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dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, R
dc.contributor.authorDelany, V
dc.contributor.authorDack, P
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, H
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-24T16:28:37Zen
dc.date.available2014-07-24T16:28:37Zen
dc.date.issued2002-09en
dc.identifier.citationMcDonnell R, Delaney V, Dack P, Johnson H. Changing trend in congenital abdominal wall defects in Eastern region of Ireland. Ir Med J. 2002, 95 (8):236, 238en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid12405499en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323777en
dc.descriptionIn the past six years, there have been reports from abroad of an unexplained rise in the birth prevalence rate of the congenital abdominal wall defect gastroschisis, while rates for the macroscopically similar anomaly omphalocoele have remained stable. The Dublin EUROCAT Registry of congenital anomalies monitors trends in the birth prevalence of birth defects in the eastern region of Ireland. We analysed births of children with omphalocoele and gastroschisis born in the period 1981-2000, with comparisons of a number of demographic and obstetric variables. During the 20 year period the birth prevalence rate for omphalocoele remained stable at 2.5/10,000 births, whereas the rate for gastroschisis increased significantly during the 1990s from 1.0/10,000 in 1991 to 4.9/10,000 in 2000. Most of the increase occurred among mothers under 25 years of age. Omphalocoele was associated with a relatively high proportion of other major congenital anomalies. This study showed that there has been an unexpected rise in the birth prevalence of gastroschisis in the region, similar to that experienced in other countries in the same time period and likely to have common aetiological features.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn the past six years, there have been reports from abroad of an unexplained rise in the birth prevalence rate of the congenital abdominal wall defect gastroschisis, while rates for the macroscopically similar anomaly omphalocoele have remained stable. The Dublin EUROCAT Registry of congenital anomalies monitors trends in the birth prevalence of birth defects in the eastern region of Ireland. We analysed births of children with omphalocoele and gastroschisis born in the period 1981-2000, with comparisons of a number of demographic and obstetric variables. During the 20 year period the birth prevalence rate for omphalocoele remained stable at 2.5/10,000 births, whereas the rate for gastroschisis increased significantly during the 1990s from 1.0/10,000 in 1991 to 4.9/10,000 in 2000. Most of the increase occurred among mothers under 25 years of age. Omphalocoele was associated with a relatively high proportion of other major congenital anomalies. This study showed that there has been an unexpected rise in the birth prevalence of gastroschisis in the region, similar to that experienced in other countries in the same time period and likely to have common aetiological features.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12405499en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subjectINFANTen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshGastroschisisen
dc.subject.meshHernia, Umbilicalen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshMaternal Ageen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.otherBIRTH DEFECTSen_GB
dc.subject.otherABDOMENen_GB
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subject.otherCONGENITAL ANOMALYen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH IMPROVEMENTen
dc.titleChanging trend in congenital abdominal wall defects in Eastern region of Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDublin EUROCAT Registry, Department of Public Health, Health Information Unit, Eastern Regional Health Authority, Dr Steeven's Hospital, Republic of Ireland. bobmcdonnell@erha.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
html.description.abstractIn the past six years, there have been reports from abroad of an unexplained rise in the birth prevalence rate of the congenital abdominal wall defect gastroschisis, while rates for the macroscopically similar anomaly omphalocoele have remained stable. The Dublin EUROCAT Registry of congenital anomalies monitors trends in the birth prevalence of birth defects in the eastern region of Ireland. We analysed births of children with omphalocoele and gastroschisis born in the period 1981-2000, with comparisons of a number of demographic and obstetric variables. During the 20 year period the birth prevalence rate for omphalocoele remained stable at 2.5/10,000 births, whereas the rate for gastroschisis increased significantly during the 1990s from 1.0/10,000 in 1991 to 4.9/10,000 in 2000. Most of the increase occurred among mothers under 25 years of age. Omphalocoele was associated with a relatively high proportion of other major congenital anomalies. This study showed that there has been an unexpected rise in the birth prevalence of gastroschisis in the region, similar to that experienced in other countries in the same time period and likely to have common aetiological features.


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