Category Archives: Clinical Guidelines

Clinical guidelines on CINV management

CINV_clinical_guidelinesThese are the latest guidelines on antiemetic managagement of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting published on The Oncologist. Below that, an article from Supportive Oncology discusses the most relevant changes made in the 2006 update.

Guidelines for Antiemetic Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Classification of CINV
  • Emetogenicity of chemotherapeutic agents
  • Patient-Related Risk Factors
  • Antiemetics
  • Prevention of CINV
  • Management of Breakthrough and Refractory CINV
  • Multiple-Day Chemotherapy
  • Other Antiemetics

What’s new in ASCO Guidelines?

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Further reading

Navari, R. “Chemotherapy induced Nausea and Vomiting”, 1st edition. Oxford University Press: 2010

Clinical guidelines on pneumonia management and treatment

This post features two clinical guidelines on the management of community acquired pneumonia.

The British Thoracic Society updated this year many recommendations, including when to order a chest X-ray, and antibiotic management.

The guidelines issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the AmericanThoracic Society have relevant recommendations concerning empirical antimicrobial therapy and its duration.Continue Reading

Antidepressants podcast: comments on the latest ACP clinical guidelines

Essential Evidence Plus, formerly InfoPOEMs is a service by John Wiley and Sons that aims to give physicians succinct medical evidence that will impact in their medical practice. In this podcast Dr. Ebell and Dr. Wilkes (National Public Radio) discuss the POEM that analyzes the ACP guidelines (published in Annals of Internal Medicine) on antidepressants.…

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