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Birth Defects - Select Published Studies

  • Watkins SE, Meyer RE, Aylsworth AS, Marcus JR, Allori AC, Pimenta L, Lipinski RJ, Strauss RP. Academic achievement among children with nonsyndromic orofacial clefts: a population based study.  Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2018; 55(1):12-20.
  • Desrosiers TA, Siega-Riz AM, Mosley BS, Meyer RE. Low carbohydrate diets may increase risk of neural tube defects. Birth Defects Research 2018; 110:901-909.
  • Jernigan EG, Strassle PD, Stebbins R, Meyer RE, Nelson JS. Effect of concomitant birth defects and genetic anomalies on infant mortality in tetralogy of Fallot. Birth Defects Research 2017; 109(14):1154-1165.
  • Cragan JD, Mai CT, Peterson EE, Liberman RF, Forestieri NE, Stevens AC, Delaney A, Dawson AL, Ellington SR, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Dunn JE, Higgins CA, Meyer RE, Williams T, Polen KND, Newsome K, Reynolds M, Isenburg J, Gilboa SM, Meaney-Delman DM, Moore CA, Boyle CA, Honein MA. Baseline prevalence of birth defects associated with congenital Zika virus infection – Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, 2013-2014. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2017;66(8):219-222.
  • Meyer RE, Liu G, Gilboa SM, Ethen MK, Aylsworth AS, Powell CM, Flood TJ, Mai CT, Wang Y, Canfield MA. Survival of children with trisomy 13 and trisomy 18: a multi-state population-based study. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 2016;170:825-837.
  • Cragan JD, Isenburg J, Parker SE, Alverson CJ, Meyer RE, Stallings EB, Kirby RS, Lupo PJ, Liu JS, Seagroves A, Ethen MK, Cho SJ, Evans M, Liberman RF, Fornoff J, Browne ML, Rutkowski RE, Nance AE, Anderka M, Fox DJ, Steele A, Copeland G, Romitti PA, Mai CT. Population-based microcephaly surveillance in the United States, 2009 to 2013: an analysis of potential sources of variation. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2016; 106:972-982.
  • Wang Y, Liu G, Canfield MA, Mai CT, Gilboa SM, Meyer RE, Anderka M, Copeland GE, Kucik JE, Nembhard WN, Kirby RS, National Birth Defects Prevention Network. Racial/ethnic differences in survival of United States children with birth defects: a population-based study. The Journal of Pediatrics 2015;166:819-826.e2.
  • Knight J, Cassell CH, Meyer RE, Strauss RP. Academic outcomes of children with isolated orofacial clefts compared with children without a major birth defect. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal 2015;52:259-268.
  • Canfield MA, Mai CT, Wang Y, O’Halloran A, Marengo LK, Olney RS, Borger CL, Rutkowski R, Fornoff J, Irwin N, Copeland G, Flood TJ, Meyer RE, Rickard R, Alverson CJ, Sweatlock J, Kirby RS. The association between race/ethnicity and major birth defects in the United States, 1999-2007. American Journal of Public Health 2014;104(9):e14-e23.
  • Mai CT, Cassell CH, Meyer RE, Isenburg J, Canfield MA, Rickard R, Olney RS, Stallings EB, Beck M, Hashmi SS, Cho SJ, Kirby RS. Birth defects data from population-based surveillance programs in the United States, 2007 to 2011: highlighting orofacial clefts. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2014;100:895-904.
  • Vinikoor-Imler LC, Davis JA, Meyer RE, Luben TJ. Early prenatal exposure to air pollution and its associations with birth defects in a state-wide birth cohort from North Carolina. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2013; 97:696-701.
  • Cassell CH, Krohmer A, Mendez D, Lee KA, Strauss RP, Meyer RE. Factors associated with distance and time traveled to cleft and craniofacial care. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2013; 97:685-695.
  • Kirby RS, Marshall J, Tanner JP, Salemi JL, Feldkamp ML, Marengo L, Meyer RE, Druschel CM, Rickard R, Kucik J. Prevalence and Correlates of Gastroschisis in 15 States: 1995-2005. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2013; 122(2):275-281.
  • Werler MM, Yazdy MM, Mitchell AA, Meyer RE, Druschel CM, Anderka M, Kasser JR, Mahan ST. Descriptive epidemiology of idiopathic clubfoot. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 2013; 161A:1569-1578.
  • Harper MA, Meyer RE, Berg C. Peripartum cardiomyopathy: population-based birth prevalence and 7-year mortality. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2012; 120:1013-1019.
  • Meyer RE, Kemper AR. Critical congenital heart defects in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal 2012; 73:504-508.
  • Desrosiers TA, Lawson CC, Meyer RE, Richardson DB, Daniels JL, Waters MA, van Wijngaarden E, Langlois PH, Romitti PA, Correa A, Olshan AF. Maternal occupational exposure to organic solvents during early pregnancy and risks of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2012; 69:493-499.
  • Desrosiers TA, Meyer RE. Utilization of dental health care services among pregnant women in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal 2012; 73:136-139.
  • Cassell CH, Grosse SD, Thorpe PG, Howell EE, Meyer RE. Health care expenditures among children with and those without spina bifida enrolled in Medicaid in North Carolina. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2011; 91:1019-1027.
  • Root ED, Meyer RE, Emch M. Socioeconomic context and gastroschisis: exploring associations at various geographic scales. Social Science and Medicine 2011; 72(4): 625-633.
  • Parker SE, Mai CT, Canfield MA, Rickard R, Wang Y, Meyer RE, Anderson P, Mason CA, Collins JS, Kirby RS, Correa A. Updated national prevalence estimates for selected birth defects in the United States, 2004-2006. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2010; 88:1008-1016.
  • Feldkamp ML, Meyer RE, Krikov S, Botto LD. Acetaminophen use in pregnancy and the risk for selected birth defects: findings from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2010; 115:109-115.
  • Meyer RE, Miles DR, Cassell CH. Children with special health care needs in North Carolina. North Carolina Medical Journal 2009; 70(6):570-573.
  • Morgan LM, Major JL, Meyer RE, Mullinex A. Multivitamin use among non-pregnant females of child-bearing age in the Western North Carolina Multivitamin Distribution Program. North Carolina Medical Journal 2009; 70(5):386-390.
  • Parker SE, Mai CT, Strickland MJ, Olney RS, Rickard R, Marengo L, Wang Y, Hashmi S, Meyer RE. Multistate study of the epidemiology of clubfoot. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2009; 85:897-904.
  • Root ED, Meyer RE, Emch ME. Evidence of localized clustering of gastroschisis births in North Carolina, 1999-2004. Social Science and Medicine 2009; 68(8):1361-1367.
  • Cassell CH, Daniels J, Meyer RE. Timeliness of cleft surgery among children with orofacial clefts in North Carolina, 1995-2002. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2009; 46(6):588-97.
  • Honein MA, Kirby RS, Meyer RE, Xing J, Skerrette NI, Yuskiv N, Marengo L, Petrini JR, Davidoff MJ, Mai CT, Druschel CM, Viner-Brown S, Sever LE. The association between major birth defects and preterm birth. Maternal and Child Health Journal 2009; 13(2):164-75.
  • Cassell CH, Meyer RE, Daniels J. Health care expenditures among Medicaid enrolled children with and without orofacial clefts in North Carolina, 1995-2002. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2008; 82:785-794.
  • Boulet SL, Yang Q, Mai C, Kirby RS, Collins JS, Robbins JM, Meyer RE, Canfield MA, Mulinare J. Trends in the post-fortification prevalence of spina bifida and anencephaly in the United States. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2008; 82:527-532.
  • Dickinson KC, Meyer RE, Kotch J. Maternal smoking and the risk for club foot in infants. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2008; 82:86-91.
  • Cassell CH, Meyer RE, Farel AM. Predictors of referral to the North Carolina Child Service Coordination Program among infants with orofacial clefts. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2007; 44:45-51.
  • Mai CT, Law DJ, Mason CA, McDowell BD, Meyer RE, Musa D. Collection, use, and protection of population-based birth defects surveillance data in the United States. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2007; 79:811-814.
  • Meyer RE, Brown AB. Folic acid and birth defects prevention: a public health success story. North Carolina Medical Journal 2004; 65:157-158.
  • Laughon M, Meyer RE, Bose C, Wall A, Otero E, Heerens A, Clark R. Rising birth prevalence of gastroschisis. Journal of Perinatology 2003; 23:291-293.
  • Farel AM, Meyer RE, Hicken M, Edmonds LD. Registry to referral: a promising means for identifying and referring infants and toddlers for early intervention services. Journal of Infants and Young Children 2003; 16:99-105.
  • Meyer RE, Siega-Riz AM. Sociodemographic patterns in spina bifida birth prevalence trends - North Carolina -1995-1999. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2002; 51:12-15.
  • Meyer RE, Wall A, Morgan AJ, Devine JE, Powers KE. Knowledge and use of folic acid among North Carolina women. North Carolina Medical Journal 2002; 63:18-22.