Hepatitis C: is there a case for universal screening in pregnancy?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208044
Title:
Hepatitis C: is there a case for universal screening in pregnancy?
Authors:
Martyn, F; Phelan, O; O'Connell, M
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Coombe Women & Infant's University, Hospital, Dolphin's Barn, Dublin 8. f_martyn@yahoo.com
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2011 May;104(5):144-6.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208044
PubMed ID:
21736090
Abstract:
Hepatitis C (HCV) is not routinely screened for antenatally in all maternity hospitals. Most hospitals adopt a policy of targeted screening. The policy in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in Dublin changed from targeted screening in 2006 to universal screening in 2007. We audited the two consecutive years. The prevalence of HCV in our antenatal population was 1.4% for 2006 (67/4666) when targeted screening applied and in 2007--0.71% (66/9222) when universal screening came into affect. One woman in 2007 would not have been detected by targeted screening--1.49% (1/67). Fifty five percent (37/67) of women were HCV-RNA positive in 2006 and 57.5% (38/66) were positive in 2007. We conclude that there were similar detection rates for HCV in 2006 and 2007 and that universal screening is not required if inclusive criteria for selective screening are employed but is of use in research context.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Female; Hepacivirus/*isolation & purification; Hepatitis C/diagnosis/*epidemiology; Humans; Ireland/epidemiology; Mass Screening/*methods; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/diagnosis/*epidemiology; Prenatal Diagnosis; Prevalence; Retrospective Studies
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMartyn, Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPhelan, Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Connell, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:58:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:58:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:58:36Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2011 May;104(5):144-6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21736090en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208044-
dc.description.abstractHepatitis C (HCV) is not routinely screened for antenatally in all maternity hospitals. Most hospitals adopt a policy of targeted screening. The policy in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in Dublin changed from targeted screening in 2006 to universal screening in 2007. We audited the two consecutive years. The prevalence of HCV in our antenatal population was 1.4% for 2006 (67/4666) when targeted screening applied and in 2007--0.71% (66/9222) when universal screening came into affect. One woman in 2007 would not have been detected by targeted screening--1.49% (1/67). Fifty five percent (37/67) of women were HCV-RNA positive in 2006 and 57.5% (38/66) were positive in 2007. We conclude that there were similar detection rates for HCV in 2006 and 2007 and that universal screening is not required if inclusive criteria for selective screening are employed but is of use in research context.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHepacivirus/*isolation & purificationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHepatitis C/diagnosis/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMass Screening/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications, Infectious/diagnosis/*epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrenatal Diagnosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studiesen_GB
dc.titleHepatitis C: is there a case for universal screening in pregnancy?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Coombe Women & Infant's University, Hospital, Dolphin's Barn, Dublin 8. f_martyn@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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