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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645012/associations-between-toxic-and-essential-trace-elements-in-maternal-blood-and-fetal-congenital-heart-defects
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Yanqiu Ou, Michael S Bloom, Zhiqiang Nie, Fengzhen Han, Jinzhuang Mai, Jimei Chen, Shao Lin, Xiaoqing Liu, Jian Zhuang
Prenatal exposure to toxic trace elements, including heavy metals, is an important public health concern. Few studies have assessed if individual and multiple trace elements simultaneously affect cardiac development. The current study evaluated the association between maternal blood lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), and selenium (Se) levels and congenital heart defects (CHDs) in offspring. This hospital-based case-control study included 112 case and 107 control infants. Maternal peripheral blood draw was made during gestational weeks 17-40 and used to determine trace element levels by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry...
June 20, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641780/associations-of-maternal-prenatal-smoking-with-umbilical-cord-blood-hormones-the-project-viva-cohort
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Abby F Fleisch, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Lisa B Rokoff, Marie-France Hivert, Christos S Mantzoros, Emily Oken
BACKGROUND: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with low fetal growth and adverse cardiometabolic health in offspring. However, hormonal pathways underlying these associations are unclear. Therefore, we examined maternal smoking habits and umbilical cord blood hormone profiles in a large, prospective cohort. METHODS: We studied 978 mother/infant pairs in Project Viva, a Boston-area cohort recruited 1999-2002. We categorized mothers as early pregnancy smokers, former smokers, or never smokers...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640332/pregnant-teenagers-group-contributions-to-prenatal-care
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Maria Veraci Oliveira Queiroz, Giselle Maria Duarte Menezes, Thaís Jormanna Pereira Silva, Eysler Gonçalves Maia Brasil, Raimunda Magalhães da Silva
Objective: To describe changes in nurses' care following the implementation of a group of pregnant teenagers in prenatal care based on the expectations and experiences of pregnant teenagers. Method: Qualitative and descriptive study conducted from February to November 2013 at a Primary Care Unit in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, through focus groups with 16 adolescents from the group of pregnant women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. The analysis identified central ideas and units of meanings that formed the categories...
June 5, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635528/clinical-social-and-ethical-issues-associated-with-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-for-aneuploidy
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Blanche Griffin, Samantha Edwards, Lyn S Chitty, Celine Lewis
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), based on analysis of cell-free foetal DNA, is rapidly becoming a preferred method to screen for chromosomal aneuploidy with the technology now available in over 90 countries. This review provides an up-to-date discussion of the key clinical, social and ethical implications associated with this revolutionary technology. Stakeholders are positive about a test that is highly accurate, safe, can be perfomed early in pregnancy, identifies affected pregnancies that might otherwise have been missed and reduces the need for invasive testing...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626244/grandparents-education-and-infant-health-pathways-across-generations
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Michael J McFarland, Sara S McLanahan, Bridget J Goosby, Nancy E Reichman
Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing survey linked to respondents' medical records (N=2,870), this study examines the association between grandparents' education and birth outcomes and explores potential pathways underlying this relationship. Results show that having a grandfather with less than a high school education was associated with a 93 gram reduction in birthweight, a 59% increase in the odds of low birthweight, and a 136% increase in the odds of a neonatal health condition, compared to having a grandfather with a high school education or more...
June 2017: Journal of Marriage and the Family
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610744/prenatal-manganese-exposure-and-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-of-emotional-brain-areas-in-children
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Erik de Water, Erika Proal, Victoria Wang, Sandra Martínez Medina, Lourdes Schnaas, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Robert O Wright, Cheuk Y Tang, Megan K Horton
Manganese (Mn) is an essential trace metal that is neurotoxic at high levels of exposure. Disruption of brain maturation processes during the prenatal period may have lasting consequences. During this critical period, the developing human brain is uniquely vulnerable to exposure to environmental toxicants such as Mn, and prenatal Mn exposure has been associated with changes in brain areas involved in emotion processing and regulation. The goal of the present pilot study was to examine whether prenatal Mn exposure is associated with changes in the intrinsic functional connectivity (iFC) of the brain in childhood, focusing on changes in emotional brain areas...
