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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290505/a-retrospective-cohort-study-to-quantify-the-contribution-of-health-systems-to-child-survival-in-kenya-1996-2014
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Rebecca Anthopolos, Ryan Simmons, Wendy Prudhomme O'Meara
Globally, the majority of childhood deaths in the post-neonatal period are caused by infections that can be effectively treated or prevented with inexpensive interventions delivered through even very basic health facilities. To understand the role of inadequate health systems on childhood mortality in Kenya, we assemble a large, retrospective cohort of children (born 1996-2013) and describe the health systems context of each child using health facility survey data representative of the province at the time of a child's birth...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259093/exposure-to-phytoestrogens-in-utero-and-age-at-menarche-in-a-contemporary-british-cohort
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Kristin J Marks, Terryl J Hartman, Ethel V Taylor, Michael E Rybak, Kate Northstone, Michele Marcus
Phytoestrogens are estrogenic compounds that occur naturally in plants. Phytoestrogens can cross the placenta, and animal studies have found associations between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and markers of early puberty. We investigated the association between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and early menarche (defined as <11.5 years of age at onset) using data from a nested case-control study within the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a longitudinal study involving families living in the South West of England...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252307/-are-risk-factors-in-prenatal-and-perinatal-period-important-for-develompent-of-schizophrenia
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P Ambroz, J Janoutová, O Machaczka, M Kovaľová, A Pohlídalová, K Vařechová, O Košta, H Tomášková, O Šerý, L Hosák, V Janout
OBJECTIVE: Schizophrenia is an important psychical disease of multifactorial origin and not yet clear etiology. In prenatal and perinatal period some potential risk factors for schizophrenia are taken into consideration. DESIGN: Case-control study of 815 subjects, 407 cases and 408 controls was performed in 2013 to 2015. METHODS: In this study environmental and genetic risk factors were evaluated including potential risk factors of prenatal and perinatal period...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251181/maternal-immunoreactivity-to-herpes-simplex-virus-2-and-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-male-offspring
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Milada Mahic, Siri Mjaaland, Hege Marie Bøvelstad, Nina Gunnes, Ezra Susser, Michaeline Bresnahan, Anne-Siri Øyen, Bruce Levin, Xiaoyu Che, Deborah Hirtz, Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud, Synnve Schjølberg, Christine Roth, Per Magnus, Camilla Stoltenberg, Pål Surén, Mady Hornig, W Ian Lipkin
Maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Proposed pathogenetic mechanisms include fetal infection, placental inflammation, and maternal cytokines or antibodies that cross the placenta. The Autism Birth Cohort comprises mothers, fathers, and offspring recruited in Norway in 1999 to 2008. Through questionnaire screening, referrals, and linkages to a national patient registry, 442 mothers of children with ASD were identified, and 464 frequency-matched controls were selected...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245820/unconventional-combinations-of-prospective-parents-ethical-challenges-faced-by-ivf-providers
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Robert Klitzman
BACKGROUND: Professional guidelines have addressed ethical dilemmas posed by a few types of nontraditional procreative arrangements (e.g., gamete donations between family members), but many questions arise regarding how providers view and make decisions about these and other such arrangements. METHODS: Thirty-seven ART providers and 10 patients were interviewed in-depth for approximately 1 h each. Interviews were systematically analyzed. RESULTS: Providers faced a range of challenges and ethical dilemmas concerning both the content and the process of decisions about requests for unconventional interfamilial and other reproductive combinations...
February 28, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240649/can-we-identify-parents-who-do-not-verbally-share-concerns-for-their-children-s-development
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Matthew Eremita, Eileen Semancik, Trudy Lerer, Paul H Dworkin
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify characteristics of parents who do not voice developmental concerns when prompted by their children's nurse and/or primary care provider (PCP), despite reporting concerns on parent-completed questionnaires. METHODS: We reviewed 376 medical records of children seen for a 9-month well-child visit in an urban pediatric clinic between September 2011 and December 2012 for sociodemographic variables hypothesized to affect parents' sharing of developmental concerns: the child's birth order and gender; parents' education level, employment, relationship status, and primary language; and family size and racial/ethnic background...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199415/temperament-in-infancy-and-behavioral-and-emotional-problems-at-age-5-5-the-eden-mother-child-cohort
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Xian Abulizi, Laura Pryor, Grégory Michel, Maria Melchior, Judith van der Waerden
OBJECTIVE: Early temperamental characteristics may influence children's developmental pathways and predict future psychopathology. However, the environmental context may also shape or interact with infant temperament and indirectly contribute to increased vulnerability to adverse developmental outcomes. The aim of the present study is to explore the long-term contribution of temperamental traits at twelve months of age to the presence of emotional and behavioral problems later in childhood, and whether this association varies with the child's sex, parental separation, family socioeconomic status and maternal depression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195851/maternal-infections-that-would-warrant-antibiotic-use-antepartum-or-peripartum-are-not-a-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-ibd-a-population-based-analysis
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Charles N Bernstein, Charles Burchill, Laura E Targownik, Harminder Singh, Jean Eric Ghia, Leslie L Roos
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine whether maternal antenatal or perinatal infections (and thereby use of antibiotics) increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in their offspring. METHODS: The University of Manitoba IBD Epidemiology Database contains records of all Manitobans diagnosed with IBD from 1984 to 2010. Each individual with IBD is matched to 10 controls. Subjects' medical system contacts are identified using a unique deidentified personal health identification number...
