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Treatment of opioid use disorderAs problems with opioid use and abuse in the United States increasingly emerge to create what is being called a public health epidemic, clinicians are facing the great challenge of trying to provide optimal pain management for their patients while being mindful of the potential deleterious effects of the highly addictive opioids.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Operative vaginal deliveryA commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 154: Operative Vaginal Delivery by Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM.
AAP updates guidelines for random, resolved infant eventsSometimes babies briefly stop breathing. Sometimes they can turn shades of blue. Sometimes, these things are not serious. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending a new, less threatening label for such events, in hopes of reducing unnecessary treatment and stress.
International guidelines introduced for actinic keratosisThe European Dermatology Forum and International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has created international treatment guidelines for actinic keratosis that include optimal treatment strategies and recommendations.
Why acute otitis media prevalence is decreasingResearchers say efforts to improve breastfeeding and vaccination rates, and reduce infants’ exposure to cigarette smoke are paying off—with acute otitis media prevalence reduced by more than 50% in some age groups.
AAP offers guidance on neonatal pain managementNew guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses current methods for assessing and treating neonatal pain, but also calls for additional research and the development of more evidence-based interventions.
Nutrition guidelines crack down on added sugarThe new federal nutrition guidelines are being applauded for putting a hard limit on the amount of added sugar Americans should consume, but there is criticism that other, earlier recommendations on meat consumption were dropped from the final guide.
USPSTF expands recommendations for depression screening in teensThe USPSTF has recently expanded their recommendations for screening teenagers for adolescence.
ACOG, SMFM issue updated guidance on ZikaThe American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have released updated guidelines for clinicians caring for women of reproductive age amidst the Zika virus outbreak.
AMA guidelines for social media useThe American Medical Association adopted 7 policies on professionalism you need to know when using social media.