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 like to...
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 outside her body. Sh...
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