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Stroek, K. (author), Heijboer, A.C. (author), Bouva, M.J. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Heijnen, M.L.A. (author), Weijman, G. (author), Bosch, A.M. (author), de Jonge, R. (author), Schielen, P.C.J.I. (author), van Trotsenburg, A.S.P. (author), Boelen, A. (author)
Objective: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is defined as thyroid hormone deficiency at birth due to disorders of the thyroid gland (thyroidal CH, CH-T), or the hypothalamus or pituitary (central CH, CH-C). The Dutch Newborn Screening (NBS) strategy is primarily based on determination of thyroxine (T4) concentrations in dried blood spots followed,...
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Zwaveling-Soonawala, N. (author), Trotsenburg, A.S. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author)
Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) may be of thyroidal (CHT) or central origin (CHC). Worldwide, most neonatal screening programs are TSH based and effectively detect CHT. Only a few screening programs measure total or free T4 and TSH simultaneously or stepwise, enabling detection of CHT as well as CHC. A frequently used argument against screening...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Kempers, M.J.E. (author), van der Sluijs Veer, L. (author), Nijhuis-van der Sanden, R.W.G. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), Kooistra, L. (author), Wiedijk, B.M. (author), Last, B.F. (author), de Vijlder, J.J.M. (author), Grootenhuis, M.A. (author), Vulsma, T. (author)
Context: Patients with thyroidal congenital hypothyroidism (CH-T) born in The Netherlands in 1981-1982 showed persistent intellectual and motor deficits during childhood and adulthood, despite initiation of T4 supplementation at a median age of 28 d after birth. Objective: The present study examined whether advancement of treatment initiation to...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Kempers, M.J.E. (author), Lanting, C.I. (author), van Heijst, A.F.J. (author), van Trotsenburg, A.S.P. (author), Wiedijk, B.M. (author), de Vijlder, J.J.M. (author), Vulsma, T. (author)
Context: The Dutch T4-TSH-TBG-based neonatal screening program detects patients with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) of thyroidal (CH-T) as well as central (CH-C) origin. The numbers and characteristics of true-positive and false-positive referrals will differ from other, predominantly TSH-based, screening methods. Objective: The present study...
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Lanting, C.I. (author), van Tijn, D.A. (author), Loeber, J.G. (author), Vulsma, T. (author), de Vijlder, J.J.M. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Context. Since the introduction of screening for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in 1974, the optimal laboratory strategy has been the subject of debate. Objective. To assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of various types of thyroxine (T4)-based strategies to screen for CH. Design, Setting, and Participants. In the Netherlands...
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