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Saurabh Kedia, Raju Sharma, Govind K Makharia, Vineet Ahuja, Devendra Desai, Devasenathipathy Kandasamy, Anu Eapen, Karthik Ganesan, Uday C Ghoshal, Naveen Kalra, D Karthikeyan, Kumble Seetharama Madhusudhan, Mathew Philip, Amarender Singh Puri, Sunil Puri, Saroj K Sinha, Rupa Banerjee, Shobna Bhatia, Naresh Bhat, Sunil Dadhich, G K Dhali, B D Goswami, S K Issar, V Jayanthi, S P Misra, Sandeep Nijhawan, Pankaj Puri, Avik Sarkar, S P Singh, Anshu Srivastava, Philip Abraham, B S Ramakrishna
The Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) Task Force on Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) developed combined ISG-IRIA evidence-based best-practice guidelines for imaging of the small intestine in patients with suspected or known Crohn's disease. These 29 position statements, developed through a modified Delphi process, are intended to serve as reference for teaching, clinical practice, and research.
November 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Winston E Abara, Amir Qaseem, Sarah Schillie, Brian J McMahon, Aaron M Harris
Background: Vaccination, screening, and linkage to care can reduce the burden of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, recommendations vary among organizations, and their implementation has been suboptimal. The American College of Physicians' High Value Care Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed this article to present best practice statements for hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care. Methods: A narrative literature review of clinical guidelines, systematic reviews, randomized trials, and intervention studies on hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care published between January 2005 and June 2017 was conducted...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
Jo-Ann Johnson, Suzanne Tough
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of delayed child-bearing and to describe the implications for women and health care providers . OPTIONS: Delayed child-bearing, which has increased greatly in recent decades, is associated with an increased risk of infertility, pregnancy complications, and adverse pregnancy outcome . This guideline provides information that will optimize the counselling and care of Canadian women with respect to their reproductive choices . OUTCOMES: Maternal age is the most important determinant of fertility, and obstetric and perinatal risks increase with maternal age ...
November 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Bernhard K Krämer, Martin Hausberg, Bernd Sanner, Kristina Kusche-Vihrog, Joachim Weil, Burkhard Weisser, Ulrich Wenzel, Peter Trenkwalder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
David C Grossman, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Adults who adhere to national guidelines for a healthful diet and physical activity have lower rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than those who do not. All persons, regardless of their risk status for cardiovascular disease (CVD), can gain health benefits from healthy eating behaviors and appropriate physical activity. Objective: To update the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention among adults without obesity who do not have cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes)...
July 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Jana Bregman, Sean P Donahue
BACKGROUND: Photoscreening instruments have been widely validated in pediatric ophthalmology clinics and field studies; however, validation by general pediatricians is lacking. We performed the first prospective, multisite evaluation of a commercially available photoscreener in the medical home. METHODS: Eleven practices in Middle Tennessee recruited over 3,100 children between 12 months and 5 years to be screened at well-child examinations. Participants were those who received a "refer" result; controls received a "pass...
April 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Sean Cleary, Karen Doucette, Christopher J Doig, Carla Coffin, David Grant, Elijah Dixon
The potential for transmission of hematogenously transmitted pathogens during exposure-prone procedures is a clinically important concern to both patients and surgeons. There is inconsistency among regulatory bodies in Canada regarding the management of infection risk among surgeons, particularly with regard to screening and the postexposure management of infected surgeons. The Canadian Association of General Surgeons commissioned a task force to review the evidence regarding the management of blood-borne pathogens and transmission risk during surgical procedures...
April 2016: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
John A Shepherd, John T Schousboe, Susan B Broy, Klaus Engelke, William D Leslie
There have been many scientific advances in fracture risk prediction beyond bone density. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) convened a Position Development Conference (PDC) on the use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry beyond measurement of bone mineral density for fracture risk assessment, including trabecular bone score and hip geometry measures. Previously, no guidelines for nonbone mineral density DXA measures existed. Furthermore, there have been advances in the analysis of quantitative computed tomography (QCT) including finite element analysis, QCT of the hip, DXA-equivalent hip measurements, and opportunistic screening that were not included in the previous ISCD positions...
July 2015: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
F Pacini, E Brianzoni, C Durante, R Elisei, M Ferdeghini, L Fugazzola, S Mariotti, G Pellegriti
UNLABELLED: Post-surgical ablation of thyroid remnant with radioactive iodine (RAI) in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is aimed to destroy any thyroid remnant in the thyroid bed (remnant ablation) and any microscopic foci of cancer cells eventually present within the thyroid remnant (adjuvant therapy). The present text is an attempt to offer practice guidelines for the indication of thyroid ablation and the preparation of DTC patients considering the latest achievement in the field and the changing epidemiology of DTC observed in the last 10 years...
March 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Tomy Y Perez, Matthew R Danzig, Rashed A Ghandour, Ketan K Badani, Mitchell C Benson, James M McKiernan
OBJECTIVE: To identify the effect of the 2012 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) prostate-specific antigen (PSA) recommendation statement on primary care referral patterns and urologists' decision making. METHODS: Men referred to our institution for newly elevated PSA level from June 2011 to June 2013 were identified. Patients with a prior history of prostate cancer or biopsy were excluded. Clinical and management parameters were compared between those presenting in the year before vs the year after the USPSTF statement...
January 2015: Urology
Elizabeth Clark, Sue Ann Buswell, Judith Morgitan, Linda Compton, Georgene Westendorf, Elizabeth Chau
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse) has the educational and clinical background to coordinate the necessary school health services to provide students with the same health, nutrition, and safety needs while attending school-sponsored before, after, and extended school year programs as the students receive during the traditional school day/year. In 2010, the White House Task Force on Obesity called for an increase in access to safe supervised physical activities beyond the school day (White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President, 2010), and as these programs have expanded, the necessity for providing quality, effective health care services during these hours has developed...
September 2014: NASN School Nurse
Matthew J Maurice, Robert Abouassaly
OBJECTIVE: To survey patient opinions on prostate cancer (PCa) screening in light of the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against its use. METHODS: We conducted a survey of all-comers to urology and primary care clinics. Participants provided demographic information and responded to a 5-item questionnaire regarding their opinions on screening before and after reading opposing position statements. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 48%...
August 2014: Urology
Maria Luisa Bianchi, Mary B Leonard, Susanne Bechtold, Wolfgang Högler, M Zulf Mughal, Eckhart Schönau, Francisco A Sylvester, Maria Vogiatzi, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, Leanne Ward
The aim of this Task Force was to review the use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in children and adolescents with underlying chronic diseases that pose risk factors for compromised bone health, such as inflammation, glucocorticoid therapy, or decreased mobility. The Task Force systematically analyzed more than 270 studies, with an emphasis on those published in the interval since the original 2007 Position Statements. Important developments over this period included prospective cohort studies demonstrating that DXA measures of areal bone mineral density (aBMD) predicted incident fractures and the development of robust reference data and strategies to adjust for bone size in children with growth impairment...
April 2014: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
Krista L Wilkins, Norma D'Agostino, Annette M Penney, Ronald D Barr, Paul C Nathan
OBJECTIVE: This position statement from the Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with cancer aims to (1) conceptualize the numerous transition experiences encountered by adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer; and (2) provide recommendations on how to help the AYA regain a sense of control over their lives as they adjust to these transition experiences. METHODS: We reviewed and synthesized a heterogeneous sample of studies and recommendations, ranging from well-designed case-controlled investigations to opinions of respected authorities based on clinical experience, and reports of expert committees...
October 2014: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Marcello Giovannini, Enza D'Auria, Carlo Caffarelli, Elvira Verduci, Salvatore Barberi, Luciana Indinnimeo, Iride Dello Iacono, Alberto Martelli, Enrica Riva, Roberto Bernardini
Although the guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of food allergy recognize the role of nutrition, there is few literature on the practical issues concerning the nutritional management of children with food allergies. This Consensus Position Statement focuses on the nutritional management and follow-up of infants and children with food allergy.It provides practical advices for the management of children on exclusion diet and it represents an evidence-based consensus on nutritional intervention and follow-up of infants and children with food allergy...
2014: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Nadia A Khan, Robert J Herman, Robert R Quinn, Simon W Rabkin, Pietro Ravani, Sheldon W Tobe, Ross D Feldman, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Raj S Padwal
Renal denervation is a novel catheter-based, percutaneous procedure using radiofrequency energy to ablate nerves within the renal arteries. This procedure might help to significantly lower blood pressure (BP) in patients with resistant hypertension, defined as BP > 140/90 mm Hg (> 130/80 mm Hg for those with diabetes) despite use of ≥ 3 optimally dosed antihypertensive agents, ideally including 1 diuretic agent. The Canadian Hypertension Education Program Recommendations Task Force reviewed the current evidence on safety and efficacy of this procedure...
January 2014: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Britta L Anderson, Renata R Urban, Mark Pearlman, Jay Schulkin
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the knowledge and opinions of obstetrician and gynecologists (ob-gyns) regarding the USPSTF committee and statement, and to assess their reactions to healthcare legislation. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey study of ob-gyns was conducted six months after a controversial USPSTF recommendation statement was released in November 2009. Ob-gyns' opinions about the Women's Health Amendment (WHA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were also assessed...
February 2014: Preventive Medicine
John A Shepherd, Sanford Baim, John P Bilezikian, John T Schousboe
There have been many scientific advances in measurement of fat and lean body mass as determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) convened a Position Development Conference (PDC) on the use of DXA for body composition measurement. Previously, no guidelines to the use of DXA for body composition existed. The recommendations pertain to clinically relevant issues regarding DXA indications of use, acquisition, analysis, quality control, interpretation, and reporting were addressed...
October 2013: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
John T Schousboe, John A Shepherd, John P Bilezikian, Sanford Baim
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) convenes a Position Development Conference (PDC) every 2-3 yr to make recommendations for guidelines and standards in the field of musculoskeletal measurement and assessment. The recommendations pertain to clinically relevant issues regarding the acquisition, quality control, interpretation, and reporting of various aspects of musculoskeletal health metrics. Topics for consideration are developed by the ISCD Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Committee...
October 2013: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
Federico Argüelles-Arias, Manuel Barreiro-de-Acosta, Fernando Carballo, Joaquín Hinojosa, Teresa Tejerina
Biological drugs or biopharmaceutical products, manufactured with or from living organisms using biotechnology, have represented a therapeutic revolution for the control of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). At present, in this indication and in our country, only two biological are approved, infliximab (IFX) and adalimumab (ADA), both of them monoclonal antibodies against tumor necrosis factor alpha. Effectiveness data are strong for both therapies, with maximum levels of scientific evidence.The upcoming expiry date for these biologicals´ patents has allowed the potential marketing of so-called biosimilar agents for the IBD indication...
January 2013: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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