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USPSTF Hypertension Draft Evidence Review

AUA Guidelines 2020: Microhematuria

(UroToday.com) The guidelines for microhematuria were formulated by a multidisciplinary panel with representations from the American Urological Association (AUA), Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), as well as Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) patient advocate. The guidelines w...

Health Maintenance in Women

The health maintenance examination is an opportunity to focus on disease prevention and health promotion. The patient history should include screening for tobacco use, alcohol misuse, intimate partner violence, and depression. Premenopausal women should receive preconception counseling and contraception as needed, and all women planning or capable of pregnancy should take 400 to 800 mcg of foli...

The Adult Well-Male Examination

The adult well-male examination should provide evidence-based guidance toward the promotion of optimal health and well-being. The medical history should focus on tobacco and alcohol use, risk of human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted infections, and diet and exercise habits. The physical examination should include blood pressure screening, and height and weight measurements...

CDC Screening Guidelines and Other Resources

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Women

Final Recommendation Statement Breast Cancer: Screening
US Preventive Services Task Force

Breast Cancer Screening for Women at Average Risk: 2015 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Guidelines for Breast Screening with MRI as an Adjunct to Mammography

Prevention and screening in BRCA mutation carriers and other breast/ovarian hereditary cancer syndromes: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for cancer prevention and screening

Draft Recommendation Statement Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in older adults. See the "Practice Considerations" section for additional information regarding the I statement.

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation: AAFP and Others Update Recommendations

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine have published the 5th edition of the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) monograph. Revisions include n...

Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Screening

The USPSTF concludes with moderate certainty that screening for HBV infection in adolescents and adults at increased risk for infection has moderate net benefit.

An Update on COVID-19 for the Practicing Allergist/immunologist

This year’s spring allergy season has been greatly overshadowed by the arrival of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The presence of COVID-19 is affecting everyone and many allergists’ practices have slowed to a crawl because of state-wide limitations in non-essential medical visits and testing, and because of the risk to providers and their staff as well as to patients from COVI...

Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
American Cancer Society;

People who are current or former smokers are at higher risk for lung cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends yearly lung cancer screening with a low-dose CT scan (LDCT) for some of these people.

USPSTF Final Recommendation Statement: Lung Cancer: Screening

Mar 8th, 2021 - The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in adults aged 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingn...

Evidence Lacking on Screening Older Adults for Hearing Loss

On Sept. 8, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on screening for hearing loss in older adults. The task force has concluded that current evidence is insufficient to balance the benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in this population. This is an "I" recommendation.

Screening for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents
US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis
US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Feb 1st, 2021 - Carotid artery stenosis is atherosclerotic disease that affects extracranial carotid arteries. Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis refers to stenosis in persons without a history of ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or other neurologic symptoms referable to the carotid arteries. The prevalence of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis is low in the general population but increases with...

Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Atrial Fibrillation
US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Apr 18th, 2021 - AF is the most common arrhythmia. The prevalence of AF increases with age, from less than 0.2% in adults younger than age 55 years to about 10% in those age 85 years or older, with a higher prevalence in men than in women.1 AF is a major risk factor for ischemic stroke, increasing risk of stroke by as much as 5-fold.2 Approximately 20% of patients who have a stroke associated with AF are first ...