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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Birth Defects (Definition)

Birth defects is a term for structural or functional abnormalities that a baby is be born with. These defects can be the result of genetic mutations or external insults to the developing fetus, such ...Read more


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What are the physical impacts of gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

What are the physical impacts of gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

That depends...: The physical effects of gastrointestinal birth defects depend on what the condition is. Gastroschisis and omphalocele are two GI defects requiring surgery. In both cases, the most common problems in follow-up are related to poor motility of the intestinal tract. The baby may have trouble tolerating feedings and may get distended/bloated, may spit up, and may not stool as often as expected. ...Read more

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What kind of gastrointestinal tract birth defects can be recognized at birth?

What kind of gastrointestinal tract birth defects can be recognized at birth?

Most: Generally babies with GI tract anomalies will have symptoms shortly after birth which prompt further testing. ...Read more

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How do gastrointestinal tract birth defects affect a child's life?

How do gastrointestinal tract birth defects affect a child's life?

Many defect types: The gastrointestinal tract runs from the lips to the anus, and thus has many different parts to it. Each part can have a birth defect. The way a child's life is affected would depend on the location and severity if his defect(s). ...Read more

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How is a barium enema used to treat a child's gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

How is a barium enema used to treat a child's gastrointestinal tract birth defects?

It's not.: It is used to diagnose GI tract birth defects; it is used to treat an acquired condition called intususception, in which small bowel "telescopes" and becomes jammed in large bowel. Barium under pressure pushes it back out while at the same time showing "before" and "after" pictures -- confirming both diagnosis and cure. ...Read more

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Is a cleft chin a birth defect?

Is a cleft chin a birth defect?

No contest: It's a normal variation, inherited from father's or mother's line. ...Read more

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Is birth defect in part or a whole chromosome?

Is birth defect in part or a whole chromosome?

Depends: Some defects like down syndrome involve a whole extra chromosome, some involve a small portion, some malformations like amniotic bands are not even genetic (not inherited from parents). ...Read more

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Is hirschsprung's disease a common birth defect?

Not so rare: It occurs in about 1 out of every 5,000 newborns and is most common in male babies. Some instances are familial. Down syndrome has fifteen fold increase in incidence of Hirschsprung's disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more