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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714772/can-typical-us-home-visits-affect-infant-attachment-preliminary-findings-from-a-randomized-trial-of-healthy-families-durham
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Lisa J Berlin, Tiffany L Martoccio, Karen Appleyard Carmody, W Benjamin Goodman, Karen O'Donnell, Janis Williams, Robert A Murphy, Kenneth A Dodge
US government-funded early home visiting services are expanding significantly. The most widely implemented home visiting models target at-risk new mothers and their infants. Such home visiting programs typically aim to support infant-parent relationships; yet, such programs' effects on infant attachment quality per se are as yet untested. Given these programs' aims, and the crucial role of early attachments in human development, it is important to understand attachment processes in home visited families. The current, preliminary study examined 94 high-risk mother-infant dyads participating in a randomized evaluation of the Healthy Families Durham (HFD) home visiting program...
July 17, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711953/attachment-mothering-and-mental-illness-mother-infant-therapy-in-an-institutional-context
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Sonia Masciantonio, Susan R Hemer, Anna Chur-Hansen
This paper is an ethnographic exploration of how attachment theory underpins therapeutic practices in an Australian institutional context where mothers of infants have been diagnosed and are undergoing treatment for mental illness. We argue that attachment theory in this particular context rests on a series of principles or assumptions: that attachment theory is universally applicable; that attachment is dyadic and gendered; that there is an attachment template formed which can be transferred across generations and shapes future social interactions; that there is understood to be a mental health risk to the infant when attachment is characterised as problematic; and that this risk can be mitigated through the therapeutic practices advocated by the institution...
July 15, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710956/oxytocin-receptor-antagonist-treatments-alter-levels-of-attachment-to-mothers-and-central-dopamine-activity-in-pre-weaning-mandarin-vole-pups
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Zhixiong He, Wenjuan Hou, Xin Hao, Na Dong, Peirong Du, Wei Yuan, Jinfeng Yang, Rui Jia, Fadao Tai
Oxytocin (OT) is known to be important in mother-infant bonding. Although the relationship between OT and filial attachment behavior has been studied in a few mammalian species, the effects on infant social behavior have received little attention in monogamous species. The present study examined the effects of OT receptor antagonist (OTA) treatment on attachment behavior and central dopamine (DA) activity in male and female pre-weaning mandarin voles (Microtus mandarinus). Our data showed that OTA treatments decreased the attachment behavior of pups to mothers, measured using preference tests at postnatal day 14, 16, 18 and 20...
July 6, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708838/decreasing-rates-of-disorganised-attachment-in-infants-and-young-children-who-are-at-risk-of-developing-or-who-already-have-disorganised-attachment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-early-parenting-interventions
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Barry Wright, Lisa Hackney, Ellen Hughes, Melissa Barry, Danya Glaser, Vivien Prior, Victoria Allgar, David Marshall, Jamie Barrow, Natalie Kirby, Megan Garside, Pulkit Kaushal, Amanda Perry, Dean McMillan
BACKGROUND: Disorganised attachment patterns in infants have been linked to later psychopathology. Services have variable practices for identifying and providing interventions for families of children with disorganised attachment patterns, which is the attachment pattern leading to most future psychopathology. Several recent government reports have highlighted the need for better parenting interventions in at risk groups. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of available parenting interventions for families of children at high risk of developing, or already showing, a disorganised pattern of attachment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671993/epithelial-cells-detect-functional-type-iii-secretion-system-of-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-through-a-novel-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Yael Litvak, Shir Sharon, Meirav Hyams, Li Zhang, Simi Kobi, Naama Katsowich, Shira Dishon, Gabriel Nussbaum, Na Dong, Feng Shao, Ilan Rosenshine
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC), a common cause of infant diarrhea, is associated with high risk of mortality in developing countries. The primary niche of infecting EPEC is the apical surface of intestinal epithelial cells. EPEC employs a type three secretion system (TTSS) to inject the host cells with dozens of effector proteins, which facilitate attachment to these cells and successful colonization. Here we show that EPEC elicit strong NF-κB activation in infected host cells. Furthermore, the data indicate that active, pore-forming TTSS per se is necessary and sufficient for this NF-κB activation, regardless of any specific effector or protein translocation...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650677/psychosocial-risk-factors-for-perinatal-depression-among-female-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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Pamela Recto, Jane Dimmitt Champion
Perinatal depression is a health concern among pregnant and postpartum adolescents as it may negatively impact fetal development and result in complications such as preterm delivery, low infant birth weight, and poor maternal-infant attachment. The purpose of this systematic review is to examine psychosocial risk factors for depression among adolescents during pregnancy and postpartum. A literature search was conducted from five databases from 1995 to 2016. A total of 17 studies matched the inclusion criteria...
June 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649582/attachment-and-biobehavioral-catch-up-addressing-the-needs-of-infants-and-toddlers-exposed-to-inadequate-or-problematic-caregiving
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Mary Dozier, Kristin Bernard
Parental sensitivity is key to the development of brain architecture, self-regulatory capabilities, and secure, organized attachments for infants and young children. For a variety of reasons, many parents struggle providing sensitive, responsive care. Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) is a 10-session home visiting program developed to enhance parental sensitivity. ABC has been shown effective in enhancing parental sensitivity, and enhancing children's attachment security and regulatory capabilities...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635525/the-role-of-prenatal-obstetric-and-post-partum-factors-in-the-parenting-stress-of-mothers-and-fathers-of-9-month-old-infants
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Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Gillian Murphy, Mike Murphy
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper was to examine the role of perinatal, obstetric and post partum factors on maternal and paternal stress. It will present the first examination of the role of prenatal, obstetric, post-partum, and demographic variables in parenting stress for mothers and fathers at 9 months. METHODS: Data from 6821 parental dyads of 9-month-old infants were extracted from the Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children. Participants completed the Parental Stress Scale, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, the Quality of Attachment Sub-scale from the Maternal and Paternal Postnatal Attachment Scales, and a single item health status question from the Short Form 12 Health Survey...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622589/improving-outcomes-for-babies-and-toddlers-in-child-welfare-a-model-for-infant-mental-health-intervention-and-collaboration
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Susan Chinitz, Hazel Guzman, Ellen Amstutz, Joaniko Kohchi, Miriam Alkon
Children under three comprise a sizable and growing proportion of foster care placements. Very young children who enter the child welfare system experience disruptions of critical attachments that are essential to this formative stage of brain development, as well as other traumatic events, leaving them at great risk for lifelong impairments. To reverse these concerning outcomes, babies who have been removed from their homes require intensive, relationship-based interventions that promote secure attachment to a primary caregiver and holistic attention the child's developmental needs...
June 13, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605039/infant-titi-monkey-behavior-in-the-open-field-test-and-the-effect-of-early-adversity
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Rebecca H Larke, Alice Toubiana, Katrina A Lindsay, Sally P Mendoza, Karen L Bales
The open field test is commonly used to measure anxiety-related behavior and exploration in rodents. Here, we used it as a standardized novel environment in which to evaluate the behavioral response of infant titi monkeys (Callicebus cupreus), to determine the effect of presence of individual family members, and to assess how adverse early experience alters infant behavior. Infants were tested in the open field for 5 days at ages 4 and 6 months in four successive 5 min trials on each day. A transport cage, which was situated on one side of the open field, was either empty (non-social control) or contained the father, mother, or sibling...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583512/comprehensive-management-of-congenital-choanal-atresia
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Pierre Brihaye, Isabelle Delpierre, Andrée De Villé, Anne-Britt Johansson, Dominique Biarent, Anne-Laure Mansbach
OBJECTIVES: To present results of a one-stage minimally invasive surgical procedure for congenital choanal atresia (CCA). Seven outcome measures were applied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study conducted between 1999 and 2015. The same endonasal endoscopic approach with multiflaps and no stenting was used on 36 children. The flaps were attached with fibrine glue. There were 50% unilateral and 50% bilateral cases, 70% primary and 30% secondary surgery. The mean age at primary surgery for bilateral atresia was 10 days and for unilateral atresia 4 years...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573830/the-psychophysiological-effects-of-oxytocin-on-parent-child-interactions-a-literature-review-oxytocin-and-parent-child-interactions
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REVIEW
Monika Szymanska, Marie Schneider, Carmela Chateau-Smith, Sylvie Nezelof, Lauriane Vulliez-Coady
Oxytocin (OT), often called the "hormone of love" or "hormone of attachment", plays a fundamental role in the establishment and quality of parent-infant bonding. However, emerging evidence indicates that OT can also produce antisocial behavior. To clarify these effects, we review studies examining the role of endogenous and exogenous OT on several determinants of attachment: parental sensitivity, and bonding or synchrony in parent-child dyads. Contextual and individual factors moderating the effect of intranasal OT (INOT) and its peripheral levels are also reviewed...
June 2, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559463/development-and-testing-of-a-bubble-bi-level-positive-airway-pressure-system
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Stephen C John, Joseph D Barnett, Nickolas D Habben, Hoa T Le, Eric Cheng, Sunil P John, Peter A Gustafson
BACKGROUND: Neonatal respiratory distress results in > 1 million annual deaths worldwide. Bubble CPAP is a simple, effective, and widely used therapy for infants in respiratory distress. In low-resource settings, more advanced respiratory support is limited by cost, technical expertise, and sporadic electricity. We sought to develop a safe, inexpensive, and simple solution to provide further respiratory support for these infants. METHODS: A standard bubble CPAP system was modified to provide 2 levels of positive airway pressure (bi-level positive airway pressure) by attaching a novel device...
May 30, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556692/war-trauma-and-maternal-fetal-attachment-predicting-maternal-mental-health-infant-development-and-dyadic-interaction-in-palestinian-families
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Raija-Leena Punamäki, Sanna Isosävi, Samir R Qouta, Saija Kuittinen, Safwat Y Diab
Optimal maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) is believed to be beneficial for infant well-being and dyadic interaction, but research is scarce in general and among risk populations. Our study involved dyads living in war conditions and examined how traumatic war trauma associates with MFA and which factors mediate that association. It also modeled the role of MFA in predicting newborn health, infant development, mother-infant interaction, and maternal postpartum mental health. Palestinian women from the Gaza Strip (N = 511) participated during their second trimester (T1), and when their infants were 4 (T2) and 12 (T3) months...
May 30, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546819/the-effectiveness-of-counseling-in-reducing-anxiety-among-nulliparous-pregnant-women
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Parisa Parsa, Nafiseh Saeedzadeh, Seyedeh Zahra Masoumi, Ghodratallah Roshanaei
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of counseling in reducing anxiety of nulliparous pregnant women. Materials and methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 110 nulliparous pregnant women were selected out of all pregnant women referring to Fatemieh Hospital in Hamadan, Iran. Then, the subjects were divided into two groups in experimental and control (55 women in each). The data were collected through a questionnaire covering demographic and obstetric characteristics and Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory...
December 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544861/social-buffering-of-stress-in-development-a-career-perspective
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Megan R Gunnar
This review provides a broad overview of my research group's work on social buffering in human development in the context of the field. Much of the focus is on social buffering of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system, one of the two major arms of the mammalian stress system. This focus reflects the centrality of the HPA system in research on social buffering in the fields of developmental psychobiology and developmental science. However, buffering of the cardiovascular and autonomic nervous system is also discussed...
May 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496296/a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-parenting-of-young-children-with-visual-impairments-and-the-adaptions-for-video-feedback-intervention-to-promote-positive-parenting-vipp
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REVIEW
Ellen G C van den Broek, Ans J P M van Eijden, Mathilde M Overbeek, Sabina Kef, Paula S Sterkenburg, Carlo Schuengel
Secure parent-child attachment may help children to overcome the challenges of growing up with a visual or visual-and-intellectual impairment. A large literature exists that provides a blueprint for interventions that promote parental sensitivity and secure attachment. The Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) is based on that blueprint. While it has been adapted to several specific at risk populations, children with visual impairment may require additional adjustments. This study aimed to identify the themes that should be addressed in adapting VIPP and similar interventions...
2017: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484415/adult-attachment-styles-associated-with-brain-activity-in-response-to-infant-faces-in-nulliparous-women-an-event-related-potentials-study
#18
Yuanxiao Ma, Guangming Ran, Xu Chen, Haijing Ma, Na Hu
Adult attachment style is a key for understanding emotion regulation and feelings of security in human interactions as well as for the construction of the caregiving system. The caregiving system is a group of representations about affiliative behaviors, which is guided by the caregiver's sensitivity and empathy, and is mature in young adulthood. Appropriate perception and interpretation of infant emotions is a crucial component of the formation of a secure attachment relationship between infant and caregiver...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483276/effectiveness-of-finger-marker-for-maintaining-the-correct-compression-point-during-paediatric-resuscitation-a-simulation-study
#19
Jae Yun Jung, Young Ho Kwak, Hyuksool Kwon, Yoo Jin Choi, Do Kyun Kim, Hee Chan Kim, Jung Chan Lee, Ji Heum Park, Hyungsoo Lim
OBJECTIVE: High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a significant factor for increasing the survival rate of paediatric patients. This study is to investigate the effectiveness of finger-marker stickers for maintaining the correct compression point during simulated infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: This crossover simulation study was conducted with 40 emergency physicians and paramedics at emergency departments of 2 tertiary hospitals. We used a remodeled infant CPR manikin developed to measure CPR quality indicators...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482994/assessing-the-mental-health-needs-of-pregnant-adolescents-health-literacy-frameworks-to-guide-research-and-practice
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Pamela Recto, Jane Dimmitt Champion, Michael Mackert
BACKGROUND: Psychological distress negatively impacts fetal development and may result in complications such as preterm delivery, low infant birth weight, and poor maternal-infant attachment during the postpartum period. Female adolescents may be experiencing environmental and psychosocial stressors during the pre- and postnatal periods that may predispose them to psychological distress. Health literacy has been used to assess the needs of individuals who have chronic illnesses. Mental health literacy however has not been assessed as extensively, particularly among pregnant adolescents...
May 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
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