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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535541/contribution-of-amniotic-fluid-along-gestation-to-the-prediction-of-perinatal-mortality-in-women-with-early-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
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Teresa Cobo, Jordina Munrós, José Ríos, Janisse Ferreri, Federico Migliorelli, Núria Baños, Eduard Gratacós, Montse Palacio
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the largest vertical pocket (LVP) of amniotic fluid as a time-dependent factor to predict perinatal mortality in women with early preterm premature rupture of membranes (EPPROM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational cohort study of singleton pregnancies with EPPROM <24 weeks. Termination of pregnancy (TOP) was considered if the LVP was <2 cm at 7 days. The maternal and neonatal characteristics of ongoing pregnancies were recorded. Prediction of perinatal mortality was estimated based on the influence of the LVP as a time-dependent factor after adjustment for maternal age, prior invasive procedure, and gestational age at EPPROM...
May 24, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535361/maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy-is-associated-with-offspring-hypodontia
#2
A H Al-Ani, J S Antoun, W M Thomson, T R Merriman, M Farella
Little is known about environmental risk factors for hypodontia. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between hypodontia and common environmental risk factors, such as maternal smoking and alcohol and caffeine consumption during pregnancy. Eighty-three hypodontia cases with 1 or more missing permanent lateral incisors and/or 1 or more missing premolars were enrolled in this clinic-based case-control study. Some 253 controls with no missing teeth were frequency matched to cases by age and sex...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535315/early-career-outcomes-of-family-medicine-residency-graduates-exposed-to-innovative-flexible-longitudinal-tracks
#3
Richard A Young, Dan Casey, Diana Singer, Elaine Waller, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) project used a case series design to study innovations in the content, length, structure, and location of residency training in 14 geographically diverse family medicine programs between 2007 and 2012. We aimed to explore how offering flexible longitudinal tracks (FLT) affected graduates' scope of practice, particularly in maternal child health (MCH), which included at least 17 months of focused training that increased each year over 4 years...
May 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535307/intergenerational-impact-of-paternal-lifetime-exposures-to-both-folic-acid-deficiency-and-supplementation-on-reproductive-outcomes-and-imprinted-gene-methylation
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Lundi Ly, Donovan Chan, Mahmoud Aarabi, Mylène Landry, Nathalie A Behan, Amanda J MacFarlane, Jacquetta Trasler
STUDY QUESTION: Do paternal exposures to folic acid deficient (FD), and/or folic acid supplemented (FS) diets, throughout germ cell development adversely affect male germ cells and consequently offspring health outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Male mice exposed over their lifetimes to both FD and FS diets showed decreased sperm counts and altered imprinted gene methylation with evidence of transmission of adverse effects to the offspring, including increased postnatal-preweaning mortality and variability in imprinted gene methylation...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535192/learning-through-chain-event-graphs-the-role-of-maternal-factors-in-childhood-type-i-diabetes
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Claire Keeble, Peter Adam Thwaites, Paul David Baxter, Stuart Barber Pgclthe, Roger Charles Parslow, Graham Richard Law
Chain event graphs are a graphical representation of a statistical model derived from event trees, previously applied to cohort studies but not to case-control studies. We apply the chain event graph framework to a Yorkshire case-control study of childhood type I diabetes, to examine four exposure variables associated with the mother, three of which are fully observed (her school-leaving-age, amniocenteses during pregnancy and delivery type) and one with missing values (her rhesus factor), while incorporating previous type I diabetes knowledge...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535184/maternal-zika-virus-disease-severity-virus-load-prior-dengue-antibodies-and-their-relationship-to-birth-outcomes
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U A Halai, K Nielsen-Saines, M E Moreira, P C Sequeira, J P Pereira Junior, A A Zin, J D Cherry, C R Gabaglia, S L Gaw, K Adachi, I Tsui, J H Pilotto, R M Ribeiro Nogueira, A M Bispo de Filippis, P Brasil
Background: Congenital Zika virus (ZIKV) syndrome is a newly identified condition resulting from infection during pregnancy. We analyzed outcome data from a mother-infant cohort in Rio de Janeiro in order to assess whether clinical severity of maternal ZIKV infection was associated with maternal virus load, prior dengue antibodies or abnormal pregnancy/infant outcomes. Methods: A clinical severity assessment tool was developed based on duration of fever, severity of rash, multisystem involvement and duration of symptoms during ZIKV infection...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535175/parental-age-and-risk-of-pediatric-cancer-in-the-offspring-a-population-based-record-linkage-study-in-california
#7
Rong Wang, Catherine Metayer, Libby Morimoto, Joseph L Wiemels, Andrew T DeWan, Alice Kang, Xiaomei Ma
By linking birth records and cancer registry data from California, we conducted a population-based study with 23,419 cases and 87,593 matched controls born in 1978-2009 to investigate the relation of parental age to risk of pediatric cancer. Compared to children born to mothers aged 20-24 years, those born to mothers in older age groups had a 13% to 36% increased risk of pediatric cancer, the odds ratio (OR) for each 5-year maternal age increase was 1.06 (95% confidence interval[CI]: 1.04,1.09). For cancer diagnosed at 0-14 and 15-19 years, the OR for each 5-year increase in maternal age was1...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535165/parental-body-mass-index-and-behavioral-problems-in-their-offspring-a-danish-national-birth-cohort-study
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Susanne Hvolgaard Mikkelsen, Lena Hohwü, Jørn Olsen, Bodil Hammer Bech, Zeyan Liew, Carsten Obel
Maternal obesity has been associated with increased risk of offspring behavioral problems. We examined whether this association could be explained by familial factors by comparing associations for maternal body mass index (BMI) with associations for paternal BMI. We studied 38,314 children born to mothers enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort during 1996-2002. Data on maternal BMI was collected at 15 weeks of gestation, and paternal BMI was assessed when the child was 18 months old. When the child was 7 years old, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire was completed by the parents...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535063/airborne-precursors-predict-maternal-serum-perfluoroalkyl-acid-pfaa-concentrations
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Colleen M Makey, Thomas F Webster, Jonathan W Martin, Mahiba Shoeib, Tom Harner, Linda Dix-Cooper, Glenys M Webster
Human exposure to persistent perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), can occur directly from contaminated food, water, air and dust. However, precursors to PFAAs (PreFAAs), such as di-polyfluoroalkyl phosphates (diPAPs), fluorotelomer alcohols (FTOHs), perfluorooctyl sulfonamides (FOSAs), and sulfonamidoethanols (FOSEs) - which can be biotransformed to PFAAs - may also be a source of exposure. PFAAs were analyzed in 50 maternal sera collected in 2007-2008 from participants in Vancouver, Canada, while PFAAs and PreFAAs were measured in matching samples of residential bedroom air collected by passive sampler, and in sieved vacuum dust (< 150 μm)...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534937/the-inhibitory-effect-of-meg3-mir-214-aifm2-axis-on-the-growth-of-t-cell-lymphoblastic-lymphoma
#10
Fang-Yi Fan, Rui Deng, Hai Yi, Hao-Ping Sun, Yan Zeng, Guang-Cui He, Yi Su
T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) is an aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis and high recurrence rate. Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA)-MEG3 is an important tumor suppressor in various cancers. The present study investigated the potential role of maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3) in the progression of T-LBL. Suppressed expression of MEG3 was detected in T-LBL tissues compared with adjacent histologically normal tissues. Down-regulated level of MEG3 was also found in three T-LBL cell lines (CCRF-CEM, Jurkat and SUP-T1) compared with human T-cell line H9...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534929/teratogens-a-public-health-issue-a-brazilian-overview
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Thiago Mazzu-Nascimento, Débora Gusmão Melo, Giorgio Gianini Morbioli, Emanuel Carrilho, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna, André Anjos da Silva, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini
Congenital anomalies are already the second cause of infant mortality in Brazil, as in many other middle-income countries in Latin America. Birth defects are a result of both genetic and environmental factors, but a multifactorial etiology has been more frequently observed. Here, we address the environmental causes of birth defects - or teratogens - as a public health issue and present their mechanisms of action, categories and their respective maternal-fetal deleterious effects. We also present a survey from 2008 to 2013 of Brazilian cases involving congenital anomalies (annual average of 20,205), fetal deaths (annual average of 1,530), infant hospitalizations (annual average of 82,452), number of deaths of hospitalized infants (annual average of 2,175), and the average cost of hospitalizations (annual cost of $7,758)...
May 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534927/genome-wide-association-study-for-birth-weaning-and-yearling-weight-in-colombian-brahman-cattle
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Rodrigo Martínez, Diego Bejarano, Yolanda Gómez, Romain Dasoneville, Ariel Jiménez, Gael Even, Johann Sölkner, Gabor Mészáros
Genotypic and phenotypic data of 1,562 animals were analyzed to find genomic regions that potentially influence the birth weight (BW), weaning weight at seven months of age (WW) and yearling weight (YW) of Colombian Brahman cattle, with genotyping conducted using Illumina Bead chip array with 74,669 SNPs. A Single Step Genomic BLUP (ssGBLP), approach was used to estimate the proportion of variance explained by each marker. Multiple regions scattered across the genome were found to influence weights at different ages, also dependent on the trait component (direct or maternal)...
May 22, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534840/birth-outcomes-after-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-disaster-a-long-term-retrospective-study
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Claire Leppold, Shuhei Nomura, Toyoaki Sawano, Akihiko Ozaki, Masaharu Tsubokura, Sarah Hill, Yukio Kanazawa, Hiroshi Anbe
Changes in population birth outcomes, including increases in low birthweight or preterm births, have been documented after natural and manmade disasters. However, information is limited following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Disaster. In this study, we assessed whether there were long-term changes in birth outcomes post-disaster, compared to pre-disaster data, and whether residential area and food purchasing patterns, as proxy measurements of evacuation and radiation-related anxiety, were associated with post-disaster birth outcomes...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534818/a-review-of-the-impact-of-maternal-obesity-on-the-cognitive-function-and-mental-health-of-the-offspring
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REVIEW
Laura Contu, Cheryl A Hawkes
Globally, more than 20% of women of reproductive age are currently estimated to be obese. Children born to obese mothers are at higher risk of developing obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and asthma in adulthood. Increasing clinical and experimental evidence suggests that maternal obesity also affects the health and function of the offspring brain across the lifespan. This review summarizes the current findings from human and animal studies that detail the impact of maternal obesity on aspects of learning, memory, motivation, affective disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and neurodegeneration in the offspring...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534810/non-invasive-fetal-monitoring-a-maternal-surface-ecg-electrode-placement-based-novel-approach-for-optimization-of-adaptive-filter-control-parameters-using-the-lms-and-rls-algorithms
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Radek Martinek, Radana Kahankova, Homer Nazeran, Jaromir Konecny, Janusz Jezewski, Petr Janku, Petr Bilik, Jan Zidek, Jan Nedoma, Marcel Fajkus
This paper is focused on the design, implementation and verification of a novel method for the optimization of the control parameters (such as step size μ and filter order N) of LMS and RLS adaptive filters used for noninvasive fetal monitoring. The optimization algorithm is driven by considering the ECG electrode positions on the maternal body surface in improving the performance of these adaptive filters. The main criterion for optimal parameter selection was the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR). We conducted experiments using signals supplied by the latest version of our LabVIEW-Based Multi-Channel Non-Invasive Abdominal Maternal-Fetal Electrocardiogram Signal Generator, which provides the flexibility and capability of modeling the principal distribution of maternal/fetal ECGs in the human body...
May 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534743/maternal-mortality-in-afghanistan-setting-achievable-targets
#16
Stewart Britten
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534724/maternal-protein-restriction-depresses-the-duodenal-expression-of-iron-transporters-and-serum-iron-level-in-male-weaning-piglets
#17
Wenqiang Ma, Jingyu Lu, Shuxia Jiang, Demin Cai, Shifeng Pan, Yimin Jia, Ruqian Zhao
To investigate the effects of maternal dietary protein restriction on offspring Fe metabolism, twenty-four second-parity Landrace×Yorkshire sows were randomly allocated to standard-protein (SP) and low-protein (LP) groups. The SP sows were fed diets containing 15 and 18 % crude protein throughout pregnancy and lactation, respectively, whereas the LP sows were subjected to 50 % dietary protein restriction. Offspring birth weight was not affected, but the body weight at weaning (P=0·06) and average daily gain (P=0·01) of the female piglets were significantly decreased...
April 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534460/flail-anterior-tricuspid-valve-leaflet-in-a-neonate-association-with-maternal-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#18
Adrian J Tarca, Luke Eckersley, Darshan Kothari
This brief report describes a case of flail anterior tricuspid valve leaflet in a neonate associated with maternal antiphospholipid syndrome. Fetal echocardiography at 27 weeks of gestation showed competent atrioventricular valves with biventricular echogenic chordae. Fetal distress was noted at delivery, and echocardiography showed a flail anterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve with severe regurgitation. Possible causation and implications of maternal antiphospholipid syndrome are discussed.
May 23, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534447/selenium-selenoproteins-and-selenometabolites-in-mothers-and-babies-at-the-time-of-birth
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Cristina Santos, Eduardo García-Fuentes, Belén Callejón-Leblic, Tamara García-Barrera, José Luis Gómez-Ariza, Margaret P Rayman, Inés Velasco
The deficiency of Se, an essential micronutrient, has been implicated in adverse pregnancy outcomes. Our study was designed to determine total serum Se, selenoproteins (extracellular glutathione peroxidase (GPx-3), selenoprotein P (SeP)), selenoalbumin (SeAlb) and selenometabolites in healthy women and their newborns at delivery. This cross-sectional study included eighty-three healthy mother-baby couples. Total Se and Se species concentrations were measured in maternal and umbilical cord sera by an in-series coupling of two-dimensional size-exclusion and affinity HPLC...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534276/disentangling-child-specific-and-family-wide-processes-underlying-negative-mother-child-transactions
#20
André Plamondon, Dillon T Browne, Sheri Madigan, Jennifer M Jenkins
The current study examines the transactional processes between maternal negativity and child disruptive behavior during early childhood, using a sibling comparison design. This design allows for a more sophisticated test of the behavioral training hypothesis than is possible when only one child per family is included in the analysis as it excludes two confounders (passive gene-environment correlation and family-wide environmental influence). Three hundred and ninety-seven families were visited on three occasions when the target child was 1...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
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