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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818474/estimating-influenza-disease-burden-among-pregnant-women-application-of-self-control-method
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Satoko Ohfuji, Masaaki Deguchi, Daisuke Tachibana, Masayasu Koyama, Tetsu Takagi, Takayuki Yoshioka, Akinori Urae, Wakaba Fukushima, Yoshio Hirota
To evaluate influenza disease burden among pregnant women, an epidemiological study using the self-control method was conducted. Study subjects were 12,838 pregnant women who visited collaborating maternity hospitals and clinics in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, before the 2013/14 influenza season. As a study outcome, hospitalization due to respiratory illnesses between the 2010/11 and 2013/14 seasons was collected from each study subject through a baseline survey at the time of recruitment and a second survey after the 2013/14 season...
August 24, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816393/sperm-donation-perinatal-outcomes-in-an-australian-population-cohort
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Damian Adams, Renae Fernandez, Vivienne Moore, Kristyn Willson, Alice Rumbold, Sheryl de Lacey, Wendy Scheil, Michael Davies
AIM: To compare perinatal outcomes for neonates conceived with donated sperm with those for neonates conceived spontaneously in an Australian population cohort. METHODS: Perinatal outcomes for all births in South Australia for the period January 1986-December 2002 were linked with assisted reproductive treatment records to determine those conceived from donated sperm. Birth outcome measures were analyzed using Student's t-test and logistic regression using generalized estimating equations to determine statistical significance...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813702/tocolysis-for-in-utero-surgery-atosiban-performs-distinctly-better-than-magnesium-sulfate
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Nicole Ochsenbein-Kölble, Franziska Krähenmann, Margret Hüsler, Martin Meuli, Ueli Moehrlen, Lucca Mazzone, Peter Biro, Roland Zimmermann
INTRODUCTION: To compare tocolysis with magnesium sulfate versus atosiban regarding the occurrence of short-term preterm labor and maternal side effects during and after open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective nonrandomized cohort study was performed including 30 fetal MMC cases. The first 15 cases (group 1) received magnesium sulfate according to the MOMS protocol. In the following 15 cases (group 2), magnesium sulfate was substituted by atosiban...
August 17, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808567/community-based-saving-groups-an-innovative-approach-to-overcome-the-financial-and-social-barriers-in-health-care-seeking-by-the-women-in-the-rural-remote-communities-of-pakistan
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Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Qayyum Noorani, Shazia Abbas
BACKGROUND: In remote rural areas of Pakistan, access to the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) care provided by a skilled health provider is quite difficult. There are many reasons such as women's restricted social mobility, lack of education, disenfranchised in decision making and poverty. To overcome these barriers and impediments in district Chitral, which is the largest territory in terms of geography in province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local women of reproductive age, were mobilized to form the Community Based Saving Groups (CBSGs) at the village level...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804787/burden-of-paediatric-respiratory-syncytial-virus-disease-and-potential-effect-of-different-immunisation-strategies-a-modelling-and-cost-effectiveness-analysis-for-england
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Deborah Cromer, Albert Jan van Hoek, Anthony T Newall, Andrew J Pollard, Mark Jit
BACKGROUND: Vaccines and prophylactic antibodies against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are in development and likely to be available in the next 5-10 years. The most efficient way to use these products when they become available is an important consideration for public health decision makers. METHODS: We performed a multivariate regression analysis to estimate the burden of RSV in children younger than 5 years in England (UK), a representative high-income temperate country, and used these results to assess the potential effect of different RSV immunisation strategies (targeting vaccination for infants, or pregnant women, or prophylactic antibodies for neonates)...
August 2017: Lancet. Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796570/pedigree-analysis-of-familial-primary-concomitant-horizontal-strabismus-in-northern-india
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Zia Chaudhuri, Jibin John, Satinder Aneja, B K Thelma
PURPOSE: Familial clustering of common forms of primary strabismus like esotropia (ET) and exotropia (XT) is observed in a proportion of the strabismus cohort. The genetic components of this remain unidentified. Linkage studies have demonstrated susceptibility locus for primary strabismus at the STBMS1 locus on 7p22.1 as well as other loci on 4q28.3 and 7q31.2. Recently next generation sequencing (NGS) technology has emerged as a powerful tool in discovery genomics and a large number of novel disease-causing variants are being reported...
