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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911073/reducing-risky-alcohol-use-what-health-care-systems-can-do
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Amity E Quinn, Mary Brolin, Maureen T Stewart, Brooke Evans, Constance Horgan
Risky, non-dependent alcohol use is prevalent in the United States, affecting 25% of adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014b). Massachusetts has higher rates of alcohol use and binge drinking than most states (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2015). Serious physical, social, and economic consequences result. Excessive alcohol use contributes to cancer, cardiovascular disease, sleep disorders, birth defects, motor vehicle injuries, and suicide, and it complicates management of chronic illnesses (Green, McKnight-Eily, Tan, Mejia, & Denny, 2016; Laramee et al...
April 27, 2016: Issue Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905191/race-and-ethnicity-and-preconception-folic-acid-supplement-use-among-pregnant-women-in-georgia-prams-2009-to-2011
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Ayesha Mukhtar, Michael R Kramer, Godfrey P Oakley, Vijaya Kancherla
BACKGROUND: The United States Public Health Service recommends that all women of reproductive age consume 400 μg of folic acid daily to prevent major neural tube defects. Hispanics have the highest prevalence of neural tube defects compared with other race/ethnic groups. We studied prevalence of preconception folic acid supplement use, and its association with race/ethnicity among pregnant women in Georgia. METHODS: Using state-wide population-based data from 2009 to 2011 Georgia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, we examined the prevalence of preconception folic acid supplement use among pregnant women aged 18 to 45 years...
December 1, 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/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/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/27891777/maternal-autoimmune-disease-and-birth-defects-in-the-national-birth-defects-prevention-study
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Meredith M Howley, Marilyn L Browne, Alissa R Van Zutphen, Sandra D Richardson, Sarah J Blossom, Cheryl S Broussard, Suzan L Carmichael, Charlotte M Druschel
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association between maternal autoimmune disease or its treatment and the risk of birth defects. We examined these associations using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, a multi-site, population-based, case-control study. METHODS: Analyses included 25,116 case and 9897 unaffected control infants with estimated delivery dates between 1997 and 2009. Information on autoimmune disease, medication use, and other pregnancy exposures was collected by means of telephone interview...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891775/surveillance-of-ventricular-septal-defects-in-delaware
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Amy Acheson, Anika Vaidy, Kathleen Stomieroski, Dana R Thompson, Kristin M Maiden, Deborah B Ehrenthal, Samir Yezdani, Abdul Majeed Bhat, Robert Locke, Louis E Bartoshesky
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of ventricular septal defects (VSDs), a birth defect in which there is an opening in the wall that separates the left and right ventricles of the heart, seemed to be substantially higher in Delaware compared with the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN). The Delaware Birth Defects Registry (BDR) noted their high prevalence of VSDs in comparison with other states. METHODS: A subset of children with a VSD born in 2007 through 2010 was identified from the complete reportable statewide defect list that the BDR creates each year...
November 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888746/maternal-exposure-to-ozone-and-pm2-5-and-the-prevalence-of-orofacial-clefts-in-four-u-s-states
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Ying Zhou, Suzanne M Gilboa, Michele L Herdt, Philip J Lupo, W Dana Flanders, Yang Liu, Mikyong Shin, Mark A Canfield, Russell S Kirby
BACKGROUND: While there is some evidence that maternal exposure to ambient air pollution is associated with orofacial clefts in offspring, the epidemiologic studies have been largely equivocal. We evaluated whether maternal exposure to elevated county-level ambient fine particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5µm (PM2.5) and ozone during early gestation was associated with a higher prevalence of orofacial clefts. METHODS: Birth data consisting of 4.7 million births from 2001 to 2007 were obtained from National Birth Defects Prevention Network for four states - Arizona, Florida, New York (excluding New York City), and Texas...
November 23, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881182/research-prevalence-of-neural-tube-defects-khartoum-sudan-august-2014-july-2015
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Ilham M Omer, Osman M Abdullah, Inaam N Mohammed, Lina A Abbasher
BACKGROUND: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects that results from failure of the neural tube to develop properly during early pregnancy. METHODS: We studied the prevalence of neural tube defects in newborns admitted to the NICU in Soba University and Omdurman Maternity hospitals, during the period 1st August 2014 to 31st July 2015. A cross-sectional hospital based study, involved all newborns with any type of neural tube defect admitted to the NICU in the study area during the study period...
