According to the American Spina Bifida
Association, about 90 per cent of babies born with the disability now live to be adults, and around 80 per cent of them display normal intelligence.
occurs when a portion of the backbone that protects the spinal cord, as well as the spinal cord underneath, do not form correctly during the pregnancy.
Diagnosis of spina bifida
on ultrasound: Always termination?
Society needs to adapt in a way that prevents the person from becoming 'handicapped' by the consequences of spina bifida
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of a spina bifida
patient presenting with fecal and urinary complications from breast cancer chemotherapy.
is a fault in the development of the spinal column when one or more of the vertebrae fail to form properly, leaving a gap or a split.
is a disabling birth defect of the spinal column, resulting from the failure of the spine to close properly during the first month of pregnancy.
This allows not only the children with spina bifida
but also their well siblings to receive attention as to appropriate development, family roles and dynamics.
The organizations have developed a campaign that will focus on increasing awareness of Spina Bifida
and the importance of folic acid intake prior to and in the early weeks of pregnancy.
The focus of this grant is to collect and analyze patient data in order to change clinical practices and develop national standards for treatment of spina bifida
to ultimately improve the lives of people with this condition," said Dr.
How can we improve the quality of life of people living with spina bifida
But Gill knows only too well that while taking folic acid can cut your baby's chance of having spina bifida
by more than 70 per cent, it sadly doesn't prevent all cases.