Special Issue "Neonatal Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects"
A special issue of International Journal of Neonatal Screening (ISSN 2409-515X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are potentially life-threatening malformations that remain a significant cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Failure to diagnose these condition shortly after birth may result in acute cardiovascular collapse and death.
Identification of CCHDs by routine newborn clinical examination is routine in many countries, but consistently misses over a third, and, although antenatal ultrasound screening can be very effective in early diagnosis, the provision of ultrasound and accuracy of ultrasound screening is highly variable.
As most CCHDs present with mild cyanosis (hypoxaemia), which is frequently clinically undetectable, pulse oximetry is a rapid, simple, painless method of accurately identifying hypoxaemia, which has gained popularity as a screen for CCHD.
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Neonatal Screening, devoted to "Neonatal Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD)", will consider the evidence for CCHD screening with pulse oximetry, the acceptability and cost-effectiveness of this intervention the additional non-cardiac conditions, which may also be identified, and the international experiences of introducing CCHD screening across the globe.
Prof. Andrew K Ewer
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CCHD screening in USA
CCHD screening in Scandinavia, Australia and China
CCHD screening in UK and Europe
Achieving consensus statement in South and Central America
Variations in screening algorithms—how to decide which to use?
The acceptability of Pulse Oximetry (PO) screening
The cost effectiveness of PO screening
Identification of non-cardiac disorders with PO screening
PO Screening for births at home