Screening Infants Helps, But Care Needs Improvement

Screening Infants Helps, But Care Needs Improvement

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Screening Infants Helps, But Care Needs Improvement

The implementation of newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) in the U.S. allowed for early diagnosis and clinical evaluation of affected infants, and reduced rates of serious lung infections and hospitalizations over time, according to data from the first nine years of universal screening. However, early nutritional deficits and hospitalizations in the first year of life remained high, highlighting there is still room for improvement in CF care following a positive diagnosis from newborn screening…

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