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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434107/early-life-obesity-prevention-critique-of-intervention-trials-during-the-first-one-thousand-days
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REVIEW
John J Reilly, Anne Martin, Adrienne R Hughes
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To critique the evidence from recent and ongoing obesity prevention interventions in the first 1000 days in order to identify evidence gaps and weaknesses, and to make suggestions for more informative future intervention trials. RECENT FINDINGS: Completed and ongoing intervention trials have had fairly modest effects, have been limited largely to high-income countries, and have used relatively short-term interventions and outcomes. Comparison of the evidence from completed prevention trials with the evidence from systematic reviews of behavioral risk factors shows that some life-course stages have been neglected (pre-conception and toddlerhood), and that interventions have neglected to target some important behavioral risk factors (maternal smoking during pregnancy, infant and child sleep)...
April 22, 2017: Current Obesity Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433835/the-relationship-between-pre-verbal-event-representations-and-semantic-structures-the-case-of-goal-and-source-paths
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Laura Lakusta, Danielle Spinelli, Kathryn Garcia
We explored the nature of infants' concepts for goal path and source path in motion events (e.g., the duck moved into the bowl/out of the bowl), specifically asking how infants' representations could support the acquisition of the semantic roles of goal path and source path in language. The results showed that 14.5-month-old infants categorized goal paths across different motion events (moving to X, moving on Y), and they also categorized source paths if the source reference objects were highly salient (relatively large in size and colorful)...
April 20, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429908/pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-as-a-predictor-of-low-birth-weight-infants-in-japan
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Utako Murai, Kyoko Nomura, Michiko Kido, Takeaki Takeuchi, Mitsuhiro Sugimoto, Mahbubur Rahman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of low birth weight (LBW) infants in Japan has doubled in the last several decades. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on LBW infants of Japanese women. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study was conducted using data on 1,336 mothers (mean age, 34.0 years)whose pre-pregnancy BMI was less than 23 kg/m2 and their singleton infants were born at full term between January and December in 2011...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427711/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-infants-who-later-in-life-developed-multiple-sclerosis-record-linkage-study
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Alexander Goldacre, Julia Pakpoor, Michael Goldacre
BACKGROUND: Pre-natal and early life factors may have a role in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis in some people. However, the reporting of any influence of maternal and perinatal factors on MS risk has been limited. We aimed to study maternal and perinatal characteristics of babies who went on to develop MS. METHODS: Data were analysed from the historical Oxford Record Linkage Study dataset 1970-1989, which incorporated a specialised maternity dataset with record linkage between mother and baby, covering a population of 850,000...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427039/low-dose-growth-hormone-treatment-in-infants-and-toddlers-with-prader-willi-syndrome-is-comparable-to-higher-dosage-regimens
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Elly Scheermeyer, Mark Harris, Ian Hughes, Patricia A Crock, Geoffrey Ambler, Charles F Verge, Phil Bergman, George Werther, Maria E Craig, Catherine S Choong, Peter S W Davies
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate benefit and risk of low dose growth hormone treatment (GHT, 4.5mg/m(2)/week) in very young children with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal clinical intervention. METHODS: We evaluated 31 infants (aged 2-12months) and 42 toddlers (13-24months) from the PWS-OZGROW database for height, weight and BMI using the World Health Organization standard deviation scores (SDSWHO) and PWS specific BMI (SDSPWS), bone age, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) levels and adverse events over 3years of GHT...
March 24, 2017: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402469/health-system-functionality-in-a-low-income-country-in-the-midst-of-conflict-the-case-of-yemen
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Naseeb Qirbi, Sharif A Ismail
Background:  Although the literature on effects of armed conflict on population health is extensive, detailed assessments of effects on public health 'systems' are few. This article aims to help address this deficit through the medium of a case study on Yemen, describing health system and health outcome performance prior to the internationalisation of the conflict there in March 2015, before assessing the impact of war on health system functionality since that time. Method : Review of peer- and non-peer reviewed literature from 2005 to 2016 from academic sources, multilateral organizations, donors and governmental and non-governmental organizations, augmented by secondary data analysis...
April 11, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398697/effects-of-targeting-lower-versus-higher-arterial-oxygen-saturations-on-death-or-disability-in-preterm-infants
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REVIEW
Lisa M Askie, Brian A Darlow, Peter G Davis, Neil Finer, Ben Stenson, Maximo Vento, Robin Whyte
BACKGROUND: The use of supplemental oxygen in the care of extremely preterm infants has been common practice since the 1940s. Despite this, there is little agreement regarding which oxygen saturation (SpO₂) ranges to target to maximise short- or long-term growth and development, while minimising harms. There are two opposing concerns. Lower oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ at 90% or less) may impair neurodevelopment or result in death. Higher oxygen levels (targeting SpO₂ greater than 90%) may increase severe retinopathy of prematurity or chronic lung disease...
