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Healthcare News & Research - May 2024

Healthcare News & Research – May 2024

Welcome to our succinct summaries of the most recent healthcare news and research. Keep yourself informed with our easily digestible updates sourced from medical media and news outlets. Associations of Testosterone and Related Hormones With All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality and Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Men: Individual Participant Data Meta-analyses Study Details | Source Consumption of Olive […]

Acute Migraine Guidelines + Trials Rundown

Acute Migraine Treatment in Adults – Guidelines+ Trials Rundown

Today we’re going to cover the first article in a two-part series that takes a look at the ongoing studies and clinical trials specific to management of migraine in adults, including acute migraine treatment and migraine prevention (both chronic migraine prevention and episodic migraine prevention).  For Part 1 we’ll be starting with Acute Migraine Treatment […]

Guidelines+ Trials Rundown Schizophrenia in Adults

Schizophrenia in Adults – Guidelines+ Trials Rundown

Today we’re going to look at the ongoing studies and clinical trials specific to management of schizophrenia in adults, including in acutely psychotic people with schizophrenia and relapse prevention. The below list was curated by assessing the ongoing Phase 3 trials for migraine treatments, specific for adults, and based in the United States. The dates […]

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Analyzing Guidelines for Menopause-Related Topics: Guidelines Side-By-Side Series

During Women’s Health Awareness Month, it is crucial to address menopause-related issues with informed strategies. The prevalence of vasomotor symptoms of menopause ranges from 50% to 82% among US women experiencing natural menopause. Additionally, genitourinary syndrome of menopause affects 27% to 84% of postmenopausal women. Breast cancer impacts approximately one in eight women in the […]

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Guideline Implementation Series: Step 5 – Implementing the Strategies to Improve Adherence to the Selected Guideline Recommendations

Now that you’ve identified the barriers and prioritized specific interventions as discussed in our previous article on Step 4: Determining Interventions To Mitigate The Identified Barriers, it’s time to begin looking at actual implementation. This includes following through with the previous plans you’ve put in place, and the distribution of various resources to support your […]

Dupilumab (Dupixent) – Guidelines+ Monographs (May 2024 Edition)

This is our first post in a new series called “Guidelines+ Monographs”. In this series we provide an overview of a single medication or therapeutic agent, and then compare how it is positioned across all current guidelines that the medication is indicated for. This may be a single indication/guideline in some cases, or multiple indications […]

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New Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease Guidelines 2024 – What’s Changed and Key Takeaways

The 2024 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease has been officially released today. This new guideline serves as an update to the previous “2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease,” incorporating the latest evidence to assist clinicians in providing comprehensive care for patients […]

Guidelines Rundown - Stroke Awareness Month 2024

Stroke Guidelines Rundown Series: Stroke Awareness Month 2024

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, our ongoing Guidelines Rundown Series will be dedicated to the topic of stroke. There are a multitude of current guidelines on stroke, published from over a dozen different medical societies. These guidelines encompass strategies for prevention, management, and rehabilitation post-stroke. Below is the rundown of clinical practice guidelines on stroke: […]

Dermatology: Guidelines + Journal Rundown (May 2024)

Dermatology Guidelines+ Journal Rundown (May 2024)

In this post, we will be taking a closer look at some of the most popular dermatology-related articles recently published across leading medical journals. Venous thromboembolism risk is lower in patients with atopic dermatitis than other immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: A retrospective, observational, comparative cohort study using US claims data Oral Minoxidil vs Topical Minoxidil for […]

Guidelines Side-By-Side Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Comparing Five Current Hepatocellular Carcinoma Clinical Guidelines – Guidelines Side by Side Series

For the next installment of our Guidelines Side by Side series, we’re going to take a look at the current guidelines for liver cancer. This article will examine how the recommendations in each guideline agree, contradict, or otherwise differ.  Our topic for today will be systemic treatment for metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. The focus will be […]

ENDO 2024 Conference Preview

ENDO 2024 Conference Preview – The Latest Developments in Diabetes

ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting will take place June 1-4 in Boston, MA.  It promises to be a cutting-edge event for professionals in the field of endocrinology. This conference will feature renowned experts and thought leaders delivering informative presentations on the latest research, treatments, and trends in endocrine disorders.  Before proceeding, if you […]

