Best Practices for Clinical Care
The following articles describe best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of 9/11-related conditions, in an effort to promote and maintain high quality medical care within the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. Authors include clinicians affiliated with the WTC Health Program, including those employed either by WTC Clinical Centers of Excellence (CCEs), the Nationwide Provider Network (NPN), the WTC Health Registry of the NYC DOHMH, or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Each article in the Clinical Essentials series was peer-reviewed and published by the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health. The views expressed in these Clinical Essentials articles do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
- World Trade Center Health Program: an introduction to best practices
- Tracking diseases related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
- Asthma: World Trade Center-related asthma: clinical care essentials
- COPD: World Trade Center Health Program best practices for diagnosing and treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- GERD: WTC Health Program best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of GERD
- Interstitial Lung Disease: World Trade Center Health Program best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of fibrosing interstitial lung diseases
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The World Trade Center Health Program: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Best Practices
- Rhinosinusitis: World Trade Center Health Program best practice for diagnosing and treating chronic rhinosinusitis
Mental Health Conditions
- Depression and Suicide Risk: Best practices for managing depression and suicide risk in World Trade Center responders and survivors
- PTSD and Adjustment Disorders: World Trade Center psychological exposures and trauma related disorder: PTSD and adjustment disorders
- Smoking Cessation: The World Trade Center Health Program: Smoking cessation
- Substance Use Disorder: Substance use and related disorders among persons exposed to the 9/11 terrorist attacks: Essentials for screening and intervention