April 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393903/medium-term-impact-of-the-economic-crisis-on-mortality-health-related-behaviours-and-access-to-healthcare-in-greece
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Filippos T Filippidis, Vasiliki Gerovasili, Christopher Millett, Yannis Tountas
Previous studies on the health consequences of the crisis in Greece investigated short-term impacts on selected outcomes. This study examined the impact of the crisis on a key set of health indicators with longer follow up than previous studies. We conducted interrupted time series (ITS) analysis to compare trends in standardised mortality by cause before and during the crisis. We examined changes in fruit and vegetable consumption, smoking, physical activity, obesity, out-of-pocket payments and unmet needs for healthcare using national household data from the "Hellas Health" surveys...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392142/memory-b-cell-response-to-a-pcv-13-booster-in-3-5year-old-children-primed-with-either-pcv-7-or-pcv-13
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Johannes Trück, Amber Thompson, Begonia Morales-Aza, Elizabeth A Clutterbuck, Merryn Voysey, Ed Clarke, Matthew D Snape, Dominic F Kelly, Adam Finn, Andrew J Pollard
Pneumococcal protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccines provide direct protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae through the induction of persistent anti-polysaccharide antibodies, and by priming for a rapid secondary antibody response. Memory B cells (BMEM) generated during an initial immune response are responsible for both the more rapid and quantitatively greater secondary antibody response and are also thought to contribute to the ongoing production of plasma cells providing long-term antibody persistence...
April 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385091/early-postoperative-physical-therapy-for-improving-short-term-gross-motor-outcome-in-infants-with-cyanotic-and-acyanotic-congenital-heart-disease
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Sumihito Haseba, Harutoshi Sakakima, Syuhei Nakao, Misaki Ohira, Shigefumi Yanagi, Yutaka Imoto, Akira Yoshida, Megumi Shimodozono
PURPOSE: We analysed the gross motor recovery of infants and toddlers with cyanotic and acyanotic congenital heart disease (CHD) who received early postoperative physical therapy to see whether there was any difference in the duration to recovery. METHODS: This study retrospectively evaluated the influence of early physical therapy on postoperative gross motor outcomes of patients with CHD. The gross motor ability of patients with cyanotic (n = 25, average age: 376...
April 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382052/comparative-investigation-of-indicators-of-growth-and-behavioral-disorders-in-children-with-normal-low-and-very-low-birth-weight-at-pre-school-age-in-isfahan-during-2015
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Marzieh Yousefi, Zahra Abdeyazdan, Soheila Ehsanpour
INTRODUCTION: Birth weight is one of the most important indicators of infant's health and could predict their health condition in future. This study was conducted to determine and compare indicators of growth [weight, height, and body mass index (BMI)] and behavioral disorders in children with normal, low, and very low birth weight at pre-school age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive analytical study, 236 children (126 with normal weight, 100 with low birth weight, and 10 with very low birth weight) at pre-school age were investigated in three groups...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376548/effect-of-an-educational-presentation-about-extremely-preterm-infants-on-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-health-care-providers
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Stefani Doucette, Brigitte Lemyre, Thierry Daboval, Sandra Dunn, Salwa Akiki, Nick Barrowman, Gregory P Moore
Objective To determine healthcare providers' knowledge (HCP) about survival rates of extremely preterm infants (EPI) and attitudes toward resuscitation before and after an educational presentation and, to examine the relationship between knowledge and attitudes toward resuscitation. Study Design Participants completed a survey before and after attending a presentation detailing evidence-based estimates of survival rates and surrounding ethical issues. Respondents included neonatologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, trainees in pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatal-perinatal medicine and neonatal and obstetrical nurses...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371929/inventory-of-surveillance-systems-assessing-dietary-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviours-in-europe-a-dedipac-study
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Silvia Bel-Serrat, Inge Huybrechts, Barbara F Thumann, Antje Hebestreit, Peter M Abuja, Stefaan de Henauw, Carine Dubuisson, Thorsten Heuer, Celine M Murrin, Giacomo Lazzeri, Caroline van Rossum, Lene F Andersen, Robert Szeklicki, Jesús Vioque, Rachel Berry, Hidde P van der Ploeg, Wolfgang Ahrens, Nadia Slimani
There is a need for harmonized public health surveillance systems to monitor regional variations and temporal trends of health behaviours and health outcomes and to align policies, action plans and recommendations in terms of healthy diet and physical (in)activity within Europe. We provide an inventory of currently existing surveillance systems assessing diet, physical activity, and sedentary behaviours in Europe as a tool to assist in the identification of gaps and needs and to contribute to the roadmap for an integrated pan-European surveillance system...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355195/the-relationship-of-human-milk-leptin-and-macronutrients-with-gastric-emptying-in-term-breastfed-infants
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Anna M Cannon, Zoya Gridneva, Anna R Hepworth, Ching T Lai, Wan J Tie, Sadaf Khan, Peter E Hartmann, Donna T Geddes
BACKGROUND: Infants breastfed on demand exhibit a variety of feeding patterns and self-regulate their nutrient intake but factors influencing their gastric emptying (GE) are poorly understood. Despite research into appetite regulation properties of leptin, there is limited information about relationships between human milk leptin and infant GE. METHODS: Gastric volumes were calculated from ultrasound scans of infants' stomachs (n=20) taken pre- and post-breastfeed, then each 12...
March 29, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335649/plasma-growth-arrest-specific-6-levels-in-term-and-preterm-newborns
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E Eksi Alp, N Altinkaya, Z Cagman, F Uras
OBJECTIVE: Growth Arrest-Specific 6 (GAS6) is a vitamin K-dependent protein. Despite a similar structure to Protein S, it has no anticoagulant activity. An association between GAS6 and some diseases for adults has been reported. In the absence of prospective clinical studies of GAS6 in neonates, so far, the objective of this study is to obtain, for the first time, plasma GAS6 levels before and after vitamin K1 prophylaxis in full-term and pre-term newborns. METHODS: 80 newborn (40 term and 40 preterm) were recruited for this study...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325055/-experience-with-hepatoblastoma-treatment-in-small-children-the-use-of-preoperative-3d-virtual-analysis-mevis-for-liver-resections
#16
J Janek, P Bician, P Kenderessy, P Kothaj, K Novotná, J Koňarčík, Ľ Laca, J Ulianko, I Dedinská
INTRODUCTION: Hepatoblastoma is an uncommon but most frequent liver cancer in infants and children. The therapy is complex, including neoadjuvant, surgical, and adjuvant therapy. For surgery, the presence of a specialized surgeon and an anaesthesiologist is required. For planning the surgery, the 3D analysis MeVis is currently available. The objective of the work is the assessment of a group of children operated for a liver hepatoblastoma and the assessment of contribution of a pre-surgery virtual 3D analysis MeVis for a surgeon...
2017: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320796/effect-of-alcohol-consumption-and-psychosocial-stressors-on-preterm-and-small-for-gestational-age-births-in-hiv-infected-women-in-south-africa-a-cohort-study
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Ayesha Sania, Kirsty Brittain, Tamsin K Phillips, Allison Zerbe, Agnes Ronan, Landon Myer, Elaine J Abrams
OBJECTIVES: Psychosocial stressors such as depression and stress, intimate partner violence (IPV) and alcohol use have been linked to preterm and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) births in general populations. The prevalence of psychosocial stressors and alcohol abuse is high in many HIV-infected (HIV+) populations. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of psychosocial stressors and alcohol abuse on birth outcomes in HIV-infected women. METHODS: Antenatal depression and non-specific psychological distress, periconception IPV and alcohol consumption were measured during the second trimester among HIV+ women initiating antiretroviral treatment with efavirenz + emtricitibine + tenofovir in Cape Town, South Africa...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315591/reference-ranges-and-impact-of-selected-confounders-on-classic-serum-and-urinary-renal-markers-in-neonatal-period
#18
Monika Miklaszewska, Przemysław Korohoda, Przemko Kwinta, Katarzyna Zachwieja, Tomasz Tomasik, Katarzyna Kiliś-Pstrusińska, Dorota Drożdż
PURPOSE: Renal injury in term and pre-term neonates may be an antecedent to chronic kidney disease in the child's further life. The aim of the paper was to compile a reference range for selected serum and urinary renal markers in the neonatal period for full-term (FT) and pre-term (PT) newborns. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prospective study included 23 FT infants (birth weight - BW≥2500g and gestational age - GA≥37Hbd) and 32 PT children (BW<2500g and GA<37Hbd) in good general condition, without acute kidney injury (AKI) or sepsis...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306521/reference-ranges-of-thromboelastometry-in-healthy-full-term-and-pre-term-neonates
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Rozeta Sokou, Leontini Foudoulaki-Paparizos, Theodore Lytras, Aikaterini Konstantinidi, Martha Theodoraki, Ioannis Lambadaridis, Antonis Gounaris, Serena Valsami, Marianna Politou, Argyri Gialeraki, Georgios K Nikolopoulos, Nicoletta Iacovidou, Stefanos Bonovas, Argirios E Tsantes
BACKGROUND: Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) is an attractive method for rapid evaluation of hemostasis in neonates. Currently, no reference values exist for ROTEM assays in full-term and pre-term neonates. Our aim was to establish reference ranges for standard extrinsically activated ROTEM assay (EXTEM) in arterial blood samples of healthy full-term and pre-term neonates. METHODS: In the present study, EXTEM assay was performed in 198 full-term (≥37 weeks' gestation) and 84 pre-term infants (<37 weeks' gestation) using peripheral arterial whole blood samples...
March 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301833/persistent-environmental-toxicants-in-breast-milk-and-rapid-infant-growth
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Rachel Criswell, Virissa Lenters, Siddhartha Mandal, Hein Stigum, Nina Iszatt, Merete Eggesbø
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Many environmental toxicants are passed to infants in utero and through breast milk. Exposure to toxicants during the perinatal period can alter growth patterns, impairing growth or increasing obesity risk. Previous studies have focused on only a few toxicants at a time, which may confound results. We investigated levels of 26 toxicants in breast milk and their associations with rapid infant growth, a risk factor for later obesity. METHODS: We used data from the Norwegian HUMIS study, a multi-center cohort of 2,606 mothers and newborns enrolled between 2002 and 2008...
March 17, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
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