+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Cost benefit analysis of screening spina bifida

, : Cost benefit analysis of screening spina bifida. New Zealand Medical Journal 93(685): 386-389

Cost benefit analysis of establishing and running a mass serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) screening service for neural tube defects (NTDS) in the Auckland Hospital Board area has been undertaken and a cost benefit index derived. From a population of 14 066 pregnant women per year, assuming present booking patterns continue, 8017 women could be screened for NTDS. Such screening could reduce severe spina bifida in liveborn babies by 38.8 percent.


PMID: 6166913

Other references

Haga, E., 1994: The helpless will help. Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening 114(30): 3566-3566

Sone, H.; Akanuma, Y.; Yamada, N., 2007: Metabolic syndrome in Japanese patient with diabetes analysis from JDCS. Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine 64 Suppl 9: 74-83

Wells Andrew; Goff James, 2007: Coastal dunes in Westland, New Zealand, provide a record of paleoseismic activity on the Alpine Fault. Regional episodes of coastal progradation and dune formation in South Westland, New Zealand, have quickly followed all known Alpine fault earthquakes since A.D. 1200. This reflects rapid transport of large postseismic sediment pulses from mountain...

Im, K.Sung.; Kim, S.; Lim, J.Uk.; Jeon, J.Won.; Shin, H.Phil.; Cha, J.Myung.; Joo, K.Ro.; Lee, J.Il.; Park, J.Jun., 2016: Life-threatening Duodenal Ulcer Bleeding from a Ruptured Gastroduodenal Artery Aneurysm in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Vasculopathy is rarely reported in neurofibromatosis type 1, but when it occurs it primarily involves the aorta and its main branches. Among vasculopathies, aneurysmal dilatation is the most common form. Although several case reports concerning an...

Fernández-Ramos, Jín.A.; López-Laso, E.; Camino-León, R.; Gascón-Jiménez, F.J.; Jiménez-González, M.Dolores., 2016: Experience in molecular diagnostic in hereditary neuropathies in a pediatric tertiary hospital. Introduccion. La enfermedad de Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) es la neuropatia hereditaria sensitivomotora mas frecuente. Avances en el diagnostico molecular han incrementado las posibilidades diagnosticas de estos pacientes. Pacientes y metodos. Estud...

Guangul, F.M.; Sulaiman, S.A.; Ramli, A., 2013: Gasifier selection, design and gasification of oil palm fronds with preheated and unheated gasifying air. Oil palm frond biomass is abundantly available in Malaysia, but underutilized. In this study, gasifiers were evaluated based on the available literature data and downdraft gasifiers were found to be the best option for the study of oil palm fronds...

Leonardi Giuseppe; Coombs Walter P.J.; Haubold Hartmut; Lockley Martin G., 1987: The phalangeal formula of the Reptilia. Pages 63-64 1987

Bastow, E.L.; Peswani, A.R.; Tarrant, D.S.J.; Pentland, D.R.; Chen, X.; Morgan, A.; Staniforth, G.L.; Tullet, J.M.; Rowe, M.L.; Howard, M.J.; Tuite, M.F.; Gourlay, C.W., 2016: New links between SOD1 and metabolic dysfunction from a yeast model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. NlmCategory="UNASSIGNED">A number of genes have been linked to familial forms of the fatal motor neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Over 150 mutations within the gene encoding superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) have been i...

Cunningham, J.; Calsyn, R.J.; Burger, G.K.; Morse, G.A.; Klinkenberg, W.Dean., 2007: Client outcomes and the working alliance in the client-case manager relationship: a causal analysis. This study investigated the causal relationship between the working alliance and client outcomes in the client-case manager relationship. All 162 study participants received services fiom a case manager who worked as a member of an assertive commu...

Avrorova, O.P., 1976: Multiple otogenous abscesses of the brain. Zhurnal Ushnykh, Nosovykh i Gorlovykh Boleznei 2): 61-64