Cases of Gastroschisis, a Birth Defect, on the Rise in the US
Cases of a rare birth defect called gastroschisis are increasing in the U.S., according to a recent government report. But what is gastroschisis, and what causes it? Gastroschisis (GAS-tro-SKEE-sis) occurs when the muscles in the intestinal wall of a ...
CDC: Gastroschisis Birth Defect on Rise in U.S.
Over the course of 18 years, the prevalence of gastroschisis more than doubled in the U.S., increasing among moms of every age and racial group. Among babies born to black mothers, it increased by more than 250 percent, particularly among teen mothers.
More babies are born with intestines outside their bodies
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted an uptick in the number of babies born with gastroschisis, a serious birth defect in the infant's abdominal wall. The result, as the CDC explains, is that “the baby's intestines stick outside of ...
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An educational film designed to help families prepare for the birth of their baby with gastroschisis. For more information, visit: ...
Types of Abdominal Wall Defects: Explaining Gastroschisis and Omphalocele (2 of 11)
The two types of major abdominal wall defects include omphalocele and gastroschisis. Learn more at http://fetalsurgery.chop.edu. Abdominal wall defects occur ...
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