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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097362/folic-acid-supplementation-for-the-prevention-of-neural-tube-defects-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Karina W Davidson, John W Epling, Francisco A R García, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, William R Phillips, Maureen G Phipps, Michael P Pignone, Michael Silverstein, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Neural tube defects are among the most common major congenital anomalies in the United States and may lead to a range of disabilities or death. Daily folic acid supplementation in the periconceptional period can prevent neural tube defects. However, most women do not receive the recommended daily intake of folate from diet alone. Objective: To update the 2009 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age...
January 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097361/folic-acid-supplementation-for-the-prevention-of-neural-tube-defects-an-updated-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Meera Viswanathan, Katherine A Treiman, Julia Kish-Doto, Jennifer C Middleton, Emmanuel J L Coker-Schwimmer, Wanda K Nicholson
Importance: Neural tube defects are among the most common congenital anomalies in the United States. Periconceptional folic acid supplementation is a primary care-relevant preventive intervention. Objective: To review the evidence on folic acid supplementation for preventing neural tube defects to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force for an updated Recommendation Statement. Data Sources: MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and trial registries through January 28, 2016, with ongoing surveillance through November 11, 2016; references; experts...
January 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091834/using-twitter-to-assess-the-public-response-to-the-united-states-preventive-services-task-force-guidelines-on-lung-cancer-screening-with-low-dose-chest-ct
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Siddharth Khasnavis, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Vinay Prabhu
To use Twitter to assess the immediate public response to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2013 draft guidelines on lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT (LDCT). The number of tweets including the phrases "lung cancer screening," "lung CT," "chest CT," "low dose computed tomography," "low dose CT," or "LDCT" was recorded for 6 days before and after guidelines release. A systematic sample of 172 tweets from the week following release was coded for user type, tweet opinion, linked article source, and article opinion...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045764/implementation-and-quality-improvement-of-a-screening-and-counseling-program-for-unhealthy-alcohol-use-in-an-academic-general-internal-medicine-practice
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Daniel E Jonas, Thomas Miller, Shana Ratner, Brooke McGuirt, Carol E Golin, Catherine Grodensky, Emily Sturkie, Jennifer Kinley, Maureen Dale, Michael Pignone
Unhealthy alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for unhealthy alcohol use but little is known about how best to do so. We used quality improvement techniques to implement a systematic approach to screening and counseling primary care patients for unhealthy alcohol use. Components included use of validated screening and assessment instruments; an evidence-based two-visit counseling intervention using motivational interviewing techniques for those with risky drinking behaviors who did not have an alcohol use disorder (AUD); shared decision making about treatment options for those with an AUD; support materials for providers and patients; and training in motivational interviewing for faculty and residents...
January 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042914/the-polyanalgesic-consensus-conference-pacc-recommendations-for-intrathecal-drug-delivery-guidance-for-improving-safety-and-mitigating-risks
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REVIEW
Timothy R Deer, Jason E Pope, Salim Hayek, Tim J Lamer, Iler Elias Veizi, Michael Erdek, Mark S Wallace, Jay S Grider, Robert M Levy, Joshua Prager, Steven M Rosen, Michael Saulino, Tony L Yaksh, Jose A De Andrés, David Abejon Gonzalez, Jan Vesper, Stefan Schu, Brian Simpson, Nagy Mekhail
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal therapy is an important part of the pain treatment algorithm for chronic disease states. The use of this option is a viable treatment strategy, but it is inherent for pain physicians to understand risk assessment and mitigation. In this manuscript, we explore evidence and mitigating strategies to improve safety with intrathecal therapy. METHODS: A robust literature search was performed covering January 2011 to October 9, 2016, in PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, Biomed Central, Google Scholar, Current Contents Connect, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts...
January 2, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025762/mammography-rates-after-the-2009-revision-to-the-united-states-preventive-services-task-force-breast-cancer-screening-recommendation
#6
Xuanzi Qin, Florence K L Tangka, Gery P Guy, David H Howard
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammography screening for women aged 40-49 years. This revised recommendation was widely criticized and has sparked off intense debate. The objectives of this study are to examine the impact of the revised recommendation on the proportion of women receiving mammograms and how the effect varied by age. METHODS: We identified women who had continuous health insurance coverage and who did not have breast cancer between 2008 and 2011 in the Truven Health MarketScan Commercial Claims Databases using mammogram procedure codes...
