Clinical practice guidelines are documents prepared with the aim of guiding decisions and criteria regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment in specific areas of healthcare. Modern medical guidelines are based on an examination of current evidence within the paradigm of evidence-based medicine and are based on a systematic review of the literature. They usually include summarized consensus statements on best practice in healthcare. A healthcare provider is obliged to know the medical guidelines of his or her profession, and has to decide whether or not to follow the recommendations of a guideline for an individual treatment.

In this section, which is the most frequently “visited", several recently published Clinical practice guideline articles on different topics have been included, all free access. All articles included in the following sections have been put in order according the publication year.


Philip LoBue, Christine Sizemore, Kenneth G. Castro
MMWR February 13, 2009, 1-43
Nathan Clumeck, Chair, Brussels, Nikos Dedes, Pozniak A, and the EACS Executive Committee
EACS Guidelines, 2009.
Mermel LA, Allon M, Bouza E, Craven DE, Flynn P, O'Grady NP, Raad II, et al
Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jul 1;49(1):1-45.
K. P. High, S. F. Bradley, S. Gravenstein, D. R. Mehr, V. J. Quagliarello, C. Richards, T. T. Yoshikawa
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2009; 48:149–71
Patrick A Flume, Karen A Robinson, Brian P O’Sullivan, et al
Respiratory Care, April 2009, vol 54, no 4, 522-537
Dilip Nathwani, Marina Morgan, Robert G. Masterton, et al
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy doi:10.1093/jac/dkn096 AdvanceAccess publication 13 March, 2008
S. W. Chapman, W. E. Dismukes, L. A. Proia, R. W. Bradsher, P. G. Pappas, et al.
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008; 46:1801–12
A. van Belkum, P. T. Tassios, L. Dijkshoorn, S. Haeggman, et al.
Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2007, CMI, 13 (Suppl. 3), 1–4
Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia (SEQ), Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna (SEMI) y Asociación Española de Cirujanos (AEC, Sección de Infección Quirúrgica)
Rev Esp Quimioterap, Diciembre 2006, Vol. 19. no 4, 378-394
Michelle Barton, Michael Hawkes, Dorothy Moore, John Conly, Lindsay Nicolle, Upton Allen, et al.
Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol, vol 17, suppl C, September/October 2006