The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated the federal immunization guidelines, including more nuances of the guidelines visually represented on the schedule to enhance clarity.
Pediatricians are now being asked to add depression, HIV, and dyslipidemia screening to preventive care visits, but guideline authors say the changes will help improve efficiency.
Pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) can be difficult to spot, and a lack of research on this rare condition has resulted in a lack of evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidance–until now. The American Heart Association and the American Thoracic Society have released new, extensive guidelines that task force members hope will pave the way for new research and continued development of care plans for pediatric PH patients.
The neonatal resuscitation section of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care includes a number of new and modified recommendations.
New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment guidelines cover far more than treatment, said Katherine K Hsu, MD, MPH, during the session “The New 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines in Action.”
A roundup of new and updated guidelines that you may have missed.
Teenaged pregnancy rates in the United States continue to be among the highest in the industrialized nations.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement updating guidelines for releasing healthy term newborns from the hospital. The new guidelines aim to ensure that both baby and mother are ready to go home based on their unique situation.
For the first time, the American Thyroid Association has issued guidelines specifically for evaluating and managing benign thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer in children and adolescents aged 18 years and younger.
Bronchiolitis, an acute inflammatory injury of the bronchioles, is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in children aged younger than 12 months.