Navigation Links
Chair of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Pledges to Recommend Re-evaluation of Recent Glaucoma Findings
Date:10/24/2007

ce of such scientific advances a federally

chartered advisory body would come along and say there is not sufficient

evidence to suggest that a family doctor such as myself should refer

patients at risk to be screened for glaucoma? [The USPSTF] finding

contradicts all recognized standards of care and seemingly contradicts

billions of dollars of scientific research invested by HHS under my

leadership and that of my successors."

Dr. Sullivan was introduced by Former Assistant U.S. Surgeon General and Potomac Senior Fellow, Adm. Roscoe Moore, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.P.H., USPHS (Ret.) who served as a conference co-chair. According to Dr. Moore, "The crux of the conference turned on the question of whether federally-funded clinical trials conducted between 1980 and 2005 had shown clear evidence of benefit to patients from detecting and treating glaucoma." The federal task force had been unable to find conclusive proof through a thorough review of the clinical trials literature and therefore rendered its finding of "insufficient evidence" to recommend for or against screening for glaucoma in Americans. This finding is of major importance because if incorporated into national policy it would affect the care of two million Americans at risk of blindness from glaucoma.

A succession of scientists, including Dr. Richard Parrish, Associate Dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Dr. Rohit Varma, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California; and Dr. Eve Higginbotham, Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, presented new data, which were not widely available at the time of the task force deliberation, that establish a link between early glaucomatous optic nerve loss and loss in visual function, particularly driving ability. Dr. Javitt presented evidence from the data files maintained by the Medicare program that even moderate vision loss confers significant additional direct cost on the fed
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. New Chair Invented To Relieve Backache
2. Wood Appointed As the First Chair of SAADAT
3. ISB To Establish Research Chair On Real Estate And Urban Studies
4. Disabled Children Claims For NHS Funded Wheelchairs
5. Robot Wheelchair Maybe Helpful for Wheelchair-dependent Patients
6. Wheelchair Raises A Furore
7. Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer
8. Research on causes for falling helps develop preventive strategies
9. Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines
10. Poor Preventive Measures Taken By Diabetics
11. Diabetics Should Adopt Better Preventive Measures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2015)... Hawaii (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Four Seasons ... is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, having officially opened ... milestone, the luxury resort is honoring over 70 employees who ... resort -- from amongst the approximately 400 original employees. ... the Resort’s Oceanfront Lawn. , This Four Seasons ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Regulatory Compliance Associates® Inc. (RCA), ... and technical consulting, announces Mr. Seyed Khorashahi has ... , Before joining RCA, Mr. Khorashahi had over ... all aspects of developing safety-critical medical devices. ... Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc., Baxter Healthcare, and Beckman ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... A true renaissance man—some might call him a “Jack ... band Khazad Doom, has long inspired his countless fans. That ... odds. His motto throughout his life has always been “Got ... before him. And that attitude, born amidst the turmoil and ... a new generation. , As Eadon knows, when you have ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 In light of the ... Xarelto (rivaroxaban) tablets, Ford & Associates Nationwide ... helpful for future users, but may come too late ... taking the drug. The FDA has now included the ... Reactions on Xarelto's label. The term “cytolytic hepatitis” has ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 What are the ... physicians request references? When are interviews scheduled, how can ... opportunities?, Both training and practicing physicians who are looking ... questions and more at the PracticeLink Physician Career Advancement ... drop-in Job Fair is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Celebrating Four Seasons Resort Maui’s 25th Anniversary 2Health News:Regulatory Compliance Associates® Inc. Welcomes Seyed Khorashahi as Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Cult Rock Star’s “Got To Make It” Attitude Inspires New Generations 2Health News:Cult Rock Star’s “Got To Make It” Attitude Inspires New Generations 3Health News:Ford & Associates Nationwide Legal Services, A.P.C., Comments on Xarelto Lawsuits Upon FDA Revisions 2Health News:Ford & Associates Nationwide Legal Services, A.P.C., Comments on Xarelto Lawsuits Upon FDA Revisions 3Health News:Ford & Associates Nationwide Legal Services, A.P.C., Comments on Xarelto Lawsuits Upon FDA Revisions 4Health News:PracticeLink to Host a Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair in Houston 2
... minutes of vigorous activity a week , , THURSDAY, Dec. ... people in the United States last year met the ... of those people met the Healthy People 2010 physical ... , According to the 2008 guidelines, released in ...
... Ga., Dec. 4 Aflac Incorporated,(NYSE: AFL ... at the Goldman,Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2008. ... Aflac Incorporated, and he is,scheduled to make a presentation ... Aflac Incorporated presentation, Mr. Cloninger will discuss the,company,s outlook ...
... Offers Strategies to Manage Stress and Promote Health during Holidays , ... -- As reports about the extent of the recession in ... the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that more than eight out ... crisis is impacting women and families most. , ...
... nerve problem best diagnosed with combination of assessments, researchers ... combination of blood tests and other specialized assessments seems ... a common nerve problem called neuropathy, according to new ... , Neuropathy, which affects one in 50 people in ...
... for sickle cell disease and thalassemia , , THURSDAY, ... a gene mutation that inhibits the production of ... sickle cell disease and thalassemia. , The finding ... restore some hemoglobin production, turning these life-threatening diseases ...
... Commander of The American Legion Department of Indiana has released ... VA Medical Center: , , ... Indiana, more than 120,000 war time veterans, are following the ... Center with dismay and keen interest. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines 2Health News:Almost Two-Thirds of Americans Meet Exercise Guidelines 3Health News:Aflac Incorporated To Present at the Goldman Sachs U.S. Financial Services Conference 2008 2Health News:Financial Concerns Top List of Holiday Stressors for Women, Families with Children 2Health News:Financial Concerns Top List of Holiday Stressors for Women, Families with Children 3Health News:Financial Concerns Top List of Holiday Stressors for Women, Families with Children 4Health News:Doctors Issue New Neuropathy Test Guidelines 2Health News:Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found 2Health News:Gene Behind Childhood Anemias Found 3Health News:American Legion, Department of Indiana Releases Statement Concerning Revelations of Illicit Drug Trafficking at Roudebush VA Medical Center 2
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015   BioLife Solutions ... developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade ... and precision thermal shipping products for cells ... Seattle Business Magazine has named the Company its 2015 ... Seattle Business Magazine Associate Publisher Michael Romoser ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 2, 2015  BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ... approximately 313,000 square feet of space in the most ... the world through the termination of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, leases ... effective February 28, 2015. BioMed Realty will receive ... immediately begin to reposition the properties to meet the ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE MKT: IMUC) today announced that it ... 2014 on March 9, 2015. The Company also plans to hold ... 2015, at 5:00 pm ET. The call will be hosted by ... , , , LIVE CALL:  , , , (877) ... , , , , , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioLife Solutions Wins Washington State 2015 Silver Award for Achievement in Medical Technology from Seattle Business Magazine 2BioLife Solutions Wins Washington State 2015 Silver Award for Achievement in Medical Technology from Seattle Business Magazine 3BioMed Realty Gets Back 313,000 Square Feet Of Valuable Real Estate In Cambridge Innovation District 2BioMed Realty Gets Back 313,000 Square Feet Of Valuable Real Estate In Cambridge Innovation District 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics to Report 2014 Financial Results on March 9, 2015; a Business Update Conference Call and Webcast is Scheduled for March 12, 2015 2
... 2012  Boehringer Ingelheim will present results from LUX-Lung ... investigating afatinib in patients with stage IIIB or ... epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation (EGFR M+), ... Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, June ...
... May 16, 2012  Leading events organiser UBM Conferences ... announced details of the forthcoming CPhI Extractables and Leachables ... 2pm IST/9:30am GMT/4:30pm CST. The free to attend webinar ... extractables and leachables and during drug development, in addition ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boehringer Ingelheim to present pivotal Phase III results for afatinib in first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC at ASCO 2012 2Boehringer Ingelheim to present pivotal Phase III results for afatinib in first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC at ASCO 2012 3Boehringer Ingelheim to present pivotal Phase III results for afatinib in first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC at ASCO 2012 4Boehringer Ingelheim to present pivotal Phase III results for afatinib in first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC at ASCO 2012 5Boehringer Ingelheim to present pivotal Phase III results for afatinib in first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC at ASCO 2012 6Boehringer Ingelheim to present pivotal Phase III results for afatinib in first-line treatment of EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC at ASCO 2012 7Global Webinar Focuses on Considerations for Extractables and Leachables 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: