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Department Collections -- American Family Physician

Jun 13, 2013 - Search Department collections from past and current issues of AFP, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

American Family Physician

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Recommendations by Type: Clinical Practice Guidelines -- Clinical Recommendations

Apr 28, 2014 - View all AAFP and AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guidelines.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

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Developing Clinical Practice Guidelines -- Clinical Recommendations

Jul 31, 2013 - Watch the webcasts developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians to understand the process for developing clinical practice guidelines and how to implement them in your practice.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/practice-guidelines.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines -- AAFP Policies

Jul 22, 2013 - Read the AAFP's position on the use of clinical practice guidelines.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-guidelines.html

Identifying and Using Good Practice Guidelines - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2009 - Performance measurement and payment are increasingly linked to goals established by practice guidelines. The best guidelines are based on systematic reviews and patient-oriented evidence, use an evidence-rating system such as the Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy, and are ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0701/p67.html

Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendations

Aug 28, 2014 - Access the evidence-based clinical practice guideline on hoarseness (dysphonia) developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and endorsed by the AAFP.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/hoarseness.html

Practice Guidelines: AAO-HNS Guidelines for Tonsillectomy in Children and ...

Sep 1, 2011 - Although tonsillectomy is common and improves patients' quality of life, there are possible risks and practice variations in the care of patients undergoing tonsillectomy. Recent guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO–HNS) aim to provide ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0901/p566.html

Joint Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines with Other Organizations -- AAFP ...

Jun 13, 2013 - Read the AAFP's policy on the development of patient-center clinical practice guidelines regardless of physician specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/joint-development.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part 1. ...

Sep 1, 2004 - In February 2002, the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease. The first six of the 15 guidelines are of the greatest relevance to family physicians. Part I of this two-part article ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0901/p869.html

AAFP Endorsement of Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by ...

Jun 11, 2012 - Access a list of clinical practice guidelines developed by external organizations that are endorsed by the AAFP.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/endorsed.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults: Part II. ...

Sep 15, 2004 - The Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative of the National Kidney Foundation published clinical practice guidelines on chronic kidney disease in February 2002. Of the 15 guidelines, the first six are of greatest relevance to family physicians. Part II of this two-part review covers ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0915/p1091.html

Practice Guidelines: AAP Releases Guideline on Diagnosis and Management of Acute ...

Apr 15, 2014 - Approximately 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms have acute sinusitis. This practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which updates the 2001 guideline, discusses diagnosis and management of acute bacterial sinusitis in children one to 18 ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0415/p676.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines -- Clinical Recommendations

Aug 26, 2014 - Access evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing acute otitis media, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and endorsed by the AAFP.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies & Recommendations

http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/otitis-media.html

Revised AAP Guideline on UTI in Febrile Infants and Young Children - American Family...

Nov 15, 2012 - In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a revision of its 1999 clinical practice guideline on urinary tract infections in febrile infants and young children two to 24 months of age. The new clinical practice guideline has several important updates based on evidence ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1115/p940.html

Practice Guidelines: ACC/AHA Release Updated Guideline on the Treatment of Blood ...

Aug 15, 2014 - The Blood Cholesterol Expert Panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) issued an updated evidence-based guideline in 2013 that addresses the use of fixed doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) to reduce the risk of ASCVD in ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p260.html

Practice Guidelines: ACP Releases Best Practice Advice on Colorectal Cancer ...

Dec 15, 2012 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently reviewed guidelines on colorectal cancer screening available from the American Cancer Society/U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer/American College of Radiology, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, U.S. Preventive ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1215/p1153.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Releases Influenza Vaccination Updates for 2013-2014 - ...

Oct 15, 2013 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its annual guidelines for routine influenza vaccination in 2013–2014. Vaccination is recommended for all persons six months or older who do not have contraindications.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1015/p543.html

Practice Guidelines: IDSA Guidelines on the Treatment of MRSA Infections in Adults ...

Aug 15, 2011 - The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the United States continues to increase, with more than 94,000 cases of invasive disease reported in 2005. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its first evidence-based guidelines on the ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0815/p455.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2012-2013 ...

Oct 1, 2012 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its annual guideline on influenza vaccination. This year’s guideline provides information on dosing considerations for children six months to eight years of age, ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1001/p686.html

Practice Guidelines: AHA Updates Guidelines on CVD Prevention in Women - American ...

Jan 1, 2012 - Major changes addressed in the American Heart Association's (AHA) 2011 guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) are that benefits and risks found in the clinical practice setting were strongly considered, and recommendations were not based solely on benefits found in the clinical ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0101/p70.html

The Child With ADHD: Using the AAP Clinical Practice Guideline - American Family ...

May 1, 2001 - The American Academy of Pediatrics developed an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that provides recommendations for the assessment and diagnosis of school-aged children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This guideline, the first of two guidelines to provide ...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0501/p1803.html

Practice Guidelines: ACIP Updates General Immunizations Guidelines - American Family...

Oct 15, 2011 - The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides general guidelines for the administration of its recommended routine vaccinations, which are aimed at preventing 17 diseases in children and adults. Sections of this ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1015/p951.html

Practice Guidelines: NIAID Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Food ...

Jun 15, 2011 - Food allergy can be difficult to diagnose. Because diagnosis and management options vary, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) helped develop guidelines to provide physicians with best practices for diagnosing and treating patients with food allergy.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0615/p1492.html

AFP Journal Club: How Do Clinical Practice Guidelines Go Awry? - American Family ...

Sep 15, 2012 - Many guidelines are dominated by recommendations from experts and are not based on sound clinical studies. The development of clinical practice guidelines needs to be transparent and devoid of commercial, financial, and political influences. Physicians should also be wary of outdated ...

American Family Physician : AFP Journal Club

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0915/p514.html

Guidelines for the Use of Antibiotics in Acute Upper Respiratory Infections - ...

Sep 15, 2006 - To help physicians with the appropriate use of antibiotics in children and adults with upper respiratory tract infection, a multidisciplinary team evaluated existing guidelines and summarized key practice points. Acute otitis media in children should be diagnosed only if there is abrupt...

American Family Physician : Article

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0915/p956.html

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