|[Whole exome sequencing in patients with undiagnosed neurological diseases]|
|Larrea Bonavento N, Bardach A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Ciapponi A|
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Larrea Bonavento N, Bardach A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Ciapponi A. [Whole exome sequencing in patients with undiagnosed neurological diseases] Buenos Aires: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS). Documentos de Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias, Informe de Respuesta Rapida No 529. 2017
The evidence supporting the use of whole exome sequencing is of low quality. The studies published indicate that the diagnostic performance of the test is low and its therapeutic impact after diagnosis is uncertain. In addition, the use of this technology in clinical practice presents potential negative effects unknown so far and ethical dilemmas as to incidental findings when testing the patients’ genetic material. There is no consensus among the clinical practice guidelines consulted about its use recommendations. None of the health sponsors assessed include them in their coverage policies.
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Exome; Humans; Nervous System Diseases; Sequence Analysis, DNA
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