Guideline Toplines: 2021 Clinical Focus Collection

The Guideline Toplines slide-show feature offers busy primary care physicians at-a-glance summaries of new and updated clinical guidelines across therapeutic areas.

Clinical practice guidelines and treatment decision pathways for multiple therapeutic areas were updated this year.

To help health care professionals stay on top of key additions and other changes to these evidence-based, "living" documents, Patient Care summarizes newly published updates in its Guideline Topline slide show feature.

Following is the 2021 Patient Care Clinical Focus Collection of Guideline Topline slide shows, offering at-a-glance reviews of updated guidance for cardiovascular disease, sexually transmitted infections, C. diff infection, NAFLD/ and NASH, plus others.


NIH Influenza and COVID-19 Guideline Topline: Testing, Treatment, and Vaccination

The influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses once again are in cocirculation. Get a topline look at the NIH guideline on their simultaneous management.

ACC/AHA 2021 Chest Pain Evaluation & Diagnosis Guidelines: Top 10 Take-homes

Chest pain evaluation requires timely and accurate distinction between serious and benign causes. The 2021 ACC/AHA guideline authors provide 10 important reminders.

ACG Clinical Guidelines: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Clostridioides Difficile Infection

The 2021 American College of Gastroenterology guidelines on management of C. difficile reflect an expanding body of evidence for preventing, diagnosing, and treating the dangerous infection.

CDC STI Treatment Guidelines: 7 Key Updates for Primary Care

The CDC released the first set of new STI guidelines since 2015.

Fundamentals of CVD Risk Assessment: Guideline Topline for Primary Care

Assessment of CVD risk is the foundation of primary prevention and integral to primary care. Brush up on the fundamental tools of risk estimation from the ACC/AHA guidelines.

ACC/AHA CVD Primary Prevention Guideline: 9 Topline Guideline Pointers

The short slide show summarizes 9 pearls on preventive cardiology from the landmark ACC/AHA 2019 guideline on primary CVD prevention.

NEW: NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guideline Update 7-8-2021

The most recent update to NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines incorporates RCT data on use of antivirals, immunomodulators, and colchicine as treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Diabetes Management in CKD: 10 Top Takeaways from KDIGO 2020

The 2020 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes Clinical Practice Guideline integrates new treatments and practices with existing management strategies for CKD patients with diabetes.

NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Update: Colchicine, mAbs, Convalescent Plasma

These updates include guidance on use of colchicine, when to use combination anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, COVID-19 reinfection, and "long COVID."

Single Maintenance & Reliever Therapy for Asthma: Guideline Toplines

For patients with moderate-to-severe persistent asthma, new guidelines from the NAEPP recommend SMART, particularly for patients with a recent disease exacerbation.

Pain Management for Osteoarthritis: Guideline Toplines

Get a topline review of OA pain management recommendations from the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and the American College of Rheumatology/Arthritis Foundation.

Treating Major Depressive Disorder: 7 Takeaways from Guidelines from the American College of Physicians

Is pharmacotherapy always the most effective treatment for major depressive disorder? ACP guideline writers weigh in on this topic and others that may influence your clinical practice.