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neural tube defects

[‚nür·əl ′tüb ‚dē‚feks]
(medicine)
Congenital defects resulting from the incomplete closure of the neural tube during embryogenesis.
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Syndromes, disorders and maternal risk factors associated with neural tube defects (I).
I advise patients with neural tube defects to consider delivery by caesarean section in this situation.
Neural tube defects along the Texas-Mexico border, 1993-1995.
Genetic polymorphisms in methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase and methionine synthase, folate levels in red blood cells, and risk of neural tube defects.
Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations requires clinicians who provide prenatal care to advise all pregnant women of the availability of the alpha-feto-protein (AFP) test, which screens for neural tube defects in the fetus.
In 1995, each priority area was reviewed, and additional objectives were developed, including a 50% reduction by the year 2000 in the incidence of spina bifida and other neural tube defects (NTDs).
In the early 1970s 10 pregnancies in every 1000 were affected by a neural tube defect," he said.
These are also known as neural tube defects because the embryonic nervous system cells (the neural tube) fail to develop into a fully formed brain and spinal cord.
Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) happen when part of the unborn baby's brain or spine doesn't develop properly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recent report updating the estimated number of neural tube defects prevented by folic acid fortification of enriched cereal grain products clearly shows the huge impact of fortification: From 1999 through 2011, fortification prevented neural tube defects in about 1,300 births a year in the United States (MMWR 2015;64:1-5).
org , the March of Dimes Spanish-language site, offers valuable information on the specific health needs of the Hispanic community, including on the importance of folic acid, a B vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects (NTDs).
15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fortifying grain foods with the B vitamin folic acid has saved about 1,300 babies every year from being born with serious birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects (NTDs), according to new data published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR).