem?

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued much-anticipated guidelines for school reopening in February, some critics argued that the nation’s premier health...

OSHA Issues New Rules on COVID-19 Safety for Healthcare Workers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited...

Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury: New Guidelines

New guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology on idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) emphasize that idiosyncratic DILI is increasingly driven by the burgeoning popularity...

Recommendations Presented for Rare Autoinflammatory Diseases

As researchers learn more about the genetic etiology of immunopathology, they have been able to more clearly understand rare but debilitating autoinflammatory conditions in ways...

New Botulism Guidelines Focus on Mass-Casualty Events

Botulinum toxin is said to be the most lethal substance known. Inhaling just 1-3 nanograms of toxin per kilogram of body mass constitutes a lethal dose. ...