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Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 51, Issue 9, pp 693–696 | Cite as

Establishing national neonatal perinatal database and birth defects registry network — Need of the hour!

  • Neerja GuptaEmail author
  • Madhulika Kabra
  • Seema Kapoor
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Abstract

Early detection and prevention of birth defects is necessary to further reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality. A birth defect registry or surveillance system is necessary to assess the exact magnitude, profile and modifiable risk factors for birth defects. We review the existing efforts and suggest possible options for addressing this important issue. Connecting birth defects registry with the pre-existing programs such as National Neonatal Perinatal Database could be one of the option.

Keywords

Birth defects Network Registry 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Genetics, Department of PediatricsAIIMSNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Division of GeneticsMaulana Azad Medical CollegeNew DehiIndia

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