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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441821/-assessment-of-undiagnosed-critical-congenital-heart-disease-before-discharge-from-the-maternity-hospital
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Q M Zhao, F Liu, L Wu, M Ye, B Jia, X J Ma, G Y Huang
Objective: Undiagnosed critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) was assessed before discharge from maternity hospital.Basic information was provided for screening CCHD in the early neonatal stage.Chi-squared test was used for comparison of categorical variables(detection rate of different types of CCHD). Method: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in neonates with CCHD who were admitted to Children's Hospital of Fudan University between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2015. For comparing with the previously reported undiagnosed rate of CCHD at discharge, CCHD was defined as all duct dependent congenital heart disease (DDCHD) and any cyanotic CHD that required early surgery...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441347/association-between-sleep-and-body-weight-a-panel-data-model-based-on-a-retrospective-longitudinal-cohort-of-chinese-infants
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Tingting Sha, Yan Yan, Xiao Gao, Shiting Xiang, Guangyu Zeng, Shiping Liu, Qiong He
The focus of this article is on sleep duration and sleep problems in infants and their association with body weight. A retrospective birth cohort of 519 infants was enrolled in a community-based study conducted in Changsha, China. Infant weight and other health-related information were collected during regular standard checkups at the Community Health Service Centers when infants were 1, 3, 6, 8, and 12 months old. The sleep duration and sleep problems of infants were assessed by maternal self-reports. Panel data model was used to evaluate the association of sleep duration and sleep problems with infant body weight...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434135/son-preference-of-immigrants-to-the-united-states-data-from-u-s-birth-certificates-2004-2013
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Embry M Howell, Huanjun Zhang, Dudley L Poston
Son preference has existed for centuries in many cultures and societies. In some Asian countries, including China and India, the sex ratio at birth (SRB, number of male infants divided by number of female infants times 100) is elevated above the worldwide biological norm of about 105. We investigate whether this ratio is elevated in the U.S. for immigrant women. We analyze U.S. birth certificates for 2004-2013 and categorize births by mother's and father's race/ethnicity; mother's place of birth, and birth order of the child...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433329/measles-epidemics-and-seroepidemiology-of-population-in-wujin-changzhou-city-jiangsu-province-china-2015
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Lingyan Tang, Yihong Zhou, Yingzi Pan, Hongming Zhu
The measles epidemic was rather severe in Wujin 2015, and a seroprevalence survey of measles antibody was conducted during June to September 2015 in Wjin district of Changzhou city. Blood samples were collected from community health population and convenient samples of residual blood from hospitals. Measles-specific IgG levels were measured by ELISA assay. A total of 122 measles cases were reported 2015 in Wujin district with an incidence of 8.31 per 100000 populations. A large proportion of measles cases were adults ≥20years (62...
April 19, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421469/effectiveness-and-safety-of-different-once-daily-doses-of-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-for-infantile-spasms
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Jinghua Yin, Qianjin Lu, Fei Yin, Ying Wang, Fang He, Liwen Wu, Lifen Yang, Xiaolu Deng, Chen Chen, Jing Peng
INTRODUCTION: Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) has been commonly used as a first-line treatment for infantile spasms (IS), but its optimal dose and duration are still unclear. This study is the largest retrospective cohort to document the therapeutic efficacy and tolerability for three gradient doses of ACTH in IU/kg/day units in Chinese patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to elucidate the effectiveness and safety of three different low doses and duration of ACTH treatment for IS in China...
April 18, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414567/disease-burden-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-among-children-under-5%C3%A2-y-old-in-china-a-population-based-survey
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Yan Li, Zhijie An, Dapeng Yin, Yanmin Liu, Zhuoying Huang, Yujie Ma, Hui Li, Qi Li, Huaqing Wang
BACKGROUND: To obtain the baseline data on the incidence and cost of community acquired pneumonia among under-5 children for future studies, and provide evidence for shaping China's strategies regarding pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). METHODS: Three townships from Heilongjiang, Hebei and Gansu Province and one community in Shanghai were selected as study areas. A questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data on incidence and cost of pneumonia among children under 5 y old in 2012...
April 17, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411498/a-pilot-study-on-the-association-between-rare-earth-elements-in-maternal-hair-and-the-risk-of-neural-tube-defects-in-north-china
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Wenhua Huo, Yibing Zhu, Zhenjiang Li, Yiming Pang, Bin Wang, Zhiwen Li
Rare earth elements (REEs) have many applications in industry, agriculture, and medicine, resulting in occupational and environmental exposure and concerns regarding REE-associated health effects. However, few epidemiological studies have examined the adverse effects of REEs on pregnancy outcomes. Therefore, this study examined the relationship between the REE concentrations in maternal hair growing during early pregnancy and the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in offspring. We included 191 women with NTD-affected pregnancies (cases) and 261 women delivering healthy infants (controls)...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405934/a-brief-review-of-neurotoxicity-induced-by-melamine
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Lei An, Wei Sun
In September 2008, in China, tens of thousands of children were hospitalized, several even died, as a result of infant-formula milk adulterated with a synthetic chemical compound, melamine, and in the next few months, this crisis became the focus of attention worldwide. Although there are a number of articles about nephrotoxicity of melamine, the evidence of melamine toxicity on other organs is still scanty. Specially, several recent studies indicated that melamine can perturb the central nervous system (CNS) function and induce cognitive deficits, breaking the previous view that melamine toxicity is limited to the urinary system...
April 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399833/a-comparison-of-dalys-for-periodontal-disease-in-china-between-1990-and-2013-insights-from-the-2013-global-burden-of-disease-study
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Qi Zhang, Zhixin Li, Chunxiao Wang, Yunning Liu, Yang Yang, Scottie Bussell, Maigeng Zhou, Linhong Wang
BACKGROUND: China has undergone a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition with fast ecomonic development since the 1980s. Oral health is becoming a major public health problem as the prevalence of non-communicable diseases has greatly increased. Periodontal disease (PD) and caries are among the most prevalent oral diseases. PD accounts for the majority of tooth loss and increases with age. China's third national epidemiological investigation on oral diseases (2005) revealed that periodontitis affected >50% of the adult population...
April 11, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390757/multistage-sclerotherapy-for-extensive-lymphatic-malformations-with-airway-involvement-in-infants-a-protocol-to-prevent-tracheotomy
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An-Wei Chen, Tao Wang, Ying-Ying Huang, Shao-Hua Liu
PURPOSE: The management of extensive head and neck lymphatic malformations (LMs) in infants is challenging because of life-threatening upper airway compression. The aim of this study was to present a management protocol and evaluate the clinical outcomes for preventing tracheotomy in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen infants with extensive head and neck LMs and airway involvement were enrolled from August 2010 through September 2015 at the Qilu Hospital of Shandong University (Jinan, China)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388519/occurrence-sources-and-human-exposure-assessment-of-sccps-in-indoor-dust-of-northeast-china
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Li-Hua Liu, Wan-Li Ma, Li-Yan Liu, Chun-Yan Huo, Wen-Long Li, Chong-Jing Gao, Hai-Ling Li, Yi-Fan Li, Hing Man Chan
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are widely used chemicals in household products and might cause adverse human health effects. However, limited information is available on the occurrence of SCCPs in indoor environments and their exposure risks on humans. In this study the concentrations, profiles and human exposure of SCCPs in indoor dust from five different indoor environments, including commercial stores, residential apartments, dormitories, offices and laboratories were characterized. The SCCPs levels ranged from 10...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383398/effect-of-probiotics-on-digestibility-and-immunity-in-infants-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lingli Xiao, Guodong Ding, Yifang Ding, Chaoming Deng, Xiaolei Ze, Liang Chen, Yao Zhang, Lihua Song, Hongli Yan, Fang Liu, Xiaoming Ben
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a fetus in utero is sterile but it becomes colonized with environmental microorganisms shortly after birth. Since the gut microbiota undergoes substantial changes in early life, healthy gut microflora is essential to an infant's gut health and immune system and probably also has an effect on overall health status in later life. Probiotics, defined as viable microbial preparations that have a beneficial effect on the health of the host, represent a rapidly expanding field. Although randomized controlled trials using probiotics in infants have shown promising results in the prevention and treatment of common diseases such as diarrhea and allergy, little is known about whether probiotics could offer benefits to healthy infants...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382711/prevalence-of-premastication-among-children-aged-6-36%C3%A2-months-and-its-association-with-health-a-cross-sectional-study-in-eight-cities-of-china
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Ai Zhao, Wei Zheng, Yong Xue, Hao Li, Shengjie Tan, Wenzhi Zhao, Peiyu Wang, Yumei Zhang
Premastication is thought to be an adaptive behavior in the introduction of complementary plant-bassed food to infants. It arouses controversy, however, because of the potential for transmitting saliva-born infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to explore whether premastication by healthy caregivers was associated with children's health and behavior. The data were collected as part of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Growth study. From 8 cities in China, 1341 pairs of infants/toddlers and their caregivers were recruited...
April 6, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370151/outcome-of-isolated-enlarged-cisterna-magna-identified-in-utero-experience-at-a-single-medical-center-in-mainland-china
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Liu Zequn, Jin Han, Fu Fang, Juan Liu, Li Ru, Yang Xin, Pan Min, Zhen Li, Li Dongzhi, Liao Can
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of prenatal isolated enlarged cisterna magna (IECM) on postnatal development. METHODS: We followed up 123 fetuses with an enlarged cisterna magna (ECM), who were divided into IECM (Group 1) and non-IECM (ECM plus other anomalies, Group 2) groups, and compared with 60 normal infants with normal fetal ultrasound. We assessed infants postnatally using the Gesell Developmental Schedules. Fetal magnetic resonance imaging, karyotyping and chromosomal microarray analysis test were offered...
