Navigation Links
Change in mammography guidelines questioned
Date:1/28/2010

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (Jan 28 2010) The methodology and evidence behind a widely publicized change in national mammography guidelines is questionable, according to a review in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), published by SAGE.

In November 2009, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine discussing the screening techniques for the early detection of breast cancer. A few isolated portions of that report, regarding recommended changes for the use of mammography, were widely discussed in the media, and garnered tremendous public attention.

This new JDMS article provides an evidenced-based review of the work and recommendations contained in the USPSTF report and raises the question whether the controversial conclusions for breast cancer screening were supported by established scientific measurement and research standards. The JDMS review found low methodological scores in the USPSTF report, which may place in question the recommendations generated from the report.

The article concludes that, despite the report's depiction as a systematic review, the USPSTF report was actually just a review of literature, which reduces the overall scientific impact of the report to a much lower level in the hierarchy of evidence.

"Even though the methodology used by the USPSTF is not clear and the level of evidence is questionable, the proposed recommendations have been highly publicized." writes author Kevin D. Evans. "The most appropriate way to guarantee patients are receiving quality health care is to become adept at reviewing published research and implementing information that will change current practice patterns."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Gilden
media.inquiries@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Change of Auditor
2. HealthEquity Partners with State of Utah to Launch Pilot of Utah Health Exchange
3. Lotus Pharmaceuticals Announces Key Changes
4. Health Reform Tax Changes: Good Progress for Workers; Union to Keep Working for Better Bill
5. Medifast, Inc. Complaints Against FDI Pending With the United States Department of Justice, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Maryland Securities Commissioner
6. AUDIO from Medialink and Whirlpool: Change Your Refrigerator Water Filter Month
7. Cantel Medical to Ring the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on January 14, 2010
8. Monitoring of high-risk medications unchanged despite FDA warnings
9. Electronic Payment Exchange Corporate Headquarters Moves to a New Location to Support Record Growth
10. Immune responses to tetanus vaccine unchanged for RA patients on rituximab
11. Multiple patient samples of an analyte improve detection of changes in clinical status
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... Hands On Mobile Spa, has announced they now have a ... been transformed into a utopia for the Long Island community ... The Virtual Tour showcases the beauty of the Spa On ... more. , The Virtual Tour shows viewers each of the ... overhauled Winnebago. Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director states " It's hard to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 19, 2014 After a 13-year ... is again returning to the stage to entertain his ... for concert performances, and the successful tour has been ... announced. , Visit Ticketability.com for a ... Detroit shows at fair prices. , Music fans have ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study ... moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- ... Hot flashes are common during menopause, affecting about ... also affect women after menopause, since they then face ... "Our findings suggest women who exhibit moderate or severe ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common ... of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, ... David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL ... than 500 people newly diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma -- ... of the leading causes of blindness. About 45 ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... RI (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... recognize private practices that have made outstanding and ... in support and progression of private practice physical ... American Physical Therapy Association. , On behalf of ... OCS, owner and CEO of Performance accepted the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 2Health News:A Virtual Tour Of Hands On Mobile Massage Spa Is Now Available 3Health News:Garth Brooks Tickets for Joe Louis Arena: Ticketability.com Becomes a Popular Destination for Discount Tickets for Garth Brooks’ Detroit Concerts Set for February 27-28 2Health News:Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study 2Health News:Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug 2Health News:Performance Physical Therapy Awarded with Jayne L. Snyder Private Practice of the Year 2014 2
... minister Andy Kerr has ordered the closure of two hospitals ... close the hospitals in the border as part of a ... the 80-year-old nine-bed Queen Margaret Hospital in Jedburgh and the ... worked hard to save the community hospitals. The Jedburgh Provost ...
... of laws was initiated by Quebec Health Minister Philippe Couillard ... health-care insurance //. ,The Supreme Court of Canada ... on June 9, 2005,ruling that Quebec had failed to prove ... medicare, was justified. However with the development of Bill ...
... fast-growing medical tourism industry is set to get a ... the entire range of medicare facilities overseas//. ,Global ... a leading travel firm, have signed an agreement to ... Africa, Canada and the Middle East. ...
... study has shed light on a different dimension to ... during childhood. // Insecure feelings experienced during childhood and ... of one’s body that can translate into an eating ... very early due to insecure attachment and separation anxiety. ...
... women, women overweight in their teens or later are at ... was conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical ... 2,110 women with and without ovarian cancer. The study of ... in recent years or at the age of 18, were ...
... boy’s divorced parents, whether to circumcise their son or not. ... inflammation in last year, his mother needs her son to be ... is fine and if circumcision was done it will result in ... 2003 divorce decree has given the rights to decide on the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Quebecers To Choose Private Health-Care Insurance 2Health News:Plan to Promote the Medicare Facilities of India to Abroad 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major ... of enrollment in its first Phase 2a study, ... confirmed the 1-month findings that were reported in ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO , , ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bf3b6l/electrocardiogram ) has ... - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018" report ... Global Electrocardiogram Devices (ECG) sector is ... North America accounts for nearly 36% ... Europe claims approximately 27% (2018). ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... has been added to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ... will become effective upon market open on December ... is designed to track the performance of a ... either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5Electrocardiogram (ECG) Devices - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Electrocardiogram (ECG) Devices - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Electrocardiogram (ECG) Devices - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index 4
... 18, 2011 What:   ... analysis of FDA,s 510(k) regulatory pathway—through which more than ... within it. The study is the most comprehensive survey ... FDA,s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is ...
... DIEGO, May 18, 2011 aTyr Pharma ... that Melissa Ashlock, M.D., has joined as vice ... Ashlock,s experience in translating novel biology into drug ... team in the development of innovative therapeutic approaches ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Findings From Largest Industry Assessment of 510(k) Process to be Released on May 24, 2011 2Translational Science Expert, Dr. Melissa Ashlock, Joins aTyr Pharma to Advance Physiocrine-based Therapeutics 2Translational Science Expert, Dr. Melissa Ashlock, Joins aTyr Pharma to Advance Physiocrine-based Therapeutics 3
... The Research pro Electronic Pipette is ... the laboratory. Its easy-to-follow display, ergonomically-placed operating ... pipetting, dispensing, reverse pipetting and diluting make ... the simple functions of a manual pipette ...
... to Use , The new Finnpipette Novus is so ... only a few minutes. With the intuitive instantly familiar ... the pipetting functions you need quickly and easily. The ... the full names of all functions. The easily ...
... Transfer an Entire Column of a 384 Well ... throughput with 384 well plates, you need a ... spacing. Thats exactly what you get with our ... software (see Impact/Impact2), this innovation was specifically designed ...
... an Entire Column of a 384 Well Plate ... with 384 well plates, you need a pipettor ... Thats exactly what you get with our 16-channel ... (see Impact/Impact2), this innovation was specifically designed to ...
Medicine Products: