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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344677/is-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-public-health-concern-for-low-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-literature-review
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Kevin D Cashman, Tony Sheehy, Colette M O'Neill
PURPOSE: Vitamin D deficiency has been receiving increasing attention as a potential public health concern in low and lower-middle income countries (LMICs), of which there are currently 83. We aimed to conduct a comprehensive systematic literature review (SLR) of available data on vitamin D status and prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in all 83 LMICs. METHODS: We followed the general methodology for SLRs in the area of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Highest priority was placed on identifying relevant population-based studies, followed by cross-sectional studies, and to a lesser extent case-control studies...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342867/a-longitudinal-study-of-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-and-parathyroid-hormone-status-throughout-pregnancy-and-exclusive-lactation-in-new-zealand-mothers-and-their-infants-at-45%C3%A2-s
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Benjamin J Wheeler, Barry J Taylor, Michel de Lange, Michelle J Harper, Shirley Jones, Adel Mekhail, Lisa A Houghton
Vitamin D status and associated metabolism during pregnancy and lactation have been assessed in only a limited number of longitudinal studies, all from the northern hemisphere, with no infant data concurrently reported. Therefore, we aimed to describe longitudinal maternal and infant 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) status during pregnancy and up to 5 months postnatal age, in New Zealand women and their infants living at 45° S latitude. Between September 2011 and June 2013, 126 pregnant women intending to exclusively breastfeed for at least 20 weeks were recruited...
January 13, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341890/periodontal-diseases-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-is-there-a-role-for-vitamin-d
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Anne Marie Uwitonze, Peace Uwambaye, Moses Isyagi, Chrispinus H Mumena, Alice Hudder, Afrozul Haq, Kamrun Nessa, Mohammed S Razzaque
Studies have shown a relationship between maternal periodontal diseases (PDs) and premature delivery. PDs are commonly encountered oral diseases which cause progressive damage to the periodontal ligament and alveolar bones, leading to loss of teeth and oral disabilities. PDs also adversely affect general health by worsening cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Moreover, maternal PDs are thought to be related to increasing the frequency of preterm-birth with low birth weight (PBLBW) new-borns. Prematurity and immaturity are the leading causes of prenatal and infant mortality and is a major public health problem around the world...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337846/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-long-menstrual-cycles-in-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anne Marie Z Jukic, Allen J Wilcox, D Robert McConnaughey, Clarice R Weinberg, Anne Z Steiner
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with subfertility and prolonged estrus cycles in animals, but humans have not been well studied. METHODS: A prospective time-to-pregnancy study, Time to Conceive (2010-2015), collected up to 4 months of daily diary data. Participants were healthy, late reproductive-aged women in North Carolina who were attempting pregnancy. We examined menstrual cycle length as a continuous variable, as well as in categories: long (35+ days) and short (≤25 days)...
January 15, 2018: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335907/content-of-first-prenatal-visits
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J Dyer, G Latendresse, E Cole, J Coleman, E Rothwell
Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the content of the first prenatal visit within an academic medical center clinic and to compare the topics discussed to 2014 American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists guidelines for the initial prenatal visit. Methods Clinical interactions were audio recorded and transcribed (n = 30). A content analysis was used to identify topics discussed during the initial prenatal visit. Topics discussed were then compared to the 2014 ACOG guidelines for adherence...
January 15, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334717/-the-ten-year-retrospect-of-nutrition-and-health-status-of-pregnant-women-in-china
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C X Dong, S A Yin
Improvement of the nutrition and health status of pregnant women should be one of the top priority strategies of improving the physical fitness of next generation and reserve of talented person for national sustainable development. This paper reviews the nutrition and health status of pregnant women in China over the recent ten years and discusses the underlying factors and changing trends. The most popular nutrition-related problem is dietary imbalance, and many micronutrient intakes are lower than the recommended dietary intakes or adequate intakes, and some of nutrient intakes are still at a very low level for a long time such as vitamin D and calcium...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325171/maternal-and-child-health-handbook-use-for-maternal-and-child-care-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-study-in-rural-java-indonesia
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Keiko Osaki, Tomoko Hattori, Akemi Toda, Erna Mulati, Lukas Hermawan, Kirana Pritasari, Saptawati Bardosono, Soewarta Kosen
Background: Effectiveness of the Maternal and Child Health Handbook (MCHHB), a home-based booklet for pregnancy, delivery and postnatal/child health, was evaluated on care acquisition and home care in rural Java, a low service-coverage area. Methods: We conducted a health centre-based randomized trial, with a 2-year follow-up. Intervention included (i) MCHHB provision at antenatal care visits; (ii) records and guides by health personnel on and with the MCHHB; and (iii) sensitization of care by volunteers using the MCHHB...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321641/antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Karen Schreiber, Savino Sciascia, Philip G de Groot, Katrien Devreese, Soren Jacobsen, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastroza, Jane E Salmon, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Ora Shovman, Beverley J Hunt
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, such as lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies and anti-β2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies. APS can present with a variety of clinical phenotypes, including thrombosis in the veins, arteries and microvasculature as well as obstetrical complications. The pathophysiological hallmark is thrombosis, but other factors such as complement activation might be important. Prevention of thrombotic manifestations associated with APS includes lifestyle changes and, in individuals at high risk, low-dose aspirin...
