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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527753/asymmetry-and-empathy-higher-asymmetry-is-associated-with-lower-levels-of-mentalizing
#1
Colton B Christian, Azim F Shariff
People differ in their mentalizing abilities. Though past research suggests that individual differences in exposure to prenatal testosterone may be able to explain why some people excel at mentalizing, while others struggle, meta-analyses yield a null relationship between 2D:4D ratio (a proxy for prenatal testosterone) and mentalizing. Importantly, however, past research has not examined the asymmetrical differences between the digit ratios on the right and left hands. In the current work, we test whether the difference between the digit ratios of the left and right hands may function as a better predictor of mentalizing than digit ratio alone...
May 18, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525876/discrete-category-of-mother-to-infant-bonding-disorder-and-its-identification-by-the-mother-to-infant-bonding-scale-a-study-in-japanese-mothers-of-a-1-month-old
#2
Asami Matsunaga, Fumie Takauma, Katsuhiko Tada, Toshinori Kitamura
BACKGROUND: Difficulty of maternal bonding towards a baby is widely recognised. It is unclear whether this phenomenon is dimensional or categorical. If categorical, an optimal cut-off score of a screening instrument is needed in clinical settings. AIMS: In this study, we investigated whether maternal bonding is dimensional or categorical phenomenon and try to set optimal cut-off score of screening instruments. METHODS: Self-report questionnaire studies were conducted in a general hospital and four antenatal clinics...
May 16, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522143/oxytocin-receptor-antagonists-in-the-aetiology-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
#3
LETTER
Ronald F Lamont, Jan Stener Jørgensen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521272/impact-of-prematurity-on-exercise-capacity-and-agility-of-children-and-youth-aged-8-to-18
#4
Tatjana Robič Pikel, Gregor Starc, Janko Strel, Marjeta Kovač, Janez Babnik, Petra Golja
BACKGROUND: Preterm (PT) birth and low birth mass (LBW) can impair growth and development of children and may therefore affect their physical performance up to adulthood. AIMS: Our aim was to evaluate long-term consequences of prematurity, especially (an)aerobic exercise capacity and agility up to adulthood, by comparing premature and full-term (FT) individuals. STUDY DESIGN, SUBJECTS: From 474 subjects born in 1987, who were enrolled into a longitudinal study, 396 (178 PT and 218 FT (with 127 of them LBW)) were followed-up into their early adulthood...
May 15, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499135/pain-threshold-tolerance-and-intensity-in-adolescents-born-very-preterm-or-with-low-birth-weight
#5
Christ-Jan J L M van Ganzewinkel, Jasper V Been, Inge Verbeek, Tera Boelen van der Loo, Sylvia M van der Pal, Boris W Kramer, Peter Andriessen
BACKGROUND: Data on long-term consequences of neonatal pain is limited. AIM: To assess whether perinatal factors, later pain experience and pain coping strategies are associated with altered pain threshold, pain tolerance and pain intensity in adolescents born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal study (Project on Preterm and SGA-infants, POPS-19). SUBJECTS: We analyzed data of 412 adolescents at the age of 19years, who were born at a gestational age<32weeks or with a birth weight<1500g...
May 9, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499134/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-postoperative-pain-perception
#6
Anna Kasielska-Trojan, Piotr Stabryła, Bogusław Antoszewski
BACKGROUNDS: It has not been established whether sex differences in pain perception are influenced by prenatal sex hormones. Digit ratio as an indicator of prenatal hormone exposure can be used as a simple measure of the influence of prenatal hormones on pain sensitivity or perception in adulthood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine a correlation between the 2D:4D ratio and pain perception in the postoperative period after rhinoplasty. METHOD: A prospective cohort study of 100 patients (50 women of the mean age of 30...
May 9, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499133/value-of-digit-ratio-2d-4d-a-biomarker-of-prenatal-hormone-exposure-is-stable-across-the-menstrual-cycle
#7
Magdalena Klimek, Urszula M Marcinkowska, Grazyna Jasienska
Digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a marker of prenatal hormone exposure and, consequently, as a predictor of many characteristics throughout a woman's lifespan. A previous study has suggested that values of 2D:4D vary across menstrual cycles and further questioned the reliability of a single measurement of 2D:4D among cycling women, while another study failed to confirm these results. However, these studies estimated the timing of cycle phases based on a date of menstruation reported by participants and also had small sample sizes...
May 9, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494319/no-baby-booms-or-birth-sex-ratio-changes-following-fifty-shades-of-grey-in-the-united-states
#8
Victor Grech
INTRODUCTION: The Fifty Shades of Grey (FSOG) trilogy were publicised by the media as inflaming increased coital activity, and that this would result a baby boom. Furthermore, increased coital activity skews the sex ratio at birth (M/T) toward male births. This study was carried out in order to ascertain whether there were any spikes in total births or in M/T in the United States (US) circa nine months following the FSOG books. METHODS: Monthly male and female births for the US were obtained directly from the website of the Centre for Disease Control (01/2007-12/2015)...
May 8, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472725/cerebral-hypoxia-during-immediate-transition-after-birth-and-short-term-neurological-outcome
#9
Jasmin Pansy, Nariae Baik, Bernhard Schwaberger, Anna Scheuchenegger, Elisabeth Pichler-Stachl, Alexander Avian, Georg M Schmölzer, Berndt Urlesberger, Gerhard Pichler
In preterm neonates we investigated cerebral hypoxia assessed with near-infrared-spectroscopy during immediate transition after birth and general movement optimality score assessed before discharge. General movement optimality score decreased with increasing cerebral hypoxia. Burden of cerebral hypoxia during immediate transition might be associated with impaired short-term neurological outcome in preterm neonates.
May 1, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457592/response-to-letter-to-editor-on-social-impairments-among-children-perinatally-exposed-to-oxytocin-or-oxytocin-receptor-antagonist
#10
LETTER
E Friedlander, O Feldstein, D Mankuta, M Yaari, A Harel-Gadassi, R P Ebstein, N Yirmiya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437779/further-evidence-of-male-offspring-preference-for-certain-subgroups-in-the-united-states-2007-2015
#11
Grech Victor
INTRODUCTION: Males are born in excess of females. This ratio (M/T=male/total births) is influenced by various factors. A recent study showed that M/T in the United States (US) is Asian or Pacific Islander>White>American Indian or Alaska Native>Black or African American. This study was carried out in order to ascertain whether there are M/T differences in different races in the US by birth order. METHODS: Monthly male and female live births by race and birth order for the entire US were obtained for 2007-2015 with birth order as 1-≥6 for these races...
April 21, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433953/the-ability-of-early-serial-developmental-assessment-to-predict-outcome-at-5years-following-neonatal-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy
#12
Catherine M O'Connor, C Anthony Ryan, Geraldine B Boylan, Deirdre M Murray
BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental difficulties in children following hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) may not emerge until school age. AIMS: To evaluate the value and stability of early serial developmental assessments in predicting long-term outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of infants with neonatal HIE and early continuous EEG at birth. SUBJECTS: Term infants with HIE were recruited at birth. Development was measured at 6, 12 and 24months using the Revised Griffiths' Scales (GMDS-R)...
April 20, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433798/randomized-trial-of-early-erythropoietin-supplementation-after-preterm-birth-iron-metabolism-and-outcome
#13
O M Peltoniemi, E Anttila, T Kaukola, G Buonocore, M Hallman
BACKGROUND: Excess of iron and oxidant injury shortly after birth may be associated with neonatal morbidities in preterm infants. AIMS: The aim was to determine whether administration of erythropoietin without iron supplementation decreases iron load and morbidity. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: In a randomized trial, we administered erythropoietin (EPO 250IU/kg daily during the first 6days of life) or placebo to 39 preterm infants (BW 700-1500g, GA≤30...
April 20, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433797/development-of-comorbid-crying-sleeping-feeding-problems-across-infancy-neurodevelopmental-vulnerability-and-parenting
#14
Ayten Bilgin, Dieter Wolke
BACKGROUND: Regulatory problems (excessive crying, feeding, and sleeping difficulties), specifically their comorbidity, are early warning signs of future problems. Insensitive parenting and neurodevelopmental vulnerabilities have been suggested as factors explaining development or maintenance of regulatory problems. Nevertheless, none of the previous studies investigated these factors within the same sample across infancy, taking into account the reciprocal influences between maternal sensitivity and regulatory problems...
April 19, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431256/neurodevelopmental-outcomes-of-neonates-undergoing-surgery-under-general-anesthesia-for-malrotation-of-intestines
#15
Suresh Birajdar, Shripada Rao, Judy McMichael
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to differentiate between the potential adverse effects of general anesthesia (GA) on the developing brain and the role of associated co-morbidities and syndromes that can adversely affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in neonates undergoing GA. Neonates with malrotation of the intestines without volvulus usually do not have co-morbidities or syndromes. In addition, majority of them recover very well after surgery and are discharged home within a few days. Neonates with malrotation are a clean cohort of babies to study the role of a single episode of GA on the developing brain...
April 18, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426979/response-based-sleep-intervention-helping-infants-sleep-without-making-them-cry
#16
Wendy Middlemiss, Helen Stevens, Lael Ridgway, Susan McDonald, Michelle Koussa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431255/do-orally-directed-behaviors-mediate-the-relationship-between-behavioral-state-and-nutritive-sucking-in-preterm-infants
#17
Rosemary White-Traut, Li Liu, Kathleen Norr, Krisitin Rankin, Suzann K Campbell, Thao Griffith, Rohitkumar Vasa, Victoria Geraldo, Barbara Medoff-Cooper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426948/digit-ratio-2d-4d-and-handgrip-strength-are-correlated-in-women-but-not-in-men-in-hui-ethnicity
#18
Hong Lu, Dan Shen, Lu Wang, Shibo Niu, Chunyue Bai, Zhanbing Ma, Zhenghao Huo
INTRODUCTION: Digit ratio, especially second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) is used as a biomarker of prenatal testosterone exposure and was found associated with physical ability, such as handgrip strength (HGS). Recently, this association has been discussed in several ethnic groups. AIMS: To investigate correlations between 2D:4D and HGS in Chinese population of Ningxia Hui ethnicity. METHODS: Here we firstly present the evidence on digit ratio and HGS of 346 college students (119 males and 227 females) by collecting photographs and HGS of both hands at Yinchuan city, in the Ningxia province of China...
April 17, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411449/prenatal-concentrations-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-early-communication-development-in-british-girls
#19
Zuha Jeddy, Terryl J Hartman, Ethel V Taylor, Cayla Poteete, Katarzyna Kordas
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), found in many household products and classed as endocrine disrupting chemicals, can be transferred through the placenta and are associated with multiple developmental deficits in offspring. Using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), we investigated the association between intrauterine exposure to PFAS and early communication development in 432 mother-daughter dyads at 15 and 38months of age. Concentrations of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoate (PFNA) were measured in maternal serum collected during pregnancy...
April 12, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399458/the-role-of-maternal-anxiety-and-depressive-disorders-prior-to-and-during-pregnancy-and-perinatal-psychopathological-symptoms-for-early-infant-diseases-and-drug-administration
#20
Linda Krause, Franziska Einsle, Johanna Petzoldt, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Julia Martini
BACKGROUND: Maternal mental health prior to and during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with inflammatory diseases and gastrointestinal complaints in the offspring. Unfortunately, many studies merely focused on perinatal distress without consideration of lifetime anxiety and depressive disorders. AIMS: To prospectively investigate associations of anxiety and depressive disorders prior to and during pregnancy as well as perinatal distress with infants' inflammatory diseases, gastrointestinal complaints and corresponding drug administration...
April 8, 2017: Early Human Development
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