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Association Between the Birth of an Infant With Major Congenital Anomalies and Subsequent Risk of Mortality in Their Mothers

Cohen, Eyal; Horváth-Puhó, Erzsébet; Ray, Joel G.; Pedersen, Lars; Adler, Nancy; Ording, Anne Gulbech; Wise, Paul H.; Milstein, Arnold; Sørensen, Henrik Toft

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: April 2017 - Volume 72 - Issue 4 - p 205–207
doi: 10.1097/OGX.0000000000000435
Obstetrics: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy

(Abstracted from JAMA 2016;316(23):2515–2524)

Medical science is advancing. Consequently, the survival rate of children born with genetic congenital anomalies has improved.

Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (E.C.); Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark (E.C., E.H.-P., L.P., A.G.O., H.T.S.); Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (E.C., J.G.R.); Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (E.C., P.H.W.), and Clinical Excellence Research Center, School of Medicine (E.C., A.M.), Stanford University, Stanford, CA; St Michael’s Hospital Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (J.G.R.); Center for Health and Community, University of California–San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco (N.A.); and Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, Stanford (H.T.S.), CA

Topics: Congenital anomalies, mortality, comorbidity, caregiving.

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