NGC Update Service: May 30, 2016

National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)

May 30, 2016

New This Week

Guideline Summaries

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


Announcements

Notice to Our Users - Redesigned National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Coming Soon!

We are redesigning the NGC Web site for release this summer! Responsive Web Design (RWD) techniques will provide a better viewing experience across a wide range of devices, from desktop and laptop computers, to tablets and mobile phones.

NGC Preview

In addition to the new design, NGC will feature updated searching capabilities by using filters and facets for refining your search results, and updated browsing capabilities for the Browse by Topic and Browse by Organization pages.

The redesigned NGC Web site will be more intuitive, with an improved, new look and feel, but will maintain the same great content that has defined NGC for many years. For a preview, visit NGC.

SAVE THE DATE for the next Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N/NA) Webinar

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." Deadline for Early Bird Registration is June 20, 2016. For more information, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.

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

  • May 18, 2016: Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet): FDA is alerting the public about interim safety results from an ongoing clinical trial that found an increase in leg and foot amputations, mostly affecting the toes, in patients treated with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet). FDA has not determined whether canagliflozin increases the risk of leg and foot amputations. FDA is currently investigating this new safety issue and will update the public when they have more information.

Health Awareness Topics - May 2016