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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.
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

High maternal choline intake may reduce risk of hypertension and diabetes in babies

High maternal choline intake may reduce risk of hypertension and diabetes in babies

New drug combination could offer hope to children with neuroblastoma

New drug combination could offer hope to children with neuroblastoma

Study reveals decline in number of babies born with birth defects across Europe

Study reveals decline in number of babies born with birth defects across Europe

Foods fortified with folic acid can prevent neural tube defects

Foods fortified with folic acid can prevent neural tube defects

Folic acid fortification may reduce incidence of some childhood cancers

Folic acid fortification may reduce incidence of some childhood cancers

No significant differences in absorption between tablet and softgel capsule forms of folic acid

No significant differences in absorption between tablet and softgel capsule forms of folic acid

TherapeuticsMD introduces third prescription prenatal vitamin

TherapeuticsMD introduces third prescription prenatal vitamin

John and Rebecca Moores professor earns UH 2012 Ester Farfel Award

John and Rebecca Moores professor earns UH 2012 Ester Farfel Award

Women & Infants named lead center in 14-site study of cytomegalovirus

Women & Infants named lead center in 14-site study of cytomegalovirus

Earlier start of micronutrient supplementation better for pregnant women and the unborn child

Earlier start of micronutrient supplementation better for pregnant women and the unborn child