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birth defect

[′bərth di′fekt]
(medicine)
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Rick Snyder has proclaimed January as Birth Defects Awareness Month in Michigan, and MDHHS is joining with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the March of Dimes, the Teratology Society and MothertoBaby to raise awareness of birth defects and how they can be prevented.
Cragan, MD, of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the CDC (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep.
Although these programs use multisource ascertainment, some birth defects could be missed if they were prenatally diagnosed or if infants were delivered at sites outside of the usual ascertainment sources, if infants were evaluated solely in outpatient settings, or if some birth defect diagnoses did not receive an administrative code.
Women across the country who have become pregnant while taking the medication accuse GlaxoSmithKline of allegedly failing to provide the public with adequate warnings about the risk of Zofran birth defects.
If the type of birth defect falls into one of the 23 common categories, then one needs to tick the space corresponding to the name, otherwise write in detail in the remarks column.
However some of these birth defects are fatal and serious if they are not treated right within a few days of the birth.
In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University's Robinson Institute have compared the risk of major birth defects for each of the reproductive therapies commonly available internationally, such as: IVF (in vitro fertilization), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and ovulation induction.
But, gestational diabetes had only weak associations with birth defects, and maternal obesity was not associated with birth defects, except in mothers with gestational diabetes.
9-12, finds Americans estimating, on average, that 17% of babies born today are born with a birth defect.
Waterworks wells will be changed to chloramine disinfection instead of chlorine, whose use in disinfecting water containing organic material creates a byproduct linked to bladder cancer, birth defects and miscarriages.
Depakote "has been linked to birth defects and lower IQs among children exposed to it in the womb," with the most common birth defect being spina bifida.