APA 2024 Conference Recap

2024 APA Annual Meeting Recap: Anxiety Disorders

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) hosted its prestigious 2024 Annual Meeting from May 4th to 8th in New York, NY. This event serves as a cornerstone for the psychiatry community, showcasing cutting-edge research and advancements in the field. Today, we will delve into some of the captivating research unveiled at the APA 2024 Annual Meeting, […]

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The Management of Acne: Guidelines Spotlight

Acne is one of the most prevalent skin conditions treated by dermatologists.  It is characterized as a chronic, inflammatory disease that can significantly impact the lives of patients. In January 2024, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) released Guidelines of Care for the Management of Acne Vulgaris to offer standardized, evidence-based recommendations for the treatment […]

Guidelines Spotlight ACCAHA Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

New Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Guidelines 2024 – What’s Changed and Key Takeaways

A focused update to the ACC/AHA Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Clinical Guidelines was released today. The new guidelines update the previous 2020 guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Today we’ll take a look at what’s changed, as well as some of the key takeaways from the new 2024 HCM Guidelines. Before we […]

Mechanical Ventilation - Guidelines Rundown

Clinical Practice Guidelines on Mechanical Ventilation: Guideline Rundown Series

Our Guidelines Rundown Series continues with a new article focusing on mechanical ventilation. There are many current guidelines on mechanical ventilation, published by over a half dozen different medical societies. These guidelines both cover mechanical ventilation in a broad sense, as well as in specific situations, such as prevention of VAP. Today we’re going to […]

Cardiology Guidelines + Journal Rundown Cardiology

Cardiology Guidelines + Journal Rundown (May 2024)

In this post, we will be taking a closer look at some of the most popular cardiology-related articles that have been published during the months of April and May 2024. Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Infective Endocarditis Incidence Following Invasive Dental Procedures Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Stress […]

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Treating Major Depressive Disorder – What’s Changed Since 2022

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month 2024, we will be examining the most recent guidelines on major depressive disorder (MDD). Surprisingly, there are not many US-based guidelines for the management of MDD. The most recent guideline was actually published by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (VA/DoD) in April 2022. […]

Digestive Disease Week 2024

DDW Conference Preview: IBD at Digestive Disease Week® 2024

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) will be held May 18-21, 2024, in Washington, DC. This annual event serves as the leading gathering for gastroenterologists, researchers, and industry professionals dedicated to improving outcomes for patients affected by gastrointestinal diseases.   Before proceeding, we strongly encourage you to register for the event by clicking here. This will allow you […]

ASCO Conference Preview 2024

ASCO24 Conference Preview: Lung Cancer at the ASCO Annual Meeting 2024

As we approach the kickoff of the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting, we are taking a look at some of the “can’t miss” sessions, symposiums, presentations and more, specific to lung cancer. This includes Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC), and both early and metastatic. Before we dive in, if you are an […]

What’s New in Infectious Diseases So Far Through April 2024 – Guidelines Rundown

Today, we will be providing an overview of the latest developments in the field of Infectious Diseases up to April 2024. This includes new medications, new guidelines, and noteworthy research and journal articles that have been published in the first four months of the year. Recent Infectious Diseases-Related Clinical Guidelines Recent Infectious Disease-Related FDA Medication […]

Upcoming FDA Decisions – May 2024

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects public health by guaranteeing the safety, effectiveness, and security of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date marks the deadline by which the FDA must complete its review of drug or device applications. Below, you will find a list of drugs and devices, […]

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Endocrinology Guidelines+ Journal Rundown (April 2024)

In this post, we will be taking a closer look at some of the most popular endocrinology-related articles that have been published during the month of April 2024. The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Task Force on clinical algorithms for fracture risk report 2024 Abridged Diabetes Standards of Care Impact of insulin sensitization […]

HRS2024 Conference Preview: Atrial Fibrillation at Heart Rhythm 2024

The anticipation is building for Heart Rhythm 2024 (HRS2024), set to take place in Boston from May 16-19, 2024. The society’s annual meeting will delve into the latest groundbreaking research and advancements in the fields of cardiology and electrophysiology (EP).   If you have not already done so, we highly recommend registering for the event by […]

