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

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 294 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Neonatal complications and birth defects in infants conceived by in vitro fertilization].
 

Author(s): Xiao-Yan Xu, Jing-Hui Yang, Xin-Mei Ma, Ai-Lin Liu, Kai Liu, Shan He, Hong-Ying Mi, Li Li

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2015 Apr;17(4):350-5.

 

To investigate the survival quality of infants conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) and to identify the factors that cause birth defects and neonatal complications in IVF infants.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and venlafaxine in early pregnancy and risk of birth defects: population based cohort study and sibling design.
 

Author(s): Kari Furu, Helle Kieler, Bengt Haglund, Anders Engeland, Randi Selmer, Olof Stephansson, Unnur Anna Valdimarsdottir, Helga Zoega, Miia Artama, Mika Gissler, Heli Malm, Mette Nørgaard

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To assess whether use of specific selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or venlafaxine in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth defects, with emphasis on cardiovascular birth defects even when accounting for lifestyle or other familial confounding.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2015

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The survey of birth defects rate based on birth registration system.
 

Author(s): Min Yu, Zhiguang Ping, Shuiping Zhang, Yuying He, Rui Dong, Xiong Guo

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2015 Jan;128(1):7-14.

 

To investigate the surveillance trend of birth defects, incidence, distribution, occurrence regularity, and their relevant factors in Xi'an City in the last 10 years for proposing control measures.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2015

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 34 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

First-trimester exposure to metformin and risk of birth defects: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Matteo Cassina, Marta Donà, Elena Di Gianantonio, Pietro Litta, Maurizio Clementi

Journal: Hum. Reprod. Update. ;20(5):656-69.

 

Metformin is generally considered a non-teratogenic drug; however, only a few studies specifically designed to assess the rate of congenital anomalies after metformin use have been published in the literature. The objects of the present study were to review all of the prospective ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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Therapy of endocrine disease: antithyroid drug use in early pregnancy and birth defects: time windows of relative safety and high risk?
 

Author(s): Peter Laurberg, Stine Linding Andersen

Journal: Eur. J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Jul;171(1):R13-20.

 

Antithyroid drugs (ATDs) may have teratogenic effects when used in early pregnancy.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2014

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Genetic epidemiology and nonsyndromic structural birth defects: from candidate genes to epigenetics.
 

Author(s): Charlotte A Hobbs, Shimul Chowdhury, Mario A Cleves, Stephen Erickson, Stewart L MacLeod, Gary M Shaw, Sanjay Shete, John S Witte, Benjamin Tycko

Journal: JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Apr;168(4):371-7.

 

Birth defects are a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The vast majority of birth defects are nonsyndromic, and although their etiologies remain mostly unknown, evidence supports the hypothesis that they result from the complex interaction of genetic, epigenetic, ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Clinical and Genetic Studies of VACTERL Association
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Abnormalities; Birth Defects; Congenital Defects

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2015

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Lymphatic Anomalies Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lymphatic Malformation; Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (GLA); Central Conducting Lymphatic Anomaly; CLOVES Syndrome; Gorham-Stout Disease ("Disappearing Bone Disease"); Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome; Kaposiform Lymphangiomatosis; Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma/Tufted Angioma; Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome; Lymphangiomatosis

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2015

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Nationwide Treatment Survey of Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation in China
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2013

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