Australian Birth Defects Society

A Society devoted to the study of birth defects

PREVIOUS Journal Clubs





· Is it safe to use lamotrigine during pregnancy

· Major Birth Defects after Vaccination 

· The Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry



· Sulfonamides, Nitrofurantoin and Birth Defects.

· Comparative safety of anti-epileptic drugs during pregnancy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of congenital malformations and prenatal outcomes.

· Birth defects after use of antithyroid drugs in early pregnancy: a Swedish nationwide study

· Human teratogens and genetic phenocopies.  Understanding pathogenesis through human genes mutation.



· Risk of major congenital malformations in relation to maternal overweight and obesity severity: cohort study of 1.2 million singletons.

· Bariatric Surgery in Women of Childbearing Age, Timing Between an Operation and Birth, and Associated Perinatal Complications.

· Updated Etiology and Significance of Elevated Bilirubin During Pregnancy: Changes Parallel Shift in Demographics and Vaccination Status



· Risk estimates of recurrent congenital anomalies in the UK: a population-based register study

· Primary maternal cytomegalovirus infections: accuracy of fetal ultrasound for predicting sequelae in offspring

· Prevalence of microcephaly in an Australian population-based birth defects register, 1980-2015



· Human teratogens and genetic phenocopies. Understanding pathogenesis through human genes mutation.

· The impact of thalidomide use in birth defects in Brazil

· Detection of fetal abnormalities by second-trimester ultrasound screening in a non-selected population.



· Gestational nanomaterial exposures: microvascular implications during pregnancy, fetal development and adulthood.

· Maternal nutritional status as a contributing factor for the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

· Serotonin and poor neonatal adaptation after antidepressant exposure in utero.


2016: December October August June March




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