Newborn screening

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  • The Importance Of Parental Control Over Screening

    at another crossroad with privacy rights vs. modern scientific medicine and technology by American poet, fiction writer, and journalist Susan Scutti article The Government Owns Your DNA. What Are They Doing With It? Scutti’s Newsweek article is one of many articles published on genetic testing for newborns in the United States. Genetic testing for neonates dates back to the 1960s when President Kennedy signed…

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  • Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Essay

    Universal Newborn Hearing Screenings Over 50 years ago, audiologists, educators, parents, and medical personnel recognized and stressed the importance of early identification of hearing loss among infants. The understanding for a need for early identification of a child’s hearing loss has led us to the modern technology and assessment of hearing for newborns, most commonly referred to as the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS). In the United States, as of 2007, over 90% of newborns are…

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  • Theme Of Light And Darkness In Frankenstein

    there was never any need for food or water while he was being created by Frankenstein. Like a newborn baby, the monster needs to find sustenance to keep himself alive. “I felt tormented by hunger and thirst. This aroused me from my nearly dormant state, and I ate some berries which I found hanging on the trees, or lying on the ground” (24-27). The monster uses berries to satisfy his hunger and the stream to satisfy his thirst. “I gradually saw plainly the clear stream that supplied me with…

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  • Prostate Cancer Research Paper

    United States. However, the progression of prostate cancer is typically slow and does not metastasize all that often. Due to this, treatments can typically be life saving and prostate cancer deaths have declined ~35% from 1997 to 2007. This can partially be explained by lifestyle changes, hormone therapy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgical treatment; however, large scale screening using prostate specific antigen (PSA) has to account for a substantial impact on the incidence and…

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  • 'Alto Do Gruzeiro' And Bom Jesus De Mata?

    The article talks about poor cities in Brazil, Shantytown called “alto do Gruzeiro” (Crucifix Hill), and Bom Jesus de mata. There is a bell that rings each time an infant or a baby dies. Most of these kids die unnamed and during birth but the fortunate babies who do survive will mostly last two or three months. Alto do Gruzeior is one of the three counties in shantytown that has the poorest representation of the third world countries, shantytown has mostly farms, ranches, sugar plantations and…

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  • Denver Developmental Screening Tool II Analysis

    Denver Developmental Screening Tool II: Explanation and Implementation The Denver Developmental Screening Tool II (DDSTII) is a revision of DDST and DDST-R and is the most widely used developmental screening tool for examining children. It was developed at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colorado; hence it’s name. It screens a child for cognitive delays and behavioral problems from birth to 6 years of age. The sooner the delay is picked up the sooner the child can get…

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  • The Denver Developmental Screening Test Case Study

    Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions that cause physical, learning, language and or behavior disabilities (Thomas, Cotton, Pan, & Ratliff-Schaub, 2012). In the United States, studies have shown that about 16–18% of children in various populations have developmental disorders, yet only 20–30% of them are identified before entering school (Thomas et al, 2012). As a result of this prevalence, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that pediatricians use the…

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  • Newborns Should Require Informed Consent

    Lucille Roybal-Allard quotes “Newborn screening is a public health intervention that involves a simple blood test used to identify many life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin.” Informed consent is permission granted in the knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with full knowledge of the possible risks and benefits. Informed consent is needed to protect both parties. The quandary that is faced is that…

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  • Genetic Screening Essay

    Impacts of Genetic Screening For Parents Genetic screening is defined as "any kind of test performed for the systematic early detection or exclusion of a hereditary disease, the preposition to such a disease or to determine whether a person carries a predisposition that may produce a hereditary disease in offspring." (Godard, Beatrice et al.) Genetic screening is commonly performed for reasons associated with fertility and pregnancy, and, being a relatively new frontier in genetic research,…

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  • Persuasive Essay Against Genetic Testing

    choices and medical management. Newborn screening – Newborn screening is offered right after birth to identify those with a genetic disorder so it can be treated as soon as possible and decrease or prevent the chances of developing the condition. Newborns are tested for serious conditions including phenylketonuria, hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis and other rare metabolic disorders. It is performed by pricking the baby’s heel and collecting a few drops of blood onto a screening card. The blood…

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