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Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
TLDR
It is concluded with high certainty that screening for colorectal cancer in average-risk, asymptomatic adults aged 50 to 75 years is of substantial net benefit.
Screening for Depression in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
TLDR
Screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.
Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.
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The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of initiating statin use in adults 76 years and older.
Screening for Prostate Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
TLDR
The USPSTF concludes with moderate certainty that the net benefit of PSA-based screening for prostate cancer in men aged 55 to 69 years is small for some men.
Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
TLDR
It is concluded with moderate certainty that screening for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older is of moderate net benefit and clinicians should offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status.
Screening for Cervical Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
Author(s): Curry, Susan J; Krist, Alex H; Owens, Douglas K; Barry, Michael J; Caughey, Aaron B; Davidson, Karina W; Doubeni, Chyke A; Epling, John W; Kemper, Alex R; Kubik, Martha; Landefeld, C Seth;
Patient Education on Prostate Cancer Screening and Involvement in Decision Making
TLDR
Patients in the decision aid groups were more informed and more engaged in the screening decision than their control counterparts; exposure did not promote shared decision-making control, however.
Screening for Depression in Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement
TLDR
The overall magnitude of harms to the fetus is small to moderate and the USPSTF recommends diagnosis and treatment as a grade B definition, and that treatment of pregnant and postpartum women with depression using CBT improves clinical outcomes.
Engaging Primary Care Patients to Use a Patient-Centered Personal Health Record
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By directly engaging patients to use a portal and supporting practices to integrate use into care, primary care practices can match or potentially surpass the usage rates achieved by large health systems.
Interactive Preventive Health Record to Enhance Delivery of Recommended Care: A Randomized Trial
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The effectiveness of an interactive preventive health record that links patients to their clinician’s record, explains information in lay language, displays tailored recommendations and educational resources, and generates reminders is tested.
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