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Patient Summaries

Patient summaries are available for many of ACP’s guidelines and guidance statements. The summaries are divided into those associated with current guidelines, and those associated with inactive guidelines.

Current

Anemia in Patients with Heart Disease
Treatment of Anemia in Patients With Heart Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society
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Colorectal Cancer Screening
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: A Guidance Statement From the American College of Physicians
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Dementia
Current Pharmacologic Treatment of Dementia: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians
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Depression
Use of Drugs to Treat Depression: Guidelines from the American College of Physicians
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Diabetes
Oral Pharmacologic Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
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Erectile Dysfunction
Hormonal Testing and Pharmacologic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
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Also available in Spanish:
Disfunción Eréctil

Pruebas Hormonales y Tratamiento Farmacológico de la Disfunción Eréctil
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Kidney Stones
Prevention of Repeated Episodes of Kidney Stones in Adults
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Urinary Incontinence
Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
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Upper Endoscopy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Upper Endoscopy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Best Practice Advice From the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians
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High-Value, Cost-Conscious Health Care
High-Value, Cost-Conscious Health Care: Concepts for Clinicians to Evaluate the Benefits, Harms, and Costs of Medical Interventions
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HIV Screening
Screening for HIV Infection in Health Care Settings: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians and HIV Medicine Association
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Also available in Spanish:
VIH

Detección de Infección por VIH en las Instituciones de Atención de Salud: Directrices del American College of Physicians y de la Asociación de Medicina VIH.
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Low Back Pain
Diagnostic Imaging for Low Back Pain: Advice for High-Value Health Care From the American College of Physicians
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians/American Pain Society
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
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Screening for Osteoporosis in Men
Screening for Osteoporosis in Men: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians
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Treatment of Osteoporosis
Drug Treatment for Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians
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Palliative Care at the End of Life
Treatment of Seriously Ill Patients Who Are Near the End of Life: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians
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Screening Mammography
Screening Mammography in Women Age 40 to 49 Years
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Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Diagnosis of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Executive Summary of a Clinical Practice Guideline for Primary Care From the American College of Physicians/American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association/Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Executive Summary of a Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians/American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association/Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism
Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians
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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis
Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
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Inactive

Atrial Fibrillation
Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians
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Chronic Stable Angina
Diagnosis and Evaluation of Patients with Chronic Stable Angina: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians
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Diabetes Type 2 Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Control in People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians
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Diabetes Type 2 Blood Sugar
Control of Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians
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Diabetes Type 2 Lipids
Control of Lipids in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians
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Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Screening for Hereditary Hemochromatosis: Recommendations from the American College of Physicians
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Migraine Headaches
Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Migraine Headaches
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Obesity
Treating Obesity with Drugs and Surgery: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians
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Pulmonary Complication in Noncardiothoracic Surgery
Risk for and Reduction of Pulmonary Complications in Patients Undergoing Noncardiothoracic Surgery: An American College of Physicians Guideline
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