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Neural Tube Defects (Exencephaly) Summary

Description: Congenital malformations of the central nervous system and adjacent structures related to defective neural tube closure during the first trimester of pregnancy generally occurring between days 18-29 of gestation. Ectodermal and mesodermal malformations (mainly involving the skull and vertebrae) may occur as a result of defects of neural tube closure. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp31-41)

Also Known As: Exencephaly; Diastematomyelia; Iniencephaly; Neural Tube Defect; Craniorachischisis Show All >>

Networked: 3208 relevant articles (103 outcomes, 316 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Neural Tube Defects

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Folic Acid (Vitamin M) : 73 outcomes 157 studies in 1505 results : FDA 50 Generic
  2. alpha-Fetoproteins (AFP) : 11 outcomes 26 studies in 319 results : IBA
  3. Vitamins : 7 outcomes 23 studies in 159 results : IBA
  4. Glucose (Dextrose) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 20 results : FDA 175 Generic
  5. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 2 outcomes 9 studies in 115 results : FDA 51 Generic
  6. Acetylcholinesterase : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 69 results : IBA
  7. Methionine (L-Methionine) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 21 results : FDA 30
  8. Inositol (Myoinositol) : 2 outcomes in 20 results : IBA
  9. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 80 Generic
  10. Pantothenic Acid (Calcium Pantothenate) : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 1
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Diseases Related to Neural Tube Defects

  1. Congenital Abnormalities (Deformity)
  2. Spinal Dysraphism (Spina Bifida)
  3. Neural Tube Defects (Exencephaly)
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  5. Heart Diseases (Heart Disease)
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Key Therapies for Neural Tube Defects

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  1. Induced Hyperthermia (Thermotherapy) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 8 results
  2. Catheters : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  3. Neonatal Intensive Care : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 7 results
  5. Prenatal Care : 1 outcome in 6 results
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