The labor hhs committee encourages the cdc to continue to disseminate information to clinicians parents and families living with spina bifida. 1 this research and the experience of doctors who specialize in the treatment of spina bifida indicated a need to know how and when to intervene to protect babies kidneys.
Spina bifida is a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth.
Cdc spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don t form properly. The centers for disease control and prevention cdc cannot attest to the accuracy of a non federal website. During pregnancy there are screening tests prenatal tests to check for spina bifida and other birth defects.
It s a type of neural tube defect. Cdc programs and research improve quality of life and encourage full participation at every age for those living with spina bifida. Spina bifida is a major birth defect of a person s spine.
Cdc research suggests that people with spina bifida develop kidney failure their kidneys stop working at a much younger age than people without spina bifida. The neural tube is the structure in a developing embryo that eventually becomes the baby s brain spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them. About the spina bifida association.
It is a type of neural tube defect ntd. We work to make a practical positive. With good quality medical care people with spina bifida can reach their full potential.
Cdc manages the registry and partners with spina bifida patient organizations to share research findings with families doctors nurses and other healthcare professionals. Spina bifida is a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth. Cdc s urologic management to preserve initial renal function protocol for young children with spina bifida umpire works to protect the kidneys of babies born with spina bifida and reduce the need for surgery.
If you have spina bifida or. Cdc is the only organization in the united states conducting this broad multi site clinical research to help people living with spina bifida. Living with spina bifida.
The mission of the spina bifida association is to build a better and brighter future for all those impacted by spina bifida. It is a type of neural tube defect ntd. Learn about health issues and treatments for spina bifida.
Learn how cdc works to help people with sb have healthier lives. Spina bifida can be diagnosed during pregnancy or after the baby is born. Spina bifida occulta might not be diagnosed until late childhood or adulthood or might never be diagnosed.