Use of decongestants during pregnancy and the risk of birth defects.

  title={Use of decongestants during pregnancy and the risk of birth defects.},
  author={Wai-Ping Yau and Allen A. Mitchell and Kueiyu Joshua Lin and Martha M Werler and Sonia Hern{\'a}ndez-D{\'i}az},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={178 2},
Previous studies suggested that early pregnancy exposure to specific oral decongestants increases the risks of several birth defects. Using January 1993-January 2010 data from the Slone Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study, we tested those hypotheses among 12,734 infants with malformations (cases) and 7,606 nonmalformed control infants in the United States and Canada. Adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were estimated for specific birth defects, with controlling for potential… CONTINUE READING
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