November 24, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878784/a-population-based-study-of-prevalence-of-down-syndrome-in-southern-thailand
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Somchit Jaruratanasirikul, Ounjai Kor-Anantakul, Montira Chowvichian, Wannee Limpitikul, Pathikan Dissaneevate, Nitthakarn Intharasangkanawin, Atchara Sattapanyo, Sermsri Pathompanitrat
BACKGROUND: Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosomal disorder that causes mental retardation. In 2009, a population-based birth defects study was implemented in three provinces in southern Thailand. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of DS in the studied regions, and the proportion of DS fetuses detected by prenatal screening. METHODS: Data were obtained from a population-based surveillance study undertaken during 2009-2013. Entries in the birth defects registry included live births, stillbirths after 24 weeks gestational age, and terminations of pregnancy following prenatal diagnosis...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875031/prevalence-of-neural-tube-defects-in-a-rural-area-of-north-india-from-2001-to-2014-a-population-based-survey
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Shashi Kant, Sumit Malhotra, Arvind Kumar Singh, Partha Haldar, Ravneet Kaur, Puneet Misra, Neerja Gupta
BACKGROUND: Neural tube defects (NTDs) are one of the commonest birth defects. There was paucity of community-based data on occurrence of NTDs in India, especially from rural parts of the country. Against this background, the current study was carried out with main objectives to determine the prevalence of NTDs and its specific types (anencephaly, spina bifida and encephalocele) in a rural community setting over the time period 2001 to 2014. METHODS: This was a community-based cross-sectional study carried out in 28 villages of Ballabgarh Tehsil of Faridabad district in north India (population ∼ 96,000)...
November 22, 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863513/epidemiology-of-rubella-virus-cases-in-the-pre-vaccination-era-of-ethiopia-2009-2015
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Mekonen Getahun, Berhane Beyene, Kathleen Gallagher, Ayesheshem Ademe, Birke Teshome, Mesfin Tefera, Anjelo Asha, Aklog Afework, Esete Assefa, Yoseph HaileMariam, Yonas HaileGiorgis, Hiwot Ketema, Dejenie Shiferaw, Ayenachew Bekele, Daddi Jima, Amha Kebede
BACKGROUND: Rubella is a common mild rash illness caused by rubella virus. The majority of infections occur in children and young adults. The infection is the cause of a serious birth defect known as Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) when a woman acquires infection early in pregnancy. Ethiopia has not yet established rubella virus surveillance and has not yet introduced rubella vaccine into the routine immunization program. We characterize the epidemiology of laboratory confirmed rubella virus cases collected through measles surveillance from 2009 to 2015 to better understand the burden of the disease in the country...
November 18, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859649/patterns-and-risk-factors-of-birth-defects-in-rural-areas-of-south-eastern-gabon
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Landry-Erik Mombo, Leslie-Monica Yangawagou-Eyeghe, Patrick Mickala, Jean Moutélé, Thierno-Souleymane Bah, Damehan Tchelougou, Cyrille Bisseye
Within the context of high neonatal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, a retrospective study was conducted on the prevalence of congenital malformations and the association between maternal risk factors and birth defects in rural populations of south-eastern Gabon. Two populations were studied: a group of 3,500 births recorded in rural area (Koula-Moutou) and a second group of 4,212 births in a semi-rural area (Franceville) in Gabon. Our data showed an increasing prevalence in congenital anomalies from rural to urban areas (p < 0...
November 16, 2016: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856617/pdgfr%C3%AE-regulates-craniofacial-development-through-homodimers-and-functional-heterodimers-with-pdgfr%C3%AE
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Katherine A Fantauzzo, Philippe Soriano
Craniofacial development is a complex morphogenetic process, disruptions in which result in highly prevalent human birth defects. While platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor α (PDGFRα) has well-documented functions in this process, the role of PDGFRβ in murine craniofacial development is not well established. We demonstrate that PDGFRα and PDGFRβ are coexpressed in the craniofacial mesenchyme of mid-gestation mouse embryos and that ablation of Pdgfrb in the neural crest lineage results in increased nasal septum width, delayed palatal shelf development, and subepidermal blebbing...
