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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738530/prenatal-low-level-phenol-exposures-and-birth-outcomes-in-china
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Guodong Ding, Caifeng Wang, Angela Vinturache, Shasha Zhao, Rui Pan, Wenchao Han, Limei Chen, Weiye Wang, Tao Yuan, Yu Gao, Ying Tian
Phenolic compounds are among the endocrine disruptors which are widely used in daily life products. Studies in laboratory animals showed reproductive and developmental effects. In spite of widespread exposure to phenols, only few studies examined their effects on human development. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between antenatal phenol exposure and birth outcomes in a Chinese obstetric population. Four hundred ninety-six mother-infant pairs recruited from the Laizhou Wan prospective birth cohort in northern China between 2010 and 2013 were included in the study...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738300/paternal-and-maternal-preconception-urinary-phthalate-metabolite-concentrations-and-child-behavior
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Carmen Messerlian, David Bellinger, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Megan E Romano, Jennifer B Ford, Paige L Williams, Antonia M Calafat, Russ Hauser, Joseph M Braun
BACKGROUND: Prenatal phthalate exposure has been associated with behavioral problems and lower performance on measures of cognitive ability in children. However, the potential effect of phthalate exposure during the sensitive preconception period is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the association of maternal and paternal preconception urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations with child behavior and evaluate potential modification by child sex. METHODS: We used data from 166 children (111 singletons, 26 pairs of twins, and 1 set of triplets) born to 134 mothers and 100 fathers participating in a prospective preconception cohort study of subfertile couples from the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738263/prenatal-exposure-to-pm2-5-and-birth-weight-a-pooled-analysis-from-three-north-american-longitudinal-pregnancy-cohort-studies
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Maria José Rosa, Ashley Pajak, Allan C Just, Perry E Sheffield, Itai Kloog, Joel Schwartz, Brent Coull, Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Andrea A Baccarelli, Kathi Huddleston, John E Niederhuber, Martha María Téllez Rojo, Robert O Wright, Chris Gennings, Rosalind J Wright
A common practice when analyzing multi-site epidemiological data is to include a term for 'site' to account for unmeasured effects at each location. This practice should be carefully considered when site can have complex relationships with important demographic and exposure variables. We leverage data from three longitudinal North American pregnancy cohorts to demonstrate a novel method to assess study heterogeneity and potential combinability of studies for pooled analyses in order to better understand how to consider site in analyses...
July 21, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738090/maternal-25-oh-d-concentrations-%C3%A2-40-ng-ml-associated-with-60-lower-preterm-birth-risk-among-general-obstetrical-patients-at-an-urban-medical-center
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Sharon L McDonnell, Keith A Baggerly, Carole A Baggerly, Jennifer L Aliano, Christine B French, Leo L Baggerly, Myla D Ebeling, Charles S Rittenberg, Christopher G Goodier, Julio F Mateus Niño, Rebecca J Wineland, Roger B Newman, Bruce W Hollis, Carol L Wagner
BACKGROUND: Given the high rate of preterm birth (PTB) nationwide and data from RCTs demonstrating risk reduction with vitamin D supplementation, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) implemented a new standard of care for pregnant women to receive vitamin D testing and supplementation. OBJECTIVES: To determine if the reported inverse relationship between maternal 25(OH)D and PTB risk could be replicated at MUSC, an urban medical center treating a large, diverse population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737875/-intestinal-cystic-duplication-case-report
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Ana Herranz Barbero, Jordi Prat Ortells, M Elena Muñoz Fernández, Montserrat Castañón García-Alix, Josep Figueras Aloy
Intestinal cystic duplications are rare congenital anomalies, with an estimated incidence of approximately 1:4500 autopsies. The etiopathogenesis is uncertain. These duplications are cystic, tubular or diverticular structures lined with gastrointestinal mucosa. They share a common smooth muscle wall with the gastrointestinal tract but usually their lumens do not communicate with each other. Gastric duplication cysts represent 7-9% of the gastrointestinal tract duplication. They can be diagnosed prenatally by fetal ultrasound; magnetic resonance imaging characterizes the cyst and excludes other malformations...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737682/cadmium-handling-toxicity-and-molecular-targets-involved-during-pregnancy-lessons-from-experimental-models
#6
REVIEW
Tania Jacobo-Estrada, Mitzi Santoyo-Sánchez, Frank Thévenod, Olivier Barbier
Even decades after the discovery of Cadmium (Cd) toxicity, research on this heavy metal is still a hot topic in scientific literature: as we wrote this review, more than 1440 scientific articles had been published and listed by the PubMed.gov website during 2017. Cadmium is one of the most common and harmful heavy metals present in our environment. Since pregnancy is a very particular physiological condition that could impact and modify essential pathways involved in the handling of Cd, the prenatal life is a critical stage for exposure to this non-essential element...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737667/prenatal-vitamin-d-intake-cord-blood-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-offspring-body-composition-the-healthy-start-study
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Katherine A Sauder, Hallie J Koeppen, Allison L B Shapiro, Kathryn E Kalata, Alexandra V Stamatoiu, Brandy M Ringham, Deborah H Glueck, Jill M Norris, Dana Dabelea
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy may be associated with increased offspring adiposity, but evidence from human studies is inconclusive. We examined associations between prenatal vitamin D intake, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in cord blood, and offspring size and body composition at birth and 5 months. Participants included 605 mother-offspring dyads from the Healthy Start study, an ongoing, pre-birth prospective cohort study in Denver, Colorado, USA. Prenatal vitamin D intake was assessed with diet recalls and questionnaires, and offspring body composition was measured via air displacement plethysmography at birth and 5 months...
July 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737438/prenatal-exposure-to-angiotensin-ii-increases-blood-pressure-and-decreases-salt-sensitivity-in-rats
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Pavel Svitok, Tomas Senko, Zuzana Panakova, Lucia Olexova, Lucia Krskova, Monika Okuliarova, Michal Zeman
Renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) plays an essential role in the homeostatic control of arterial blood pressure, perfusion of tissues, and control of extracellular fluid. Its components are highly expressed in the developing kidney, general vasculature, brain, and heart. A modified intrauterine environment alters mechanisms controlling blood pressure (BP) and can lead to hypertension in the adult offspring and developmentally programmed RAAS can be involved in this process. There are very little data about the effects of increased angiotensin II (Ang II) concentrations during pregnancy on in utero development of the fetus...
July 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737293/reduced-prenatal-weight-gain-and-or-augmented-postnatal-weight-gain-precedes-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-adolescent-girls
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Francis de Zegher, Thomas Reinehr, Rita Malpique, Feyza Darendeliler, Abel López-Bermejo, Lourdes Ibáñez
OBJECTIVE: Hepato-visceral fat excess is a feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Risk factors for such excess include low prenatal weight gain and high postnatal weight gain. This study examined whether adolescent PCOS was preceded by a relatively low birth weight and/or a relatively high BMI at diagnosis. METHODS: Study participants included 467 girls with PCOS (298 without obesity and 169 with obesity), diagnosed, respectively, in Spain and Germany; 87 healthy girls were controls...
July 24, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737191/-stress-in-parents-of-hospitalized-newborns-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#10
Elisa Palma I, Fernanda Von Wussow K, Ignacia Morales B, Javier Cifuentes R, Sergio Ambiado T
The birth of a child that requires hospitalization in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be very stressful for parents. OBJECTIVE: To determine the stress level of parents of newborns (NB) hospitalized in a level III NICU in Santiago, and its association with clinical and sociodemographic variables. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Descriptive cross-sectional study. 373 admissions were evaluated. The sampling was non-probabilistic and included parents of RN admitted to the UPCN between 7 and 21 days of hospitalization...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736871/inequitable-health-service-use-in-a-canadian-paediatric-population-a-cross-sectional-study-of-individual-and-contextual-level-factors
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C Holtz, J Gilliland, A Thind, P Wilk, M K Campbell
BACKGROUND: Health service use may be influenced by multilevel predisposing, enabling, and need factors but is equitable when driven by need. The study's objectives were as follows: (a) to investigate residential context's effect on child health service use and (b) to examine inequity of child health service use by testing for effect measure modification of need factors. METHODS: The sample of 1,451 children was from a prenatal cohort recruited from London, Ontario, between 2002 and 2004, with follow-up until children were toddler/preschooler-aged...
July 23, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736420/better-parenting-through-biomedical-modification-a-case-for-pluralism-deference-and-charity
#12
David Wasserman
In this paper, I will argue that the moral assessment of the prenatal selection and postnatal modification biotechnologies requires a nuanced approach, which pays close attention to the variety of sometimes conflicting parental roles and reasons involved in decisions for and against their use. I will focus on several related but distinct reasons that parents have, or give, for modifying existing children or selecting future children. Many of these reasons are expressed in terms of more effective parenting. Because there is a plurality of legitimate parental goals, I will conclude that assessing parental interventions requires us to adjudicate conflicts or tradeoffs among those goals...
2017: Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736150/prenatal-environmental-chemical-exposures-and-longitudinal-patterns-of-child-neurobehavior
#13
Joseph M Braun, Kimberly Yolton, Shaina L Stacy, Bahar Erar, George D Papandonatos, David C Bellinger, Bruce P Lanphear, Aimin Chen
BACKGROUND: Prenatal chemical exposures may adversely affect neurodevelopment, but few studies have examined the persistence of these associations. We examined whether associations between prenatal bisphenol A (BPA) or polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposures persist or resolve as children age. METHODS: We followed 346 mother-child pairs (enrolled 2003-2006) from Cincinnati, OH from pregnancy until children were 8 years old. We measured BPA in urine collected at 16 and 26 weeks gestation and PBDE-47 in serum collected at 16 weeks gestation...
