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SA guidelines for psychologists working with LGBTI people

An historic document was launched in Johannesburg recently by the Psychological Society of South Africa. Suntosh R Pillay, a clinical psychologist in a public...

MIC releases ARV and TB adverse drug reactions booklet

The Medicines Information Centre (MIC) at the University of Cape Town has released its latest publication, which is freely available for download. The MIC...

WHO adds to current drug-resistant TB treatment guidelines

Within the context of an ongoing extensive review of evidence on treatment of drug-resistant (TB) taking place in 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Endocrine Society updates testosterone treatment guidelines

New scientific evidence has strengthened the case for reserving testosterone therapy for well-documented cases of hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce...

Regimen change may halve cryptococcal meningitis deaths

The Advancing Cryptococcal Treatment for Africa (ACTA) Trial shows relatively simple regimen changes can cut mortality rates in the region of 70% to 25-30%....

Guidelines for managing opioid-use disorders

A newCanadian guideline for managing opioid use disorders lays out the optimal strategies for the treatment of opioid addiction, including recommending opioid agonist treatment...

ACP guidance on type 2 diabetes treatment

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be treated to achieve an A1C between 7% and 8% rather than 6.5% to 7%, the American College...

Clinical practice guidelines for treatment of hoarseness updated

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has published the Clinical Practice Guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia) (Update). The updated guideline provides some substantially...

Screen young people for depression – AAP

Young people should be screened for depression, in accordance with existing guidelines, and primary care clinicians should have the tools in place to identify...

Updated guidelines for treatment and care of Clostridium difficile

New diagnostic methods and treatments – including faecal transplantation – will help improve the care of patients with Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), a deadly...

WHO guidelines for protecting against nanomaterials risk

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has proposed guidelines to policy makers and professionals in the field of occupational health and safety with recommendations on...

Guidelines for treating hypertension in adults

Dr George Bakris, at the department of medicine, ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Centre, the section of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism and Dr Matthew Sorrentino, the...

Flu vaccine information updated

The Acute Respiratory Infections Group team of the Cochrane Reviews has updated the latest evidence on influenza vaccines. Three Cochrane Reviews led by Vittorio Demicheli,...

AAN favours exercise over medication for mild cognitive impairment

A new American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guideline recommends exercise and possibly cognitive training to improve memory and thinking in people with mild cognitive...

Improved regulatory process for FMT

A working group of human microbiome researchers and legal experts developed what they say is an improved regulatory process for faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT)...

Three best practice guidelines for treating HBV

In an effort to accomplish the goals of the national hepatitis B virus (HBV) elimination plan, a task force from the US Centres for...

New US guidelines expected to triple number of hypertension patients

Heart experts in the US have issued new guidelines for high blood pressure that mean tens of millions more Americans will meet the criteria...

Guidelines for treating patients with Ebola

Evidence-based guidelines have been developed by a 34-member expert panel to provide recommendations on the delivery of supportive care for patients in treatment units...

UK releases first guideline on care and treatment of adults with lupus

The UK's first guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) has been released guideline by the British Society of Rheumatology,...

EMAS Guideline on calcium in reducing osteoporosis risk

The European Menopause and Andropause Society has issued a new clinical guide that summarises the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the...

Three guidelines for treatment of H pylori

A review has summarised three recently published guidelines on the management of Helicobacter pylori: the Toronto consensus statement, the Maastricht V/Florence consensus report, and...

AAP guidelines on tattoos for young people

Tattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, but it is important for young people to carefully consider the consequences and...

Treating chronic pain in HIV patients

Because ongoing pain is a significant problem that affects 39% to 85% of people living with HIV, everyone with the infection should be assessed...

European guidelines for brain tumour treatment

The European Association for Neuro-Oncology (EANO) guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of adult patients with astrocytic and oligodendroglial gliomas, including glioblastomas. The guidelines provide...

WHO modules for the implementation of PrEP

Following the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation in September 2015 that “oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be offered as an additional prevention choice for...

SA HIV clinicians release 2017 HIV treatment guidelines

The Southern African HIV Clinicians Society has released the new HIV treatment guidelines for 2017. These guidelines are intended as an update to those...

Guidelines to enable cannabis users to reduce health risks

Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, based on a scientific review by an international team of experts and released with the endorsement of key medical...

FDA issues safety alert for Canagliflozin over amputation risk

Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the US Food and Drug Administration has concluded that Johnson & Johnson’s type 2 diabetes...

CDC recommendation on Vaxchora for adult travel

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends Vaxchora, the only vaccine available in the US for active immunisation against cholera, for...

CDC recommendations to prevent surgical site infections

Good patient and environmental hygiene and judicious use of antimicrobial therapy form the basis of new recommendations issued by the Centres for Disease Control...

EASL guidelines for the management of HBV infection revised

The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) presented revised clinical practice guidelines for the management of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...

Multiple US guidelines on statins create confusion

More than 9m people in the US may miss out on the preventative effect of statins, if doctors choose one set of medical guidelines...

BP should be used to screen for pre-eclampsia

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for pre-eclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. This is a B...

Study backs guidelines for meds to treat diabetic neuropathy pain

For the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain (DPN), certain antidepressants and anticonvulsants ranked best, according to a systematic review, reports MedPage Today. The findings by...

Not enough evidence for guidance on celiac disease testing

There is not enough evidence to encourage or discourage doctors from testing all their patients for celiac disease, according to a US government-backed panel....

Conflicting guidelines on care for cancer survivors

Treatment guidelines on care for survivors of the most common cancers often lack specifics or offer conflicting advice about when or how often to...

New guidelines not recommending statins for African Americans

Approximately one in four African American individuals recommended for statin therapy under guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association are...

WHO guidelines on a woman-centred approach to healthcare

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV, which takes...

Updated ASTRO clinical guidelines

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has published an updated clinical guideline that underscores the safety and effectiveness of palliative radiation therapy (RT) for...

New evidence-based treatment guidelines for lower back pain

The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back...