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National Cholesterol Education Program, Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) At-A-Glance: Quick Desk Reference 12/17/07

This tool is designed to help clinicians implement the National Cholesterol Education Program’s clinical guidelines for cholesterol testing and management. Based on the Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel or ATP III), the Quick Desk Reference outlines cholesterol management in a sequence of easy-to-follow steps. Steps include:

  • Step 1: Determine lipoprotein levels: obtain complete...
Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: 2005 Update, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2005 Guideline Update Slide Set 12/17/07

This slideshow summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) guidelines for the surveillance of patients following treatment for stage II or III colorectal cancer.

This slideshow presents information in the following categories:

  • Background
  • Benefits from the resection of metastatic colorectal cancer
  • Guideline methodology
  • 2005 categories of recommendations for colorectal cancer surveillance
    • History and physical and risk...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Fertility Preservation 12/17/07

This educational guide provides patients with information about the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Recommendations on Fertility Preservation in People Treated for Cancer. Providers may be able to use this guide to educate cancer patients about fertility preservation.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • Cancer treatment and fertility
  • Options for preserving fertility before cancer treatment
    • For women
    • For men
    • ...
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Treatment Algorithm for the Initial Hormonal Management of Androgen-Sensitive Advanced Cancer: 2007 Update 12/17/07

This treatment algorithm for the initial hormonal management of androgen-sensitive advanced cancer is derived from the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer.

This one-page tool provides recommendations in the following areas:

  • Discuss treatment options and early vs. late androgen ablation with patients
    • Bilateral orchiectomy
    • Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists...
Adapting Your Practice: General Recommendations for the Care of Homeless Patients 12/17/07

This tool is intended for health care professionals, students, and ancillary personnel who have minimal experience working with homeless patients.

Recognizing that standard clinical practice guidelines often fail to take into consideration the unique health care challenges faced by displaced people, the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network convened an advisory committee comprised of six health and social service providers to develop standards for the...

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families: Alzheimer's Disease 12/17/07

This tool, developed by the American Academy of Neurology, provides guidelines that summarize the best research on recognizing, diagnosing, and providing treatment options for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • How can you recognize Alzheimer’s disease?
  • How does a doctor diagnose Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the treatment and care options available today?
  • Where can you find more resources?...
Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm M: Self-Management and Education 12/17/07

This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. By clicking on the individual steps in this interactive algorithm, the user can access the more detailed information in the Module M summary and related modules.

This algorithm includes the following steps:

  • Is this a patient with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus?
  • ...
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families: Diagnosis of MS Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 12/17/07

This tool will help patients talk to their physicians about how multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed.

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What is MS?
  • What are the symptoms of MS?
  • How will the doctor know if I have MS?

2005 Update of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Practice Guideline Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Surveillance: Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This tool summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) 2005 practice guideline update for followup after primary therapy for stage II or III colorectal cancer.

This guideline summary addresses the following topics:

  • Updated 2005 recommendations
    • Imaging procedures
    • Endoscopic surveillance techniques
    • History and physical examination and risk assessment
    • Laboratory tests
  • Discussion
  • Methodology
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient Guide: Hormone Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer 12/17/07

This patient guide summarizes the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recommendations on hormone therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Recommendations

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