August 10, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795682/effects-of-antenatal-diet-and-physical-activity-on-maternal-and-fetal-outcomes-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis-and-health-economic-evaluation
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Ewelina Rogozińska, Nadine Marlin, Louise Jackson, Girish Rayanagoudar, Anneloes E Ruifrok, Julie Dodds, Emma Molyneaux, Mireille Nm van Poppel, Lucilla Poston, Christina A Vinter, Fionnuala McAuliffe, Jodie M Dodd, Julie Owens, Ruben Barakat, Maria Perales, Jose G Cecatti, Fernanda Surita, SeonAe Yeo, Annick Bogaerts, Roland Devlieger, Helena Teede, Cheryce Harrison, Lene Haakstad, Garry X Shen, Alexis Shub, Nermeen El Beltagy, Narges Motahari, Janette Khoury, Serena Tonstad, Riitta Luoto, Tarja I Kinnunen, Kym Guelfi, Fabio Facchinetti, Elisabetta Petrella, Suzanne Phelan, Tânia T Scudeller, Kathrin Rauh, Hans Hauner, Kristina Renault, Christianne Jm de Groot, Linda R Sagedal, Ingvild Vistad, Signe Nilssen Stafne, Siv Mørkved, Kjell Å Salvesen, Dorte M Jensen, Márcia Vitolo, Arne Astrup, Nina Rw Geiker, Sally Kerry, Pelham Barton, Tracy Roberts, Richard D Riley, Arri Coomarasamy, Ben Willem Mol, Khalid S Khan, Shakila Thangaratinam
BACKGROUND: Diet- and physical activity-based interventions in pregnancy have the potential to alter maternal and child outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether or not the effects of diet and lifestyle interventions vary in subgroups of women, based on maternal body mass index (BMI), age, parity, Caucasian ethnicity and underlying medical condition(s), by undertaking an individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis. We also evaluated the association of gestational weight gain (GWG) with adverse pregnancy outcomes and assessed the cost-effectiveness of the interventions...
August 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794412/neonatal-leptin-treatment-reverses-the-bone-suppressive-effects-of-maternal-undernutrition-in-adult-rat-offspring
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Elwyn C Firth, Greg D Gamble, Jillian Cornish, Mark H Vickers
Alterations in the early life environment, including maternal undernutrition (UN) during pregnancy, can lead to increased risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders in offspring. Leptin treatment of neonates born to UN rats reverses the programmed metabolic phenotype, but the possible benefits of this treatment on bone tissue have not been defined. We describe for the first time the effects of neonatal leptin treatment on bone in adult offspring following maternal UN. Offspring from either UN or ad libitum-fed (AD) rats were treated with either saline or leptin (2...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790977/micro-and-nano-vesicles-from-first-trimester-human-placentae-carry-flt-1-and-levels-are-increased-in-severe-preeclampsia
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Mancy Tong, Qi Chen, Joanna L James, Peter R Stone, Lawrence W Chamley
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Preeclampsia is a life-threatening hypertensive disease affecting 3-5% of pregnancies. While the pathogenesis of preeclampsia remains unclear, it is known that placenta-derived factors trigger the disease by activating maternal endothelial cells prior to the onset of clinical symptoms. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) of different sizes extruded by the placenta may be one factor. The truncated/secreted form of Flt-1 (sFlt-1) has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790932/the-effects-of-weaning-methods-on-gut-microbiota-composition-and-horse-physiology
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Núria Mach, Aline Foury, Sandra Kittelmann, Fabrice Reigner, Marco Moroldo, Maria Ballester, Diane Esquerré, Julie Rivière, Guillaume Sallé, Philippe Gérard, Marie-Pierre Moisan, Léa Lansade
Weaning has been described as one of the most stressful events in the life of horses. Given the importance of the interaction between the gut-brain axis and gut microbiota under stress, we evaluated (i) the effect of two different weaning methods on the composition of gut microbiota across time and (ii) how the shifts of gut microbiota composition after weaning affect the host. A total of 34 foals were randomly subjected to a progressive (P) or an abrupt (A) weaning method. In the P method, mares were separated from foals at progressively increasing intervals every day, starting from five min during the fourth week prior to weaning and ending with 6 h during the last week before weaning...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783528/maternal-body-mass-index-is-a-better-indicator-of-large-for-gestational-age-infants-compared-with-a-75-g-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-in-early-pregnancy-the-jags-trial
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Noriyuki Iwama, Takashi Sugiyama, Hirohito Metoki, Hideto Kusaka, Jota Maki, Hidekazu Nishigori, Nobuo Yaegashi, Norimasa Sagawa, Yuji Hiramatsu, Nagayasu Toyoda
AIMS: There is no previous study comparing the predictive ability of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) versus a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in early pregnancy for large-for-gestational-age (LGA) infants. METHODS: This multi-institutional prospective cohort study included 966 pregnant Japanese women. A multiple logistic regression model was applied to compare the effect size of pre-pregnancy BMI, fasting plasma glucose (PG), and 1- and 2-h PG levels after a 75-g OGTT performed before 22weeks gestation for LGA...
