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Anotia and microtia are congenital malformations of the external ear with few known risk factors. We conducted a comprehensive assessment of a wide range of potential risk factors using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS), a population-based case-control study of non-chromosomal structural birth defects in the United States.
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Name: International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Microtia/atresia is a severe malformation of the external ear. Previous studies have reported the potential risk factors on microtia, whereas few focused on severe microtia/atresia. The aim of the stu...
Investigate sociodemographic differences in the use of a patient-facing family health history (FHH)-based risk assessment platform.
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Effort to reduce post-surgical scar is especially important for microtia patients. Even the scar lies posterior to ear auricle, but hypertrophic scar contracture may limit the ear auricle ...
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The procedure established to evaluate the health status and risk factors of the potential DONORS of biological materials. Donors are selected based on the principles that their health will not be compromised in the process, and the donated materials, such as TISSUES or organs, are safe for reuse in the recipients.
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