Osvaldo M. Mutchinick

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BACKGROUND Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C-->T polymorphism is heterogeneously distributed worldwide, with the highest and lowest frequencies of the T allele in Mexico and Africa, respectively, and a south-to-north gradient in Europe. Distribution of MTHFR 1298A-->C is less well known. It has been hypothesized that 677T frequency could(More)
A descriptive epidemiological study of hypospadias has been made utilizing data from seven malformation surveillance systems round the world: Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, South America, Spain, and Sweden. The joint material represents 8,122 boys with hypospadias, 7,419 of which were "isolated", that is, with no other known malformation except those(More)
Infants with cyclopia or sirenomelia are born at an approximate rate of 1 in 100,000 births. Eight malformation monitoring systems around the world jointly studied the epidemiology of these rare malformations: 102 infants with cyclopia, 96 with sirenomelia, and one with both conditions were identified among nearly 10.1 million births. Maternal age is(More)
The spectrum of the VATER association has been debated ever since its description more than two decades ago. To assess the spectrum of congenital anomalies associated with VATER while minimizing the distortions due to small samples and referral patterns typical of clinical series, we studied infants with VATER association reported to the combined registry(More)
Our objective was to evaluate the frequency and type of malformations associated with gastroschisis in a large pool of international data, to identify malformation patterns, and to evaluate the role of maternal age in non-isolated cases. Case-by-case information from 24 registries, all members of the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects(More)
Data provided by nine registries based in European and Latin America countries were analyzed to assess whether there is an excess of malformations in twins compared to singletons. Specific congenital malformations were coded according to the ninth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Malformation rates and rate ratios (RR) for(More)
Neural tube defects (NTD) are highly prevalent in the Mexican population. According to data from the Registry and Epidemiological Surveillance of External Congenital Malformations (RYVEMCE), at least 1 in 250 conceptions that reach 20 weeks of pregnancy or more has a NTD. This number is three to four times higher than that observed in other related ethnic(More)
OBJECTIVES This report describes our experience with the use of an anticoagulant regimen of adjusted doses of subcutaneous heparin during pregnancy in women with cardiac valve prostheses. BACKGROUND Gravid patients with prosthetic heart valves require long-term anticoagulant therapy. To avoid the increased incidence of fetal morbidity and mortality(More)
It has been reported that Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms are associated with osteoporosis, particularly those demonstrated by the BsmI and FokI restriction enzymes. Herein we report the results of a case-control study performed in postmenopausal Mexican women. We studied 65 osteoporotic women (< or = -2.5 SD bone mineral density [BMD] of young normal(More)