Top 5 clinical guidelines you may have missed

July 6, 2015

A roundup of new and updated guidelines that you may have missed.

 

 

#5 Discharging newborns from the hospital

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement updating guidelines for releasing healthy term newborns from the hospital. The new guidelines aim to ensure that both baby and mother are ready to go home based on their unique situation.

 

 

 

#4 Evaluating throat nodules

For the first time, the American Thyroid Association has issued guidelines specifically for evaluating and managing benign thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer in children and adolescents aged 18 years and younger.

 

 

 

#3 Head lice treatment

As the summer months approach and the likelihood of transmission of head lice at summer sporting events and campouts looms, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its clinical guidance report on head lice management.

 

 

 

#2 Bronchiolitis

Updated clinical practice guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics provide new recommendations that emphasize supportive care and select use of prophylactic palivizumab.

 

 

#1 Acute otitis media

New guidelines have revised diagnostic criteria for acute otitis media. Pediatricians should adopt these guidelines into practice and, as a result of new findings, should reconsider the antibiotics chosen as treatment in children vaccinated with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.