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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818815/mercury-concentrations-in-china-s-coastal-waters-and-implications-for-fish-consumption-by-vulnerable-populations
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Yindong Tong, Mengzhu Wang, Xiaoge Bu, Xin Guo, Yan Lin, Huiming Lin, Jing Li, Wei Zhang, Xuejun Wang
We assessed mercury (Hg) pollution in China's coastal waters, including the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea and the South China Sea, based on a nationwide dataset from 301 sampling sites. A methylmercury (MeHg) intake model for humans based on the marine food chain and human fish consumption was established to determine the linkage between water pollutants and the pollutant intake by humans. The predicted MeHg concentration in fish from the Bohai Sea was the highest among the four seas included in the study...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818032/prevention-strategy-for-father-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-virus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hong-Lin Chen, Man-Li Zha, Gang Qin
OBJECTIVE: Father to child transmission (FTCT) occurs in infants born to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infected father. In this study, we aim to summarize the prevention strategy for FTCT of HBV by systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: PubMed and China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database were systematically searched. We systematically reviewed the prevention strategy for father, mother, and infant before, during pregnancy and after birth. We also examined trial sequential analysis (TSA) for the required information size (RIS)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808302/effects-of-one-week-empirical-antibiotic-therapy-on-the-early-development-of-gut-microbiota-and-metabolites-in-preterm-infants
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Danping Zhu, Sa Xiao, Jialin Yu, Qing Ai, Yu He, Chen Cheng, Yunhui Zhang, Yun Pan
The early postnatal period is the most dynamic and vulnerable stage in the assembly of intestinal microbiota. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to newborn preterm babies and are frequently used for a prolonged duration in China. We hypothesized that the prolonged antibiotic therapy would affect the early development of intestinal microbiota and their metabolites. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed the stool microbiota and metabolites in 36 preterm babies with or without antibiotic treatment. These babies were divided into three groups, including two groups treated with the combination of penicillin and moxalactam or piperacillin-tazobactam for 7 days, and the other group was free of antibiotics...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807100/two-cases-of-multi-antibiotic-resistant-cronobacter-spp-infections-of-infants-in-china
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Jing Hua Cui, Bo Yu, Yun Xiang, Zhen Zhang, Ting Zhang, Ying Chun Zeng, Zhi Gang Cui, Xi Xiang Huo
Infections by Cronobacter spp. are hazardous to infants since they can lead to neonatal meningitis, bacteremia, and necrotizing enterocolitis. Cronobacter spp. are frequently resistant to β-lactam derivatives, macrolides, and aminoglycosides. In addition, multi-resistant strains have also been detected. In China, the isolation rate of Cronobacter spp. from commercial powdered infant formula (PIF) or follow-up formula (FUF) is relatively high. Nevertheless, clinical cases of Cronobacter infection have been ignored to date...
August 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799220/c-reactive-protein-concentrations-can-help-to-determine-which-febrile-infants-under-three-months-should-receive-blood-cultures-during-influenza-seasons
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Weiran Li, Shuanghong Luo, Yu Zhu, Yang Wen, Min Shu, Chaomin Wan
AIM: We explored whether C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations could indicate which infants with fever without source (FWS) should receive undergo blood culture tests during influenza seasons. METHODS: This retrospective study focused on patients under three months of age with FWS who had received blood culture tests at the West China Second University Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department during the influenza seasons from June 2013 to January 2015. The statistical analysis comprised: specificity, sensitivity, multilevel likelihood ratios, receiver operating characteristic analysis and a multivariate logistic regression model...
August 11, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791793/early-transition-from-insulin-to-sulfonylureas-in-neonatal-diabetes-and-follow-up-experience-from-china
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Xiuzhen Li, Aijing Xu, Huiying Sheng, Tzer Hwu Ting, Xiaojian Mao, Xinjiang Huang, Minyan Jiang, Jing Cheng, Li Liu
BACKGROUND: Sulfonylurea therapy can improve glycemic control and ameliorate neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients suffering from neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) with KCNJ11 or ABCC8 mutations. As genetic testing results are often delayed, it remains controversial whether sulfonylurea treatment should be attempted immediately at diagnosis or doctors should await genetic confirmation. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of sulfonylurea therapy in Chinese NDM patients during infancy before genetic testing results were available...
August 8, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780066/risk-factors-for-measles-among-infants-in-tianjin-china
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Y Zhang, A L Wagner, X Wang, B F Carlson, Y Ding, J P Montgomery, B W Gillespie, M L Boulton
OBJECTIVES: Infants aged <8 months are ineligible for measles vaccination in China but represent a disproportionate number of cases. We examined the risk factors for measles among infants in Tianjin, China. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Cases were enrolled from a surveillance system, and IgG-negative controls were sampled from registries at immunization clinics. A logistic regression model assessed for risk factors. RESULTS: Among 82 cases and 485 controls, exposure to a municipal hospital (OR [odds ratio]: 5...
August 3, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770411/effect-of-iodine-nutrition-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-an-iodine-sufficient-area-in-china
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Yue Xiao, Huakun Sun, Chenyan Li, Yongze Li, Shiqiao Peng, Chenling Fan, Weiping Teng, Zhongyan Shan
Many studies focused on the association between thyroid disease and pregnancy outcomes. The present study explored the effect of iodine nutrition during the first trimester on pregnancy outcomes. One thousand five hundred sixty-nine pregnant, euthyroid women at ≤12 weeks of gestation in an iodine-sufficient area in China were recruited. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria for iodine nutrition during pregnancy, participants were divided into four groups: adequate iodine (median urinary iodine concentration (UIC), 150-249 μg/L), mild deficiency (UIC, 100-150 μg/L), moderate and severe deficiency (UIC, <100 μg/L), and more than adequate and excessive (UIC, ≥250 μg/L) groups...
August 2, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763927/-factors-associated-with-malnutrition-among-infants-and-young-children-aged-6-23-months-in-poor-rural-areas-in-hunan-province-china
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X Zhou, J Q Fang, J Y Luo, H Wang, Q Y Du, G W Huang, B B Feng
Objective: To describe the situation and identify factors associated with malnutrition among infants and young children aged 6-23 months in poor rural areas in Hunan Province in 2015. Methods: 8 735 rural infants and young children aged 6-23 months in 30 poor counties of Wuling Mountains and Luoxiao Mountains in Hu'nan province were selected by township-level probability proportional to size sampling (PPS) in August 2015, infants' body length and weight were measured, and questionnaires were used to collect infants' information on personal and family, and feeding status in the past 24 h...
August 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756816/epidemiological-characteristics-and-risk-factors-of-the-pertussis-in-infants-12-months-of-age-in-tianjin-china
#10
Hai Tao Huang, Zhi Gang Gao, Yong Liu, Li Juan Wang, Yan Ping Liu, Ying Zhang
The epidemiologic characteristics of 631 infant pertussis cases < 12 months, which accounted for 57.42% of the total cases, were analyzed by descriptive epidemiology in Tianjin, between 2010 and 2015. The incidence of infants was 104.66/100,000, which was 118 times higher than in other age groups (P < 0.001). The primary type of pertussis simultaneously presented in households was adult-to-infant (70.51%). The parents were identified as the source of infection in 80.18% of cases for infants. The positive rate of placental antibody transfer was 31...
July 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755861/high-serum-lead-concentration-in-the-first-trimester-is-associated-with-an-elevated-risk-of-small-for-gestational-age-infants
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Hua Wang, Jun Li, Jia-Hu Hao, Yuan-Hua Chen, Lu Liu, Zhen Yu, Lin Fu, Fang-Biao Tao, De-Xiang Xu
A recent study found that gestational serum Pb concentration is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether gestational Pb exposure elevates risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) births in a Chinese population. In the present study, total 3125 mother-infant pairs were recruited from the China-Anhui Birth Cohort Study (C-ABCS). Pb concentration in maternal serum was detected by GFAAS. All subjects were classified into three groups according to the tertile division of serum Pb concentration: L-Pb (low-Pb, <1...
July 26, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753035/quantitative-prevalence-phenotypic-and-genotypic-characteristics-of-bacillus-cereus-isolated-from-retail-infant-foods-in-china
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Yunyi Zhang, Jiancai Chen, Chunyan Feng, Li Zhan, Junyan Zhang, Yi Li, Yong Yang, Honghu Chen, Zheng Zhang, Yanjun Zhang, Lingling Mei, Haifeng Li
Bacillus cereus is an important foodborne pathogen, which can cause severe food poisoning. The aim of this study was (i) to evaluate the quantitative prevalence of B. cereus in retail prepackaged infant formula and ready-to-eat rice flour in China and (ii) to gain the basic information on pheno- and genotypic characteristics of B. cereus isolates. We found that 40 out of the 587 samples were positive for B. cereus. B. cereus in 3.5% of infant formula samples and 1.0% of rice flour samples outnumbered 100 Colony-Forming Units (CFU)/g...
July 28, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740399/a-safety-culture-assessment-by-mixed-methods-at-a-public-maternity-and-infant-hospital-in-china
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Tita Alissa Listyowardojo, Xiaoling Yan, Stephen Leyshon, Bobbie Ray-Sannerud, Xin Yan Yu, Kai Zheng, Tao Duan
OBJECTIVE: To assess safety culture at a public maternity hospital in Shanghai, China, using a sequential mixed methods approach. The study was part of a bigger study looking at the application of the mixed methods approach to assess safety culture in health care in different organizations and countries. METHODOLOGY: A mixed methods approach was utilized by first distributing the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire measuring six safety culture dimensions and five independent items to all hospital staff (n=1482) working in 18 departments at a single hospital...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738530/prenatal-low-level-phenol-exposures-and-birth-outcomes-in-china
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Guodong Ding, Caifeng Wang, Angela Vinturache, Shasha Zhao, Rui Pan, Wenchao Han, Limei Chen, Weiye Wang, Tao Yuan, Yu Gao, Ying Tian
Phenolic compounds are among the endocrine disruptors which are widely used in daily life products. Studies in laboratory animals showed reproductive and developmental effects. In spite of widespread exposure to phenols, only few studies examined their effects on human development. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between antenatal phenol exposure and birth outcomes in a Chinese obstetric population. Four hundred ninety-six mother-infant pairs recruited from the Laizhou Wan prospective birth cohort in northern China between 2010 and 2013 were included in the study...
