Guidelines: Don’t delay total joint arthroplasty for additional nonoperative therapies
The guidelines also state that obesity alone should not be a reason to delay surgery.
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AGA guideline defines role of biomarkers in ulcerative colitis
In many cases, biomarkers should be considered before pursuing endoscopy or treatment adjustments.
USPSTF recommends against routine herpes screening for asymptomatic teens and adults
The updated recommendation confirms that harms outweigh benefits for population-based genital HSV screening.
Risk of infections low among kids receiving systemic meds for psoriasis, study finds
The analysis included 2,338 patients with psoriasis aged 17 years and younger who started new treatment with ustekinumab, etanercept, or...
AAP approves 2023 child and adolescent immunization schedule
The updated recommendations do not include major changes from those released in 2022 by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, except...
AAD unveils updated guidelines for topical AD treatment in adults
Of the 12 recommendations made for adults with AD, the work group ranked 7 as “strong” based on the evidence reviewed, and the rest as “...
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Fair access crucial for new diabetes/kidney disease drugs, say guidelines
A 2022 guideline for treating diabetes in people with chronic kidney disease highlighted the proven value of three underused drug classes and...
ADHD beyond medications
How children with ADHD will fare as adults is not predicted by their symptom level, but instead by the quality of their relationships with their...
New consensus on thyroid eye disease prompts some debate
The joint statement from the American Thyroid Association and European Thyroid Association offers appraisal of recent thyroid eye disease...
New osteoporosis guideline says start with a bisphosphonate
Initial therapy with bisphosphonates for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and men with osteoporosis are strongly recommended.
AAP offers new guidance on child exploitation and sex trafficking
By virtue of their young age and stage of mental and emotional development, children and adolescents are vulnerable to manipulation and...