High prevalence of Hepatitis C Infection among adult patients at four urban emergency departments

What is already known about this topic? Targeted testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in emergency departments (EDs) has been demonstrated to be a high-yield and effective intervention for identifying previously unrecognized infections, especially among persons born during 1945–1965. What is added by this report? Opt-out, universal HCV screening in EDs identified that nearly half (47.5%) of infections were among persons born after 1965. … Continue reading High prevalence of Hepatitis C Infection among adult patients at four urban emergency departments

CDC Hepatitis C screening among adults

..CDC is augmenting previous guidance with two new recommendations: 1) hepatitis C screening at least once in a lifetime for all adults aged ≥18 years, except in settings where the prevalence of HCV infection is <0.1% and 2) hepatitis C screening for all pregnant women during each pregnancy, except in settings where the prevalence of HCV infection is <0.1%. The recommendation for HCV testing that … Continue reading CDC Hepatitis C screening among adults

CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States of cancers that affect both men and women. Despite strong evidence that screening for CRC reduces incidence and mortality, CRC screening prevalence is below the national target. This report describes current CRC screening prevalence by age, various demographic factors, and state.. In 2018, 68.8% of adults were up to date … Continue reading CDC Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use

Retrospective cohort study of individuals born with low #birthweight: implications for screening practices

Previous studies have established an association between low birthweight (LBW) and future kidney disease, but few have explored the progression of kidney dysfunction through the pediatric years leading up through adolescence and young adulthood ..glomerular filtration rate (#GFR) between LBW (<2500 grams) and normal birthweight (NBW) Age at follow-up ranged 1–26 years old. GFR was found to be significantly lower in participants born with LBW … Continue reading Retrospective cohort study of individuals born with low #birthweight: implications for screening practices