Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a viral infection which is spre
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today published two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in Annals of Internal Medicine for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has published new guidelines intended to help strengthen procedures for the medical clearance of designated Ebola caregivers in hospitals.
Long-term immunosuppressive therapy can cause the hepatitis B virus (HBV) to become active, even in patients who are not aware that they are infected with the virus.
This week the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) announced its intention to change the title of the Perioperative Recommended Practices to Guidelines for Perioperative Practice. The new title will become official with t
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is beneficial for the 5 percent to 10 percent of HIV-infected patients with reduced kidney function, although tenofovir – the most widely prescribed medication – should be avoided, recommend updated guidelines
Current treatments for Lyme disease, particularly chronic forms of the disease, are inadequate, according to a new treatment guideline written by a group of leading experts.
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announces the immediate release of Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement today in the Online First section of the journal CHEST wh
Current guidelines to help prevent bloodstream infections during intravenous feeding may need revisions to strengthen protections for patients, a new study finds.