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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 - March 31, 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

Rare birth defect on the rise
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The proportion of babies born with a defect called gastroschisis has nearly doubled since 1995, according to a large new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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 (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Unusual Birth in Kocholia
[The Star]A premature baby with "omphalocele" was born at Kocholia District hospital in Teso North yesterday. Doctors had to induce the birth at seven months after the mother developed health complications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 7, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Our patients’ stories: fixing Brody’s omphalocele
By Maureen Simoncini Brody When I was 18 weeks pregnant my husband, Kenny, and I went in for a routine ultrasound. We were excited to find out if I was carrying a boy or a girl, but we found out much more than that. The ultrasound revealed that I was having a boy, but he would be born with a serious medical condition called an omphalocele. (It’s a birth defect where the baby’s intestine or other organs stick out of the belly button. In many cases only a thin layer of tissue covers the intestines.) Once it was established that our baby had an omphalocele, we were transferred to a doctor at our local hospita...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories omphalocele our patients' stories surgery Terry Buchmiller Source Type: news

What Causes Constipation?
Discussion Constipation generally is defined as infrequent or painful defecation. Constipation can be very disturbing to the patient and family who believe the stools are too infrequent, too hard or too difficult to pass. Most children develop constipation after the child begins to associate pain (e.g. a hard bowel movement) with defecation. The child then begins to withhold the stools trying to decrease the defecation discomfort. As stool withholding continues, the rectum dilates and gradually accommodates with the normal defecation urge disappearing. Passing large hard stools infrequently reinforces the defecation pain. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 25, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Paediatricians for a Healthy Environment
A group of Argentine paediatricians has been combining work on environmental protection and child health for more than 10 years. It appears a basic principle to apply, but the task is turning out to be increasingly challenging and complex. “We can’t clean up a river, or give a family a new house, but we can teach people to put chlorine in the water,” Dr. Stella Maris Gil, the coordinator of the Environmental Paediatric Unit (UPA) at the Pedro de Elizalde Children’s Hospital in the Constitución neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, told IPS. The UPA provides health care with a strong environmental co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Marcela Valente Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Environment Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & MDGs Regional Categories Women's Health Argentina Maternal and Child Health Pollution Source Type: news