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 369 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebral injuries associated with Zika virus in utero exposure in children without birth defects in French Guiana: Case report.
 

Author(s): Arthur Felix, Edouard Hallet, Anne Favre, Rémi Kom-Tchameni, Antoine Defo, Olivier Fléchelles, Jean-Marc Rosenthal, Maylis Douine, Mathieu Nacher, Narcisse Elenga

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9178.

 

A major epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection occurred in French Guiana and West Indies. French national epidemiological surveillance estimated that 1650 pregnant women contracted the ZIKV during epidemic period from January 2016 to October 2016 in French Guiana.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Population-Based Surveillance of Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection - 15 States and U.S. Territories, 2016.
 

Author(s): Augustina Delaney, Cara Mai, Ashley Smoots, Janet Cragan, Sascha Ellington, Peter Langlois, Rebecca Breidenbach, Jane Fornoff, Julie Dunn, Mahsa Yazdy, Nancy Scotto-Rosato, Joseph Sweatlock, Deborah Fox, Jessica Palacios, Nina Forestieri, Vinita Leedom, Mary Smiley, Amy Nance, Heather Lake-Burger, Paul Romitti, Carrie Fall, Miguel Valencia Prado, Jerusha Barton, J Michael Bryan, William Arias, Samara Viner Brown, Jonathan Kimura, Sylvia Mann, Brennan Martin, Lucia Orantes, Amber Taylor, John Nahabedian, Amanda Akosa, Ziwei Song, Stacey Martin, Roshan Ramlal, Carrie Shapiro-Mendoza, Jennifer Isenburg, Cynthia A Moore, Suzanne Gilboa, Margaret A Honein

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Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects, including microcephaly and brain abnormalities (1). Population-based birth defects surveillance systems are critical to monitor all infants and fetuses with birth defects potentially related to Zika virus infection, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Impact of sample collection participation on the validity of estimated measures of association in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study when assessing gene-environment interactions.
 

Author(s): Mary M Jenkins, Jennita Reefhuis, Amy H Herring, Margaret A Honein

Journal: Genet. Epidemiol.. 2017 Dec;41(8):834-843.

 

To better understand the impact that nonresponse for specimen collection has on the validity of estimates of association, we examined associations between self-reported maternal periconceptional smoking, folic acid use, or pregestational diabetes mellitus and six birth defects among ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 38 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pediatric cancer risk in association with birth defects: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Kimberly J Johnson, Jong Min Lee, Kazi Ahsan, Hannah Padda, Qianxi Feng, Sonia Partap, Susan A Fowler, Todd E Druley

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Many epidemiological studies have examined associations between birth defects (BDs) and pediatric malignancy over the past several decades. Our objective was to conduct a systematic literature review of studies reporting on this association.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Fetal Birth Defects: Toward a Precision-based Approach
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hydrops Fetalis; Birth Defect; Fetal Anomaly

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2018

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Development of a Specific Scale of Life'Quality for Children With Low-flow Vascular Malformations
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Vascular Malformations

 

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2018

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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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