To develop the procedure Dr Belfort and colleague Dr Whitehead spent two years practising on sheep and a rubber ball with a doll inside, wrapped in chicken skin to mimic the defect in spina bifida
Intervention programs developed to improve self-management in children with spina bifida
should target the contextual factors of age and condition severity, while also improving self-management knowledge and self-efficacy.
3%) had spinal dysraphism, with 15 having spina bifida
, 11 tethered cord, 10 myelomeningocele, 7 diastematomyelia, 6 associated spinal lipomas, 3 had a dermal sinus tract, 2 myeloceles and 1 had an associated dermoid cyst.
Rare case of spina bifida
in both twins with possible genetic basis.
The lifetime direct costs for a child with spina bifida
are estimated at $560,000, and for anencephaly (a uniformly fatal condition), the estimate is $5,415 (4); multiplying these costs by the NTD case estimates translates to an annual saving in total direct costs of approximately $508 million for the NTD-affected births that were prevented.
We conducted this exploratory study with a convenience sample of 50 adolescents with spina bifida
at the Spina Bifida
Clinic at Children's Hospital, Los Angeles (CHLA).
A person with spina bifida
should be regularly followed up at a hospital for various reasons:
A 66-year-old female with a congenital terminal lipomyelomeningocele presented to the adult spina bifida
Robin Barnett, Shine''s health development officer, encouraging us to Wear Yellow and Shine for Spina Bifida
and Hydrocephalus Awareness Week.
By Noimot Olayiwola/Staff Reporter A majority of children suffering from spina bifida
in Qatar are not attending school because their parents worry about their safety and full integration, Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) Spina Bifida
Clinic Rehabilitation Services director Dr Haitham El-Bashir said yesterday.
And following a ruling from the European Food Safety Authority, its role in lowering the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida
is to appear on food supplements for the first time.
Chen Wei, a mother from China's Guangdong province, is seeking help after surgeons reportedly told her that due to a severe form of spina bifida
cystica, her son's spinal column is not fully closed and will continue to grow outside of his body.