New or revised clinical practice guidelines

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 51, No. 4, May 2009, Page 160 News

The following new or revised clinical practice guidelines were recently posted on the Guidelines & Protocols Advisory Committee (GPAC) web site at Some of the guidelines are also available in PDA format at

New guidelines
• Osteoarthritis in Peripheral Joints—Diagnosis and Treatment
• Infectious Diarrhea—Guideline for Ordering Stool Specimens Revised guidelines
• Acute Chest Pain—Evaluation and Triage
• Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)—Clinical Approach in Adults
• Ankle Injury—X-ray for Acute Injury of the Ankle or Mid-Foot

Coming in the spring and summer of 2009
• Stroke and TIA—Management and Prevention
• Febrile Seizures
• Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)
• Anxiety and Depression in Children and Youth
• Palliative Care Approach to the Patient with Incurable Cancer
• Urinalysis and the Investigation of Urinary Tract Infections
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Di­sease (COPD)
• Dyspepsia With or Without H. pylori Infection
• Microscopic Hematuria
• Otitis Media—Acute Otitis Media (AOM) and Otitis Media with Effusion (OME)

CME hours are awarded to physicians for reviewing the guidelines; for details, see For those who received the guidelines on USB drives, they can be automatically updated online. See instructions on the above-mentioned web site. GPAC is a joint committee of the BC Medical Association and the Ministry of Health Services.

. New or revised clinical practice guidelines. BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 4, May, 2009, Page(s) 160 - News.

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