January 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018889/systematic-review-of-the-accuracy-of-antibody-tests-used-to-screen-asymptomatic-adults-for-hepatitis-c-infection
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Geneviève Cadieux, Jennifer Campbell, Nandini Dendukuri
BACKGROUND: Several expert groups, including the United States Preventive Services Task Force and the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, have recently examined or are currently examining whether primary care physicians should screen asymptomatic adults for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. To inform decision-making on HCV screening, we performed a systematic review of the accuracy of antibody tests compared with other immunoassays and RNA detection for screening asymptomatic adults for HCV infection in Canada...
October 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997659/serologic-screening-for-genital-herpes-infection-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Karina W Davidson, John W Epling, Francisco A R García, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, William R Phillips, Maureen G Phipps, Michael P Pignone, Michael Silverstein, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Genital herpes is a prevalent sexually transmitted infection in the United States, occurring in almost 1 in 6 persons aged 14 to 49 years. Infection is caused by 2 subtypes of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), HSV-1 and HSV-2. Antiviral medications may provide symptomatic relief from outbreaks but do not cure HSV infection. Neonatal herpes infection, while uncommon, can result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Objective: To update the 2005 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for genital herpes...
20, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995937/the-effect-of-the-uspstf-psa-screening-recommendation-on-prostate-cancer-incidence-patterns-in-the-usa
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REVIEW
Katherine Fleshner, Sigrid V Carlsson, Monique J Roobol
Guidelines regarding recommendations for PSA screening for early detection of prostate cancer are conflicting. In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) assigned a grade of D (recommending against screening) for men aged ≥75 years in 2008 and for men of all ages in 2012. Understanding temporal trends in rates of screening before and after the 2012 recommendation in terms of usage patterns in PSA screening, changes in prostate cancer incidence and biopsy patterns, and how the recommendation has influenced physician's and men's attitudes about PSA screening and subsequent ordering of other screening tests is essential within the scope of prostate cancer screening policy...
January 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940740/evaluation-and-referral-for-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip-in-infants
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Brian A Shaw, Lee S Segal
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical severity, from mild developmental abnormalities to frank dislocation. Clinical hip instability occurs in 1% to 2% of full-term infants, and up to 15% have hip instability or hip immaturity detectable by imaging studies. Hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis in women younger than 40 years and accounts for 5% to 10% of all total hip replacements in the United States. Newborn and periodic screening have been practiced for decades, because DDH is clinically silent during the first year of life, can be treated more effectively if detected early, and can have severe consequences if left untreated...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893135/screening-for-colorectal-cancer-and-evolving-issues-for-physicians-and-patients-a-review
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REVIEW
David Lieberman, Uri Ladabaum, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Carla Ginsburg, John M Inadomi, Lawrence S Kim, Francis M Giardiello, Richard C Wender
Importance: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can reduce CRC mortality and incidence, and numerous screening options, although available, complicate informed decision making. This review provides evidence-based tools for primary care physicians to identify patients with higher-than-average-risk and engage patients in informed decision making about CRC screening options. Observations: Recently, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended any of 8 CRC screening approaches for average-risk individuals, beginning at age 50 years...
November 22, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884649/trends-and-disparities-in-osteoporosis-screening-among-women-in-the-united-states-2008-2014
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Catherine W Gillespie, Pamela E Morin
BACKGROUND: The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends universal osteoporosis screening among women ages 65+ and targeted screening of younger women, but historically, adherence to these evidence-based recommendations has been suboptimal. METHODS: To describe contemporary patterns of osteoporosis screening, we conducted a retrospective analysis using the OptumLabs(™) Data Warehouse, a database of de-identified administrative claims, which includes medical and eligibility information for over 100 million Medicare Advantage and commercial enrollees...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871502/screening-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-asymptomatic-adults
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REVIEW
Muhammad Usman Ali, Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis, John Miller, Rachel Warren, Meghan Kenny, Diana Sherifali, Parminder Raina
BACKGROUND: This report was produced for the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care to provide guidelines on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasound scan. PURPOSE: The aim of this systematic review is to examine the evidence on benefits and harms of AAA screening. SEARCH STRATEGY: This systematic review considered studies from the most recent United States Preventive Services Task Force review on AAA screening and passed through the screening process with citations identified in our search up to April 2015 (PROSPERO Registration #CRD42015019047)...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829657/reprising-ramadan-related-angina-pectoris-a-potential-strategy-for-risk-reduction
#14
Arthur J Siegel, Nasir A Bhatti, Jason H Wasfy
BACKGROUND A preponderance of evidence supports short-term aspirin usage to reduce transiently increased cardiovascular risk in clinical conditions that promote acute myocardial ischemia. CASE REPORT We report on the case of a 69-year-old male of Muslim Indian heritage with multiple cardiovascular risk factors who experienced the onset of angina pectoris while fasting for Ramadan for more than 16 hours daily for 30 days in July 2015. While symptom free for 2 months on medical management after ending his fast, he underwent quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery for severe 4-vessel disease following an acute anterior myocardial infarction...
