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Reader Poll: Do You Counsel Female Patients About Alcohol Use?

To prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the CDC urges physicians to conduct regular alcohol screening and talk with women about birth control.  
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over 4 years ago
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USPSTF Recommends Depression Screening for Older Adolescents

Adolescents aged 12 to 18 years should be screened for major depressive disorder when adequate care systems are in place, according to the USPSTF.  
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over 4 years ago
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Atypical glandular cells on cervical cytology

“How worried should I be?” is what women often ask when told that their screening cervical cytology result is abnormal. Unfortunately, when the result indicates atypical glandular cells (AGC), it is difficult to answer this question with certainty. The study by Wang and colleagues,1 assessing the short and long term risk of cervical cancer after detection of AGC from cervical smear tests in Sweden, provides useful information. The team examined the risk of cervical cancer up to 15 years after a first finding of AGC in a cohort of over three million women. The large sample makes it possible to provide precise estimates of risk following this rare diagnostic category. Glandular pathologies are difficult to diagnose and may be under-ascertained in the short term, making studies with longitudinal assessment and minimal losses to follow-up essential. The fact …  
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over 4 years ago
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Risk of invasive cervical cancer after atypical glandular cells in cervical screening: nationwide cohort study

Objectives To investigate the risks of invasive cervical cancer after detection of atypical glandular cells (AGC) during cervical screening.  
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over 4 years ago
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Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak

CDC's recommendations for pregnant women considering travel to an area with Zika virus, and recommendations for screening and management of pregnant returning travelers, are presented in this brief.  
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over 4 years ago
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Asthma Linked to Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Individuals with asthma face an increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and rupture, according to data from the Danish National Registry of Patients (DNRP) and the Viborg Vascular (VIVA) screening trial.  
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over 4 years ago
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Electronic Health Record Data May Sharpen Diabetes Screening

A "big-data" study finds potentially new risk factors for type 2 diabetes that could improve patient detection without increasing costs.  
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over 4 years ago
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'Insufficient' Evidence to Support Widespread Autism Screening

A final USPSTF recommendation states that there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine autism screening in asymptomatic children.  
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over 4 years ago
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Hepatitis C alert for 8,000 UK surgical patients - BBC News

More than 8,000 people who were treated by a surgeon diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2008 are offered screening for the infection.  
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over 4 years ago
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Canadian Task Force Recommends Stool Testing Over Colonoscopy for Screening

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) recommends against colonoscopy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening of asymptomatic adults, favoring instead guaiac fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT), fecal immunochemical testing (FIT), or flexible sigmoidoscopy.  
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over 4 years ago
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'Silent Majority' of Young Nonathletes Also at Risk for SCD

Although the data "raise ethical considerations" about limiting screenings to competitive athletes only, experts admit that "we can't screen everybody." Still, they note several possible solutions.  
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over 4 years ago
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Anti-RNA Polymerase Antibodies Heighten Cancer Risk

Synchronous cancers are more common in patients with systemic sclerosis who have anti-RNA antibodies, so EUSTAR investigators recommend screening these patients.  
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over 4 years ago
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Evaluation of Routine HIV Opt-Out Screening and Continuum of Care Services Following Entry into Eight Prison Reception Centers — California, 2012 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
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over 4 years ago
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USPSTF: Insufficient Data for Vision Screening in Adults

USPSTF update said trials show that screening in asymptomatic older adults does not improve patient outcomes and may come with harms.  
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over 4 years ago
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Updates on Recommendations for STI Treatments & Empiric Therapy: When to Treat and What to Treat Depending on your Patient - emdocs

It is essential for Emergency Physicians to know the standard of care for sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatments, as patients often present to Emergency Departments for evaluation and treatment shortly after exposure to these diseases. The Emergency Department provides patients with rapid screening, diagnosis, treatment regimens, and access to outpatient follow up.  
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over 4 years ago
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USPSTF Releases Updated Treatment Guidelines for Depression CME/CE

: The US Preventive Services Task Force has expanded its recommendations on depression screening in adults by including pregnant and postpartum women in its updated guidelines.  
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over 4 years ago
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Higher Rates of PSA Screening in Black vs White Men

Despite conflicting guidelines, black men aged 45 to 60 years have a higher likelihood of PSA screening compared with white men, especially if they have a higher education level, a new study showed.  
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over 4 years ago
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Long-term Aspirin Tied to Small Drop in Overall Cancer Risk

Long-term low-dose aspirin could decrease the risk for cancer, especially colorectal cancer; aspirin may also benefit patients who receive CRC screening and have even greater impact on those who don't.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Adjunct Screening Identifies More Cancers in Dense Breasts

Adjunct screening with tomosynthesis or ultrasound may detect more cancers in women with dense breast tissue.  
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over 4 years ago
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Many Parents Unaware of Newborn Hearing Screenings

Many parents don't remember if their children were tested for hearing loss at birth, a new study found.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago