Phenylketonuria PKU – Nutritional Therapy in Newborns
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Phenylketonuria PKU – Nutritional Therapy in Newborns

Nutritional therapy should be started as early as possible, preferably during the second week of life, considering that diagnostic confirmation will take place during the first week of life. Depending on the initial value, PHE intake should be excluded until PHE values attain ranges that do not cause neurological damage. It is important to note...

World Thyroid Day – 25th May
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World Thyroid Day – 25th May

  On the 25th of May, the World Thyroid Day is celebrated globally. Thyroid gland disorders are a problem prevalent and inclusive in all age groups globally. The major disorders of the thyroid gland have been reported in over 110 countries of the world with 1.6 billion people at risk and need some form of...

Report: MEMU Conference in Oman
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Report: MEMU Conference in Oman

  Nutricia Metabolic Nutrition and The ZB Foundation The trip was sponsored by Nutricia Metabolic Nutrition. Nutricia believes in providing solutions to health challenges globally where it focuses on Metabolics in Pakistan since the area has not been given a special heed here and only within last two or three years have the emphasis of...

The Role of Nurses in Newborn Screening
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The Role of Nurses in Newborn Screening

  On 12th May the International Nurses Day, The ZB Foundation takes pride in the fact that our Newborn Screening (NBS) program would not have been a success if the field staff and nurses with whom we are associated were not as honest and ethical in their work. Today, we thank them for their work...

Carnitine Deficiency: Supplementation On Time For Happy Ever-After.
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Carnitine Deficiency: Supplementation On Time For Happy Ever-After.

Incidence The incidence of primary carnitine deficiency in the general population is approximately 1 in 100,000 newborns. In Japan, this disorder affects 1 in every 40,000 newborns. The incidence of CDSP varies depending on ethnicity. In Japan, the incidence of CDSP is approximately 1 in 40,000, whereas the frequency in Australia is approximately 1 in...

Glucose-6 Phosphate Deficiency (G6PD Deficiency) – Living With A Special Diet
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Glucose-6 Phosphate Deficiency (G6PD Deficiency) – Living With A Special Diet

  Glucose-6 Phosphate Deficiency (G6PD Deficiency) – Living With A Special Diet Incidence You are more likely to develop this condition if you: Are African American Are of Middle Eastern decent, particularly Kurdish or Sephardic Jewish Are male Have a family history of the deficiency   Global Approximately: 1 in every 12 Greek Cypriots are...

Do Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMDs) Cause Disability?
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Do Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMDs) Cause Disability?

    What is Disability? The Social Security Administration’s impairment listing manual (called the blue book) lists a number of impairments, both physical and mental, that will automatically qualify an individual for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), provided the individual’s condition meets, or is equivalent to, the specified criteria for...

Rare Diseases Day – Exclusive Interview
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Rare Diseases Day – Exclusive Interview

IMDs – Inborn Metabolic Diseases – where newborns lack essential enzymes in the body that can lead to serious complications in a child’s development – are one subset of between 5,000 and 8,000 types of rare diseases that have been detected globally, according to the European Medicines Agency. In an effort to spread awareness regarding this...

Newborn Hearing Tests
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Newborn Hearing Tests

In December 2017, The ZB Foundation was donated Newborn Hearing Test equipment by The Audiology Centre, Lahore. We will soon start this test in Pakistan. It is now time that we introduce this test to parents. With receiving this equipment, we stand with the deaf and hearing impaired communities in their struggle to gain empowerment....