Screening for carotid artery stenosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement

Ned Calonge, Diana B. Petitti, Thomas G. DeWitt, Leon Gordis, Kimberly D. Gregory, Russell Harris, Kenneth W Kizer, Michael L. LeFevre, Carol Loveland-Cherry, Lucy N. Marion, Virginia A. Moyer, Judith K. Ockene, George F. Sawaya, Albert L. Siu, Steven M. Teutsch, Barbara P. Yawn

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Abstract

Description: Update of the 1996 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement about screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in the general population. Methods: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force examined the evidence on the natural history of CAS; systematic reviews of the accuracy of screening tests; observational studies of the harms of screening and treatment of asymptomatic CAS; and randomized, controlled trials of the benefits of treatment for CAS with carotid endarterectomy. Recommendation: Do not screen for asymptomatic CAS in the general adult population. (Grade D recommendation).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)854-859
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Internal Medicine
Volume147
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 18 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Calonge, N., Petitti, D. B., DeWitt, T. G., Gordis, L., Gregory, K. D., Harris, R., Kizer, K. W., LeFevre, M. L., Loveland-Cherry, C., Marion, L. N., Moyer, V. A., Ockene, J. K., Sawaya, G. F., Siu, A. L., Teutsch, S. M., & Yawn, B. P. (2007). Screening for carotid artery stenosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Annals of Internal Medicine, 147(12), 854-859.