Search for dissertations about: "newborn screening thesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words newborn screening thesis.

  1. 1. On the necessity of screening and national registration of congenital cataracts

    Author : Gunilla Magnusson; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN; MEDICINE; congenital cataract; glaucoma; intraocular surgery; posterior capsular opacification PCO ; prevalence; visual acuity VA ; visual impairment; screening; newborn examination; blindness prevention; cost-utility analysis; quality- adjusted life year QALY ;

    Abstract : Objectives: The overall aim of this thesis was to contribute to improvements in the management of congenital cataract by defining the most efficient screening procedure, examining the magnitude of the morbidity rate, optimizing the timing of surgery by relating surgical outcome to age at intervention and severity of visual deprivation and furthermore by evaluating costs versus consequences of introducing the most efficient screening procedure found, on a national basis.Methods: Paper I: 72 children born between 1992 and 1998 in the Stockholm County Council region, Västra Götaland and Halland county, Linköping-Motala, Malmö, and Lund, who had surgery for congenital cataract before the age of one year were included in a retrospective study. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Newborn Infant,capable and vulnerable An interactional perspective

    University dissertation from Department of Psychology

    Author : Cristina Lundqvist; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2000]
    Keywords : breastfeeding; attachment; preterm infant; gender; infant development; screening instrument; Nicu; automatic analysis; Newborn infant; non-nutritive sucking; follow up; infant health; Psychology; Psykologi; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this work was to increase our knowledge of newborn infants and their mothers, gain a better understanding of attachment and the infants' development and identify infants at risk for poorer emotional, social and cognitive development. An interdisciplinary approach was used. Six studies are included in the thesis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pulse oximetry: Evaluation of a potential tool for early detection of critical congenital heart disease

    University dissertation from Department of Psychology

    Author : Anne de-Wahl Granelli; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2009]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN; MEDICINE; pulse oximetry; duct-dependent; newborn screening; congenital heart disease; perfusion index;

    Abstract : Background: About one third of newborns with life-threatening congenital heart disease leave newborn nurseries without the problem being recognized, and risk death or serious damage from circulatory collapse. The main aim of this thesis has been to evaluate if routine newborn screening with pulse oximetry could improve early in-hospital detection of newborns with duct-dependent circulation (DDC). READ MORE

  4. 4. Ultrasound screening for fetal anomalies

    University dissertation from Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University, Faculty of medicine

    Author : Annamari Nikkilä; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2006]
    Keywords : Obstetrik; sexuality; andrology; congenital malformations; ultrasound; gynekologi; andrologi; reproduktion; sexualitet; reproduction; gynaecology; Obstetrics; fetal diagnosis; MEDICIN; MEDICINE;

    Abstract : We studied the prenatal detection rate of various malformations during a study period of 16 years in a population in southern Sweden consisting of 141 240 deliveries. The overall detection rate was 28.4% and the false positive diagnoses were very few. READ MORE

  5. 5. Visual screening of children in Sweden : epidemiological and methodological aspects

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Gun Kvarnström; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to assess the vision screening system and ocular status in Sweden of today, yesterday and tomorrow and to compare the prevalence of ocular disease before and after screening and treatment with special focus on amblyopia.Screening has been defmed by the United States Commission of Chronic Illness (1957) as "the presumptive identification of unrecognized disease or defect by the application oftests, examinations or other procedures, which can be rapidly applied. READ MORE