Screening

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.

Panel Recommends Improvements in Estrogen Testing Accuracy

Panel Recommends Improvements in Estrogen Testing Accuracy

Unreliable estrogen measurements have had a negative impact on the treatment of and research into many hormone-related cancers and chronic conditions. To improve patient care, a panel of medical experts has called for accurate, standardized estrogen testing methods in a statement published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism (JCEM).

Most Clinical "Calculators" Overestimate Heart Attack Risk

Most Clinical "Calculators" Overestimate Heart Attack Risk

Most "risk calculators" used by clinicians to gauge a patient's chances of suffering a heart attack and guide treatment decisions appear to significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart attack, according to results of a study by investigators at Johns Hopkins and other institutions.

Novel Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

Novel Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

New research out of NYU Langone Medical Center could move the medical community one step closer toward effectively detecting concussions and quantifying their severity.

New Findings Show Chronic High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Glaucoma

New Findings Show Chronic High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Glaucoma

Glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness in the world, is a condition that occurs when too much pressure builds up inside the eye. This excess pressure pushes back against blood trying to enter the eye, resulting in vision loss.

Rapid Heme Panel Speeds Treatment Decisions for Blood Cancer Patients

Rapid Heme Panel Speeds Treatment Decisions for Blood Cancer Patients

For patients with aggressive types of leukemia and other blood cancers, quickly identifying and starting the right treatment can make all the difference.

EPO May Help Reduce Risk of Brain Abnormalities in Preterm Infants

EPO May Help Reduce Risk of Brain Abnormalities in Preterm Infants

High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

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