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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441821/-assessment-of-undiagnosed-critical-congenital-heart-disease-before-discharge-from-the-maternity-hospital
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Q M Zhao, F Liu, L Wu, M Ye, B Jia, X J Ma, G Y Huang
Objective: Undiagnosed critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) was assessed before discharge from maternity hospital.Basic information was provided for screening CCHD in the early neonatal stage.Chi-squared test was used for comparison of categorical variables(detection rate of different types of CCHD). Method: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in neonates with CCHD who were admitted to Children's Hospital of Fudan University between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2015. For comparing with the previously reported undiagnosed rate of CCHD at discharge, CCHD was defined as all duct dependent congenital heart disease (DDCHD) and any cyanotic CHD that required early surgery...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441100/women-s-health-as-an-ideological-and-political-issue-restricting-the-right-to-abortion-access-to-in-vitro-fertilization-procedures-and-prenatal-testing-in-poland
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Piotr Żuk, Paweł Żuk
The authors describe the problems of women in Poland, who have limited access to abortion, in vitro fertilization procedures and prenatal tests. The current situation stems from ideological pressure which affects women's health issues. This is part of a broader syndrome of the conservative approach to women's health in Eastern Europe, as well as the factor that strengthens the extreme right in Europe. As women's sexual health is demonized, women less often undergo preventive examinations. Making the debate about health more rational requires radical socio-cultural changes in this part of the world...
April 25, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440418/two-novel-mutations-in-ercc6-cause-cockayne-syndrome-b-in-a-chinese-family
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Chunxia He, Mao Sun, Guoxia Wang, Ying Yang, Libo Yao, Yuanming Wu
Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized principally by progressive growth failure, neurologic abnormality and premature aging. Mutations of excision repair cross‑complementation group 6 (ERCC6) and ERCC8 are predominantly responsible for CS, of which mutation of ERCC6 accounts for approximately two thirds of cases. The current report describes two siblings with severe neurologic abnormality and premature aging. Whole exome sequencing identified two novel mutations in ERCC6 that had not been previously reported...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437855/mild-fetal-cerebral-ventriculomegaly-prevalence-characteristics-and-utility-of-ancillary-testing-in-cases-presenting-to-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Alison J Mehlhorn, Cara E Morin, Jade J Wong-You-Cheong, Stephen A Contag
OBJECTIVE: Ventriculomegaly is the most common fetal brain anomaly identified during prenatal anatomy ultrasound. The aim of our study was to characterize cases of mild ventriculomegaly and investigate the utility of ancillary tests. METHOD: We reviewed 121 cases of mild ventriculomegaly, defined as lateral ventricle diameter of 10-15 mm. Characteristics of the ventricular dilation as well as each pregnancy were investigated. Ancillary tests performed included follow-up MRI, chromosomal abnormality testing, and maternal serologic infection screening...
April 24, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434870/maternal-socioeconomic-disadvantage-is-associated-with-transcriptional-indications-of-greater-immune-activation-and-slower-tissue-maturation-in-placental-biopsies-and-newborn-cord-blood
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Gregory E Miller, Ann E Borders, Amy H Crockett, Kharah M Ross, Sameen Qadir, Lauren Keenan-Devlin, Adam K Leigh, Paula Ham, Jeffrey Ma, Jesusa M G Arevalo, Linda M Ernst, Steve W Cole
Children from economically disadvantaged families experience worse cognitive, psychiatric, and medical outcomes compared to more affluent youth. Preclinical models suggest some of the adverse influence of disadvantage could be transmitted during gestation via maternal immune activation, but this hypothesis has not been tested in humans. It also remains unclear whether prenatal interventions can mitigate such effects. To fill these gaps, we conducted two studies. Study 1 characterized the socioeconomic conditions of 79 women during pregnancy...
April 20, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433574/serodiagnosis-of-toxoplasmosis-the-effect-of-measurement-of-igg-avidity-in-pregnant-women-in-rabat-in-morocco
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Majda Laboudi, Abderrahim Sadak
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women during the early first trimester of pregnancy is very important for preventing congenital infection of the fetus; it will not only prevent the risk of transmitting the infection to the fetus but it will also enable to give these women a preventive treatment. In this study, the avidity test was performed on pregnant women during their first prenatal visit at the National Institute of Hygiene in Rabat, Morocco. FINDINGS: One hundred and twenty-eight sera samples were collected from 128 pregnant women between august 2015 and June 2016; these women were chosen retrospectively and were in their first 4 months of pregnancy...
April 19, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433421/strain-specific-programming-of-prenatal-ethanol-exposure-across-generations
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Daniel O Popoola, Michael E Nizhnikov, Nicole M Cameron
Behavioral consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) can be transmitted from in utero-exposed F1 generation to their F2 offspring. This type of transmission is modulated by genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. This study investigated the intergenerational consequences of prenatal exposure to a low ethanol dose (1 g/kg) during gestational days 17-20, on ethanol-induced hypnosis in adolescent male F1 and F2 generations, in two strains of rats. Adolescent Long-Evans and Sprague-Dawley male rats were tested for sensitivity to ethanol-induced hypnosis at a 3...
January 4, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432536/erratum-to-a-qualitative-study-to-explore-the-views-and-attitudes-towards-prenatal-testing-in-adults-who-have-muenke-syndrome-and-their-partners
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Julie Phipps, Heather Skirton
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April 21, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431037/gestational-diabetes-alters-functions-in-offspring-s-umbilical-cord-cells-with-implications-for-cardiovascular-health
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Ajith Isaac Amrithraj, Anjaneyulu Kodali, Linh Nguyen, Adrian Kee Keong Teo, Cheng Wei Chang, Neerja Karnani, Kai Lyn Ng, Peter D Gluckman, Yap Seng Chong, Walter Stünkel
As non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus have their roots in prenatal development and conditions such as maternal gestational diabetes (GDM), we aimed to test this hypothesis in primary cells derived from the offspring of GDM mothers compared to control subjects. We have assessed primary umbilical cord derived cells such as human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and Wharton's jelly derived mesenchymal stem cells (WJMSCs) from both, the offspring of GDM and non-GDM mothers. We have compared the primary isolates in cell based assays measuring proliferation, mitochondrial oxygen consumption, and the ability to support blood vessel growth...
April 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429901/development-of-the-revised-japanese-maternal-breastfeeding-evaluation-scale-short-version
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Hiroko Hongo, Joseph Green, Keiko Nanishi, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Japanese Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (JMBFES) was developed in 2013 based on the original Maternal Breastfeeding Evaluation Scale (MBFES). Mothers' abilities to incorporate breastfeeding into their daily life may influence their decision to continue or discontinue to breastfeed, but that version of the JMBFES had no questions to measure this important aspect of breastfeeding. Therefore, we sought to improve the JMBFES by incorporating questions measuring "lifestyle compatibility-incompatibility," and we conducted psychometric testing of the improved version...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427955/preventing-alcohol-and-tobacco-exposed-pregnancies-choices-plus-in-primary-care
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Mary M Velasquez, Kirk L von Sternberg, R Louise Floyd, Danielle Parrish, Alicia Kowalchuk, Nanette S Stephens, Britta Ostermeyer, Charles Green, J Paul Seale, Patricia Dolan Mullen
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol and tobacco use are common among U.S. women, yet if used during pregnancy these substances present significant preventable risks to prenatal and perinatal health. Because use of alcohol and tobacco often continue into the first trimester and beyond, especially among women with unintended pregnancies, effective evidence-based approaches are needed to decrease these risk behaviors. This study was designed to test the efficacy of CHOICES Plus, a preconception intervention for reducing the risk of alcohol- and tobacco-exposed pregnancies (AEPs and TEPs)...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427374/prenatal-determinants-of-physical-activity-and-cardiorespiratory-fitness-in-adolescence-northern-finland-birth-cohort-1986-study
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Marjaana Tikanmäki, Tuija Tammelin, Marja Vääräsmäki, Marika Sipola-Leppänen, Satu Miettola, Anneli Pouta, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Eero Kajantie
BACKGROUND: Lower levels of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness are key risk factors of chronic adult diseases. Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness are predicted by birth weight, but the underlying parental and pregnancy-related factors remain largely unknown. We examined how prenatal determinants are associated with physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in adolescence. METHODS: Of the 16-year-old members of the population-based Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 (NFBC 1986), 6682 singletons with no major physical disability reported their amount of physical activity outside school hours, and 4706 completed a submaximal cycle ergometer test assessing cardiorespiratory fitness...
April 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426647/association-of-prenatal-urinary-phthalate-metabolite-concentrations-and-childhood-bmi-and-obesity
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Kim G Harley, Kimberly Berger, Stephen Rauch, Katherine Kogut, Birgit Claus Henn, Antonia M Calafat, Karen Huen, Brenda Eskenazi, Nina Holland
BACKGROUND: Although experiments in animals suggest phthalates may have obesogenic effects, studies of prenatal exposure in children show inconsistent results. METHODS: We measured urinary concentrations of 11 phthalate metabolites collected twice during pregnancy from mothers in the Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) cohort study (N=345). Height, weight, waist circumference, and percent body fat were assessed in their children between 5 and 12 years of age...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424010/olfactory-development-part-1-function-from-fetal-perception-to-adult-wine-tasting
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Harvey B Sarnat, Laura Flores-Sarnat, Xing-Chang Wei
Discrimination of odorous molecules in amniotic fluid occur after 30 weeks' gestation; fetuses exhibit differential responses to maternal diet. Olfactory reflexes enable reliable neonatal testing. Olfactory bulbs can be demonstrated reliably by MRI after 30 weeks' gestation, and their hypoplasia or aplasia also documented by late prenatal and postnatal MRI. Olfactory axons project from nasal epithelium to telencephalon before olfactory bulbs form. Fetal olfactory maturation remains incomplete at term for neuronal differentiation, synaptogenesis, myelination, and persistence of the transitory fetal ventricular recess...
