The main outcome measure was the 14 categories of birth defects
that, according to the medical literature, had associations with SSRIs: neural tube defects, anencephaly, all septal defects, ventricular septal defects, right ventricular outflow tract obstructions, cleft palate, cleft lip with or without cleft palate, esophageal atresia, anal atresia, hypospadias, any limb reduction defect, craniosynostosis, gastroschisis, and omphalocele.
As concerns continue to mount regarding the possible alleged risks of Zofran use during pregnancy, a growing body of research has identified a host of birth defects
that may impact babies exposed to the controversial anti-nausea drug in utero.
The official also said that Qatar has taken several measures to reduce and prevent birth defects
We were very surprised to see that there was an almost 30 per cent increase in birth defects
in the litters sired by fathers whose levels of folates were insufficient," researcher Dr.
People with birth defects
have been part of the human condition since humankind first walked the earth.
The study found mothers of babies with spina bifida were twice as likely as mothers of babies without major birth defects
to ingest 5 milligrams or more of nitrate daily from drinking water.
Caption: Six-day-old embryos from each treatment group were treated with inorganic arsenic or with phenytoin, a pharmaceutical known to induce birth defects
Our findings included a significant association between the use of assisted reproductive technology, such as certain types of in vitro fertilization, and an increased risk of birth defects
," said study author Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD, a general surgery resident at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, who conducted the research at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the University's Robinson Institute have compared the risk of major birth defects
for each of the reproductive therapies commonly available internationally, such as: IVF (in vitro fertilization), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) and ovulation induction.
PREGNANT women with diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect
, according to new research.
The US Veterans Administration (VA) recognises a wide range of birth defects
as associated with women Veterans' service in Vietnam.
In February 1981, reason ran a major investigative article on the Love Canal scandal, in which industrial chemical dump leaks were blamed for birth defects
and cancer in a neighborhood of Niagara Falls, New York.
Agrichemicals in surface water and birth defects
in the United States.
Typically, two types of pregnancy outcomes are obtained: outcomes with birth defects
and outcomes without known birth defects
Two large-scale studies of the possible teratogenic effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have concluded that the absolute risk of birth defects
related to the drugs is small.