• Gastric cancer screening cost-effective in some U.S. populations

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Endoscopic noncardia gastric cancer screening might be cost effective among high-risk ethnicities in the United States, such as Hispanics, blacks and East Asians, despite low prevalence nationwide, according to research published in Gastroenterology.
    Noncardia intestinal-type gastric adenocarcinoma screening is recommended in areas with high prevalence - particularly in Japan and Korea - as it is associated with reduced morbidity and mortality, Monica Saumoy, MD, MS, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical
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  • Depression screening rates low in US

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Sandipan Bhattacharjee
    Although the national screening rate for depression rose significantly after 2009, screening remains low among adults without a depression diagnosis in the United States, according to data published in Psychiatric Services.
    “There are a few studies that have examined the depression screening rate in the general population,” Sandipan Bhattacharjee, MS, PhD, from the department of pharmacy practice and science, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, told Healio Psychiatry. “However, the question that intrigued us was what was happening to
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