New FDA Medication Approval – Anktiva for NMIBC

On April 22, 2024, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ImmunityBio’s first-in-class interleukin-15 superagonist (IL-15) nogapendekin alfa inbakicept-pmln (Anktiva), plus bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), for the treatment of patients with BCG-unresponsive non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ (CIS), with or without papillary tumors.  Designated an FDA Breakthrough Therapy, the novel immunotherapy […]

Alcohol Awareness Month 2024

Alcohol Awareness Month 2024: Analyzing ASAM vs. APA Guidelines for Alcohol Withdrawal Management

As Alcohol Awareness Month unfolds, the imperative to address alcohol-related issues with informed strategies is a critical aspect often overlooked in discussions about alcohol abuse. In this article, we dive into a comprehensive analysis of two major guidelines published by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). By comparing […]

Clinical Guidelines Implementation Strategy

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 4 – Determining Interventions to Mitigate the Identified Barriers

In our previous article, we’ve identified the specific guideline(s) we’re focused on implementing, measured existing practices at the organization, and also identified any potential barriers to implementation, it’s time to focus on determination and prioritization of specific interventions.  Interventions may be targeted at one or more stakeholders, including: Strategies for implementation and specific interventions include […]

ACC Annual Conference 2024 - What's New in Heart Failure

ACC Conference 2024 Recap – What’s New In Heart Failure

The 73rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo of the American College of Cardiology took place from April 6-8, 2024, in Atlanta, GA. This event is a cornerstone for healthcare professionals dedicated to improving patient care and outcomes in the field of cardiology.  One of the key topics discussed at ACC24 was heart failure. According to […]

National Nutrition Month Blog - 2024

National Nutrition Month® 2024: Empowering Patients Through Informed Nutritional Approaches

Informed food choices and dietary eating habits are essential to fighting diseases and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Unhealthy menu items, such as sugar-sweetened beverages and highly processed food, can lead to weight gain, obesity, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, all of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Their increasing consumption is now leading […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2024: A Patient’s Guide to Colorectal Cancer Screening 

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a prevalent and potentially deadly disease that affects millions of individuals each year. In the United States alone, CRC ranks as the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer among adults and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.  Despite its prevalence, CRC is highly preventable through early detection and screening. As clinicians, […]

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National Kidney Month 2024: Essential Kidney Disease Guidelines (2020 – Present)

850 million people in the world have kidney disease. Yet, few are aware of its dangers. On average, kidney disease affects one in nine people with most of them not even being aware of it. This lack of early detection can be fatal as kidney dysfunction that lasts longer than three months most often is […]

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Essential Cancer Prevention and Screening Guidelines You Can’t Miss! National Cancer Prevention Month 2024

Join us as we combat the staggering statistics of cancer. With over 600,000 lives lost last year, and 40% of cases preventable, the urgency is clear. This April, in honor of National Cancer Prevention Month 2024, we’re assembling various cancer-related screening and prevention guidelines to help the fight against this devastating disease.  Together, let’s turn […]

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American Heart Month 2024: What’s New and Upcoming in American Heart Association Clinical Guidelines

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people are encouraged to focus on their cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) isn’t exclusive to older adults. Data show that CVD and CVD mortality are increasing among younger populations. 1 in every 3 deaths in the United States is related to cardiovascular disease. For American Heart […]

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2023 in Review: Top Clinical Guidelines and Breakthroughs 

Hundreds of clinical practice guidelines are published each year. In 2023, a total of 224 guidelines were published in the United States alone marking a 16% increase from prior year. We’ve seen a spike in guidelines being published in the months of May (32 guidelines) and August (24 guidelines) in 2023 versus a spike of […]

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Diabetes Awareness Month 2023: New Diabetes Clinical Guideline Updates

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14th marks World Diabetes Day, an opportunity to raise awareness around diabetes prevention and fighting this disease. About 37 million Americans are impacted by this disease which can affect the heart, kidneys, & nerves.   For National Diabetes Month 2023, we’ve put together a list of all […]

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Lung Cancer Guidelines for Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – Clinical Practice Guideline Round Up

November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month and November 11 is dedicated to National Lung Cancer Awareness Day. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States, accounting for more deaths than colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. There are two main forms of lung cancer […]

Liver Cancer Guidelines for Awareness Month 2023 – Clinical Practice Guideline Round Up

