Collaborative ENTIS Study: Fetotoxic effects of ARBs exceeds that of ACE-Is

A collaboration of researchers from six ENTIS affiliated organisations and led by researchers at the Berlin TIS (Embryotox) have published their findings investigating the risk of fetotoxicity following maternal ARB or ACE-I use in pregnancy. The results of this research has suggested that, following use for at least 20 weeks of gestation, exposure to ARBs is associated with a higher […]

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Using twitter for birth defect epidmiology purposes

A collaborative of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania and Emory University School of Medicine have published an interesting article detailing their experience of developing a machine learning based system to survey pubically available Twitter posts for birth defect epidmiology purposes. More information can be found here. Photo by Kon Karampelas on Unsplash

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An interesting discussion of possible methodological approaches for dealing with data confounding

The findings of post-marketing observational studies are generally limited by the impact of data confounding, but there are useful study designs which can partially address this important limitation. An article has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry discussing these methodological approaches. More information can be found here. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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Most common birth defects among the infants of women with diabetes in pregnancy

A collaboration of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, the University of Texas, Emory Univeristy and the University of Utah have published an analysis of data collected by the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (1997-2011) to describe the defects most commonly observed among the infants of women with pregestational […]

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