In practice, “standard” duration of antibiotic therapy is often based on archaic studies. Newer evidence shows that shorter durations are often a better choice and that antibiotic resistance is more likely to develop with longer durations of therapy. Here are the recommendations applied to four commonly treated infections.
According to the interim guidance, “remote-learning highlighted inequities in education, was detrimental to the educational attainment of students of all ages, and exacerbated the mental health crisis among children and adolescents.” The AAP continues to recommend that all staff and students who are 2 years or older wear face masks unless medical or developmental conditions […]
Since April 2021, there have been reports of myocarditis and/or pericarditis after receipt of an m-RNA COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . Most cases have been among male adolescents and young adults ages 16 and older, typically occurring within several days after the second dose of m-RNA COVID-19 […]
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations in “COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports”, a positive cardiac screen or other concerning findings from a recovered COVID-19 youth patient should prompt an electrocardiogram (EKG) and potential referral to a pediatric cardiologist. The updated guidance has a focus on cardiac evaluation.
In addition to reducing pack-years history of smoking, the recommendation calls for annual screening for lung cancer at age 50 years instead of age 55 years, an update of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidance on lung cancer screening issued 7 years ago.
In this Special Report, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) publishes guidance for oncology practices on how to safely restore patient access to diagnostics, treatments, and other critical cancer care services.
The NCCN delivers guidance for cancer centers. Two guiding measures are key. First, ensure proactive, open channels of communication. Next, form an Incident Command Structure to respond rapidly to ever-changing info. Click to view other guidance.