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The MISCAN-Fadia model was used to analyze the impact of screening and adjuvant treatment on U.S. breast cancer mortality between 1975 and 2000.
Jan 1, 2006
In this study, the authors assessed the results of the Dutch breast cancer screening programme for women aged 70-75.
The five items of the ADD appear to comprise a useful screening device for anxiety and depressive disorders in primary care settings.
To evaluate the use of self-reported family medical history as a potential screening tool to identify people at-risk for diabetes.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cause of cancer deaths; however, rates of regular screening for this cancer are low.
Jan 1, 2005
Screening females aged 15 to 29 for gonorrhea in some urban EDs will prevent substantial reproductive morbidity.
Older primary care patients can reduce their alcohol consumption and other risks when given personalized information about their drinking and health.
Jail-based and emergency room-based STD screenings hold significant promise as settings for routine STD screening.
Study results suggest that integrating HIV and HCV C&T can increase disease screening rates among IDUs.
Studies estimate that the effects of screening would extend survival by 1.5 years for the average HIV-infected patient.
Asymptomatic patients with depressed ejection fraction (EF) may have less progression to heart failure if they can be identified and treated.
Jan 1, 2004
Only about half of individuals with an ADM disorder report being screened, and among this group, about 60% report receiving any treatment.
Lipid screening is recommended for patients taking protease inhibitors (PIs).
CRC screening tests appear to be underused in the managed care setting examined in the current study.
Various approaches to population modeling, focusing on the effects of cancer screening on both incidence and mortality.
The authors describe a systematic approach to evaluating differences in model assumptions and results.
A benefit of mammography screening is supported by the authors' modeling of the CNBSS-2 results.
To determine the accuracy of a telephone-screening system to identify persons eligible for home- and community-based long-term care.
Reviews the evidence for effectiveness of the screening/vaccination programs currently covered by Medicare: influenza and pneumonia vaccinations, screening mammography, cervical smear cytology, and colon cancer screening.
Jan 1, 2003
Hearing loss is the third most prevalent chronic condition in older adults and has important effects on their physical and mental health.