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...

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....

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) Prognosis and Outlook The long-term outlook (prognosis) for people with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is usually good. With lifelong treatment, affected people typically have good health and normal life spans. However, problems with psychological adjustment are common, particularly in people with genital abnormalities. If congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is treated soon...

Next Generation Sequencing Seminar 2017 – Pakistan
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Next Generation Sequencing Seminar 2017 – Pakistan

  The seminar was held by H. A. Shah & Sons which is a company of H. A. Shah Group in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific on Next Generation Sequencing at Ramada Hotel Islamabad. It was thoroughly attended by the clinical team of The ZB Foundation, who also interacted with the technical attendees there. The...

A briefing on New Born Screening for parents!
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A briefing on New Born Screening for parents!

What is Newborn Screening? Newborn screening (NBS) is the practice of testing every newborn for certain harmful or potentially fatal disorders.   Why Does Every Newborn Need To Be Screened? Newborn screening can quite literally save a child’s life, so there is no reason not to do it. The disorders aren’t otherwise apparent (symptomatic) at...