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Incidence of neonatal hip instability: are there seasonal variations?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1632220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We wanted to establish whether the season of birth affected the incidence of neonatally diagnosable hip instability in Eastern England. Data relating the numbers of maternities to the numbers of cases of congenital displacement of the hip diagnosed in neonates were analyzed month by month over a period of 8 years. The study covered 185,744 maternities and 154 cases of displaced hips during the period 1979-1986. While there were wide fluctuations in the monthly incidence, there was a striking excess of the malformation in late winter and early spring, i.e. in January, February, March and April, and a progressive decline in the succeeding months. The cause or causes of the seasonal variation are unknown.
Authors:
J K Anand; I Moden; J W Myles
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-20     Completed Date:  1992-08-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
East Anglian Regional Health Authority Cambridge, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Birth Rate
England / epidemiology
Hip Dislocation, Congenital / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Humans
Incidence
Infant, Newborn
Seasons*

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