Screening

Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening Not Recommended by USPSTF

Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening Not Recommended by USPSTF

The US Preventive Services Task Force reaffirms guidelines it issued in 1996 and 2016.

Discrepancy in Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women With Mental Illness

Discrepancy in Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women With Mental Illness

Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says.

<i>BRCA</i> Mutation Screening More Prevalent in Unaffected Women

BRCA Mutation Screening More Prevalent in Unaffected Women

From 2004 to 2014, there was a greater percent of testing in unaffected women versus cancer patients.

Hepatitis C Screening Rates for Baby Boomers Remain Low

Hepatitis C Screening Rates for Baby Boomers Remain Low

Screening rates remain low despite recommendations, researchers say.

Physician Counseling Helps Patients Decide on Lung Cancer Screening

Physician Counseling Helps Patients Decide on Lung Cancer Screening

Patient knowledge of eligibility criteria, benefits and harms of screening was improved.

Cancer Screening Below <i>Healthy People 2020</i> Health Targets

Cancer Screening Below Healthy People 2020 Health Targets

From 2000 to 2015, there were increases in CRC screening use, but not in breast nor cervical cancer screening.

Colorectal Cancer Rates and Mortality Drops in Adults Aged <50

Colorectal Cancer Rates and Mortality Drops in Adults Aged <50

The report suggests higher screening rates explains the positive trend.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

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More research is needed to determine the downstream effects of applying such a prediction model to the general population.

More Screening for BRCA Gene Needed for High-Risk Women

More Screening for BRCA Gene Needed for High-Risk Women

Only half get the BRCA screen, and more than half of those who don't say doctors ever recommended it.

HCC Screenings in Cirrhosis Improve With Outreach Strategies

HCC Screenings in Cirrhosis Improve With Outreach Strategies

There was no difference in proportion of those undergoing screening with mailed invitation with or without navigation.

Additional Newborn Screening Tests for Metabolic Disorders Approved by FDA

Additional Newborn Screening Tests for Metabolic Disorders Approved by FDA

These detect Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1, Pompe, Gaucher and Fabry.

More Lung Cancer Screenings Needed for Smokers

More Lung Cancer Screenings Needed for Smokers

The American Cancer Society says that such testing could cut mortality rate by 20%.

Insufficient Evidence to Screen for OSA in Asymptomatic Patients

Insufficient Evidence to Screen for OSA in Asymptomatic Patients

There is not enough data to advise for or against such screening, USPSTF says.

More HIV Screening Needed for Severe Mentally Ill Patients

More HIV Screening Needed for Severe Mentally Ill Patients

Rates of infection are up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates are similar to those without psychiatric issues.

Masked Hypertension in Nearly 17 Million American Adults

Masked Hypertension in Nearly 17 Million American Adults

Masked hypertension is more common among males, those with diabetes and older adults.

Breast Cancer Screenings Increase Since ACA Initiation

Breast Cancer Screenings Increase Since ACA Initiation

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy -- even among the poor.

Routine HSV Screening Not Recommended by USPSTF

Routine HSV Screening Not Recommended by USPSTF

A high proportion of false-positive results and psychological harms are associated with HSV screenings.

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

The year-long study period showed that the intervention group had a testing rate of 63.7%, compared to the comparison group of 42%.

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Obesity Screening in Children

USPSTF Updates Recommendations for Obesity Screening in Children

The US Preventive Services Task Force fine-tunes their 2010 obesity screening recommendations.

Cervical CA Screening Needed Less Frequently in Women with HPV Vaccines

Cervical CA Screening Needed Less Frequently in Women with HPV Vaccines

Less cervical cancer screenings in women with the HPV vaccine could reduce the risk of false-positives and may help save money.

USPSTF Recommends Preeclampsia Screening with Periodic BP Measurements

USPSTF Recommends Preeclampsia Screening with Periodic BP Measurements

The USPSTF suggests that there is substantial net benefit for preeclampsia screening with BP measurements throughout pregnancy.

Mammogram Screening Associated With Higher Rates of Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

Mammogram Screening Associated With Higher Rates of Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

Researchers say the reduction in breast cancer mortality is based on better treatments as opposed to earlier detection.

Whole Blood Pathogen-Reduction System Shown to Decrease Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria

Whole Blood Pathogen-Reduction System Shown to Decrease Transfusion-Transmitted Malaria

This study shows that Plasmodium inactivation in whole blood significantly reduces incidence of transfusion-transmitted malaria in patients.

AAFP Lowers Grade Recommendation for Colorectal Cancer Screening Compared to USPSTF

AAFP Lowers Grade Recommendation for Colorectal Cancer Screening Compared to USPSTF

According to the AAFP, CRC screening has been lowered to a grade B recommendation, while the USPSTF maintain its grade A recommendation.

Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening Now Recommended by USPSTF

Latent Tuberculosis Infection Screening Now Recommended by USPSTF

According to the USPSTF, high-risk populations are now recommended to be screened for latent TB infections.

Skilled Radiologists Proven To Detect Breast Cancer In Less Than One Second

Skilled Radiologists Proven To Detect Breast Cancer In Less Than One Second

According to a recent study, skilled radiologists have been found to detect abnormalities in mammograms in less than one second.

Different Types of Child Abuse: Similar Consequences

Different Types of Child Abuse: Similar Consequences

Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain.

Comparing Total Body Examination vs. Lesion-directed Skin Cancer Screenings

Comparing Total Body Examination vs. Lesion-directed Skin Cancer Screenings

Total-body examination found a higher absolute number of skin cancers but lesion-directed screening performed by a dermatologist appeared to be an acceptable alternative screening method in a Belgian study, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology.

Differences Found Between Smokers and Non-Smokers Who Develop Lung Cancer

Differences Found Between Smokers and Non-Smokers Who Develop Lung Cancer

Tobacco smoke is known to be the main risk factor for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), although non-smokers can get it too. The incidence among non-smokers is increasing in many countries. Now a group of Portuguese researchers has found significant differences in clinical particularities and survival between smokers and non-smokers who develop NSCLC.

New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Improves Colonoscopy Screening Results

New Blood Test for Colon Cancer Improves Colonoscopy Screening Results

Canadian researchers have found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer.

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