Tag: neural tube defects

1. Among women seeking pregnancy, those randomized to folic acid supplementation were significantly less likely to develop a fetus with a neural tube defect. Original Date of Publication: December 1992 Study Rundown: As of the late 1980s, neural tube defects complicated between 2 and 3 out of every 1000 pregnancies. At...
  1. The prevalence of non-chromosomal neural tube defects was similar between 1991 to 2011 in 19 European nations. 2. The live birth prevalence of neural tube defects decreased, likely due to increased prenatal testing and termination of subsequent pregnancies positive for fetal anomalies. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)    ...
1. Red blood cell (RBC) folate concentration from maternal serum was used to predict the incidence of neural tube defects in a population and to assess the impact of folic acid food fortification programs.  2. The greatest reduction in risk of neural tube defects was achieved when a woman’s RBC...