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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901633/response-to-mortazavi-s-comment
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Bellieni Carlo Valerio, Giuseppe Buonocore
Mortazavi's comment (1) on our letter (2) on whether electromagnetic fields (EMF) in incubators are a risk factor for autism contains several points that need to be corrected. First, we did not base our observations just on our previous papers as Mortazavi maintains. In fact, our observations were also based on several more papers about EMF in incubators, including the paper by Calvente et al, which was published in 2017 (3). Second, it is incorrect to write that a very simple intervention, such as changing the infants' sleep position, namely the position of the head and feet, can lead to a significant drop, as big as several orders of magnitude, in the infant's brain exposure (1), because in most incubators EMF levels are similar at all points of the mattress...
September 13, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828052/the-role-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-developing-gestational-hypertension-and-preeclampsia
#2
Laura Lungeanu-Juravle, Natalia Patrascu, Oana Claudia Deleanu, Mircea Cinteza
Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia are the most frequent medical complications in pregnancy and major causes of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. It is also known that these conditions are associated with a long term increased cardiovascular global risk for these young women. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) seems to be not only a frequent pathology associated with pregnancy but also an independent factor for developing gestational hypertension. It is well known the relationship between gestational hypertension, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction of the foetus so the outcomes of this pathologies are important for both mother and child...
December 2016: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726308/the-collateral-venous-system-in-late-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Aimee Humphries, Peter Stone, S Ali Mirjalili
INTRODUCTION: Recent literature has reported an association between maternal supine sleep position and stillbirth during late pregnancy. In this position the gravid uterus almost completely obstructs the inferior vena cava. A small number of women experience supine hypotension, thought to be due in part to inadequate collateral venous circulation. The aim of this paper is to review the literature describing the anatomy of the collateral venous system and in particular the azygos system, the abdominal portion of which has not been well studied...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631849/experiences-of-closed-loop-insulin-delivery-among-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes
#4
C Farrington, Z A Stewart, K Barnard, R Hovorka, H R Murphy
AIMS: To explore the experiences of pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes, and the relationships between perceptions of glucose control, attitudes to technology and glycaemic responses with regard to closed-loop insulin delivery. METHODS: We recruited 16 pregnant women with Type 1 diabetes [mean ± sd age 34.1 ± 4.6 years, duration of diabetes 23.6 ± 7.2 years, baseline HbA1c 51±5 mmol/mol (6.8 ± 0.6%)] to a randomized crossover trial of sensor-augmented pump therapy vs automated closed-loop therapy...
June 20, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623890/survey-of-maternal-sleep-practices-in-late-pregnancy-in-a-multi-ethnic-sample-in-south-auckland-new-zealand
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Robin S Cronin, Carol Chelimo, Edwin A Mitchell, Kara Okesene-Gafa, John M D Thompson, Rennae S Taylor, B Lynne Hutchison, Lesley M E McCowan
BACKGROUND: The Auckland Stillbirth study demonstrated a two-fold increased risk of late stillbirth for women who did not go to sleep on their left side. Two further studies have confirmed an increased risk of late stillbirth with supine sleep position. As sleep position is modifiable, we surveyed self-reported late pregnancy sleep position, knowledge about sleep position, and views about changing going-to-sleep position. METHODS: Participants in this 2014 survey were pregnant women (n = 377) in their third trimester from South Auckland, New Zealand, a multi-ethnic and predominantly low socio-economic population...
June 17, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609468/going-to-sleep-in-the-supine-position-is-a-modifiable-risk-factor-for-late-pregnancy-stillbirth-findings-from-the-new-zealand-multicentre-stillbirth-case-control-study
#6
Lesley M E McCowan, John M D Thompson, Robin S Cronin, Minglan Li, Tomasina Stacey, Peter R Stone, Beverley A Lawton, Alec J Ekeroma, Edwin A Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to test the primary hypothesis that maternal non-left, in particular supine going-to-sleep position, would be a risk factor for late stillbirth (≥28 weeks of gestation). METHODS: A multicentre case-control study was conducted in seven New Zealand health regions, between February 2012 and December 2015. Cases (n = 164) were women with singleton pregnancies and late stillbirth, without congenital abnormality. Controls (n = 569) were women with on-going singleton pregnancies, randomly selected and frequency matched for health region and gestation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585664/identification-and-treatment-of-adolescents-with-perinatal-anxiety-and-depression
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Linda Paine Hughes, Tammy Austin-Ketch, Ellen M Volpe, Nancy Campbell-Heider
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) are the most common, yet under-diagnosed and undertreated complication of pregnancy, affecting up to 50% of pregnant and parenting teens. PMAD are a global health issue that can have devastating effects on the mental, physical, emotional, developmental health, and social life of the mother, infant, and family. Adolescents present with similar symptoms of PMAD as their adult counterparts, but also experience isolation from their peer group and lack of resources and coping strategies, as well as difficulty sleeping and lack of concentration and ability to focus...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571049/the-combination-of-bed-sharing-and-maternal-smoking-leads-to-a-greatly-increased-risk-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-infancy-the-new-zealand-sudi-nationwide-case-control-study
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Edwin A Mitchell, John Md Thompson, Jane Zuccollo, Melanie MacFarlane, Barry Taylor, Dawn Elder, Alistair W Stewart, Teuila Percival, Nick Baker, Gabrielle K McDonald, Bev Lawton, Martin Schlaud, Peter Fleming
BACKGROUND: Despite a major reduction in overall infant mortality, sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) continues to be of concern in New Zealand, as the rate is high by international standards, and is even higher in indigenous Māori. AIM: To identify modifiable risk factors for SUDI. METHODS: A three-year (1 March 2012-28 February 2015) nationwide case-control study was conducted in New Zealand. RESULTS: There were 137 SUDI cases, giving a SUDI mortality rate of 0...
June 2, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542529/associations-between-quality-of-life-physical-activity-worry-depression-and-insomnia-a-cross-sectional-designed-study-in-healthy-pregnant-women
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Danielle Mourady, Sami Richa, Rita Karam, Tatiana Papazian, Fabienne Hajj Moussa, Nada El Osta, Assaad Kesrouani, Joseph Azouri, Hicham Jabbour, Aline Hajj, Lydia Rabbaa Khabbaz
Health-related quality of life (QOL) is reported to be reduced during pregnancy. Associations between QOL, physical activity (PA), insomnia, depression and worry are insufficiently investigated among pregnant women. The aim of this study was to evaluate QOL and PA patterns among healthy pregnant women, and to examine how QOL might correlate to PA, sleep, worry and depression. This is an observational cross-sectional study, conducted among a convenient sample of 141 healthy pregnant women using five questionnaires: WHOQOL-brief (WHO quality of life questionnaire, brief version, ISI (Insomnia Severity Index), PSWQ (Penn State Worry Questionnaire), ZSRDS (Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale), and Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire (PPAQ)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449913/allostatic-load-in-early-pregnancy-is-associated-with-poor-sleep-quality
#10
Vanessa J Hux, James M Roberts, Michele L Okun
BACKGROUND: Allostatic load (AL) measures the cumulative impact of chronic stress and is associated with adverse health outcomes. A novel scoring system has previously been developed for AL in early pregnancy that is associated with pre-eclampsia. It was hypothesized that AL, as identified by the present model, is associated with psychosocial stressors and, specifically, poor sleep quality. METHODS: Women were selected from a low-risk, community-dwelling study population who enrolled at <15 weeks gestation...
May 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315148/a-case-of-cardiac-tamponade-due-to-an-isolated-abscess-in-the-ascending-aorta-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-a-history-of-intravenous-substance-abuse
#11
Brandy Shattuck, John Livingstone
We describe the case of a 23-year-old white female, 10-12 weeks pregnant, with a history of intravenous drug use and a recently diagnosed pneumonia, who was found deceased in her bed after a night of sleep. Although postmortem serum toxicology tested positive for alprazolam, tetrahydrocannabinol, and morphine, the ultimate cause of death was determined to be cardiac tamponade secondary to an isolated abscess in the ascending aorta. The patient had several risk factors for aortic rupture and cardiac tamponade including intravenous drug use, pneumonia, and pregnancy...
June 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256926/-when-i-am-with-my-husband-i-do-not-feel-mosquito-bite
#12
Mary Anita Quist, Augustine Adomah-Afari
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how socio-cultural beliefs and practices could influence the knowledge, attitude and perception of insecticide-treated net (ITN) use in the control of malaria amongst pregnant women attending antenatal clinic. Design/methodology/approach Data were gathered using interviews and documentary review. Framework analysis was applied to classify emerging themes and the findings interpreted using the health belief model. Findings The findings showed that the pregnant women had appreciable knowledge, both the positive and negative attitudes and the perceptions of insecticide treated nets...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186930/protective-factors-for-child-development-at-age-2-in-the-presence-of-poor-maternal-mental-health-results-from-the-all-our-babies-aob-pregnancy-cohort
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Sheila W McDonald, Heather L Kehler, Suzanne C Tough
OBJECTIVE: To identify the combination of factors most protective of developmental delay at age 2 among children exposed to poor maternal mental health. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Pregnant women were recruited from primary healthcare offices, the public health laboratory service and community posters in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 1596 mother-child dyads who participated in the All Our Babies study and who completed a follow-up questionnaire when their child was 2 years old...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176775/investigating-the-relationship-between-sleep-and-macronutrient-intake-in-women-of-childbearing-age
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C J Bennett, H Truby, Z Zia, S W Cain, M L Blumfield
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Reduced sleep is a strong and independent risk factor for weight gain and obesity. Maternal obesity preconception and throughout gestation can increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and impact on offspring health in later life. This study investigated the relationship between sleeping behaviour and macronutrient intake in childbearing aged women. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We used cross-sectional data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health 1973-78 cohort, aged 31-36 years in 2009 (n=8200)...
