Guideline-related

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Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Primary Care. Guideline Summary 12/17/07

This 40-page guideline summary is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD). It is intended to:

  • Promote evidence-based management of individuals with diabetes
  • Identify the critical decision points in management of patients with diabetes mellitus, such as glycemic control, evaluation of the eyes and feet, and comorbid conditions (e...
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
HPV and HPV Vaccine - Information for Health Care Providers 12/17/07

This fact sheet summarizes current recommendations on the use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

It is divided into the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Provisional recommendations
  • Safety
  • Efficacy
  • Duration of protection
  • Delivery (provisional recommendations)
  • Cost
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Vaccination policies
  • Other vaccines in development
Fertility Preservation in People Treated for Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guideline Slide Set 12/17/07

This slideshow presents a summary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) guidelines for fertility preservation in people treated for cancer.

This slideshow addresses the following topics:
  • Guideline methodology
  • Background
  • Guideline questions
    • Are cancer patients interested in interventions to preserve fertility?
    • What is the quality of evidence supporting current and forthcoming options for preservation of...
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Clinicians: Detection, Diagnosis, and Management of Dementia 12/17/07

This tool is a two-page summary of three American Academy of Neurology guidelines on dementia. This summary focuses on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), for which current evidence is strongest and clearest.

This summary addresses the following practice parameters:

  • Detection of dementia – Mild cognitive impairment
  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Management of dementia

This summary also presents strategies to improve functional performance and reduce problem...

Management of Post-traumatic Stress - Module A1: Acute Stress Reaction (2-4 Days After Trauma) Algorithm 12/17/07

This interactive algorithm on acute stress reaction (ASR) is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.

This algorithm addresses the following topics:

  • Trauma exposure
  • Screen for ASR
  • Dangerousness to self or others
  • Obtain assessment of medical and functional status based on general appearance and screening...
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families: Treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome 12/17/07

This patient tool describes different therapies for Guillain-Barré syndrome and the evidence for and against these treatments.

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What is Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)?
  • What does “immunotherapy” mean?
  • What are the immunotherapy treatments used to treat GBS?
    • Intravenous immune globulin (IVIg)
    • Plasma exchange
    • Combined treatments
    • Steroids

Colon Cancer Followup Sheet 12/17/07

This one-page flow sheet assists providers in scheduling followup care for patients with colon cancer. It enables providers to record the following information:

  • Date of diagnosis
  • Dates and values of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing
  • Target dates for counseling visits, computed tomography (CT) scans, and colonoscopy
Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating 10-year Risk of Developing Hard Coronary Heart Disease (Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Death) 12/17/07

This calculator uses information from the Framingham Heart Study to estimate 10-year risk for “hard” coronary heart disease (CHD) outcomes (myocardial infarction and coronary death). This tool is designed to estimate risk in adults aged 20 and older who do not have heart disease or diabetes.

Clinicians can calculate patients’ 10-year risk of developing hard CHD by entering the following information into the tool:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • ...

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