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Research & Reviews  161 results

Comparison of prenatal central nervous system abnormalities with postmortem findings in...
Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Ozdemir O, Aksoy F et. al.

Dec 31st, 2021 - In this study, we aimed to compare prenatal ultrasound (USG) and postmortem examination findings of central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities in fetuses following termination of pregnancy (TOP). A total of 190 fetuses with USG-confirmed fetal CNS...

First trimester naproxen exposure and outcome of pregnancy - A German case series.
Reproductive Toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.); Hultzsch S, Paulus W et. al.

May 21st, 2021 - In contrast to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), naproxen use during pregnancy is not well studied. The objective of this analysis was to assess negative effects on pregnancy outcomes following naproxen exposure in the first tr...

Hindbrain neuropore tissue geometry determines asymmetric cell-mediated closure dynamic...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Un... Maniou E, Staddon MF et. al.

May 5th, 2021 - Gap closure is a common morphogenetic process. In mammals, failure to close the embryonic hindbrain neuropore (HNP) gap causes fatal anencephaly. We observed that surface ectoderm cells surrounding the mouse HNP assemble high-tension actomyosin pu...

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Guidelines  1 results

Practice Bulletin No. 187: Neural Tube Defects.
Obstetrics and Gynecology;

Dec 1st, 2017 - Neural tube defects (NTDs) are congenital structural abnormalities of the central nervous system and vertebral column. Neural tube defects may occur as an isolated malformation, in combination with other malformations, as part of a genetic syndrom...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  1 results

Study of Genetic Risk Factors for Spina Bifida and Anencephaly

Oct 5th, 2010 - The terms spina bifida and anencephaly include a range of developmental malformations that result from abnormal or incomplete closure of the neural tube. Despite advances in treatment and prenatal detection, these conditions remain as one of the m...

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News  31 results

Folic Acid Being Added to Some Flour 

Sep 20th, 2021 - Folic acid is to be added to non-wholemeal wheat flour across the UK to help reduce neural tube defects in babies by around 20%, or 200 cases a year. The decision follows a consultation in 2019 and is based on evidence of successful fortification ...

First Trimester Use of Macrolide Antibiotics and Risk of Congenital Anomaly

Feb 2nd, 2021 - Takeaway First trimester use of macrolide antibiotics (mainly erythromycin, spiramycin, clarithromycin and azithromycin) was not associated with an increased risk of congenital heart defects (CHDs) as a whole. Erythromycin, clarithromycin and azit...

Consultation on Fortifying Flour With Folic Acid 

Oct 23rd, 2018 - The Government plans to consult on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in a move to reduce birth defects. The consultation will start early next year and will look at the evidence around folic acid fortification as well as its pra...

Crucial Vote in Brazil Could Lead to Ban on Abortion for Rape Victims

Nov 22nd, 2017 - RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More pregnant women could die in Brazil if it passes a law banning all abortions on Tuesday, including in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger, critics said. Thousands of women took to ...

Is It Ethical to Use Anencephalic Newborns for Organ Donation?

Mar 10th, 2017 - Hi. I am Art Caplan at New York University's Langone Medical Center, Division of Medical Ethics. There have been a lot of headlines lately about a very brave mom who is carrying a child with a terrible birth defect. The defect is called anencephal...

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