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Epidemiologic characteristics of kidney malformations.
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PMID:  11421481     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infants with kidney agenesis or dysgenesis, infants with cystic kidneys, and infants with horseshoe kidneys were studied, based on data from three large and population-based congenital malformation registers: a total of 2666 infants among 5.83 million births. There is a strong variability between programs of the rates of registered unilateral kidney malformations and these are strongly over-represented in dead infants or infants with other malformations. There is a male excess but this varies in strength between different types of kidney malformations and between bilateral and unilateral forms. An increased twinning rate was found. The different types of kidney malformation differed with respect to kind of associated non-urological malformations in multimalformed infants. We conclude that for monitoring purposes one should restrict analysis to bilateral forms but that unilateral forms can be of interest in epidemiological analyses.
J Harris; E Robert; B Källén
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-25     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  985-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
California Birth Defects Monitoring Program, Oakland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / epidemiology
California / epidemiology
Chi-Square Distribution
France / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Kidney / abnormalities*
Kidney Diseases / epidemiology*
Likelihood Functions
Sweden / epidemiology

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