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ACR Appropriateness Criteria Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Jul;61(7):1305-12

Date

03/13/2014

Pubmed ID

24616347

DOI

10.1002/pbc.24983

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84899686109   10 Citations

Abstract

Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma is a highly curable malignancy and potential long-term effects of therapy need to be considered in optimizing clinical care. An expert panel was convened to reach consensus on the most appropriate approach to evaluation and treatment of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed every 2 years by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and review include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer reviewed journals and the application of a well-established consensus methodology (modified Delphi) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures by the panel. In those instances where evidence is lacking or not definitive, expert opinion may be used to recommend imaging or treatment. Four clinical variants were developed to assess common clinical scenarios and render recommendations for evaluation and treatment approaches to pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma. We provide a summary of the literature as well as numerical ratings with commentary. By combining available data in published literature and expert medical opinion, we present a consensus to the approach for management of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma.

Author List

Terezakis SA, Metzger ML, Hodgson DC, Schwartz CL, Advani R, Flowers CR, Hoppe BS, Ng A, Roberts KB, Shapiro R, Wilder RB, Yunes MJ, Constine LS

Author

Cindy L. Schwartz MD, MPH Chief, Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Hodgkin Disease
Humans
Infant
Male
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Radiography
Radiology
Societies, Medical
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