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How frequently does Neural Tube Defect occur?

Spina bifida is one of the most common types of neural tube defect, affecting an estimated 1 in 2,500 newborns worldwide. For unknown reasons, the prevalence of spina bifida varies among different geographic regions and ethnic groups. 18 more words

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What are the symptoms of Neural Tube Defect?

The symptoms associated with neural tube defects vary widely depending on the type of defect. Symptoms range from physical and intellectual disability to paralysis, urinary and bowel control problems, blindness, deafness, lack of consciousness, and in many cases, death. 11 more words

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What treatment can help Neural Tube Defect?

Treatment for Spina bifida depends on severity of the condition. Occasionally, treatment requirements may need to be altered gradually depending on complications.

  • Open spina bifida. An infant with myelomeningocele, in which the spinal cord is exposed, can have surgery to close the hole in the back before birth or within the first few days after birth.
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What causes Neural Tube Defect?

Evidence shows that women who are overweight, have poorly managed diabetes, or take particular medications (Dilantin, tegretol, depakote) or anti-folate such as aminopterin are at higher risk than other women of having a child with Spina bifida or anencephaly. 52 more words

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Implementation Research: A Different Kind of IR

Yesterday I attended the first day of a three-day conference on IR. Coming from a political science background, I spent most of the day trying not to equate that with “international relations” in my mind. 1,319 more words

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My Top 5 from Nordic Testing Days 2015 #NTD2015

#1 Katrina Cloike Become someone who makes things happen

Why?

Katrina introduced a model she uses for introducing change called SPIN. This is definitely something i’ll be using back in the workplace! 393 more words

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Over the top and into the trenches

After 12 years working for Bioquell (and part-time at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ / King’s College London since commencing my PhD in 2005), it’s time for me to move onto pastures new. 1,609 more words

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