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321608/the-effect-of-maternal-vitamin-d-deficiency-during-pregnancy-on-body-fat-and-adipogenesis-in-rat-offspring
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Juan Wen, Qin Hong, Xingyun Wang, Lijun Zhu, Tianqi Wu, Pengfei Xu, Ziyi Fu, Lianghui You, Xing Wang, Chenbo Ji, Xirong Guo
To evaluate the effects of maternal vitamin D deficiency on body fat and adipogenesis in offspring rats, and explore the potential mechanism, we constructed a vitamin D deficient rat model and performed metabolic activity evaluation, body fat monitoring, biochemical analysis, adipogenesis assay, methylation microarray and RNA-seq for their offspring rats. We found the weight of vitamin D deficient (VDD) offspring was gradually higher than that of control (CLT) offspring, and the difference was significant since 10 weeks old...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318983/prevalence-and-determinants-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy-a-multicentre-study-in-switzerland
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Jean-Philippe Krieger, Sophie Cabaset, Claudia Canonica, Ladina Christoffel, Aline Richard, Therese Schröder, Begoña Lipp von Wattenwyl, Sabine Rohrmann, Katharina Quack Lötscher
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is associated with negative health consequences for mothers and their infants. Data on the vitamin D status of pregnant women in Switzerland are scarce. A three-centre study was conducted in the obstetric departments of Zurich, Bellinzona and Samedan (Switzerland) to investigate the prevalence and determinants of vitamin D deficiency (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D)<50 nmol/l) in 3rd-trimester pregnant women living in Switzerland (n 305), and the correlation between 25(OH)D in pregnant women and their offspring at birth (n 278)...
January 10, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306891/community-pharmacists-services-for-women-during-pregnancy-and-breast-feeding-in-kuwait-a-cross-sectional-study
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Abdullah Albassam, Abdelmoneim Awad
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to identify the services provided by community pharmacists in Kuwait and their views regarding self-care in pregnancy and lactation. In addition, it determined the pharmacists' recommendations for treatment of pregnancy-related and breast feeding-related ailments. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey. SETTING: Community pharmacies in Kuwait. PARTICIPANTS: 207 pharmacies were randomly selected from the Ministry of Health database...
January 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303025/vitamin-d-status-in-pregnant-women-with-asthma-and-its-association-with-adverse-respiratory-outcomes-during-infancy
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Megan E Jensen, V E Murphy, P G Gibson, J Mattes, C A Camargo
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D may influence pregnancy and infant outcomes, especially infant respiratory health. This study aimed to examine vitamin D status in pregnant women with asthma, and whether higher vitamin D levels are associated with fewer adverse respiratory outcomes in their infants. METHODS: Pregnant women with asthma, recruited from John Hunter Hospital Newcastle Australia (latitude 33°S), had serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin-D (25(OH)D) measured at 16 and 35 weeks gestation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299606/association-of-maternal-use-of-folic-acid-and-multivitamin-supplements-in-the-periods-before-and-during-pregnancy-with-the-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-offspring
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Stephen Z Levine, Arad Kodesh, Alexander Viktorin, Lauren Smith, Rudolf Uher, Abraham Reichenberg, Sven Sandin
Importance: The association of maternal use of folic acid and multivitamin supplements before and during pregnancy with the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring is unclear. Objective: To examine the associations between the use of maternal folic acid and multivitamin supplements before and during pregnancy and the risk of ASD in offspring. Design, Setting, and Participants: A case-control cohort study of 45 300 Israeli children born between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2007, were followed up from birth to January 26, 2015, for the risk of ASD...
January 3, 2018: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290189/relationship-among-hypovitaminosis-d-maternal-periodontal-disease-and-low-birth-weight
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Farhan Raza Khan, Tashfeen Ahmad, Rabia Hussain, Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta
OBJECTIVE: To determine if low birth weight is associated with hypovitaminosis D and periodontal disease among a sample of Pakistani women residing in district Jhelum, Punjab. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study nested in a large community-based longitudinal study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Tehsil Pind Dadan Khan, District Jhelum, Pakistan from August 2012 to October 2015. METHODOLOGY: Women during 12-16th week of pregnancy were selected...
January 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287191/a-compromised-maternal-vitamin-d-status-is-associated-with-congenital-heart-defects-in-offspring
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M P H Koster, L van Duijn, Y H M Krul-Poel, J S Laven, W A Helbing, S Simsek, R P M Steegers-Theunissen
BACKGROUND: Interactions between genetic and environmental factors, including modifiable maternal nutrition and lifestyle, play a significant role in the pathogenesis of most congenital heart defects (CHD). The aim of this study was to investigate associations between periconceptional maternal vitamin D status and the prevalence of CHD in offspring. METHODS: A case-control study was performed in 345 mothers of a child with CHD and 432 mothers of a child without CHD from four tertiary hospitals in the Netherlands between 2003 and 2005...
December 26, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284116/the-potential-therapeutic-effects-of-ergothioneine-in-pre-eclampsia
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REVIEW
Robert N Kerley, Cathal McCarthy, Douglas B Kell, Louise C Kenny
Ergothioneine (ERG), is a water-soluble amino acid that is derived entirely from dietary sources. It has received much attention as a therapeutic agent due to its anti-oxidant properties, and there are claims of preferential accumulation within high oxidative stress organs. Pre-eclampsia, a condition accompanied by increased oxidative stress, is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Despite intense research efforts, its aetiologies remain somewhat unclear and there are still no effective treatment options...
December 25, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278627/what-do-pregnant-women-know-about-harmful-effects-of-medication-and-herbal-remedies-use-during-pregnancy
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Tatjana Barišić, Ana Pecirep, Ruža Milićević, Anja Vasilj, Dejan Tirić
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was assasment of women's knowledge and awareness on medication and herbal remedies use during pregnancy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study was conducted in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University Clinical Hospital Mostar. The study included 230 parturients (primipara) and 20 pharmacists who work in pharmacies of Mostar. Collected and analyzed data was based on a questionnaire of 25 questions. RESULTS: Out of total number of respondents (N =230), 159 of them (69...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275342/prevalence-and-possible-factors-associated-with-anaemia-and-vitamin-b-12-and-folate-deficiencies-in-women-of-reproductive-age-in-pakistan-analysis-of-national-level-secondary-survey-data
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Sajid Soofi, Gul Nawaz Khan, Kamran Sadiq, Shabina Ariff, Atif Habib, Sumra Kureishy, Imtiaz Hussain, Muhammad Umer, Zamir Suhag, Arjumand Rizvi, Zulfiqar Bhutta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence and possible factors associated with anaemia, and vitamin B12 and folate deficiencies in women of reproductive age (WRA) in Pakistan. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted on data collected through the large-scale National Nutrition Survey in Pakistan in 2011. Anaemia was defined as haemoglobin levels <12 g/dL, vitamin B12 deficiency as serum vitamin B12 levels of <203 pg/mL (150 pmol/L) and folate deficiency as serum folate levels <4 ng/mL (10 nmol/L)...
December 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274983/effects-of-prepartum-dietary-cation-anion-difference-and-source-of-vitamin-d-in-dairy-cows-health-and-reproductive-responses
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N Martinez, R M Rodney, E Block, L L Hernandez, C D Nelson, I J Lean, J E P Santos
The objectives of the experiment were to evaluate the effects of feeding diets with distinct dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) levels and supplemented with 2 sources of vitamin D during the prepartum transition period on postpartum health and reproduction in dairy cows. The hypotheses were that feeding acidogenic diets prepartum would reduce the risk of hypocalcemia and other diseases, and the benefits of a negative DCAD treatment on health would be potentiated by supplementing calcidiol compared with cholecalciferol...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262380/vitamin-d-effects-on-human-reproduction-pregnancy-and-fetal-well-being
#20
REVIEW
E L Heyden, S J Wimalawansa
Pregnancy places exceptional demands on vitamin D and calcium availability; thus, their deficiencies during pregnancy threaten the woman and her fetus. Globally, vitamin D and other micronutrient deficiencies are common during pregnancy, especially in developing countries where pregnant women have less access to supplements. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to be as high as 40% among pregnant women. As a pregnancy progresses, the requirements for vitamin D increase and can worsen preexisting hypovitaminosis D...
December 17, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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