CT scans

COMARE report

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/343836/COMARE_16th_Report.pdf

In recent years there has been an emerging use of CT to scan
asymptomatic individuals. This issue was covered in the 12th COMARE report
(COMARE, 2007), which determined that the benefits to the individual would
not be the same as those for a symptomatic patient and that the practice of
whole-body scanning on asymptomatic individuals could not be supported.

Lung CT screening

http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/qa/2002/nlstqaQA

bowel CT screening – uncertain

http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/15/1/97

http://www.cancernz.org.nz/assets/files/info/Screening/CSNZ_PS_ColorectalCancerScreening_16Nov2010.pdf

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening

 

Brain MRI

false positives in patients

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8986148

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa070972

http://www.bmj.com/content/339/bmj.b3016

 

CQC guidance

http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/gac_-_dec_2011_update.pdf

 

Info on lung cancer screening

http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-screening-guidelines/lung-cancer-screening-for-patients.pdf

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf13/lungcan/lungcanfact.pdf
new anticoagualants

Lancet BAFTA trial

“Patients were also excluded if their primary care physician judged, on the basis of risk factors for stroke and haemorrhage, that the patient either should or should not be on warfarin. Thus, random allocation of participants to treatments was ethical, because inclusion was restricted to patients for whom there was clinical uncertainty as to which of the two treatments should be used.”

 

Shared decision aids for atrial fibrillation and medication for stroke prevention

http://sdm.rightcare.nhs.uk/pda/stroke-prevention-for-atrial-fibrillation/

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg180/resources/cg180-atrial-fibrillation-update-patient-decision-aid2

NICE guidance

http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg180/resources/guidance-atrial-fibrillation-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-pdf

 

withheld results from dagibatrin trials

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4670

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