Rare Birth Defect on the Rise

The proportion of babies born with a defect called gastroschisis has nearly doubled since 1995, according to a large new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Hernia
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Conclusion: Variation exists in long-term PedsQL scores after neonatal surgery for selected, complex disease. Beyond age 12, quality of life is significantly impaired in NEC, moderately impaired in OMP and EA/TEF, and within normal range for CDH, HD, and GAS patients at the population level. These data are relevant to prenatal and perioperative discussions with patients and families.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Papers of the 138Th ASA Annual Meeting Source Type: research
AbstractAbdominal wall defects range from the mild umbilical cord hernia to the highly complex limb –body wall syndrome. The most common defects are gastroschisis and omphalocele, and the rarer ones include the exstrophy complex, pentalogy of Cantrell and limb–body wall syndrome. Although all have a common feature of viscera herniation through a defect in the anterior body wall, their imaging features and, more important, postnatal management, differ widely. Correct diagnosis of each entity is imperative in order to achieve appropriate and accurate prenatal counseling and postnatal management. In this paper, we...
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Abstract The umbilicus is involved in a wide range of abnormalities in infants and children. The most severe are evident at birth and include exomphalos (omphalocele) and gastroschisis, both of which can be life‚Äźthreatening but are easy to diagnose. Exomphalos is often associated with other congenital abnormalities, whereas the associated problems in gastroschisis are largely confined to the gut. Infection of the umbilicus in the neonate presents as omphalitis. The causes of a moist umbilicus following separation of the umbilical stump are multiple, from the relatively minor umbilical granuloma or ectopic bowel mucosa to...
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), gastroschisis, and omphalocele are prone to abnormalities of intestinal rotation and thus future midgut volvulus. Controversy exists whether routine preemptive Ladd procedure in this subgroup of asymptomatic patients is of value to reduce future volvulus.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), gastroschisis, and omphalocele are prone to abnormalities of intestinal rotation and thus future midgut volvulus. Controversy exists whether routine preemptive Ladd procedure in this subgroup of asymptomatic patients is of value to reduce future volvulus.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Neonatal Source Type: research
Conditions:   Gastroschisis;   Anorectal Malformation;   Appendicitis;   Intussusception;   Inguinal Hernia Intervention:   Procedure: Various interventions for each of the conditions. Sponsors:   King's College London;   Sylvanus Olympio University Teaching Hospital, Lome, Togo.;   Niamey National Hospital, Niger.;   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de la Mère et de l Enfant, Cotonou, Benin.;   HEAL Africa Hospital, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.;   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pédiatrique Charles de G...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion Temporary VAC of the open abdomen is a safe method of temporary abdominal closure to prevent ACS in high-risk postoperative conditions in neonates of any gestational age and birth weight. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusions The use of a biological prosthesis may offer advantages over a synthetic mesh in pediatric high risk abdominal wall defects. The surgeon should be ready to consider its use in selected cases.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 December 2016 Source:Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine Author(s): Geoff Frawley Ex-premature infants and children are a heterogenous population, ranging from healthy children born at 36 weeks' gestation to formerly extremely premature children with significant medical issues that affect anaesthetic care. Preterm birth is associated with perinatal mortality, neurological disability (including cerebral palsy), severe morbidity in the first weeks of life, prolonged hospital stay after birth, readmission to hospital in the first year of life and increased risk of chronic lung dise...
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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