Posts Tagged ‘Gastroschisis’

Birth defect gastroschisis is on the rise

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A congenital birth defect causing an infant’s intestines to protrude through the abdominal wall is increasing in prevalence, according to USF College of Public Health researchers. Dr. Russell Kirby, USF distinguished professor and principal investigator of the USF Birth Defects Surveillance Program, and Dr. Jason Salemi, COPH alumnus and assistant professor at Baylor College of […]

COPH researchers publish on birth defects surveillance

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USF’s College of Public Health faculty and staff, together with the Florida Department of Health, have recently published a manuscript titled, “The Accuracy of Hospital Discharge Diagnosis Codes for Major Birth Defects: Evaluation of a Statewide Registry With Passive Case Ascertainment.” Published in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, the study explores the […]

COPH researchers report on perinatal outcomes and hospital costs

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USF College of Public Health researchers Jean Paul Tanner, Drs. Jason Salemi, Russell Kirby, Hamisu Salihu, and colleagues are co-authors on a publication entitled “Perinatal Outcomes and Hospital Costs in Gastroschisis Based on Gestational Age at Delivery.” The study is in the recent issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. An epidemiology and statistical data analysis manager for the […]

Dr. Russell Kirby talks Gastroschisis with Reuters

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Gastroschisis: a birth defect that causes a hole to form in a baby’s abdomen. Never heard of it? Not surprised, it’s rare with only 2-3 cases reported per 10,000 live births in the United States. This statistic is one that Russell Kirby, PhD, knows inside and out. For the past eleven years, he led a […]