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The following are publications in which Oklahoma Birth Defects Registry staff members have coauthored and/or contributed data:

  • Changes in spina bifida lesion level after folic acid fortification in the United States. Mai CT, Evans J, Alverson CJ, Yue X, Flood T, Arnold K, Nestoridi E, Denson L, Adisa O, Moore CA, Nance A, Zielke K, Rice S, Shan X, Dean JH, Ethen M, Hansen B, Isenburg J, Kirby RS. J Pediatr. 2022 Jun 27:S0022-3476(22)00597-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.06.023. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35772508. 
  • Zika-Associated Birth Defects Reported in Pregnancies with Laboratory Evidence of Confirmed or Possible Zika Virus Infection — U.S. Zika Pregnancy and Infant Registry, December 1, 2015–March 31, 2018 by Roth et al
  • Prevalence of individual brain and eye defects potentially related to Zika virus in pregnancy in 22 U.S. states and territories, January 2016 - June 2017 by Delaney et al
  • Population-Based Surveillance for Birth Defects Potentially Related to Zika Virus Infection-MMWR by Smootes et al
  • The association between natural gas well activity and specific congenital anomalies in Oklahoma, 1997-2009 by Janitz et al
  • Distribution of congenital anomalies by race/ethnicity and geospatial location in Oklahoma, 1997-2009 by Janitz et al
  • National population-based estimates for major birth defects, 2010–2014 by Mai et al
  • Population-based birth defects data in the United States, 2011–2015: A focus on eye and ear defects by Stallings et al
  • Association between benzene and congenital anomalies in Oklahoma, 1997–2009 by Janitz et al
  • Childhood Cancer in Children with Congenital Anomalies in Oklahoma, 1997-2009 by Janitz et al
  • Updated National Birth Prevalence Estimates for Selected Birth Defects in the United States, 2004-2006 by Parker et al
  • Prevalence and Correlates of Gastroschisis in 15 States, 1995 to 2005 by Kirby et al
  • Prevalence at Birth of Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate: Data From the International Perinatal Database of Typical Oral Clefts (IPDTOC) by the IPDTOC Working Group
  • Low adherence to national guidelines for thyroid screening in Down syndrome by Fergeson et al
  • Public Health Projects for Preventing the Recurrence of Neural Tube Defects in the United States by Collins et al
  • Changes in the birth prevalence of selected birth defects after grain fortification with folic acid in the United States: Findings from a multi-state population-based study by Canfield et al

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