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Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society
TLDR
This guideline is to present the available evidence for evaluation and management of acute and chronic low back pain in primary care settings and grades its recommendations by using the ACP's clinical practice guidelines grading system.
Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians.
TLDR
Clinicians should only consider opioids as an option in patients who have failed the aforementioned treatments and only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks for individual patients and after a discussion of known risks and realistic benefits with patients.
Benefits and harms of CT screening for lung cancer: a systematic review.
TLDR
Low-dose computed tomography screening may benefit individuals at an increased risk for lung cancer, but uncertainty exists about the potential harms of screening and the generalizability of results.
Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American
TLDR
The value of history and physical examination for predicting airflow obstruction; the value of spirometry for screening or diagnosis of COPD; and COPD management strategies, specifically evaluation of various inhaled therapies, pulmonary rehabilitation programs, and supplemental oxygen therapy are addressed.
Risk Assessment for and Strategies To Reduce Perioperative Pulmonary Complications for Patients Undergoing Noncardiothoracic Surgery: A Guideline from the American College of Physicians
TLDR
This guideline was developed to guide clinicians on clinical and laboratory predictors of perioperative pulmonary risk before noncardiothoracic surgery and evaluate the efficacy of strategies to reduce the risk for postoperative pulmonary complications.
Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians.
TLDR
This guideline is based on a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials published in English from 2004 through September 2015 and recommends that all adult patients receive cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as the initial treatment for chronic insomnia disorder.
Guidelines International Network: Toward International Standards for Clinical Practice Guidelines
TLDR
G-I-N's proposed set of key components address panel composition, decision-making process, conflicts of interest, guideline objective, development methods, evidence review, basis of recommendations, ratings of evidence and recommendations, guideline review, updating processes, and funding.
Management of venous thromboembolism: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
TLDR
The target patient population is patients receiving a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism or lower-extremity deep venous thrombosis, and all clinicians caring for patients who have been given a diagnosis.
Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
TLDR
This guideline grades the evidence and recommendations using ACP's clinical practice guidelines grading system and recommends that all overweight and obese patients diagnosed with OSA should be encouraged to lose weight.
Diagnostic Imaging for Low Back Pain: Advice for High-Value Health Care From the American College of Physicians
TLDR
Implementing a selective approach to low back imaging, as suggested by the American College of Physicians and American Pain Society guideline on low back pain, would provide better care to patients, improve outcomes, and reduce costs.
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