Increasing prevalence of gastroschisis repairs in the United States: 1996-2003.

@article{Alvrez2007IncreasingPO,
  title={Increasing prevalence of gastroschisis repairs in the United States: 1996-2003.},
  author={S M{\'e}ndez Alv{\'a}rez and Randall S. Burd},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={943-6}
}
PURPOSE Local and state registries have shown recent increases in the prevalence of gastroschisis in the United States and abroad. The purpose of this study was to use a nationally representative database to identify national trends in the prevalence of gastroschisis repairs. METHODS Records of infants undergoing gastroschisis repair were identified in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 1996 to 2003. Birth data were obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics and used to… CONTINUE READING

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