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The Use of Medicines before and during Pregnancy — Preliminary Results from an Epidemiological Study of Congenital Defects

  • J. H. Medalie
  • D. Serr
  • H. N. Neufeld
  • M. Brown
  • N. Berandt
  • M. Sternberg
  • P. Sive
  • S. Schoenfeld
  • Z. Fuchs
  • S. Karo
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 27)

Abstract

The importance of prospective studies in epidemiological research on congenital malformations is well recognized (1,2). The major advantages are: (a) information is obtained close to the event, i.e., illness or drug intake; (b) information is obtained without bias of the knowledge of the outcome of pregnancy; (c) more accurate incidence figures can be obtained as material from incomplete pregnancies and stillbirths may be included; (d) serum can be taken throughout pregnancy and sub-clinical infections can be determined by antibody measurements.

Keywords

Congenital Malformation Menstrual Period Maternity Unit Post Abortion Special Medical CARE 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Medalie
    • 1
  • D. Serr
    • 1
  • H. N. Neufeld
    • 1
  • M. Brown
    • 1
  • N. Berandt
    • 1
  • M. Sternberg
    • 1
  • P. Sive
    • 1
  • S. Schoenfeld
    • 1
  • Z. Fuchs
    • 1
  • S. Karo
    • 1
  1. 1.The Chaim Sheba Medical CentreTel Aviv University School of MedicineIsrael

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