Most major medical organizations, including the American Urological Association, the American Society of Nephrology, and the National Kidney Foundation, have developed clinical practice guidelines for many different disease states. Guidelines typically offer recommendations based on a rigorous review and analysis of relevant published studies.
The goal frequently is the development of evidence-based rationales for promoting the appropriate use of imaging studies, tests, medications, and procedures. Guidelines are updated from time to time to reflect advancements in medical knowledge.
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