Tag: screening

1. An opportunistic screening protocol for atrial fibrillation was not found to improve diagnostic rates, compared to usual care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia that increases in prevalence with age. AF can also lead to cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart failure. Although...
1. An opportunistic screening protocol for atrial fibrillation was not found to improve diagnostic rates, compared to usual care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia that increases in prevalence with age. AF can also lead to cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart failure. Although...
1. Indigenous individuals with diabetes were found to have poorer blood sugar and lipid levels, as well as higher use of diabetes medications, compared to non-Indigenous patients. 2. Indigenous individuals with diabetes had lower rates of HbA1c and LDL monitoring than the general population. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Diabetes is a...
1. Unexpected weight loss, in male ever smokers aged 50 and older, meets the 3% predictive value for warranting a cancer investigation. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Unexpected weight loss (UWL) is reported in 1.5% of adults seeing a primary healthcare provider. Past studies have found associations between UWL and early...
1. A vision screening program for kindergarteners in Ontario, Canada diagnosed for the first time 7.2% of all screened children with a visual problem. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) In Canada, around 20% of children between 3 and 6 years old have amblyopia or other clinically significant visual problems (such as...
1. The SHISA3 gene was found to be silenced through promoter methylation at higher levels in breast cancer tissues compared to normal breast tissues. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Breast cancer (BC) accounts for 15% of tumor related deaths in women, translating to over 627,000 deaths worldwide in 2018 alone. Late...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended routine screening for postpartum depression (PPD) in mothers during well-child visits at 1, 2, 4, and 6 months of age. 2. Training and continuing medical education programs should be available for pediatric providers so that they are familiar with PPD screening, referral,...
1. Children who pass screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at 18 months, but who later go on develop ASD display delays and atypical behaviors in social, communicative and motor domains at time of screening, as measured by instruments beyond the standard screening. 2. Females missed by early ASD screening...
1. Enrollment in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) was associated with a decrease in breast cancer screening, increase in colorectal cancer screening, and decreased prostate cancer screening, reflecting more appropriate utilization of screening tests. 2. Changes in breast and colon cancer screening were strongly influenced by...
1. This study predicted that a risk-based, computed tomography (CT) screening program for lung cancer in individuals between 50 and 80 years of age would prevent more deaths than current United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines. 2. This risk-based screening methodology would yield a lower number needed...