July 22, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770593/differentiated-models-of-care-for-postpartum-women-on-antiretroviral-therapy-in-cape-town-south-africa-a-cohort-study
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Landon Myer, Victoria Iyun, Allison Zerbe, Tamsin K Phillips, Kirsty Brittain, Elton Mukonda, Joanna Allerton, Cathy D Kalombo, Andile Nofemela, Elaine J Abrams
BACKGROUND: The numbers of women initiating lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy and postpartum is increasing rapidly, presenting a burden on health systems and an urgent need for scalable models of care for this population. In a pilot project, we referred postpartum women who initiated ART during pregnancy to a community-based model of differentiated ART services. METHODS: Eligible women (on ART for at least 3 months with viral load (VL)<1000 copies/mL) were offered a choice of two ART models of care: (i) referral to an existing system of community-based 'adherence clubs', operated by lay counsellors with medication collection every 2-4 months; or (ii) referral to local primary healthcare clinics (PHC) with services provided by clinicians and medication collection every 1-2 months (local standard of care for postpartum ART)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770048/environmental-stress-linked-to-consumption-of-maternally-derived-carotenoids-in-brown-trout-embryos-salmo-trutta
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Laetitia G E Wilkins, Lucas Marques da Cunha, Gaëtan Glauser, Armelle Vallat, Claus Wedekind
The yellow, orange, or red colors of salmonid eggs are due to maternally derived carotenoids whose functions are not sufficiently understood yet. Here, we studied the significance of naturally acquired carotenoids as maternal environmental effects during embryo development in brown trout (Salmo trutta). We collected eggs from wild females, quantified their egg carotenoid content, fertilized them in vitro in full-factorial breeding blocks to separate maternal from paternal effects, and raised 3,278 embryos singly at various stress conditions until hatching...
July 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767987/are-there-differences-in-birth-weight-according-to-sex-and-associations-with-maternal-exposure-to-air-pollutants-a-cohort-study
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Luiz Fernando Costa Nascimento, Adrian Blanco Machin, Djalma Antonio Almeida Dos Santos
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Several effects of exposure to air pollutants on human health are known. The aim of this study was to identify whether exposure of pregnant women to air pollutants contributes towards low birth weight and which sex is more affected. DESIGN AND SETTING: Longitudinal study using data on newborns from mothers living in São José do Rio Preto (SP) who were exposed to air pollutants in 2012-2013. METHODS: A hierarchical model on three levels was built using maternal and newborn variables and environmental concentrations of particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide in quartiles...
July 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763666/are-concentrations-of-alkaline-earth-elements-in-maternal-hair-associated-with-risk-of-neural-tube-defects
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Zhenjiang Li, Bin Wang, Wenhua Huo, Yingying Liu, Yibing Zhu, Jing Xie, Zhiwen Li, Aiguo Ren
The relationship between maternal intake of alkaline earth elements (AEEs) during the period of neural tube closure and the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) is still unclear. We propose that AEE deficiency during the early period of pregnancy is associated with an elevated risk of NTDs in the offspring. In this study, we recruited 191 women with NTD-affected pregnancies (cases) and 261 women who delivered healthy infants (controls). The concentrations of four AEEs (Ca, Mg, Sr, Ba) in maternal hair sections that grew during early pregnancy were analyzed...
