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Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000437/corrigendum-for-levels-of-folate-receptor-autoantibodies-in-maternal-and-cord-blood-and-risk-of-neural-tube-defects-in-a-chinese-population-106-685-695-10-1002-bdra-23517
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Na Yang, Linlin Wang, Richard H Finnell, Zhiwen Li, Lei Jin, Le Zhang, Robert M Cabrera, Rongwei Ye, Aiguo Ren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905192/response-to-dr-kirby
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LETTER
Gary M Shaw, Wei Yang, Suzan L Carmichael
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December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900843/response-to-letter-to-the-editor-by-wise
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LETTER
Laetitia Laurent, Chunwei Huang, Sheila R Ernest, Anick Berard, Cathy Vaillancourt, Barbara F Hales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900842/letter-to-the-editor-comments-on-venlafaxine-paper-by-laurent-et-al
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LETTER
David Wise
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December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801971/twenty-five-year-survival-for-aboriginal-and-caucasian-children-with-congenital-heart-defects-in-western-australia-1980-to-2010
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Wendy N Nembhard, Jenny Bourke, Helen Leonard, Luke Eckersley, Jingyun Li, Carol Bower
BACKGROUND: Australian Aboriginal children have increased infant and childhood mortality compared with Caucasian children, but their mortality related to congenital heart defects (CHDs) throughout life is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using data on 8,110 live born, singleton infants with CHDs born January 1980 to December 2010 from the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies. Vital status was determined from death and medical records...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731923/letter-to-the-editor-interpreting-trends-in-the-context-of-previous-evidence
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LETTER
Russell S Kirby
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December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704687/diprosopus-systematic-review-and-report-of-two-cases
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REVIEW
María Paz Bidondo, Boris Groisman, Agostina Tardivo, Fabián Tomasoni, Verónica Tejeiro, Inés Camacho, Mariana Vilas, Rosa Liascovich, Pablo Barbero
BACKGROUND: Diprosopus is a subtype of symmetric conjoined twins with one head, facial duplication and a single trunk. Diprosopus is a very rare congenital anomaly. METHODS: This is a systematic review of published cases and the presentation of two new cases born in Argentina. We estimated the prevalence of conjoined twins and diprosopus using data from the National Network of Congenital Anomalies of Argentina (RENAC). RESULTS: The prevalence of conjoined twins in RENAC was 19 per 1,000,000 births (95% confidence interval, 12-29)...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629527/acardiac-twin-pregnancies-part-iii-model-simulations
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Martin J C van Gemert, Michael G Ross, Peter G J Nikkels, Jeroen P H M van den Wijngaard
BACKGROUND: Acardiac monochorionic twins lack cardiac function but grow by passive perfusion of the pump twin's deoxygenated arterial blood through placental arterioarterial (AA) and venovenous (VV) anastomoses and by hypoxia-mediated neovascularization. Pump twins therefore must continuously increase their cardiac output which may cause heart failure. Our aims were: to adapt our twin-twin transfusion syndrome model for acardiac twin pregnancies, to simulate pump and acardiac twin development, and to examine the model for early prognostic markers of pump twin survival...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27384265/in-utero-exposure-to-venlafaxine-a-serotonin-norepinephrine-reuptake-inhibitor-increases-cardiac-anomalies-and-alters-placental-and-heart-serotonin-signaling-in-the-rat
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Laetitia Laurent, Chunwei Huang, Sheila R Ernest, Anick Berard, Cathy Vaillancourt, Barbara F Hales
BACKGROUND: Human studies are inconsistent with respect to an association between treatment with selective serotonin and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSRI/SNRIs) and an increase in the incidence of congenital heart defects. Here we tested the hypothesis that in utero exposure to venlafaxine, a highly prescribed SNRI, increases the incidence of fetal heart defects and alters placental and fetal heart serotonin signaling in the rat. METHODS: Timed-pregnant Sprague Dawley rats were gavaged daily with venlafaxine hydrochloride (0, 3, 10, 30, or 100 mg/kg/day) from gestation day 8 to 20...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27191125/folic-acid-fortification-and-prevalences-of-neural-tube-defects-orofacial-clefts-and-gastroschisis-in-california-1989-to-2010
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Wei Yang, Suzan L Carmichael, Gary M Shaw
BACKGROUND: We examined whether prevalences of neural tube defects (NTDs), orofacial clefts, and gastroschisis changed more rapidly after than before folic acid fortification in California. METHODS: This population-based study used vital statistics and birth defects registry data. The study population included all live births and stillbirths delivered in central California counties from 1989 to 2010. Cases included deliveries with NTDs, orofacial clefts, and gastroschisis...
