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Spina bifida surgery before birth more effective at healing neurological structure

Spina bifida surgery before birth more effective at healing neurological structure

Study: Benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida continue through school age

Study: Benefits of fetal surgery to repair spina bifida continue through school age

Fetal surgery for spina bifida makes a huge difference 10 years later

Fetal surgery for spina bifida makes a huge difference 10 years later

Experts highlight emerging trends in spina bifida care

Experts highlight emerging trends in spina bifida care

Unique program to initiate breastfeeding in vulnerable infants

Unique program to initiate breastfeeding in vulnerable infants

CNS develops evidence-based guidelines for treatment of pediatric myelomeningocele

CNS develops evidence-based guidelines for treatment of pediatric myelomeningocele

Newborns with spina bifida have sleep-disordered breathing in first days of life, study finds

Newborns with spina bifida have sleep-disordered breathing in first days of life, study finds

Researchers evaluate effects of laser tissue welding on spina bifida repair

Researchers evaluate effects of laser tissue welding on spina bifida repair

Risk factors for hospital readmission after pediatric neurosurgical procedures

Risk factors for hospital readmission after pediatric neurosurgical procedures

Xiao procedure lacks efficacy for bladder control in children

Xiao procedure lacks efficacy for bladder control in children

Excessive fat accumulation in lower extremities of children linked to insulin resistance, metabolic disorders

Excessive fat accumulation in lower extremities of children linked to insulin resistance, metabolic disorders

Smartphone app may improve self-management skills in young patients with spina bifida

Smartphone app may improve self-management skills in young patients with spina bifida

Fetuses with enlarged ventricles are not ideal candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery

Fetuses with enlarged ventricles are not ideal candidates for fetal spina bifida surgery

Prenatal repair of myelomeningocele reduces need for CSF shunt within 12 months of life, shows MOMS data

Prenatal repair of myelomeningocele reduces need for CSF shunt within 12 months of life, shows MOMS data

GW plays key role in NIH's Management of Myelomeningocele Study

GW plays key role in NIH's Management of Myelomeningocele Study

Surgical procedure to repair spina bifida while still in the uterus may help the baby walk after birth

Surgical procedure to repair spina bifida while still in the uterus may help the baby walk after birth

Seven-year study demonstrates clear benefits of fetal surgery to treat spina bifida in babies

Seven-year study demonstrates clear benefits of fetal surgery to treat spina bifida in babies

New study: Fetal surgery for spina bifida greatly improves child's mobility

New study: Fetal surgery for spina bifida greatly improves child's mobility

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles awarded $2.5M NIH grant to study risk of osteoporosis in spina bifida children

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles awarded $2.5M NIH grant to study risk of osteoporosis in spina bifida children

Special issue reviews current state of science in fetal therapy

Special issue reviews current state of science in fetal therapy