Wednesday, August 29, 2012

USPSTF Questions Routine CKD Screening

Reuters Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (8/28, Pittman) reports that on Monday, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said that there currently is not enough evidence to recommend that healthy individuals undergo screening for kidney disease.
        HealthDay Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (8/28, Preidt) reports that in a news release, task force member Dr. Joy Melnikow said, "While mild abnormalities in kidney function are very common in the United States, we know surprisingly little about whether screening adults with no signs or symptoms of chronic kidney disease will improve health outcomes." Additionally, "in its recommendation, the task force also called for further research to fully assess the benefits and harms of screening for chronic kidney disease." The new "recommendation is published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine and on the task force's website."

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