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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212940/hippocampal-nr3c1-dna-methylation-can-mediate-part-of-preconception-paternal-stress-effects-in-rat-offspring
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Somayeh Niknazar, Arezo Nahavandi, Ali Asghar Peyvandi, Hassan Peyvandi, Navid Ahmady Roozbahany, Hojjat-Allah Abbaszadeh
Many studies have been shown that maternal stress during pregnancy and in early life period influences offspring in the behavioral and molecular aspects in human and animal models. Recent research has indicated that the environmental condition of males before conception has effects on next generations. We evaluated whether preconception paternal stress (PPS) could influence on hippocampal glucocorticoid receptor gene (GR), (NR3C1) expression, corticosterone response and behavioral outcomes of their offspring...
February 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209492/reproductive-considerations-in-the-setting-of-chronic-viral-illness
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Brent M Hanson, Jessie A Dorais
Special considerations must be taken when patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C desire to achieve pregnancy. Patients with chronic viral illnesses desire children at rates similar to the general population, and options are available to decrease both vertical transmission and viral transmission between partners. Preconception counseling or consultation with fertility specialists is imperative in patients with HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C so that reproductive goals can be addressed and optimized...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194199/health-beliefs-and-stages-of-changes-to-improve-behaviors-among-obese-and-overweight-women-undergoing-preconception-care
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Zahra Malverdy, Ashraf Kazemi
BACKGROUND: Beginning and continuing pregnancy with obesity and being overweight has some known side effects for the mother and the fetus. Preventing these complications requires medical interventions before pregnancy. Because designing health improvement interventions requires understanding of the related factors of the behavior, the aim of this study was to determine the relation between health beliefs of women regarding the risks of obesity for pregnancy and stages of behavioral changes in women under preconception care...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191322/informing-the-development-and-uptake-of-a-weight-management-intervention-for-preconception-a-mixed-methods-investigation-of-patient-and-provider-perceptions
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Samantha M Harden, NithyaPriya S Ramalingam, Kathryn E Wilson, Emily Evans-Hoeker
BACKGROUND: It is recommended for women to have a healthy body mass index before conception. However, there is limited research on appropriate preconception interventions for weight loss. Furthermore, there is a lack of knowledge on providers' willingness to refer to particular behavioral interventions and the degree to which patients would attend those interventions. METHODS: A cross-section of 67 patients and 21 providers completed surveys related to their demographics and willingness to refer/attend a number of interventions for weight loss...
2017: BMC Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179065/women-s-dietary-changes-before-and-during-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Sarah E Hillier, Ellinor K Olander
BACKGROUND: dietary intake before and during pregnancy has significant health outcomes for both mother and child, including a healthy gestational weight gain. To ensure effective interventions are successfully developed to improve dietary intake during pregnancy, it is important to understand what dietary changes pregnant women make without intervention. AIMS: to systematically identify and review studies examining women's dietary changes before and during pregnancy and to identify characteristics of the women making these changes...
January 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178748/weight-in-the-first-year-of-life-associations-with-maternal-prepregnancy-body-mass-index-and-gestational-weight-gain-findings-from-a-longitudinal-pregnancy-cohort
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Skye McPhie, Helen Skouteris, Richard P Mattick, Judy Wilson, Ingrid Honan, Steve Allsop, Lucy Burns, Elizabeth Elliott, Samantha Teague, Craig A Olsson, Delyse Hutchinson
Objective To investigate the obesogenic influence of maternal prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on infant weight at birth and 12 months postpartum in an Australian general population sample. Methods Data on 1,305 pregnant women were collected on prepregnancy BMI and GWG through maternal interview, on infant weight at birth through hospital records, and on infant weight 12 months postbirth through direct measurement. Relationships between prepregnancy, gestational weight exposures, and infant weight outcomes were assessed with and without adjustment for potential confounding...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
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)...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176305/what-is-the-impact-of-preconception-abdominal-cerclage-on-fertility-evidence-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicola J Vousden, Jenny Carter, Paul T Seed, Andrew H Shennan
INTRODUCTION: There is documented concern that cerclage may cause cervical stenosis or changes to the cervical mucus, which may reduce fertility. The aim of this study is to determine whether placement of a preconception abdominal cerclage affects fertility. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a planned subgroup analysis of a randomized controlled trial comparing abdominal cerclage, high vaginal or low vaginal cerclage. Women with a history of previous second trimester miscarriage or preterm birth despite having a low vaginal cerclage, presenting to specialist preterm birth services in the UK, were eligible for inclusion...
February 7, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173632/impact-of-the-choices-intervention-in-preventing-alcohol-exposed-pregnancies-in-american-indian-women
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Jessica D Hanson, Morgan E Nelson, Jamie L Jensen, Amy Willman, Jacque Jacobs-Knight, Karen Ingersoll
BACKGROUND: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) comprise a continuum of lifelong outcomes in those born prenatally exposed to alcohol. Although studies have shown no differences in rates by race, FASD is of particular concern for American Indian communities. One tribally-run prevention program is the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) CHOICES Program, which is modeled after the evidence-based CHOICES program that was focused on preconceptional prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) by reducing risky drinking in women at-risk for pregnancy and/or preventing unintended pregnancy...
February 7, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163579/comments-on-preconception-care-of-saudi-women-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Anubhav Chauhan, Lalit Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156537/identifying-barriers-to-oncologist-referral-to-palliative-care-a-dual-approach
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: 121 Background: Longitudinal palliative care has demonstrated benefits for cancer patients, and the American Society for Clinical Oncology recommends that palliative care be used along with standard anti-cancer therapy at the diagnosis of serious disease. However, studies have shown that oncologists still often refer to palliative care within days of the end of life, or not at all. This indicates that oncologists face barriers, systems-based or self-imposed, to palliative care referral...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148237/morbidity-and-mortality-among-very-preterm-singletons-following-fertility-treatment-in-australia-and-new-zealand-a-population-cohort-study
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Alex Y Wang, Abrar A Chughtai, Kei Lui, Elizabeth A Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Due to high rates of multiple birth and preterm birth following fertility treatment, the rates of mortality and morbidity among births following fertility treatment were higher than those conceived spontaneously. However, it is unclear whether the rates of adverse neonatal outcomes remain higher for very preterm (<32 weeks gestational age) singletons born after fertility treatment. This study aims to compare adverse neonatal outcomes among very preterm singletons born after fertility treatment including assisted reproductive technology (ART) hyper-ovulution (HO) and artificial insemination (AI) to those following spontaneous conception...
February 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139482/opinion-of-dentists-and-gynecologists-on-the-link-between-oral-health-and-preterm-low-birth-weight-preconception-care-treat-beyond-the-box
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Aruna Ganganna, G Devishree
BACKGROUND: Periodontal diseases are known to set an inflammatory response at the systemic level which can adversely affect the pregnancy outcomes, and many patients are unaware of this association. Health-care providers play a vital role in educating patients toward maintaining good oral health; hence, our study was planned to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practices of dentists' and gynecologists' concerning this link. In addition, referral to the dentists' during the preconception period was also emphasized...
January 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138143/evolving-health-care-through-personal-genomics
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REVIEW
Heidi L Rehm
With the rapid evolution of next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, the cost of sequencing a human genome has plummeted, and genomics has started to pervade health care across all stages of life - from preconception to adult medicine. Challenges to fully embracing genomics in a clinical setting remain, but some approaches are starting to overcome these barriers, such as community-driven data sharing to improve the accuracy and efficiency of applying genomics to patient care.
January 31, 2017: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137263/healthcare-providers-views-on-the-delivery-of-preconception-care-in-a-local-community-setting-in-the-netherlands
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M Poels, M P H Koster, A Franx, H F van Stel
BACKGROUND: The attention for preconception care (PCC) has grown substantially in recent years, yet PCC is far from routine in daily practice. One of the major challenges for the implementation of PCC is to identify how it can best be organized and provided within the primary care setting. The aim of this study was to identify bottlenecks and solutions for the delivery of PCC from a healthcare providers' perspective in a local community setting in the Netherlands. METHODS: Health professionals within the region of Zeist, the Netherlands, were invited for a meeting on the local implementation of PCC...
