Focus on Birth Defects Research

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Nova Publishers, 2006 - Medical - 243 pages
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Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism that are present at birth. These abnormalities lead to mental or physical disabilities or are fatal. There are more than 4,000 different known birth defects ranging from minor to serious, and although many of them can be treated or cured, they are the leading cause of death in the first year of life. This book presents leading research in this field from around the world.
 

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Contents

Ocular Birth Defects New Research
1
Birth Defects New Research
37
Memory Profiles in Individuals with Mental Retardation due to Genetic Causes
53
Sleep and Sleep Problems in Angelman Syndrome and PraderWilli Syndrome
81
Teratogenicity of Environmental Pollutants An Overview
105
Ethical Dilemmas in Antenatal Care
131
Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele A Complex Multisystem Disease of the Past Present and Future
147
New Perspectives in the Treatment of Inherited Neuromuscular Disorders Innovative Ideas for the Third Millennium
161
Screening for Cystic Fibrosis Mutations in Southern European Countries Methods for Molecular Diagnosis Prenatal Diagnosis and Carrier Identificati...
185
Fetuses with Neural Tube Defects Ethical Issues and Decisions at the Individual Institutional and Societal Level and Some Evaluations from Turkey
211
Folic Acid Protection Against Neural Tube Defects
223
Index
233
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