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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704234/ce-tuberculosis-a-new-screening-recommendation-and-an-expanded-approach-to-elimination-in-the-united-states
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John Parmer, Leeanna Allen, Wanda Walton
A review of risk assessment, testing, and treatment. ABSTRACT: 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...
July 12, 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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#8
Teresa Quattrin, Denise E Wilfley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 20, 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
#9
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
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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
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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
#14
Theodorus H Van der Kwast, Monique J Roobol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575258/examination-of-chronic-smoking-behavior-and-eligibility-for-low-dose-computed-tomography-for-lung-cancer-screening-among-older-chinese-male-smokers
#15
Chien-Ching Li, Alicia K Matthews, XinQi Dong
Background: Low-dose computed tomography lung cancer (LDCT) screening is an effective way to decrease lung cancer mortality. Both Medicare and private insurers offer coverage of LDCT screening to beneficiaries who are at high risk of developing lung cancer. In this study, we examined rates and predictors of chronic smoking behavior and eligibility for coverage of LDCT screening among older Chinese men living in the greater Chicago area. Methods: Data were obtained from the Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago, a population-based survey of community-dwelling, older Chinese adults in the Chicago metropolitan area...
July 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556464/tobacco-harms-nicotine-pharmacology-and-pharmacologic-tobacco-cessation-interventions-for-women
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REVIEW
L Kim Baraona, Dawn Lovelace, Julie L Daniels, Linda McDaniel
Firsthand and secondhand tobacco use is linked to a multitude of harmful illnesses, adverse perinatal outcomes, and death. Cessation attempts among women may be hampered by their unique biologic response to nicotine. Current research has revealed epigenetic changes from intrauterine nicotine exposure that have intergenerational consequences. Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of various pharmacologic tobacco cessation interventions in conjunction with behavioral counseling. Based on this evidence, the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2015 guideline recommends pharmacologic therapy for all nonpregnant persons who smoke in addition to behavioral counseling...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552708/recent-changes-in-prostate-cancer-screening-practices-and-prostate-cancer-epidemiology
#17
REVIEW
Daniel J Lee, Katherine Mallin, Amy J Graves, Sam S Chang, David F Penson, Matthew J Resnick, Daniel A Barocas
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) based screening for prostate cancer has had a significant impact on the epidemiology of the disease. Its use has been associated with a significant reduction in prostate cancer mortality, but has also resulted in the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of indolent prostate cancer, exposing many men to the harms of treatment without benefit. The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) issued a recommendation against screening men over 75 in 2008, and against routine screening for all men in 2012, indicating that, in their interpretation, the harms of screening outweigh the benefits...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544048/use-of-electronic-health-record-clinical-decision-support-tool-for-hcv-birth-cohort-screening
#18
David N Fitch, Ajay Dharod, Claudia L Campos, Marina Núñez
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended one-time HCV testing for all patients in the 1945-1965 birth cohort, given the high hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence in this group [1]. In response, various interventions differing in complexity and cost have been developed. Goel et al, evaluated a multifaceted intervention sequentially implemented and report poor response to the electronic health record (EHR) alert and a very successful HCV screening, increased by 137%, after adding other tools including physician education, data feedback, and patient navigation [2]...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528171/accountable-care-organizations-and-the-use-of-cancer-screening
#19
Christian P Meyer, Anna Krasnova, Jesse D Sammon, Stuart R Lipsitz, Joel S Weissman, Maxine Sun, Quoc-Dien Trinh
Cancer preventive services, when used appropriately, result in improved health, better quality of life and decreased costs. For these reasons, cancer preventive services represent important priorities within the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among the many provisions to improve access to preventive services the ACA introduced Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as trajectory to deliver coordinated, high-quality care. In order to evaluate this benchmark, we analyzed (in 2016/Boston) screening prevalence of breast cancer, a recommended screening test according to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and prostate cancer, for which screening is no longer recommended by the USPSTF, among traditional Medicare beneficiaries and those enrolled in ACOs...
August 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522927/prostate-biopsy-characteristics-a-comparison-between-pre-and-post-united-states-preventive-service-task-force-prostate-cancer-screening-guidelines-of-2012
#20
Navin Shah, Thomas Huebner, Vladimir Ioffe, Richard Hum
This article compares prostate cancer (PCa) characteristics diagnosed by prostate biopsy in the years before and after the 2012 United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against PCa screening. We completed a retrospective comparative analysis of 402 sequential PCa biopsy-diagnosed patients in 2010 to 2012 (3 years) with 269 PCa patients diagnosed in 2015 to 2016 (18 months). Data were collected on patient age, total number of biopsies performed, prostate-specific antigen level, Gleason sum score, and digital rectal examination results...
2017: Reviews in Urology
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