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

Baseline Prevalence of Birth Defects Associated with Congenital Zika Virus Infection - Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013-2014.
 

Author(s): Janet D Cragan, Cara T Mai, Emily E Petersen, Rebecca F Liberman, Nina E Forestieri, Alissa C Stevens, Augustina Delaney, April L Dawson, Sascha R Ellington, Carrie K Shapiro-Mendoza, Julie E Dunn, Cathleen A Higgins, Robert E Meyer, Tonya Williams, Kara N D Polen, Kim Newsome, Megan Reynolds, Jennifer Isenburg, Suzanne M Gilboa, Dana M Meaney-Delman, Cynthia A Moore, Coleen A Boyle, Margaret A Honein

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Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious brain abnormalities, but the full range of adverse outcomes is unknown (1). To better understand the impact of birth defects resulting from Zika virus infection, the CDC surveillance case definition established in 2016 for birth ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2017

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Announcement: World Birth Defects Day - March 3, 2017.
 

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Every year, approximately 3%-6% of infants worldwide are born with a serious birth defect (1-5). Birth defects can affect an infant regardless of birthplace, race, or ethnicity. In many countries, birth defects are among the leading causes of death for infants and young children (6). ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Association Between Infant Mortality Attributable to Birth Defects and Payment Source for Delivery - United States, 2011-2013.
 

Author(s): Lynn M Almli, Caroline C Alter, Rebecca B Russell, Sarah C Tinker, Penelope P Howards, Janet Cragan, Emily Petersen, Gerard E Carrino, Jennita Reefhuis

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Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality in the United States (1), accounting for approximately 20% of infant deaths. The rate of infant mortality attributable to birth defects (IMBD) in the United States in 2014 was 11.9 per 10,000 live births (1). Rates of IMBD differ ...

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Birth Defects" returned 36 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 18 Mar 2016

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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: 7 Feb 2016

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Pregnancy Environment and Newborn Malformations
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Malformation

 

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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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: 23 Feb 2017

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