Review: Periodic health examination increases delivery of some clinical preventive service and reduce patient worry: COMMENTARY
- Review: Periodic health examination increases delivery of some clinical preventive service and reduce patient worry. // ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p6
The article cites a study, conducted by L.E. Boulware and colleagues, which focuses on the benefits of the periodic health evaluation (PHE) in terms of delivering preventive services, improving clinical outcomes, and reducing health care costs. The study was published in an issue of the "Annals...
- Annual check-ups aren't needed, US study says. Tanne, Janice Hopkins // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/29/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7621, p631
This article reports on a study in the U.S. that found annual physical examinations are unnecessary and a waste of money and time. The study said patients get messages on prevention through other visits and with the exception of an annual trip to the gynaecologist for women, the annual is...
- Public Expectations and Attitudes for Annual Physical Examinations and Testing. Oboler, Sylvia K.; Prochazka, Allan V.; Gonzales, Ralph; Xu, Stanley; Anderson, Robert J. // Annals of Internal Medicine;5/7/2002, Vol. 136 Issue 9, p652
Background: Recent guidelines for adult prevention do not recommend a comprehensive annual physical examination, but current public expectations in light of this change are unknown. Objective: To determine public belief in the need for and content of an annual physical examination and to examine...
- UK specialists urge the setting up of a national screening agency. White, Caroline // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);04/03/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7188, p896
Reports that specialists in preventive medicine in Great Britain have called for a national publicly accountable screening agency. Significance of a national screening agency; Recommendations of the National Screening Committee; Comment from Doctor Malcolm Law.
- Approach of the Canadian Task Force to the Periodic Health Examination. Fletcher, Suzanne W.; Spitzer, Walter O. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Feb80 Part 1, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p253
Reports on the approach of the Canadian Task Force to the periodic health examination. Reason for the recommendations made by the task force on the implementation of the periodic health examination; Components of the effectiveness of treatment or preventive measure; Indication of the...
- Periodic Health Examination: A Guide for Designing Individualized Preventive Health Care in the Asymptomatic Patient. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Dec81, Vol. 95 Issue 6, p729
Presents a guide for designing individualized preventive health care in the asymptomatic patient. Significance of history taking and physical examination in medical care; Basis of the recommendations provided; Conclusion.
- Improving the Physical Examination. Cayley Jr., William E.; Cayley, William E Jr // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/4/2016, Vol. 316 Issue 13, p1410
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Reengineering the physical examination for the new millennium?" by William G. Nelson, Antony Rosen, and Peter J. Pronovost in the June 14, 2016 issue.
- Improving the Physical Examination-Reply. Nelson, William G.; Rosen, Antony; Pronovost, Peter J. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/4/2016, Vol. 316 Issue 13, p1410
A response from the authors of the article "Reengineering the physical examination for the new millennium?" in the June 14, 2016 issue is presented.
- A Randomized, Controlled, Trial of Short Cycle Intermittent Compared to Continuous Antiretroviral Therapy for the Treatment of HIV Infection in Uganda. Reynolds, Steven J.; Kityo, Cissy; Hallahan, Claire W.; Kabuye, Geoffrey; Atwiine, Diana; Mbamanya, Frank; Ssali, Francis; Dewar, Robin; Daucher, Marybeth; Davey Jr., Richard T.; Mugyenyi, Peter; Fauci, Anthony S.; Quinn, Thomas C.; Dybul, Mark R. // PLoS Clinical Trials;Apr2010, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Special section p1
Background: Short cycle treatment interruption could reduce toxicity and drug costs and contribute to further expansion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs. Methods: A 72 week, non-inferiority trial enrolled one hundred forty six HIV positive persons receiving ART (CD4+ cell count...