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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432291/birth-weight-changes-in-a-major-city-under-rapid-socioeconomic-transition-in-china
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Jian-Rong He, Wei-Dong Li, Min-Shan Lu, Yong Guo, Fan-Fan Chan, Jin-Hua Lu, Li-Fang Zhang, Song-Ying Shen, Xiao-Yan Xia, Ping Wang, Wei-Jian Mo, Kin Bong Hubert Lam, Jane E Hirst, Hui-Min Xia, Xiu Qiu
Estimates of trends in birth weight may be useful in evaluating population health. We aimed to determine whether temporal changes in birth weight have occurred amongst 2.3 million neonates born in Guangzhou, China, during 2001-2015 and investigate the socioeconomic determinants of any changes. Trends in mean birth weight and annualized changes with the associated 95% confidence intervals (CIs) in the incidence of small for gestational age (SGA) and large for gestational age (LGA), defined as birth weight <10(th) or >90(th) centile respectively for gestational age and sex, were examined using linear and Poisson regression models...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430971/association-between-native-american-owned-casinos-and-the-prevalence-of-large-for-gestational-age-births
#2
Jessica C Jones-Smith, William H Dow, Vanessa M Oddo
Background: A small number of studies have used a natural experiment approach to examine the health impacts of increased economic resources stemming from Native American-owned casinos. We build on this work by examining whether casinos are associated with obesity-related health in utero . Methods: We examined whether casino openings or expansion (as proxy for increased economic resources) are associated with a decreased likelihood of infants being born large-for-gestational-age (LGA), an important risk factor for childhood overweight/obesity...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427857/vitrified-warmed-single-embryo-transfers-may-be-associated-with-increased-maternal-complications-compared-with-fresh-single-embryo-transfers
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Tal Shavit, Galia Oron, Son Weon-Young, Hananel Holzer, Togas Tulandi
Cryopreservation of embryos allows single-embryo transfer and storage of supernumerary embryos, maximizing cumulative pregnancy rates. The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to compare pregnancy outcome in singletons born after fresh or vitrified-warmed single blastocyst transfer (SBT). Singleton live births resulting from SBT of fresh or vitrified-warmed embryos were compared. Primary outcomes were perinatal outcomes including small for gestational age (SGA), low birthweight, preterm deliveries (PTD), large for gestational age (LGA) and congenital malformations...
April 6, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425156/universal-versus-selective-ultrasonography-to-screen-for-large-for-gestational-age-infants-and-associated-morbidity
#4
Ulla Sovio, Alexandros A Moraitis, Hilary S Wong, Gordon C S Smith
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic effectiveness of selective versus universal ultrasonography as a screening test for large for gestational age (LGA) infants, and to determine whether previously described ultrasonic markers of excessive fetal growth could identify which suspected LGA fetuses were at increased risk of neonatal morbidity. METHODS: We analysed data from a prospective cohort study of nulliparous women, the Pregnancy Outcome Prediction study. All women had clinically indicated scans as per routine care...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424255/analysis-of-milk-from-mothers-who-delivered-prematurely-reveals-few-changes-in-proteases-and-protease-inhibitors-across-gestational-age-at-birth-and-infant-postnatal-age
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Veronique Demers-Mathieu, Søren Drud Nielsen, Mark A Underwood, Robyn Borghese, David C Dallas
Background: Peptidomics research has demonstrated that protease activity is higher in breast milk from preterm-delivering mothers than from term-delivering mothers. However, to our knowledge, the effect of the degree of prematurity and postnatal age on proteases and protease inhibitors in human milk remains unknown.Objective: We aimed to determine the change of proteases and protease inhibitors in milk from mothers who delivered prematurely across gestational age (GA) and postnatal age.Methods: Milk samples were collected from 18 mothers aged 26-40 y who delivered preterm infants and who lacked mastitis...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421604/comparison-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-based-on-the-new-iadpsg-2010-gestational-diabetes-criteria-and-maternal-body-mass-index
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Shan Jiang, David Chipps, Wah N Cheung, Max Mongelli
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes (GDM) have been controversial following the International Association for Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) 2010 recommendations to lower the diagnostic fasting blood sugar level threshold. AIM: To assess the pregnancy-related outcomes of women according to the different diagnostic criteria for GDM adjusting for body mass index categories. METHOD: A retrospective observational cohort study was conducted on 4081 pregnant women with positive 50 g glucose challenge test but without pre-gestational diabetes...
