Tag: preventive screening

Iatrogenic Injury During Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer screening is a routine procedure, but in rare instances, there can be medical complications. A new study finds that, compared to women who...

Five Pediatric Heart Health Practices That May Be Unnecessary

Five common therapies and practices related to children’s heart health may be unnecessary, and physicians and parents should be careful about using them, the American...

Address Adolescent Substance Use With Consistent Procedures

In addition to screening adolescent patients at least once a year for substance use, it’s important that pediatricians build relationships with other behavioral health providers...

Nasal Test for Shrimp Allergy Safe and Predictive

A shrimp allergy test delivered with a dab of shrimp extract in the nose is safe and reliable, Barcelona researchers report. The test provides 90%...

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a ‘Surprise Bill’

A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should be covered by commercial health insurance, but a new study reports that some patients receive a ‘surprise’ bill....

Chronicles of Cancer: A History of Mammography

The history of mammography provides a powerful example of the connection between social factors and the rise of a medical technology. It is also an...

No Benefit to Repeat BMD Testing

Repeat bone mineral density (BMD) testing did not improve fracture-risk prediction in a large prospective cohort of postmenopausal women beyond baseline BMD measurement alone, according...

Many Patients With Hyperparathyroidism Going Undiagnosed

(Reuters Health) – Many patients who have hyperparathyroidism may be missed because physicians aren’t testing for it even when two indications for screening – a...

No LV Benefit in Subclinical Hypothyroidism With MI

For patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and mild subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), treatment with levothyroxine does not improve left ventricular function, according to results of...

The Wheels on the Bus Take Lung Cancer Screening to Rural Areas

A bus converted into a mobile CT screening unit has been reaching high-risk individuals in underserved rural counties in Appalachia areas who may have otherwise...

Older Adults Often Underestimate Ability to Prevent Falls

An intervention designed to prevent serious fall injuries among older adults was less effective than researchers expected but did identify important ways for clinicians to...

Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An expected surge in the number of people seeking colonoscopy after...

Many Clinicians Still Not Asking About Postpartum Depression

Healthcare providers fail to ask 1 in 5 prenatal patients and 1 in 8 postpartum patients about depression, according to the US Centers for Disease...

‘Every Patient Would Applaud’ Bladder Cancer Surveillance Study

A new, less intensive approach to follow-up of patients with high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) after surgery appears feasible. Usually, such patients follow an...

AHA Advice on Prehospital Acute Stroke Triage Amid COVID-19

The American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) has developed a “conceptual framework” to assist emergency medical service (EMS) providers and in-hospital triage teams handle...

Misdiagnoses Common, With Permanent Disability, Death for Many

One in 10 people with dangerous symptoms from “Big Three” conditions (ie, cancers, infections, or major vascular events) are misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late, and...

Time to Switch From TSH to T4 for Assessment of Thyroid Function?

When assessing thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels ― particularly free thyroxine (FT4) levels ― consistently show stronger associations with a wide array of clinical conditions...

Frontal Lobe Glucose Abnormalities May Flag SUDEP Risk

Certain patterns of frontal lobe glucose hypometabolism may be associated with higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) among patients with refractory focal...

FDA Issues Alert on Accuracy of Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Preliminary data suggest that Abbott Labs’ ID NOW rapid test for...

FDA Test Warning, ‘Warp Speed’ Vaccine Project

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Prevention of COVID-19 Should Drive Nonurgent Radiology Practice During the Pandemic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — Preventing infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, should be the foremost priority in resuming routine radiology care during the...

Fewer Cancer Deaths After ACA Medicaid Expansion

States that adopted Medicaid expansion following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) had a greater decrease in cancer mortality rates compared with states...

Adding a Blood Test to Screening May Improve Cancer Detection

A minimally invasive multicancer blood test used with standard-of-care screening is safe, effective, and feasible for use in routine clinical care, according to interim findings...

Gastroenterology Groups Map a Return to Elective Endoscopy

In contrast, the ACG decision tree calls for N95 or elastomeric masks in areas of high prevalence even with a negative test and a...

As COVID-19 Shutters Practices Virtual Doc-Patient Activity Soars

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 30, 2020 — A new report shows the enormous increase in online messages and virtual...