November 10, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823942/combined-hormonal-contraceptive-chc-use-among-obese-women-and-contraceptive-effectiveness-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Monica V Dragoman, Katharine B Simmons, Melissa E Paulen, Kathryn M Curtis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate from the literature whether combined hormonal contraception (CHC), including combined oral contraception pills (COCs), transdermal patch, vaginal ring or combined injectables, have different effectiveness or failure rates by body weight or body mass index (BMI). STUDY DESIGN: We searched PubMed and the Cochrane Library databases for all articles in all languages published between inception and February 2016, for evidence relevant to body weight or BMI, CHC use and contraceptive effectiveness...
November 4, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820712/improved-resident-adherence-to-aaa-screening-guidelines-via-an-electronic-reminder
#16
David Sypert, Kenneth Van Dyke, Namrata Dhillon, John O Elliott, Kim Jordan
The 2014 United States Preventive Services Task Force systematic review found abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening decreased related mortality by close to half. Despite the simplicity of screening, research suggests poor adherence to the recommended AAA screening guidelines. Using the quality improvement plan-study-do-act cycle, we retrospectively established poor adherence to AAA screening and poor documentation of smoking history in our resident clinic. An electronic reminder was prospectively implemented into our electronic medical record (EMR) with the goal of improving screening rates...
January 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807905/similar-perspectives-on-prostate-cancer-screening-value-and-new-guidelines-across-patient-demographic-and-psa-level-subgroups-a-qualitative-study
#17
Melissa R Partin, Sarah E Lillie, Katie M White, Timothy J Wilt, Kristin L Chrouser, Brent C Taylor, Diana J Burgess
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based prostate cancer screening for all men. OBJECTIVE: To inform educational materials addressing patient questions and concerns about the 2012 USPSTF guidelines, we sought to: (i) characterize patient perceptions about prostate cancer screening benefits, harms and recommendations against screening, and (ii) compare perceptions across race, age and PSA level subgroups...
November 2, 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806151/national-trends-in-prostate-biopsy-and-radical-prostatectomy-volumes-following-the-united-states-preventative-services-task-force-guidelines-against-prostate-specific-antigen-screening
#18
Joshua A Halpern, Jonathan E Shoag, Amanda S Artis, Karla V Ballman, Art Sedrakyan, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright, Ya Chen Tina Shih, Jim C Hu
Importance: Studies demonstrate that use of prostate-specific antigen screening decreased significantly following the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against prostate-specific antigen screening in 2012. Objective: To determine downstream effects on practice patterns in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment following the 2012 USPSTF recommendation. Design, Setting, and Participants: Procedural volumes of certifying and recertifying urologists from 2009 through 2016 were evaluated for variation in prostate biopsy and radical prostatectomy (RP) volume...
November 2, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784101/primary-care-interventions-to-support-breastfeeding-updated-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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REVIEW
Carrie D Patnode, Michelle L Henninger, Caitlyn A Senger, Leslie A Perdue, Evelyn P Whitlock
Importance: Although 80% of infants in the United States start breastfeeding, only 22% are exclusively breastfed up to around 6 months as recommended by a number of professional organizations. Objective: To systematically review the evidence on the benefits and harms of breastfeeding interventions to support the US Preventive Services Task Force in updating its 2008 recommendation. Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and PsycINFO for studies published in the English language between January 1, 2008, and September 25, 2015...
October 25, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780939/chinese-expert-consensus-on-multidisciplinary-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-tumor-thrombus-2016-edition
#20
REVIEW
Cheng Shuqun, Chen Minshan, Cai Jianqiang, The National Research Cooperative Group For Diagnosis And Treatment Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma With Tumor Thrombus
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related morbidity and mortality in China. Portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT) is common and it worsens prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). There is no internationally accepted consensus or guideline for diagnosis and treatment of HCC with PVTT. Based on existing evidences and common current practices, Chinese Experts on Multidisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment of HCC with portal vein tumor thrombus met to develop a national consensus on diagnosis and treatment of HCC with PVTT...
October 21, 2016: Oncotarget
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