July 28, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758787/latent-profile-and-cluster-analysis-of-infant-temperament-comparisons-across-person-centered-approaches
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Maria A Gartstein, Amanda Prokasky, Martha Ann Bell, Susan Calkins, David J Bridgett, Julia Braungart-Rieker, Esther Leerkes, Carol L Cheatham, Rina D Eiden, Krystal D Mize, Nancy Aaron Jones, Gina Mireault, Erich Seamon
There is renewed interest in person-centered approaches to understanding the structure of temperament. However, questions concerning temperament types are not frequently framed in a developmental context, especially during infancy. In addition, the most common person-centered techniques, cluster analysis (CA) and latent profile analysis (LPA), have not been compared with respect to derived temperament types. To address these gaps, we set out to identify temperament types for younger and older infants, comparing LPA and CA techniques...
July 31, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758362/metabolomic-determinants-of-metabolic-risk-in-mexican-adolescents
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Wei Perng, Emily C Hector, Peter X K Song, Martha Maria Tellez Rojo, Sasha Raskind, Maureen Kachman, Alejandra Cantoral, Charles F Burant, Karen E Peterson
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to identify metabolites associated with metabolic risk, separately by sex, in Mexican adolescents. METHODS: Untargeted metabolomic profiling was carried out on fasting serum of 238 youth aged 8 to 14 years, and metabolites associated with a metabolic syndrome risk z-score (MetRisk z-score) were identified separately for boys and girls, using the simulation and extrapolation algorithm. Associations of each metabolite with MetRisk z-score were examined using linear regression models that accounted for maternal education, child's age, and pubertal status...
July 31, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757753/prenatal-diagnosis-of-the-maternal-derivative-chromosome-der-15-t-y-15-q12-p13-in-a-dizygotic-twin-pregnancy
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Pei-Yi Chen, Jui-Hung Yen, Ching-Feng Cheng, Pao Chu Chen, Yi-Shian Li, Tzu-Ying Li, Chung-Nan Yeh, Jye-Siung Fang
Sex chromosome translocations are unique and must be considered separately from translocations between autosomes. Here, we describe the first prenatal case of one twin fetus with an unbalanced translocation between chromosome Y and chromosome 15, presenting a 46,XY,der(15)t(Y;15) karyotype. The other twin had a normal 46,XY karyotype. Cytogenetic analysis of the parental chromosomes revealed that the father had a normal 46,XY karyotype, whereas the mother exhibited a 46,XX,der(15) t(Y;15) karyotype. Thus, the proband inherited this translocation from the mother...
October 2016: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756211/effects-of-paternal-deprivation-on-cocaine-induced-behavioral-response-and-hypothalamic-oxytocin-immunoreactivity-and-serum-oxytocin-level-in-female-mandarin-voles
#19
Jianli Wang, Qianqian Fang, Chenxi Yang
Early paternal behavior plays a critical role in behavioral development in monogamous species. The vast majority of laboratory studies investigating the influence of parental behavior on cocaine vulnerability focus on the effects of early maternal separation. However, comparable studies on whether early paternal deprivation influences cocaine-induced behavioral response are substantially lacking. Mandarin vole (Microtus mandarinus) is a monogamous rodent with high levels of paternal care. After mandarin vole pups were subjected to early paternal deprivation, acute cocaine- induced locomotion, anxiety- like behavior and social behavior were examined in 45day old female pups, while hypothalamic oxytocin immunoreactivity and serum oxytocin level were also assessed...
July 26, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755039/differential-predictors-of-postpartum-depression-and-anxiety-the-edinburgh-postnatal-depression-scale-hebrew-version-two-factor-structure-construct-validity
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Rena Bina, Donna Harrington
Objectives Postpartum anxiety (PPA) is as prevalent and disruptive as postpartum depression (PPD), although less commonly addressed. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), originally created to screen for PPD, was found to include anxiety and depression subscales. This study examined the construct validity of the EPDS PPD and PPA subscales by examining differential predictors of both in a structural regression model. Methods Women (n = 969) were recruited from a maternity ward in Jerusalem, Israel and completed a demographic survey; 715 (74%) women were screened for PPD and PPA at 6 weeks postpartum using the EPDS...
July 28, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
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