Beyond the Guidelines discusses challenging clinical cases from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Grand Rounds Sessions
Annals of Internal Medicine has a new multimedia educational series that goes Beyond the Guidelines to focus on care of a patient who "falls between the cracks" in available evidence and for whom the optimal clinical management is unclear. Each Beyond the Guidelines session is presented in a moderator-led debate format and includes print and video components. Participants in Beyond the Guidelines sessions can earn CME and MOC credit.
The first Beyond the Guidelines session focuses on lung cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 55 to 80 who currently smoke or have quit smoking in the past 15 years. While the guidelines are clear, their application in clinical practice might present challenges based on individual patient characteristics. Ms. D is a 60-year-old former smoker with a complex medical history that includes several comorbid conditions, some of them very serious. The article, Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography, discusses differing approaches to her care.
Visit www.annals.org/grandrounds for more information about the Beyond the Guidelines series.
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