April 19, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419081/prepubertal-children-born-large-for-gestational-age-have-lower-serum-dheas-concentrations-than-those-with-a-lower-birth-weight
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Henrikki Nordman, Raimo Voutilainen, Leena Antikainen, Jarmo Jääskeläinen
BACKGROUND: Children born small for gestational age (SGA) have higher serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) concentrations than children born appropriate for gestational age (AGA). The overall metabolic risk associated with birth weight is U-shaped, but it is not known if children born large for gestational age (LGA) have elevated serum DHEAS levels. METHODS: A cohort of 49 LGA, 56 AGA, and 23 SGA children were studied at 5-8 years of age. Anthropometric data at birth, at the age of two years, and at examination were recorded...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406133/knowledge-and-awareness-of-breast-cancer-among-rural-women-in-umuowa-orlu-local-government-area-imo-state-south-east-nigeria
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A Nwaneri, E O Osuala, P U Okpala, A C Emesowum, P Iheanacho
BACKGROUND: Many women with breast cancer present at the health institutions with advanced multiple nodal involvements have poor prognostic outcome. Knowledge and awareness of breast cancer may promote health-seeking behavior, thus early diagnosis and increased survival rate of breast cancer cases. The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and awareness of women on breast self-examination (BSE) in Umuowa, which would guide future intervention program on breast cancer prevention and control in the community...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400574/maternal-lipids-and-leptin-concentrations-are-associated-with-large-for-gestational-age-births-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Dayana Rodrigues Farias, Lucilla Poston, Ana Beatriz Franco-Sena, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Thatiana Pinto, Lívia Costa de Oliveira, Gilberto Kac
The change in maternal lipid, leptin and adiponectin concentrations during pregnancy and infant birth weight (BW) is still poorly characterized. Thus, the aim of the study was to evaluate the association of maternal lipids, leptin and adiponectin throughout pregnancy with large-for-gestational-age (LGA) births and BW z-score. A prospective cohort of 199 mothers was followed during pregnancy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statistical analyses comprised multiple logistic and linear regression. Women delivered 36 LGA and 11 small-for-gestational-age newborns...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399882/liver-necrosis-shortly-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-with-resection-of-the-replaced-left-hepatic-artery
#10
Michihiro Yamamoto, Masazumi Zaima, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Junichiro Kawamura, Masahiro Yamada, Tekefumi Yazawa, Junya Kawasoe
BACKGROUND: Surgeons, in general, underestimate the replaced left hepatic artery (rLHA) that arises from the left gastric artery (LGA), compared with the replaced right hepatic artery (rRHA), especially in standard gastric cancer surgery. During pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), preservation of the rRHA arising from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is widely accepted to prevent critical postoperative complications, such as liver necrosis, bile duct ischemia, and biliary anastomotic leakage...
April 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381288/maternal-urinary-phthalates-and-sex-specific-placental-mrna-levels-in-an-urban-birth-cohort
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Jennifer J Adibi, Jessie P Buckley, Myoung Keun Lee, Paige L Williams, Allan C Just, Yaqi Zhao, Hari K Bhat, Robin M Whyatt
BACKGROUND: Prenatal urinary concentrations of phthalates in women participants in an urban birth cohort were associated with outcomes in their children related to neurodevelopment, autoimmune disease risk, and fat mass at 3,5,7, and 8 years of life. Placental biomarkers and outcomes at birth may offer biologic insight into these associations. This is the first study to address these associations with candidate genes from the phthalate and placenta literature, accounting for sex differences, and using absolute quantitation methods for mRNA levels...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372550/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-results-from-a-descriptive-study-of-pregnant-women-in-udi-local-government-area-of-enugu-state-nigeria
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Jane-Lovena Onyiapat, Chinyelu Okafor, Ijeoma Okoronkwo, Agnes Anarado, Ekene Chukwukelu, Ada Nwaneri, Pat Okpala
BACKGROUND: The use of CAM by pregnant women is very popular in developed countries. The trend is increasing globally and lack of evidence of safety particularly when used during pregnancy may lead to complications. Pregnancy is a vulnerable period especially during the first trimester. There is scarcity of empirical evidence on CAM use particularly among women in Udi LGA of Enugu State and South East Nigeria. Moreover, studies carried out in Nigeria have been limited to herbal medicine use, which is one aspect of CAM...
April 4, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368774/pregnancy-outcomes-following-ulipristal-acetate-emergency-contraception-failure-a-report-of-five-cases
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Zeynep Ozturk, Emine Akgul
INTRODUCTION: The emergency contraceptive ulipristal acetate (UPA) 30 mg is increasingly used by women, but there is no published data on UPA exposure in pregnancy. CASE REPORT: Here we describe five cases of unintended pregnancies following the use of UPA for emergency contraception. Of five pregnant women exposed to UPA, one decided to terminate the pregnancy for personal reasons. Two of them experienced premature rupture of membranes and the babies were born large for gestational age (LGA)...
