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1. The effects of folic acid supplementation on serum uric acid: findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis

The effects of folic acid supplementation on serum uric acid: findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated

2019 PROSPERO

2. Effect of peri-conceptional folic acid supplementation for prevention of stillbirths due to neural tube defects in low-income countries: a meta-analysis

Effect of peri-conceptional folic acid supplementation for prevention of stillbirths due to neural tube defects in low-income countries: a meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content

2019 PROSPERO

3. How important is folic acid to the metabolism, structure, and function of skeletal muscle? A systematic review

How important is folic acid to the metabolism, structure, and function of skeletal muscle? A systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2019 PROSPERO

4. Effect of high dose folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on pre-eclampsia (FACT): double blind, phase III, randomised controlled, international, multicentre trial. (PubMed)

Effect of high dose folic acid supplementation in pregnancy on pre-eclampsia (FACT): double blind, phase III, randomised controlled, international, multicentre trial. To determine the efficacy of high dose folic acid supplementation for prevention of pre-eclampsia in women with at least one risk factor: pre-existing hypertension, prepregnancy diabetes (type 1 or 2), twin pregnancy, pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy, or body mass index ≥35.Randomised, phase III, double blinded international (...) , multicentre clinical trial.70 obstetrical centres in five countries (Argentina, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, and UK).2464 pregnant women with at least one high risk factor for pre-eclampsia were randomised between 2011 and 2015 (1144 to the folic acid group and 1157 to the placebo group); 2301 were included in the intention to treat analyses.Eligible women were randomised to receive either daily high dose folic acid (four 1.0 mg oral tablets) or placebo from eight weeks of gestation to the end of week 16

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2018 BMJ

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6. Is folic acid supplementation useful for chronic kidney disease?

Is folic acid supplementation useful for chronic kidney disease? Patients with chronic kidney disease have higher cardiovascular risk than general population, a fact that has been linked to high homocysteine levels. Folic acid supplementation can reduce homocysteine levels, which would reduce cardiovascular events. However, there is controversy about the clinical effects of this measure. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified six (...) systematic reviews comprising 13 trials addressing the question of this article. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings following the GRADE approach. We concluded folic acid supplementation does not reduce the risk of myocardial infarction or stroke in patients with chronic kidney disease, and might have no effect on mortality.

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2017 Medwave

7. Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: An Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. (PubMed)

Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: An Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Neural tube defects are among the most common congenital anomalies in the United States. Periconceptional folic acid supplementation is a primary care-relevant preventive intervention.To review the evidence on folic acid supplementation for preventing neural tube defects to inform the US Preventive Services Task Force for an updated (...) Recommendation Statement.MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and trial registries through January 28, 2016, with ongoing surveillance through November 11, 2016; references; experts.English-language studies of folic acid supplementation in women. Excluded were poor-quality studies; studies of prepubertal girls, men, women without the potential for childbearing, and neural tube defect recurrence; and studies conducted in developing countries.Two investigators independently reviewed abstracts, full-text articles

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2017 JAMA

8. Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. (PubMed)

Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Neural tube defects are among the most common major congenital anomalies in the United States and may lead to a range of disabilities or death. Daily folic acid supplementation in the periconceptional period can prevent neural tube defects. However, most women do not receive the recommended daily intake of folate from diet alone.To update the 2009 US Preventive (...) Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age.In 2009, the USPSTF reviewed the effectiveness of folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age for the prevention of neural tube defects in infants. The current review assessed new evidence on the benefits and harms of folic acid supplementation.The USPSTF assessed the balance of the benefits and harms of folic acid supplementation in women of childbearing age and determined that the net

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2017 JAMA

9. Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication

Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication Final Recommendation Statement: Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication - US Preventive Services Task Force Search USPSTF Website Text size: Assembly version: 1.0.0.308 Last Build: 11/16/2018 6:27:19 PM You are here: Final Recommendation Statement : Final Recommendation Statement Final Recommendation Statement Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Preventive Medication (...) Recommendations made by the USPSTF are independent of the U.S. government. They should not be construed as an official position of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recommendation Summary Population Recommendation Grade Women who are planning or capable of pregnancy The USPSTF recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 µg) of folic acid. To read

2017 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

10. Association of neural tube defects and folic acid food fortification in Canada. (PubMed)

Association of neural tube defects and folic acid food fortification in Canada. Many women do not receive folic acid supplements before conception. In response, most of Canada's cereal grain products were being fortified with folic acid by January, 1998, thereby providing an additional 0.1-0.2 mg per day of dietary folate to the Canadian population. We assessed the effect of supplementation on prevalence of open neural tube defects in the province of Ontario. Among 336 963 women who underwent (...) maternal serum screening over 77 months, the prevalence of open neural tube defects declined from 1.13 per 1000 pregnancies before fortification to 0.58 per 1000 pregnancies thereafter (prevalence ratio 0.52, 95% CI 0.40-0.67, p<0.0001). At a population level, folic acid food fortification is associated with a pronounced reduction in open neural tube defects.

