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Effect of One-Page Decision Support Tools on Low-Value Screening

A one-page decision support tool is unlikely to change patients' intentions about whether to undergo low-value screening services, according to new findings.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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A 3-Minute Screening Exam for Diabetic Foot

This streamlined screening protocol can be incorporated into the regular primary care exam to expedite treatment and referral, and head off serious diabetes complications.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at high risk of cardiac abnormalities, study finds

Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has shown. Often the survivors were asymptomatic with cardiac abnormalities occurring at a younger age than usual, and the authors said that research into screening this group of patients was needed.1  
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almost 5 years ago
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Aneurysm screening 'helps thousands' - BBC News

Simple ultrasound scans have helped detect more than 10,000 aneurysms - potentially dangerous blood vessel problems - since a now UK-wide screening programme started in 2009.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Screening for Thymic and Bronchial Carcinoid Tumors in MEN1

Find out what the available evidence tell us about screening for thymic and bronchial carcinoid tumors in patients with MEN1.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Physician Communication Improves Diabetic Eye Exam Adherence

Written communication between ophthalmologists and primary care physicians improves patient follow-up adherence to diabetic eye screening, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)

One of the most common screening tests for helping an individual to determine his or her depression quotient, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression...  
counsellingresource.com
almost 5 years ago
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USPSTF: Statins for Adults Under 75 With Risk Factors

Evidence is still lacking on a recommendation for older adults, as well as for dyslipidemia screening in kids, according to a US Preventive Services Task Force report.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Women aged 50 to 74 should have mammogram every two years, say US guidelines

New guidelines from the United States Preventive Task Force confirm that women at average risk for breast cancer should have mammography screening every other year from age 50 to 74. The guidelines, together with 11 supporting studies and editorials, were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.1  
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almost 5 years ago
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Ovarian Cancer Screening: Resist the Temptation -- For Now

New findings from the UK show multimodal ovarian cancer screening to be highly effective in reducing mortality, but Dr Andrew Kaunitz urges clinicians to await guidelines for routine screening.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Declining PSA Screening Rates: Risky Business?

Are declining PSA screening rates placing men at risk? Dr Chodak discusses the latest opinions for and against routine screening.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Second test for Down’s syndrome is recommended for NHS

A second, non-invasive test for Down’s syndrome has been recommended to form part of the fetal anomaly screening programme in England. If the government approves the change it will mean fewer women will need to undergo invasive diagnostic tests, which carry a small associated risk of miscarriage.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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ACS/ASCO Releases New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Survivors CME/CE

: New American Cancer Society/American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines for breast cancer survivors do not support routine laboratory and imaging tests for asymptomatic women but advise screening.  
medscape.org
almost 5 years ago
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Pediatricians Slam USPSTF's 2015 Update on Language Screening

Statement failed to link proven positive outcomes with the early detection and intervention provided by regular broad-based developmental testing, critics say.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Cognitive Screening Tools in Multiple Sclerosis Revisited

This study evaluated the accuracy of an abbreviated screening tool for neuropsychological deficits in patients with MS. Did it compare favorably with the full battery of standard tests?  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Screening for MCI in Illiterate, Low-Educated Elderly Adults

Standard tools for cognitive assessment in older adults can be problematic in those who are ill-educated or illiterate, but a newly developed cognitive screening tool overcomes the obstacles.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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New bowel cancer screening test is recommended for England

A simpler, more sensitive home screening test for bowel cancer has been recommended for use in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme in England.  
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almost 5 years ago
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New bowel cancer screening test is recommended for England

A simpler, more sensitive home screening test for bowel cancer has been recommended for use in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme in England.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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New bowel cancer screening test is recommended for England

A simpler, more sensitive home screening test for bowel cancer has been recommended for use in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme in England.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Late Mortality in Pediatric Cancers Halved in Recent Decades

Less intense therapy plus careful follow-up screening halved the risk for late mortality over 3 decades in children who survive their cancer for more than 5 years.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago