An audit of the management of thyroid disease in children with Down syndrome

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316087
Title:
An audit of the management of thyroid disease in children with Down syndrome
Authors:
King, K; O' Gorman, CS; Gallagher, S
Citation:
King K, O'Gorman CS, Gallagher S. An audit of the management of thyroid disease in children with Down syndrome. Ir Med J 2014 Apr
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316087
Abstract:
Children with Down syndrome are at a higher risk of thyroid dysfunction than children in the general population. The aim of this audit was to determine thyroid screening practice at University Hospital Limerick and to compare it to the Irish guidelines for the medical management of children with Down syndrome. The thyroid function tests (TFT) of 148 children with Down syndrome were assessed through retrospective database review. Overall compliance with the guidelines was 79/148 (53%), although this varied by age category. The 0-5 years category had a compliance rate of 47/54 (87%), the 6-11 years category was 22/51 (43%), and the 12-17 years category had a compliance rate of 10/43 (23%). The guidelines are effective for monitoring purposes, although performing an annual TFT throughout childhood may be warranted.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
DOWNS SYNDROME; CHILD HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKing, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorO' Gorman, CSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T09:50:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-24T09:50:18Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationKing K, O'Gorman CS, Gallagher S. An audit of the management of thyroid disease in children with Down syndrome. Ir Med J 2014 Apren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316087-
dc.description.abstractChildren with Down syndrome are at a higher risk of thyroid dysfunction than children in the general population. The aim of this audit was to determine thyroid screening practice at University Hospital Limerick and to compare it to the Irish guidelines for the medical management of children with Down syndrome. The thyroid function tests (TFT) of 148 children with Down syndrome were assessed through retrospective database review. Overall compliance with the guidelines was 79/148 (53%), although this varied by age category. The 0-5 years category had a compliance rate of 47/54 (87%), the 6-11 years category was 22/51 (43%), and the 12-17 years category had a compliance rate of 10/43 (23%). The guidelines are effective for monitoring purposes, although performing an annual TFT throughout childhood may be warranted.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectDOWNS SYNDROMEen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleAn audit of the management of thyroid disease in children with Down syndromeen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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