April 3, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359096/early-maternal-thyroid-function-during-gestation-is-associated-with-fetal-growth-particularly-in-male-newborns
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Tanja G M Vrijkotte, E Jessica Hrudey, Marcel B Twickler
Background: Intrauterine growth patterns are influenced by maternal thyroid function during gestation and by fetal sex. It is unknown, however, whether the relationships between maternal thyrotropin (TSH) and free thyroxine (fT4) levels in early pregnancy and fetal growth outcomes are modified by fetal sex. Design: Data were obtained from a community-based cohort study of pregnant women living in Amsterdam (Amsterdam Born Children and Their Development study). TSH and fT4 levels were determined during the first prenatal screening at median 13 weeks (interquartile range, 12 to 14)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353569/case-report-and-systematic-literature-review-of-a-novel-etiology-of-sinistral-portal-hypertension-presenting-with-ugi-bleeding-left-gastric-artery-pseudoaneurysm-compressing-the-splenic-vein-treated-by-embolization-of-the-pseudoaneurysm
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Seifeldin Hakim, Jared Bortman, Molly Orosey, Mitchell S Cappell
INTRODUCTION: A novel case is reported of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding from sinistral portal hypertension, caused by a left gastric artery (LGA) pseudoaneurysm (PA) compressing the splenic vein (SV) that was successfully treated with PA embolization. CASE REPORT: A 41-year-old man with previous medical history of recurrent, alcoholic pancreatitis presented with several episodes of hematemesis and abdominal pain for 48 hours. Physical examination revealed a soft abdomen, with no abdominal bruit, no pulsatile abdominal mass, and no stigmata of chronic liver disease...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351089/leptin-and-its-receptors-in-human-placenta-of-small-adequate-and-large-for-gestational-age-newborns
#16
Maria-Luisa Lazo-de-la-Vega-Monroy, Martha I González-Domínguez, Silvio Zaina, Myrna Sabanero, Leonel Daza-Benítez, Juan Manuel Malacara, Gloria Barbosa-Sabanero
Alterations in birth weight impact postnatal outcome and adult metabolic health. Therefore, fetal growth regulation is crucial for preventing chronic metabolic diseases. Leptin has been suggested to play an important role in placental and fetal growth, albeit its specific mechanisms of action have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was to analyze leptin concentrations in placenta, cord blood, and maternal blood of SGA, AGA, and LGA (small, adequate and large for gestational age, respectively) newborns, as well as placental leptin receptor (LEPRa and LEPRb) protein expression...
March 28, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344984/advance-directive-in-end-of-life-decision-making-among-the-yoruba-of-south-western-nigeria
#17
Ayodele Samuel Jegede, Olufunke Olufunsho Adegoke
End-of-life decision making is value-laden within the context of culture and bioethics. Also, ethics committee role is difficult to understand on this, thus need for ethnomethodological perspective in an expanding bioethical age. Anthropological approach was utilized to document Yoruba definition and perspective of death, cultural beliefs about end-of-life decision making, factors influencing it and ethics committee role. Interviews were conducted among selected Yoruba resident in Akinyele LGA, Oyo State, Nigeria...
November 2016: BEOnline: Journal of the West African Bioethics Training Program
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341197/label-free-quantitative-proteomics-unravels-the-importance-of-rna-processing-in-glioma-malignancy
#18
Baibin Bi, Feng Li, Jisheng Guo, Cuiling Li, Ruirui Jing, Xin Lv, Xinjun Chen, Fengqin Wang, Kazem M Azadzoi, Lin Wang, Yuguang Liu, Jing-Hua Yang
Glioma, one of the most common cancers in human, is classified to different grades according to the degrees of malignancy. Glioblastoma (GBM) is known to be the most malignant (Grade IV) whereas low-grade astrocytoma (LGA, Grade II) is relatively benign. The mechanism underlying the pathogenesis and progression of glioma malignancy remains unclear. Here we report a quantitative proteomic study to elucidate the differences between GBM and LGA using liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry followed by label-free quantification...
March 21, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337896/maternal-obesity-and-perinatal-oxidative-stress-the-strength-of-the-association
#19
S Negro, T Boutsikou, D D Briana, M L Tataranno, M Longini, F Proietti, F Bazzini, C Dani, A Malamitsi-Puchner, G Buonocore, S Perrone
Maternal obesity is a chronic inflammatory state, which has been shown to induce increased levels of free fatty acids, reactive oxygen species and inflammatory cells. Recent evidence reveals increased levels of lipid peroxidation products in the plasma of obese women during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that maternal overweight or obesity is associated with increased oxidative stress (OS) in offspring. Two hundred and forty-five pregnant women and their newborns were prospectively enrolled...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332212/accuracy-of-sonographic-fetal-weight-estimation-prior-to-delivery-in-a-chinese-han-population
#20
Yao Shen, WeiXiu Zhao, JianHua Lin, FangSun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sonographic-estimated fetal weights (EFW) calculated with the Hadlock formula and with the Woo formula in a group of Chinese pregnant women. METHODS: We prospectively recruited term pregnancies for sonographic biometric examination. EFWs were calculated according to two formulas and compared with the corresponding birth weight (BW). We also assessed the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of EFW for the diagnosis of small-for-gestational age (SGA) and large-for-gestational age (LGA) neonates...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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