Screening girls with Turner syndrome: the National Cooperative Growth Study experience

J Pediatr. 2003 Jul;143(1):133-5. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3476(03)00241-5.

Abstract

The National Cooperative Growth Study (NCGS) database was examined to determine whether the availability of expert guidelines affected the clinical management of 955 patients with Turner syndrome (TS). Although cardiac and renal evaluations increased in frequency after guideline publication, hearing screenings declined. Although girls with TS show significant cardiac, renal, and hearing problems, screening for these disorders remains inadequate.

MeSH terms

  • Body Mass Index
  • Child
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss, Conductive / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Conductive / epidemiology
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / epidemiology
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology
  • Humans
  • Karyotyping
  • Kidney / abnormalities
  • Kidney / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mass Screening*
  • Otitis Media / epidemiology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Turner Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Turner Syndrome / epidemiology*
  • Turner Syndrome / genetics
  • Ultrasonography