Latest MOMS Trial Stories

2014-06-03 23:02:04

Surgery before birth increases chances of walking after birth, decreases probability of brain damage. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Since May 2011 the team at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute has given 34 babies with Myelomeningocele a better chance to walk, and decreased the risk of brain damage with an innovative fetal surgery, before the babies were born. Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida can cause irreversible paralysis and brain damage before birth....

2013-05-06 23:25:00

Spinabifida.net recently optimized their website to provide visitors a better experience and a more efficient way to access information on neural tube defects in particular, spina bifida. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 With a new search engine optimized website, Spinabifida.net is now offering the community an online site that generates more efficient search on neural tube defects such as spina bifida. The website also caters to those seeking information on spina bifida related...

2013-04-29 23:02:42

Surgery is the 22nd fetal myelomeningocele repair conducted at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 A better chance of walking, along with reduced brain and nerve damage, is what doctors at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute are working toward for babies with the most severe from of spina bifida, myelomeningocele. Myelomeningocele is caused when the back´s bones do not close over to protect the spinal cord. It can cause paralysis and brain damage...

2012-02-09 13:16:01

After birth for children with spina bifida In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that, for children with spina bifida, surgery conducted while the fetus is still in utero as opposed to surgery on a newborn is more cost effective due to the costs associated with caring for a child with significant deficits. This study, A Cost Effective Analysis of...

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