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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.
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...
About Urinary Catheters Urinary catheters are devices used to drain out urine, this is called catheterization. These are used in patients who have medical conditions such as urinary incontinence and r...
THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 -- Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grai...
In the 17 years since US enriched cereal grain products have been fortified with folic acid, approximately 1300 babies each year are spared neural tube defects (NTDs). Yet despite this effective measu...
An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an esse...
The SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is one of the first fetal surgery centers in the country to have an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved study to allow pregnant women with a body mass inde...
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...
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...
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is important in spina bifida (SB) management. No clinically useful, comprehensive instrument incorporating bladder/bowel domains exists. We aimed to develop and ...
To review the uronephrological outcomes of myelomeningocele (MMC) patients attending a Spina Bifida Clinic.