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Are CDC Hepatitis Screening Recommendations Effective? CME/CE

: Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for one-time hepatitis C virus screening in those born from 1945-1965 without risk factors might miss one-quarter of infections.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Screening for prostate cancer: time to put all the data on the table

Ian Haines and colleagues call for access to all the publicly funded clinical trial data from two major trials to settle the controversies around screening for prostate cancer with prostate specific antigen  
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over 3 years ago
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Screening for prostate cancer: time to put all the data on the table

Ian Haines and colleagues call for access to all the publicly funded clinical trial data from two major trials to settle the controversies around screening for prostate cancer with prostate specific antigen  
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over 3 years ago
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Early Results of Type 1 Diabetes Screening Encouraging

Of children tested for pre-type 1 diabetes autoantibodies, none have developed diabetic ketoacidosis, suggesting that early screening might be a feasible public-health approach to managing the disease.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pulse Ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns

Stephen Kaine relates how the United States has implemented universal screening for critical congenital heart disease in newborn infants.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pregnancy: Universal Depression Screening Effective, Feasible

According to a new study, universal prenatal and postpartum screening for depression is feasible and can result in high levels of mental healthcare use among women who screen positive.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in children

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) was previously known as “adult PKD” because most cases come to medical attention during adulthood. However, clinically important morbidity such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease occurs much earlier. Screening children could detect those affected, and randomised controlled trials show that early intervention reduces disease progression. Despite this, very few children from families with the condition are currently assessed in the United Kingdom.  
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over 3 years ago
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Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in children

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) was previously known as “adult PKD” because most cases come to medical attention during adulthood. However, clinically important morbidity such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease occurs much earlier. Screening children could detect those affected, and randomised controlled trials show that early intervention reduces disease progression. Despite this, very few children from families with the condition are currently assessed in the United Kingdom.  
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over 3 years ago
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Initiative Curbs ED Urinary Catheterization in Febrile Kids

Screening of urine bag specimens for urinary tract infections (UTIs) can obviate catheterization in many very young febrile emergency department (ED) patients, according to Pennsylvania-based researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Primary Care

Adverse childhood experiences can impact health status in adulthood. Is it feasible to screen adult patients for such experiences during routine family medicine office visits?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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USPSTF Now Recommends Syphilis Screening in At-Risk Persons

USPSTF finds convincing evidence that screening among asymptomatic people in this group has substantial benefit. Editorialist says control in the US is within reach, despite recent increases in case numbers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cardiovascular screening to reduce the burden from cardiovascular disease: microsimulation study to quantify policy options

Objectives To estimate the potential impact of universal screening for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (National Health Service Health Checks) on disease burden and socioeconomic inequalities in health in England, and to compare universal screening with alternative feasible strategies.  
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over 3 years ago
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Chronic Kidney Disease Progression on Tenofovir Regimens

Read why there is a critical need for screening and monitoring of kidney dysfunction in HIV disease management.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Women over 50 'putting off cervical screening test' - BBC News

One in three women over 50 has delayed or not attended their cervical screening test which should take place every five years, according to a survey from a cervical cancer charity.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Knowledge About LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Low

A small survey of South Carolina family physicians found reluctance in referring high-risk patients for LDCT screening despite multiple professional organizations' recommendations.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Maternal Serum Screening (MSS)

This video explains which conditions this blood test can screen for and the benefits and drawbacks of the screening.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Screening (cfDNA Screening)

This video describes the pros and cons of this test (sometimes called “noninvasive prenatal screening” or “the gender test”). It also explains what condition...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago