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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  
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over 4 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 23-29 March

Since 2015 anyone under 18 identified with female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom must be reported to the police, but this mandatory reporting may not be the best way to reduce FGM, doctors said in PLOS Medicine.1 The authors said that the threat of prosecution “could potentially drive the problem of FGM even further underground” and that training health workers, educating at-risk women about FGM, and screening for FGM risk factors during antenatal care may be more effective.  
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over 4 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 23-29 March

Since 2015 anyone under 18 identified with female genital mutilation (FGM) in the United Kingdom must be reported to the police, but this mandatory reporting may not be the best way to reduce FGM, doctors said in PLOS Medicine.1 The authors said that the threat of prosecution “could potentially drive the problem of FGM even further underground” and that training health workers, educating at-risk women about FGM, and screening for FGM risk factors during antenatal care may be more effective.  
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over 4 years ago
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Cirrhosis Underrecognized in Hepatocellular Cancer Patients

Are clinicians properly screening their patients with cirrhosis for hepatocellular carcinoma, and how important is timely identification of disease?  
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over 4 years ago
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Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening Over 3 Years

Are patients assigned to an FOBT more likely to adhere to screening every 3 years than patients assigned to a colonoscopy, and how can clinicians encourage adherence to a screening method?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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A Dose of Reality in Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Some controversy remains regarding the adoption of wide-scale LDCT screening for lung cancer.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Can Time-Lapse Morphokinetics Improve Pregnancy Rates in IVF?

Dr Peter Kovacs reviews a recent study that compared conventional embryo screening with time-lapse kinetic monitoring.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Clears First Blood-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Test

The Epi proColon test is indicated for CRC screening in average-risk patients who opt not to be screened by colonoscopy or a stool-based fecal immunochemical test.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Studies Suggest Ways to Improve Gestational Diabetes Outcomes

Screening women earlier for gestational diabetes and treating those who meet lower diagnostic criteria may reduce adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes, according to two new studies.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Screening Moms for Depression: A Job for Pediatrics

Less than one half of pediatric providers screen for maternal depression during a child's visit. How can this be improved?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Data on benefits of screening for sudden cardiac death are withheld

An Italian researcher who led the only group that has shown that screening young people reduces sudden cardiac death has refused to share the group’s data with other researchers and England’s health secretary.  
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Data on benefits of screening for sudden cardiac death are withheld

An Italian researcher who led the only group that has shown that screening young people reduces sudden cardiac death has refused to share the group’s data with other researchers and England’s health secretary.  
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Preventing sudden cardiac death in athletes

Sudden cardiac death is a tragic complication of several underlying heart diseases.1 In young people (<35 years), particularly athletes, genetic heart diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are a major cause.2 Few question the importance of developing effective measures to help prevent sudden cardiac deaths in athletes worldwide, but much controversy exists about whether preparticipation screening of athletes is effective in reducing risk .  
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over 4 years ago
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Screening MRI in Women With a History of Breast Cancer

When is MRI a better option than mammography for breast cancer surveillance?  
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over 4 years ago
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Harms and benefits of screening young people to prevent sudden cardiac death

Sudden cardiac death of young athletes needs to be avoided but does screening really help? Hans Van Brabandt and colleagues look at the evidence  
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Apr 22 Cardiology News

The FDA’s decision on niacin and fenofibric acid, inappropriate carotid screening, same day discharge PCI, gender differences in testing for CAD, and obesity in adolescents are reviewed this week.  
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over 4 years ago
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Review Recommends Skipping Sudden Cardiac Death Screening in Young Athletes

Everyone agrees that sudden cardiac death should be avoided in young athletes, but two new reports take divergent views on whether preparticipation screening can accomplish this.  
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over 4 years ago
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Screening for mental problems in people presenting with hypertension and comorbidities

The authors provided good guidance on the complexities of managing hypertension with associated chronic comorbid physical conditions, such as kidney disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart failure.1  
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Screening for mental problems in people presenting with hypertension and comorbidities

The authors provided good guidance on the complexities of managing hypertension with associated chronic comorbid physical conditions, such as kidney disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart failure.1  
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over 4 years ago