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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818963/uspstf-is-unable-to-recommend-for-or-against-lipid-screening-to-identify-multifactorial-dyslipidaemia-in-childhood-no-recommendation-is-not-without-consequences
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REVIEW
Sarah D de Ferranti, Radley C Sheldrick
Paediatric lipid screening has been recommended for decades to identify youth at increased risk for early atherosclerotic disease but is controversial and not universally adopted. A 2016 review by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found inadequate evidence to recommend for or against lipid screening in childhood. In this Perspective article, we examine this controversial and important topic more broadly. We consider whether the USPSTF framework is asking the right questions, and whether the answers to these questions should be valued equally, whether the USPSTF questions are answerable and by what types of evidence and whether the burden of proof is appropriate...
August 17, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805475/menopausal-hormone-therapy-for-primary-prevention-why-the-uspstf-is-wrong
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R D Langer, J A Simon, A Pines, R A Lobo, H N Hodis, J H Pickar, D F Archer, P M Sarrel, W H Utian
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Draft Recommendation statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Primary Prevention for Chronic Diseases, released in May 2017, perpetuates a major disconnect between the primary population affected, women within roughly 10 years of menopause, and the data cited. Furthermore, major elements of the evidence relied upon have been misinterpreted or misstated, particularly in regard to coronary heart disease and breast cancer, for which there is no statistically significant evidence of harm...
August 14, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796758/recommendations-for-hiv-screening-of-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-united-states-2017
#3
Elizabeth A DiNenno, Joseph Prejean, Kathleen Irwin, Kevin P Delaney, Kristina Bowles, Tricia Martin, Amrita Tailor, Gema Dumitru, Mary M Mullins, Angela B Hutchinson, Amy Lansky
CDC's 2006 recommendations for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing state that all persons aged 13-64 years should be screened for HIV at least once, and that persons at higher risk for HIV infection, including sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), should be rescreened at least annually (1). Authors of reports published since 2006, including CDC (2), suggested that MSM, a group that is at highest risk for HIV infection, might benefit from being screened more frequently than once each year...
August 11, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789659/consistency-and-sources-of-divergence-in-recommendations-on-screening-with-questionnaires-for-presently-experienced-health-problems-or-symptoms-a-comparison-of-recommendations-from-the-canadian-task-force-on-preventive-health-care-uk-national-screening-committee
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Brett D Thombs, Nazanin Saadat, Kira E Riehm, Justin Michael Karter, Akansha Vaswani, Bonnie K Andrews, Peter Simons, Lisa Cosgrove
BACKGROUND: Recently, health screening recommendations have gone beyond screening for early-stage, asymptomatic disease to include "screening" for presently experienced health problems and symptoms using self-report questionnaires. We examined recommendations from three major national guideline organizations to determine the consistency of recommendations, identify sources of divergent recommendations, and determine if guideline organizations have identified any direct randomized controlled trial (RCT) evidence for the effectiveness of questionnaire-based screening...
August 9, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753893/contemporary-trends-in-the-incidence-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-among-us-men-results-from-nationwide-analyses
#5
Deepansh Dalela, Maxine Sun, Mireya Diaz, Patrick Karabon, Thomas Seisen, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Mani Menon, Firas Abdollah
Studies have noted contrasting findings with regard to the contemporary incidence of metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) in the USA, especially in light of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in recent years. We used data from the 18 population- based tumor registries of the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) 2004-2013 database to study trends in the incidence of metastatic PCa among men stratified by age and race...
May 12, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736250/change-in-prostate-cancer-presentation-coinciding-with-uspstf-screening-recommendations-at-a-community-based-urology-practice
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Franklin D Gaylis, Jae E Choi, Zachary Hamilton, Paul Dato, Edward Cohen, Renee Calabrese, Hilary Prime, Aaron Rosenbaum, Andrew Karim Kader
OBJECTIVE: The benefits of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based prostate cancer screening are controversial. We sought to determine the change in prostate cancer presentation coinciding with the release of the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommendations against screening in a high-volume community-based urology practice. METHODS: Characteristics of men presenting for an elevated PSA at a community urology practice from August 2011 to August 2015 were queried from a prospectively collected database...
July 20, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704234/ce-tuberculosis-a-new-screening-recommendation-and-an-expanded-approach-to-elimination-in-the-united-states
#7
John Parmer, Leeanna Allen, Wanda Walton
: Nurses play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis and in the prevention of tuberculosis transmission through infection control practices. To eliminate tuberculosis in the United States, however, an expanded approach to testing and treating people with latent tuberculosis infection must be implemented. Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a new recommendation statement on latent tuberculosis infection testing that expands nurses' opportunities to identify at-risk populations for tuberculosis prevention...
August 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702814/evaluating-the-impact-of-varied-compliance-to-lung-cancer-screening-recommendations-using-a-microsimulation-model
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Summer S Han, S Ayca Erdogan, Iakovos Toumazis, Ann Leung, Sylvia K Plevritis
BACKGROUND: The US preventive services task force (USPSTF) recently recommended that individuals aged 55-80 with heavy smoking history be annually screened by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), thereby extending the stopping age from 74 to 80 compared to the national lung screening trial (NLST) entry criterion. This decision was made partly with model-based analyses from cancer intervention and surveillance modeling network (CISNET), which assumed perfect compliance to screening. METHODS: As part of CISNET, we developed a microsimulation model for lung cancer (LC) screening and calibrated and validated it using data from NLST and the prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancer screening trial (PLCO), respectively...
