TITLE

Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis: evidence for benefit

AUTHOR(S)
Balfour-Lynn, Ian M.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2008, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the controlled trial in the Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Neonatal Screening Project. It reports that the trial has found an association between early poor nutrition in the non-screened children againsts later cognitive differences. Relative to this, it also reveals that early diagnosis of an affected child diagnosed during the newborn screening (NBS) allows genetic counseling for the parents and gives them the early opportunity to make informed decisions about having another children.
ACCESSION #
31220805

 

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