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Omphalocele, advanced maternal age, and fetal morbidity outcomes.
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PMID:  15887299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study we wanted to determine if the risk for adverse neonatal outcome among omphalocele-affected fetuses is increased among older gravidas. This was a retrospective cohort study on live-born infants with omphalocele delivered in New York State from 1983 through 1999. We compared infants of older (>or=35 years) with those of younger (<35 years) mothers with respect to the following fetal morbidity indices: low birth weight and very low birth weight, preterm and very preterm, and small for gestational age. We used adjusted odds ratios to approximate relative risks. Data on a total of 1,010 infants with omphalocele were analyzed. Mean gestational age and birth weight were similar in both maternal age categories: mean+/-standard deviation (SD) for infants with omphalocele born to older mothers=37.4 weeks+/-3.9 versus 38.0 weeks+/-5.1 for those of younger mothers (P=0.2); mean birth weights+/-SD for infants with omphalocele born to older mothers=2,813+/-871.1 versus 2,958+/-809.9 for those of younger mothers (P=0.08). Also, the two maternal age sub-groups did not differ with respect to the fetal morbidity outcome: low birth weight (OR=0.95; 95% CI=0.60-1.51), very low birth weight (OR=0.78; 95% CI=0.36-1.69), preterm (OR=0.95; 95% CI=0.58-1.57), very preterm (OR=0.73; 95% CI=0.34-1.58), and SGA (OR=1.00; 95% CI=0.44-2.27). Thus, advanced maternal age does not appear to be a risk factor for fetal morbidity outcomes among omphalocele-affected fetuses. This information is potentially useful in counseling affected parents.
Hamisu M Salihu; Donath Emusu; Zakari Y Aliyu; Bosny J Pierre-Louis; Charlotte M Druschel; Russell S Kirby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of medical genetics. Part A     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1552-4825     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Genet. A     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-26     Completed Date:  2005-06-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101235741     Medline TA:  Am J Med Genet A     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Cohort Studies
Fetal Weight
Hernia, Umbilical / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age*
New York / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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