Prenatal diagnosis of chromoso-nal disorders is generally offered to women who will be 35 years or older at the time of delivery or who have been determined via serum screening to be at risk similar to that of a woman older then 35 years.
This age threshold was based on 4 major rationales that reflect considerations of resouted and effectiveness.
In this paper we explore the current screening recommendations an dconsider new information that calls the 35-years threshold into question.
We conclude that guidelines regarding use of prenatal diagnosis account for the preferences of the individual patient as well as for individual risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Prénatal, Homme, Femelle, Gestation, Aberration chromosomique, Age, Historique, Recommandation, Politique sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Age 35
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Prenatal, Human, Female, Pregnancy, Chromosomal aberration, Age, Case history, Recommendation, Health policy, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 99-0157815
Code Inist : 002B20F01. Création : 16/11/1999.