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Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that happens in the first month of pregnancy when the spinal column does not close completely. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately one in every 2,000 children born in the U.S. is diagnosed with spina bifida. Risk factors include the presence of a neural tube defect in a previous child, lack of folic acid, some medications, diabetes and the mother's age. Most patients with spina bifida have neurogenic bladders. Neurogenic bladders function poorly and over time, without correction, can result in kidney damage and ultimately kidney failure.
UCSF scientists explore how Dact1 mutations contribute to psychiatric disorders

UCSF scientists explore how Dact1 mutations contribute to psychiatric disorders

GZS releases WebTracker-Hemophilia EHR patient registry system

GZS releases WebTracker-Hemophilia EHR patient registry system

Link between folic acid supplements and reduced risk of autism

Link between folic acid supplements and reduced risk of autism

Caffeine intake during pregnancy associated with low birth weight babies

Caffeine intake during pregnancy associated with low birth weight babies

New regeneration approach could be used for people with bladder issues

New regeneration approach could be used for people with bladder issues

Folic acid supplements reduce risk of giving birth to children with autism

Folic acid supplements reduce risk of giving birth to children with autism

Cause of esodeviation differs in children, adults

Cause of esodeviation differs in children, adults

Lack of Mthfd1l enzyme causes neural tube defects in developing embryos

Lack of Mthfd1l enzyme causes neural tube defects in developing embryos

March of Dimes book offers scientifically-based advice for pregnant women, tips for new parents

March of Dimes book offers scientifically-based advice for pregnant women, tips for new parents

Access4Kids benefits children with fine motor impairments

Access4Kids benefits children with fine motor impairments

Two genetic factors strongly associated with non-syndromic sagittal craniosynostosis

Two genetic factors strongly associated with non-syndromic sagittal craniosynostosis

Surgical intervention can help fetuses with congenital malformations

Surgical intervention can help fetuses with congenital malformations

ConvaTec acquires 180 Medical

ConvaTec acquires 180 Medical

Maternal choline intake could essentially change fetal genetic expression into adulthood

Maternal choline intake could essentially change fetal genetic expression into adulthood

Longer looks: The smells to treat PTSD; Nudging healthy choices; When a disabled daughter was shunned

Longer looks: The smells to treat PTSD; Nudging healthy choices; When a disabled daughter was shunned

ConvaTec enters definitive agreement to acquire 180 Medical

ConvaTec enters definitive agreement to acquire 180 Medical

Children's Medical Center to broadcast two corrective bladder surgeries live on the internet

Children's Medical Center to broadcast two corrective bladder surgeries live on the internet

Congenital anomaly clusters may be going undetected in UK

Congenital anomaly clusters may be going undetected in UK

Montefiore launches first fellowship program in Women's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Montefiore launches first fellowship program in Women's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation