spina bifida


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Related to spina bifida: spina bifida occulta

spina bifida

a congenital condition in which the meninges of the spinal cord protrude through a gap in the backbone, sometimes causing enlargement of the skull (due to accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid) and paralysis

spina bifida

[¦spī·nə ′bī·fəd·ə]
(medicine)
A congenital anomaly characterized by defective closure of the vertebral canal with herniation of the spinal cord meninges.
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Foetal surgery for spina bifida has been common since the Nineties, but trying to repair the spine while the baby is still inside its mother is fraught with difficulty and cutting into the womb risks premature birth.
This study used a cross-sectional survey of 112 elementary school children with spina bifida who regularly attended scheduled follow-up appointments at the spina bifida clinic of a children's hospital in Seoul, Korea, and their parents.
The remaining 14(13%) of the 110 patients had spinal bony defects without spinal dysraphism; spina bifida occulta.
Epidemiologic and genetic aspects of spina bifida and other neural tube defects.
The birth prevalences of anencephaly and spina bifida during the pre-fortification (1995-1996) and post-fortification periods (biennial from 1999-2008, last 3 years of available data from 2009-2011, and all years from 1999-2011) for programs with and without prenatal ascertainment were estimated.
A 14-item questionnaire was created by study investigators who have extensive research and clinical experience with adolescents with spina bifida after conducting a review of literature related to Internet use by children and adolescents with chronic conditions.
The team attending to the person with spina bifida needs to emphasise that successful bowel management means that accidents will happen infrequently and that normal underclothing may be worn.
Chalmers' father, who lives in Rochester and works as a teacher helping children with spina bifida, contacted Scalp Aesthetics to perform the procedure.
We highlight the urologic challenges of breast cancer management in the neurogenic bowel population, as well as the utility of an adult spina bifida clinic.
The week, which runs from October 19-26 and encompasses World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day, aims to further the level of awareness about the conditions via a whole host of events.
In her presentation at the Spina Bifida International Conference in Doha, Lakhani said the single greatest factor causing neural tube defects (NTDs) including Spina Bifida, is vitamin deficiency.
They also tested 149 samples from human patients with spina bifida and found six cases of the mutation but say more studies are needed to confirm if it is responsible for neural tube defects.

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