Tag: guidelines

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. ...

First AACE Guidelines on Diabetes Technology

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) has issued its first-ever official guidelines addressing the use of advanced technologies in the management of people with...

Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks

The keys to effective resuscitation in the hospital setting include effective compression and early defibrillation, a hospitalist told colleagues. She also urged them to consider...

High Eradication, Fewer Side Events With Hybrid Therapy

A 14-day course of hybrid therapy was as effective as 10-day bismuth quadruple therapy, but with fewer side effects, according to results of a randomized...

The Pitfalls and Promise of Using Repurposed Drugs for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Even amid the expanding use of COVID-19 vaccines, clinicians can expect...

AAD Unveils New Guidelines for Actinic Keratosis Management

New guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology strongly recommend the use of either 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or imiquimod for the field treatment of actinic keratosis...

BP Lowering Useful in CV Risk Management Even at Normal Levels

Lowering blood pressure with antihypertensive medication protects against future cardiovascular (CV) events even in people with normal or only mildly elevated blood pressure, a large...

CDC Guidelines Coming on ‘Daunting’ Challenge of Long COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is finalizing new...

Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation

A call for more appropriate use of a new class of drugs for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) has been issued by researchers who...

California Goes From Worst to First in Virus Infections

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a few months ago, California was...

Do You Still Need to Wear a Mask Outdoors?

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, says the agency may revise its guidance on whether people should wear face masks outside. “We’ll be looking at the...

Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts

General anesthesia should be an option for patients at the end of life as a means of easing the physical and mental distress that can...

Delhi govt issues guidelines for gated residential complexes to set up COVID facilities

The Delhi government issued guidelines on Sunday for gated residential complexes to set up COVID facilities amid an alarming surge in coronavirus cases. The Directorate...

Eating More Fat May Boost Borderline Low Testosterone

“Low-fat diets appear to decrease testosterone levels in men, but further randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm this effect,” the authors of a meta-analysis...

Vaccinated Fauci Discusses His Own List of Dos, Don’ts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, the director of the National Institute of Allergy...

New Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing Focus on Shorter Courses

An antibiotic course of 5 days is usually just as effective as longer courses but with fewer side effects and decreased overall antibiotic exposure for...

Neutral Zone Border-Crossing Parties Risking Infection

BLAINE, Wash. — In the shadows of covid travel restrictions, a 42-acre park on the far western edge of the U.S.-Canadian dividing line has become...

‘Major Update’ of BP Guidance for Kidney Disease

The new 2021 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guideline for blood pressure management for adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are...

Eating Fish Links With Fewer CVD Events in High-Risk People

People with cardiovascular disease (CVD) who regularly ate fish had significantly fewer major CVD events and there were fewer total deaths compared with similar individuals...