Guidelines & Reports

2019 Update of the Joint European League Against Rheumatism and European Renal Association–European Dialysis and Transplant Association (EULAR/ERA–EDTA) recommendations for the management of lupus nephritis – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Commentary: EULAR, ERA–EDTA issue guidelines for managing lupus nephritis – Medicine Matters

Related Guidelines: Consensus of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology for the diagnosis, management and treatment of lupus nephritis (free) AND 2019 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (free) AND 2019 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (free) AND Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus by the Mexican College of Rheumatology (free) AND The British Society for Rheumatology guideline for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults (free) AND First Latin American clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (free) AND Canadian Rheumatology Association Recommendations for the Assessment and Monitoring of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (free PDF)

Related Reviews: Update on Lupus Nephritis – Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (free) AND Immunosuppressive Treatment for Proliferative Lupus Nephritis – Cochrane Library (free) AND Induction and Maintenance Immunosuppression Treatment of Proliferative Lupus Nephritis: A Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. – American Journal of Kidney Diseases (free)


NICE Publishes new COVID-19 Guidelines

6 Apr, 2020 | 01:57h | UTC

COVID-19 Pandemic and Cardiac Imaging

6 Apr, 2020 | 01:35h | UTC

Report 12: The Global Impact of COVID-19 and Strategies for Mitigation and Suppression – Imperial College London

See also: Summary

Commentaries: Coronavirus: ‘Act early to save more than 30 million lives’ – BBC AND Study sees ‘severe and acute’ emergency for world in coronavirus pandemic – Reuters


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ESMO Guideline: Cancer-related Fatigue

27 Mar, 2020 | 03:34h | UTC

Report: N95 Mask Decontamination

25 Mar, 2020 | 02:18h | UTC

Report: N95 mask can be decontaminated without decreasing filtration efficiency – Stanford Medicine

Stanford: N95 masks can be decontaminated without decreasing filtration efficiency using 70C heat for 30 min. Alcohol and bleach should not be used.” (via @CMichaelGibson see Tweet)


Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization (PDF)

Related Study: COVID-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility — King County, Washington, February 27–March 9, 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (free)

“Introduction of COVID-19 into a long-term residential care facility in Washington resulted in cases among 81 residents, 34 staff members, and 14 visitors; 23 persons died” (from CDC)


Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand – Imperial College London (free PDF)

Summary: Report 9 – Imperial College London (free)

Commentaries: US, UK coronavirus strategies shifted following UK epidemiologists’ ominous report – CNN (free) AND New Analysis Suggests Months Of Social Distancing May Be Needed To Stop Virus – NPR (free)

“…in an unmitigated epidemic, we would predict approximately 510,000 deaths in GB and 2.2 million in the US, not accounting for the potential negative effects of health systems being overwhelmed on mortality.”


Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infections: Practical Considerations and Management Strategy for Intensivists (free studies and reviews)


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Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence – The Lancet (free) AND Behavioural scientists form new front in battle against coronavirus – The Guardian (free)

“Minimize watching, reading or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed; seek information only from trusted sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect yourself and loved ones.”


Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19): a guide for UK GPs – The BMJ (free)

See also: Latest Research on the COVID-19 Outbreak (free resources)


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8 Things to Know About E-cigarettes

6 Mar, 2020 | 10:25h | UTC

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related Guideline: COVID-19: guidance for employers and businesses – Public Health England (free)

“WHO just published guidance on how to prevent the spread of COVID- 19 in a workplace & protect your customers, contractors & employees. We advise these measures to be taken now, even if coronavirus hasn’t arrived in communities where you operate.” (via @DrTedros see Tweet)


Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

Related: NICE Antimicrobial prescribing guidelines (resource covering many common conditions) AND NICE Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections (free PDF)


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Guidelines for the management of glucocorticoids during the peri‐operative period for patients with adrenal insufficiency – Anaesthesia (free)


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Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2020 – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: ACIP releases updated vaccination schedule with several changes – ACP Hospitalist (free)


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NICE Guideline: Colorectal Cancer

30 Jan, 2020 | 07:38h | UTC

Eliminating Medication Overload: A National Action Plan – Lown Institute (free PDF)

Press Release: Millions of Older Americans Harmed by Too Many Medications – Lown Institute (free)

Commentary: ‘Small’ tactics to counter Big Pharma’s influence on medication overload – STAT (free)

Related: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)


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Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2019 – Centers for disease Control and Prevention (free)

Commentaries: CDC: Tdap Acceptable Alternative to Td Vaccine – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND ACIP: Updated Recommendations for Tdap Vaccination – MPR (free)


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