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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have developed best practice guidelines to help physicians identify and treat e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (E-VALI). "We think it is very important for clinicians to keep E-…
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The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society, and Infectious Diseases Society of America have developed new practice guidelines for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), including multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and isoniazid-…
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The International Consensus Group has released an updated practice guideline on the management of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). The guideline highlights resuscitation and risk assessment; pre-endoscopic, endoscopic, and pharmacologic management; and secondary prophylaxis for…
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Compared with men, women have a higher increased risk for ischemic stroke as the severity of their hypertension increases, according to findings from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. To conduct the longitudinal cohort study, the researchers recruited 26,…
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The American Thoracic Society has released a new clinical practice guideline on laboratory testing for the diagnosis of fungal infections in pulmonary and critical care practice. The authors of the guidelines examined available literature on the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis,…
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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Headache Society (AHS) have published updated guidelines on the prevention and treatment of migraine in children and adolescents. In the guidelines, the authors highlight that a key component in preventing and treating migraine is maintaining a…
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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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