2017 Lancet

11. The evaluation of serum homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 in patients complicated with preeclampsia (PubMed)

The evaluation of serum homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 in patients complicated with preeclampsia Increased plasma homocysteine may be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as preeclampsia. The aim of this study was to determine the plasma homocysteine, serum folate, and vitamin B12 levels in preeclamptic pregnant women.This case-control study was conducted in 2016 in Ahwaz on 51 pregnant women with preeclampsia and 51 healthy pregnant women of the same gestational age, who (...) served as controls. The case group also was subdivided into severe and non-severe preeclampsia. Patients' data were collected through a questionnaire and medical records. Serum homocysteine, folic acid, and vitamin B12 were analyzed using chemiluminescent assay. The results were compared between two groups. Statistical analyses were done using IBM-SPSS 20.0. A Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, independent samples t-test, Mann-Whitney test, and Chi-square test were used for data analysis.No different

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2016 Electronic physician

12. Effect of Folic Acid therapy on Homocysteine Level in patients with Atherosclerosis or Buerger’s Disease and in Healthy individuals: A clinical trial (PubMed)

Effect of Folic Acid therapy on Homocysteine Level in patients with Atherosclerosis or Buerger’s Disease and in Healthy individuals: A clinical trial Hyperhomocysteinemia is considered a risk factor for atherosclerosis and some other vascular diseases such as Buerger's disease.The aim of this study was to measure the Homocysteine levels in 3 different groups of participants (Buerger's disease, atherosclerosis patients, and healthy cases) and determine the therapeutic effect of folic acid (...) and after 12 weeks of folic acid (5mg/day) therapy. The data analysis used fo data analysis was a Chi square and t-test or their non-parametrical equivalents for data analysis by means of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16.The homocysteine levels were found to be significantly higher in patients with Buerger's disease as compared to other groups before treatment with folic acid (Buerger = 21.8 ± 8.5 Mm/L, atherosclerosis = 17.3 ± 6.9, healthy = 13.8 ± 3.1; p < 0.001). After

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2016 Electronic physician

13. Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy on the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Renal Substudy of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (PubMed)

Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy on the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease: The Renal Substudy of the China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial The efficacy of folic acid therapy on renal outcomes has not been previously investigated in populations without folic acid fortification.To test whether treatment with enalapril and folic acid is more effective in slowing renal function decline than enalapril alone across a spectrum of renal function at baseline from normal to moderate chronic kidney (...) disease (CKD) among Chinese adults with hypertension.In this substudy of eligible China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (CSPPT), 15 104 participants with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 or greater, including 1671 patients with CKD, were recruited from 20 communities in Jiangsu province in China.Participants were randomized to receive a single tablet daily containing 10 mg enalapril and 0.8 mg folic acid (n = 7545) or 10 mg enalapril alone (n = 7559).The primary outcome

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2016 EvidenceUpdates

14. Efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary prevention of stroke among adults with hypertension in China: the CSPPT randomized clinical trial. (PubMed)

Efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary prevention of stroke among adults with hypertension in China: the CSPPT randomized clinical trial. Uncertainty remains about the efficacy of folic acid therapy for the primary prevention of stroke because of limited and inconsistent data.To test the primary hypothesis that therapy with enalapril and folic acid is more effective in reducing first stroke than enalapril alone among Chinese adults with hypertension.The China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (...) , a randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted from May 19, 2008, to August 24, 2013, in 32 communities in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces in China. A total of 20,702 adults with hypertension without history of stroke or myocardial infarction (MI) participated in the study.Eligible participants, stratified by MTHFR C677T genotypes (CC, CT, and TT), were randomly assigned to receive double-blind daily treatment with a single-pill combination containing enalapril, 10 mg, and folic acid, 0.8 mg (n = 10,348

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2015 JAMA

15. Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Primary Prevention of Stroke Among Adults With Hypertension in China: The CSPPT Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Primary Prevention of Stroke Among Adults With Hypertension in China: The CSPPT Randomized Clinical Trial. Uncertainty remains about the efficacy of folic acid therapy for the primary prevention of stroke because of limited and inconsistent data.To test the primary hypothesis that therapy with enalapril and folic acid is more effective in reducing first stroke than enalapril alone among Chinese adults with hypertension.The China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial (...) , a randomized, double-blind clinical trial conducted from May 19, 2008, to August 24, 2013, in 32 communities in Jiangsu and Anhui provinces in China. A total of 20,702 adults with hypertension without history of stroke or myocardial infarction (MI) participated in the study.Eligible participants, stratified by MTHFR C677T genotypes (CC, CT, and TT), were randomly assigned to receive double-blind daily treatment with a single-pill combination containing enalapril, 10 mg, and folic acid, 0.8 mg (n = 10,348

