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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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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

Maternal use of oral contraceptives and risk of birth defects in Denmark: prospective, nationwide cohort study.
 

Author(s): Brittany M Charlton, Ditte Mølgaard-Nielsen, Henrik Svanström, Jan Wohlfahrt, Björn Pasternak, Mads Melbye

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Is oral contraceptive use around the time of pregnancy onset associated with an increased risk of major birth defects?

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2016

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Factors associated with major structural birth defects among newborns delivered at Muhimbili National Hospital and Municipal Hospitals in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 2011 - 2012.
 

Author(s): Rogath Saika Kishimba, Rose Mpembeni, Janneth Mghamba

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Ninety-four percent of all birth defects and 95% of deaths due to the birth defects occur in low and middle income countries, Tanzania among them. In Tanzania there are currently limited birth defects prevention strategies in place due to limited information on factors associated ...

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2015

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CDC Grand Rounds: Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects - Steps to Prevention.
 

Author(s): Regina M Simeone, Marcia L Feldkamp, Jennita Reefhuis, Allen A Mitchell, Suzanne M Gilboa, Margaret A Honein, John Iskander

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Major birth defects (birth defects) are defined as structural abnormalities, present at birth, with surgical, medical, or cosmetic importance. Each year in the United States, 3% of live births (approximately 120,000 infants) have an identifiable structural birth defect. Examples of ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2015

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 41 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 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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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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Birth prevalence of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Komal Preet Allagh, B R Shamanna, Gudlavalleti V S Murthy, Andy R Ness, Pat Doyle, Sutapa B Neogi, Hira B Pant,

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In the last two decades, India has witnessed a substantial decrease in infant mortality attributed to infectious disease and malnutrition. However, the mortality attributed to birth defects remains constant. Studies on the prevalence of birth defects such as neural tube defects and ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2015

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 4 Nov 2015

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Posterior Fossa Decompression With or Without Duraplasty for Chiari Type I Malformation With Syringomyelia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Type 1; Chiari Malformation Type I; Type I Arnold-Chiari Malformation; Syringomyelia

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2016

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Treatment of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations With SQUID™ Liquid Embolic Agent
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

 

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2015

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