Tag: screening

Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An antibody-based multitarget fecal immunochemical test (mtFIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

Being Firstborn Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

May 26, 2021 — Birth order and number of siblings may be tied to a person’s risk for heart disease and mortality, according to a study covering...

Surprising Percentage of Biopsy Samples Retained in GI Endoscopes

Researchers examining GI endoscopes after colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedures found a “startingly high” rate of retained biopsy samples in the endoscope accessory channel or...

Using AI, Mobile ECG Aims to Expand QTc Screening Horizons

Mobile electrocardiography (mECG) devices can go places a standard 12-lead electrocardiography system can’t, with fewer technicians in tow, but it doesn’t have the same functionality...

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Prevails in PRECISE Trial

Here’s welcome news for men of a certain age: new results support a less invasive approach to investigations for suspicion of prostate cancer. An approach...

PCPs Play a Small Part in Low-Value Care Spending

Primary care physicians (PCPs) generate only a small part of the $75 billion to $100 billion wasted every year on low-value care, according to a...

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...

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...