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What's New in the Healthwise® Knowledgebase

Version 11.1

November 2016

What's New in the Healthwise Knowledgebase lists new documents, enhancements to existing documents, and medically significant changes to existing documents. We do not list every change, such as editorial changes, made for this release. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new and updated documents.

  • New Health and Disease Topics
  • New Illustrations
  • New NCI Topics
  • New Medication Topics
  • New Aisle 7 (CAM) Content
  • CDC Vaccination Information Statements
  • Decision Point Updates
  • Health and Disease Topic Updates
  • Illustration and Interactive Health Tool Updates
  • NCI Topic Updates
  • Medication Topic Updates
  • Aisle 7 (CAM) Content Updates
  • Topic Title Changes and Topic Replacements
  • Medical Guideline Review
  • What's Next

New Health and Disease Topics

  • Body Lice : This new topic explains what body lice are, where they are found, and how to treat them.
  • Cervical Insufficiency : This new topic explains cervical insufficiency and provides information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Head Lice : This new topic explains what head lice are, how to diagnose head lice, and how to treat and prevent them from spreading.
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury : This new topic describes lateral collateral ligament injury and provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and self-care. It also provides information on when to call the doctor.
  • Leg Aneurysm : This new topic describes what a leg aneurysm is.
  • Low Amniotic Fluid : This new topic describes low amniotic fluid during pregnancy.
  • Lowering Your Health Care Costs : This new topic offers tips on how to get health care at a lower price.
  • Lumbar Spondylosis : This new topic explains spondylosis in the lower back and provides information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Menopause and Your Risk for Other Health Concerns : This new topic describes health concerns that can be linked to menopause.
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury : This new topic describes posterior cruciate ligament injury and provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and self-care. It also provides information on when to call the doctor.
  • Pubic Lice : This new topic explains what pubic lice are, how to diagnose pubic lice, and how to treat and prevent them from spreading.
  • Vaccines to Prevent the Flu : This new topic describes vaccines that are available to prevent seasonal flu.

New Illustrations

New NCI Topics

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new National Cancer Institute content.

New Medication Topics

Medication topics from Cerner Multum, Inc., are not included in all systems. Added topics may include new information and/or the addition of new drug names. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new titles.

New Aisle 7 (CAM) Content

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of new Aisle 7 (CAM) content.

CDC Vaccination Information Statements

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) creates Vaccine Information Statements (VISs). Each VIS includes information about the purpose of the vaccine and about risks, precautions, and who should get the vaccine.

There are no new Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) for Version 11.1.

We replaced the previous version of these VISs with the latest version provided by the CDC:

Decision Point Updates

We continually monitor changes in medicine to ensure our topics are accurate and up-to-date. In the following documents, we made medically significant revisions, added new medical information, or removed outdated medical information. While medically significant changes are listed here, documents that have minor revisions, such as editorial or consistency changes, are not listed.

Health and Disease Topic Updates

We continually monitor changes in medicine to ensure that our topics are accurate and up-to-date. In the following documents, we made medically significant revisions, added new medical information, or removed outdated medical information. While medically significant changes are listed here, documents that have minor revisions, such as editorial or consistency changes, are not listed.

  • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Treatment Overview: We added information about left atrial appendage closure device therapy (such as Watchman).
    • Other Treatment: We added information about left atrial appendage closure device therapy (such as Watchman).
  • Cervical Spondylosis : This topic has been revised with a question-and-answer format. We added information about diagnosis as well as about using heat and cold for home treatment.
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening : This topic has been revised to list the screening tests as stool tests that can be done at home and as procedures that allow the doctor to look directly at the colon. We also now include information on the SEPT9 DNA blood test for colorectal cancer screening. And we updated the USPSTF colorectal cancer screening recommendation.
  • Pericarditis : We added colchicine as a medicine option. We added the treatment advice to avoid exercise and strenuous activity.
  • Storing Insulin and Prefilling Syringes : We updated the instructions for opened insulin pens and cartridges. And we updated the information about disposable pen expiration dates and proper storage.

Flu vaccines: In the following topics, we updated the information on the nasal spray flu vaccine that was available in previous years. At times, the nasal spray did not work as well as the shot. The nasal spray vaccine will not be available for the 2016–2017 flu season.

Dual antiplatelet therapy: In the following topics, we updated the recommendations for duration of dual antiplatelet therapy according to the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

Illustration and Interactive Health Tool Updates

In the following documents, we made medically significant revisions, added new medical information, or removed outdated medical information. While medically significant changes are listed here, documents that have minor revisions, such as editorial or consistency changes, are not listed.

Illustration updates

Interactive health tool updates

  • Interactive Tool: Which Health Screenings Do You Need? has been revised. In the Recommended Tests section, the colorectal cancer tests have been revised to "Stool tests and procedures," and the cervical cancer tests have been revised to "Screening texts, such as the Pap test."

NCI Topic Updates

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of updated National Cancer Institute content.

Medication Topic Updates

Medication topics from Cerner Multum, Inc. are not included in all systems. Updates may include new information and/or the addition of new drug names. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of updated titles.

Aisle 7 (CAM) Content Updates

Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of updated Aisle 7 (CAM) content.

Topic Title Changes and Topic Replacements

Topic title changes

Cardiovascular topics: We revised the titles of certain cardiovascular topics to be more specific and to be aligned with search terms and codes. Some titles that included the terms "Heart Disease" or "Heart Problems" were too general. So, where appropriate, we replaced those terms with "Coronary Artery Disease." These title changes will improve clarity and search results for patients and clinicians.

Topic replacements

We archived the following searchable topic, and we name the replacement topic below. Refer to Tech Docs for a complete list of archived documents.

Medical Guideline Review

To ensure the medical accuracy and consistency of Healthwise consumer health content, our medical content specialists, physicians, and librarians regularly review medical guidelines and association statements, gold-standard journals, news, and evidence-based publications and databases.

The medical guidelines listed below are examples of updated guidelines we reviewed for this release.

  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (2016). 2016 ACC/AHA Guideline focused update on duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in patient with coronary artery disease.
  • American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Failure Society of America (2016). 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused update on new pharmacological therapy for heart failure: An update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of heart failure.
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (2016). Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
  • European Society of Cardiology (2015). ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases.
  • International Antiviral Society (2016). Antiretroviral drugs for treatment and prevention of HIV infection in adults.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016). Colorectal Cancer: Screening.
  • World Health Organization (2014, updated 2016). Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.

What's Next

New topics

The following topics are a sample of the topics that are being developed. They are expected to release within the next six months.

  • Anemia during pregnancy
  • Anemia of chronic disease
  • Gastritis
  • Growing pains
  • Left ventricular hypertrophy
  • Pseudobulbar affect

Third-party product discontinuation alert

Healthwise is planning to discontinue delivery of NORD third-party content. We will remove NORD from our Knowledgebase deliveries starting with the 11.2 release.