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.

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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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: 29 Apr 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

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

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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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: 29 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 248 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Maternal age, parity and isolated birth defects: a population-based case-control study in Shenzhen, China.
 

Author(s): Ya Li Luo, Yu Li Cheng, Xiao Hui Gao, Shu Qin Tan, Jian Mei Li, Wei Wang, Qing Chen

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The etiology of birth defects has been widely studied but is not yet fully clarified, previously published data had suggested that maternal age or parity maybe involved, but without consistent conclusions.

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2013

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Oral fluconazole during pregnancy and risk of birth defects.
 

Author(s): Ditte Mølgaard-Nielsen, Björn Pasternak, Anders Hviid

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2013 Nov;369(21):2061-2.

 

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Mapping disease at an approximated individual level using aggregate data: a case study of mapping New Hampshire birth defects.
 

Author(s): Xun Shi, Stephanie Miller, Kevin Mwenda, Akikazu Onda, Judy Reese, Tracy Onega, Jiang Gui, Margret Karagas, Eugene Demidenko, John Moeschler

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Limited by data availability, most disease maps in the literature are for relatively large and subjectively-defined areal units, which are subject to problems associated with polygon maps. High resolution maps based on objective spatial units are needed to more precisely detect associations ...

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2013

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The terms "Birth Defects" returned 28 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Birth defects associated with perturbations in preimplantation, gastrulation, and axis extension: from conjoined twinning to caudal dysgenesis.
 

Author(s): Anna Ferrer-Vaquer, Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

Journal: Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2013 Jul;2(4):427-42.

 

Congenital malformations represent approximately 3 in 100 live births within the human population. Understanding their pathogenesis and ultimately formulating effective treatments are underpinned by knowledge of the events and factors that regulate normal embryonic development. Studies ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2013

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Assisted reproductive technology and birth defects: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Michèle Hansen, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Elizabeth Milne, Nicholas de Klerk, Carol Bower

Journal: Hum. Reprod. Update. ;19(4):330-53.

 

It has been 10 years since we carried out a systematic search of the literature on birth defect risk in infants born following assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared with non-ART infants. Because of changes to ART practice since that review and the publication of more studies ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Safety of Apollo Micro Catheter in Pediatric Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM); Brain Vascular Malformations; Vein of Galen Malformation

 

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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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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Clinical and Genetic Studies of VACTERL Association
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Abnormalities; Birth Defects; Congenital Defects

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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