Gastroschisis Trends and Link to Opioid Prescription Rates Gastroschisis Trends and Link to Opioid Prescription Rates
Is there an association between opioid use during pregnancy and gastroschisis, a rare but increasing birth defect?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC: Slight Hike in Prevalence of Gastroschisis Since 2006-2010
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Over time, the prevalence of gastroschisis has increased, with more babies born with gastroschisis in areas with high and medium versus low opioid prescription rates, according to research published in the Jan. 18 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: What Opioid Use Has To Do With This Gut Spilling Birth Defect
Gastroschisis is a birth defect where your baby's intestines and potentially other organs stick out of the body. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects?
Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as gastroschisis, compared with counties with low opioid prescribing rates. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- More American infants are being born with their intestines outside of their bodies, and the disturbing trend might be linked to the opioid crisis, health officials reported Thursday. The condition, called gastroschisis, is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Daughter's Birth Defect Led Him to Medical School
Chris Zeman didn't plan to be a physician, but when his daughter was born with gastroschisis, he was inspired to go back to school at age 31. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tanzania:In a First for Indian Hospital, Tanzanian Teen With Rare Disorder Undergoes High Risk Surgery
[Citizen] A 19-year-old Tanzanian girl from Zanzibar has gone through surgery at SIMS hospital in Chennai, India for a a rare congenital defect that left her with a bloated stomach. Reports from Indian news outlets, The Hindu and New Indian Express, indicate that Ms Sauda Suleiman Amour was diagnosed as suffering from omphalocele, a condition where the abdomen wall that protects organs such as intestines and liver is thin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Muhimbili Hospital Detains an Infant's Body for Two Days Over a U.S.$263 Bill
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ms Hamida Gwota gave birth through caesarean section at Muhimbili National Hospital on May 7 this year. Her child was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect where the child's intestines are found outside. Unfortunately, Hamida's child died five days later, on May 12. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Tied to Gastroschisis
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Alcohol consumption early in pregnancy may be a risk factor for the development of gastroschisis in neonates, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal& Neonatal Medicine. Jean R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lauren ’s life after transplant: Proving the impossible possible
I was born on January 29, 1992 with a birth defect called gastroschisis, which meant that my intestines extended outside my body through a small hole in my abdominal wall. I received a liver, small and large bowel transplant in December of 1992, just before my first birthday. Though I was transplanted in Pennsylvania, I have been cared for by the brilliant team at Boston Children’s Hospital ever since. When I was first recovering in Pennsylvania, my parents were told that I would never be able to swim in the ocean because I would have to have a central line in for the rest of my life. Well, to that person I would lik...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lauren Ainsworth Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories gastroschisis multivisceral transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

Baby was born with her intestines on the OUTSIDE  
Ava-Rose Nightingale, from Carmarthen in Wales, was born with gastroschisis, which caused her intestines to grow outside her body due to her abdominal wall not forming before birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl with omphalocele goes home after 650-days in hospital
Naomi Hawks, pictured, was born 21 months ago in Omaha, Nebraska, with a rare abdominal birth defect omphalocelel. Her twin was able to go home, but she was kept in care for 650 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Newborn Infant with Giant Omphalocele and Peeling Skin
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - March 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Handley, S. C., Ebbert, R. P., Edwards, T. M., Flibotte, J. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Visual Diagnosis Source Type: news

Girls born with organs OUTSIDE her body
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Elliotte Sargent, from Wilmington, North Carolina, was born in September weighing just 6lb 2oz. She was diagnosed with gastroschisis in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edinburgh baby born with intestines outside her stomach with rare gastroschisis
Sofia Cass, from Edinburgh, was born with gastroschisis. Previous research has found a link between atrazine, the chemical used to grow the fruit, and the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby defies odds after doctors said she wouldn't survive with bowels outside of her body
Erin Angell-Field, from Benington, Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with gastroschisis - a rare birth defect that causes the digestive organs to stick out of the stomach - while in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cells and birth defects: Could gastroschisis be treated in utero?
Although Gianna was treated surgically, Dario Fauza, MD, hopes to someday use stem cells from the amniotic fluid, multiplied and returned to the womb, to naturally heal gastroschisis and other birth defects. (Courtesy Danielle DeCarlo) Six-year-old Gianna DiCarlo is an active dancer and gymnast. Though she’s a healthy eater now, Gianna’s stomach bears a long scar, a remnant of three surgeries she underwent as an infant. She was born with gastroschisis, a striking birth defect in which the abdominal wall doesn’t seal fully during fetal development. As a result, her intestines developed ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 13, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation gastroschisis Source Type: news

Gastroschisis: Mysterious Birth Defect Increase?
Can you tell me what could cause the birth defect where the baby's intestines stick out of the abdominal wall? I understand there's been an increase in the incidence of this weird problem.   (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby girl saved by CLING FILM after she was born with her organs hanging out
Millie Bartle, from Hull, East Yorkshire, was born with gastroschisis - a rare birth defect that meant her abdomen failed to form properly so her intestines developed outside of her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case 3: Gallop Rhythm in an Infant with Bilious Emesis after Gastroschisis Repair
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - April 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Manalai, G. G., Severin, P. N., Naheed, Z. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Baby boy born with his intestines OUTSIDE his body in incredible photo
Frankie Banyard, from Colchester, Essex, was born with gastroschisis - a rare birth defect that meant his abdomen failed to form properly so his intestines developed outside of his body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Hope for 'Happy, Healthy Life'
Written by Bethany Henthorn Our daughter, Mallory, was born with several congenital defects known cloacal exstrophy (OEIS – omphalocele, bladder exstrophy, imperforate anus and spinal defects) found in 1 and 400,000 live births. After Mallory’s 20-week gestational ultrasound, we were referred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, fromMayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Baby born with her intestines OUTSIDE her body is saved by doctors
Maisie Tobin, four months, of Hailsham, East Sussex, was born with gastroschisis, a rare birth defect that meant her abdomen failed to form properly so her intestines were outside of her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increasing Prevalence of Gastroschisis -- 1995-2012Increasing Prevalence of Gastroschisis -- 1995-2012
What might explain the significant increase in gastroschisis, a serious congenital defect of the intestines, in recent years? Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Gastroschisis: Overview & General Information
Information and overview of Gastroschisis, a form of birth defect of an infants abdominal wall (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - February 5, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Child Disability Source Type: news

Tragic cases of babies being born with intestines outside their bodies on the rise; 'experts' claim ignorance
(NaturalNews) Cases of a rare and life-threatening birth defect are on the rise, and medical experts claim to be baffled by the increase in incidences of the disease. The defect – gastroschisis – causes babies to be born with some of their internal organs protruding outside... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroschisis Increasing in Children of Young, Black MothersGastroschisis Increasing in Children of Young, Black Mothers
The CDC has reported continuing increases in US incidence of gastroschisis, a serious abdominal wall birth defect, since the 1980s, especially in infants born to young black mothers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Increased Over Two Decades: CDC
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Health Statistics, Hernia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Serious birth defect on the rise
An increasing number of babies are being born with a serious birth defect, gastroschisis, and it's got scientists concerned. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Babies born with organs outside their bodies up by a third
Stephen FellerATLANTA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- More babies are being born with gastroschisis, organs protruding from their bodies, but the CDC is unsure why it has increased in frequency. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharp rise in intestines-protruding birth defect in babies CDC reports
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that cases of gastroschisis 'more than doubled' over the past 18 years, with a 263 per cent increase in babies born to black teen moms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of Severe Stomach Birth Defect Doubled Over Two Decades: CDC
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Health Statistics, Hernia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sharp rise in potentially fatal birth defect that causes a baby's intestines to grow THROUGH the stomach wall
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that cases of gastroschisis 'more than doubled' over the past 18 years, with a 263 per cent increase in babies born to black teen moms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious birth defect on the rise, CDC researchers say
An increasing number of babies are being born with a serious birth defect, gastroschisis, and it's got scientists concerned. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroschisis Rates Rising, and No One Knows Why
(MedPage Today) -- Rare birth defect up among mothers of all ages and ethnicities (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - January 22, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Increasing Prevalence of Gastroschisis — 14 States, 1995–2012
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 22, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gastroschisis on the Rise (FREE)
By Cara Adler Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The prevalence of gastroschisis — a congenital intestinal defect associated with young maternal age — has … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 22, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stomach Birth Defect Rate Doubled Over 2 Decades
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach Birth Defect Rate Increased Over 2 Decades
Gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall, more common in babies born to teen mothers (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rate of Birth Defect of Abdominal Wall Increasing, C.D.C. Says
The rate of gastroschisis has increased about 30 percent since 1995, the agency reported. For young black mothers, the increase was 263 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pregnancy and Childbirth gastroschisis Bowels Birth Defects Source Type: news