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2015 JAMA

16. Pre-conception Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplementation for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Folic Acid-Sensitive Congenital Anomalies

Pre-conception Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplementation for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Folic Acid-Sensitive Congenital Anomalies Pre-conception Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplementation for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Folic Acid-Sensitive Congenital Anomalies - Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada Email/Username: Password: Remember me Search Terms Search within Search Volume 37, Issue 6, Pages 534 (...) –549 Pre-conception Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplementation for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects and Other Folic Acid-Sensitive Congenital Anomalies PRINCIPAL AUTHOR, x R. Douglas Wilson , MD Calgary AB x GENETICS COMMITTEE x R. Douglas Wilson , MD (Chair) x R. Douglas Wilson , x François Audibert , MD x François Audibert , x Jo-Ann Brock , MD x Jo-Ann Brock , x June Carroll , MD x June Carroll , x Lola Cartier , MSc x Lola Cartier , x Alain Gagnon , MD x Alain Gagnon

2015 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

17. Effect of Maternal Multiple Micronutrient vs Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation on Infant Mortality and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Rural Bangladesh: The JiVitA-3 Randomized Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of Maternal Multiple Micronutrient vs Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation on Infant Mortality and Adverse Birth Outcomes in Rural Bangladesh: The JiVitA-3 Randomized Trial. Maternal micronutrient deficiencies may adversely affect fetal and infant health, yet there is insufficient evidence of effects on these outcomes to guide antenatal micronutrient supplementation in South Asia.To assess effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient vs iron-folic acid supplementation on 6-month infant (...) -folic acid alone, taken daily from early pregnancy to 12 weeks postpartum.The primary outcome was all-cause infant mortality through 6 months (180 days). Prespecified secondary outcomes in this analysis included stillbirth, preterm birth (<37 weeks), and low birth weight (<2500 g). To maintain overall significance of α = .05, a Bonferroni-corrected α = .01 was calculated to evaluate statistical significance of primary and 4 secondary risk outcomes (.05/5).Among the 22,405 pregnancies in the multiple

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2014 JAMA

18. Folic Acid

Folic Acid USE OF FOLIC ACID IN PREGNANCY 0344 892 0909 USE OF FOLIC ACID IN PREGNANCY (Date of issue: February 2018 , Version: 2 ) This is a UKTIS monograph for use by health care professionals. For case-specific advice please contact UKTIS on 0344 892 0909. To report an exposure please download and complete a . Please encourage all women to complete an . A corresponding patient information leaflet on is available at . Summary Folic acid (pteroylglutamic acid/PGA) is a synthetic derivative (...) of the water-soluble form of vitamin B9 (also known as folate). It requires metabolism to dihydrofolic acid and then to its biologically active form tetrahydrofolate. Folate is necessary for the production of blood cells and DNA. Folic acid is used in the treatment of nutritional megaloblastic anaemias and prophylactically in individuals at risk of deficiency e.g. due to chronic haemolysis or renal dialysis. During pregnancy folate requirements are increased 5- to 10-fold and pregnant women are therefore

2014 UK Teratology Information Service

19. Completeness of reporting of setting and health worker cadre among trials on antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnancy: an assessment based on two Cochrane reviews. (PubMed)

Completeness of reporting of setting and health worker cadre among trials on antenatal iron and folic acid supplementation in pregnancy: an assessment based on two Cochrane reviews. Poor reporting of medical trials has triggered the development of trial reporting standards within the scientific community. In addition to a description of the proposed intervention, adequate information about the trial setting and the group of health workers (cadre) delivering the intervention would allow a better (...) understanding of the generalizability of the trial findings, facilitate replication of trial interventions and assist with assessment of trials for inclusion in systematic reviews. This study aims to determine the completeness of reporting for trial setting and cadre among trials included in two Cochrane reviews on iron and folic acid supplementation for women during pregnancy.From the 81 trials included in the two Cochrane reviews, we extracted data on the trial setting, including the facility type

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2013 Systematic Reviews

20. Folic acid and folinic acid for reducing side effects in patients receiving methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. (PubMed)

Folic acid and folinic acid for reducing side effects in patients receiving methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate (MTX) is a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) used as a first line agent for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Pharmacologically, it is classified as an antimetabolite due to its antagonistic effect on folic acid metabolism. Many patients treated with MTX experience mucosal, gastrointestinal, hepatic or haematologic side effects. Supplementation with folic (...) or folinic acid during treatment with MTX may ameliorate these side effects.To identify trials of supplementation with folic acid or folinic acid during MTX therapy for rheumatoid arthritis and to assess the benefits and harms of folic acid and folinic acid (a) in reducing the mucosal, gastrointestinal (GI), hepatic and haematologic side effects of MTX, and (b) whether or not folic or folinic acid supplementation has any effect on MTX benefit.We originally performed MEDLINE searches, from January 1966

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2013 Cochrane