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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Charmaine Patel, M.D. [2]

Introduction to the Screening Page

  • The page name should be "(Disease name) screening", with only the first letter of the title capitalized.
  • Goal: to explain the methods that are used to screen for the disease.
  • As with all microchapter pages linking to the main page, at the top of the edit box put {{CMG}}, your name template, and the microchapter navigation template you created at the beginning.
  • Remember to create links within Wikidoc by placing [[square brackets]] around key words which you want to link to other pages. Make sure you makes your links as specific as possible. For example if a sentence contained the phrase anterior spinal artery syndrome, the link should be to anterior spinal artery syndrome not anterior or artery or syndrome. For more information on how to create links click here.
  • Remember to follow the same format and capitalization of letters as outlined in the template below.
  • You should include the name of the disease in the first sentence of every subsection.

Overview

  • The overview section should include the disease name in the first sentence.
  • The goal is to summarize the screening page in several sentences. This section can be the same as the screening segment on the overview page.
  • To see an example of an overview section on a symptoms page, click here.

Template

  • First Sentence:
According to the [guideline name], screening for [disease name] is not recommended.
OR
According to the [guideline name], screening for [disease name] by [test 1] is recommended every [duration] among patients with [condition 1], [condition 2], and [condition 3].
OR
According to the [guideline name], there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for [disease/malignancy].
  • Examples:
Example 1: According to the American Urological Association, screening for renal cell carcinoma is not recommended.
Example 2: According to the American Cancer Society, screening for colon cancer by colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years for all patients aged > 50 years.
Example 3: According to the the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF), there is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for skin cancers, including melanoma.


  • Additional Sentence:
Additional Sentence 1: Patients with [condition] should be screened earlier.
  • Examples:
Example 1: Patients who have a first degree relative with colon cancer should be screened earlier.

Preferred Template Statements

IF no guidelines exist to indicate that screening is beneficial:

  • There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for [disease/malignancy].

IF screening is specifically not recommended:

  • According to the [guideline name], screening for [disease name] is not recommended.

IF screening is recommended by a reputable source:

  • According to the [guideline name], screening for [disease name] by [test 1] is recommended every [duration] among patients with [condition 1], [condition 2], and [condition 3].

Screening

  • This section can have subheadings to outline the different methods of screening, and the efficacy of each screening method.
  • For an example of a screening subsection with sub-headings within a screening page, click here.

References

  • References should be cited for the material that you have put on your page. Type in {{reflist|2}}.This will generate your references in small font, in two columns, with links to the original article and abstract.
  • For information on how to add references into your page, click here.

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