28) Neonatal screening is beneficial because presymptomatic
diagnosis of sickle-cell disease, followed by prophylactic penicillin therapy, has been shown to reduce the incidence of pneumococcal sepsis by more than 80%.
NBS programs--a network of public health programs that has enabled invaluable services for presymptomatic
diagnosis and early intervention to be provided to thousands of children affected by metabolic disorders--require advocacy to support funding commensurate with the health services provided.
testing of children (not recommended for individuals <18 years)
Types of genetic tests include newborn screening, diagnostic testing, carrier testing, prenatal and preimplantation testing, predictive and presymptomatic
testing, and forensic testing.
The definitions of genetic information or genetic testing used in the statute, which may cover only predictive genetic information or genetic test results or extend to any information about genetic testing--including an invoice noting the receipt of genetic services, family history, inherited characteristics, or symptomatic or presymptomatic
For example, Gottwald is examining use of hyperspectral radiometry to detect presymptomatic
Giles, UK) display at RSNA 2005 featured technologies designed to "enable an 'early health' model of care in the future, focused on earlier diagnosis, presymptomatic
disease detection, and disease prevention.
Their results provide the foundation for a new type of screening tool for presymptomatic
, at-risk populations.
Epidemic Outbreak Surveillance: Near real-time, presymptomatic
diagnostic detection of pathogens
The infant responded to balloon dilation of the upper esophageal sphincter, with resolution of symptoms and return to presymptomatic
8) Another much less practical means of identifying susceptibility is the in vitro muscle contraction test, which is the only objective means available for identifying a presymptomatic
predisposition to malignant hyperthermia.
The invention also relates to presymptomatic
therapy of individuals who carry deleterious alleles of the HPC2 gene.