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NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

' NCCN recently updated the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer-Related Infections to include information about the H1N1 virus, also known as "swine flu." The NCCN Guidelines provide specific recommendations on the prevention, di...

ViroPharma Announces Support by Advisory Committee of The Office of Generic Drugs Proposed Guidelines for Developing Generic Versions of Oral Vancomycin Hydorchloride

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) today announced that the Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee supports the FDA's Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) draft guidelines on bioequivalence (BE) f...

New Interventional Pain Management Guidelines Released by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

NEW YORK, JULY 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) announced today they have released the 2009 updated Interventional Pain Management (IPM) guidelines. Dr. Manchikanti, primary author of the guidelines stated that, "The pu...

CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response Published by National Food Safety Group

ATLANTA , July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) released its Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response today. The guidelines in this document are targeted to local, state and federal agencies and provide model practices u...

Cardinal Rigali Criticizes Final NIH Guidelines for Destructive Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted today to final guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research issued yesterday by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The text of his state...

NIH Stem Cell Guidelines Ethically Irresponsible, Scientifically Unworthy, Useless to Patients, Says Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines implementing President Obama's executive order for federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). President Obama's ...

GP bodies support guidelines for use of patient records in medical research

The two leading bodies representing GPs in the UK have backed a call by the Wellcome Trust for clearer guidance for GPs to ensure medical records can be safely used in research. Patient records in general practice surgeries are a unique resource of information which can help medical researchers...

Group B Strep Screening Guidelines Sparing Newborns

More expectant moms being checked, treated so babies aren't infected, study finds WEDNESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations implemented in 2002 to screen all pregnant women for group B streptococcal disease have largely been successful, a new report shows. Eighty-five ...

The Center for Health Design and Facilities Guidelines Institute Announce 2009 Research Funding Recipients

CONCORD, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Health Design (CHD), a research, education and advocacy non-profit, announced today it has awarded research funds for the project: Improving the Waiting Experience in the Emergency Department: A Two Phase Stud...

Elsevier to Create New Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Article Reprint, Compilation and Custom Publications

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Company Also Updates Findings Related to Australian Sponsored Publication Practices From 2000-2005 Elsevier, a leading international publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information products and servic...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For the Management of Psoriasis With Systemic Medications

Dermatologists emphasize treatment should be tailored to meet individual patients' needs SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on an extensive review of scientific literature on psoriasis and the opinion of recognized psoriasis experts, the American Academy of Dermatol...

New Guidelines to Fight Obesity in Pregnancy Issued

March of Dimes Recommends Controlling Weight before Pregnancy WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting pregnancy at a healthy weight and gaining the right amount during pregnancy is critical to giving a baby a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes said today in respo...

USCCB Submits Comments to NIH on Proposed Guidelines for Stem Cell Research

USCCB General Secretary urges respect for human life at all stages Says science and ethics have been ignored in proposed policy Cites advances in stem cell research that do not destroy human embryos WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH...

ER physicians don't follow clinical guidelines for diagnosing possible pulmonary emboli

The number of MDCT examinations for suspected pulmonary emboli (PE) is rapidly increasing amongst ER patients, with a decrease in the number of positive studies. This may be due to a failure to adhere to established clinical guidelines for evaluating patients with suspected PE, according to a stud...

New pregnancy weight gain guidelines to be released May 28

Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines, a new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, recommends new guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy that aim to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks for mothers and infants. The report updates g...

NCCN Updates Supportive Care Guidelines for VTE

NCCN recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolic Disease, which includes both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and is a common condition in people with cancer. Noted updates include the expanded use of graduated compression stockings in prophylaxis and ...

NCCN Updates Guidelines for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers

NCCN recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Central Nervous System (CNS) Cancers. Important new updates include the recommendation to use bevacizumab as a single agent for recurrent glioblastoma multiforme in CNS cancers, the integration of a patient's Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS...

New Guidelines Recommend Opioids for Seniors' Pain

NSAID use for persistent aches needs to be curbed, Geriatrics Society says THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or cox-2 inhibitors to treat persistent pain in seniors should be drastically reduced, according to new pain manageme...

Board of Trade Issues Business Preparation Guidelines for H1N1 Virus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the H1N1 Virus outbreak intensifying in the United States, there is significant potential for the virus to cause difficult business conditions. To assist businesses prepare for disruption if the virus continues to spread, the Greater Washingto...

American Slide Chart/Perrygraf "SlideGuides" and "SpinGuides" Help Drug Companies Satisfy New PhRMA Guidelines

Specialized, portable formats remain fully consistent with new PhRMA code educational guidelines -- yet still offer dynamic, cost-effective brand-building opportunities. Carol Stream, IL (PRWEB) May 5, 2009 - American Slide Chart/Perrygraf, a leading provider of user-in...

EMPOWERx E-Prescribing Solution Provides Latest Treatment Guidelines for 2008-2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus

-Solution Provides Physicians with CDC Treatment Guidelines at the Point of Care- TAMPA, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Informed Decisions, LLC, a leading developer of drug information applications and clinical information solutions, announced today that its leading e-prescribing solution EMPOWE...

T-System Releases Free Clinician Swine Flu Templates, Incorporating Updated CDC Interim Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment

Downloadable Templates Available Online for Emergency Clinicians and Other Healthcare Professionals DALLAS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the 2009 Swine Flu outbreak, T-System, Inc., the nation's largest provider of emergency department (ED) clinical documentation solutions...

Cardinal Rigali Criticizes Draft NIH Guidelines for Destructive Stem Cell Research

For first time, federal tax dollars will be used to encourage destruction of living embryonic human beings "Suffering patients and their families deserve better," says Cardinal Rigali WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic bi...

NCCN Updates Kidney Cancer Guidelines to Incorporate FDA Approval of Everolimus

NCCN has added everolimus (Afinitor(R), Novartis) to the NCCN Guidelines for Kidney Cancer as a recommended treatment for patients with renal cell carcinoma whose disease has progressed after treatment with kinase inhibitors. This recommendation comes on the heels of the March 30, 2009 FDA approva...

CAMR Statement Regarding NIH Draft Guidelines for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement may be attributed to Amy Comstock Rick, president, Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research: "We are pleased that the National Institutes of Health has taken the next step in the process of creating federal guid...

2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting to Be Webcast April 29th and 30th

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To provide greater public access to discussions and deliberations involving the review and update of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans , the Department of Agriculture today announced that the third meeting of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory ...

US releases updated clinical guidelines for HIV-associated opportunistic infections

The first complete update in five years of the U.S. guidelines for preventing and treating HIV-associated opportunistic infections has been released by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in cooperation with the HIV Medicine Association of the Infec...

New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure

Criteria include added section on hospital care and advice on drugs most effective in blacks,, THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines for treatment of heart failure are being issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, with a strong e...

EAU launches new clinical guidelines for 2009 -- kidney cancer

Arnhem, The Netherlands A number of updated guidelines will be presented at the 24th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology (EAU) held in Stockholm, from 17 though 21 March. The abridged versions - Pocket Guidelines which are based on the extended text documents will also be avai...

Emprise 7000 Storage System, with ICON Manager and Virtual View Integration, Helps Milliman Care Guidelines Simplify Storage Management

ISE Technology from Xiotech Selected by National Provider of Clinical Guidelines for Virtualization Initiative EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Xiotech Corporation today announced that Milliman Care Guidelines selected Xiotech's Emprise(TM) 7000 storage system, powered by Intelli...

Experts Revise Guidelines on Daily Aspirin for Heart

Lower dose appears safe and effective against heart attack in men, stroke in women MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Amid the continuing debate over who should pop an aspirin each day to fight heart disease, and at what dose, U.S. experts have revised guidelines stating that lower d...

NCCN Presents Updates to NCCN Guidelines for Thyroid Carcinoma

NCCN presented new updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Thyroid Carcinoma at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference on March 14. Notable updates include a new page on Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Suppression, the expanded recommendation of small molecule kinase inhibi...

Early Detection Remains Key in Updated NCCN Guidelines for Ovarian Cancer

New updates to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Ovarian Cancer were presented at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference on March 14. Notable additions to the NCCN Guidelines are a section on managing allergic reactions to chemotherapy agents and new agents for recurr...

New NCCN Guidelines for Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma and Updates to NCCN Guidelines for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

NCCN presented new NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma as well as important updates to the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas at the NCCN 14th Annual Conference. The new NCCN Guidelines were written to distinguish Primary B-Cell Lymphoma...

The REACH Institute: Best Practice Guidelines Address Mental Health Needs of Youth in Care

Child Welfare League of America Publishes Consensus Guidelines NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national coalition of more than 80 leading child welfare stakeholders have announced the most comprehensive guidelines ever to ensure quality care and accountability for mental health s...

New Book Exposes 'Junk Science,' Conflicts of Interest, Disease Guidelines Affecting Millions

Critical evidence revealed about IDSA guidelines, science, researchers examined in recent Anti-Trust Investigation MADISON, Wis., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest author, researcher, and Lyme patient PJ Langhoff has released a scientific expose revealing the politics, conflicts of interest, ac...

New CME guidelines advise paradigm shift in physician education

New evidence-based educational guidelines evaluate the effectiveness of current continuing medical education (CME) practices and provide the first set of recommendations on how those practices need to change in the future. Published in the March issue of CHEST , the peer-reviewed journal of the A...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For The Management of Psoriasis With Topical Therapies

Dermatologists cite high efficacy-to-safety ratio of topical agents for patients with mild to moderate psoriasis SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released new guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis...

National Quality Forum Endorses Guidelines to Reduce Disparities in Healthcare and Make Care Patient-Centered and Culturally Appropriate

Practices provide guidance for healthcare systems in areas like leadership, care delivery, workforce training and community engagement WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Quality Forum (NQF), an organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, has endorsed 45 pr...

Physical activity guidelines are too confusing, say researchers

Whether you are defined as leading an active or inactive lifestyle can depend on which country you are in and which guideline your GP picks off the shelf, say researchers at the University of Bath. Whilst many countries have guidelines recommending the minimum amount of physical activity a pers...
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