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TITLE Neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis   201001.pdf (191.3 KB)
Title in the original language Neonatale screening op cystic fibrosis  201001.pdf (191.3 KB)
Document ID LIB639
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 08/03/2010
Original language of the document Dutch
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Jeannette van Kan
Health Council of the Netherlands
(22/03/2010)
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

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Short description  Based on the outcome of a recent Dutch study, the Health Council of the Netherlands concludes that an adequate method is now available for neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis. In view of the advantages of this type of screening, namely a better feeding status, prevention of an often protracted and aggravating diagnostic process and a decrease in the number of incidents of sickness and hospital admissions, it recommends to include cystic fibrosis in the neonatal screening programme. The recommended protocol comprises four steps, whereby each step is followed by a decision depending on preset criteria whether the next step will be performed or not.
Short description in the original language  In 2005 constateerde de Gezondheidsraad dat pasgeborenen screenen op cystic fibrosis (taaislijmziekte) gezondheidswinst oplevert. Met de daadwerkelijke invoering diende toentertijd nog gewacht te worden omdat de toereikendheid van de screeningsmethoden nog niet was aangetoond. Uit het CHOPIN- onderzoek (Cystic fibrosis Hielprik Onderzoek bij Pasgeborenen In Nederland) blijkt dat er inmiddels een goede teststrategie beschikbaar is, en dat daarom het moment is aangebroken cystic fibrosis in de hielprikscreening op te nemen. Dit valt te lezen in het advies ‘Neonatale screening op cystic fibrosis’ dat de Gezondheidsraad vandaag aan de minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport aanbiedt.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The Health Council of the Netherlands has in 2005 provided the Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport with an Advisory Report on Neonatal Screening. In this advisory report, the Health Council highlights the advantages of neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis (CF), namely a better feeding status, prevention of an often protracted and aggravating diagnostic process and a decrease in the number of ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  De Gezondheidsraad heeft in 2005 aan de minister van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport het advies Neonatale Screening aangeboden. In dat advies wijst de raad op de voordelen van screening van pasgeborenen op cystic fibrosis, namelijk een betere voedingsstatus, het vermijden van een veelal langdurig en belastend diagnostisch proces, en vermindering van het aantal ziekteperiodes en ziekenhuisopnames ...

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