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New Guidelines summaries



Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Screening for diabetes mellitus using HbA1c
Welsh Endocrinology and Diabetes Society




Guidelines on urinary incontinence
European Association of Urology








Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence




Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.


Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence




Cerebral palsy in under 25s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence



Clinical focus: Mental health

Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder

British Association for Psychopharmacology

Clinicians should make accurate diagnoses of hypomania, mania, and depression, and consider the use of the DSM-5 criteria to identify the core symptoms of mania. Patients with bipolar disorder may present with depression, especially in adolescence. In all patients with depression, clinicians should ask about distinct periods of elated, excited, or irritable mood of any duration and a family history of mania.

This Guidelines summary is a 2016 update of the 2010 guideline, and it provides recommendations on diagnosis, management of acute manic episodes, and long-term treatment.

Eating disorders in over 8s: management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

COPD diagnosis, management and prevention
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.

Management of acne
Primary Care Dermatology Society

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

COPD diagnosis, management and prevention
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Tinnitus guidance for GPs
British Tinnitus Association

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence



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