NGC Update Service: February 29, 2016

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

February 29, 2016

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Guideline Synthesis

Guideline Summaries

American College of Radiology

Withdrawn Summaries

The summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Archive for a complete list of guidelines that have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site.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 Appropriateness Criteria® acute shoulder pain.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® chronic chest pain — high probability of coronary artery disease.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® dyspnea — suspected cardiac origin.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Hodgkin's lymphoma--stage III and IV.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® osteoporosis and bone mineral density.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® permanent source brachytherapy for prostate cancer.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® radiologic management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline on uses of serum tumor markers in adult males with germ cell tumors.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Society of Hematology clinical practice guideline update on the use of epoetin and darbepoetin in adult patients with cancer.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists guideline recommendations for immunohistochemical testing of estrogen and progesterone receptors in breast cancer.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

  • Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults. A national clinical guideline.
  • Diagnosis and pharmacological management of Parkinson's disease. A national clinical guideline.
  • Management of chronic venous leg ulcers. A national clinical guideline.
  • Management of diabetes. A national clinical guideline.
  • Management of obesity. A national clinical guideline.
  • Management of patients with stroke: identification and management of dysphagia. A national clinical guideline.
  • Management of patients with stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning. A national clinical guideline.
  • Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy. A national clinical guideline.
  • Non-pharmaceutical management of depression in adults. A national clinical guideline.
  • Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism. A national clinical guideline.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

  • Work-related neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome: diagnosis and treatment.
  • Work-related radial nerve entrapment: diagnosis and treatment.
  • Work-related ulnar neuropathy at the elbow (UNE) diagnosis and treatment.

World Health Organization

  • Antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women and preventing HIV infections in infants.
  • Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in adults and adolescents.
  • Antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in infants and children: towards universal access.
  • Guidelines on HIV and infant feeding.
  • Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention: global policy recommendations.
  • WHO guidelines on drawing blood: best practices in phlebotomy.
  • WHO recommendations on the diagnosis of HIV infection in infants and children.

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

  • Guideline for prevention and management of pressure ulcers.
  • Management of the patient with a fecal ostomy: best practice guideline for clinicians.


Conference News

  • The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 13th annual conference will take place from September 27-30, 2016 in Philadelphia. This conference will be co-hosted by the American College of Physicians, ECRI Institute and Penn Medicine. The theme is "Individualised Guidelines and Clinical Performance Measurement in an Era of Personalised Medicine." Abstract submission and registration now open. For more information, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.
  • 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.

Health Awareness Topics - March 2016

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