A Research Study On Neural Tube Defects And Folic Acid Fortification

1426 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
This study discloses that they do have their faults and among these is the fact that the information that CREC receives may not be accurate because the data is logged into the system by hospital personnel that have deadlines. The fact that their surveillance system does not get approved before it is logged in could result in inaccurate evidence. That being said, revisions must be made in order to remain as a legitimate analysis of neural tube defects and folic acid fortification. I believe that just as these researchers found reliable data from the past, their work should do the same for future research regarding neural tube defects. The type of research done was an observational study. The purpose of this study was to determine whether folic acid consumption is associated with favorable maternal and fetal outcomes. There was no interaction between the researcher and the participants. This study was based solely on the information obtained about the medical conditions of the patients. The population was women who delivered their babies in the Korea University Anam Hospital from around 2009 to 2010. The methods used were blood samples taken from the umbilical cord after the birth. 215 cases were included in the study. Plasma total homocysteine concentration and the level of folate was measured. There was a use of multivariable logistic regression analysis to identify the relationship between folic acid and other confounding factors such as family income, parity, and…

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