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EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

Critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) are the most common congenital malformations and account for up to 10 percent of infant deaths each year. Universal screening with pulse oximetry screening has been recommended for more than a decade. The updated 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) algorithm recommends testing in the (pre-ductal) right upper extremity and [...]

February 9, 2022 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on EBM Focus: Finger on the Pulse: Standard vs Revised Newborn Pulse-ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly [...]

February 1, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health screening ‘not meeting targets’, report finds

Screening of swollen aorta can be harmful for older men

Screening of swollen aorta can be harmful for older men

According to a recent study, the screening of a ballooning and weakened area in the aorta in the abdomen can harm older men. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg questioned the screening for aortic aneurysms in the abdomen of older men. Aortic aneurysms are an enlargement of the aorta to greater than the normal size. [...]

June 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Screening of swollen aorta can be harmful for older men

New targets for prostate cancer screening, treatment identified by scientists

New targets for prostate cancer screening, treatment identified by scientists

Researchers in England have identified a large group of genes that may be significant for better testing and treatment of prostate cancer. Glycan sugar groups on the surface of prostate cancer cells were found to react to changes in testosterone levels that help the disease grow and spread, and may prove to be a good [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on New targets for prostate cancer screening, treatment identified by scientists

patient navigators can help enhance cancer screening quotes

patient navigators can help enhance cancer screening quotes

the usage of affected person navigators — those who help patients receive healthcare offerings —improved cancer screening fees among low-profits and ethnic minority patients, a brand new have a look at reviews. “these findings demonstrate how powerful affected person navigators may be for patients who, for a variety of motives, come across limitations to receiving [...]

June 23, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on patient navigators can help enhance cancer screening quotes