June 16, 2010
New from Stat!Ref--Evidence Alerts
Stat!Ref Evidence Alerts provides email delivery and access to evidence-based medicine information from current research of over 130 premier clinical journals. The system works with McMaster University to deliver pre-rated EBM alerts that are qualified, then rated for clinical relevance and newsworthiness by a panel of practicing physicians. You can choose many disciplines within the 3 major groups (Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation) and further narrow your selections by categories, such as Diagnosis and Quality Improvement, and by population groups.
Simply choose the Preferences tab on the main Stat!Ref page and create an account.
October 06, 2009
H1N1 Clinical Triage Algorithm Now Available
The CDC has recently released an algorithm for use by clinicians only (doctors) for diagnosis and management of novel H1N1 flu virus.
2009-2010 Influenza Season Triage Algorithm for Adults (>18 Years) With Influenza-Like Illness: http://cdc.gov/h1n1flu/clinicians/pdf/adultalgorithm.pdf
They have released a separate document for the general public on how to care for someone in your home who has this illness.
Interim Guidance for 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): Taking Care of a Sick Person in Your Home: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance_homecare.htm
More information for clinicians is available from here.
Novel H1N1 Influenza: Resources for Clinicians: http://cdc.gov/h1n1flu/clinicians/
More information for the public is available here.
H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): General Information: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/general_info.htm
May 22, 2007
New Clinical Guidelines
Did you know that you can sign up for email alerts from Guidelines.gov to be sure you always know what is the most recent guidelines on various clinical conditions?
To subscribe to alerts, go to this page.
Guidelines.gov: NGC: Subscription Management: http://guidelines.gov/whatsnew/subscription.aspx
Here is what is new in the past couple months.
Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Specialty Society. 1997 (revised 2007 Feb). 17 pages. NGC:005512
Practice parameter on child and adolescent mental health care in community systems of care. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Specialty Society. 2007 Feb. 16 pages. NGC:005514
Quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Federal Government Agency [U.S.]. 2007 Mar 23. 24 pages. NGC:005571
Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope. American College of Emergency Physicians - Medical Specialty Society. 2001 (revised 2007 Apr). 14 pages. NGC:005584
Diseases characterized by urethritis and cervicitis. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines 2006. (2) Update to CDC's sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2006: fluoroquinolones no longer recommended for treatment of gonococcal infections. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Federal Government Agency [U.S.]. 1993 (revised 2006 Aug 4; addendum released 2007 Apr 13). Original guideline: 15 pages; Addendum: 5 pages. NGC:005597
Routine aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prophylaxis for colorectal cancer prevention. United States Preventive Services Task Force - Independent Expert Panel. 2007 Mar. 5 pages. NGC:005452
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons practice guideline series: antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac surgery, part II: antibiotic choice. Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Medical Specialty Society. 2007. 7 pages. NGC:005457
February 10, 2007
New Cochrane Reviews about Tobacco and Smoking Cessation
Know someone who wants to stop smoking? The Cochrane Collaboration has some new and updated evidence-based reviews describing what really works or doesn't.
Family-based programmes for preventing smoking by children and adolescents / Thomas RE, Baker P, Lorenzetti D.
Antidepressants for smoking cessation / Hughes JR, Stead LF, Lancaster T
Telephone counselling for smoking cessation / Stead LF, Perera R, Lancaster T.
More Cochrane reviews about tobacco are available here.
Cochrane Collaboration: Cochrane Reviews: Tobacco Addiction: http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/topics/94.html
Cochrane Collaboration: Tobacco Addiction Site: http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab000031.html
Thanks to Denise Silber for the alert about these -- Stop Tabac