Nutritional Therapy of Tyrosinemia
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Nutritional Therapy of Tyrosinemia

What causes Tyrosinemia? In Tyrosinemia, the protein Tyrosine does not get broken down because of enzyme deficiency due to genetic problems. Tyrosine is converted to Succinylacetone, which builds up in the blood and other body tissues which leads to liver damage and interferes with another enzyme leading to neurologic problems. Without treatment, Tyrosinemia leads to...

Phenylketonuria (PKU) – The Dietary Management on Different Levels.
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Phenylketonuria (PKU) – The Dietary Management on Different Levels.

  Frequency of PKU PKU has a frequency of roughly 1 in every 10,000 births and is one of the “rare” genetic diseases.   Treatment – Nutritional Therapy Optimal treatment requires diagnosis to be done as soon as possible, ideally in the second week of life (before 1 month of life), strict monitoring throughout life...

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...

The ZB Foundation -Child Mortality Rate and Newborn Screening
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The ZB Foundation -Child Mortality Rate and Newborn Screening

According to UNICEF’s latest report, Pakistan has an alarming rate of child mortality. At The ZB Foundation, we are testing samples of many newborn babies and as a result, we are receiving accurate data for babies born with diseases that are readily preventable or treatable with proven, cost-effective interventions. Watch our short video, the figures...

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...