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CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of October as Spina Bifida Awareness Month, the Illinois Spina Bifida Association is pleased to announce its $1,000 Professional Advisory Coun...
Fetuses with enlarged ventricles—the fluid-filled cavities inside the brain—may be less likely than their counterparts to benefit from surgery in the womb to treat spina bifida, according to a stu...
The lower-limb paralysis associated with spina bifida may be effectively treated before birth by combining a unique stem cell therapy with surgery, new research from UC Davis Health System has found.
(UPI) – Previous research has shown that surgery to correct spina bifida in a fetus while still in the womb can prevent complications from the condition, as well as prevent later surgery after b...
(University of California - San Francisco) Fetuses with enlarged ventricles -- the fluid-filled cavities inside the brain -- may be less likely than other fetuses to benefit from surgery in the womb t...
Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for sp...
New research is suggesting that biofortification of rice with a gene to produce more folate could significantly reduce the risk of birth defects, such as spina bifida and other neural tube defects, wh...
Based on existing questionnaires and patient interview, a health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire in spina bifida (SB) children is created and validated, the Spina Bifida Pediatric Questi...
Spina bifida is a congenital defect of the neural tube resulting in motor and sensory disruption. Persons with spina bifida can also experience executive function impairments. Secondary conditions are...
In this report, we present two cases of 9-year-old children with spina bifida occulta (SBO) of the sacrum, who were diagnosed with sacral fatigue fractures. In both patients, MRI showed a linear signa...
To describe factors associated with pressure ulcers in individuals with spina bifida (SB) enrolled in the National Spina Bifida Patient Registry (NSBPR).
The pediatric spina bifida population suffers from decreased mobility and recurrent fractures. This study aimed to develop a method for quantifying bone mass along the entire tibia in youth with spina...