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Neonatology - Pediatrics - Screening Databases

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Principles of Screening
American College of Medical Genetics.
The screening program should have a clearly defined purpose … Distinctions must be made between carrier screening, screening for predisposition to disease, screening for presymptomatic disease, and screening for those affected with disease … Newborn screening is a special case … There should be a defined population for screening … it must be clear whether the purpose is a research or medical care … Screening for clinical purposes preferably should be tied to the availability of intervention … A screening program is more than a laboratory test …

Newborn Screening Fact Sheets
Pediatrics Volume 98, Number 3 September, 1996, pp.473-501
Position Statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Hospital Discharge of the High-Risk Neonate--Proposed Guidelines (RE9812)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Four categories of high risk are identified:
1) the preterm infant.
2) the infant who requires technological support.
3) the infant primarily at risk because of family issues.
4) the infant whose irreversible condition will result in an early death.

Guide to optimal age for surgical interventions
Chilean Society of Pediatric Surgery
Visitor Comments [Support Groups] [Spanish]
General orientation and recommendations for optimal ages of children in need of surgical interventions ... hernia, omphalocele, gastroschisis ... hypospadias, esophageal atresia, ... Poland, ... craniosynostosis ... 


Clinical Resources for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Neonatology on the Web

Neonatology on the Web - Site Index
Neonatology on the Web

Classic Papers in Neonatal Medicine
Neonatology on the Web

Pediatric disorders and diseases reviews
Visitor Comments [for Professionals Mainly]
Listing to illustrated and well referenced authoritative review articles by prestigious experts.

Common Pediatric Health Problems … For Health Care Professionals 187 Problems … For Patients and Families (Consumer Health Information) 200 Problems.

Virtual Children's Hospital
University of Iowa Health Care

Support Organizations

MedMark, 2004
Associations/Societies … Ambulatory pediatric Association … American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry … American Epilepsy Society.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NICHD, April 9, 2008
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American Academy of Pediatrics
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Last Updated: 2008/5/20


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