NGC Update Service: December 7, 2015

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

December 7, 2015

New This Week

Guideline Summaries

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Dental Association

European Renal Best Practice New Developer

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Withdrawn Summaries

The summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Archive for a complete list of guidelines that have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site.

American College of Radiology

  • ACR practice guideline for communication of diagnostic imaging findings.
  • ACR practice guideline for the performance of adult cystography and urethrography.
  • ACR practice guideline for the performance of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the lungs in adults.
  • ACR practice guideline for the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen (excluding the liver).
  • ACR practice guideline for the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver.
  • ACR practice guideline for the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the soft-tissue components of the pelvis.
  • ACR–AIUM–SRU practice guideline for the performance of diagnostic and screening ultrasound of the abdominal aorta in adults.
  • ACR–AIUM–SRU practice guideline for the performance of peripheral arterial ultrasound using color and spectral Doppler.
  • ACR–AIUM–SRU practice guideline for the performance of peripheral venous ultrasound examination.
  • ACR–AIUM–SRU practice guideline for the performance of scrotal ultrasound examinations.
  • ACR–AIUM–SRU practice guideline for the performance of ultrasound evaluation of the prostate (and surrounding structures).
  • ACR–ASNR practice guideline for the performance and interpretation of cervicocerebral computed tomography angiography (CTA).
  • ACR–ASNR practice guideline for the performance of computed tomography (CT) of the brain.
  • ACR–ASNR–SNIS–SPR practice guideline for the performance of pediatric and adult cervicocerebral magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
  • ACR–ASTRO practice guideline for the performance of high-dose-rate brachytherapy.
  • ACR–ASTRO practice guideline for the performance of low-dose-rate brachytherapy.
  • ACR–ASTRO practice guideline for the performance of therapy with unsealed radiopharmaceutical sources.
  • ACR–ASTRO practice guideline for transperineal permanent brachytherapy of prostate cancer.
  • ACR–NASCI–SPR practice guideline for the performance of pediatric and adult body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
  • ACR–SIR practice guideline for sedation/analgesia.
  • ACR–SIR practice guideline for the performance of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.
  • ACR–SNM–SPR practice guideline for the performance of gastrointestinal scintigraphy.
  • ACR–SNM–SPR practice guideline for the performance of liver and spleen scintigraphy.
  • ACR–SPR practice guideline for the performance of contrast esophagrams and upper gastrointestinal examinations in infants and children.
  • ACR–SPR practice guideline for the performance of tumor scintigraphy (with gamma cameras).
  • ACR–SPR practice guideline for the safe and optimal performance of fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • ACR–SPR–SNM practice guideline for the performance of adult and pediatric radionuclide cystography.
  • ACR–SSR practice guideline for the performance and interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of bone and soft tissue tumors.
  • ACR–SSR practice guideline for the performance and interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee.
  • ACR–SSR practice guideline for the performance and interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the shoulder.

Announcements

NGC Spotlight

Conference News

  • The 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation will take place from December 14-15, 2015 in Washington DC. The theme is "Optimizing Personal and Population Health." Visit the conference home page for more information.
  • The Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) continues to sponsor a monthly webinar series on topics of interest to the North American guideline community. Information on upcoming webinars, as well as audio files and slides from past webinars, are available on the G-I-N Web site.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory

  • November 23, 2015: Intravascular Medical Devices: The FDA wants to make health care providers aware of the possibility that hydrophilic and/or hydrophobic coatings may separate (e.g., peel, flake, shed, delaminate, slough off) from medical devices and potentially cause serious injuries to patients. Coating separation can be caused by a number of factors, ranging from the difficulty of the procedure and the patient's anatomy to practitioner technique or using the wrong device for the procedure, to improper preconditioning of the device and improper storage conditions as well as issues with device design or manufacturing processes. Based on current information, the FDA believes the overall benefits of these devices continue to outweigh the risks. However, health care providers should be aware of potential problems and consider certain actions prior to use.

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