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Routine Antenatal Anti-D Prophylaxis for Women Who Are Rhesus D Negative 05/22/09

This patient brochure describes when routine antenatal anti-D prophylaxis should be used to treat pregnant women who are rhesus D (RhD) negative. It provides guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE–United Kingdom). It is written for pregnant women who are RhD negative, but it may also be useful for their families or anyone interested in how being RhD negative can affect pregnancy.

The following topics are discussed:
  • Pregnancy in RhD-...
Patient Guide to the Evaluation and Treatment of Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women 05/15/09

This patient guide summarizes the clinical guidelines that help physicians evaluate and treat hirsutism in premenopausal women.

It answers the following questions:

  • Why were the guidelines written?
  • How were the guidelines developed?
  • What causes hirsutism?
  • When should androgen levels be measured in hirsute women?
  • How is hirsutism managed or treated?
  • What can you do to help your treatment process?

Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) Toolkit 05/08/09

This toolkit helps primary care providers decide whether and how to implement the Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) into their practice. It was designed to be user-friendly and applicable to real-world primary care practices.

The first section, “GLAD-PC Guidelines,” contains the guideline recommendations and a flow chart, which depicts how best to manage adolescent depression in the primary care setting.

The following two sections, “...

Asthma Action Plan 04/29/09

Patients can use this template with their doctor to help manage their asthma on a daily basis and during an attack. It also includes a list of possible asthma triggers and ways to avoid them.

This action plan is divided into color-themed zones with which the health care provider can indicate specific instructions for when the patient is doing well (green), getting worse (yellow), or needs medical assistance (red). Each section lists the following types of information:
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Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over: Audit Support 04/22/09

This tool can be used in all health care settings to conduct a self-assessment of compliance with guideline recommendations for chronic asthma treatment. The objective of the audit is to assess current practice with respect to inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and in children aged 12 years and over.

The document includes audit criteria and a data collection tool that can be used or adapted by the practice or facility. Suggestions on data...

Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over: Patient Guide 04/22/09

This patient guide summarizes key recommendations on the use of corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over. It is written for patients, caregivers, and the general public.

The guide addresses the following topics:

  • What has the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) said?
  • Chronic asthma
  • Inhaled corticosteroids
  • What does this mean for me?
  • More information...
Quick Reference Guide: Inhaled Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Chronic Asthma in Adults and in Children Aged 12 Years and Over 04/16/09

The quick reference guide on corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over presents recommendations for health professionals.

It includes:

  • Guidance for individuals with chronic asthma in whom treatment with an
    • Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) is appropriate
    • ICS and long-acting beta-2 agonist is considered appropriate
  • Links to implementation tools
Lung Diseases Information 04/08/09

This Web page offers a variety of publications to download about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.

The information includes:

  • Asthma materials for schools
  • Asthma slide sets
  • Guidelines for managing asthma during pregnancy
  • Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma
  • Web sites and interactive Web applications for COPD/emphysema

Assessing Patients in a Neurology Practice for Risk of Falls 03/04/09

This fact sheet uses evidence-based guideline recommendations to help clinicians identify neurology patients who are at greatest risk for falls. The document discusses risk factors and screening instruments and offers interventions that may prevent falls among patients with a chronic neurological disease.

Assessing Your Risk for Falls 03/04/09

This fact sheet for patients provides information about the increased risk for falls for individuals suffering from neurological and general conditions. It discusses risk factors, tests, and how to reduce the risk for falls.

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