October is Cancer Awareness Month as well as Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Hepatocellular Carcinoma, (HCC for short), or Liver Cancer, is the third most deadliest cancer in the United States. Each year, tens of thousands of new cases are reported, and as many as 30,000 deaths caused by HCC alone.  For Liver Cancer Awareness Month […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – The Latest Clinical Guidelines and FDA Drug Approvals for Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and October 13, 2023 is National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. An important month that is recognized by nearly all of the leading professional and patient-facing organizations including advocacy groups representing oncology, women’s health, breast cancer survivors and all the related healthcare professionals. This includes respected organizations like American […]

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New Clinical Practice Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – September 2023

Management of Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia or Atypical Endometrial Hyperplasia Author:American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Published:September 1, 2023 Outpatient Treatment of Confirmed COVID-19 Author:American College of Physicians (ACP) Published:September 19, 2023 Optimal Timing of Elective Hip or Knee Arthroplasty for Patients with Symptomatic Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis or Advanced Symptomatic Osteonecrosis with Secondary Arthritis […]

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10 New Heart Health Guidelines for World Heart Day 2023

Every year cardiovascular disease claims million of lives worldwide. World Heart Day, which is celebrated globally on September 29th serves as a reminder to prioritize heart health and take measures against heart disease. This occasion offers an opportunity to raise awareness about the significance of maintaining the heart, educating individuals on factors that affect global […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – What’s New in Prostate Cancer Clinical Guidelines

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, and 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the leading site of new cancers diagnosed and the number two cause of death for males. For Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2023 […]

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National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2023 – What’s New in Clinical Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. In this article, we will be taking a look at the current clinical […]

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New Clinical Practice Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – August 2023

Folic Acid Supplementation to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication Author:United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Published:August 2023 Prevention of Acquisition of HIV: Preexposure Prophylaxis Author:United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Published:August 2023 Palliative Care for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Interstitial Lung Disease Author:European Respiratory Society (ERS) Published:August 17, 2023 […]

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 3 – Identify Potential Barriers (& Enablers) to Implementing the Recommendation

Through Step 2 you’ve now collected data about your organization relevant to the recommendation you want to implement. Getting to know the current state of your institution is foundational for implementing your chosen recommendation, but so is having a shared structure for change when beginning the transformation process.  Consequently, Step 3 is where we address […]

2023 Immunization Guidelines & Schedules – Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages. Last year’s post highlighted select immunization guidelines. This year we are focusing on the changes and updates made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the updated 2023 […]

New Clinical Practice Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – July 2023

Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Screening Author:United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Published:July 2023 Implementing Strategies to Prevent Infections in Acute-Care Settings Author:Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America America (SHEA) Published:July 11, 2023 Vulnerabilities in Older Patients Receiving Systemic Cancer Therapy Author:American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) […]

World Hepatitis Day 2023

World Hepatitis Day 2023 – Current Guidelines & Best Practices

July 28, 2023 marks World Hepatitis Day – a day recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as many other reputable organizations across the globe to raise awareness for the worldwide burden of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other viral hepatitis in general.  […]

New Clinical Practice Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – June 2023

Anxiety Disorders in Adults: Screening – Adults 64 Years or Younger Author:United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Published:June 2023 Anxiety Disorders in Adults: Screening – Older Adults 65 Years or Older Author:United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Published:June 2023 Depression and Suicide Risk in Adults: Screening – Adults 64 Years or Younger Author:United […]

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 2 – Measuring Current Practice At Your Institution

A while back, we kicked off a 7-step approach on how to implement guidelines or any specific guideline recommendations with an organization. We also looked closely at the first step of the process on how to identify some of these guideline as well as some factors to consider when determining guideline implementation priorities. We have […]

New Clinical Practice Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – May 2023

Addressing Stigma and Bias in the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Obesity/Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease and Assessing Bias and Stigmatization as Determinants of Disease Severity Society:American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Published:May 4, 2023 Health Advisory on Social Media Use in Adolescence Society:American Psychological Association (APA) Published:May 9, 2023 2023 Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management […]

Bridging The Gap Between HCPs and Clinical Practice Guidelines

How Often Do HCPs Reference Clinical Practice Guidelines? For What Use Cases? What Are The Most Preferred Formats? How Do HCPs Learn About New Guidelines? Full-Text Guidelines VS. Summarized Versions? Research on Clinical Practice Guidelines: HCP Preferences, Usage, Preferred Formats, Adherence, & Strategies to Promote Guideline Implementation. We asked all these questions to clinicians spanning […]

