AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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

May 15, 2016 Issue
Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved pharmacotherapy for cessation to adults who use tobacco.


May 1, 2016 Issue
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder 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 autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children for whom no concerns of ASD have been raised by their parents or a clinician.


Apr 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years.


Mar 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.


Feb 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years or older.


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.


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.


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.


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