Navigation Links
CT scan is cost-effective in screening for LAM among women with collapsed lung
Date:3/4/2010

CINCINNATIResearchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found that it is cost-effective to do CT scan screening of non-smoking women, ages 25-54, who come to the emergency room for the first time with a collapsed lung in order to diagnose and treat those with lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM.

This data is being featured in the online edition of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

LAM is a rare but serious lung disease that occurs when an unusual type of cell begins to grow out of control and spread to restricted areas in the body, including the lungs, kidneys, lymph nodes and vessels.

"Women with LAM who first experience spontaneous lung collapse will, on average, experience two more," says Brent Kinder, MD, an investigator in the study. "LAM diagnosis doesn't usually occur until the second or third collapse occurs, delaying treatment. We thought that targeting screening to non-smoking women in the age range of typical LAM development may help us identify the condition earlier and improve quality of life for these patients."

Kinder and Jared Hagaman, MD, along with colleagues in the department of medicine, developed a model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening patients for LAM. Using national representative data sources, researchers looked at rates of collapsed lung and prevalence of LAM in relation to age, gender and smoking status.

They compared the benefit and cost of using high-resolution CT screening following lung collapse for patients with LAM to no CT screening. Costs of testing and treatment were taken from 2007 Medicare data.

Based on the model patient who comes into the emergency room with a spontaneous lung collapsea 30-year-old, non-smoking femaleabout 5 percent test positive for LAM.

"Screening for LAM using a CT, or three-dimensional X-ray of the lungs, is the most cost-effective strategy, with approximately $32,000 per quality
'/>"/>

Contact: Katie Pence
katie.pence@uc.edu
513-558-4561
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. CT-scan screening for LAM in women with collapsed lung is cost-effective
2. Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women
3. Mammogram Plus MRI Seems Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women
4. Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Not Cost-Effective: Study
5. BIA and Catalyst Release Per-Document Review & Hosting, a Cost-Effective Package
6. Cost-effective PC-based EKG Now Available from DRE
7. Live Webinar: Pandemic + Recession = Webcasting: Cost-Effective Streaming for Public Health Communications
8. Organized phone therapy for depression found cost-effective
9. Vaccinating boys against human papillomavirus not cost-effective
10. Private umbilical cord banking not cost-effective, UCSF research shows
11. Alere Executive Keynote at DMAA Conference Stresses Combining Medical and Health Improvement Models to Bring About Cost-Effective Changes in Healthcare Reform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Sugar Manufacturing in ... fluctuations in global supply and demand, which have contributed ... The industry derives a large share of its revenue ... market dynamics, with supply and prices being determined by ... strong Australian dollar for the majority of the past ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 SCOTT Sports is ... Utah’s first indoor mountain bike and BMX park. SCOTT ... bikes in both adult and youth sizes for the park’s ... a distribution warehouse in Ogden, Utah, recently moved its U.S. ... “We are proud to be a partner with the Wasatch ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... knowledge is power, and a new UCLA study has shown ... making the best decisions about how to treat their prostate ... educated about their disease have a much more difficult time ... negatively impact the quality of their care and their long-term ... for physicians, who can use the findings to target men ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes ... prostate cancer, new research suggests. , With 35,000 new ... deaths, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer ... countries, which some experts believe is linked to a ... dietary and lifestyle recommendations reduces risk of prostate cancer, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Bedros Keuilian is the founder of the fastest ... fitness boot camp marketing expert in the industry ... thing he knows very well is how to build a ... the fitness business. , In his new, hour-long webinar ... instructional guide on how fitness boot camp owners and personal ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sugar Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Sugar Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Sugar Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 4Health News:SCOTT Sports to Sponsor Wasatch Indoor Bike Park 2Health News:Men who are uneducated about their prostate cancer have difficulty making good treatment choices 2Health News:Men who are uneducated about their prostate cancer have difficulty making good treatment choices 3Health News:Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet 2Health News:Bedros Keuilian Releases New Fitness Boot Camp Marketing Webinar on Building a Personal Brand 2Health News:Bedros Keuilian Releases New Fitness Boot Camp Marketing Webinar on Building a Personal Brand 3
... is to create therapies or simply investigate how organisms ... one of biological science's toughest assignments: keeping their tiny ... have notoriously finicky tastes, and despite a decade of ... the cells will continue dividing indefinitely in culture or ...
... to funding are needed to support the rising numbers ... experts. ,Providing quality health services that ... between Federal and State Governments, and public and private ... their editorial for the Medical Journal of Australia, Ms ...
... study shows that repeated treatments of botulinum toxin type ... in a significant decrease in spasticity, pain frequency ... according to research from a neurologist at Wake Forest ... these outcome measures indicate a better quality of life ...
... is turned on its head yet again, this time on what ... is not cotton or linen , but denim and wool, Swiss ... how people protect their skin. ,Writing in a ... the least effective option. ,The team from the ...
... primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) are not treated medically ... study. ,The study is the first investigation ... data from a nationally representative sample of Medicare patients. ... surgeries among adults aged 65 and older by analyzing ...
... the risk of developing health disorders like cardiovascular disease and ... of developing cancer, a new study says. ,Conducted ... Cancer Council of Victoria in Australia - looked into the ... waist measurement of more than 100 centimetres for men and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Technique Dissects Stem Cells' Picky Likes, Dislikes 2Health News:New Technique Dissects Stem Cells' Picky Likes, Dislikes 3Health News:Pain and Intensity Of Post-stroke Spasticity Decreased by Botox Treatment 2Health News:Denim, Not Cotton, Apt Wear for Summer 2
(Date:8/26/2014)... Aug. 26, 2014  Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT ... Brenton Saunders , CEO and President of Actavis, will ... the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2014 in ... The presentation will take place on ... the Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42 nd ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... , Aug. 26, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... 2020 http://www.reportlinker.com/p02280977/Japan-Esophagoscopes--Gastroscopes-Market-Outlook-to-2020.html ... Outlook to 2020 Summary GlobalData,s ... Outlook to 2020", provides key market data ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the ... 2014-2018" report to their offering. Intranasal ... the administration of drugs for the treatment of local ... allergic and non-allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. The nose is ... vaccination and systematic drug delivery. Continuous ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2014 2Japan Esophagoscopes & Gastroscopes Market Outlook to 2020 2Japan Esophagoscopes & Gastroscopes Market Outlook to 2020 3Japan Esophagoscopes & Gastroscopes Market Outlook to 2020 4Japan Esophagoscopes & Gastroscopes Market Outlook to 2020 5Global Intranasal Drug Delivery Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis 2Global Intranasal Drug Delivery Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis 3
... 2011 , The deadly E. ... thousands across Europe has been sequenced using 454,Life Sciences, ... and detailed genetic analysis to date" of this,particularly virulent ... performed by scientists at the UK,s Health,Protection Agency and ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... in its catalogue: ... Number of PE/VC Investments in Small ... in the Past Four Years ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Deadly E. Coli Strain Sequenced With Roche GS Junior System by HPA Scientists - Provides Community Most Complete Assembly to Date 2Deadly E. Coli Strain Sequenced With Roche GS Junior System by HPA Scientists - Provides Community Most Complete Assembly to Date 3Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 2Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 3Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 4Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 5Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 6Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 7Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 8Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 9Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 10Reportlinker Adds PE/VC Activity in Medical Devices - Number of PE/VC Investments in Small Sized Medical Devices Companies Has Increased in the Past Four Years 11