Guideline Implementation Series: Step 1 – Identify the Guideline Recommendation(s) that You Wish to Implement

In a follow up to our previous article – Guideline Implementation Overview: 7 Steps to Improve Clinical Guideline Adherence at your Organization – we are taking a deeper dive into the first step – identifying the key guidelines/guideline recommendation to implement.  STEP 1 is actually a multi-part step, so we will be breaking STEP 1 […]

Lupus Awareness Month

National Lupus Awareness Month 2023 – What’s New in Clinical Guidelines for Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month. From 1977-2009, Lupus Awareness Month was originally observed in September. In 2009 the Lupus Foundation of America declared May would be the new official month for Lupus Awareness. Lupus is a chronic disease that affects individuals from all walks of life. It is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body’s […]

New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – April 2023

Skin Cancer: Screening Society:U.S. Preventative Services Task Foce (USPSTF) Published:April 18, 2023 COVID-19 Guideline Part 1: Treatment and Management Society:Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Published:April 13, 2023 Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection Society:United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Published:April 12, 2023 Management of REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Society:American […]

Guideline Implementation Overview: 7 Steps to Improve Clinical Guideline Adherence at your Organization

In a bit of a deviation from the norm, rather than inform our readers of specific guideline recommendations, we wanted to provide a stepped approach for various best practices on how you can implement guidelines or specific guideline recommendations within your organization. As most know, the publication of a new guideline does not equate to […]

IBS Awareness Month & World IBS Day – April 2023: Best Practices and Recommendations for IBS Treatment and Management

If the majority of patients report that they would be willing to give up 10 to 15 years of their life expectancy just for an instant cure for their Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), it gives healthcare providers pretty clear insight into how impactful and potentially debilitating this condition can be on a patient’s quality of […]

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New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – March 2023

Probiotics and Prebiotics Society:World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) Published:March 1, 2023 Obesity Algorithm 2023 Society:Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Published:March 1, 2023 Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Toolkit Society:Consensus and Physician Experts (CPE) Published:March 1, 2023 COVID-19 Guideline, Part 1: Treatment and Management Society:Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Published:March 14, 2023 Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination […]

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World Tuberculosis Day 2023: Effective Guideline Recommendation Strategies For Managing TB

As World Tuberculosis Day or World TB Day approaches on March 24th, it’s important to remember that tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant global health issue. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, TB was the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, ranking above HIV/AIDS.  The United States has one of the lowest TB incidence […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 2023: Screening Guidelines Highlighting The Differences and Similarities of 8 Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

The month of March is dedicated to National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – an annual campaign aimed at increasing awareness of colorectal cancer (CRC) and the importance of cancer screenings, as well as promoting healthy lifestyle habits for primary prevention in reducing the risk of developing CRC. Despite being the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related […]

World Obesity Day 2023 – Changing Perspectives: A Clinical Practice Guidelines Approach to Obesity Care

World Obesity Day is an annual event intended to unify healthcare communities in rallying behind the common goal of tackling the obesity crisis. The theme for World Obesity Day 2023 is “Changing Perspectives: Let’s Talk Obesity”, which focuses on harnessing the power of conversation and obesity awareness to improve obesity care by addressing misconceptions and […]

New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – February 2023

Genital Herpes Infection: Serologic Screening Society:U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Published:February 2023 Management of Patients With Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding Society:American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Published:February 6, 2023 Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Hand Hygiene Society:Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Published:February 8, 2023 Disorders of Lipid […]

Low Vision and Rehabilitation: Clinical Guidelines for Low Vision Awareness Month 2023

February is Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Awareness Month. Low vision refers to uncorrectable reduced vision that persists despite corrective glasses, lenses, medications, or surgery. This impaired vision interferes with a person’s functional independence in performing daily activities, and often leaves patients feeling helpless and hopeless about how to improve their function and quality of […]

New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – January 2023

Immunotherapy & Targeted Therapy for Advanced Gastroesophageal Cancer Society:American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Published:January 5, 2023 Vaccinations in Patients with Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases Society: American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Published:January 4, 2023 Pharmacologic Treatment of Primary Osteoporosis or Low Bone Mass to Prevent Fractures in Adults Society:American College of Physicians (ACP) Published:January 3, […]

