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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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

Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in asymptomatic adults with sustained blood pressure (treated or untreated) greater than 135/80 mm Hg.


Oct 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Spirometry: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using spirometry.


Sep 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Illicit Drug Use: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening adolescents, adults, and pregnant women for illicit drug use.


Aug 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Prostate Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening in men younger than 75 years.


Jul 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus, before or after 24 weeks' gestation.


Jun 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for High Blood Pressure: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults 18 years and older.


Aug 1, 2008 Issue
Counseling About Proper Use of Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints and Avoidance of Alcohol Use While Driving
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on counseling about the proper use of motor vehicle occupant restraints and avoidance of alcohol use while driving.


Jul 1, 2008 Issue
Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy to Prevent Preterm Delivery
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations and supporting scientificevidence on screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy to prevent preterm delivery.


May 1, 2008 Issue
Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Newborns: Recommendation Statement
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for sickle cell disease in newborns and the supporting scientific evidence; it also updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.


Apr 1, 2008 Issue
Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis: Recommendation Statement
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for carotid artery stenosis and the supporting scientific evidence, and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.


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