Term Selected in the Nursing case study Assignment: Spina Bifida.
The term refers to a birth defect that occurs in developing babies where the spinal cord or spine fails to develop properly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the condition results from failure of the tube to develop or close properly (par 2). The condition can cause intellectual and physical disabilities ranging from mild to severe depending on the location and size of opening and depending on whether the impact has affected the nerves and the spinal cord. Spina bifida is the most common condition affecting the neural tube, and it affects at least 1 out of 1000 babies globally (Copp et al. 2).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “What is Spina Bifida?” www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/spinabifida/facts.html . Accessed 4 January 2021
Copp, Andrew J et al. “Spina Bifida.” Nature Reviews. Disease primers vol. 1 15007. 30 Apr. 2015, doi:10.1038/nrdp.2015.7