#NACFC2021 – Newborn Screening Improves Real-world Outcomes

#NACFC2021 – Newborn Screening Improves Real-world Outcomes

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#NACFC2021 – Newborn Screening Improves Real-world Outcomes

For children with cystic fibrosis (CF), newborn screening is associated with markedly improved real-world outcomes, including earlier diagnosis, greater weight and height gains, and fewer bacterial infections, new research demonstrates. In fact, infants are now diagnosed with the genetic disease at a median of 0 months of age — four months sooner than before such screening was available — the research showed. “We demonstrate that CF NBS [newborn screening] in the United States is associated with…

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