Amino Acids (AA) Disorders in Newborns
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Amino Acids (AA) Disorders in Newborns

Incidence: Amino acid disorders incidence excluding Phenylketonuria (PKU) in West Midland (1 in 5354) according to the study conducted in year (2006) (Sanderson et al, 2006) In British Columbia Amino acid disorder in Newborns is 24 in 100,000 births and 1/ 4,200 (Applegarth et al, January 2000) Overview: Amino acid disorders (AAs) are a group...

Galactosemia: The Most Common Monogenic Disorder of Carbohydrate Metabolism
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Galactosemia: The Most Common Monogenic Disorder of Carbohydrate Metabolism

Incidence and Prevalence  Incidence of the disorder group: Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders 1 in 16000 live births Galactosemia incidence in metabolic disorders The birth prevalence of galactosaemia was 2.6 times greater in areas with a screening program. Estimated prevalence is between 1 in 30,000-60,000 live births. Galactosemia ratio in Pakistan population is 1:9634. Prevalence Local Prevalence...

Dealing with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD): All that you need to know
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Dealing with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD): All that you need to know

Everything you need to know about MSUD – .Maple Syrup Urine Disease MSUD can be treatable if your child receives a newborn screening test. Below is a successful case of a British Pakistani who survived MSUD. A Successful Screened MSUD case in Sheffield Children Hospital: Habul Khatoon, daughter of Fehmida who lives in Birmingham was screened for...

Key ingredients to running a successful charity in Pakistan
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Key ingredients to running a successful charity in Pakistan

Mr. Ali Javed Naqvi is the Chairman of The ZB Foundation and along with the dedicated team in Pakistan, he puts the daily wheels in motion. Introducing The ZB Foundation and apprising concerned officials of the Foundation’s mission and objectives as well as putting in place key arrangements for a comprehensive and sustainable New Born...

Preventing Congenital Hypothyroidism by Newborn Screening
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Preventing Congenital Hypothyroidism by Newborn Screening

There are many children in Pakistan who happen to suffer from a thyroid gland disorder called Congenital Hypothyroidism. She may be six years old in age and ideally, like her peers she should be about start school. However a girl with Congenital Hypothyroidism will be shorter than her peers and have the mentality of a...

The ZB Foundation’s Geographical Coverage
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The ZB Foundation’s Geographical Coverage

Over the past year The ZB Foundations team have been working continuously to spread awareness on the importance of providing all babies with a new born screening test in particular testing for congenital hypothyroidism (Neonatal hTSH) which effects 1 in every 1000 babies born and if not detected can result in development retardation and even...

1000 New Born Screening Tests.
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1000 New Born Screening Tests.

The ZB Foundation are so excited to announce that we have officially tested over 1000 babies with new born screening in Pakistan. In 2013 when we founded The ZB Foundation our goal was to pioneer the use of New Born Screening, target the uncharted medical area of rare metabolic diseases, and over time, become a compelling soldier for...

The ZB Foundation – Connection with the Rare Diseases Day
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The ZB Foundation – Connection with the Rare Diseases Day

Rare diseases include metabolic and genetic disorders. Their treatment, screening tests and diagnosis facilities are not available commonly in Pakistan. The tests that The Zahra Beau Naqvi Foundation Welfare Trust (The ZB Foundation) are providing free of cost are of inherited metabolic diseases in newborn babies. The most reported of the rare inherited metabolic diseases...

PKU
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PKU

New Born screening also tests for PKU – Phenylketonuria It is one type of amino acid disorder. People with PKU have problems breaking down an amino acid called phenylalanine from the food they eat.