Navigation Links
Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder
Date:6/12/2012

TUESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Routine newborn screening failed to identify about one-fifth of infants with an adrenal gland disorder called congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a new study has found.

This genetic disorder is characterized by a deficiency of the hormones aldosterone and cortisol, and overproduction of male sex hormones (androgens). The effects can range from mild to severe.

In the study, researchers looked at data on more than 800,000 newborns who underwent routine screening in Minnesota between 1999 and 2010. Of those newborns, 52 with congenital adrenal hyperplasia were identified and 15 -- 22 percent -- with the disorder were missed.

The study found that a negative screening result does not definitively rule out the condition, the researchers said.

"Screening programs should educate clinicians about false-negative results so any patient for whom there is clinical concern for [congenital adrenal hyperplasia] can receive immediate diagnostic testing, particularly females with ambiguous genitalia," said Dr. Kyriakie Sarafoglou, of the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.

The study appears June 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has more about congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of the American Medical Association, news release, June 12, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Test links strains of common parasite to severe illness in US newborns
2. Vitamin C improves pulmonary function in newborns of pregnant smoking women
3. Vitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women
4. Cooling Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns: Study
5. Save the Children report shows global health funding often ignores newborn babies
6. IntegraGen launches ARISk test, a genetic screening tool for autism in high-risk children
7. Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
8. Lung Cancer Screening Might Pay Off, Analysis Shows
9. U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screening
10. AstraZeneca and DNDi to collaborate on drug screening for neglected tropical diseases
11. Role of Screening, Monitoring in Early Kidney Disease Unclear
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Newborn Screening May Miss Adrenal-Gland Disorder
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ ... during the summer of 2016. The program was made possible by a Pennsylvania ... Department of Health and Human Services Administration. The broadcast, Use Your Head: ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Russ DiGilio ... the first national #QuackGivesBack campaign which supported local breast cancer organizations during National ... Quack Gives Back initiative, and we’re very pleased with the participation ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, the ... advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung cancer, ... Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up with ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Fla (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... smarter modes of access for customers and employees that are both engaging and ... 7 with Service Smart Technology, the software company revealed today its plans to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce ... service for Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most ... will bring new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 Australia Glaucoma Surgery Devices Market ... report, "Australia Glaucoma Surgery Devices Market Outlook to ... Glaucoma Surgery Devices market. The report provides value, ... and average prices (USD) within market segement - ... company shares and distribution shares data for each ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 Global Interventional Radiology Market: ... global interventional radiology market analyzes the current and ... an elaborate executive summary, including a market snapshot ... sub-segments. The research is a combination of ... bulk of our research efforts along with information ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) has been recognized ... Top Workplaces National Standard. To learn more about ... ... Inc.) ... survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm specializing in organizational ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: