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20:52 Apr 25, 2005
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase:heel stick
Contexto: Newborns tend to be most wakeful between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. and sleepiest during the day. When the baby goes through a painful proceedure (heel stick, circumcision, injection, etc.) he may be unreceptive to breastfeeding untl he is feeling better.
RebeW Local time: 06:10 Native speaker of: English, Spanish PRO pts in category: 16
19 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
prueba del talón
Explanation: Hola Rob,
Me parece que se refiere a esto.
Buena suerte y saludos del Oso ¶:^)
"Heel stick: A procedure in which a newborn baby's heel is pricked and then a small amount of the blood is collected, usually with a narrow-gauge ("capillary") glass tube or a filter paper.
The heel stick is now the most common way to draw blood from newborns. Blood from a heel stick is used to do the newborn screening tests. These tests are usually done before the baby leaves the hospital. If the blood tests are performed earlier than 24 hours after the baby is born, a repeat test is recommended at 1 to 2 weeks of age. The most common newborn screening tests in the U.S. include those for hypothyroidism (underactivity of the thyroid gland) , PKU (phenylketonuria), galactosemia, and sickle cell disease.
The heel stick was invented in 1923 by a Danish pediatrician named Paul Drucker...."
"...Las primeras actuaciones clínicas sobre los recién nacidos, una vez finalizado el parto, son preventivas. Por un lado se realiza la vacunación de la hepatitis tipo B y por otro lado se realizan dos pruebas de despistaje de enfermedades metabólicas, ***las llamadas pruebas "del talón"***...."