In St. Petersburg, diagnose only 60% of children with down syndrome in the womb

Petersburg is losing ground in relation to prenatal diagnosis of genetic abnormalities in embryos. About it on a press-conferences in “Interfax” said the RAS academician for the Department of medical Sciences Eduard aylamazyan.

“Petersburg losing its leading position in the diagnosis of perinatal mortality and genetic abnormality. It’s all in the underfunding of the sector, slow adoption of technology the latest diagnosis is that we have a few biochemists, geneticists. One of the weaknesses is the screening ultrasound obstetricians conducting it, see only one pathology, they have no experience. There is a tremendous pass diseases. In Moscow the diagnosis of down syndrome in the womb is 80%, in St. Petersburg — 60%,” said aylamazyan.

Chief freelance specialist in medical genetics of the health Committee of St. Petersburg Vladislav Baranov with his colleague agreed and said that in the Northern capital, it’s time to create a major Centre of genomic research.

“While the movement in this direction no. I am sure that this metropolis needs a more serious genomic organization in Moscow on 5 centers, and we have none,” he said.

the head of the clinic of obstetrics and gynecology of the First St. Petersburg state medical University named after academician I. P. Pavlov Vitaly Bezhenar added that in St. Petersburg in recent years are born a lot less children than in the crisis of the 90s.

“In the 90s in St. Petersburg annually was born 80 thousand children, now more than 5 years every year there are about 56 thousand. That is, we have lost more than 30 thousand inhabitants of St. Petersburg per year. Of course, there are objective reasons, in childbearing age entered the small generation of the 90s, there are problems with ecology, Economics. But while we must admit that all the measures taken to improve the demographics of the problem is not solved. The work of geneticists and prenatal diagnosticians require a new stage of development”,  he said.

we will Remind, earlier Vladimir Putin declared that Russia began to create three genomic center of the world level, and “Rosneft” will be the main technological partner for this program.

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