Congenital Abnormalities and Preterm Birth Related to Maternal Illnesses During Pregnancy

  • Nándor Ács
  • Ferenc G. Bánhidy
  • Andrew E. Czeizel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Study Population and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nándor Ács, Ferenc G. Bánhidy, Andrew E. Czeizel
      Pages 3-61
  3. Results of Studies and Their Interpretation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Nándor Ács, Ferenc G. Bánhidy, Andrew E. Czeizel
      Pages 65-110
    3. Nándor Ács, Ferenc G. Bánhidy, Andrew E. Czeizel
      Pages 111-116
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      Pages 117-123
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      Pages 125-147
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      Pages 149-162
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      Pages 163-191
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      Pages 193-193
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      Pages 201-249
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      Pages 329-333
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      Pages 335-340
    15. Nándor Ács, Ferenc G. Bánhidy, Andrew E. Czeizel
      Pages 341-363
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      Pages 365-413
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      Pages 415-424

About this book

Introduction

This book provides the analysis of a uniquely large, population-based data set evaluating congenital anomalies as a consequence of maternal diseases. The possible adverse birth outcomes of babies born to mothers diagnosed with important diseases have not yet been evaluated in such a material by the same method. The greatest merit of these studies is that by analyzing their data the authors managed to identify some new previously unknown associations between maternal diseases and adverse birth outcomes. The first aim of the authors was to summarize 50 years of experiences in human teratology which may help younger experts to use them. The second objective was to show the methodological weaknesses of previous studies and to recommend the use of up-to-date methods when designing new studies. A surveillance database like the one used in these studies effectively helps to monitor the most important indicators of adverse birth outcomes such as congenital anomalies, preterm births, and low birth weight, to evaluate the efficacy of medical care of pregnant women, and to detect possible causes of adverse birth outcomes in order to help in their prevention. In addition, the analysis of cost-benefit of this database showed that the benefit is much higher than cost. This book may be useful in the daily practice for obstetricians, paediatricians, general practitioners and epidemiologists, moreover it could be used in the training programmes of medical students and residents as well.

Keywords

Primary prevention Radiologieinformationssystem birth child complications diagnosis monitoring population pregnancy prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Nándor Ács
    • 1
  • Ferenc G. Bánhidy
    • 2
  • Andrew E. Czeizel
    • 3
  1. 1., Second Department of Obstetrics and GyneSemmelweis UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Second Department of Obstetrics and GyneSemmelweis UniversityBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Hereditary DiseasesFoundation f. Community Control ofBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8620-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8619-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8620-4
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