AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

These are summaries of guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Jan 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron Supplementation in Pregnant Women to Improve Maternal Health and Birth Outcomes: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women to prevent adverse maternal health and birth outcomes.


Jan 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with abnormal blood glucose to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity.


Dec 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young Children: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in children ages 6 to 24 months.


Aug 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Aged 5 Years or Younger: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delay and disorders in children aged 5 years or younger.


Jun 1, 2015 Issue
Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant, asymptomatic adults.


May 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.


May 1, 2015 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.


May 1, 2015 Issue
Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults.


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men ages 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.


Apr 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in persons at high risk for infection.


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