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New worldwide classification system facilitates treatment and research for women with abnormal uterine bleeding

There is inconsistency in the terminology used to describe abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) among nongravid women of reproductive age. In an effort to close that gap, a multinational group of clinicians and investigators from 6 continents and 17 countries have created a new classification system, with a particular emphasis on… 

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New guidelines compare oral agents for diabetes management

An estimated 50.8 million people in India are living with diabetes, according to the World Diabetes Foundation. Diabetes results in complications ranging from retinopathy and neuropathy to coronary artery disease. Epidemiological demand combined with increased complexity of care make evidence-based treatment guidelines vital for busy clinicians. The American College of… 

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New migraine guidelines focus on efficacy, prevention, and patient-centric approach

mdCurrent Conference Report: 64th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting A large number of therapies are used prophylactically to prevent or abort migraine headaches but only 7 have proven efficacy, according to newly released guidelines. The authors of the guidelines, issued jointly by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and… 

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New diabetes pharmacology guidelines focus on individualized approach

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 50.8 million Indians (7.1% of adults) suffer from diabetes, making India the country with the most diabetics worldwide. The IDF estimates that diabetes kills about 1 million residents of India each year. In a new joint position statement published by the American Diabetes… 

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Cervical cancer guidelines analysis focuses on balancing prevention and cost concerns

Over the years, a number of authoritative sources have issued various guidelines regarding cervical cancer screening. Even though all of the guidelines are based on the evidence, they vary in their ultimate recommendations and can be difficult to coordinate and apply to practice. A recent Perspective article in the New… 

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Psoriasis guidelines provide updates on pharmacotherapy, guidance on special populations

New consensus guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis include updates on pharmacotherapy options and the treatment of special populations such as children, pregnant women and their partners, nursing mothers, the elderly, and patients diagnosed with cancer, HIV, or hepatitis B or C. Key Point: Biologics and other immunosuppressive agents… 

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Recommendations focus on preventing cot death in infants

A safe sleep environment to prevent sleep-related deaths—including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which is often called cot death or crib death in India—is the focus of a recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The new statement is intended to reduce the risk of sleep-related suffocation,… 

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