April 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167642/what-can-large-population-based-birth-cohort-study-ask-about-past-present-and-future-of-children-with-disorders-of-development-learning-and-behaviour
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Slavica K Katusic, Robert C Colligan, Scott M Myers, Robert G Voigt, Kouichi Yoshimasu, Ruth E Stoeckel, Amy L Weaver
A large cohort consisting of all children born to mothers from community provides 'natural' selection into different exposures and is a powerful resource for epidemiological research. A large population-based birth cohort with detailed systematic information already recorded, as part of longitudinal medical care, historical and current school data, detailed birth certificate data and all three resources available for every member of the birth cohort, are extremely rare. Our population-based birth cohort consists of all children born between 1976 and 2000 to mothers residing in Olmsted County, Minnesota, at the time of child's birth (N=39 890)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159131/do-we-provide-affordable-accessible-and-administrable-health-care-an-assessment-of-ses-differential-in-out-of-pocket-expenditure-on-delivery-care-in-india
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Jalandhar Pradhan, Rinshu Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) financing is a key area of focus which can lead towards an overall empowerment of women through financial inclusion. The major objectives of this paper are: first; to examine the socio-economic differentials in Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) on delivery care, second; to look into the role of insurance coverage, third; to analyse various sources of financing, and fourth; to measure the adjusted effect of various covariates on the level of OOPE...
March 2017: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153468/anti-malarial-synergy-of-secondary-metabolites-from-morinda-lucida-benth
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Bertha Chithambo, Xavier Siwe Noundou, Rui W M Krause
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The roots, stem and leaves of Morinda lucida are used in some African countries as treatment against different types of fevers including yellow fever, malaria, trypanosomiasis and feverish conditions during child birth. AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the in vitro cell toxicity and anti-malarial activity of the extracts of stem bark of M. lucida and to identify the secondary metabolites in the extract that may be responsible for this activity...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122930/changes-in-underlying-determinants-explain-rapid-increases-in-child-linear-growth-in-alive-thrive-study-areas-between-2010-and-2014-in-bangladesh-and-vietnam
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Phuong Hong Nguyen, Derek Headey, Edward A Frongillo, Lan Mai Tran, Rahul Rawat, Marie T Ruel, Purnima Menon
BACKGROUND: Child linear growth sometimes improves in both intervention and comparison groups in evaluations of nutrition interventions, possibly because of spillover intervention effects to nonintervention areas or improvements in underlying determinants of nutritional change in both areas. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to understand what changes in underlying socioeconomic characteristics and behavioral factors are important in explaining improvements in child linear growth...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101116/journey-to-motherhood-in-the-first-year-after-child-birth
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Nahid Javadifar, Fereshteh Majlesi, Alireza Nikbakht, Saharnaz Nedjat, Ali Montazeri
Objective: Child bearing is a period of psychological challenges that must be viewed in a social context. This study reports the maternal transition from the perspective of Iranian first-time mothers in the first year after childbirth. Materials and methods: Qualitative method was chosen for explanation of mothers' individual experiences of motherhood.26 first-time mothers (aged 18-35 years old with various socio-economic status) who had delivered between 0-1 year prior to the interviews participated in the study...
September 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101112/effect-of-training-preparation-for-childbirth-on-fear-of-normal-vaginal-delivery-and-choosing-the-type-of-delivery-among-pregnant-women-in-hamadan-iran-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Farideh Kazemi, Khodayar Oshvandi, Mozhgan Jalali, Ali Esmaeili-Vardanjani, Hossein Rafiei
Objective: To examine effect of an educational program on pregnant women's fear of normal vaginal delivery. Fear of natural childbirth during pregnancy may increase the risk of caesarean section. Educational programs may be effective in reducing women fear of natural childbirth. Materials and methods: This randomized controlled trial conducted from September 2012 to January 2013 in Hamadan, Iran. One hundred fifty eligible women were randomly assigned to group "A" (Intervention group, n = 75) or group "B" (Control group, n = 75)...
September 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042661/associations-between-early-maternal-depressive-symptom-trajectories-and-toddlers-felt-security-at-18-months-are-boys-and-girls-at-differential-risk
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Marjorie Beeghly, Ty Partridge, Ed Tronick, Maria Muzik, Mahya Rahimian Mashhadi, Jordan L Boeve, Jessica L Irwin
The goal of this study was to evaluate whether there are sex differences in children's vulnerability to caregiving risk, as indexed by trajectories of maternal depressive symptoms assessed from 2 to 18 months' postpartum, and children's rated attachment security in toddlerhood, adjusting for maternal social support and demographic risk. Analyses utilized longitudinal data collected for 182 African American mother-child dyads from economically diverse backgrounds. Participants were recruited at the time of the child's birth and followed to 18 months' postpartum...
January 2017: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038432/parents-experience-of-unintended-childbearing-a-qualitative-study-of-factors-that-mitigate-or-exacerbate-effects
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Megan L Kavanaugh, Kathryn Kost, Lori Frohwirth, Isaac Maddow-Zimet, Vivian Gor
Births resulting from an unintended pregnancy affect individuals differentially, and some may experience more negative consequences than others. In this study, we sought to describe the mechanisms through which the severity of effects may be mitigated or exacerbated. We conducted in-depth interviews with 35 women and 30 men, all with a youngest child born resulting from an unintended pregnancy, in two urban sites in the United States. Respondents described both negative and positive effects of the child's birth in the areas of school; work and finances; partner relationships; personal health and outlook on life trajectories...
February 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031545/intergenerational-change-in-anthropometric-indices-of-children-and-their-predictors-in-new-delhi-birth-cohort
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Sikha Sinha, Abha Rani Aggarwal, Clive Osmond, Caroline Hd Fall, Santosh K Bhargava, Harshpal Singh Sachdev
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate intergenerational change in anthropometric indices of children and their predictors. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. PARTICIPANTS: New Delhi Birth Cohort participants (F1), born between 1969 and 1972, were followed-up for anthropometry at birth and 6-monthly intervals until 21 years. Their children (F2) below 10 years were evaluated anthropometrically. OUTCOME MEASURE: Intergenerational change (F2-F1) in height, weight and body mass index (BMI) of children in comparison to their parents at corresponding ages...
December 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027632/timely-initiation-of-breastfeeding-is-associated-with-the-practice-of-exclusive-breastfeeding-in-indonesia
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Bunga Astria Paramashanti, Hamam Hadi, I Made Alit Gunawan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Exclusive breastfeeding has been proven to be essential for optimal health, and for reducing infections and mortality in children. However, exclusive breastfeeding coverage both in Indonesia and in globalremains low. This study evaluated the relationship between the timely initiation of breastfeeding and the practice of exclusive breastfeeding in Indonesia. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This cross-sectional study used Riskesdas 2013 data. Participants were 7,667 mothers whose children were aged 6-23 months in Indonesia, and were selected based on the completeness of the variables...
December 2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007773/maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy-household-smoking-after-the-child-s-birth-and-childhood-proteinuria-at-age-3-years
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Maki Shinzawa, Shiro Tanaka, Hironobu Tokumasu, Daisuke Takada, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Motoko Yanagita, Koji Kawakami
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Smoking is a well known risk factor of proteinuria in adults; however, clinical studies in children are limited. The purpose of this study is to clarify the associations of maternal smoking during pregnancy and household smoking after the child's birth with the risk of proteinuria at age 3 years old. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We performed a population-based retrospective cohort study on 44,595 children using data on prenatal health checkups, home visit neonatal health checkups, and health checkups at 4, 9, and 18 months and 3 years of age in Kobe City, Japan...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997537/patterns-and-determinants-of-care-seeking-for-antepartum-and-intrapartum-complications-in-rural-bangladesh-results-from-a-cohort-study
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Rasheda Khanam, Andreea A Creanga, Alain K Koffi, Dipak K Mitra, Arif Mahmud, Nazma Begum, Syed Mamun Ibne Moin, Malathi Ram, Md Abdul Quaiyum, Saifuddin Ahmed, Samir K Saha, Abdullah H Baqui
BACKGROUND: The burden of maternal complications during antepartum and intrapartum periods is high and care seeking from a trained provider is low, particularly in low middle income countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Identification of barriers to access to trained care and development of strategies to address them will contribute to improvements in maternal health. Using data from a community-based cohort of pregnant women, this study identified the prevalence of antepartum and intrapartum complications and determinants of care-seeking for these complications in rural Bangladesh...
2016: PloS One
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