July 19, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738461/-role-of-maternal-drug-use-and-environmental-exposure-during-pregnancy-and-delivery-pattern-in-allergic-infants-and-toddlers
#15
S Wang, H S Wang, J X Jiang, Y Wang, T Xu
Objective: To understand correlation between maternal drug use and environmental exposure during pregnancy and delivery pattern and allergy in infants and toddlers, and provide theoretical bases for the early prevention and intervention of infantile allergies. Methods: Case control study based on cross-sectional investigation was conducted. Thirty-three cities were selected in China. Randomly cluster sampling method was used to select a community in each city as the study sample, the women with infants aged 0-24 months were interviewed in the form of face-to-face questionnaire survey...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738455/-cost-effectiveness-and-affordability-of-strategy-for-preventing-mother-to-child-transmission-of-hepatitis-b-in-china
#16
Y Lin, S X Zhang, P C Yang, Y L Cai, Y H Zou
Objective: To evaluate the cost effectiveness of nationwide prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) strategy for hepatitis B, and estimate the willing to pay and budget impacts on the PMTCT. Methods: The decision analytic Markov model for the PMTCT was constructed and a birth cohort of Chinese infants born in 2013 was used to calculate the cost-effectiveness of the PMTCT among them compared with those receiving no intervention. The parameters in the model were obtained from literatures of national surveys or Meta-analysis...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728571/the-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-preterm-small-for-gestational-age-infants-a-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study-in-rural-chinese-population
#17
Shi Chen, Rong Zhu, Huijuan Zhu, Hongbo Yang, Fengying Gong, Linjie Wang, Yu Jiang, Bill Q Lian, Chengsheng Yan, Jianqiang Li, Qing Wang, Shi-Kun Zhang, Hui Pan
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth and small for gestational age (SGA) are strong indicators of neonatal adverse outcomes. With the growing importance of preterm SGA infants, we aim to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors for preterm SGA in China. METHOD: We analyzed the data of parents and infants from a population-based cohort research of the free National Pre-pregnancy Checkups Project (NPCP) in rural China. Only singleton live births that occurred between 24 weeks +0 days and 36 weeks +6 days of pregnancy were included in this study...
July 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726712/constructed-wetland-integrated-microbial-fuel-cell-system-looking-back-moving-forward
#18
Yae Wang, Yaqian Zhao, Lei Xu, Wenke Wang, Liam Doherty, Cheng Tang, Baiming Ren, Jinhui Zhao
In the last 10 years, the microbial fuel cell (MFC) has been extensively studied worldwide to extract energy from wastewater via electricity generation. More recently, a merged technique of embedding MFC into a constructed wetland (CW) has been developed and appears to be increasingly investigated. The driving force to integrate these two technologies lies in the fact that CWs naturally possess a redox gradient (depending on flow direction and wetland depth), which is required by MFCs as anaerobic anode and aerobic cathode chambers...
July 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720616/concomitant-preterm-birth-and-severe-small-for-gestational-age-birth-weight-among-infants-of-immigrant-mothers-in-ontario-originating-from-the-philippines-and-east-asia-a-population-based-study
#19
Emily Bartsch, Alison L Park, Jennifer Jairam, Joel G Ray
OBJECTIVES: Women from the Philippines form one of the largest immigrant groups to North America. Their newborns experience higher rates of preterm birth (PTB), and separately, small-for-gestational age (SGA) birth weight, compared with other East Asians. It is not known if Filipino women are at elevated risk of concomitant PTB and severe SGA (PTB-SGA), a pathological state likely reflective of placental dysfunction and neonatal morbidity. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study of all singleton or twin live births in Ontario, from 2002 to 2011, among immigrant mothers from the Philippines (n=27 946), Vietnam (n=15 297), Hong Kong (n=5618), South Korea (n=5148) and China (n=42 517)...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709079/breastfeeding-initiation-duration-and-exclusivity-in-mothers-with-epilepsy-from-south-west-china
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Nanya Hao, Han Jiang, Mengqian Wu, Tianying Pan, Bo Yan, Jie Liu, Jie Mu, Wenyu Liu, Jinmei Li, Terence J O'Brien, Zhibin Chen, Frank Vajda, Dong Zhou
PURPOSES: 1) To study the breastfeeding initiation, duration and exclusivity rates, and common reasons for early weaning in Chinese mothers with epilepsy (MWE); 2) To identify potential perinatal breastfeeding correlations with selected sociodemographic and clinical factors. METHODS: A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to 281 MWE attending hospitals in South-west China from February 2014 to July 2015. Data about breastfeeding behaviors, sociodemographic, obstetric, and epileptic variables were collected...
June 30, 2017: Epilepsy Research
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