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Screening and brief advice for alcohol and tobacco use Screening and brief advice for alcohol and tobacco use - GOV.UK Tell us whether you accept cookies We use about how you use GOV.UK. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible and improve government services. Accept all cookies You’ve accepted all cookies. You can at any time. Hide Search Guidance Screening and brief advice for alcohol and tobacco use Guidance on screening and providing brief advice for alcohol
Screening for thyroid dysfunction and treatment of screen-detected thyroid dysfunction in asymptomatic, community-dwelling adults: a systematic review This systematic review was conducted to inform the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommendations on screening for thyroid dysfunction (TD). The review sought to answer key questions on the benefits and harms of screening for TD, patients' values and preferences for screening, and the benefits and harms of treating screen-detected (...) TD.This review followed Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care methods, which include the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. The search strategy used for benefits and harms of screening and treatment was an update to the 2014 review by the US Preventive Services Task Force and searched MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library. MEDLINE, Embase, ProQuest Public Health, and SCOPUS were searched for patients' values and preferences for screening. Outcomes
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in a combined screening approach to individuate pulmonary arterial hypertension in systemic sclerosis The DETECT algorithm has been developed to identify SSc patients at risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) yielding high sensitivity but low specificity, and positive predictive value. We tested whether cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) could improve the performance of the DETECT screening strategy.Consecutive SSc patients over a 30-month period (...) were screened with the DETECT algorithm and positive subjects were referred for CPET before the execution of right-heart catheterization. The predictive performance of CPET on top of DETECT was evaluated and internally validated via bootstrap replicates.Out of 314 patients, 96 satisfied the DETECT application criteria and 54 were positive. PAH was ascertained in 17 (31.5%) and pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension in 23 (42.6%) patients. Within CPET variables, the slope of the minute ventilation
Evaluation of the C2HEST Risk Score as a Possible Opportunistic Screening Tool for Incident Atrial Fibrillation in a Healthy Population (From a Nationwide Danish Cohort Study) A simple clinical score, C2HEST (C2: CAD/COPD [1 point each]; H: Hypertension; E: Elderly [Age ≥75, doubled]; S: Systolic HF [doubled]; T: Thyroid disease [hyperthyroidism]) has been proposed to predict incident atrial fibrillation (AF), with good discrimination and internal calibration. To define high-risk patients (...) at particular age strata for incident AF in a nationwide population cohort, who could potentially be targeted for AF screening, we used a nationwide cohort study of all Danish citizen aged ≥65 years to evaluate the performance of the C2HEST score. "High risk" subjects at age 65, 70, and 75 had 5-year risks of new onset AF of 11.8%, 14.2% and 13.6%, respectively, and the corresponding event rates were 2.99, 3.67, and 3.38 per 100 person years, respectively. Associated hazard ratios (HR) were 4.08 (95
Sequential screening for lung cancer in a high-risk group: randomised controlled trial: LungSEARCH: a randomised controlled trial of Surveillance using sputum and imaging for the EARly detection of lung Cancer in a High-risk group Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening detects early-stage lung cancer and reduces mortality. We proposed a sequential approach targeted to a high-risk group as a potentially efficient screening strategy.LungSEARCH was a national multicentre randomised trial (...) . Current/ex-smokers with mild/moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were allocated (1:1) to have 5 years surveillance or not. Screened participants provided annual sputum samples for cytology and cytometry, and if abnormal were offered annual LDCT and autofluorescence bronchoscopy (AFB). Those with normal sputum provided annual samples. The primary end-point was the percentage of lung cancers diagnosed at stage I/II (nonsmall cell) or limited disease (small cell).1568 participants were
Effectiveness of patient-targeted interventions to increase cancer screening participation in rural areas: A systematic review Cancer is a major public health problem worldwide. The GLOBOCAN estimated 18.1 million new cases of cancer and 9.6 million deaths from cancer in 2018. In some of the more frequent cancers, mortality can be significantly reduced through cancer screening programs. Nevertheless, socially disadvantaged groups have difficulties in benefitting from these screening programs (...) , especially rural populations.To identify, characterize and summarize patient-targeted interventions aimed at increasing cancer screening participation among rural populations.An exhaustive literature search was performed in the most relevant bibliographic databases for biomedical research. The systematic review was reported according to the PRISMA guidelines.Twenty studies assessing 37 interventions were identified. Most of the studies were conducted in the United States and targeted women. Ninety-seven
