Resultados: 17

    McMaster RARE-Bestpractices clinical practice guideline on diagnosis and management of the catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome

    J. thromb. haemost; 16 (8), 2018
    Background The McMaster RARE-Bestpractices project group selected the catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) for a pilot exercise in guideline development for a rare disease. Objectives The objectives of this exercise were to provide a proof of principle that guidelines can be developed for rare d...

    Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines: 2016 revision

    J. allergy clin. immunol; 140 (4), 2017
    BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis (AR) affects 10% to 40% of the population. It reduces quality of life and school and work performance and is a frequent reason for office visits in general practice. Medical costs are large, but avoidable costs associated with lost work productivity are even larger than thos...

    Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an exemplar of the GRADE Adolopment

    BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that adaptation of health practice guidelines to the local setting is expected to improve their uptake and implementation while cutting on required resources. We recently adapted the published American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) treatment ...

    The Saudi clinical practice guideline for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in long-distance travelers

    Saudi med. j; 38 (1), 2017
    Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a preventable disease. Long distant travelers are prone to variable degree to develop VTE. However, the low risk of developing VTE among long-distance travelers and which travelers should receive VTE prophy...

    Clinical practice guidelines on the screening and treatment of precancerous lesions for cervical cancer prevention in Saudi Arabia

    Ann. Saudi med; 36 (5), 2016
    BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the third most common gynecological malignancy in Saudi women with an estimated incidence rate of 1.9 cases per 100 000 women-years. More than 40% of cervical cancer cases are diagnosed at advanced stages due to lack of a routine screening program in Saudi Arabia. Thus, nat...

    World Allergy Organization-McMaster University Guidelines for allergic disease prevention (GLAD-P): vitamin D

    World Allergy Organ. J; 9 (1), 2016
    BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic diseases is approximately 10 % in infants whose parents and siblings do not have allergic diseases and 20-30 % in those with an allergic first-degree relative. Vitamin D is involved in the regulation of the immune system and it may play a role in the development, se...

    The saudi clinical practice guideline for the management of overweight and obesity in adults

    Saudi med. j; 37 (10), 2016
    OBJECTIVE: To assist healthcare providers in evidence-based clinical decision-making for the management of overweight and obese adults in Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assembled an expert Saudi panel to produce this clinical practice guideline in 2015. In ...

    The Saudi clinical practice guideline for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in medical and critically ill patients

    Saudi med. j; 37 (11), 2016
    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) acquired during hospitalization is common, yet preventable by the proper implementation of thromboprophylaxis which remains to be underutilized worldwide. As a result of an initiative by the Saudi Ministry of Health to improve medical practices in the country, an expert panel...

    Prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer: the Saudi clinical practice guideline

    Ann. Saudi med; 35 (2), 2015
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is commonly encountered in the daily clinical practice. Cancer is an important VTE risk factor. Proper thromboprophylaxis is key to prevent VTE in patients with cancer, and proper treatment is essential to reduce VTE complications and adverse events...

    The Saudi clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis of the first deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremity

    Ann. Thorac. Med.; 10 (1), 2015
    The diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) may be challenging due to the inaccuracy of clinical assessment and diversity of diagnostic tests. On one hand, missed diagnosis may result in life-threatening conditions. On the other hand, unnecessary treatment may lead to serious complications. As a result...