May 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423190/the-clinical-utility-of-genome-wide-non-invasive-prenatal-screening
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Francesco Fiorentino, Sara Bono, Francesca Pizzuti, Sara Duca, Arianna Polverari, Monica Faieta, Marina Baldi, Laura Diano, Francesca Spinella
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we expanded conventional cell-free fetal DNA(cfDNA)-based non-invasive prenatal testing(NIPT) to cover the entire genome. We aimed to compare the performance of the two test in a large general population of pregnant women, in order to assess the clinical utility of the genome-wide screening. METHOD: Genome-wide cfDNA analysis was offered to 12.114 pregnant women undergoing NIPT for common fetal aneuploidy. Sequencing data were analyzed using an algorithm optimized to identify aneuploidies and subchromosomal aberrations...
April 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421614/a-first-look-at-the-effects-of-long-inter-pregnancy-interval-and-advanced-maternal-age-on-perinatal-outcomes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Chunxiang Qin, Chunmei Mi, Aibin Xia, Wei-Ti Chen, Chunxia Chen, Ying Li, Yao Li, Wenhui Bai, Siyuan Tang
BACKGROUND: After China's One-child Policy was replaced with the Two-child Policy in 2013, the rate of second pregnancies with a longer inter-pregnancy interval (IPI) has suddenly increased in that country; however, the effect of long IPIs (≥49 months) on perinatal outcomes remains unreported. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study in China from July 2015 through June 2016. We used univariate and multivariate logistic regression models to test the associations among IPI, maternal age, and perinatal outcome (preterm delivery, term low birthweight, and small-for-gestational age)...
April 19, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420901/discrepancy-between-non-invasive-prenatal-genetic-testing-nipt-and-amniotic-chromosomal-test-due-to-placental-mosaicism-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kei Hayata, Yuji Hiramatsu, Hisashi Masuyama, Eriko Eto, Takashi Mitsui, Shoko Tamada
We experienced a case of advanced maternal age in which a fetus was found to be positive for trisomy 18 at re-examination following indeterminate non-invasive prenatal genetic testing (NIPT), the amniotic fluid chromosomal test revealed a normal karyotype, and confined placental mosaicism (CPM) was observed in an SNP microarray analysis of the placenta. The child was born with no defects or complications. In the present case, the result of the original NIPT at week 15 of pregnancy was indeterminate and the subsequent re-examination result was positive; since the definitive normal diagnosis was not reported until the latter half of week 21, the pregnant patient was subjected to psychological stress for a long period of time...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420558/maternal-medical-complexity-impact-on-prenatal-health-care-spending-among-women-at-low-risk-for-cesarean-section
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Shayna D Cunningham, Carolina Herrera, Ifeyinwa E Udo, Katy B Kozhimannil, Eric Barrette, Urania Magriples, Jeannette R Ickovics
BACKGROUND: Obstetric procedures are among the most expensive health care services, yet relatively little is known about health care spending among pregnant women, particularly the commercially-insured. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the association between maternal medical complexity, as a result of having one or more comorbid conditions, and health care spending during the prenatal period among a national sample of 95,663 commercially-insured women at low risk for cesarean delivery...
April 15, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420307/adapting-the-revised-prenatal-coping-inventory-nupci-for-use-in-a-spanish-population
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L Lorén-Guerrero, A Gascón-Catalán, M A Romero-Cardiel
OBJECTIVE: To adapt the Revised Prenatal Coping Inventory (NuPCI) for the evaluation of prenatal stress coping strategies utilised by Spanish women. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed to evaluate the psychometric properties of NuPCI adapted for a Spanish population. Two hundred and sixty one puerperium women completed the NuPCI at the time of discharge after childbirth. Instrument construct validity was evaluated using subscale item correlations. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's α test...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419568/the-influence-of-noninvasive-prenatal-testing-on-gestational-age-at-time-of-abortion-for-aneuploidy
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Sarah C Lassey, Emily S Reiff, Lori Dobson, Bryann Bromley, Louise Wilkins-Haug, Deborah Bartz, Sarah E Little
OBJECTIVE: To compare the gestational age at termination for trisomy 13, 18, or 21 (aneuploidy) before and after the introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). METHODS: A retrospective cohort of women undergoing termination for aneuploidy at two academic institutions and one private clinic. We compared two time periods: before and after the introduction of NIPT (2006-2011 and 2012-2014, respectively). Maternal demographics and clinical characteristics were abstracted from the medical record...
April 17, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
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