Cervical Cancer Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Even though it is preventable, more than 15,000 women in the United States alone are diagnosed each year with cervical cancer, a potentially fatal condition that can be caused by infections with pathogens – bacteria, viruses, and parasites. January is World Cervical Cancer and Cervical Health Awareness Month – a dedicated month with a special […]

New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – December 2022

Antiretroviral Drugs for Treatment & Prevention of HIV Infection in Adults Society:International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS-USA) Published:December 1, 2022 Standards of Care in Diabetes – 2023 Society: American Diabetes Association (ADA) Published:December 12, 2022 Interventional Treatments for Low Back Pain Society:American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (IASPN) Published:December 6, 2022 Monitoring and Antagonism of Neuromuscular Blockade […]

Top 10 Most Viewed Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Guideline Central Platform in 2022

In our previous article, we looked at some of the high level data points covering clinical practice guidelines published in 2022. In this post, we will break down the all-time most viewed guidelines (on the Guideline Central platform), regardless of release date. So, without further ado… ACC/AHA Heart Failure (166,000 views) The American College of […]

Yearly Clinical Guidelines – Stats and Recap for 2022

Introducing our new Yearly Recap series, intended to highlight the key data and trends in the world of clinical practice guidelines, we will kick it off with our first article that will cover some of the main data points relating to guidelines that were published in 2022. Keep in mind, this list is focused only […]

New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – November 2022

CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain — United States, 2022 Society:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Published:November 4, 2022 Clinical Assessment of Patients with Inherited Retinal Degenerations Society: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Published:November 1, 2022 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science Society:International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Published:November 3, […]

COPD Clinical Guidelines Roundup for World COPD Day 2022

November 16, 2022 is World COPD Day – a day organized by GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) to help raise awareness of COPD across the globe.  This World COPD Day 2022, we are taking a deep dive into all of the current COPD guidelines from various organizations in the USA. This includes […]

National Diabetes Month 2022 – What’s New in Clinical Guidelines for Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month or National Diabetes Month. In this article, we will take a look at all of the new guidelines, therapies and innovations that have been introduced since Diabetes Awareness Month 2021.  Guidelines Below is a list of various Diabetes-related clinical practice guidelines that were published between National Diabetes Month 2021 and […]

Top 10 Take-Home Messages for the ACC and AHA Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease Clinical Practice Guideline 2022

2022 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) Joint Committee have just published their much anticipated clinical practice guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease. This guideline covers everything from the basics of aortic anatomy, to in-depth discussions […]

New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – October 2022

Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Society:American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Published:October 17, 2022 Pharmacological Interventions for Adults With Obesity Society:American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Published:October 20, 2022 Drug Allergy (2022 Update) Society:American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI) & American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAI) Published:October 3, 2022 Diabetes Management in Chronic […]

Top 7 Most Unusually Specific Clinical Guidelines – 2022 Edition

As most know, clinical guidelines are meant to translate the best available evidence into the best available clinical practice. The best available evidence is commonly in the form of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and most RCTs study homogenous populations. This of course makes sense, because the trials want to be as controlled as possible and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022 – The Latest Clinical Guidelines & FDA Approvals for Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held each year in October with the 21st dedicated to National Mammography Day 2022 designed to to improve support and screening for the disease. In this article, we will take a closer look at all of the new guidelines, therapies and innovations that have been introduced since Breast Cancer Awareness Month […]

New Clinical Guidelines & FDA Drug Approvals – September 2022

Integrative Medicine for Pain Management in Oncology Society:American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Published:September 19, 2022 Prevention & Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed & HIV-Infected Children Society:Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Published:September 2, 2022 Assessment & Management of Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms (SAMS) Society:National Lipid Association (NLA) Published:September 10, 2022 Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis […]

World Heart Day 2022 – What’s New in Cardiovascular Medicine?

