Birth Defects

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

Zika Virus and Birth Defects--Reviewing the Evidence for Causality.
 

Author(s): Sonja A Rasmussen, Denise J Jamieson, Margaret A Honein, Lyle R Petersen

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 May;374(20):1981-7.

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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Health Care for Certain Children of Vietnam Veterans and Certain Korea Veterans--Covered Birth Defects and Spina Bifida. Final rule.
 

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Journal: Fed Regist. 2016 Apr;81(66):19887-91.

 

This rule adopts as final a proposed rule of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to amend its regulations concerning the provision of health care to birth children of Vietnam veterans and veterans of covered service in Korea diagnosed with spina bifida, except for spina bifida ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2016

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Genetic link between renal birth defects and congenital heart disease.
 

Author(s): Jovenal T San Agustin, Nikolai Klena, Kristi Granath, Ashok Panigrahy, Eileen Stewart, William Devine, Lara Strittmatter, Julie A Jonassen, Xiaoqin Liu, Cecilia W Lo, Gregory J Pazour

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Structural birth defects in the kidney and urinary tract are observed in 0.5% of live births and are a major cause of end-stage renal disease, but their genetic aetiology is not well understood. Here we analyse 135 lines of mice identified in large-scale mouse mutagenesis screen and ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 43 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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 GuimarĂ£es, 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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Specific SSRIs and birth defects: Bayesian analysis to interpret new data in the context of previous reports.
 

Author(s): Jennita Reefhuis, Owen Devine, Jan M Friedman, Carol Louik, Margaret A Honein,

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To follow up on previously reported associations between periconceptional use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and specific birth defects using an expanded dataset from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Developments in our understanding of the genetic basis of birth defects.
 

Author(s): Daniel M Webber, Stewart L MacLeod, Michael J Bamshad, Gary M Shaw, Richard H Finnell, Sanjay S Shete, John S Witte, Stephen W Erickson, Linda D Murphy, Charlotte Hobbs

Journal: Birth Defects Res. Part A Clin. Mol. Teratol.. 2015 Aug;103(8):680-91.

 

Birth defects are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. There has been much progress in understanding the genetic basis of familial and syndromic forms of birth defects. However, the etiology of nonsydromic birth defects is not well-understood. Although there is still ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2015

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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: 5 Jul 2016

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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: 25 Feb 2016

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