The signs and symptoms of spina bifida
also vary by type and severity.
Pregnant Bethan Simpson underwent groundbreaking treatment after her unborn baby was diagnosed with spina bifida
It is believed more than 95 per cent of women who discover their child will be born with spina bifida
take the difficult decision to terminate the pregnancy.
occulta (SBO) is the second major form of NTDs, where the site of the lesion is not left exposed [129, 130].
The remaining 14(13%) of the 110 patients had spinal bony defects without spinal dysraphism; spina bifida
Racial/ethnic differences in the birth prevalence of spina bifida
- United States, 1995-2005.
The birth prevalences of spina bifida
, anencephaly, and both NTDs combined were estimated as the total number of cases divided by the total number of live births during the pre-fortification (1995-1996) and post-fortification periods (1999-2011).
This is the first study to explore Internet use among adolescents with spina bifida
INTRODUCTION: Spina bifida
occurs when the bony vertebral arches fail to form properly, thereby creating a vertebral defect, usually in the lumbosacral region.
It was not a given that I would also find love and get married.-Deoni Oosthuizen, born with spina bifida
on 10 January 1972
Chalmers was born with spina bifida
, a condition in which an incomplete closure of the spinal column results in a loss of mobility.
Much progress has been made with respect to life expectancy in spina bifida
patients, such that many children are living into their adult years with the condition.[sup.1] It has been well-established that early management of spina bifida
complications, including fecal and urinary incontinence, is essential towards maximizing functional outcomes.[sup.2] However, as a result of the early treatments and progressively longer life expectancies, patients face potential complications arising from the treatment of adult onset malignancies.