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Prenatal Diagnosis

TRANSABDOMINAL CHORIONIC VILLUS SAMPLING (CVS) FOR PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS OF GENETIC DISORDERS

Author: Suhaib Ahmed [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CVS-JCPSP2006.pdf”] ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the safety and outcome of transabdominal Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders. Design: Descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Pathology, PNS Shifa, Karachi, from January 2003 to December 2004. Patients and Methods: A total

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Attitudes towards prenatal testing and termination of pregnancy in British Pakistani parents and relatives of children with recessive conditions in the UK

Authors: S. Ahmed1*, M. Ahmed2, S. M. Sharif2, E. Sheridan2 and G. R. Taylor3 [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/13-NEAT-study-2012-Prenatal-diagnosis.pdf”] ABSTRACT Objective To compare British Pakistani parents’ and their relatives’ attitudes to prenatal testing (PND) and termination of pregnancy (TOP) for a range of conditions. Method A total of 222 British Pakistani participants: 117

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Decisions About Testing and Termination of Pregnancy for Different Fetal Conditions: A Qualitative Study of European White and Pakistani Mothers of Affected Children

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed & Jenny Hewison & Josephine M. Green & Howard S. Cuckle & Janet Hirst & Jim G. Thornton [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/09-SA-paper-in-J-of-Genetic-Counseling-2008.pdf”] Abstract The aim of this study is to explore reasons for and against prenatal testing and termination for a range of conditions in women from two different

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To What Extent do Faith and Religious Identity Decision-Making and Ante-Natal Screening for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

Authors: Karl Atkin, Shenaz Ahmed, Jenny Hewison and Josephine M. Green [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/08-Decision-making-Current-Sociology-Paper-Karl.pdf”] Abstract: When making decisions about prenatal diagnosis, couples not only draw on their understanding of the condition but also broader aspects of their cultural identity. This article looks at how faith and religion mediate attitudes towards screening,

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‘Balance’ is in the eye of the beholder: providing information to support informed choices in antenatal screening via Antenatal Screening Web Resource

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed BSc (Hons) PhD,* Louise Bryant BSc (Hons) PhD and Jenny Hewison BSc (Hons) PhD [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/07-SA-paper-in-H-Exp-AnSWeR-2007.pdf”] Abstract Objectives The Antenatal Screening Web Resource (AnSWeR) was designed to support informed prenatal testing choices by providing balanced information about disability, based on the testimonies of disabled people and their

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Attitudes to prenatal testing and termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality: a comparison of white and Pakistani women in the UK

Authors: Jenny Hewison1*, Josephine M. Green2, Shenaz Ahmed3, Howard S. Cuckle3, Janet Hirst3, Clare Hucknall3 and Jim G. Thornton4 [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/06-JH-paper-in-PND-IHT-quant.pdf”] Objectives To compare the attitudes of women from two different ethnic backgrounds to prenatal testing for a range of conditions, and to see if “clusters” of attitudes to different

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The influence of faith and religion and the role of religious and community leaders in prenatal decisions for sickle cell disorders and thalassaemia major

Authors: Shenaz Ahmed1*, Karl Atkin2, Jenny Hewison1 and Josephine Green3 Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK 3Mother & Infant Research Unit, University of York, York, UK [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/05-SA-paper-in-PND-Faith-2006.pdf”] Objectives Religion is believed to have a significant impact

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Attitudes towards prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy for thalassaemia in pregnant Pakistani women in the North of England

Shenaz Ahmed1*, Josephine M. Green2 and Jenny Hewison1 1Academic Unit of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9LT, UK 2Mother & Infant Research Unit, University of York, York, Y10 5DD, UK [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/03-SA-paper-in-PND-TOP-for-thal-PhD-2006-1.pdf”] Objectives Most births of children affected with β-thalassaemia major in the United Kingdom are

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PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS FOR THALASSAEMIA IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Authors: R. J. TRENT1,2*, H. LE1 AND B. YU1,2 1Department of Molecular and Clinical Genetics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia 2Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/prenatal-thal-aus-multicultural.pdf”] SUMMARY The provision of a prenatal diagnosis service for thalassaemia is becoming more demanding.

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Prenatal diagnosis of b-thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies in India

Authors: Chitra Thakur (Mahadik)*, Flavian Vaz, Monisha Banerjee, Chhaya Kapadia, P. G. Natrajan, Harsha Yagnik and Sudha Gangal B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health Research Society, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India [gview file=”http://tfp.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/prenatal-indiaaaa.pdf”] This paper reports prenatal diagnosis of 787 fetuses of b-thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies

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