Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ACG issues guidelines for C. diff management in adults

In clinical guidelines issued by the American College of Gastroenterology and published online May 19 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for the management of Clostridioides difficile ...

Surgery

Guidelines issued for endoscopy of surgically altered bowel

(HealthDay)—In a consensus guideline issued by the Global Interventional Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group and published in the June 1 issue of The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, recommendations are presented for ...

Gastroenterology

ACG issues guideline for management of upper GI bleeding

(HealthDay)—In an American College of Gastroenterology clinical guideline, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology , recommendations are presented for the management of overt upper gastrointestinal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines developed for diagnosing, treating botulism

(HealthDay)—In new evidence-based clinical guidelines published in the May 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for diagnosing, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What do the new CDC mask guidelines mean?

If you're fully vaccinated, federal health officials now say that you can take your mask off in most places—even indoors.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday defended the decision to ease mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, stressing that increasing political pressure had nothing to do with the ...

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Guideline

A guideline is any document that aims to streamline particular processes according to a set routine. By definition, following a guideline is never mandatory (protocol would be a better term for a mandatory procedure). Guidelines are an essential part of the larger process of governance.

Guidelines may be issued by and used by any organization (governmental or private) to make the actions of its employees or divisions more predictable, and presumably of higher quality.

Examples or guidelines are:

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