Newborns birth defects prevalence rate at the general authority of obstetrics and gynecology Hospital of Damascus University during four years of Syrian crisis

Other Title(s)

معدل انتشار التشوهات الولادية عند الولدان في الهيئة العامة لمستشفى دار التوليد الجامعي بدمشق خلال أربع سنوات من الأزمة السورية

Joint Authors

al-Kurdi, Bashshar
Bisharah, Nada

Source

Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences

Issue

Vol. 37, Issue 1 (31 Jan. 2021)7 p.

Publisher

Damascus University

Publication Date

2021-01-31

Country of Publication

Syria

No. of Pages

7

Main Subjects

Dental

Abstract EN

Birth defect is an abnormality of either structural, functional or metabolic manner, which occurs in 6% of annual births.

Aims and Objectives: Determine the prevalence rate of birth defects among delivered babies in a hospital bases.

Subjects and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study.

At the General Authority of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Damascus University.

By taking a retrospective, look into hospitals’ medical archive (January 2012 - June 2016).

Results: Birth defects prevalence rate estimated 1.61 per 1000, with 83 cases out of 51433 live births.

Neural tube defects 0.58/1000; clef lip and/or palate 0.15/1000; congenital malformation of genital organs 0.09/1000; congenital malformation and deformation of musculoskeletal system 0.15/1000; chromosomal abnormalities 0.03/1000; other congenital malformation 0.58/1000.

Birth weight was significantly normal with 43.37%, low birth weight 25.30% and extremely low weight 1.20%.

Females made 53.75% of all cases.

Conclusion: The results shows a development in the medical care of obstetrics and gynecology, despite the hard times the country is going through for a while.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Bisharah, Nada& al-Kurdi, Bashshar. 2021. Newborns birth defects prevalence rate at the general authority of obstetrics and gynecology Hospital of Damascus University during four years of Syrian crisis. Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences،Vol. 37, no. 1.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1273724

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Bisharah, Nada& al-Kurdi, Bashshar. Newborns birth defects prevalence rate at the general authority of obstetrics and gynecology Hospital of Damascus University during four years of Syrian crisis. Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences Vol. 37, no. 1 (2021).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1273724

American Medical Association (AMA)

Bisharah, Nada& al-Kurdi, Bashshar. Newborns birth defects prevalence rate at the general authority of obstetrics and gynecology Hospital of Damascus University during four years of Syrian crisis. Damascus University Journal for Health Sciences. 2021. Vol. 37, no. 1.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1273724

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 5

Record ID

BIM-1273724