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Structures, processes and achievements of the national program of congenital hypothyroidism screening in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Shahin Yarahmadi1 , Nasrin Azhang2 , Bahram Nikkhoo3 , Khaled Rahmani 4
1- Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ministry of Health, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ministry of Health, Tehran, Iran. (0000-0003-4763-1857) 3. Associate Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
3- Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4- Liver and Digestive Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran , khaledrahmani111@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Screening of neonates for early detection and timely treatment of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is one of the most important public health programs in the world. The purpose of this study was to review the structures, processes and achievements of the CH Screening program in Iran.
Materials and Methods: Data were obtained from the surveillance program of the non-communicable diseases office, review of records, documents, books, published articles and also interviews with process owners and experts of CH screening program in Iran in 2019.
Results: TSH measurements on the 3rd to 5th days after birth, supplementary and confirmatory tests for children with TSH ≥ 5 mu/L, timely treatment of hypothyroid children using levothyroxine tablets and assessment of the program by follow-up and continuous monitoring were the most important parts of the national neonatal screening program for congenital hypothyroidism in Iran.
Conclusion: The present study provides an overview of the principles and implementation of the CH screening program in Iran, and can be used as an educational and research source for policymakers, researchers, and health providers who work in the field of neonatal metabolic disorders.
Keywords: Congenital hypothyroidism, Neonates screening, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/06/28 | Accepted: 2019/07/21
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Yarahmadi S, Azhang N, Nikkhoo B, Rahmani K. Structures, processes and achievements of the national program of congenital hypothyroidism screening in the Islamic Republic of Iran. SJKU. 2019; 24 (4) :10-21
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Volume 24, Issue 4 ( Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2019) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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