Canada lags on newborn screening
- The Newborn Examination: Part II. // American Family Physician;01/15/2002, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p265
Part II. Discusses medical examination for anomalies and disorders of the abdomen, pelvis, extremities, genitalia and spine in newborn infants. Details on anomalies in the abdomen; Examination for developmental hip dysplasia; Management of inguinal hernia and hydrocele.
- Testing for Disorders at Birth. Potvin, Fern R. // Exceptional Parent;Aug2000, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p90
Part I. Presents an overview of newborn screening in the United States. Descriptions of the common tested disorders; Reasons why screening have not always been performed; Information on tandem mass spectrometry, a method used in newborn screening. INSET: Glossary.
- Early hospital discharge and newborn metabolic screening. // American Family Physician;2/15/94, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p665
Presents an examination of Coody and associates reported in `Clinical Pediatrics' journal, August 1993 issue on the neonatal screening programs and the effect of health insurance status on the timing of the screening. Review of medical records of infants; Types of medical coverage;...
- Newborns benefit from screening. // State Legislatures;Apr97, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p8
Reports on a law in Colorado that requires second screening of babies seven to fourteen days after birth for purposes of preventing serious health problems.
- Newborn Screening for Metabolic Diseases. Millington, David S. // American Scientist;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p40
Discusses several newborn screening techniques for metabolic diseases. Cause of metabolic diseases; Challenges of diagnosing metabolic diseases; Treatments for metabolic diseases; Information on the newborn testing method developed by the Duke Uni versity Medical Center.
- Screening for a better future. O'Connor, Caroline // World of Irish Nursing;Jun2004, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p39
Focuses on the introduction of a National Newborn Screening Programme to prevent or limit the extent of irreversible neurological damage in newborn infants in Ireland in 1966. Principles of newborn screening; Information on disorders that are inherited as autosomal recessive traits; Procedures...
- Pressure mounts to expand screening of US newborns. Guthrie, Patricia // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/5/2005, Vol. 173 Issue 1, p22
Reports on the recommendation issued by the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children to require states to screen newborn infants in the U.S. in 2005. Screening required by the state of Connecticut among newborns; Status of newborn screening in the...
- Diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in London and South East England before and after the introduction of newborn screening. Lim, M. T. C.; Wallis, C.; Price, J. F.; Carr, S. B.; Chavasse, R. J.; Shankar, A.; Seddon, P.; Balfour-Lynn, I. M. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2014, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p197
Introduction: Newborn screening (NBS) for cystic fibrosis (CF) was introduced to London and South East England in 2007. We wished to assess the details of missed cases, and to compare the age at diagnosis and other clinical parameters, prescreening and postscreening. Methods: Retrospective and...
- The successful "Guthrie test" celebrates its 10th birthday in Brazil! Lopes, Maria Elizabeth Moreira // Revista CiÃªncia & SaÃºde Coletiva;2011, Vol. 16 Issue 1S, p717
The author reflects on the 10th year implementation of the National Neonatal Screening (PNTN) program in Brazil. She stresses that the PNTN provides the diagnosis for congenital hypothyroidism, phenylketonuria (PKU), hemoglobinopathies, and cystic fibrosis. She further emphasizes that the...