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The withdrawn summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria with respect to date, or because the guideline developer has indicated that they are no longer current. See the Guideline Archive for a complete list of all guidelines that have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site.

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December 03, 2012

Guideline Summaries
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 
British Committee for Standards in Haematology 
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British Thoracic Society 
Withdrawn Summaries
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
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Pediatric weight management evidence-based nutrition practice guideline.
Alzheimer's Association 
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Dementia care practice recommendations for assisted living residences and nursing homes: phase 3 end-of-life care.
American Academy of Neurology 
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Assessment: use of epidural steroid injections to treat radicular lumbosacral pain. Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Practice parameter: evaluating an apparent unprovoked first seizure in adults (an evidence-based review). Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society.
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Reassessment: neuroimaging in the emergency patient presenting with seizure (an evidence-based review). Report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine 
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Clinical guidelines for the use of unattended portable monitors in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea in adult patients.
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 
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Prevention and management of gastroesophageal varices and variceal hemorrhage in cirrhosis.
American Association of Poison Control Centers 
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Atypical antipsychotic medication poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management.
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Dextromethorphan poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management.
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Elemental mercury exposure: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management.
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Methylphenidate poisoning: an evidence-based consensus guideline for out-of-hospital management.
American Cancer Society 
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(1) ACS guidelines for breast cancer screening: update 2003. (2) American Cancer Society Guideline for breast screening with MRI as an adjunct to mammography (2007).
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American Cancer Society guideline for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine use to prevent cervical cancer and its precursors.
American College of Emergency Physicians 
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Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute heart failure syndromes.
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Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope.
American College of Physicians 
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Current diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in primary care: a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians.
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Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: A joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society.
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Glycemic control and type 2 diabetes mellitus: the optimal hemoglobin A1c targets. A guidance statement from the American College of Physicians.
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Management of venous thromboembolism: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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Screening mammography for women 40 to 49 years of age: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians.