Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 can benefit from heart surgery

Republished with permission. Infants with the genetic disorders trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found. Heart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual…

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Video – Heartland Cares: Quality of Life and Family Impact in Caring for Children with Trisomy 13 and 18

Dr. Nicole Birge & Dr. Meaghann WeaverHeartland Cares: Quality of Life and Family Impact in Caring for Children with Trisomy 13 and 18. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. About Dr. Nicole Birge:Nicole Birge M.D. is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha.Children’s NICU is unique…

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Growth Charts & Surgeries

Bonnie Baty, PhD, Genetic Counselor at the University of Utah, in collaboration with SOFT, created the first, and still only, charts with growth curves for infants and children with trisomy 18 and 13. Children’s standardized growth charts are separate for boys and girls. The SOFT charts are a combination of both male and female growth.…

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