Today, September 29th, marks World Heart Day. A day established by the World Heart Federation (WFH) that’s dedicated to help raise awareness around cardiovascular disease around the globe each year. With a lot of new guidelines being published and updated, we’ve taken the courtesy of compiling all of the new cardiovascular disease guidelines, therapies and […]

American Gastroenterological Association’s 2022 IBS Guidelines

Pharmacological Management of IBS with Constipation & IBS with Diarrhea Guidelines The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) 2022Pharmacological Management of IBS guidelines were published as two separate guidelines to stratify the treatment recommendations for two of the IBS subtypes: IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D) and IBS with constipation (IBS-C). The chart below details the new medication treatment options […]

NEW CLINICAL GUIDELINES & FDA APPROVALS-AUGUST 2022 ALERT

MISSED OUT ON THE LATEST CLINICAL GUIDELINE ANNOUNCEMENTS? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list to all guidelines and FDA approvals that were published last month.  CLINICAL GUIDELINES AABB COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma AAES Adrenalectomy AAOS Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries AAP Management of Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn Infant 35 or More Weeks […]

Immunization Guidelines And Schedules

Select Immunization Guidelines and Schedules for All Ages in Clinical Practice August is National Immunization Awareness Month!  Emphasizing the value and importance of vaccinations, August National Immunization Awareness Month highlights the goal of immunization for disease prevention for all ages! Prevent serious diseases with the latest immunization guidelines and schedules listed below! CLINICAL GUIDELINES CDC Childhood […]

NEW CLINICAL GUIDELINES & FDA APPROVALS – JULY 2022 ALERT

MISSED OUT ON THE LATEST CLINICAL GUIDELINE ANNOUNCEMENTS? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list to all guidelines and FDA approvals that were published last month.  CLINICAL GUIDELINES AAP Vision and Concussion: Symptoms, Signs, Evaluation, and Treatment AGA Management of Subepithelial Lesions (SEL) Encountered During Routine Endoscopy AHA Polygenic Risk Scores for Cardiovascular […]

NEW CLINICAL GUIDELINES & FDA APPROVALS – JUNE 2022 ALERT

MISSED OUT ON THE LATEST CLINICAL GUIDELINE ANNOUNCEMENTS? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list to all guidelines and FDA approvals that were published last month.  CLINICAL GUIDELINES AAP Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2022 Recommendations for Reducing Infant Deaths in the Sleep Environment ACR/AAHKS Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients With Rheumatic […]

Clinical Guidelines vs. Primary Studies

Why are healthcare providers encouraged to follow clinical guidelines rather than individual primary studies? Still not familiar with what clinical practice guidelines are? How they are disseminated? We’ve highlighted what they are and how they are disseminated in our previous article. As you may already know, clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) summarize the best available evidence in […]

NEW CLINICAL GUIDELINES & FDA APPROVALS – MAY 2022 ALERT

MISSED OUT ON THE LATEST CLINICAL GUIDELINE ANNOUNCEMENTS? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list to all guidelines and FDA approvals that were published last month.  CLINICAL GUIDELINES ACMG Clinical Evaluation and Etiologic Diagnosis of Hearing Loss ASCO Exercise, Diet, and Weight Management During Cancer Treatment Systemic Therapy for Advanced Human Epidermal Growth […]

Clinical Guidelines Explained

Clinical Guidelines: What are they & how are they disseminated? Clinical practices that are based on graded research findings are more reliable than that based on an “expert opinion”. So, more focus should be directed toward identifying and understanding these graded research findings called guidelines. Guidelines, also called clinical practice guidelines (CPG), are documents containing […]

NEW CLINICAL GUIDELINES & FDA APPROVALS – APRIL 2022 ALERT

MISSED OUT ON THE LATEST CLINICAL GUIDELINE ANNOUNCEMENTS? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list to all guidelines and FDA approvals that were published last month.  CLINICAL GUIDELINES ACC/AHA/HFSA Management of Heart Failure (2022 Update) ASCO Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Pembrolizumab in the Treatment of High-Risk, Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Biomarkers for […]

NEW CLINICAL GUIDELINES & FDA APPROVALS – MARCH 2022 ALERT

MISSED OUT ON THE LATEST CLINICAL GUIDELINE ANNOUNCEMENTS? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list to all guidelines and FDA approvals that were published last month.  CLINICAL GUIDELINES IDSATreatment of ExtendedSpectrum β-lactamase Producing Enterobacterales (ESBL-E), Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Difficult-to-Treat Resistance (DTRP. aeruginosa) WHOAbortion Care ACGManagement of Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets […]