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Implementing the new WHO guidelines for the early detection of sensorineural hearing loss in newborns and infants in Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23175885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This brief educational update examines the key recommendations in the new report of the World Health Organisation on newborn and infant hearing screening within the Nigerian context. While acknowledging the goal of universal newborn hearing screening as desirable, the authors highlight the need for all tertiary hospitals in the country to be appropriately equipped to provide at the minimum early hearing detection services for all high-risk newborns including those delivered by consanguineous parents, those with maternal hypertensive disorders, nonelective caesarean section and unskilled birth attendants. In addition to conventional risk factors for infant hearing loss, microcephalic and undernourished infants should be tested based on evidence from local pilot studies. Primary and secondary-level hospitals should maintain an active referral system to the tertiary centres within a multidisciplinary framework to assure the best of care for the affected infants.
B O Olusanya; A L Okhakhu; A O Somefun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Duplicate Publication; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian quarterly journal of hospital medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0189-2657     ISO Abbreviation:  Nig Q J Hosp Med     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  2012-12-11     Revised Date:  2012-12-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713944     Medline TA:  Nig Q J Hosp Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Hearing Tests
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Screening / methods*
Nigeria / epidemiology
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
Risk Factors
World Health Organization*

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