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cholesterol screening

Screening that measures cholesterol levels in asymptomatic people to identify those with high cholesterol (and therefore at risk for cardiovascular disease) so that therapy can be given to lower these levels. See: cholesterol for table
See also: screening
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5 percent (71/459) received a cholesterol screening as compared to 8.
96 for accuracy as a cholesterol screening method in three different health care settings.
He calls the move to limit cholesterol screening "bad public policy.
Chi-square analysis with Yates' continuity correction was used to compare the frequency of cholesterol screening in patients by quartile of body mass index.
At the same time, cholesterol screening of children in the school setting[18-19] and of adults in the worksite,[20] when coupled with a multicomponent program and follow-up behavioral intervention, has been shown superior to simple testing alone, Fischer[21] states that, "It is likely that the positive impact of screening in these sites (ie, the workplace, health centers, and schools) is greater than the impact of the more common screening in commercial sites (ie, malls, drugstores, grocery stores).
In general, prevalence of cholesterol screening was higher among residents of eastern states than western states (Figure).
Both survivors and screening controls received more flu shots (with similar increases over time) and more cholesterol screening (with a faster increase among survivors) in 2002 vs.
Snyder noted that both survivors and screening controls received more flu shots (with similar increases over time in both groups), and more cholesterol screening (with a faster increase in rates among survivors over time) in 2002, compared with 1998.
Further underlining the limitations of cholesterol screening in assessing heart disease risk, a new study by physicians at UC Davis is the first to conclusively link C-reactive protein (CRP) to formation of blood clots, a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and other vascular disease.
Staffed with US Wellness health care professionals, these centers will offer customers more than 50 health screenings and laboratory testing services including flu shots, cholesterol screening, bone density screening and strep tests.
A March 1 news bulletin by the American Heart Association (AHA) criticized a recommendation by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to raise the age for cholesterol screening from 20 to 35 years, thus drastically reducing the number of men and women screened for cholesterol levels.
The medical literature recently has recommended that women obtain mammograms less frequently, endorsed cautious use of MRIs, and expressed doubts as to the value of cholesterol screening in men and women over age 75.

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