Guidelines & Reports

Choosing Wisely Canada-Top Five List in Hepatology: Official Position Statement of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) and Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) – Annals of Hepatology (free)

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

1 – Don’t order serum ammonia to diagnose or manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE).

2 – Don’t routinely transfuse fresh frozen plasma, platelets or give Vitamin K to reverse abnormal tests of coagulation in patients with cirrhosis prior to abdominal paracentesis, endoscopic variceal band ligation, or any other minor invasive procedures.

3 – Don’t order HFE genotyping based on serum ferritin values alone to diagnose hereditary hemochromatosis.

4 – Don’t perform computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) routinely to monitor benign focal liver lesions (ex. focal nodal hyperplasia, hemangioma).

5 – Don’t repeat hepatitis C viral load testing in an individual who has established chronic infection, outside of antiviral treatment.

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Implementation manual to prevent and control the spread of carbapenem-resistant organisms at the national and health care facility level – World Health Organization (free PDF manual and resources)

Related Systematic Review: Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Healthcare Facilities – Clinical Infectious Diseases (free)

See also: Prevention and Treatment of Surgical Site Infections (free guidelines on the subject)

 

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Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Cardiac Surgery Revolution – JAMA Surgery (free)

Related: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines (free articles)

 

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A Global Review of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines – Advances in Nutrition (free)

 

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Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with Metastatic Brain Tumors – Congress of Neurological Surgeons (free)

Comprehensive resource on the subject with 9 guidelines covering important aspects of patient care.

 


Colorectal Cancer Screening – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Colorectal Cancer Screening for Average‐risk Adults (guidelines from other organizations)

 


EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Drug-induced liver injury – Journal of Hepatology (free)

Related Review: Drug-induced liver injury: recent advances in diagnosis and risk assessment – Gut (free)

 

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