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Otis Brawley—one of the first to question the value of screening

Otis Webb Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society and professor of oncology and epidemiology at Emory University, is a trailblazer. He has faced fierce criticism at times for his seemingly radical views, yet he has also won over many doctors, professional associations, and members of the public, who now embrace those views. It hasn’t always been easy going.  
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Otis Brawley—one of the first to question the value of screening

Otis Webb Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society and professor of oncology and epidemiology at Emory University, is a trailblazer. He has faced fierce criticism at times for his seemingly radical views, yet he has also won over many doctors, professional associations, and members of the public, who now embrace those views. It hasn’t always been easy going.  
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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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Otis Brawley—one of the first to question the value of screening

Otis Webb Brawley, chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society and professor of oncology and epidemiology at Emory University, is a trailblazer. He has faced fierce criticism at times for his seemingly radical views, yet he has also won over many doctors, professional associations, and members of the public, who now embrace those views. It hasn’t always been easy going.  
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USPSTF Advises Against COPD Screening in Asymptomatic Adults CME/CE

: In its updated guidelines, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends no screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in asymptomatic individuals.  
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over 4 years ago
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Apr 29 Cardiology News

ECG screening in athletes, warfarin for AF, sugar-sweetened beverages, CT-induced cancer treatment costs, and night-shift work are the topics discussed by John Mandrola in this week’s podcast.  
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over 4 years ago
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Prostate Screening Results Anticipated From Urology Meeting

Updates on trials in prostate cancer screening, male sexual dysfunction, and female incontinence will be showcased at the conference, and new clinical guidance documents will be released.  
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over 4 years ago
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Routine Nursing Screen Eradicates Pneumonia in Oncology Unit

By screening all patients for hospital-acquired pneumonia risk on admission to an oncology unit, nurses were able to introduce prevention measures to eliminate the infection.  
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over 4 years ago
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Management of Primary Aldosteronism: Guideline Update

The Endocrine Society updates recommendations calling for expanded screening for patients with primary aldosteronism, due to the significantly higher cardiovascular risk for such patients who go untreated.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Should We Be Treating Preoperative Patients for S aureus?

Commentary on a study published in the Annals of Surgery on the benefit of screening for S aureus in preoperative surgical patients.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Clinical Risk Tools for Predicting Osteoporosis in Women

This study compared the accuracy of four different screening tools to identify osteoporosis risk in younger women.  
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over 4 years ago
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Jury Still Out on Celiac Disease Screening, U.S. Doctors Say

There isn't enough evidence yet to say whether widespread screening for celiac disease makes sense, according to draft guidelines proposed by U.S. physicians.  
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over 4 years ago
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pre-op Screening and Post-op Care

Many patients with obstructive sleep apnea--both adult and pediatric--are undiagnosed before surgery, putting them at increased risk of complications. Should OSA screening be required before surgery?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Prostate Screening 'Wrongfully Convicted': PLCO Reanalysis

New evidence supports the idea that the USPSTF's prostate screening recommendations were ill-advised in the first place.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Slow Gait in Elderly Portends Cardiac Operative Mortality

Screening older adults with the 5-m gait-speed test may "highlight unrecognized risk" before cardiac surgery and serves as an independent predictor of operative mortality, experts report.  
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over 4 years ago
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Colon Cancer Screening Made Easier

What do you do when a patient refuses a colonoscopy? Dr David Johnson offers commentary on a new blood-based screening test for colon cancer.  
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over 4 years ago
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Is Colorectal Cancer on the Run?

The US incidence of CRC has declined by 40% since 1975. Contributory factors include screening, better treatment, and possibly use of aspirin and changes in gut microbiome reports Dr David Kerr.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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HPV Screening for Cervical Cancer With an Extended Interval

Are women less inclined to stay current with cervical cancer screening when the interval between screenings is increased?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery

After knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), people are at high risk of repeat injury to the same structure, but simple screening tests before going back to sports can reduce this risk, according to a Norwegian study.  
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over 4 years ago
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HCV: EHR Alert Increases Screening, Integration Into Care

Two new reports demonstrate the success of EHR alert-based screening programs for hepatitis C virus and improved integration into care among American Indian/Alaska Native populations.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago