Defects in newborn babies: incidence in Ireland, causes and some preventative measures

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/253642
Title:
Defects in newborn babies: incidence in Ireland, causes and some preventative measures
Affiliation:
Health Education Bureau
Issue Date:
Nov-1981
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/253642
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
The process of reproduction in humans, as in all nature, is a natural one and the vast majority .of new additions to the human race make the journey through conception, gestation and birth with relative ease and health. However, for a small but significant . number, the size of which varies from one society to another and even within groups in any given society, this first stage of their life's journey results in what Pasamanick has referred to a.s a continuum of re·productive casualty. This can range from death at any stage in this journey or immediately after it to a mild defect. In fact, when Pasamanick used his well known phrase, he was not confining it to the minority with obvious defects but rather making the point that at somewhere in the reproductive process, the majority may suffer slight damage which while never manifesting as an obvious defect, may subtly impair .potential. This study concerns itself with the narrower meaning of the continuum of reproductive casualty - perinatal mortality and morbidity. · Also included in the. study is some data on low birth weight and pre-term birth in so far as these are major factors contributing to perinatal mortality and morbidity.
Keywords:
NEWBORN SCREENING; PREVENTION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-28T12:15:53Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-28T12:15:53Z-
dc.date.issued1981-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/253642-
dc.descriptionThe process of reproduction in humans, as in all nature, is a natural one and the vast majority .of new additions to the human race make the journey through conception, gestation and birth with relative ease and health. However, for a small but significant . number, the size of which varies from one society to another and even within groups in any given society, this first stage of their life's journey results in what Pasamanick has referred to a.s a continuum of re·productive casualty. This can range from death at any stage in this journey or immediately after it to a mild defect. In fact, when Pasamanick used his well known phrase, he was not confining it to the minority with obvious defects but rather making the point that at somewhere in the reproductive process, the majority may suffer slight damage which while never manifesting as an obvious defect, may subtly impair .potential. This study concerns itself with the narrower meaning of the continuum of reproductive casualty - perinatal mortality and morbidity. · Also included in the. study is some data on low birth weight and pre-term birth in so far as these are major factors contributing to perinatal mortality and morbidity.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectNEWBORN SCREENINGen_GB
dc.subjectPREVENTIONen_GB
dc.titleDefects in newborn babies: incidence in Ireland, causes and some preventative measuresen_GB
dc.typeStudyen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Education Bureauen_GB
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