December 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891788/association-between-antibiotic-use-among-pregnant-women-with-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-first-trimester-and-birth-defects-national-birth-defects-prevention-study-1997-to-2011
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Elizabeth C Ailes, Suzanne M Gilboa, Simerpal K Gill, Cheryl S Broussard, Krista S Crider, Robert J Berry, Tonia C Carter, Charlotte A Hobbs, Julia D Interrante, Jennita Reefhuis
BACKGROUND: Previous studies noted associations between birth defects and some antibiotics (e.g., nitrofurantoin, sulfonamides) but not others (e.g., penicillins). It is unclear if previous findings were due to antibiotic use, infections, or chance. To control for potential confounding by indication, we examined associations between antibiotic use and birth defects, among women reporting urinary tract infections (UTIs). METHODS: The National Birth Defects Prevention Study is a multi-site, population-based case-control study...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891787/evaluation-of-the-western-australian-register-of-developmental-anomalies-thirty-five-years-of-surveillance
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Wendy N Nembhard, Carol Bower
BACKGROUND: The birth defects component of the Western Australian Register for Developmental Anomalies (WARDA-BD) was evaluated to assess its efficiency, effectiveness, and data quality. METHODS: WARDA-BD was evaluated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems and Data Quality Standards from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network. The evaluation included interviews with Register staff, local community organizations, parents, clinicians, and researchers; process observation; and secondary data analyses...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891786/a-quality-assessment-of-reporting-sources-for-microcephaly-in-utah-2003-to-2013
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Amy Steele, Jane Johnson, Amy Nance, Robert Satterfield, C J Alverson, Cara Mai
BACKGROUND: Obtaining accurate microcephaly prevalence is important given the recent association between microcephaly and Zika virus. Assessing the quality of data sources can guide surveillance programs as they focus their data collection efforts. The Utah Birth Defect Network (UBDN) has monitored microcephaly by data sources since 2003. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of reporting sources for microcephaly surveillance. METHODS: All reported cases of microcephaly among Utah mothers from 2003 to 2013 were clinically reviewed and confirmed...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891785/editorial-brain-malformation-surveillance-in-the-zika-era
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EDITORIAL
Edwin Trevathan
The current surveillance systems for congenital microcephaly are necessary to monitor the impact of Zika virus (ZIKV) on the developing human brain, as well as the ZIKV prevention efforts. However, these congenital microcephaly surveillance systems are insufficient. Abnormalities of neuronal differentiation, development and migration may occur among infants with normal head circumference who have intrauterine exposure to ZIKV. Therefore, surveillance for congenital microcephaly does not ascertain many of the infants seriously impacted by congenital ZIKV infection...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891784/characterizing-facial-features-in-individuals-with-craniofacial-microsomia-a-systematic-approach-for-clinical-research
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Carrie L Heike, Erin Wallace, Matthew L Speltz, Babette Siebold, Martha M Werler, Anne V Hing, Craig B Birgfeld, Brent R Collett, Brian G Leroux, Daniela V Luquetti
BACKGROUND: Craniofacial microsomia (CFM) is a congenital condition with wide phenotypic variability, including hypoplasia of the mandible and external ear. We assembled a cohort of children with facial features within the CFM spectrum and children without known craniofacial anomalies. We sought to develop a standardized approach to assess and describe the facial characteristics of the study cohort, using multiple sources of information gathered over the course of this longitudinal study and to create case subgroups with shared phenotypic features...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891783/population-based-microcephaly-surveillance-in-the-united-states-2009-to-2013-an-analysis-of-potential-sources-of-variation
