Diabetes screening using BP misses more than half of cases

07/19/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's diabetes screening criteria using a blood pressure threshold of 135 mmHg/80 mmHg had 44.4% sensitivity in detecting the disorder, according to an analysis in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "It is clearly time to reevaluate the current USPSTF criteria for diabetes screening in order to evaluate and make recommendations that can stem the tide of the diabetes epidemic and reduce the risk of complications in those diagnosed with the disease," study authors noted.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs
American Beverage Association
Washington, DC
Senior Manager of Medical Management
Network Health
Medford, MA
Columbus, OH
Manager, Medical Management
Network Health
Medford, MA
Executive Medical Director
Aspirus Network Inc
Wausau, WI