NGC Update Service: January 22, 2018

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January 22, 2018

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Published Guideline Summaries

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Urological Association Education and Research, Inc.

British Association of Dermatologists

Withdrawn Guideline Summaries

The guideline summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Summaries Archive for a complete list of summaries that have been withdrawn from NGC.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

  • Evidence-based guideline update: treatment of essential tremor. Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

American College of Radiology

  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® acute (nonlocalized) abdominal pain and fever or suspected abdominal abscess.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® hematuria — child.
  • ACR Appropriateness Criteria® sinusitis — child.

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

  • Practice parameters for the management of colon cancer.

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

  • Evaluation and management of mild traumatic brain injury: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.
  • Evaluation and management of small-bowel obstruction: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.
  • Management of pulmonary contusion and flail chest: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.
  • Presumptive antibiotic use in tube thoracostomy for traumatic hemopneumothorax: an Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.

Infectious Diseases Society of America

  • 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections.
  • Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and management of group A streptococcal pharyngitis: 2012 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
  • IDSA clinical practice guideline for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in children and adults.

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

  • Adult acute and subacute low back pain.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chest pain and acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
  • Diagnosis of breast disease.
  • Non-OR procedural safety. Health care protocol.
  • Routine prenatal care.

Institute of Health Economics

  • Guideline for primary care management of headache in adults.

International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. A primer for clinical practitioners.

International Association of Providers of AIDS Care

  • Guidelines for improving entry into and retention in care and antiretroviral adherence for persons with HIV: evidence-based recommendations from an International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care panel.

Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute

  • Diagnosis and treatment of depression in adults: 2012 clinical practice guideline.

Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes

  • KDIGO clinical practice guideline for acute kidney injury.
  • KDIGO clinical practice guideline for anemia in chronic kidney disease.
  • KDIGO clinical practice guideline for glomerulonephritis.
  • KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure in chronic kidney disease.

Laboratory Medicine Best Practices

  • Effectiveness of automated notification and customer service call centers for timely and accurate reporting of critical values: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Effectiveness of barcoding for reducing patient specimen and laboratory testing identification errors: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Effectiveness of practices to reduce blood culture contamination: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices systematic review and meta-analysis.
  • Effectiveness of practices to reduce blood sample hemolysis in EDs: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices systematic review and meta-analysis.

Maine Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Guideline for the management of bleeding on Dabigatran (Pradaxa).

Medical Services Commission, British Columbia

  • Cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency—investigation and management.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: diagnosis, management and monitoring.

National Athletic Trainers' Association

  • National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: preventing sudden death in sports.

National Blood Authority

  • Patient blood management guidelines: module 2 - perioperative.
  • Patient blood management guidelines: module 3 - medical.
  • Patient blood management guidelines: module 4 - critical care.

Announcements

G-I-N Conference

The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 2018 Conference will take place from September 11-14, 2018 in Manchester. The theme is "Why We Do What We Do: The Purpose and Impact of Guidelines." Registration is open. For more information, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.

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

January 11, 2018: Feeding Tube Placement Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Reports of Pneumothorax Events: FDA is providing information about reports of pneumothorax events associated with feeding tube placement procedures using enteral access systems (EAS). Most reports indicate these pulmonary events required urgent intervention, including needle decompression or chest tube placement. Several of these events were associated with cardiopulmonary arrest and patient death. Although pneumothorax is a known rare complication of "blind insertion" of feeding tubes, typically < 0.5%, FDA is alerting clinicians that the use of EAS devices does not eliminate this risk and reminding health care providers of important safety information about these systems.

January 11, 2018: Prescription Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines: FDA is requiring safety labeling changes for prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone to limit the use of these products to adults 18 years and older because the risks of these medicines outweigh their benefits in children younger than 18. FDA is also requiring the addition of safety information about the risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, death, and slowed or difficult breathing to the Boxed Warning, the most prominent warning, of the drug labels for prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone.

January 16, 2018: Varubi (rolapitant) Injectable Emulsion: Health Care Provider Letter - Anaphylaxis and Other Serious Hypersensitivity Reactions: Anaphylaxis, anaphylactic shock and other serious hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in the postmarketing setting, some requiring hospitalization. These reactions have occurred during or soon after the infusion of Varubi (rolapitant) injectable emulsion. Most reactions have occurred within the first few minutes of administration. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face or throat; hives or flushing; itching; abdominal cramping, abdominal pain or vomiting; back pain or chest pain; hypotension or shock.

Health Awareness Topics: January 2018

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