Showing posts with label guidlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label guidlines. Show all posts

OCCUPATIONAL/ ENVIRONMENTAL DISEASES GUIDELINES

By Dr Deepu
 An Official ATS Statement: Diagnosis and Management of Beryllium Sensitivity and Chronic Beryllium Disease (2014)
·         Full text version
·         Executive summary

·         Online supplement

CDC issues recommendations on influenza vaccination for 2015-16

Updated recommendations on influenza vaccination for the 2015–16 season have been issued by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. As reported in MMWR, changes from the 2014–15 season include the following:
  • Trivalent vaccines will include A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus, an A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus, and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus. These A (H3N2) and B viruses are different from the previous season.
  • The Fluzone Intradermal Quadrivalent vaccine is expected to replace the trivalent Fluzone Intradermal vaccine for adults aged 18 to 64.
  • Children aged 6 months to 8 years who are receiving their first influenza vaccine still need two doses at least 4 weeks apart, but special consideration of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination is no longer needed, since current vaccines incorporate that viral antigen.
  • Live-attenuated vaccine (previously preferred for children aged 2–8 years) is no longer recommended over inactivated vaccine, because observational studies failed to support the superiority of live-attenuated vaccine seen in randomized trials.


Here is the link to the article published in CDC Click here

ILD GUIDELINES

By Dr Deepu
An Official ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Guideline: Treatment of IPF (2015)
NICE IPF Guideline  NICE 2013

INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY GUIDELINES

By Dr Deepu
The Use of Topical Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation During Flexible Bronchoscopy in Adult Patients  American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Statement on   (November 2011)
Prevention of Flexible Bronchoscopy-Associated Infection  American College of Chest Physicians and American Association for Bronchology Consensus Statement:  (September 2005)

ETHICS, HEALTH CARE POLICY AND END OF LIFE CARE GUIDELINES

By Dr Deepu

COPD GUIDELINES

By Dr Deepu

An Official ATS/ERS Statement: Upper Limb Muscle Dysfunction in COPD (2014)
COPD Guideline NICE COPD Guidelines 2010
Executive Summary: Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline (April 2015)
Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD: American College of Chest Physicians and Canadian Thoracic Society Guideline (April 2015)





ASTHMA GUIDELINES

By Dr Deepu
BTS/SIGN Asthma Guideline 2014  BTS/SIGN British Guideline on the Management of Asthma, October 2014
Device Selection and Outcomes of Aerosol Therapy: Evidence-Based Guidelines: American College of Chest Physicians/American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology (January 2005)
Diagnosis and Management of Work-Related Asthma: ACCP Consensus Statement (September 2008)
Guidelines for the management of work-related asthma ERS task Force Report 2012Eur Respir J 2012; 39: 529-545

Monitoring asthma in children  ERS statement 2015 Eur Respir J 2015; 45: 906–925

NATIONAL AND STATE RESOURCES

Important Resources:

American Lung Association

American Thoracic Society

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

National Institutes of Health

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network

Rare Lung Diseases Consortium (RLDC)

Office of Rare Diseases

National Home Oxygen Patient's Association
Web Site:

http://www.lungusa.org

http://www.thoracic.org

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

http://www.nih.gov


http://www.rarediseases.org

http://rarediseasesnetwork.epi.usf.edu/

http://rarediseasesnetwork.epi.usf.edu/rldc/index.htm

http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov

http://www.homeoxygen.org


PNEUMONIA

SLEEP DISORDERS

SLEEP DISORDERS

1.Clinical  guidelines for evaluation, management and long term care of obstructive sleep apnead in adults – American association of sleep medicine

ASTHMA

COPD

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