Treatment of cystic fibrosis following infant screening

Wainwright, Claire E. (2011) Treatment of cystic fibrosis following infant screening. Therapy, 8 6: 613-622. doi:10.2217/thy.11.80

Author Wainwright, Claire E.
Title Treatment of cystic fibrosis following infant screening
Journal name Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-0708
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2217/thy.11.80
Volume 8
Issue 6
Start page 613
End page 622
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Future Medicine
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis has become more widespread over the last 5 years with the recent introduction of screening programs across the USA and UK, as well as many other parts of Europe. Most of Australia and New Zealand have had newborn screening programs for more than 15 years. Newborn screening has been shown to improve both short-and long-term nutritional outcomes and provide an important opportunity for the provision of information and education to families, in addition to the opportunity of early referral to a specialist cystic fibrosis center. There is a growing awareness of early lung disease in infants diagnosed through newborn screening, while evidence for treatment of infants to prevent progression of lung disease following newborn screening remains limited owing to the lack of interventional trials in this young age group.
Keyword Airway clearance
Clinical trials
Cystic fibrosis
Fat soluble vitamin deficiency
Infection control
Newborn screening
Pancreatic insufficiency
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Staphylococcus aureus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
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