The updated USPSTF
recommendations call for the following:
Given the significant challenge of health disparities in America, it is unconscionable that the USPSTF
excluded race and ethnicity from its definition of the population to be screened for diabetes," said DAA co-chair Tricia Brooks, Novo Nordisk Inc.
based the updated recommendation on a systematic evidence review, which focused on whether pregnant women and adolescents' use of oral iron supplementation or treatment was associated with changes in iron status and improvement in maternal and infant health outcomes.
Evidence with respect to screening intervals is lacking, and a reasonable approach would be to screen patients whose sexual history reveals new or persistent risk factors since the last negative test results, the USPSTF
said, adding that posttest counseling is an integral part of managing patients who are diagnosed with an STI.
In 2009, the USPSTF
released a much anticipated report on the use of mammography screening for breast cancer in asymptomatic women.
Although the USPSTF
found insufficient evidence to specifically address digital mammography, its recommendation suggests that, for normal-risk women, there is not much evidence of a big difference between film and digital mammography in detecting breast cancer.
Age is the one difference between the USPSTF
criteria for patients and the criteria for participants in the national trial.
Secondly, the side effects (incontinence and impotence) are very treatable and seldom as serious as the USPSTF
This new test, used in combination with Pap test, is recommended by the USPSTF
and can be used for a subset of women (women 30-65 years of age who prefer this test over the traditional Pap test alone).
METHODS: The USPSTF
reviewed new evidence on the benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer, as well as the benefits and harms of treatment of localized prostate cancer.
(United States Preventive Services Task Force) recommendations are considered by many to be the "gold standard" for prevention guidelines.
Laurence Klotz: The link between the FDA decision and the USPSTF