Effect of Mailed Human Papillomavirus Test Kits vs Usual Care Reminders on Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake, Precancer Detection, and Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial In the United States, more than 50% of cervical cancers are diagnosed in underscreened women. Cervical cancer screening guidelines now include primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as a recommended strategy. Home-based HPV self-sampling is a viable option for increasing screening compliance and effectiveness; however (...) , US data are needed to inform health care system implementation.To evaluate effectiveness of mailed HPV self-sampling kits vs usual care reminders for in-clinic screening to increase detection and treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or worse (CIN2+) and uptake of cervical cancer screening.Randomized clinical trial conducted in Kaiser Permanente Washington, a US integrated health care delivery system. Women aged 30 to 64 years with health plan enrollment for 3 years and 5 months
Newborn screening for sickle cell disease 1 Translation of Chapters 1 to 6 of the final report S18-01 Screening auf Sichelzellkrankheit (SCD) bei Neugeborenen (Version 1.0; Status: 25 July 2019 [German original], 28 November 2019 [English translation]). Please note: This document was translated by an external translator and is provided as a service by IQWiG to English-language readers. However, solely the German original text is absolutely authoritative and legally binding. Extract IQWiG (...) Reports – Commission No. S18-01 Newborn screening for sickle cell disease (SCD) 1 Extract of final report S18-01 Version 1.0 Newborn screening for sickle cell disease (SCD) 25 July 2019 Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) - i - Publishing details Publisher: Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care Topic: Newborn screening for sickle cell disease (SCD) Commissioning agency: Federal Joint Committee Commission awarded on: 28 June 2018 Internal Commission No.: S18-01
The screening and management of newborns at risk for low blood glucose Hypoglycemia in the first hours to days after birth remains one of the most common conditions facing practitioners across Canada who care for newborns. Many cases represent normal physiologic transition to extrauterine life, but another group experiences hypoglycemia of longer duration. This statement addresses key issues for providers of neonatal care, including the definition of hypoglycemia, risk factors, screening (...) protocols, blood glucose levels requiring intervention, and managing care for this condition. Screening, monitoring, and intervention protocols have been revised to better identify, manage, and treat infants who are at risk for persistent, recurrent, or severe hypoglycemia. The role of dextrose gels in raising glucose levels or preventing more persistent hypoglycemia, and precautions to reduce risk for recurrence after leaving hospital, are also addressed. This statement differentiates between
Recommendation on screening adults for asymptomatic thyroid dysfunction in primary care Recommendation on screening adults for asymptomatic thyroid dysfunction in primary care | CMAJ Main menu User menu Search Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Guideline Recommendation on screening adults for asymptomatic thyroid dysfunction in primary care Richard Birtwhistle , Kate Morissette , James A. Dickinson , Donna L. Reynolds , Marc T. Avey , Francesca Reyes Domingo , Rachel Rodin (...) of Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences (Dickinson), University of Calgary, Alta.; Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine (Reynolds), University of Toronto, Ont.; Department of Psychiatry (Thombs), Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Montréal, Que. KEY POINTS The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care strongly recommends against screening for thyroid dysfunction in asymptomatic nonpregnant adults. Screening for thyroid dysfunction
Summary of Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations for Non-HIV Immunocompromised Women (current immunosuppressants are listed in Table 2). Women with RA and IBD not on immunosuppressants and women with DM were considered at no increased risk compared with the general population. Screening recommendations based on these risks are summarizedinTable3. REFERENCES 1. GrulichAE,vanLeeuwenMT,FalsterMO,etal.Incidence ofcancersin peoplewithHIV/AIDScomparedwithimmunosuppressedtransplant recipients (...) . If resultofcytologyisnormalandHPVisnegative,co-testingcanbe performedevery 3 y -Iftransplantbefore theage of21y, begin screening within1 yofsexualdebut -Continue screeningthroughout lifetime (older than 65y). Discontinue screeningbasedonshareddiscussionregardingqualityand durationoflife rather thanage -Screenpatientsondialysis and posttransplantsimilarly Allogeneichematopoietic stem cell transplant -Cytologyisrecommendedifyounger than 30y -Co-testingispreferred, but cytologyisacceptableif 30yorolder -Ifusing cytologyalone, perform
Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Adults Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Adults | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians '); } '); })(); Sign in below to access your subscription for full content INDIVIDUAL SIGN IN | You will be directed to acponline.org to register and create your Annals account INSTITUTIONAL SIGN IN | | Subscribe to Annals of Internal Medicine . You will be directed to acponline.org to complete your (...) purchase. Search Clinical Guidelines | 5 November 2019 Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Adults: A Guidance Statement From the American College of Physicians Free Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS; Reem A. Mustafa, MD, MPH, PhD; Lauri A. Hicks, DO; Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH ; for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (A.Q.) Carolyn J
Screening and Management of the Hyperandrogenic Adolescent ACOGCOMMITTEEOPINION Number 789 Committee on Adolescent Health Care This Committee Opinion was developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Adolescent Health Care in collaboration with committee members Jennie Yoost, MD and Ashlyn Savage, MD. Screening and Management of the Hyperandrogenic Adolescent ABSTRACT: Although androgen excess can manifest in many ways, the most common and recognizable (...) of PCOS and those of normal puberty,whichmakesthediagnosisofPCOSintheadolescentdifficult.Treatmentofacneandhirsutismshould not be withheld during the ongoing longitudinal evaluation for possible PCOS. On physical examination, body mass index, blood pressure, and signs of hyperandrogenism, such as acne and hirsutism, should be evaluated. Although guidelines differ on recommended laboratory studies, most include measurement of total testoster- one, free testosterone, or both, and screening
Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a clinical practice guideline | The BMJ Intended for healthcare professionals Username * Password * Edition: Search form Search Search Colorectal cancer... Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a clinical practice guideline (Published 02 October 2019) Cite (...) this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5515 Visual summary of recommendation No screening FIT Every year FIT Every two years Sigmoidoscopy Single Colonoscopy Single Favours no screening Favours screening We suggest no screening Interventions compared Recommendations Screening options Population We suggest using a tool such as the QCancer® calculator to estimate the risk of colorectal cancer for each person in the next 15 years. This calculates risk, based on: Understanding a person’s risk of cancer can help to determine
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening Final Update Summary: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening - US Preventive Services Task Force Search USPSTF Website Text size: Assembly version: 18.104.22.1688 Last Build: 5/9/2019 1:01:08 PM You are here: Final Summary Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening Release Date: December 2019 Recommendation Summary Population Recommendation Grade Men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked The USPSTF recommends 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA (...) ) with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked. Men aged 65 to 75 years who have never smoked The USPSTF recommends that clinicians selectively offer screening for AAA with ultrasonography in men aged 65 to 75 years who have never smoked rather than routinely screening all men in this group. Evidence indicates that the net benefit of screening all men in this group is small. In determining whether this service is appropriate in individual cases, patients and clinicians should consider
Helping physicians fatigued by TSH Screening and Subclinical Hypothyroidism Tools for Practice is proudly sponsored by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). ACFP is a provincial, professional voluntary organization, representing more than 4,800 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students in Alberta. Established over sixty years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education and primary care research (...) . www.acfp.ca December 9, 2019 (en français) Helping physicians fatigued by TSH Screening and Subclinical Hypothyroidism Clinical Question: Is there evidence for screening for thyroid function or treating subclinical hypothyroidism? Bottom Line: There is no randomized controlled trial (RCT) of screening for thyroid function [ordering thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in non-pregnant healthy people]. Despite approximately 20 RCTs, there are no patient-oriented benefits (like preventing cardiovascular disease