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Dental patients should not take prophylactic antibiotics simply because they have pacemakers or implanted defibrillators, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). Although 2007 guidelines already exclude these patients from the list of those who need prophylactic antibiotics to prevent endocarditis, the AHA wanted to emphasize this point because many physicians […]

Guidelines say skip x-rays for lower back pain Imaging scans to diagnose lower back pain are unnecessary in most cases and may do more harm than good, the American College of Physicians stated in new practice guidelines. Routinely ordering X-rays and CT or MRI scans drives up health care costs and does not help resolve […]

Management of Hyperprolactinemia

Posted by: admin on: July 26, 2011

The Endocrine Society has released a new clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with hyperprolactinemia. People with high prolactin levels who have few or no symptoms and no demonstrable pituitary tumor may not need treatment, but infertile or pregnant patients, and individuals with bothersome symptoms require specialized treatment depending on the […]

This guideline is intended for the use of antimicrobial agents in managing patients with cancer who experience chemotherapy-induced fever and neutropenia. Due to the previous iteration of this guideline in 2002, Department of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska have a developed a clearer definition of which populations of patients with cancer may […]

Ultrasound scans should only be used for patients at high risk of stroke, advisory says There isn’t sufficient evidence to recommend widespread screening or routine ultrasound tests to check for blocked neck arteries that could cause a stroke. That’s one key finding from new guidelines on the care of the clogged arteries, released Jan. 31 […]

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