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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.
Recommendations for Conduct, Methodological Practices, and Reporting of Cost-effectiveness Analyses: Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine.
TLDR
The Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine reviewed the current status of the field of cost-effectiveness analysis and developed a new set of recommendations, including the recommendation to perform analyses from 2 reference case perspectives and to provide an impact inventory to clarify included consequences.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
TLDR
It is concluded with high certainty that screening for colorectal cancer in average-risk, asymptomatic adults aged 50 to 75 years is of substantial net benefit.
Cost-effectiveness of screening for HIV in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
TLDR
The cost-effectiveness of routine HIV screening in health care settings, even in relatively low-prevalence populations, is similar to that of commonly accepted interventions, and such programs should be expanded.
Accuracy of positron emission tomography for diagnosis of pulmonary nodules and mass lesions: a meta-analysis.
TLDR
Positron emission tomography with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose is an accurate noninvasive imaging test for diagnosis of pulmonary nodules and larger mass lesions, although few data exist for nodules smaller than 1 cm in diameter.
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.
Cost-Effectiveness of Dabigatran Compared With Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
TLDR
Dabigatran may be a cost-effective alternative to warfarin depending on pricing in the United States and improved with increasing risk for stroke and intracranial hemorrhage in patients aged 65 years or older with nonvalvular AF.
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