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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Abnormalites that are present at birth. Also known as birth defects. For example- cleft palate is a congenital abnormalities. Another example congenital heart disease is the presence of a ...Read more


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What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

What are the birth defects caused by birth control hormones?

None: The hormones in birth control pills, or Progesterone shots ("depo provera") are not thought to cause birth defects. Many women inadvertently take birth control after they have already conceived and their children do not seem to have any increased risk of birth defects. ...Read more

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Are birth defects in amish caused by a mutation or a chromosonal abnormality?

Are birth defects in amish caused by a mutation or a chromosonal abnormality?

Both: Birth defects occur in every group of human beings on this earth. Often the cause is genetic, including chromosome rearrangements and mutations in single genes. Babies born to amish mennonite parents are no different. But in close-knit communities - amish, bedouin, roma, etc - parents are more likely to both carry the same mutation and bear a child with a genetic disease with # birth defects. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Possible: It is possible that cerebral palsy may be related to in utero cerebral infarct (stroke) - but there are many causes of cerebral palsy. Here is an article which may be helpful to describe causes of cerebral palsy: http://www.Webmd.Com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information. ...Read more

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Which specific birth defects can be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

Which specific birth defects can be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

From Package insert : Use of drugs that act on the renin-angiotensin system during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy reduces fetal renal function and increases fetal and neonatal morbidity and death. Resulting oligohydramnios can be associated with fetal lung hypoplasia and skeletal deformations. Potential neonatal adverse effects include skull hypoplasia, anuria, hypotension, renal failure, and death. ...Read more

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Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Which affects risk of giving birth by cs?

Weight.: Bmi (weight for height) is a major determinant of any woman's chance for delivering via cesarean section. Other major determinants: age, race, prior pregnancies, diabetes, hypertension, pregnancy complications. ...Read more

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Is extreme facial asymmetry caused by birth defect?

Is extreme facial asymmetry caused by birth defect?

Facial asymmetry: Facial asymmetry occurs when the face is not symmetrical or evenly balanced. Most of us have asymmetrical faces to a certain extent but not to the degree that is noticeable. However, at times, the asymmetry can be pronounced and very obvious. Asymmetrical facial problems can be congenital and show up at birth or may develop later on. ...Read more

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Could electronic cigarettes cause birth defects?

Could electronic cigarettes cause birth defects?

Cigarettes defects: Pregnant mothers who smoke have an increase chance of birthing a baby with defects, in particular cleft palates and lips. It is not clearly known if electronic cigarettes are less likely but they certainly they can. There is no data to suggest exact results but I would assume they will. Don't smoke anything while pregnant. ...Read more

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Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?

Benzodiazepines cause birth defects according to research. Which specific birth defects do they cause?

Cleft lip/palate: A recent British medical Journal did an extensive meta-analysis of all the major studies in benzodiazepines and found a slightly increased risk, about 1.79 x greater risk of cleft lip and palate than the general population...no other major malformations reached clinical significance ...Read more

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Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Big baby, birth defects caused by diabetes? What defines macrosomia?

Not just big.: Fetal macrosomia can be suspected by serial ultrasound in which the fetus exceeds the 90th percentile. This means that the baby is larger than 89% of the babies of same gestational age. Furthermore"macrocosmic" fetus are at a higher risk of shoulder dystocia (difficulty of delivering shoulders after the head is out) and hypoglycemia or dropping blood sugars shortly after delivery. ...Read more

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Can birth defects be diagnosed in utero?

Can birth defects be diagnosed in utero?

Some: Some problems, like cleft lip, can be see on ultrasound. Others like down's syndrome, can be detect with amniocentesis. No tests or set of tests can find all problems, however. ...Read more

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Can birth defects be prevented?

Can birth defects be prevented?

Yes: Some can, but not all. Taking Folic Acid supplements before conception can prevent spinal cord defects. Excellent sugar control for a diabetic, avoiding certain drugs or medications early in pregnancy, and being aware of higher risks with advancing maternal age are all important. ...Read more

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Incest cause birth defects and other reproductive harm?

Incest cause birth defects and other reproductive harm?

Possible: In addition to the trauma of the incestous abuse, there is a higher risk of birth and congenital abnormalities in pregnacies and births resulting from incest due to the resulting gene loading in families with hereditary problems. ...Read more

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Can acne be caused by the progestin in birth control pills?

Can acne be caused by the progestin in birth control pills?

Yes: Pills are rated according to a number of properties and androgenicity (acne, wt gain) is one. This is usually determined by both the estrogen and Progesterone and their balance. Sometimes switching to another pill with less androgen activity can help. ...Read more

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Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Can pesticides cause birth defect?

Birth defects: Yes, especially the organophosphate pesticides can cause birth defects ...Read more

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What specific birth defects could be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

What specific birth defects could be caused by valsartan (diovan)?

Renal failure.: Oligohydramnios, due to decreased fetal renal function, may lead to fetal lung hypoplasia and skeletal malformations. Use is associated with anuria, hypotension, renal failure, skull hypoplasia, and death in the fetus/neonate. The exposed fetus should be monitored for fetal growth, amniotic fluid volume, and organ formation. Infants exposed should be checked for hyperkalemia, hypotension, oliguria. ...Read more

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Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?

Maybe (see comment): There is a form of panhypopituitarism called sheehan's syndrome, that can occur after pregnancy. This is due to the pituitary enlarging and needing more blood blow during pregnancy than at other times. If delivery is complicated by hemorrhage, and the blood pressure drops rapidly, there may be too little blood flow to the pituitary, resulting in death of the cells & panhypopituitarism. ...Read more

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If kayotyping is done, wht kind of birth defects can be diagnosed and prevented? If chance of birth defects is found, can that be avoided by treatment

Limited benefit: Karyotyping will certainly pick up the main abnormalities in number of chromosomes.With an extended level of profaze banding some lesser anomalies can be detected.However, normal chromosome studies does not eliminate all possible birth defect.When detected, the study permits awareness of the expected problems.No treatment can fix a chromosome defect. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

A physical or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth- it may be inherited or ...Read more