There are two things healthcare professionals can do to position themselves for a good defense in case of a malpractice lawsuit. First, do not promise patients success or even imply it. Also, be careful when creating policies and procedures.
Babesiosis has been increasing in frequency and geographic reach in the United States among individuals ≥ 65 years of age. The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released a new updated guideline assisting clinicians in the diagnosis and management of the potentially lethal infection.
With the peak period for Lyme disease approaching, new guidelines help clinicians understand when to consider the ailment in patients who present to the ED, how to properly diagnosis a case, and how to treat.
Despite its current prevalence in the care of patients, the Pap smear has been used for less than 100 years. A major advancement in the field of screening came in the late 1970s and early 1980s with the identification that the human papilloma virus (HPV). Since the year 2000, there have been multiple progressive cycles of updates to both screening and management guidelines as the result of our rapidly evolving understanding of HPV.
Community-acquired pneumonia is a common cause for hospital admission. This article serves to summarize new updates in the definition, prognosis, and treatment, specifically of bacterial, severe community-acquired pneumonia.
An analysis of three large prospective databases showed the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association revised definition of isolated diastolic hypertension as > 80 mmHg rather than the previous definition of > 90 mmHg resulted in a 5% higher prevalence of diastolic hypertension.
Many of the nation’s leading infection control and public health groups signed a letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force asking that recent revisions to COVID-19 testing guidelines be rescinded.