Why Blood Donors Are My Heroes
Post written by Joey Hoffman, mother of a blood recipient. On February 8, 2003, my daughter, Daisy, received her first blood transfusion immediately after birth. It helped save her life – as did countless other transfusions over the years. At eight weeks in utero, Daisy was diagnosed with gastroschisis, a congenital condition in which her intestines developed outside of her body in the amniotic fluid. My OB-GYN stated that she would be OK. They would place her intestines back inside her abdomen, and she’d recover in the neonatal intensive care unit for two weeks. Daisy lived in the NICU for seven months. Daisy ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - August 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Blood biomed transfusion Source Type: news

Gastroschisis: Risk Factors May Predict Postnatal OutcomesGastroschisis: Risk Factors May Predict Postnatal Outcomes
Intraabdominal bowel dilatation, polyhydramnios, and gastric dilatation may help identify those neonates with a prenatal diagnosis of gastroschisis who are at higher risk for postnatal complications. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Types of Abdominal Wall Defects Are There?
Discussion Abdominal wall defects are common in pediatric and adult patients. Pediatric patients not surprisingly have more congenital defects and adults have more that are spontaneously acquired and some are due to surgeries. Adults often have more complications of their defects also. Defects are usually classified by location. Learning Point Types of abdominal wall defects include: Congenital or Spontaneous Epigastric Rectus muscles fail to approximate at the linea alba between the umbilicus and xyphoid process. Usually presents as painless bulge Occurs to 5% of children Incarceration is uncommon in children but much...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 22, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The toddler who can't EAT: Baby Georgia has to be fed through a tube because her intestines developed outside her body
Georgia Diamond, from Newport in South Wales, was diagnosed with a bowel condition, gastroschisis, while in the womb. It causes the intestines to grow outside the abdomen, meaning the 23-month-old cannot eat and has to be fed through a tube. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Parent’s View: The Importance of Children’s Hospitals
This story is written by Kerri Vatour and was originally published on the Children’s Hospital Association’s blog. The first time Boston Children’s Hospital saved my son’s life, he was 21 hours old. It wasn’t a surprise—Joey had been diagnosed in utero with both a ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole between the right and left sides of his heart, and a duodenal stenosis, where a portion of the intestine is so constricted that very little can pass through, by doctors in the Advanced Fetal Care Center. Upon birth, it was obvious that the latter issue would take precedence, and Dr. Smithe...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 21, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Source Type: news

Alcohol use before pregnancy linked to intestinal birth defect
Women should refrain from drinking alcohol before they try to become pregnant, according to maternal-fetal medicine specialists. Alcohol is associated with an increased risk for mental delays, cardiac anomalies and facial clefting in babies. In a recent study, researchers also found that alcohol is linked to gastroschisis, a birth defect of the baby's abdominal wall. "Preconception programs focused on alcohol abstinence may help to reverse the increasing incidence of this birth defect worldwide," said one researcher. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 1, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Remembering my Boston Children’s childhood
When a baby is born with, or develops, a serious medical condition it doesn’t just affect the child—his or her whole family is affected. In the following blog, Jenn Streeter describes her experience “growing up” at Boston Children’s Hospital, as the healthy sister of a young boy being treated for multiple conditions. By Jenn Streeter The Streeters when Josh was an infant There are certain childhood memories that stick with a person throughout life—a trip to Disney World, waking up Christmas morning and finding a new bike under the tree or the butterflies you get in your stomach on ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 21, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories child life Complex Care Services medically complex children Nedda Hobbs our patients' stories Source Type: news

Ventral Abdominal Wall Defects
Omphalocele and gastroschisis are the two most common congenital abdominal wall defects requiring neonatal intensive care. Historically treated as a single entity, they represent two distinct pathologies with different clinical management algorithms and associated outcomes. With improvements in prenatal diagnosis, neonatal intensive care, and pediatric surgical practices, good long-term outcomes are possible in the absence of catastrophic bowel injury or debilitating associated anomalies. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - August 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kastenberg, Z. J., Dutta, S. Tags: Articles Source Type: news

Decongestant sprays linked to rare birth defects
Conclusion This study suggests a possible link between phenylephrine and phenylpropanolamine – found in decongestant medicines – and an increased risk of three specific birth defects (endocardial cushion defect, ear defects, pyloric stenosis). Numerous other medications were tested but were not found to be associated with birth defects. However, the study performed many statistical comparisons looking for links with many different birth defects. These three defects were the ones where significant links were found, but it is possible that some of the results may be due to chance alone. The authors clearly recogn...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Pregnancy/child Cancer Source Type: news

Gastroschisis on the RiseGastroschisis on the Rise
The proportion of babies born with gastroschisis has nearly doubled since 1995, according to a large new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news