June 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176221/pegvisomant-in-acromegaly-an-update
#15
REVIEW
A Giustina, G Arnaldi, F Bogazzi, S Cannavò, A Colao, L De Marinis, E De Menis, E Degli Uberti, F Giorgino, S Grottoli, A G Lania, P Maffei, R Pivonello, E Ghigo
BACKGROUND: In 2007, we published an opinion document to review the role of pegvisomant (PEG) in the treatment of acromegaly. Since then, new evidence emerged on the biochemical and clinical effects of PEG and on its long-term efficacy and safety. AIM: We here reviewed the emerging aspects of the use of PEG in clinical practice in the light of the most recent literature. RESULTS: The clinical use of PEG is still suboptimal, considering that it remains the most powerful tool to control IGF-I in acromegaly allowing to obtain, with a pharmacological treatment, the most important clinical effects in terms of signs and symptoms, quality of life and comorbidities...
June 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162972/novel-strategies-to-prevent-stillbirth
#16
REVIEW
Jane Warland, Edwin A Mitchell, Louise M O'Brien
This article reviews three new and emerging risk factors for stillbirth that may be modifiable or might identify a compromised fetus. We focus on fetal movements, maternal sleep, and maternal diet. Recent studies have suggested than a sudden increase in vigorous fetal activity may be associated with increased risk of stillbirth. We review the papers that have reported this finding and discuss the implications as well as potential future directions for research. There is emerging literature to suggest that maternal sleep position may be a risk for stillbirth, especially if the woman settles to sleep supine...
June 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134938/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-perinatal-risk
#17
REVIEW
Margarita Reyes-Zúñiga, Luis Torre-Bouscoulet
Obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by total or partial interruptions of airflow during sleep, despite ongoing efforts to breathe. These pauses result from repeated upper airway obstructions that generate a systemic inflammatory condition with consequences for the endothelial function that increase the risk of cardiometabolic events. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea during pregnancy is greater than that observed in the general population and increases in the third trimester. Although limited, the information currently available supports the notion that obstructive sleep apnea is an independent, and potentially modifiable, risk factor for maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality...
November 2016: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121644/peripartum-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#18
Jessica M Booth, Ashley M Tonidandel
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is unknown during pregnancy, but the syndrome is likely underdiagnosed and rising in frequency along with the obesity epidemic. Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with adverse outcomes, including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, gestational diabetes, preterm, and cesarean delivery. Obese pregnant women should be screened and referred to a sleep medicine specialist for evaluation. Continuous positive airway pressure is the treatment of choice with demonstrated safety and compliance in pregnancy...
June 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103130/serum-progesterone-levels-in-pregnant-women-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-control-study
#19
Jennifer Lee, Elizabeth E Eklund, Geralyn Lambert-Messerlian, Glenn E Palomaki, Kristen Butterfield, Patrizia Curran, Ghada Bourjeily
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is a risk factor for sleep disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Progesterone, one of the key hormones in pregnancy, a known respiratory drive stimulant, increases ventilation and may protect against OSA. We aimed to examine the relationship between circulating progesterone and OSA, after accounting for body weight and gestational age. METHODS: A case control study was conducted of pregnant women with OSA and those at low risk for the disorder...
March 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992061/area-based-study-shows-most-parents-follow-advice-to-reduce-risk-of-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
#20
Frida Strömberg Celind, Göran Wennergren, Per Möllborg, Emma Goksör, Bernt Alm
AIM: Guidance on reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) was successfully introduced to a number of countries in the early 1990s. The most important recommendations were supine sleeping for infants and non-smoking for mothers. This 2012-2014 study examined adherence to the national Swedish SIDS advice. METHODS: We asked 1000 parents with infants registered at child healthcare centres in western Sweden to complete a questionnaire on infant care from birth to 12 months of age...
April 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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