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Barisic, Ingeborg, Loane, Maria, Curran, Rhonda M, Garne, Ester, Vrijheid, Martine, Taruscio, Domenica, Morris, Joan, Bakker, Marian, Irgens, Lorentz, Calzolari, Elisa, Khoshnood, Babak, Wellesley, Diana and Dolk, Helen (2012) Joint Action EUROCAT 2011-2013 Funded by the Public Health Programme 2008-2013 of the European Commission. Hrvatski časopis za javno zdravstvo, 8 . pp. 25-32. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Congenital anomalies (CA) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children. More than 100,000 children with CA are born in EU each year. The European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies (EUROCAT) is a network of population based congenital anomaly registries in Europe currently surveying 31% of EU birth population. EUROCAT has been awarded funding for 2011-2013 as a Joint Action between EU and member states. The Joint Action EUROCAT aims to use harmonised data on CA across EU to assess prevalence of all birth outcomes, the impact of primary prevention, and developments in prenatal screening. Joint Action EUROCAT will serve as an early warning of teratogen exposures, and act as an information centre regarding clusters, and exposures to risk factors of concern, including new medicine used in pregnancy, ail pollution, swine flu vaccination, and chronic maternal diseases as obesity and diabetes.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research
ID Code:23703
Deposited By:Dr Rhonda Curran
Deposited On:23 Nov 2012 11:39
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 11:39

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