July 20, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735870/evaluation-of-the-fetal-cerebellum-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#14
R Llorens Salvador, A Viegas Sainz, A Montoya Filardi, G Montoliu Fornas, F Menor Serrano
Obstetric protocols dictate that the fetal cerebellum should always be assessed during sonograms during pregnancy. For various reasons, including technical limitations or inconclusive sonographic findings, suspicion of cerebellar abnormalities is one of the most common indications for prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Although sonography is the imaging technique of choice to assess the cerebellum, MRI shows the anatomy of the posterior fossa and abnormalities in the development of the fetal cerebellum in greater detail and thus enables a more accurate prenatal diagnosis...
July 20, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735562/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-knowledge-and-practices-in-the-management-of-congenital-syphilis-by-pediatricians-in-public-maternity-hospitals-in-brazil
#15
Raquel Rodrigues Dos Santos, Roberta Pereira Niquini, Francisco Inácio Bastos, Rosa Maria Soares Madeira Domingues
The study aimed to assess conformity with Brazil's standard protocol for diagnostic and therapeutic practices in the management of congenital syphilis by pediatricians in public maternity hospitals. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 with 41 pediatricians working in all the public maternity hospitals in Teresina, the capital of Piauí State, Northeast Brazil, through self-completed questionnaires. The study assessed the conformity of knowledge and practices according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health protocols...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735496/low-level-prenatal-toxin-exposures-and-breastfeeding-duration-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Casey B Rosen-Carole, Peggy Auinger, Cynthia R Howard, Elizabeth A Brownell, Bruce P Lanphear
Introduction Maternal exposure to tobacco smoke is associated with shortened breastfeeding duration, but few studies have examined the effects on breastfeeding outcomes of low level exposures to other toxic chemicals. Moreover, it is unclear if passive smoking is associated with duration of breastfeeding. Our objective was therefore to examine the effect of low-level prenatal exposures to common environmental toxins (tobacco smoke, lead, and phthalates) on breastfeeding exclusivity and duration. Methods We conducted an analysis of data from the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study...
July 22, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735226/perinatal-fluoxetine-effects-on-social-play-the-hpa-system-and-hippocampal-plasticity-in-pre-adolescent-male-and-female-rats-interactions-with-pre-gestational-maternal-stress
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Mary Gemmel, Mariah Hazlett, Eszter Bögi, Sonsoles De Lacalle, Lesley A Hill, Nikolaos Kokras, Geoffrey L Hammond, Christina Dalla, Thierry D Charlier, Jodi L Pawluski
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor medications (SSRIs) are the first lines of treatment for maternal affective disorders, and are prescribed to up to 10% of pregnant women. Concern has been raised about how perinatal exposure to these medications affect offspring neurobehavioral outcomes, particularly those related to social interactions, as recent research has reported conflicting results related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in children prenatally exposed to SSRIs. Therefore, the aim of this work was to investigate the effects of perinatal exposure to the SSRI fluoxetine on social play behaviors and the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal system, using a model of pre-gestational maternal stress...
July 15, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735172/exposure-to-intimate-partner-violence-in-utero-and-infant-internalizing-behaviors-moderation-by-salivary-cortisol-alpha-amylase-asymmetry
#18
Cecilia Martinez-Torteya, G Anne Bogat, Joseph S Lonstein, Douglas A Granger, Alytia A Levendosky
Guided by the main tenets of contemporary models of the developmental origins of health and disease, this study evaluated whether individual differences in reactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) moderate the effect of prenatal exposure to trauma on internalizing and externalizing behaviors during infancy. Participants were a community sample of 182 mothers (M age=25years, 43% Caucasian, 33% Black/African American, 24% Biracial/Other) and their infants (59% girls; M age=11...
July 20, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734895/a-sensitive-and-convenient-method-for-clinical-detection-of-non-syndromic-hearing-loss-associated-common-mutations
#19
Er-Feng Yuan, Wei Xia, Jing-Tao Huang, Ling Hu, Xing Liao, Xiang Dai, Song-Mei Liu
BACKGROUND: The majority of non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) patients result from causative mutations in GJB2, SLC26A4 and mitochondrial 12S rRNA genes. Accurate detection of these genetic mutations is increasingly recognized for its clinical significance to reduce incidence and guide individual treatment of NSHL. Current methods for clinical practice are labor intensive, expensive or of low sensitivity. METHODS: Genomic DNA from 7 newborns not passing the hearing screening and 94 newborns passing the hearing screening were analyzed for the common mutations using high resolution melting analysis (HRMA) and Sanger sequencing...
July 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734254/childhood-polybrominated-diphenyl-ether-pbde-exposure-and-neurobehavior-in-children-at-8-years
#20
Ann M Vuong, Kimberly Yolton, Changchun Xie, Glenys M Webster, Andreas Sjödin, Joseph M Braun, Kim N Dietrich, Bruce P Lanphear, Aimin Chen
BACKGROUND: Prenatal polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) exposure has been associated with decrements in IQ and increased attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder related behaviors in children; however, data are limited for the role of postnatal exposures. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the association between a series of childhood PBDE concentrations and Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ) and externalizing problems at 8 years. METHODS: We used data from 208 children in the Health Outcomes and Measures of the Environment (HOME) Study, a prospective pregnancy and birth cohort...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Research
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