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Echo Case: What the Echo Doesn't See

A preemployment medical screening reveals an enlargement of the cardiac silhouette. Find out what's up in this unusual case from Dr Wharton.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Lynch Relatives Show Poor Awareness of Need for Monitoring

In a recent study, few patients whose families met clinical criteria for hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer had undergone genetic testing, and only a small percentage of their doctors had given them appropriate screening recommendations.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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USPSTF States "Insufficient Evidence" for Autism Screening CME/CE

: Current evidence is insufficient to weigh the balance of benefits vs harms of routine screening for autism spectrum disorder in young children, according to the US Preventive Services Task Force.  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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Do Nonathletes Have a Higher Risk for SCD Than Athletes? CME/CE

: A forensic registry study shows that cardiac screening is limited to young athletes, but are we missing the majority of cases in young people who are not athletes?  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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Coronary artery disease: screen or treat?

The central argument of The Widowmaker, a controversial US documentary attacking interventional cardiologists,1 is that computed tomographic (CT) calcium scoring could be used to screen the apparently healthy population and prevent thousands of deaths from heart attack. However, screening is not prevention; it is a method of rationing preventive interventions that would be too unpleasant or expensive to offer to all. The scans themselves are not treatment; they do not prolong lives.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Coronary artery disease: screen or treat?

The central argument of The Widowmaker, a controversial US documentary attacking interventional cardiologists,1 is that computed tomographic (CT) calcium scoring could be used to screen the apparently healthy population and prevent thousands of deaths from heart attack. However, screening is not prevention; it is a method of rationing preventive interventions that would be too unpleasant or expensive to offer to all. The scans themselves are not treatment; they do not prolong lives.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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A Focus on Hepatitis C: Cascade of Care

In the first part of this three-part series on hepatitis C, Dr William Balistreri discusses the prevalence of this infection, screening methods, and access and barriers to care.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Screening for Lynch Syndrome: An Audit and Cost Analysis

This report assessed the potential financial impact of routinely screening colorectal cancer patients for Lynch syndrome. Could it save money in the long run?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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STI Screening Advocated for Pediatric EDs

Screening for sexually transmitted infections in a pediatric emergency department (PED) could help identify those who are infected despite lack of symptoms, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio report.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Fall in PSA Screening Resulting in More Advanced Disease

Early signs of delayed diagnoses and prediction of more to come.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Only Conservative Use of PSA Testing Is Cost-effective

Infrequent screening for prostate cancer and conservative referral for biopsy are the only cost-effective strategies for prostate cancer management.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Gothenburg PSA Study Shows Impact of Screening Cessation

The latest results from the Gothenburg trial of prostate cancer screening, which showed that PSA testing reduced mortality, are now out to 18 years.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Prostate Cancer STHLM3 Screening Algorithm Put to the Test

Compared with current screening, the multiplex tool reduces biopsies while increasing detection of significant cancer.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Is Misdiagnosis Inevitable?

Although many experts say that doctors have room for improvement in making diagnoses, such factors as rare diseases, atypical presentations, and imperfect screening tests make that less likely.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Genetic Test May Identify CRC Risk in 'Normals'

A study describes a genetic 'signature' able to identify normal individuals at higher and lower risk of developing colorectal cancer--which has strong implications for screening, says Dr David Kerr.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Global Cancer Disparities and the Need for New Initiatives

In much of the world, a diagnosis of cancer remains a death sentence. How can we overcome global cancer disparities to get individuals the screening and treatment they need?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Screen all for depression

Major depressive disorder is a ubiquitous and often devastating condition. It accounts for 2.5% of disability adjusted life years worldwide1 and is the most common mental illness in people who die from suicide.2 In January 2016, the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued updated recommendations calling for universal screening of adults for depression. This was based on its systematic review of five trials with a total of 2924 participants that examined screening in general adult populations.3 The task force concluded that “treatment of adults and older adults with depression identified through screening in primary care settings with antidepressants, psychotherapy, or both decreases clinical morbidity” and that the benefits of screening outweighed its harms.3 This recommendation goes further than those from countries such as the United Kingdom and Canada, where guidelines suggest that clinicians be alert to possible depression, particularly in …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Proven Screening Tool for Alcohol Abuse Underutilized

Time may be the biggest barrier to screening and intervention for alcohol abuse, experts say.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Reminder letters for bowel screening tests improve uptake

Only four in 10 people aged 55 currently accept the offer of a one-off flexible sigmoidoscopy screening test under NHS England’s bowel scope screening programme, but a reminder letter can boost uptake, a study published in the British Journal of Cancer shows.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Reminder letters for bowel screening tests improve uptake

Only four in 10 people aged 55 currently accept the offer of a one-off flexible sigmoidoscopy screening test under NHS England’s bowel scope screening programme, but a reminder letter can boost uptake, a study published in the British Journal of Cancer shows.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago