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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244798/amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-during-the-first-72-hours-after-birth-in-neonates-diagnosed-prenatally-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Mirthe J Mebius, Nathalie J E Oostdijk, Sara J Kuik, Arend F Bos, Rolf M F Berger, Caterina M Bilardo, Elisabeth M W Kooi, Hendrik J Ter Horst
BACKGROUND: Little is known on amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) during the first days after birth in neonates with CHD. Our aim was, therefore, to assess electro-cortical activity using aEEG within the first 72 h after birth in neonates diagnosed prenatally with CHD, and to define independent prenatal and postnatal predictors for abnormal aEEG. METHODS: Neonates with CHD that were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between 2010 and 2017 were retrospectively included...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242947/the-position-of-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-epidermo-lysis-bullosa-diagnosis
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Cristina Has, Julia Küsel, Antonia Reimer, Julia Hoffmann, Franziska Schauer, Andreas Zimmer, Judith Fischer
The precise classification of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) into 4 main types and more than 30 subtypes is based on the level of skin cleavage, as well as clinical and molecular features, and is crucial for early prognostication, case management, genetic counselling and prenatal or pre-implantation diagnosis. We report here the molecular pathology of 40 consecutive cases of suspected EB, which were investigated by immunofluorescence mapping (IFM) and/or by a targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) multi-gene panel...
December 15, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242902/effects-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-on-the-visual-system-of-monkeys-measured-at-different-stages-of-development
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Vanessa Harrar, Laurent Elkrief, Joseph Bouskila, Ryan Kucera, Anders Fink-Jensen, Jean-François Bouchard, Roberta Palmour, Maurice Ptito
Purpose: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a developmental disease characterized by behavioral problems and physical defects including malformations of the eye and associated optical defects. How these malformations affect retinal functioning is not well known, although animal models have suggested that scotopic vision is particularly deficient. Age is also known to affect scotopic vision. Here, we determined the combined effects of age and fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) on retinal function using full-field electroretinograms (ERGs) in monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus)...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242840/the-mid-childhood-and-adolescent-antecedents-of-women-s-external-locus-of-control-orientation
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Jean Golding, Steven Gregory, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Stephen Nowicki
Background: External locus of control orientation (ELOC) is a powerful predictor of adverse consequences in regard to health, educational attainment, inter-personal relationships and well-being. Although many cross-sectional studies have been carried out, relatively little is known about antecedent factors influencing the development of ELOC. Methods: Over 12,000 pregnant women who enrolled in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) in south-west England, had completed a brief version of the Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External LOC scale, together with detailed questions concerning their own parents and childhood...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242084/predictors-of-timing-of-pregnancy-discovery
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Molly McCarthy, Ushma Upadhyay, M Antonia Biggs, Renaisa Anthony, Jennifer Holl, Sarah Cm Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Earlier pregnancy discovery is important in the context of prenatal and abortion care. We evaluated characteristics associated with later pregnancy discovery among women seeking abortion care. STUDY DESIGN: Data come from a survey of women seeking abortion care at four family planning facilities in Utah. The participants completed a survey during the state-mandated abortion information visit they are required to complete prior to having an abortion. The outcome in this study was pregnancy discovery before versus after 6weeks since respondents' last menstrual period (LMP)...
December 11, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241146/iseeyou-evaluation-of-a-woman-centred-care-pilot-project-in-bachelor-midwifery-education-and-research
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Yvonne Fontein-Kuipers, Enja Romeijn
AIM: to evaluate the ISeeYou project that aims to equip first year Bachelor midwifery students to support them in their learning of providing woman-centred care. METHODS: the project has an ethnographic design. First year midwifery students buddied up to one woman throughout her continuum of the childbirth process and accompanied her during her antenatal and postnatal care encounters. Participant-observation was utilised by the students to support their learning...
November 28, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240237/non-isolated-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-simpson-golabi-behmel-syndrome
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Karen Chong, Maha Saleh, Marie Injeyan, Ioana Miron, Katherine Fong, Patrick Shannon
OBJECTIVE: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS), but few cases diagnosed prenatally have been reported. The aim of this series is to highlight the association of non-isolated CDH with SGBS type I on prenatal ultrasound and emphasize the importance of genetic testing, fetal autopsy and family history in confirming this diagnosis. METHOD: Retrospective review of three cases of SGBS type I in a single tertiary care centre...
December 14, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238228/prenatal-exposure-to-antipsychotic-medication-and-use-of-primary-health-care-system-in-childhood-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Anne Mette Lund Würtz, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Dorte Rytter, Merete Juul Sørensen, Jakob Christensen, Mogens Vestergaard, Bodil Hammer Bech
Background: Antipsychotic (AP) medication is increasingly used for many health conditions. Prenatal exposure to AP medication has been associated with several adverse outcomes, but the findings remain inconsistent. Purpose: We aimed to investigate prenatal exposure to AP medication and the use of primary health care system in childhood. Subjects and methods: All live-born singletons in Denmark during 1997-2012 were identified in the nationwide Danish National Patient Register and followed until December 31, 2013 (n = 963,010)...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237011/back-to-bed-from-hospital-to-home-obstetrics-in-the-city-of-chicago
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Wendy Kline
This article analyzes the role of doctors and activists in Chicago who successfully redefined the practice and politics of childbirth both locally and ultimately nationwide. It begins with the story of Joseph DeLee's Chicago Maternity Center, responsible for supervising over 100,000 home births between 1932 and 1972. Most of the mothers cared for by the Center were nonwhite, poor, and had little or no access to prenatal care, yet their babies had a far higher survival rate than the nationwide average. Thousands of medical students from all over the Midwest experienced their first deliveries not in hospitals, but in these homes...
December 11, 2017: Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236917/a-novel-body-mass-index-reference-range-an-observational-study
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Sirlei Siani Morais, Mirena Ide, Andrea Moreno Morgan, Fernanda Garanhani Surita
OBJECTIVE: To generate a new body mass index curve of reference values and ranges for body mass index and weight gain during pregnancy and to compare the new curve and weight gain ranges with the currently used references. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted with a total of 5,656 weight and body mass index measurements in 641 women with single pregnancy who attended their first prenatal visit before 12 weeks. All the women were over 18 years old and had no medical conditions that would influence body mass index...
November 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236524/the-impact-of-the-professional-qualifications-of-the-prenatal-care-provider-on-breastfeeding-duration
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Jordyn T Wallenborn, Juan Lu, Robert A Perera, David C Wheeler, Saba W Masho
BACKGROUND: A prenatal commitment to breastfeed is a strong predictor for breastfeeding success. Prenatal care providers have the opportunity to educate and promote breastfeeding. However, differences in education and training between healthcare providers such as physicians and midwives may result in differing breastfeeding outcomes. This study explores whether breastfeeding initiation and duration differ by prenatal care provider. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Longitudinal data from the Infant Feeding Practices Survey II were analyzed (N = 2,832 women)...
December 13, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235940/slc9b1-methylation-predicts-fetal-intolerance-of-labor
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Anna K Knight, Karen N Conneely, Varun Kilaru, Dawayland Cobb, Jennifer L Payne, Samantha Meilman, Elizabeth J Corwin, Zachary A Kaminsky, Anne L Dunlop, Alicia K Smith
Fetal intolerance of labor is a common indication for delivery by Caesarean section. Diagnosis is based on the presence of category III fetal heart rate tracing, which is an abnormal heart tracing associated with increased likelihood of fetal hypoxia and metabolic acidemia. This study analyzed data from 177 unique women who, during their prenatal visits (7-15 weeks and/or 24-32 weeks) to Atlanta area prenatal care clinics, consented to provide blood samples for DNA methylation (HumanMethylation450 BeadChip) and gene expression (Human HT-12 v4 Expression BeadChip) analyses...
December 13, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234782/newborn-screening-of-genetic-mutations-in-common-deafness-genes-with-bloodspot-based-gene-chip-array
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Xuehu He, Xiuzhong Li, Yaqi Guo, Yue Zhao, Hui Dong, Jie Dong, Li Zhong, Zhiyun Shi, Yuying Zhang, Mario Soliman, Chunhua Song, Zhijun Zhao
Purpose: This study screens for deafness gene mutations in newborns in the Northwest China population. Method: The 9 sites of 4 common deafness genes (GJB2, GJB3, SLC26A4, and mt 12S rRNA) were detected by bloodspot-based gene chip array in 2,500 newborns. Results: We detected mutations of the 4 genes in 101 (4.04%) newborns; particularly, 0.20% detected the double mutations. In the Hui population, 4.58% of the newborns tested positive for mutations, whereas 4...
December 12, 2017: American Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233624/first-and-second-trimester-screening-for-fetal-structural-anomalies
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REVIEW
Lindsay Edwards, Lisa Hui
Fetal structural anomalies are found in up to 3% of all pregnancies and ultrasound-based screening has been an integral part of routine prenatal care for decades. The prenatal detection of fetal anomalies allows for optimal perinatal management, providing expectant parents with opportunities for additional imaging, genetic testing, and the provision of information regarding prognosis and management options. Approximately one-half of all major structural anomalies can now be detected in the first trimester, including acrania/anencephaly, abdominal wall defects, holoprosencephaly and cystic hygromata...
December 9, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232992/cleft-lip-and-palate-in-context-learning-from-and-adding-to-the-sociological-literature-on-long-term-conditions
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Raed Abualfaraj, Blanaid Daly, Fraser McDonald, Sasha Scambler
Cleft lip and palate is a common congenital anomaly affecting males and females. While there is psychological research on cleft lip and palate, there is relatively little research exploring the social context of cleft lip and palate and the experiences of living with the condition on a daily basis. Drawing on common themes emerging from sociological work which have explored the experiences of people living with long-term conditions (uncertainty, social relations, self-esteem and self-image and biomedical concerns), we argue that these themes can be used to help elucidate the experiences of people living with cleft lip and palate...
January 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231186/-psychometric-properties-of-postpartum-depression-predictors-inventory-revised-prenatal-version-in-a-sample-of-spanish-pregnant-women
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María de la Fe Rodríguez-Muñoz, Laura Vallejo Slocker, María Eugenia Olivares Crespo, Nuria Izquierdo Méndez, Cristina Soto, Huynh-Nhu Le
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal depression is a major public health problem, therefore predicting and preventing it is a relevant objective for public health agendas. Consequently, it is important to have adequate screening tools to detect risk factors associated with prenatal depression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties reliability and factor structure of the Spanish version of the Postpartum Depression Predictors Inventory- Revised- Prenatal Version (PDI-R) in pregnant women who attend prenatal care in an urban hospital in Spain...
December 4, 2017: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230862/patient-perspectives-on-loss-of-local-obstetrical-services-in-rural-northern-minnesota
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Jennifer Pearson, Kale Siebert, Samantha Carlson, Nathan Ratner
BACKGROUND: Obstetrical care has been declining in rural communities. We examined patient choices and perspectives from two rural northern Minnesota communities who lost their local obstetrical services in July 2015. Our purpose was to characterize obstetrical use patterns through the years leading to and following the closure and to explore the effects of the closure on these communities. METHODS: Information introducing the project and providing access to the survey was mailed to women who received prenatal care in the communities of interest...
December 12, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226616/clinical-characteristics-of-maternal-mental-health-service-users-treated-with-mood-stabilizing-or-antipsychotic-medication
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Charmian Møller-Olsen, Susan Hatters Friedman, Chandni Prakash, Abigail North
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to investigate the characteristics of pregnant women who required either mood stabilizer or antipsychotic treatment. These women requiring such treatment are likely to be more mentally unwell and thus carry a higher burden of comorbidities associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective review investigated the common characteristics of pregnant women who were prescribed with antipsychotics or mood stabilizers under a major city's public maternal mental health service...
December 11, 2017: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry: Official Journal of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223750/choosing-pre-conception-planning-for-women-families-counselling-and-informed-consent-part-2-pre-conception-reproductive-planning-lifestyle-immunization-and-psychosocial-issues
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REVIEW
R Douglas Wilson
OBJECTIVE: To inform reproductive and other health care providers about pre-conception evaluation, including considerations for reproductive planning, lifestyle modification, immunization status and attitudes, and psychosocial issues. OPTIONS: This counselling information can be used for patient education and planning and possible pre-conception and/or prenatal testing. OUTCOMES: This information may allow for improved risk assessment when pre-conception counselling for individual patients and their families is used...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221765/advances-in-fetal-echocardiography
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REVIEW
Helena M Gardiner
The development of fetal echocardiography and success in prenatal cardiac screening programs over the past 30 years has been driven by technical innovation and influenced by the different approaches of the various specialties practicing it. Screening for congenital heart defects no longer focuses on examining a limited number of pregnant women thought to be at increased risk, but instead forms an integrated part of a high-quality anatomical ultrasound performed in the second trimester using the 'five-transverse view' protocol...
December 5, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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