July 12, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697260/behavioral-counseling-to-promote-a-healthful-diet-and-physical-activity-for-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-adults-without-cardiovascular-risk-factors-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Adults who adhere to national guidelines for a healthful diet and physical activity have lower rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than those who do not. All persons, regardless of their risk status for cardiovascular disease (CVD), can gain health benefits from healthy eating behaviors and appropriate physical activity. Objective: To update the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for cardiovascular disease prevention among adults without obesity who do not have cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes)...
July 11, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652090/the-effect-of-primary-care-physician-knowledge-of-lung-cancer-screening-guidelines-on-perceptions-and-utilization-of-low-dose-computed-tomography
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Dan J Raz, Geena X Wu, Martin Consunji, Rebecca A Nelson, Heeyoung Kim, Can-Lan Sun, Virginia Sun, Jae Y Kim
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in high-risk patients, but a minority of eligible people are screened. It is not clear whether knowledge of USPSTF recommendations among primary care physicians (PCP) affects utilization of LDCT. METHODS: A randomly selected sample of 1384 PCPs in Los Angeles County was surveyed between January and October 2015, using surveys sent by mail, fax, and e-mail...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637439/a-qualitative-analysis-of-smokers-perceptions-about-lung-cancer-screening
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Lindsay Gressard, Amy S DeGroff, Thomas B Richards, Stephanie Melillo, Julia Kish-Doto, Christina L Heminger, Elizabeth A Rohan, Kristine Gabuten Allen
BACKGROUND: In 2013, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) began recommending lung cancer screening for high risk smokers aged 55-80 years using low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan. In light of these updated recommendations, there is a need to understand smokers' knowledge of and experiences with lung cancer screening in order to inform the design of patient education and tobacco cessation programs. The purpose of this study is to describe results of a qualitative study examining smokers' perceptions around lung cancer screening tests...
June 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634527/an-atypical-presentation-of-a-re-emerging-disease
#12
Michael Hunter, Patrick Brine
Often referred to as 'The Great Mimicker', syphilis infections have been on the rise since 2000 including cases of primary and secondary syphilis where 19,999 were reported in the USA in 2014. ​​The increase in cases has led the USPSTF to recommend screening for syphilis infection in persons who are at increased risk of infection. ​​Changes in screening and re-emergence of the disease necessitates review of the multitude of circumstances a patient can present for care. Immunocompetent patients begin to show classic symptoms within 10-90 days following infection with the spirochete...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632874/screening-for-obesity-in-children-and-adolescents-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Based on year 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts, approximately 17% of children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years in the United States have obesity, and almost 32% of children and adolescents are overweight or have obesity. Obesity in children and adolescents is associated with morbidity such as mental health and psychological issues, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, orthopedic problems, and adverse cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes (eg, high blood pressure, abnormal lipid levels, and insulin resistance)...
June 20, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632843/the-promise-and-opportunities-for-screening-and-treating-childhood-obesity-uspstf-recommendation-statement
#14
Teresa Quattrin, Denise E Wilfley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630975/guideline-uspstf-makes-no-recommendation-for-pelvic-exams-to-screen-for-gynecologic-conditions-in-asymptomatic-women
#15
Brian Budenholzer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630806/prevalence-and-barriers-to-lung-cancer-screening-in-karachi-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-smokers-and-physicians
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Aleeza Abbasi, Rabbia Siddiqi, Aatika Owais, Tooba Laeeq, Sara N Ali, Zonaira Mushahid, Syed M Ahsan, Aliya S Jatoi, Aleena Abbasi, Ifrah Butt, Ruba Ali, Maham Abbasi, Syeda Naintara N Jaffri, Mariam Jabir, Hajra Khanani, Kaneez Fatima
BACKGROUND: Early detection of lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can potentially reduce morbidity and mortality. However, LDCT for lung cancer screening, especially in low income countries, has been underutilized. The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and the potential personal, social, and economic barriers of lung cancer screening using LDCT. METHODS: A total sample of 156 smokers and 200 general physicians was collected during December 2016-February 2017 from community settings in Karachi, Pakistan...
May 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628426/the-uspstf-and-screening-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-dispelling-misconceptions
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EDITORIAL
Reena Mehra, Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625690/what-have-patients-been-hearing-from-providers-since-the-2012-uspstf-recommendation-against-routine-prostate-cancer-screening
#18
Mohammad Rifat Haider, Zaina P Qureshi, Ronnie Horner, Daniela B Friedman, Charles Bennett
BACKGROUND: In this study we aimed to determine the relationship between prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-related information obtained from the provider and PSA test uptake. With recent focus on patient-provider communication (PC) and the guidelines recommending against PSA tests for prostate cancer (PCa), PC regarding the PSA test might affect PSA screening rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the fourth edition of the Health Information National Trends Survey, a nationally-representative US survey on the use of cancer-related information...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620736/revisiting-prostate-cancer-screening-practices-among-vermont-primary-care-physicians
#19
Laura Donnelly, Kevan M Sternberg, Takamaru Ashikaga, Mark K Plante, Scott D Perrapato
The objective of this study was to assess the prostate cancer screening practices of Vermont primary care physicians and compare them with a prior study in 2001. An electronic survey was created and emailed to all currently practicing primary care physicians in Vermont. Data was stratified by practice length, practice location, university affiliation, and internal medicine versus family practice. Surveys were received from 123 (27.2%) primary care physicians. 27.7% of physicians in practice <10 years recommended prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, compared with 55...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607501/prostate-cancer-draft-uspstf-2017-recommendation-on-psa-testing-a-sea-change
#20
Theodorus H Van der Kwast, Monique J Roobol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
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