This study assessed clinicians'compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for follow-up of children with blood lead (BPb) levels of 0.48 mumol/L (10 mug/dL) or higher.
Clinicians'success at follow-up was determined for 3 BPb ranges : >= 0.97 mumol/L, 0.73 through 0.92 mumol/L, and 0.48 through 0.68 mumol/L (>=20 mug/dL, 15-19 mug/dL, and 10-14 mug/dL, respectively).
A total of 410 children with elevated BPb levels were followed over a 12-month period ; within 4 months, 71% of those with initial levels of 0.97 mumol/L or greater were retested and 57% and 34% of children with initial BPb levels of 0.73 through 0.92 mumol/L and 0.48 through 0.68 mumol/L, respectively, were retested.
Follow-up of children with elevated BPb levels is inadequate within an urban ambulatory care network.
Mots-clés Pascal : Saturnisme, Intoxication, Plomb, Enfant, Homme, Dépistage, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Surveillance, Long terme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Saturnism, Poisoning, Lead, Child, Human, Medical screening, Evaluation, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Health staff, Physician, Professional practice, Surveillance, Long term
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0393822
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 22/03/2000.