A new paper published in the International Journal of Epidemiology says that randomized controlled trials (the gold standard method of evaluation) show that few currently available screening tests for major diseases where death is a common outcome have documented reductions in disease-specific mortality
Additional analysis indicated that compared with patients younger than 65 years, disease-specific mortality
increased with age for patients ages 65 to 74 years and patients 75 years or older.
4%) had died, with absolute reductions in all-cause and disease-specific mortality
of approximately 3% in the radical prostatectomy group compared with observation.
She said disease-specific mortality
alerts, sent by the Healthcare Commission (HCC) were not passed on to the health authority by either the trust or the HCC.
A report published in the British Journal of Nutrition revealed a protective effect for a number of antioxidant nutrients against allcause and disease-specific mortality
in older individuals over a 13-year average period.
Patterns of disease-specific mortality
and timing of death suggests that the differences in development of immunity against diseases and nutritional status prior to enlistment are responsible for the observed mortality differentials.
While the 5-year survival for those with hepatocellular carcinoma in the screened group was higher, the disease-specific mortality
rate was not statistically different between the 2 groups.
Although there are data documenting increased cancer detection with screening ultrasonography, there are no data currently available demonstrating that this increased detection adds value by improving important outcomes like disease-specific mortality
Among postmenopausal women who have hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, increasing age correlates with a rise in disease-specific mortality
, independently of tumor, treatment, and patient characteristics, according to a report.