January 31, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134718/living-with-liver-cirrhosis-a-vulnerable-life
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Carola Fagerström, Gunilla Hollman Frisman
Liver cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease. Patients with liver cirrhosis need to manage the symptoms of the disease and possible complications. Symptoms due to ascites, encephalopathy, and/or varices are hard to manage and live with. Self-care is necessary for coping with the symptoms and for improving the patient's life situation. The aim of this study was to explore the areas of life situation and self-care among patients suffering from liver cirrhosis with complications. Interviews with patients with liver cirrhosis (n = 13), seven women and six men (46-70 years), were performed...
January 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130996/association-of-maternal-and-index-child-s-diet-with-subsequent-leukemia-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Nick Dessypris, Maria A Karalexi, Evangelos Ntouvelis, Andreas-Antonios Diamantaras, Vassilios Papadakis, Margarita Baka, Emmanuel Hatzipantelis, Maria Kourti, Maria Moschovi, Sophia Polychronopoulou, Vasiliki Sidi, Eftichia Stiakaki, Eleni Th Petridou
BACKGROUND: Exploring the effect of maternal and/or childhood diet on offspring leukemogenesis is challenging, given differences in food group categories, their potentially variable impact depending on time window of exposure and the multiple leukemia subtypes. We opted to quantitatively synthesize published data on the association of maternal/child diet with leukemia risk. METHODS: Medline was searched until June 30th, 2016 for eligible articles on the association of childhood leukemia with consumption of (i) food groups, excluding alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and (ii) specific dietary supplements before/during index pregnancy and childhood...
January 25, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130504/early-life-nutritional-exposures-and-lifelong-health-immediate-and-long-lasting-impacts-of-probiotics-vitamin-d-and-breastfeeding
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Cristiana Berti, Carlo Agostoni, Riccardo Davanzo, Elina Hyppönen, Erika Isolauri, Helle M Meltzer, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen, Irene Cetin
Pregnancy and infancy comprise the most critical stages for conditioning an individual's health, with a number of implications for subsequent risks of morbidity, mortality, and reproductive health. Nutrition may influence both the overall pregnancy outcome and the growth trajectory and immune system of the fetus and infant, with short- and long-term effects on the health of the offspring. Within this context, leading experts at Expo Milano 2015 in Milan, Italy, discussed up-to-date knowledge while providing suggestions and challenges before, during, and after pregnancy...
January 27, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125970/the-use-of-the-mhealth-program-smarter-pregnancy-in-preconception-care-rationale-study-design-and-data-collection-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Matthijs R van Dijk, Elsje C Oostingh, Maria P H Koster, Sten P Willemsen, Joop S E Laven, Régine P M Steegers-Theunissen
BACKGROUND: Unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle contribute to the worldwide rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases. This also accounts for the reproductive population, in which unhealthy behavior affects fertility and pregnancy outcome. Maternal smoking, alcohol consumption and inadequate folic acid supplement use are strongly associated with fetal complications as small for gestational age, premature birth and congenital malformations. In the Netherlands 83% of the perinatal mortality rate is due to these complications and is relatively high compared to other European countries...
January 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122628/women-s-knowledge-and-associated-factors-in-preconception-care-in-adet-west-gojjam-northwest-ethiopia-a-community-based-cross-sectional-study
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Yitayal Ayalew, Amlaku Mulat, Mulugeta Dile, Amare Simegn
BACKGROUND: Preconception care is the provision of biomedical, behavioural and social health interventions to women and couples before the occurrence of conception to improve their health status. There is poor maternal and child health and lack of knowledge in developing countries about preconception care. Therefore, this study aimed to assess women's knowledge and associated factors in preconception care in Adet Town, Gojjam, Northwestern Ethiopia. METHODS: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 422 systematically selected reproductive age group women who are living in the Adet town from March 1 to 30, 2016...
January 25, 2017: Reproductive Health
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