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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Increased Risk of Anal Atresia Associated with Maternal SSRI Use in Pregnancy

Posted in Misc. Drugs, Paxil Birth Defects, Prozac Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

Anal atresia, or “imperforate anus,” is a congenital birth defect “in which the opening to the anus is missing or blocked.”[1]  PubMed Health, a prominent online medical encyclopedia curated by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, states that anal atresia may manifest in several different ways: “The rectum may end in a blind pouch that… Continue Reading

Zoloft Linked to Omphalocele Birth Defect

Posted in Paxil Birth Defects, Prozac Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

Omphalocele is a congenital birth defect in which the intestines or other abdominal organs stick out of the baby’s navel, and is considered a type of hernia.  Babies born with omphalocele are at a dramatically increased risk for intestinal infection,[1] and “death of intestinal tissue,”[2] both of which are very serious medical conditions that may… Continue Reading

2010 – Fresenius Medical Care: Most Prominent Dialysis Company

Posted in Granuflo & Naturalyte

The Economist reported that in 2010, Fresenius Medical Care “sold 55% of new dialysis machines.”  An international healthcare giant, Fresenius Medical Care also designs and manufactures dialysates – chemicals used to clean the blood of patients whose kidneys no longer function and therefore must undergo dialysis – such as GranuFlo.   Tragically, in 2010, 941… Continue Reading

Limb Reduction Defects Linked to Zoloft, Celexa

Posted in Celexa Birth Defects, SSRI Birth Defects, Zoloft Birth Defects

Limb reduction deficits are congenital (from birth) malformations of the newborn’s body in which one or more of the limbs does not fully develop, either partially or fully, before birth.[1]  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the general population, about 4 babies in every 10,000 are born born with… Continue Reading

Undescended Testes Linked to Maternal SSRI Use

Posted in SSRI Birth Defects

Undescended testicle (or testes) is a condition in which “one or both testicles fail to move into the scrotum before birth.”[1]  While most of the time, an undescended testicle will descend within the first year of the baby’s life, though if it does not, experts write that surgery ought to be considered at this point.[2] [3]… Continue Reading