HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Auditory screening for newborns can be successful, UT Southwestern researchers report

DALLAS Jan. 27, 2005 Universal screening of newborns' hearing at large public hospitals, which annually deliver tens of thousands of babies, can be done more effectively when infants are not only tested four hours after birth as required by many states but also by rescreening those with a suspected problem before discharge and, if necessary, retesting infants at 10 days old, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers reported.

A four-year study at Parkland Memorial Hospital, published in the January edition of the Journal of Pediatrics, showed that rescreening infants who fail the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS), given four hours after birth, reduces the number of false positives and that providing outpatient retesting at the birth hospital improves the number who returned for follow-up.

"Our study demonstrates that Universal Newborn Hearing Screening can be successfully implemented in a public hospital with a larger number of annual births than many U.S. states and territories, including Rhode Island, New Hampshire, the Virgin Islands, and Guam," said Dr. Angela Shoup, assistant professor of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, who leads UT Southwestern's communicative and vestibular disorders program.

Doctors at Parkland UT Southwestern faculty physicians and medical residents deliver nearly 17,000 babies a year, more than any other U.S. hospital. Selective hearing screening for high-risk and neonatal intensive care unit newborns has been conducted since 1986. Universal screening of all neonates was begun in 1999. Babies who do not initially pass are rescreened by technicians before being discharged from the hospital. Parents of babies who still show signs of impairment are instructed to bring them back to Parkland as outpatients to be retested 10 to 12 days after discharge. Only those who do not pass again are referred for diagnostic evaluation.

"Newborns may not pass the initial hearing screening for a v
'"/>

Contact: Kara Lenocker
kara.lenocker@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
27-Jan-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Auditory test to help identify learning impaired
2. Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
3. Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
4. Three-year cervical cancer screening recommendations may be applicable for certain women with HIV
5. New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
6. Prostate cancer screening practices examined
7. Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
8. Exercise tolerance is good screening test for chest pain patients
9. Fewer false alarms when mammographers have greater experience screening healthy breasts
10. Mayo Clinic researcher calls for improved newborn screening
11. Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/7/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 07, 2018 , ... Start your ... with 12 different sports experiences from which to choose. Pedal power is the name ... Repair Drag Strip Experience or turning left on the miniature Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. ...
(Date:9/2/2018)... ... September 02, 2018 , ... Eaton Hotel ... change. The hotel itself, which opened this week, inspires creativity and innovation among ... more. , Eaton Hotel DC currently features 209 hotel rooms, a wellness center, ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2018 , ... ... hospitals | 2018" list. , This list includes independent community hospitals as well ... while others care for small communities outside of large cities. The hospitals continue ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... Nitro Circus hosted the inaugural A ... – an action sports gathering to celebrate the life of Erik Roner, world-renowned skier, ... for Erik’s wife, Annika and their two small children, Oskar (8) and Kasper (4). ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... ... Inc.’s “hit” list. The company, a small molecule drug discovery and development ... September 2017 with a mission to develop a first-in-class therapeutic targeting rare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... ... New York City is currently the epicenter of the tennis world, as ... fourth and final jewel in the 2018 grand slam crown – The US Open. ... the players’ footwork be highlighted. , “Today’s tennis isn’t that of your grandmother,” says ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... Precision Orthopedics & Sports Medicine ... in Irving and Southlake. Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery, Dr. Gengler will practice ... John Milani, Dr. Jaytinder Sandhu, and Dr. Tariq Hendawi beginning September 4, 2018. ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... September 01, 2018 , ... The 2017 ... on the company’s continued efforts to “Create a Better Future” through a focus ... of natural resources. , “2017 was a positive year for Shaw, as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: