Guidelines and Advisories

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Practice advisories and guidelines represent the opinions of the respective authors. Readers are advised to analyze and apply this information in their own practices.


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The recommendations contained herein do not define standard of care. They are not intended to replace clinical judgment. In the imperfect setting of heterogeneity of the data, limited data, controversial topics, and bias inherent to expert opinion, compliance with the recommendations may not result in improved outcomes compared to alternative therapies consistent with personalized medicine.

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