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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156335/thyroid-disruption-and-reduced-mental-development-in-children-from-an-informal-e-waste-recycling-area-a-mediation-analysis
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Lian Liu, Bo Zhang, Kun Lin, Yuling Zhang, Xijin Xu, Xia Huo
This paper aims to evaluate the effects of thyroid disruption on the mental development of children. A total of 258 three-year-old children in Guiyu (e-waste-exposed group) and Nanao (reference group), China were examined. FT3, FT4, TSH, lead (BPb) and cadmium (BCd) in blood were determined, and cognitive and language scores of children were assessed based on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development III. Stepwise multiple regression was used to estimate the relationship between heavy metals and cognitive and language scores; mediation analysis was performed to determine whether thyroid disruption was mechanistically involved...
November 13, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150338/impacts-of-prenatal-triclosan-exposure-on-fetal-reproductive-hormones-and-its-potential-mechanism
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Caifeng Wang, Limei Chen, Shasha Zhao, Yi Hu, Yijun Zhou, Yu Gao, Weiye Wang, Jun Zhang, Ying Tian
BACKGROUND: Triclosan (TCS) has been widely detected in pregnant women. The reproductive endocrine-disrupting effects of TCS have been observed in humans and animals. Little is known about the potential impact of prenatal TCS exposure on fetal reproductive development as well as its potential mechanism. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the potential effect of prenatal TCS exposure on fetal reproductive hormones in cord blood and its potential mechanism in relation to placental steroidogenic enzymes...
November 14, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145827/maternal-iodine-status-during-lactation-and-infant-weight-and-length-in-henan-province-china
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Jin Yang, Lin Zhu, Xiaofeng Li, Heming Zheng, Zhe Wang, Zongyu Hao, Yang Liu
BACKGROUND: Infants are very sensitive to iodine deficiency. Breastfed infants are dependent on maternal iodine intake. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between maternal iodine status during lactation and infant weight and length. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to investigate maternal iodine status and infant anthropometric measures in Henan Province, China. Only exclusive breastfeeding mothers and their infants < 6 months of age (n = 747) were included in our final analysis...
November 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145300/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-neonatal-screening-of-critical-congenital-heart-defects-in-china
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Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Gerard R Martin, Fuhai Li, Akinori Moriichi, Bin Wu, Rintaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Pulse oximetry screening is a highly accurate tool for the early detection of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in newborn infants. As the technique is simple, noninvasive, and inexpensive, it has potentially significant benefits for developing countries. The aim of this study is to provide information for future clinical and health policy decisions by assessing the cost-effectiveness of CCHD screening in China. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We developed a cohort model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening all Chinese newborns annually using 3 possible screening options compared to no intervention: pulse oximetry alone, clinical assessment alone, and pulse oximetry as an adjunct to clinical assessment...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145270/study-on-the-adverse-effects-following-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer-diagnosis-during-pregnancy-the-first-case-report-in-china
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Xin Ye, Qi He, Xiaoyun Zhou
RATIONALE: Treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy (BCP) remains a challenge to physicians. Surgery and chemotherapy during pregnancy are widely used for the treatment of BCP. Herein, we reported 3 Chinese patients with BCP who underwent chemotherapy during pregnancy and were followed up for adverse effects. PATIENT CONCERNS: Three female patients (case 1, case 2, and case 3) of 37-, 32-, and 28-year-old with breast masses were enrolled. Case 1 had been pregnant for over 4 months, case 2 over 7 months, and case 3 for 7 months...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137068/carnitine-acylcarnitine-translocase-deficiency-with-c-199-10-t-g-and-novel-c-1a-g-mutation-two-case-reports-and-brief-literature-review
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Hui-Ming Yan, Hao Hu, Aisha Ahmed, Bing-Bing Feng, Jing Liu, Zheng-Jun Jia, Hua Wang
