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United Arab Emirates National Newborn Screening Programme: an evaluation 1998-2000.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15751925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the United Arab Emirate National Newborn Screening Programme we compared coverage, timeliness of programme indicators (age at sampling, recall and treatment initiation, timing of specimen delivery and laboratory results) and specimen quality with international standards. Recall rate, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive values and relative incidence rates for phenylketonuria (PKU) and congenital hypothyroidism (CH) were calculated. Investigations for hypothyroidism included thyroid function studies (T3, T4, fT4 and TSH), technetium-99m thyroid scan when possible and thyroglobulin and thyroid antibodies when indicated. PKU investigations included plasma amino acids and measurement of biopterin defects. In the 6 years before December 2000, 138,718 neonates were screened. Relative incidences for CH and for classic PKU were 1:1570 and 1:20,050 respectively.
H al-Hosani; M Salah; D Saade; H Osman; J al-Zahid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:  2003 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-08     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Central Department of Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Aftercare / standards
Age Factors
Amino Acids / blood
Biopterin / blood
Birth Rate
Blood Specimen Collection / standards
Congenital Hypothyroidism
Health Services Needs and Demand
Hypothyroidism / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Neonatal Screening / organization & administration*
Phenylketonurias / blood,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Program Evaluation
Quality Indicators, Health Care / standards
Reference Standards
Sensitivity and Specificity
Technetium / diagnostic use
Thyroglobulin / blood
Thyroid Function Tests
Time Factors
United Arab Emirates / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 22150-76-1/Biopterin; 7440-26-8/Technetium; 9010-34-8/Thyroglobulin

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