November 17, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845546/clinical-biochemical-and-genetic-analysis-of-biotinidase-deficiency-in-iranian-population
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Arezou Asgari, Soghra Rouhi Dehnabeh, Mehryar Zargari, Soghra Khani, Hadi Mozafari, Abdolreza Varasteh, Fatemeh Keyfi, Mina Barzegari, Rayhaneh Hasanzaeh, Shohreh Khatami
BACKGROUND: Biotinidase deficiency (BTD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of biotin metabolism. Biotin is a coenzyme that enhances the action of the four enzymes that play an important role in carbohydrates, amino acid, and fatty acid metabolism. Defects in these pathways cause severe metabolic disorder in the body. In general, biotinidase deficiency can be classified into two levels: partial and profound. The incidence of BTD is 1:40,000 to 1:60,000 births in the world, even though no convincing statistical data on the prevalence of this disorder exist in Iran...
November 2016: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832123/prevalence-of-congenital-anomalies-in-an-indian-maternal-cohort-healthcare-prevention-and-surveillance-implications
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Prajkta Bhide, Pooja Gund, Anita Kar
BACKGROUND: India lacks a national birth defects surveillance. Data on the prevalence of congenital anomalies are available mostly from hospital-based, cross-sectional studies. This is the first cohort study from India, where 2107 women were followed till pregnancy outcome, in order to measure the prevalence and types of congenital anomalies, their contribution to neonatal mortality, implications for surveillance, and the health service needs for prevention and management. METHODS: The study followed a cohort of 2107 pregnant women till outcome which was miscarriage, termination of pregnancy, live or stillbirth, neonatal and post-neonatal mortality...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829639/a-meta-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-maternal-folic-acid-supplementation-and-the-risk-of-congenital-heart-defects
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Aiping Xu, Xian Cao, Ying Lu, Haibo Li, Qingwen Zhu, Xiaobo Chen, Hongru Jiang, Xiaoqin Li
Controversial opinions exist with respect to the relationship between maternal folic acid (FA) supplementation and birth prevalence of congenital heart defects (CHDs).Eligible articles were retrieved by searching databases, including PubMed, Cochrane library, EMBASE, CNKI, and WanFang up to September 2015. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of FA on CHDs. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence interval (CIs) were merged using STATA 12.0. Meta-regression analysis was used to explore the possible sources of heterogeneity...
November 9, 2016: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821535/copy-number-variation-as-a-genetic-basis-for-heterotaxy-and-heterotaxy-spectrum-congenital-heart-defects
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Jason R Cowan, Muhammad Tariq, Chad Shaw, Mitchell Rao, John W Belmont, Seema R Lalani, Teresa A Smolarek, Stephanie M Ware
Genomic disorders and rare copy number abnormalities are identified in 15-25% of patients with syndromic conditions, but their prevalence in individuals with isolated birth defects is less clear. A spectrum of congenital heart defects (CHDs) is seen in heterotaxy, a highly heritable and genetically heterogeneous multiple congenital anomaly syndrome resulting from failure to properly establish left-right (L-R) organ asymmetry during early embryonic development. To identify novel genetic causes of heterotaxy, we analysed copy number variants (CNVs) in 225 patients with heterotaxy and heterotaxy-spectrum CHDs using array-based genotyping methods...
December 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816222/congenital-heart-disease-in-premature-infants-25-32-weeks-gestational-age
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Patricia Y Chu, Jennifer S Li, Andrzej S Kosinski, Christoph P Hornik, Kevin D Hill
OBJECTIVE: To determine the birth prevalence of congenital heart defects (CHDs) across the spectrum of common defects in very/extremely premature infants and to compare mortality rates between premature infants with and without CHDs. STUDY DESIGN: The Kids' Inpatient Databases (2003-2012) were used to estimate the birth prevalence of CHDs (excluding patent ductus arteriosus) in very/extremely premature infants born between 25 and 32 weeks' gestational age. Birth prevalence was compared with term infants for a subset of "severe" defects expected to be near universally diagnosed in the neonatal period...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816173/-sex-differences-in-congenital-heart-disease
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P Aubry, H Demian
Gender influences the clinical presentation and the management of some acquired cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease, resulting in different outcomes. Differences between women and men are also noticed in congenital heart disease. They are mainly related to the prevalence and severity of some congenital heart defects at birth, and in adulthood to the prognosis, incidence of Eisenmenger syndrome and risks of pregnancy. The role of gender on the risk of operative mortality of congenital heart surgery remains debated...
November 2, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
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