practice parameter

practice parameter

A guideline published by a panel of experts or reviewers to help health care professionals provide patient care based on the best current evidence and/or academic or professional consensus.
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A new practice parameter offers the first published, evidence-based guidelines on when and how to perform brain imaging on neonates.
Practice parameter: Steroids, acyclovir, and surgery for Bell's palsy (an evidence-based review): report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
The new practice parameter, which will be released soon by the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society, supports the trend in recent years away from routine treatment in these cases, Dr.
-- A task force of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; and the Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology is developing a practice parameter to guide, standardize, and optimize immunotherapy.
Physicians looking for guidance in evaluating the child who presents with a first nonfebrile seizure won't find many definitive answers in a practice parameter released by the American Academy of Neurology.
TABLE Stimulants used to treat ADHD in adults Drug Starting dose Maximum daily dose Methylphenidate Ritalin, Methylin 5 mg twice daily 65 mg * Ritalin-SR, Methylin ER, 20 mg every morning 65 mg * Metadate ER, Metadate CR Concerta 18 mg every morning 54 mg Dextroamphetamine sulfate Dexedrine 2.5 mg twice daily 45 mg * Dexedrine spansules 5 mg every morning 45 mg * Mixed amphetamine salts Adderall 5 mg 40 mg Adderall XR 10 mg every morning 30 mg * American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameter What are Clinical Inquiries?
The American Academy of Pediatrics' 1999 practice parameter for long-term prophylaxis of febrile seizures states that neither continuous nor intermittent therapy is recommended for children with one or more simple febrile seizures, she said.
(2.) Practice parameter: management of hyperbilirubinemia in the healthy term newborn.
Practice parameter: Evidence-based guidelines for migraine headache (an evidence-based review).
Practice parameter for cultural competence in child and adolescent psychiatric practice.