Evaluation of Antenatal Screening for Neural Tube Defects in Glasgow 1976-1986: An Epidemiological Study

Omran, Maeda I (1991) Evaluation of Antenatal Screening for Neural Tube Defects in Glasgow 1976-1986: An Epidemiological Study. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Glasgow suffers one of the highest prevalence rates of congenital neural tube defects in the world. There have been reports of a long-term decline in the prevalence of neural tube defects although the reasons for it are unclear. Anencephaly is always fatal while, even with active treatment, spina bifida is associated with high rates of early infant mortality and a high degree of physical and mental impairment in the survivors. Antenatal screening followed by induced abortion is the only available means of avoiding such births.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Epidemiology, Medicine
Date of Award: 1991
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1991-77083
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:20
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:20
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77083

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