Help Kids With Neural Tube Defects Live Better: How to Detect and Address Disability

Living Better With Spina Bifida: Opportunities to Improve Detection, Intervention and Long-Term Care While medical advances mean most patients with these anomalies are living into middle age, doctors often fail to address issues that impact quality of life. After offering a refresher on spina bifida types and early intervention techniques, Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD, chief of UCSF’s pediatric neurosurgery division, discusses management challenges and the value of specialty care – for problems ranging from incontinence and limited mobility to pain and depression.

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Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD

Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurological Surgery UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Nalin Gupta is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at UCSF, and a Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics. His clinical and research interests are directed towards neuro-oncology and congenital anomalies.

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