June 10, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595325/maternal-lifetime-stress-and-prenatal-psychological-functioning-are-associated-with-decreased-placental-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-in-the-prism-study
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Kelly J Brunst, Marco Sanchez Guerra, Chris Gennings, Michele Hacker, Calvin Jara, Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Robert O Wright, Andrea Baccarelli, Rosalind J Wright
Psychosocial stress contributes to placental oxidative stress. Mitochondria are vulnerable to oxidative stress which can lead to changes in mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNAcn). We examined associations between maternal lifetime stress, current negative life events, depressive and posttraumatic stress disorder symptom scores and placental mtDNAcn in a racially/ethnically diverse sample (N = 147) from the PRogramming of Intergenerational Stress Mechanisms study (March 2011- August 2012). In linear regression analyses adjusted for maternal age, race/ethnicity, education, prenatal fine particulate matter, prenatal smoking, and child sex, all measures of stress were associated with decreased placental mtDNAcn (all P-values < 0...
June 8, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592512/higher-maternal-protein-intake-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-lower-cord-blood-concentrations-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-igf-ii-igf-binding-protein-3-and-insulin-but-not-igf-i-in-a-cohort-of-women-with-high-protein-intake
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Karen M Switkowski, Paul F Jacques, Aviva Must, Marie-France Hivert, Abby Fleisch, Matthew W Gillman, Sheryl Rifas-Shiman, Emily Oken
Background: Prenatal exposure to dietary protein may program growth-regulating hormones, consequently influencing early-life growth patterns and later risk of associated chronic diseases. The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis is of particular interest in this context given its influence on pre- and postnatal growth and its sensitivity to the early nutritional environment.Objective: Our objective was to examine associations of maternal protein intake during pregnancy with cord blood concentrations of IGF-I, IGF-II, IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), and insulin...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591259/knowledge-and-perceptions-on-toxoplasmosis-among-pregnant-women-and-nurses-who-provide-prenatal-in-primary-care
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Jayra Adrianna da Silva Sousa, Rita da Graça Carvalhal Frazão Corrêa, Dorlene Maria Cardoso de Aquino, Nair Portela Silva Coutinho, Marcos Antonio Custódio Neto da Silva, Maria do Desterro Soares Brandão Nascimento
Background: Toxoplasmosis is an infection that affects almost a third of the world population. In adults, it is often asymptomatic, although having important manifestation in children- infected by placental transmission. The prenatal is an important moment, requiring actions in women's care during pregnancy, in order to prevent diseases that could compromise the mother and the child's life. Methods: This is a descriptive study of qualitative approach aimed to understand the perception of nurses and pregnant women about toxoplasmosis during primary - prenatal care...
June 1, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591192/perinatal-outcomes-and-congenital-heart-defect-prognosis-in-53313-non-selected-perinatal-infants
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Donghua Xie, Hua Wang, Zhiyu Liu, Junqun Fang, Tubao Yang, Shujin Zhou, Aihua Wang, Jiabi Qin, Lili Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perinatal outcomes and congenital heart defect (CHD) prognosis in a non-selected population. METHODS: The population-based surveillance data used in this assessment of CHDs were based on birth defect surveillance data collected from 2010-2012 in Liuyang City, China. Infants living with CHDs were followed up for 5 years to determine their prognosis. Prevalence, prenatal diagnosis, perinatal outcomes, and total and type-specific prognosis data were assessed using SPSS 18...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590048/educational-needs-of-nurses-to-provide-genetic-services-in-prenatal-care-a-cross-sectional-study-from-turkey
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Memnun Seven, Kafiye Eroglu, Aygül Akyüz, Charlotta Ingvoldstad
The latest advances in genetics/genomics have significantly impacted prenatal screening and diagnostic tests. This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in inpatient and outpatient obstetric clinics in 24 hospitals in Turkey to determine knowledge of genetics related to prenatal care and the educational needs of perinatal nurses. A total of 116 nurses working in these clinics agreed to participate. The results included the level of knowledge among nurses was not affected by sociodemographic factors...
June 7, 2017: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583472/prenatal-obstetric-and-perinatal-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-childhood-onset-type-2-diabetes
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Julie Halipchuk, Beverley Temple, Allison Dart, Donna Martin, Elizabeth A C Sellers
OBJECTIVE: To explore associations among prenatal, obstetric and perinatal factors and the development of childhood-onset type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This retrospective, case-control study utilized administrative data housed at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. De-identified health records were examined from a sample of 270 children (aged 10 to 17 years at time of diagnosis) with type 2 diabetes and 1341 children without type 2 diabetes matched for age, sex and geographic location...
June 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580568/causes-and-frequency-of-tocophobia-own-experiences
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Urszula Sioma-Markowska, Agnieszka Żur, Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta, Mariola Machura, Mariola Czajkowska
OBJECTIVES: The phenomenon of tocophobia (pathological fear of labor) has not been fully explored. Currently, there are no diagnostic criteria that would enable its detection or make it recognizable as a disease entity. The aim of study was to determine the degree of anxiety/tocophobia as well as to learn about and analyze the causes of this phenomenon in Polish pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prospective study included 120 pregnant women in the third trimester of gestation from February to May 2016...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580354/how-a-training-program-is-transforming-the-role-of-traditional-birth-attendants-from-cultural-practitioners-to-unique-health-care-providers-a-community-case-study-in-rural-guatemala
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Sasha Hernandez, Jessica Bastos Oliveira, Taraneh Shirazian
In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where the rates of maternal mortality continue to be inappropriately high, there has been recognition of the importance of training traditional birth attendants (TBAs) to help improve outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth. In Guatemala, there is no national comprehensive training program in place despite the fact that the majority of women rely on TBAs during pregnancy and childbirth. This community case study presents a unique education program led by TBAs for TBAs in rural Guatemala...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577633/prenatal-maternal-factors-intergenerational-transmission-of-disease-and-child-oral-health-outcomes
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Tracy L Finlayson, Aarti Gupta, Francisco J Ramos-Gomez
This article reviews maternal prenatal risk factors for caries in children and intergenerational transmission of caries, emphasizing early interventions for pregnant women and mother-infant pairs. A growing body of evidence focuses on maternal interventions. Studies suggest that early prenatal clinical and educational interventions are effective at reducing mother-child mutans streptococci (MS) transmission and delaying colonization and caries in young children. Dental screenings and anticipatory guidance about maternal and infant oral health should be included in prenatal care and pediatric well visits...
July 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576899/association-between-exposure-to-the-chinese-famine-during-infancy-and-the-risk-of-self-reported-chronic-lung-diseases-in-adulthood-a-cross-sectional-study
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Zhenghe Wang, Zhiyong Zou, Zhongping Yang, Yanhui Dong, Jun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between early-life exposure to the Chinese famine and the risk of chronic lung diseases in adulthood. DESIGN: Data analysis from a cross-sectional survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 4135 subjects were enrolled into the study from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) 2011-2012 baseline survey to analyse the associations between prenatal and early postnatal famine exposure and the risk of chronic lung diseases in adulthood...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576137/characteristics-of-patients-receiving-midwife-led-prenatal-care-in-canada-results-from-the-maternity-experiences-survey-mes
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Peri Abdullah, Sabrina Gallant, Naseem Saghi, Alison Macpherson, Hala Tamim
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the characteristics of women in Canada who received care from a midwife during their prenatal period. METHODS: The findings of this study were drawn from the Maternity Experiences Survey (MES), which was a cross-sectional survey that assessed the experiences of women who gave birth between November 2005 and May 2006. The main outcome variable for this study was the prenatal care provider (i.e. midwife versus other healthcare providers)...
June 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567436/-no-alcohol-is-recommended-but-health-care-students-attitudes-about-alcohol-consumption-during-pregnancy
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Kelly D Coons, Shelley L Watson, Nicole M Yantzi, Nancy E Lightfoot, Sylvie Larocque
Canadian findings suggest that health care providers require further training and education to support their work preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). However, the knowledge and training of health care students in relation to FASD remains largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to understand the attitudes and beliefs of health care students about alcohol use during pregnancy. Twenty-one health care students participated in a scenario-based vignette about alcohol consumption during pregnancy...
January 2017: Global Qualitative Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562743/reproductive-aspects-and-knowledge-of-family-planning-among-women-with-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome
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Ivana Cristina Vieira de Lima, Maria da Conceição Dos Santos Oliveira Cunha, Gilmara Holanda da Cunha, Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the reproductive aspects and knowledge of family planning among women with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). METHOD: Cross-sectional and descriptive study carried out from January to December, 2015, in the outpatient care of infectious disease unit in a hospital located in Fortaleza, Ceará. Data were collected through a form applied by interview in a private setting. RESULTS: 102 women participated in the study...
May 25, 2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561934/risk-of-impaired-cognition-after-prenatal-exposure-to-psychotropic-drugs
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M A Wibroe, R Mathiasen, A K Pagsberg, P Uldall
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal exposure to psychotropic drugs may affect the trajectories of brain development. In a register study, we investigated whether such exposure is associated with long-term impaired cognitive abilities. METHOD: Individuals born in Denmark in 1995-2008 were included. As proxies for cognitive impairment, requiring special needs education, attending special needs school, diagnoses of neurological/mental disorder, missed final examinations, and low school grade average were used...
May 31, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
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