Birth Defects

Common Name(s)

Birth Defects

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Birth Defects" for support, advocacy or research.

Trisomy 18 Foundation

The Trisomy 18 Foundation (T18F) is the leading national organization devoted exclusively to improving outcomes for Trisomy 18 families in the United States. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and preventions for Trisomy 18. The T18F also educates patient families and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of Trisomy 18. The T18F is an active advocate for the Trisomy 18 community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for treatments. The T18F's website is the premier source for educating the public about Trisomy 18 and impacted families..

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.

Birth Defect Research for Children provides free information about birth defects and developmental disabilities. We also sponsor a parent matching program and the National Birth Defect Registry, a research project that collects data for studies on causes of birth defects.

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2012

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Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND)

To help parents, their families, and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Birth Defects" for support, advocacy or research.

Trisomy 18 Foundation

The Trisomy 18 Foundation (T18F) is the leading national organization devoted exclusively to improving outcomes for Trisomy 18 families in the United States. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and preventions for Trisomy 18. The T18F also educates patient families and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of Trisomy 18. The T18F is an active advocate for the Trisomy 18 community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for treatments. The T18F's website is the premier source for educating the public about Trisomy 18 and impacted families..

http://www.trisomy18.org

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2015

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Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.

Birth Defect Research for Children provides free information about birth defects and developmental disabilities. We also sponsor a parent matching program and the National Birth Defect Registry, a research project that collects data for studies on causes of birth defects.

http://www.birthdefects.org

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2012

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Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND)

To help parents, their families, and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.

http://www.handonline.org

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Birth Defects" returned 358 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Notes from the Field: Zika Virus-Associated Neonatal Birth Defects Surveillance - Texas, January 2016-July 2017.
 

Author(s): Noemi Borsay Hall, Kelly Broussard, Nicole Evert, Mark Canfield

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On November 28, 2016, the Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS) reported its first confirmed case of local mosquitoborne Zika virus transmission in the city of Brownsville, located in south Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border. Zika virus infection during pregnancy ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Etiology and clinical presentation of birth defects: population based study.
 

Author(s): Marcia L Feldkamp, John C Carey, Janice L B Byrne, Sergey Krikov, Lorenzo D Botto

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Objective To assess causation and clinical presentation of major birth defects.Design Population based case cohort.Setting Cases of birth defects in children born 2005-09 to resident women, ascertained through Utah's population based surveillance system. All records underwent clinical ...

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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Vital Signs: Update on Zika Virus-Associated Birth Defects and Evaluation of All U.S. Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Exposure - U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, 2016.
 

Author(s): Megan R Reynolds, Abbey M Jones, Emily E Petersen, Ellen H Lee, Marion E Rice, Andrea Bingham, Sascha R Ellington, Nicole Evert, Sarah Reagan-Steiner, Titilope Oduyebo, Catherine M Brown, Stacey Martin, Nina Ahmad, Julu Bhatnagar, Jennifer Macdonald, Carolyn Gould, Anne D Fine, Kara D Polen, Heather Lake-Burger, Christina L Hillard, Noemi Hall, Mahsa M Yazdy, Karnesha Slaughter, Jamie N Sommer, Alys Adamski, Meghan Raycraft, Shannon Fleck-Derderian, Jyoti Gupta, Kimberly Newsome, Madelyn Baez-Santiago, Sally Slavinski, Jennifer L White, Cynthia A Moore, Carrie K Shapiro-Mendoza, Lyle Petersen, Coleen Boyle, Denise J Jamieson, Dana Meaney-Delman, Margaret A Honein,

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In collaboration with state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments, CDC established the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry (USZPR) in early 2016 to monitor pregnant women with laboratory evidence of possible recent Zika virus infection and their infants.

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 35 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Xenopus as a model organism for birth defects-Congenital heart disease and heterotaxy.
 

Author(s): Anna R Duncan, Mustafa K Khokha

Journal: Semin. Cell Dev. Biol.. 2016 Mar;51():73-9.

 

Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of birth defects, affecting 9 out of 1000 newborns each year. A particularly severe form of congenital heart disease is heterotaxy, a disorder of left-right development. Despite aggressive surgical management, patients with heterotaxy ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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New development of the yolk sac theory in diabetic embryopathy: molecular mechanism and link to structural birth defects.
 

Author(s): Daoyin Dong, E Albert Reece, Xue Lin, Yanqing Wu, Natalia AriasVillela, Peixin Yang

Journal: Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 2016 Feb;214(2):192-202.

 

Maternal diabetes mellitus is a significant risk factor for structural birth defects, including congenital heart defects and neural tube defects. With the rising prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity in women of childbearing age, diabetes mellitus-induced birth defects ...

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2016

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Maternal smoking during pregnancy and birth defects in children: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Dilvania Nicoletti, Leilane Droppa Appel, Pedro Siedersberger Neto, Gabriel Waihrich Guimarães, Linjie Zhang

Journal: Cad Saude Publica. 2014 Dec;30(12):2491-529.

 

This systematic review aimed to investigate the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and birth defects in children. We performed an electronic search of observational studies in the databases ovid MEDLINE (1950 to April 2010), LILACS and SciELO. We included 188 studies ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Pregnancy Environment and Newborn Malformations
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Malformation

 

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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Long-term Outcome in Patients With Anorectal Malformations
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anorectal Malformation

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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suPERficial Slow-flow Vascular malFORMations Treated With sirolimUS
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vascular Malformation

 

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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