NGC Update Service: November 20, 2017


November 20, 2017

New This Week

Published Guideline Summaries

American College of Gastroenterology

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Withdrawn Guideline Summaries

The guideline summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Summaries Archive for a complete list of summaries that have been withdrawn from NGC.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

  • Analgesia and anesthesia for the breastfeeding mother, revised 2012.
  • Recommendations for preprocedural fasting for the breastfed infant: "NPO" guidelines.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Critical illness evidence-based nutrition practice guideline.
  • Food and nutrition for older adults promoting health and wellness (FNOA).

AIM Specialty Health

  • Polysomnography and home sleep testing.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Practice parameter for psychodynamic psychotherapy with children.
  • Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Practice parameter on gay, lesbian or bisexual sexual orientation, gender nonconformity, and gender discordance in children and adolescents.

American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Amblyopia.
  • Esotropia and exotropia.
  • Pediatric eye evaluations: I. Vision screening in the primary care and community setting. II. Comprehensive ophthalmic examination.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on prevention of orthopaedic implant infection in patients undergoing dental procedures.

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation

  • Clinical practice guideline: sudden hearing loss.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Guideline on oral health care for the pregnant adolescent.

American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Diagnosis and management of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  • Practice parameters for the non-respiratory indications for polysomnography and multiple sleep latency testing for children.
  • The treatment of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder in adults—an update for 2012: practice parameters with an evidence-based systematic review and meta-analyses.

American Association for Respiratory Care

  • AARC clinical practice guideline: transcutaneous monitoring of carbon dioxide and oxygen: 2012.
  • Humidification during invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation: 2012.


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

November 15, 2017: Febuxostat (Brand Name Uloric): FDA is alerting the public that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of heart-related death with febuxostat (Uloric) compared to another gout medicine called allopurinol. FDA required the Uloric drug manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to conduct this safety study when the medicine was approved in 2009. Once the final results from the manufacturer are received, FDA will conduct a comprehensive review and will update the public with any new information.

G-I-N NA Co-sponsored Conference

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, Development and Implementation in Mexico, International Forum
When: November 30, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Where: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Postgraduate Unit Auditorium, Mexico
Admission Information & Registration: Contact Jose Luis Mayorga Butron, MD, MSc
View the preliminary program.

Health Awareness Topics: November 2017

How to Participate

Submit Guidelines: Visit our Submit Guidelines page for information on how to submit your organization's guidelines.

Suggest a Guideline for Possible Inclusion: Submit your suggestions for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines that you would like to see included in NGC.

NGC's Sister Resource

Look for Quality Measures in AHRQ's National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC).