Maternal body mass index and lifestyle exposures and the risk of bilateral renal agenesis or hypoplasia: the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.

@article{Slickers2008MaternalBM,
  title={Maternal body mass index and lifestyle exposures and the risk of bilateral renal agenesis or hypoplasia: the National Birth Defects Prevention Study.},
  author={Jennifer E. Slickers and Andrew F. Olshan and Anna Maria Siega-Riz and Margaret A. Honein and Arthur S. Aylsworth},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 11},
  pages={1259-67}
}
Increased maternal body mass index, maternal smoking, and alcohol exposure during pregnancy have been inconsistently reported as potential risk factors for renal birth defects. The low incidence of the most severe renal anomaly, bilateral renal agenesis or hypoplasia (RA/H), has limited the ability to study this fatal defect. Using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, a multicenter case-control study, the authors explored potential relations between RA/H and maternal body mass… CONTINUE READING