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Rachel Abrajano

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All About New Born Screening
« on: February 21, 2008, 01:56:19 pm »

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Hey Smarties!

Need your inputs again. Did your child go through the newborn screening test? Why did you think it was important?

Many thanks!

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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 03:56:57 pm »

my baby had his newborn screen test before he was discharged from the hospital.it is important for newborns to be screened to detect certain inherited diseases.these diseases, if untreated, can seriously interfere with a baby's development and early detection can help prevent bigger problems in the future.. :)
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 04:53:26 pm »

Did your child go through the newborn screening test?
- Yes  :)

Why did you think it was important?
- Aside from its being a standard procedure at Makati Med, I felt it was important to have the NBS to make sure my son was not positive for the diseases that were being checked ... good thing his results were all clear  :)
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 12:13:43 pm »


Did your child go through the newborn screening test?
Yes

Why did you think it was important?
As per Mommy sche, its important to detect certain inherited diseases before the onset of symptoms.

By the way, my Son was detected with G6PD. its a red blood cell disorder. Which means his more prone to anemia and if not taken care, might lead to other blood diseases or death.

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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008, 06:21:29 pm »

My daughter took the newborn screening test. It's advisable to take this test to make sure that your baby is not at risk of developing certain illnesses. If she is, at least you know early on about it and can take action ASAP.
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 04:04:47 pm »

my son was also detected w/ G6PD.

we need to remember all those "bawal" to prevent from other diseases... but accdg to our pedia don't treat it as a major sickness...
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2008, 07:23:42 pm »

Did your child go through the newborn screening test?
Yes

Why did you think it was important?
My baby's health condition is very very important and having the NBS will make us aware and well informed of any health concerns.
My son was screened with G6PD, one good thing of early detection means proper care and "correct" food intake. Btw, G6PD has a number of food and medicines/antibiotic that are bawal. And that was known to all family members!
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008, 01:38:42 pm »

btw, what is G6PD? thanks
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2008, 03:53:33 pm »

Yes, my son underwent NBS in 2005 within 24 hours after I gave birth. It is important to detect congenital disorders that might result to a baby's death or developmental problems. NBS is legally mandated in the Philippines. The good news is it's free. In 2006 it was covered as additional benefit by PhilHealth. I got the following from the PhilHealth web site:

"Banzon (Dr. Eduardo P. Banzon, PhilHealth’s Vice President for Health Finance Policy Services) said that the Maternity Care Package for the Third Normal Spontaneous Delivery (NSD) was approved after PhilHealth noted an improved access of mothers to quality maternity care in both hospital and non-hospital facilities after PhilHealth approved the coverage of the 1st and 2nd NSDs. This is likewise in support of the UN Millenium Development Goal of reducing the Maternal Mortality Ratio.

On the other hand, the Newborn Care Benefit Package is in support of the UN’s goal of reducing infant mortality and under-five mortality. The package shall consist of the first dose of Hepatitis B vaccination, newborn screening tests, eye prophylaxis, umbilical cord care, Vitamin K, and thermal care."
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2008, 03:58:29 pm »

Disorders included in the Newborn Screening package

1. Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)
CH results from lack or absence of thyroid hormone, which
is essential to growth of the brain and the body. If the
disorder is not detected and hormone replacement is
not initiated within (4) weeks, the baby’s physical growth
will be stunted and she/he may suffer from mental
retardation.
2. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
CAH is an endocrine disorder that causes severe salt lose,
dehydration and abnormally high levels of male sex
hormones in both boys and girls. If not detected and
treated early, babies may die within 7-14 days.
3. Galactosemia (GAL)
GAL is a condition in which the body is unable to process
galactose, the sugar present in milk. Accumulation of
excessive galactose in the body can cause many
problems, including liver damage, brain damage and
cataracts.
4. Phenylketonuria (PKU)
PKU is a metabolic disorder in which the body cannot
properly use one of the building blocks of protein called
phenylalanine. Excessive accumulation of phenylalanine
in the body causes brain damage.
5. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase
Deficiency (G6PD Def)
G6PD deficiency is a condition where the body lacks the
enzyme called G6PD. Babies with this deficiency may have
hemolytic anemia resulting from exposure to certain drugs,
foods and chemicals.

For further inquiries,
Please contact your obstetrician
or your baby’s pediatrician
Or
Family Health Office
Department of Health
San Lazaro Cmpd., Sta.Cruz
Manila
Tel. No. (02) 7116130 / 7438301 loc. 1728
Or
Newborn Screening Reference Center
National Institute of Health
University of the Philippines Manila
625 Pedro Gil, Ermita, Manila 1000
Tel. No. (02) 5224396
E-mail: info@nsrc-nih.org.ph
URL: http://www.nsrc-nih.org.ph
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008, 10:23:16 am »

hi just want to ask kung gano nyo katagal or kabilis nakuha result ng newborn screening ng babies nyo?
tska diba dapat within 24 hrs yung blood sample?
i am just wondering kasi after 2 days after my cousin gave birth tska palang kinuha yung sample ng blood niya tpos within 3 days nakuha na yung result.
sa inyo ba detailed yung nakalagay? kasi sa kanya may nakalagay lang na 2 columns yung isa within normal limit yung isa naman abnormal.
just wondering kung iba iba talaga for different hospitals.
thanks
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008, 01:34:58 pm »

Yes, both Jared (in 2005) and Bernice(in 2007).

The test was done within 48 hrs (after i gave birth).  i think the release of the result depends on the hospital, sabi kc nun assistant nun pedia ko within 3 months pa daw binibigay sa kanila yun result (i gave birth at The Medical City) pero pag may problem daw tinatawag agad sa kanila within 1 week.

It's important so you will know early if your baby has disorders as written by mom Pinkyn.  :)
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008, 02:52:25 pm »

Yes, within 48 hours required iadminister ang NBS. You'll only get the result fast if an abnormality is found but if none, then you'll not be contacted. I didn't get na the result of my son's NBS from my son's pedia, who assisted during  his delivery but I only called her office to ensure that no abnormality was found. Willing naman yung pedia i-release yung result na galing pa sa NIH-UP Manila.
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008, 03:54:43 pm »

I got the results of my son's NBS the day I was discharged from Makati Med. I think that's their SOP, to give it to the parents regardless if there are findings or not.  :) Which i appreciated naman kasi it gave me peace of mind to see in print that my son didn't have any disorder.  :D
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Re: All About New Born Screening
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 01:29:17 am »

im due to give birth anytime now....will i remind the pedia for the newborn screening test para kay baby ko or ginagawa talaga ito sa lahat ng newborn babies (required kumbaga)?

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