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The Monitor: Texas Birth Defects Supplemental Data and Research Update

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Volume 26, December 2020

  • Case Management Partnership with Regional Specialized Health and Social Services: A Closer Look at Down Syndrome
  • Updated Data from the Texas Birth Defects Registry, 2012-2017
  • Critical Congenital Heart Defect Mortality

Volume 25, December 2019

  • Family Outreach Activities of the Texas Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch—Neural Tube Defect Recurrence Prevention Initiative
  • Updated Data from the Texas Birth Defects Registry
  • The Association between Newborn Screening Analytes and Childhood Autism in a Texas Medicaid Population, 2010-2012

Volume 24, December 2018

  • The 25th Anniversary of the Texas Birth Defects Registry
  • Recent Data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
  • Maternal Report of Fever from Cold or Flu during Early Pregnancy and the Risk for Noncardiac Birth Defects

Volume 23, December 2017

  • Current Status of Children Born to Mothers with Evidence of Possible Zika Virus Infection in Texas
  • Updated Texas Birth Defects Registry Data, 1999-2014
  • New FDA, EPA Guidelines for Fish Consumption

Volume 22, December 2016

  • Highlight on Microcephaly
  • Updated Texas Birth Defects Registry Data
  • Associations between Maternal Periconceptional Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Major Birth Defects

Volume 21, December 2015

  • Maltreatment of Children Under Age 2 With Specific Birth Defects
  • Time Trends and Selected Factors Associated with Gastroschisis in Texas
  • Nitrate, Nitrite, Nitrosatable Drugs and Pregnancy Outcome

Volume 20, December 2014

  • The Texas Birth Defects Registry Releases Report of Birth Defects Among 1999-2011 Deliveries

  • Survival Patterns of Selected Congenital Heart Defects

  • Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Occurrence of Major Birth Defects

Volume 19-1, December 2013

  • Texas Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch Recognizes 20 Years

  • Body Mass Index and Birth Defects

  • Maternal Occupational Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Volume 17-1, June 2011

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  • Focus on: Malrotation of the Intestines
  • Trisomy 18 Cluster Investigation in Brazos County
  • 10 Years of Statewide Data Now Available

Volume 16-2, December 2010

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  • Animal Models and Birth Defects Research
  • Focus on: Gastroschisis
  • Recent Publications from Texas Collaborators
  • Birth Defects Prevention and Research: the WHO's 63rd World Health Assembly
  • Contraceptive May Raise Folate Levels 

Volume 16-1, June 2010

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  • Mortality among Infants with Single Functional Ventricle
  • Linking Birth Defects and Perinatal HIV Exposures
  • Statewide, Registry-Linked NTD Recurrence Prevention
  • Heart Surgery Offers First-Year Survival Benefit

Vol. 15-2--December 2009

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  • Acculturation and NTDs
  • Focus of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Preconception Behaviors among Texas Women

Vol. 15-1--Summer 2009

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  • Legislative Update
  • Limb Reduction Defects
  • NTD Recurrence Prevention Outreach

Vol. 14-2--December 2008

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  • Research Center Proceedings, Focus on Holoprosencephaly, Improving Access to Medicaid for Children with Special Needs

Vol. 14-1--June 2008

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  • Legislative Update, Hypospadias, Programs for Women at Risk for Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy, Mercury and Texas Fish

Vol. 13-2--December 2007

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  • 10 Years of Folic Acid Fortification, Remote Access to Hospital Electronic Medical Records, Definitions of the Texas-Mexico Border, Focus on Syndactyly

Vol. 13-1--June 2007

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  • Legislative Update, Hypospadias, Programs for Women at Risk for Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy, Mercury and Texas Fish

Vol. 12-2--December 2006

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  • Medicaid & CHIP Payment for Birth Defects, Birth Defects Recurrence, Folic Acid in Energy Bars & Nutritional Drinks, Folic Acid Recommendations for Diabetic Women, Expanded Newborn Screening

Vol. 12-1--June 2006

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  • National Prevalence Estimates, Severity of Birth Defects, Paxil, FAS Recommendations

Vol. 11-1--June 2005

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  • Birth Defect Trends in Region 11, Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, Pregnancy Registries, Revised BDES Rules

Vol. 10-2--December 2004

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  • Evaluation of Referral Brochure, Cluster Follow-Up, Twins and More, Utility of Vital records Data, Hyperthermia

Vol. 10-1--June 2004

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  • Maternal Education, Teen Pregnancy, Valproic Acid and Craniosynostosis, Highly Fortified Grain Products, County Clerks and Folic Acid

Vol. 9, No. 2--December, 2003

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  • Infants with Multiple Defects, Defects by County, Male and Female Rates, Pregnancy Weight Gain, Newborn Hearing Screening

Vol. 9-1--June 2003

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  • Birth Defects and the Environment, Pregnancy Interval, Alcohol Decal Inspection, Women and Alcohol Consumption, Birth Defects and the Border

Vol. 8, No. 2--December, 2002

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  • Hazardous Waste Study, Knowledge of Risks of Alcohol Use, Point-of-Sale Warnings

Vol. 8, No. 1 -- July, 2002

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  • First Statewide Data, Corn Mold & NTDs, Folic Acid Campaign in East Texas, FAS Town Hall Meeting

Vol. 7, No. 2 -- December, 2001

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  • Hyperinsulinemia, Obesity, & NTDs, Folic Acid Supplementation in Texas, Pregnancy Outcomes

Vol. 7, No. 1 -- June, 2001

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  • County-Level Data, Exposure to Disinfection By-Products, Highly Fortified Breakfast Cereals, Plastic Surgery & Birth Defects

Vol. 6, No. 2 -- December, 2000

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  • Children's Health Act of 2000, Impact of Early Induced Pregnancy Terminations on Birth Defect Rates, National Birth Defects Prevention Study

Vol. 6, No. 1 -- June, 2000

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  • Completion of the Texas Neural Tube Defect Project, BRFSS and Folic Acid, San Antonio Cluster Investigation, Substance Abuse Treatment for Pregnant Women, The Cost of Hidden Birth Defects

Vol. 5, No. 2 -- December, 1999

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  • Early Test for Down Syndrome, DiGeorge Syndrome, Pew Report on Birth Defect Registries, Prenatal Care at the Turn of the Last Century

Vol. 5, No. 1  -- June, 1999

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  • Screening for Alcohol Use during Pregnancy, Texas Folic Acid Council, CHIP Updates

Vol. 4, No. 2  -- December, 1998

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  • Birth Defects in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, Smoking and Pregnant Teens, Breast Milk & Babies with Birth Defects

Vol. 4, No. 1 -- June, 1998

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  • U.S. Birth Defects Prevention Act , Texas Women's Health Survey, Rubella Outbreak, FAS Fact Sheets

Vol. 3, No. 2 -- December, 1997

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  • Highlights from 1995 Report, Impact of Birth Defects on Childhood Mortality, Hypospadias Rates Increasing, Vitamin A

Vol. 3, No. 1 -- August, 1997

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  • Texas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, Registry Expansion, FAS and Alcohol Consumption, Infant Hearing Loss, Thalidomide Alert

Vol. 2, No. 2 -- December, 1996

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  • Referral to Services, Cost of Birth Defects in Texas

Vol. 2, No. 1 -- June, 1996

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  • Folic Acid and the Border Diet, Update from the Texas Neural Tube Defect Project

Vol. 1, No. 2 -- December, 1995

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  • Down Syndrome Cluster Investigation, reporting of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Vol. 1, No. 1 -- April, 1995

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  • TBDMD Mission, Pilot Areas, Cluster Investigations, Childhood Mortality


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