March 30, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366994/periconceptional-folic-acid-supplementation-and-vitamin-b12-status-in-a-cohort-of-chinese-early-pregnancy-women-with-the-risk-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
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Ting Yang, Yan Gu, Xiaoping Wei, Xiaohua Liang, Jie Chen, Youxue Liu, Ting Zhang, Tingyu Li
Maternal folate and vitamin B12 deficiency predict poor pregnancy outcome. To improve pregnancy outcomes in rural area of China, we investigate rural women's folic acid supplementation (FAS) status and the associations between maternal vitamin B status during the first trimester and subsequent adverse pregnancy outcomes. We collected the questionnaire information and drew 5 ml of blood from 309 early pregnant rural women. The birth outcomes were retrieved from medical records after delivery. Out of the total, 257 had taken FAS, including 50 before conception (group A) and 207 during the first trimester (group B)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351765/health-risks-posed-to-infants-in-rural-china-by-exposure-to-short-and-medium-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-breast-milk
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Dan Xia, Li-Rong Gao, Ming-Hui Zheng, Jing-Guang Li, Lei Zhang, Yong-Ning Wu, Lin Qiao, Qi-Chang Tian, Hui-Ting Huang, Wen-Bin Liu, Gui-Jin Su, Guo-Rui Liu
Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are complex mixtures of synthetic chemicals found widely in environmental matrices. Short-chain CPs (SCCPs) are candidate persistent organic pollutants under the Stockholm Convention. There should be great concern about human exposure to SCCPs. Data on CP concentrations in human breast milk is scarce. This is the first study in which background SCCP and medium-chain CP (MCCP) body burdens in the general rural population of China have been estimated and health risks posed to nursing infants by CPs in breast milk assessed...
June 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347163/mediating-role-of-maternal-serum-interleukin-1beta-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-the-association-between-environmental-tobacco-smoke-exposure-in-pregnancy-and-low-birth-weight-at-term
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Zhongzheng Niu, Chuanbo Xie, Xiaozhong Wen, Fuying Tian, Peng Ding, Yanhui He, Lijun Fan, Shixin Yuan, Deqin Jia, Wei-Qing Chen
OBJECTIVES: To explore the mediation effects of maternal serum IL-1β and TNF-α on the association between environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure during pregnancy and low birth weight (LBW) at term. METHODS: ETS exposure, birth weight, blood sample, and covariates were collected from 195 pregnant women delivered term LBW infants and 195 controls delivered normal birth weight infants in two Maternity and Child Hospitals in Guangdong, China. Maternal serum IL-1β and TNF-α were measured by flow cytometry...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343770/epidemiology-of-varicella-in-haidian-district-beijing-china-2007-2015
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Jiye Fu, Chu Jiang, Juguang Wang, Fengxia Zhao, Tianwei Ma, Rujing Shi, Yanhong Zhao, Xianfeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: 1-Dose varicella vaccination was recommended for children in Beijing before November 2012. To further control school-based outbreaks and decrease incidence, a 2-dose vaccination was implemented in 2013. We described the varicella epidemiology and assessed impact of the 2-dose vaccination in Haidian district, Beijing, 2007-2015. METHODS: We examined the estimated incidence and disease characteristics of varicella during 2007-2015 and obtained the 1-dose vaccination coverage for children born during 2005-2013...
March 23, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333130/age-of-complementary-foods-introduction-and-risk-of-anemia-in-children-aged-4-6-years-a-prospective-birth-cohort-in-china
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Fenglei Wang, Huijuan Liu, Yi Wan, Jing Li, Yu Chen, Jusheng Zheng, Tao Huang, Duo Li
Age of complementary foods introduction is associated with childhood anemia, but the ideal age for the introduction of complementary foods to infants is a continuing topic of debate. We examined the longitudinal association between complementary foods introduction age and risk of anemia in 18,446 children from the Jiaxing Birth Cohort, who had detailed complementary feeding records at 3 and 6 months of age and had hemoglobin concentrations measured at 4-6 years. Early introduction of complementary foods at 3-6 months of age was significantly associated with a higher risk of anemia (odds ratio = 1...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332103/parental-behaviors-and-sleep-wake-patterns-of-infants-and-toddlers-in-hong-kong-china
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Xin-Ting Yu, Avi Sadeh, Hugh Simon Lam, Jodi A Mindell, Albert Martin Li
BACKGROUND: To describe the sleep patterns of children below 36 months in Hong Kong, and evaluate the associations between parental behaviors and childhood sleep/wake patterns. METHODS: Parents of 1049 infants and toddlers completed an internet-based expanded version of the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire. RESULTS: Total sleep duration (P<0.001), frequency (P<0.001) and duration (P<0.001) of nocturnal awakenings decreased with age, whereas the longest sleep duration (P<0...
March 22, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
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