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Nonhormonal therapies for menopausal hot flashes: systematic review and meta-analysis.
TLDR
The SSRIs or SNRIs, clonidine, and gabapentin trials provide evidence for efficacy; however, effects are less than for estrogen, few trials have been published and most have methodological deficiencies, generalizability is limited, and adverse effects and cost may restrict use for many women. Expand
Screening for Breast Cancer: An Update for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
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New studies and evidence gaps that were unresolved at the time of the 2002 USPSTF recommendation are focused on, including the effectiveness of mammography screening in decreasing breast cancer mortality among average-risk women aged 40 to 49 years and 70 years or older. Expand
Physicians' experiences with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act.
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It is indicated that in Oregon, physicians grant about 1 in 6 requests for a prescription for a lethal medication and that 1 in 10 requests actually result in suicide. Expand
Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis to Update the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation
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This systematic review updates evidence for the USPSTF on the effectiveness of mammography screening in reducing breast cancer mortality, all-cause mortality, and advanced breast cancer for women at average risk and how effectiveness varies by age, risk factors, screening intervals, and imaging modalities. Expand
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy: scientific review.
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Benefits of HRT include prevention of osteoporotic fractures and colorectal cancer, while prevention of dementia is uncertain, according to a meta-analysis of 22 estrogen trials, cohort studies, results of the WHI, and trials with bone density outcomes. Expand
Screening for Breast Cancer
Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children: Systematic Evidence Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force
TLDR
The strengths and limits of evidence about the effectiveness of screening and interventions for speech and language delay in preschool-aged children are evaluated to determine the balance of benefits and adverse effects of routine screening in primary care for the development of guidelines by the US Preventive Services Task Force. Expand
Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force
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This systematic review is an update of evidence since the 2002 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on breast cancer screening that concluded that routine screening for breast cancer is a good idea. Expand
Diagnostic concordance among pathologists interpreting breast biopsy specimens.
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In this study of pathologists, in which diagnostic interpretation was based on a single breast biopsy slide, overall agreement between the individual pathologists' interpretations and the expert consensus-derived reference diagnoses was 75.3%, with the highest level of concordance for invasive carcinoma and lower levels of concords for DCIS and atypia. Expand
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