NGC Update Service: December 11, 2017

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December 11, 2017

New This Week

Published Guideline Summaries

Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium

Withdrawn Guideline Summaries

The guideline summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Summaries Archive for a complete list of summaries that have been withdrawn from NGC.

American College of Radiology

  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® acute pyelonephritis.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® advanced cervical cancer.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® ataxia.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® blunt abdominal trauma.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® chronic chest pain — low to intermediate probability of coronary artery disease.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® chronic dyspnea — suspected pulmonary origin.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® clinically suspected adnexal mass.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® definitive therapy for early stage cervical cancer.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® focal neurologic deficit.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® growth disturbances—risk of intrauterine growth restriction.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® imaging of mesenteric ischemia.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® incidentally discovered adrenal mass.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® jaundice.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® limping child — ages 0-5 years.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® management of locoregionally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® metastatic bone disease.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® neck mass/adenopathy.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® neuroendocrine imaging.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® nonpalpable mammographic findings (excluding calcifications).
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® nonsurgical treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer: poor performance status or palliative intent.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® nontraumatic knee pain.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® postmastectomy radiotherapy.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® radiation therapy for small-cell lung cancer.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® radiographically detected solitary pulmonary nodule.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® radiologic management of benign and malignant biliary obstruction.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® radiologic management of gastric varices.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® radiologic management of inferior vena cava filters.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® radiologic management of lower-extremity venous insufficiency.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® recurrent symptoms following lower extremity angioplasty.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® renal trauma.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® resectable rectal cancer.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® seizures — child.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® single brain metastasis.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® spinal bone metastases.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® staging and follow-up of ovarian cancer.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® suspected osteomyelitis of the foot in patients with diabetes mellitus.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® suspected spine trauma.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® treatment of stage I T1 glottic cancer.

Announcements

G-I-N NA Webinar Series

The AGREE Ecosystem — Tools to Support Guideline Development, Reporting, and Evaluation

When: December 19, 2017 1PM ET (Noon CT; 11AM MT; 10AM PT)

Registration not required. Join: https://goo.gl/kNqHo2

Overview: In this webinar, part of G-I-N NA's new Guideline Innovations Track, Dr. Melissa Brouwers will profile the entire suite of AGREE tools including its newest and soon to be released tools — the AGREE REX (Recommendations EXcellence), AGREE HS (Health Systems). This webinar will address these questions, and much more:

  • Which AGREE tool is best for your goal?
  • How can one optimize AGREE tools for use in their setting?
  • What thresholds should be used to differentiate between higher and lower quality guidelines?

Speaker: Melissa Brouwers, PhD, Professor and Health Services co-Lead, Department of Oncology, McMaster University

Moderator: Thomas Getchius, past-chair, G-I-N NA

For more information contact: Mary Nix at MaryNix@ahrq.hhs.gov.

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New and Updated American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines

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