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Janet D Cragan, Jennifer L Isenburg, Samantha E Parker, C J Alverson, Robert E Meyer, Erin B Stallings, Russell S Kirby, Philip J Lupo, Jennifer S Liu, Amanda Seagroves, Mary K Ethen, Sook Ja Cho, MaryAnn Evans, Rebecca F Liberman, Jane Fornoff, Marilyn L Browne, Rachel E Rutkowski, Amy E Nance, Marlene Anderka, Deborah J Fox, Amy Steele, Glenn Copeland, Paul A Romitti, Cara T Mai
BACKGROUND: Congenital microcephaly has been linked to maternal Zika virus infection. However, ascertaining infants diagnosed with microcephaly can be challenging. METHODS: Thirty birth defects surveillance programs provided data on infants diagnosed with microcephaly born 2009 to 2013. The pooled prevalence of microcephaly per 10,000 live births was estimated overall and by maternal/infant characteristics. Variation in prevalence was examined across case finding methods...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891782/using-state-and-provincial-surveillance-programs-to-reduce-risk-of-recurrence-of-neural-tube-defects-in-the-united-states-and-canada-a-missed-opportunity
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Timothy J Flood, Chelsea M Rienks, Alina L Flores, Cara T Mai, Barbara K Frohnert, Rachel E Rutkowski, Jane A Evans, Russell S Kirby
BACKGROUND: Once a woman has had a fetus or infant affected with a neural tube defect (NTD), the risk of recurrence is approximately 3%. This risk can be significantly reduced by folic acid supplement consumption during the periconceptional period; however, this requires women at risk to be adequately informed about the appropriate dosage and timing of supplement intake before planning another pregnancy. As birth defects surveillance programs are tasked with identifying and documenting NTD-affected pregnancies and births, they are in a unique position to support recurrence prevention activities...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891781/geographic-distribution-of-live-births-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-in-north-carolina-2003-to-2012
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Jennifer S Nelson, Rebecca C Stebbins, Paula D Strassle, Robert E Meyer
BACKGROUND: Geographic variation in congenital heart disease is not well-described. This study uses geographic information systems (GIS) to describe the spatial epidemiology of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), in North Carolina (NC) and to compare travel time for cases to congenital heart centers in NC. METHODS: Using the NC Birth Defects Monitoring Program database, live births with TOF born between 2003 and 2012 were identified. Birth certificates provided demographic variables...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891780/icd-10-based-expanded-code-set-for-use-in-cleft-lip-palate-research-and-surveillance
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REVIEW
Alexander C Allori, Janet D Cragan, Cynthia H Cassell, Jeffrey R Marcus
BACKGROUND: On October 1, 2015, the United States required use of the Clinical Modification of the International Classification of Diseases, 10(th) Revision (ICD-10-CM) for diagnostic coding. The ICD-10-CM code set is limited to gross categories for cleft lip and/or cleft palate (using only four of a possible seven characters). METHODS: Herein, a clinically useful expansion of the ICD-10-CM code set is proposed to improve the diagnostic accuracy necessary for individual clinical, research, and statistical projects that require it...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891779/using-insurance-claims-data-to-identify-and-estimate-critical-periods-in-pregnancy-an-application-to-antidepressants
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Elizabeth C Ailes, Regina M Simeone, April L Dawson, Emily E Petersen, Suzanne M Gilboa
BACKGROUND: Health insurance claims are a rich data source to examine medication use in pregnancy. Our objective was to identify pregnant women, their pregnancy outcomes, and date of their last menstrual period (LMP), and to estimate antidepressant dispensations in pregnancy. METHODS: From a literature search, we identified diagnosis and procedure codes indicating the end of a pregnancy. Using Truven Health MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters Databases, we identified all inpatient admissions and outpatient service claims with these codes...
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