congenital anomaly


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congenital anomaly

[kən′jen·əd·əl ə′näm·ə·lē]
(medicine)
A structural or functional abnormality of the human body that develops before birth. Also known as birth defect.
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Given the multiple comparisons involved in testing a large range of congenital anomaly subtypes against six pollution measures, our analyses are likely to have given rise to some chance associations, and results should be interpreted with caution.
Dr Iain Frame, director of research at Diabetes UK, said: "Having diabetes doesn't mean your baby will automatically develop a congenital anomaly as tight blood glucose control can greatly reduce this risk.
John Thorp, deputy editor-inchief of BJOG, said: "This increase in babies who are both from a multiple pregnancy and affected by a congenital anomaly has implications for pre- and postnatal service provision.
We conducted meta-analyses to obtain summary risk estimates for the association between congenital anomaly groups and ambient air pollutant concentrations.
The four-digit ICD-9 codes were categorized into congenital anomaly groupings used by BC Vital Statistics, as shown in Table 3.
The register assessed nearly 14,000 congenital anomaly cases between 1985 and 2003 to produce the findings.
Splenogonadal fusion-a rare congenital anomaly demonstrated by 99Tc-sulfur colloid imaging: Case report.
The researchers reviewed 39 relevant articles in the English literature and performed a meta-analysis of 18 of those that were the most scientifically sound, excluding studies with fewer than 150 cases of a particular congenital anomaly and studies of abnormalities that were chromosomal or syndromic in origin.
The accessory mitral valve is usually associated with complex cardiac congenital malformations and very rarely seen as an isolated congenital anomaly.
2 times more likely than controls to have a baby with any congenital anomaly.

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