Clinical guidelines inform clinical decisions! In medicine we sure do like to take confidence from the fact that our medical practices are in line with the most recent guidelines for the medical topic in question. With this in mind, the clinical guidelines we rely upon are scattered across the 4 corners of the internet. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one central place where all these guidelines were organized by specialty? Well now there is that place….right here! Let us keep in mind that this page may be difficult to keep “up to date” at every time point in the future, however it will always be a great starting point for individuals curious about finding the best guidelines to inform their medical practices. Below are some important guidelines organized by medical specialty.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD):
- Treatment of stable chronic COPD: this is a great summary article that characterizes the GOLD criteria used for treating COPD.
- General recommendations (professional resources for the standard of care): the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a great resource to leverage to learn more about the most current guidelines for diabetes.
- General cholesterol guidelines can be found on the AHA/ASA website (all clinical guidelines here)
- Treatment of cholesterol guidelines (2013 ACC/AHA): a good summary of these guidelines can be found here
- General [glossary_exclude]hypertension[/glossary_exclude] guidelines (JAMA network): this is a good place to start looking with regards to guidelines on [glossary_exclude]hypertension[/glossary_exclude].
- Management of [glossary_exclude]hypertension[/glossary_exclude] (JNC-8 recommendations, 2014): these are some of the most widely accepted guidelines regarding [glossary_exclude]hypertension[/glossary_exclude] management.
- Step-by-step protocol: this algorithm for assessing febrile illness in pediatric patients is thought to be the future standard that should be used. The original article establishing this protocol can be found here it has been since validated by other groups (example of one validation found here)