Special Issue "Birth Defect Prevention"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Marcia L. Feldkamp
Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, 2C412 SOM, 50 N. Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
Website: http://medicine.utah.edu/faculty/mddetail.php?facultyID=FM00010244
E-Mail: marcia.feldkamp@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: +1 801 584 8490
Fax: +1 801 883 237 0788
Interests: birth defect; genetic and environmental causes of gastroschisis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Birth defects are: common – 1 in 33 babies are born with a birth defect (or stated another way, every 4.5 minutes a child is born with a birth defect); costly – the estimated hospitalization costs of birth defects in the US is more than $2.6 billion per year; and deadly – in the US, 1 in 5 infant deaths are due to a birth defect.  Recognizing that birth defects contribute to death, chronic illness and disability in many countries the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted a resolution in May 2010 at the 63rd World Health Assembly calling all Member States to promote primary prevention and the health of children with birth defects by developing and strengthening surveillance systems, building capacity, strengthening research and understanding the etiology, diagnosis and prevention and promoting international cooperation. In addition, the National Birth Defects Prevention Network has determined that there is a great need to increase awareness and thus are developing a global birth defects awareness campaign for 2013.

This special issue will focus on birth defect prevention: 1) primary prevention-increasing the chance of having a baby born healthy; and 2) secondary prevention-reducing the associated morbidities and improving the quality of life of children born with birth defects. We are at a critical point to improve our understanding of potentially modifiable risk factors that reduce the prevalence of birth defects that will decline as a result of interventions at the population level. Both empirical and review paper submissions are welcome, on any topic relevant to primary and secondary birth defect prevention.

Dr. Marcia L. Feldkamp
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • birth defects
  • prevention
  • infant mortality
  • quality of life

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p. 4352-4389
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(9), 4352-4389; doi:10.3390/ijerph10094352
Received: 27 July 2013; in revised form: 30 August 2013 / Accepted: 3 September 2013 / Published: 17 September 2013
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p. 3465-3482
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3465-3482; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083465
Received: 7 June 2013; in revised form: 26 July 2013 / Accepted: 29 July 2013 / Published: 7 August 2013
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p. 3263-3281
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3263-3281; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083263
Received: 19 June 2013; in revised form: 23 July 2013 / Accepted: 24 July 2013 / Published: 2 August 2013
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p. 1312-1323
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(4), 1312-1323; doi:10.3390/ijerph10041312
Received: 5 February 2013; in revised form: 18 March 2013 / Accepted: 21 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013
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p. 590-605
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(2), 590-605; doi:10.3390/ijerph10020590
Received: 8 October 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013
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