RATIONALE: Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocate deficiency (CACTD) is a rare and life-threatening, autosomal recessive disorder of fatty acid β-oxidation characterized by hypoketotic hypoglycemia, hyperammonemia, cardiomyopathy, liver dysfunction, and muscle weakness; culminating in early death. To date, CACTD cases screened from the Chinese mainland population, especially patient with compound heterozygote with c.199-10T>G and a novel c.1A>G mutation in the SLC25A20 gene has never been described...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133946/whole-genomic-analysis-of-two-potential-recombinant-strains-within-human-mastadenovirus-species-c-previously-found-in-beijing-china
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Naiying Mao, Zhen Zhu, Pierre Rivailler, Meng Chen, Qin Fan, Fang Huang, Wenbo Xu
Human mastadenovirus species C (HAdV-C) are the most common etiologic agents of respiratory disease in young children and are frequently detected worldwide including China. Two recombinant HAdV-C strains (BJ04 and BJ09) were isolated from infants with acute respiratory infection (ARI) in Beijing in 2012-2013. The whole genome sequences (WGS) of BJ04 and BJ09 were generated and compared to other 35 HAdV-C WGSs publicly available. Phylogenetic analyses showed that the BJ04 strain might be the result of three homologous recombination events involving the parental strains JX173086 (HAdV-1), NC_001405 (HAdV-2) and LC068718 (HAdV-6), whereas BJ09 viral genome might be made of genetic elements from JX173083 (HAdV-1), KF268199 (HAdV-5), and KR699642 (strain CBJ113)...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119825/why-chinese-mothers-stop-breastfeeding-mothers-self-reported-reasons-for-stopping-during-the-first-six-months
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Ke Sun, Miaoxia Chen, Yuzhu Yin, Lingling Wu, Lingling Gao
The reasons why mothers in mainland China stop breastfeeding before their infants were six months old was investigated. Five hundred sixty-two mothers within two to three days after delivery in a hospital in Guangzhou, China, were followed up via telephone interview at one, four, and six months postpartum between January and August 2015 to assess their infant's feeding patterns and mother's reasons for breastfeeding cessation. Measures included the questionnaire about sociodemographic, psychosocial, and perinatal characteristics, the Breastfeeding Outcome Questionnaire and the Breastfeeding Self-efficacy Scale-Short Form...
September 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096567/risk-factors-for-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-very-preterm-infants-a-case-control-study-in-southwest-china
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Ling-Ping Zhang, Xiao-Ping Lei, Li-Juan Luo, Wen-Bin Dong
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to investigate perinatal risk factors for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in very preterm infants. METHODS: This retrospective study included all preterm infants with a gestational age <32 weeks attending our institution from 2013 to 2016. The NEC group comprised patients with NEC enrolled according to the inclusion criteria. Controls were selected from the database and were matched for gender, gestational age, and birth weight...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095253/clinical-efficacy-of-low-temperature-radiofrequency-ablation-of-pharyngolaryngeal-cyst-in-84-chinese-infants
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Zhinan Wang, Yamin Zhang, Yuhua Ye, Wei Yao, Zhongqiang Xu, Zhongfang Xia, Shufen Wang, Chengyong Zhou
The aim of the study is to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of low-temperature radiofrequency ablation of pharyngolaryngeal cyst.The study population was composed of 84 children diagnosed with pharyngolaryngeal cyst who underwent surgical treatment at the Department of Otolaryngology, Wuhan Children's Hospital, Wuhan, China, between January 1984 and December 2013. All patients were operated using a self-retaining laryngoscope and were divided into 3 groups: traditional cystectomy group (N = 9), dynamic cutting system group (N = 18), and low-temperature radiofrequency ablation group (N = 57)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095074/evaluation-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-incidence-with-telemedicine-confirmation-in-gansu-china-a-pilot-study
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Xinxin Zhang, Yuping Wang, J Niklas Ulrich, Yi Yang, Leona Ding, Yi Yang, Ding Xu, Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, Michelle T Cabrera
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in Gansu, China by combining bedside examinations with remote RetCam (Clarity Medical Systems, Pleasanton, CA, USA) diagnosis. METHODS: ROP screening via indirect ophthalmoscopy followed by RetCam imaging was performed from 2014 to 2015. Three ROP-experienced ophthalmologists interpreted images remotely. Incidence of ROP was determined by combining bedside and telemedicine diagnoses. RESULTS: Of 139 examined infants and 137 complete records, 20 (14...
November 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091317/the-change-of-antibody-levels-in-children-changes-and-analysis-of-anti-hbs-titers-after-primary-immunization-in-1-16-year-old-chinese-children-a-hospital-based-study
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Xiaomei Yue, Congcong Ge, Shurui Zhuge, Hao He, Hui Yang, Hongmei Xu, Ailong Huang, Yao Zhao
Immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine is the most effective measure to prevent Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the change in antibody levels induced by administration of the hepatitis B vaccine in children aged 1-16 year-old in a large sample sized investigation. HBV markers were determined in 93,326 1-16 year-old hospitalized children who completed primary immunization as infants from southwest China, Chongqing. Analyses were performed on anti-HBs titer changes with increasing age, and the revaccination effect was evaluated in children aged 7-14...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079104/the-maternal-viral-threshold-for-antiviral-prophylaxis-of-perinatal-hepatitis-b-virus-transmission-in-settings-with-limited-resources-a-large-prospective-cohort-study-in-china
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Ying Lu, Feng-Cai Zhu, Jian-Xun Liu, Xiang-Jun Zhai, Zhan-Jun Chang, Ling Yan, Kai-Ping Wei, Xin Zhang, Hui Zhuang, Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Antiviral therapy has been documented to reduce perinatal transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in highly viremic mothers. This large prospective cohort study conducted in China aims to delineate the maternal viral threshold for consideration of antiviral prophylaxis in settings with limited resources. METHODS: A total of 1177 mother-infant pairs with positive maternal hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) under current passive-active prophylaxis regimen were enrolled from community health centers in Jiangsu and Henan provinces, China...
October 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078066/adapting-and-validating-a-developmental-assessment-for-chinese-infants-and-toddlers-the-ages-stages-questionnaires-inventory
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Huichao Xie, Jantina Clifford, Jane Squires, Chieh-Yu Chen, Xiaoyan Bian, Qian Yu
The Chinese government has announced the 2013 Guidelines for developing a national system for early detection of disability among children under 6 years of age. However, given limited resources, challenges exist with developmental measures required in the 2013 Guidelines. In order to meet the needs for a more accurate and cost-efficient measure for developmental assessment, the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Inventory (ASQ:I) was translated into Simplified Chinese, and validated on a regional sample of 812 Chinese children ages from 1 to 25 months...
October 24, 2017: Infant Behavior & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074613/the-incidence-of-congenital-hypothyroidism-ch-in-guangxi-china-and-the-predictors-of-permanent-and-transient-ch
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Chunyun Fu, Shiyu Luo, Yingfeng Li, Qifei Li, Shangyang She, Xuehua Hu, Mengting Li, Yue Zhang, Jiasun Su, Xuyun Hu, Yun Chen, Jin Wang, Bobo Xie, Shujie Zhang, Jingsi Luo, Xin Fan, Shaoke Chen, Yiping Shen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of CH in Guangxi, China, and to analyze the predictors that might allow for an early differentiation between permanent (P) and transient (T) CH. DESIGN AND METHODS: Blood samples were collected on filter paper between 3-7 days after birth, TSH level was measured by time-resolved fluorescence assay. Individuals with increased TSH levels detected by newborn screening were recalled for further evaluation by electrochemiluminescence assay...
October 26, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073897/a-comparative-study-of-multiple-clinical-enterovirus-71-isolates-and-evaluation-of-cross-protection-of-inactivated-vaccine-strain-fy-23%C3%A2-k-b-in-vitro
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Ting Yang, Hua Li, Lei Yue, Xia Song, Tianhong Xie, Shaohui Ma, Huaqing Meng, Ye Zhang, Xin He, Runxiang Long, Rong Yang, Fangyu Luo, Zhongping Xie, Qihan Li
BACKGROUND: Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is one of the causative agents of hand, foot and mouth disease, which mostly affects infants and children and leads to severe neurological diseases. Vaccination offers the best option for disease control. We have screened the virus strain FY-23 K-B, which is used as an inactivated vaccine strain. An important issue in the development of vaccines is whether they provide cross protection against all other strains. METHODS: We collected and identified 19 clinical EV71 isolates from mainland China, which all belong to the C4 genotype...
October 26, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067797/occurrence-of-methylmercury-in-rice-based-infant-cereals-and-estimation-of-daily-dietary-intake-of-methylmercury-for-infants
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Wenbin Cui, Guangliang Liu, Mayara Bezerra, Danielle A Lagos, Yanbin Li, Yong Cai
Recent reports of elevated levels of methylmercury (MeHg) in rice revealed the possible occurrence of MeHg in infant rice cereals, leading to potential MeHg exposure through cereal consumption. Total mercury (THg) and MeHg levels in 119 infant cereal samples commonly marketed in the United States and China and estimated daily intake of MeHg through cereal consumption were determined. Concentrations of THg and MeHg in the tested cereal samples ranged from 0.35 to 15.9 μg/kg and from 0.07 to 13.9 μg/kg with means of 2...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049009/seroepidemiology-of-coxsackievirus-b5-in-infants-and-children-in-jiangsu-province-china
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Fan Gao, Lianlian Bian, Xiaotian Hao, Yalin Hu, Xin Yao, Shiyang Sun, Pan Chen, Ce Yang, Ruixiao Du, Jingxin Li, Fengcai Zhu, Qunying Mao, Zhenglun Liang
Coxsackievirus B5 (CV-B5) is associated with various human diseases such as viral encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, paralysis, herpangina, and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). However, there is currently no effective vaccine against CV-B5.The seroepidemiologic characteristics of CV-B5 remained unknown. A cohort study was carried out in 176 participants aged 6-35 months from January 2012 to January 2014. The serum samples were collected and tested for CV-B5 neutralizing antibodies (NtAbs) four times during these two years...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049002/cost-effectiveness-of-the-haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-vaccine-for-infants-in-mainland-china
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Guijun Ning, Zundong Yin, Yixing Li, Huaqing Wang, Weizhong Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine for the prevention of childhood pneumonia, meningitis and other vaccine-preventable diseases in mainland China from a societal perspective and to provide information about the addition of the Hib vaccine to Chinese immunization programs. METHODS: A decision tree and the Markov model were used to estimate the costs and effectiveness of the Hib vaccine versus no Hib vaccine for a birth cohort of 100,000 children in 2016...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037512/treatment-outcomes-and-associated-factors-among-extremely-preterm-infants-in-a-major-children-hospital-in-guangxi-china
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Yan Li, Qiu-Fen Wei, Dan-Hua Meng, Xin-Nian Pan, Yan Mo, Li-Ping Yao, Lian-Fang Jing, Dan Zhao, Kai-Yan Shen, Jing Xu
BACKGROUND: In developing countries, infant survival rate and long-term outcomes of extremely preterm infants(EPIs) have significantly improved due to advances in perinatal care. The striking gap in the treatment outcome of EPIs between China and the other developed countries was a major concern. To assess treatment outcomes and associated factors among EPIs in Nanning, China. METHODS: This was a perspective study consisting of eligible cases with gestational age between 22 and 28 weeks and infants were followed to 18-24 months of age...
September 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
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