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AHA Scientific statement: Medical marijuana, recreational cannabis, and cardiovascular health

6 Aug, 2020 | 02:40h | UTC

Medical Marijuana, Recreational Cannabis, and Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

News Release: Cannabis use shows substantial risks, no benefits for cardiovascular health; more research is critical – American Heart Association

Commentaries: Weed is not good for your heart, studies say – CNN AND Heart risks of marijuana use need more research – American Heart Association

 


Drug Dosing in the Critically ill Obese Patient—A Focus on Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium

23 Jun, 2020 | 08:15h | UTC

Drug dosing in the critically ill obese patient—a focus on sedation, analgesia, and delirium – Critical Care

 

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EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis

28 May, 2020 | 09:31h | UTC

EULAR recommendations for the management of psoriatic arthritis with pharmacological therapies: 2019 update – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Editorial: EULAR PsA management recommendations 2019: can the recommendations be improved?

Commentary: EULAR releases recommendations for PsA management – Medicine Matters

 


Systematic Review: Safety and Adverse Effects of 80 Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Anti‐attention‐deficit/hyperactivity Medications and Mood Stabilizers in Children and Adolescents

21 May, 2020 | 09:10h | UTC

Safety of 80 antidepressants, antipsychotics, anti‐attention‐deficit/hyperactivity medications and mood stabilizers in children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders: a large scale systematic meta‐review of 78 adverse effects – World Psychiatry

 


Position Paper: Antimicrobial Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Critically Ill Adult Patients

11 May, 2020 | 00:19h | UTC

Antimicrobial therapeutic drug monitoring in critically ill adult patients: a Position Paper – Intensive Care Medicine

Commentary: New antibiotic guidelines could save more lives in intensive care units – News Medical

 


Revisited: Therapeutic and Toxic Blood Concentrations of More than 1100 drugs and Other Xenobiotics

11 May, 2020 | 00:15h | UTC

Revisited: Therapeutic and toxic blood concentrations of more than 1100 drugs and other xenobiotics – Critical Care

 


Systematic Review: Antidepressants for Smoking Cessation

29 Apr, 2020 | 04:40h | UTC

Antidepressants for smoking cessation – Cochrane Library

Summary: Do medicines used to treat depression help people to quit smoking? – Cochrane Library

 


Cochrane Review Confirms Effectiveness and Safety of MMR vaccines

23 Apr, 2020 | 09:24h | UTC

Vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella in children – Cochrane Library

News Release: Cochrane Review confirms effectiveness of MMR vaccines – Cochrane Library

 


New WHO Guide to Help Countries Expand Access to Essential Medicines

2 Apr, 2020 | 03:59h | UTC

Selection of essential medicines at country level – World Health Organization

News Release: New WHO Guide to help countries expand access to essential medicines – World Health Organization

 


Consensus Guideline: Therapeutic Monitoring of Vancomycin for Serious Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections

20 Mar, 2020 | 11:07h | UTC

Therapeutic monitoring of vancomycin for serious methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections: A revised consensus guideline and review by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists – American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (free)

 


NICE Guideline: Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidance for Impetigo

27 Feb, 2020 | 08:45h | UTC

Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Commentary: Antiseptic not antibiotic should be considered for impetigo – PharmaField (free)

Related: NICE Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines (resource covering many common conditions) AND NICE Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections (free PDF)

 


Principles of Vaccine Licensure, Approval, and Recommendations for Use

16 Feb, 2020 | 20:41h | UTC

Principles of Vaccine Licensure, Approval, and Recommendations for Use – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

 


Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule: United States, 2020

13 Feb, 2020 | 08:09h | UTC

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule: United States, 2020 – Pediatrics (free)

Table 1. Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Table 2. Catch-up immunization schedule for persons aged 4 months–18 years who start late or who are more than 1 month behind, United States, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Table 3. Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule by Medical Indication, United States, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

 


NICE Guideline: Antimicrobial Prescribing for Leg Ulcer Infection

12 Feb, 2020 | 07:35h | UTC

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related: NICE Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines (resource covering many common conditions) AND NICE Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections (free PDF)

 

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Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2020

4 Feb, 2020 | 08:02h | UTC

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2020 – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: ACIP releases updated vaccination schedule with several changes – ACP Hospitalist (free)

 

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BSH Guideline: Laboratory Diagnosis of G6PD Deficiency

30 Jan, 2020 | 07:36h | UTC

Laboratory diagnosis of G6PD deficiency. A British Society for Haematology Guideline – British Journal of Haematology (free)

 


ASCO Guideline: Bone Health and Bone-Targeted Therapies for Prostate Cancer

30 Jan, 2020 | 07:26h | UTC

Bone Health and Bone-Targeted Therapies for Prostate Cancer: ASCO Endorsement of a Cancer Care Ontario Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology (free)

 


Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan

29 Jan, 2020 | 08:28h | UTC

Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan – Lown Institute (free PDF)

Press Release: Millions of Older Americans Harmed by Too Many Medications – Lown Institute (free)

Commentary: ‘Small’ tactics to counter Big Pharma’s influence on medication overload – STAT (free)

Related: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)

 

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EULAR Recommendations for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis with Synthetic and Biological Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs

28 Jan, 2020 | 09:09h | UTC

EULAR recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis with synthetic and biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs: 2019 update – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (free)

 


A Review of Cancer Immunotherapy Toxicity

19 Jan, 2020 | 21:38h | UTC

A review of cancer immunotherapy toxicity – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

Related: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicities (free guidelines and reviews on the subject)

 


Review: New Oral Anti-Cancer Drugs and Medication Safety

14 Jan, 2020 | 00:11h | UTC

New Oral Anti-Cancer Drugs and Medication Safety – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)

 


Review: The Use of Medication in Pregnancy

14 Jan, 2020 | 00:09h | UTC

The Use of Medication in Pregnancy – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international (free)

 


Guideline: ADA 2020 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

25 Dec, 2019 | 21:43h | UTC

Guideline Homepage: ADA 2020 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – American Diabetes Association (free supplement)

Commentaries: ADA 2020 Standards of Care Incorporate CVD Risk Stratification, New Medications – Endocrinology Advisor (free) AND ADA releases 2020 standards of medical care in diabetes – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (free)

See also: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020 Abridged for Primary Care Providers – American Diabetes Association (free PDF) AND 2019 update to: Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes, 2018. A consensus report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) – Diabetologia (free)

 

See ADA 2020 Guideline topics below:

Introduction: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020

Summary of Revisions: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020

  1. Improving Care and Promoting Health in Populations: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes2020
  2. Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  3. Prevention or Delay of Type 2 Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  4. Comprehensive Medical Evaluation and Assessment of Comorbidities: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  5. Facilitating Behavior Change and Well-being to Improve Health Outcomes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  6. Glycemic Targets: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  7. Diabetes Technology: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  8. Obesity Management for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  9. Pharmacologic Approaches to Glycemic Treatment: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  10. Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Management: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  11. Microvascular Complications and Foot Care: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes−2020
  12. Older Adults: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  13. Children and Adolescents: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes−2020
  14. Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  15. Diabetes Care in the Hospital: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020

 

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CDC 2019 Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship

21 Nov, 2019 | 10:34h | UTC

The Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs: 2019 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free PDF)

CDC Page: Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (free resources)

Commentary: CDC updates ‘core’ antibiotic stewardship elements for hospitals – CIDRAP (free)

 


Review: Pulmonary Complications of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Patients with Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

23 Oct, 2019 | 07:18h | UTC

Pulmonary complications of immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer – European Respiratory Review (free)

Related: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Toxicities (free guidelines and reviews on the subject)

 


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