Preventing neural tube defects in Ireland
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|Title:||Preventing neural tube defects in Ireland||Authors:||Turner, Michael J.||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10367||Date:||3-Nov-2017||Online since:||2019-05-09T08:17:25Z||Abstract:||Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of serious congenital neurodevelopmental malformations, where there is incomplete closure of the neural tube during the first month after conception. In a national audit of 2009-11, the incidence was 1.04/1,000 births: 45 per cent had anencephaly, 49 per cent had spina bifida and 6 per cent had an encephalocolele (McDonnell et al, 2015). Anencephaly is incompatible with survival beyond the first week of life. In contrast, a recent comprehensive report from Temple St Hospital estimated that 500 patients in the country and their families face the lifelong consequences of coping with spina bifida.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Irish Medical Times||Journal:||Irish Medical Journal||Volume:||110||Start page:||38||Copyright (published version):||2017 Irish Medical Times||Keywords:||Neural tube defects (NTDs); Congenital neurodevelopmental malformations; Anencephaly; Spina bifida; Encephalocolele; Folic acid||Other versions:||https://www.imt.ie/clinical/preventing-neural-tube-defects-ireland-02-11-2017/||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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