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Joyce A Martin, Brady E Hamilton, Michelle J K Osterman, Anne K Driscoll, Patrick Drake
This report presents 2016 data on U.S. births according to a wide variety of characteristics. Trends in fertility patterns and maternal and infant characteristics are described and interpreted.Descriptive tabulations of data reported on the birth certificates of the 3.95 million births that occurred in 2016 are presented. Data are presented for maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, tobacco use, prenatal care, source of payment for the delivery, method of delivery, gestational age, birthweight, and plurality...
January 2018: National Vital Statistics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763608/early-prognostic-factors-of-outcomes-in-monochorionic-twin-pregnancy-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Fiona L Mackie, Matthew J Hall, R Katie Morris, Mark D Kilby
OBJECTIVE: Assess ability of first trimester pregnancy related factors (ultrasound measurements, maternal characteristics, biomarkers) to predict complications in monochorionic twin pregnancies DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Registration of Controlled Trials and Research Registers, and Google Scholar, from inception to 12 May 2017. Grey literature and bibliographies of articles were checked. STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Studies that reported ultrasound measurements, maternal characteristics, or potential biomarkers, measured in the first trimester in monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies, where the potential prognostic ability between the variable and twin-twin transfusion syndrome, growth restriction, or intrauterine fetal death could be assessed...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744390/stage-1-registered-report-variation-in-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-children-with-sex-chromosome-trisomies-protocol-for-a-test-of-the-double-hit-hypothesis
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Dianne F Newbury, Nuala H Simpson, Paul A Thompson, Dorothy V M Bishop
Background : The presence of an extra sex chromosome is associated with an increased rate of neurodevelopmental difficulties involving language. Group averages, however, obscure a wide range of outcomes. Hypothesis: The 'double hit' hypothesis proposes that the adverse impact of the extra sex chromosome is amplified when genes that are expressed from the sex chromosomes interact with autosomal variants that usually have only mild effects. Neuroligin-4 genes are expressed from X and Y chromosomes; they play an important role in synaptic development and have been implicated in neurodevelopment...
2018: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743129/establishing-a-twin-register-an-invaluable-resource-for-behavior-genetic-epidemiological-biomarker-and-omics-studies
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Veronika V Odintsova, Gonneke Willemsen, Conor V Dolan, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Nicholas G Martin, P Eline Slagboom, Juan R Ordoñana, Dorret I Boomsma
Twin registers are wonderful research resources for research applications in medical and behavioral genetics, epidemiology, psychology, molecular genetics, and other areas of research. New registers continue to be launched all over the world as researchers from different disciplines recognize the potential to boost and widen their research agenda. In this article, we discuss multiple aspects that need to be taken into account when initiating a register, from its preliminary sketch to its actual development...
May 10, 2018: Twin Research and Human Genetics: the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742754/bidirectional-prospective-associations-between-cardiac-autonomic-activity-and-inflammatory-markers
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Mandy X Hu, Femke Lamers, Melanie Neijts, Gonneke Willemsen, Eco J C de Geus, Brenda W J H Penninx
OBJECTIVE: Autonomic nervous system (ANS) imbalance has been cross-sectionally associated with inflammatory processes. Longitudinal studies are needed to shed light on the nature of this relationship. We examined cross-sectional and bidirectional prospective associations between cardiac autonomic measures and inflammatory markers. METHODS: Analyses were conducted with baseline (n=2823), 2-year (n=2099), and 6-year (n=1774) data from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)...
May 7, 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730550/if-you-drink-don-t-smoke-joint-associations-between-risky-health-behaviors-and-labor-market-outcomes
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Petri Böckerman, Ari Hyytinen, Jaakko Kaprio, Terhi Maczulskij
This paper examines the links between risky health behaviors and labor market success. We provide new evidence on the joint relationships between the most prominent forms of risky health behavior - alcohol consumption, smoking and physical inactivity - and long-term labor market outcomes. We use twin data for Finnish men and women linked to register-based individual information on earnings and labor market attachment. The twin data allow us to account for shared family and environmental factors and to measure risky health behaviors in 1975 and 1981...
April 26, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719285/myeloproliferative-neoplasms-in-danish-twins
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Michael Asger Andersen, Ole Weis Bjerrum, Ajenthen Ranjan, Vibe Skov, Torben A Kruse, Mads Thomassen, Axel Skytthe, Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Kaare Christensen
OBJECTIVE: Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by clonal hyperproliferation of immature and mature cells of the myeloid lineage. Genetic differences have been proposed to play a role in the development of MPNs. Monozygotic twin pairs with MPNs have been reported in a few case reports, but the MPN concordance pattern in twins remains unknown. METHOD: All twin pairs born in the period 1900-2010 were identified in the nationwide Danish Twin Registry...
May 2, 2018: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662606/accouchement-g%C3%A3-mellaire-en-milieu-africain-une-analyse-de-10-ans-dans-le-district-de-bamako-au-mali-twin-deliveries-in-africa-10-years-analysis-in-bamako%C3%A2-s-district-in-mali
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Tiounkani Théra, Niani Mounkoro, Soumana Omar Traore, Albachar Hamidou, Mamadou Traore, Saleck Doumbia, Saoudatou Tall, Aminata Kouma
Introduction Aim: It was to determine the factors influencing the prognosis of the second twin's delivery. Methods: The study was retrospective and covered all cases of twin births registered at our maternity from 1st January 2007 to 31st December 2016 (10 years). Results: We recorded 34,899 deliveries among which 1374 twin deliveries (2.54%). Almost 15% were primiparous; 39.16% were referred; 69.10% and 15.5% without prenatal care. The factors negatively influencing prognosis for second twin were: a delay>15 minutes between twin deliveries, delayed caesarean section, non-qualification of the midwife, monochoreal, low birth weight...
2018: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659658/effect-of-dietary-fat-intake-and-genetics-on-fat-taste-sensitivity-a-co-twin-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrew Costanzo, Caryl Nowson, Liliana Orellana, Dieuwerke Bolhuis, Konsta Duesing, Russell Keast
Background: Individuals with impaired fat taste (FT) sensitivity have reduced satiety responses after consuming fatty foods, leading to increased dietary fat intake. Habitual consumption of dietary fat may modulate sensitivity to FT, with high consumption decreasing sensitivity [increasing fatty acid taste threshold (FATT)] and low consumption increasing sensitivity (decreasing FATT). However, some individuals may be less susceptible to diet-mediated changes in FATT due to variations in gene expression...
April 6, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607558/outcome-reporting-across-randomised-trials-and-observational-studies-evaluating-treatments-for-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Helen Perry, James M N Duffy, Ogochukwu Umadia, Asma Khalil
BACKGROUND: Twin-Twin Transfusion syndrome is associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Potential treatments require robust evaluation. The aim of this study was to evaluate outcome reporting across observational studies and randomised controlled trials assessing treatments for twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE and Medline were searched from inception to August 2016. Observational studies and randomised controlled trials reporting outcomes following a treatment for TTTS in monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancies and monochorionic-triamniotic or dichorionic-triamniotic triplet pregnancies were included...
April 1, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571565/heritability-of-the-timing-of-food-intake
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Jesus Lopez-Minguez, Hassan S Dashti, Juan J Madrid-Valero, Juan A Madrid, Richa Saxena, Frank Ajl Scheer, Juan R Ordoñana, Marta Garaulet
BACKGROUND & AIMS: While environmental factors are presumed to be primary drivers of food timing, preliminary evidence suggests that genetics may be an additional determinant. The aim was to explore the relative contribution of genetics and environmental factors to variation in the timing of food intake in a Spanish twin population. Because chronotype, bedtime and wake time are related to food timing, covariance with food timing was further assessed. METHODS: In this observational study, 53 pairs of adult (mean (SD) = 52 (6...
March 12, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546573/retrieval-and-registration-of-long-range-overlapping-frames-for-scalable-mosaicking-of-in-vivo-fetoscopy
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Loïc Peter, Marcel Tella-Amo, Dzhoshkun Ismail Shakir, George Attilakos, Ruwan Wimalasundera, Jan Deprest, Sébastien Ourselin, Tom Vercauteren
PURPOSE: The standard clinical treatment of Twin-to-Twin transfusion syndrome consists in the photo-coagulation of undesired anastomoses located on the placenta which are responsible to a blood transfer between the two twins. While being the standard of care procedure, fetoscopy suffers from a limited field-of-view of the placenta resulting in missed anastomoses. To facilitate the task of the clinician, building a global map of the placenta providing a larger overview of the vascular network is highly desired...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534303/orthodontic-treatment-for-prominent-upper-front-teeth-class-ii-malocclusion-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Klaus Bsl Batista, Badri Thiruvenkatachari, Jayne E Harrison, Kevin D O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Prominent upper front teeth are a common problem affecting about a quarter of 12-year-old children in the UK. The condition develops when permanent teeth erupt. These teeth are more likely to be injured and their appearance can cause significant distress. Children are often referred to an orthodontist for treatment with dental braces to reduce the prominence of their teeth. If a child is referred at a young age, the orthodontist is faced with the dilemma of whether to treat the patient early or to wait and provide treatment in adolescence...
March 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484650/has-the-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-phenotype-become-more-common-in-children-between-2004-and-2014-trends-over-10-years-from-a-swedish-general-population-sample
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Mina Rydell, Sebastian Lundström, Christopher Gillberg, Paul Lichtenstein, Henrik Larsson
BACKGROUND: Studies have reported increases in clinically diagnosed and treated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during the last decade, but it is unclear if this reflects an increase in the underlying ADHD phenotype. We aimed to clarify if there has been an increase in the prevalence of ADHD-like traits in the general population from 2004 to 2014. METHOD: Data were collected from 9-year-old twins (19,271), participating in the population-based Child and Adolescent Twin Study in Sweden between 2004 and 2014...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472256/protocol-for-a-longitudinal-twin-birth-cohort-study-to-unravel-the-complex-interplay-between-early-life-environmental-and-genetic-risk-factors-in-health-and-disease-the-chongqing-longitudinal-twin-study-lotis
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Chao Tong, Li Wen, Yinyin Xia, Pamela Leong, Lan Wang, Xin Fan, Ting-Li Han, Jeffrey M Craig, Philip Baker, Richard Saffery, Hongbo Qi
INTRODUCTION: Non-communicable diseases (NCD) now represent the major burden of adverse health in most countries. It is clear that much of the risk of such conditions begins very early in life, potentially in utero. Given their complex aetiology, an understanding of the origins of NCD requires an in-depth analysis of the interplay between genetic variation and environment, preferably over time. For decades, twin studies have played a key role in understanding such traits. Their strength lies in the ability to disentangle genetic and environmental factors that contribute to a phenotype...
February 22, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471757/unfit-for-work-health-and-labour-market-prospects
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Petri Böckerman, Terhi Maczulskij
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine whether health status (number of chronic diseases, health shock and use of tranquilizers/sleeping pills) is related to labour-market outcomes later in life. METHODS: Twin data for Finnish men and women who were at least 33 years old in 1990 were linked to comprehensive register-based information on unemployment and the incidence of disability pension. We used the within-twin dimension of the data to account for shared family and genetic factors...
February 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465765/the-role-of-general-anesthesia-on-traits-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-a-swedish-cohort-of-twins
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Albert Castellheim, Sebastian Lundström, Mattias Molin, Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Carina Gillberg, Christopher Gillberg
BACKGROUND: The role of general anesthetics as a risk factor for possible neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) in humans is unresolved. The investigation of the role of anesthetics in the development of postgeneral anesthesia (anesthesia onward) NDDs has proven to be complicated, partly because of the inherent confounding in clinical cohort studies, and partly by the fact that anesthetics are only one part in the complex process of anesthesia-surgery. METHODS: Utilizing the Swedish databases Child and Adolescent Twins Study in Sweden (CATSS) and National Patient Register (NPR), we investigated twins discordant for anesthesia, born between 1997 and 2004 for traits of NDDs...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447488/long-term-effects-of-lee-silverman-voice-treatment-on-daily-voice-use-in-parkinson-s-disease-as-measured-with-a-portable-voice-accumulator
#18
Joakim Körner Gustafsson, Maria Södersten, Sten Ternström, Ellika Schalling
This study examines the effects of an intensive voice treatment focusing on increasing voice intensity, LSVT LOUD® Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, on voice use in daily life in a participant with Parkinson's disease, using a portable voice accumulator, the VoxLog. A secondary aim was to compare voice use between the participant and a matched healthy control. Participants were an individual with Parkinson's disease and his healthy monozygotic twin. Voice use was registered with the VoxLog during 9 weeks for the individual with Parkinson's disease and 2 weeks for the control...
February 15, 2018: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404830/genetic-and-environmental-influences-on-self-control-assessing-self-control-with-the-aseba-self-control-scale
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Yayouk E Willems, Conor V Dolan, Catharina E M van Beijsterveldt, Eveline L de Zeeuw, Dorret I Boomsma, Meike Bartels, Catrin Finkenauer
This study used a theoretically-derived set of items of the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment to develop the Achenbach Self-Control Scale (ASCS) for 7-16 year olds. Using a large dataset of over 20,000 children, who are enrolled in the Netherlands Twin Register, we demonstrated the psychometric properties of the ASCS for parent-, self- and teacher-report by examining internal and criterion validity, and inter-rater and test-retest reliability. We found associations between the ASCS and measures of well-being, educational achievement, and substance use...
March 2018: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391266/lack-of-association-between-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-and-cognitive-decline
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Mette Wod, Jesper Hallas, Kjeld Andersen, Luis Alberto García Rodríguez, Kaare Christensen, David Gaist
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Studies of association between use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and dementia have yielded conflicting results. We investigated the effects of PPIs on cognitive decline in a study of middle-aged and elderly twins in Denmark. METHODS: In a prospective study, we collected data from surveys of middle-aged individuals (46-67 years old; the Middle Aged Danish Twin study) and older individuals (the Longitudinal Study of Aging Danish Twins) who underwent cognitive assessments (a 5-component test battery) over a 10-year period (middle-age study, n = 2346) or a 2-year period (longitudinal study of aging: n = 2475)...
May 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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