Government-funded universal newborn hearing screening and genetic analyses of deafness predisposing genes in Taiwan.

@article{Chu2015GovernmentfundedUN,
  title={Government-funded universal newborn hearing screening and genetic analyses of deafness predisposing genes in Taiwan.},
  author={Chun-Wei Chu and Yann-Jang Chen and Yi-Hui Lee and Sian-Jang Jaung and Fei-Peng Lee and Hung-Meng Huang},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2015},
  volume={79 4},
  pages={
          584-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of eight connexin genes (GJB2, GJB4, GJA1P1, GJB6, GJB3, GJA1, GJB1, and GJC3) and the SLC26A4 gene with congenital hearing impairment among infants in a universal newborn hearing screening program. METHOD From September 2009 to October 2013, the consecutive neonates born in all six branches of Taipei City Hospital were enrolled. Infants who failed the newborn hearing screening and were diagnosed with hearing impairment underwent the genetic analyses… CONTINUE READING
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