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REVIEW
Maria C Jenmalm
The increasing prevalence of allergy in affluent countries may be caused by reduced intensity and diversity of microbial stimulation, resulting in abnormal postnatal immune maturation. Most studies investigating the underlying immunomodulatory mechanisms have focused on postnatal microbial exposure, for example demonstrating that the gut microbiota differs in composition and diversity during the first months of life in children who later do or do not develop allergic disease. However, it is also becoming increasingly evident that the maternal microbial environment during pregnancy is important in childhood immune programming, and the first microbial encounters may occur already in utero...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722556/spanning-maternal-newborn-and-child-health-mnch-and-health-systems-research-boundaries-conducive-and-limiting-health-systems-factors-to-improving-mnch-outcomes-in-west-africa
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Irene Akua Agyepong, Aku Kwamie, Edith Frimpong, Selina Defor, Abdallah Ibrahim, Genevieve C Aryeetey, Virgil Lokossou, Issiaka Sombie
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements over time, West Africa lags behind global as well as sub-Saharan averages in its maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) outcomes. This is despite the availability of an increasing body of knowledge on interventions that improve such outcomes. Beyond our knowledge of what interventions work, insights are needed on others factors that facilitate or inhibit MNCH outcome improvement. This study aimed to explore health system factors conducive or limiting to MNCH policy and programme implementation and outcomes in West Africa, and how and why they work in context...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722554/improving-maternal-and-child-health-policymaking-processes-in-nigeria-an-assessment-of-policymakers-needs-barriers-and-facilitators-of-evidence-informed-policymaking
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Chigozie J Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo
BACKGROUND: In Nigeria, interest in the evidence-to-policy process is gaining momentum among policymakers involved in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). However, numerous gaps exist among policymakers on use of research evidence in policymaking. The objective of this study was to assess the perception of MNCH policymakers regarding their needs and the barriers and facilitators to use of research evidence in policymaking in Nigeria. METHODS: The study design was a cross-sectional assessment of perceptions undertaken during a national MNCH stakeholders' engagement event convened in Abuja, Nigeria...
July 12, 2017: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712831/maternal-prepregnancy-weight-and-children-s-behavioral-and-emotional-outcomes
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Julianna Deardorff, Louisa H Smith, Lucia Petito, Hyunju Kim, Barbara F Abrams
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated associations between maternal prepregnancy BMI and child behaviors at ages 9-11 years and examine interaction by race and gender. METHODS: The National Longitudinal Survey of Youth and the Children and Young Adults surveys are U.S.-based, ongoing longitudinal studies, initiated in 1979 and 1986, respectively. Mothers (n=2,952) reported pregnancy and child (n=5,660) developmental information at multiple time points. Child total, internalizing, and externalizing problems at ages 9-11 years were assessed using the Behavior Problems Index (BPI), collected biennially until 2012...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712311/feasibility-and-efficacy-of-an-attachment-based-intervention-in-a-maltreatment-sample-in-residential-care-a-pilot-study
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Marta Casonato, Sarah Nazzari, Alessandra Frigerio
The effects of the Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline on improving maternal sensitivity and sensitive discipline were investigated using a randomized control design in a pilot sample of mothers at high risk of maltreatment. The study included 12 mothers and their 10- to 36-month-old children placed in parental residential care, due to a guardianship order issued by the Youth Court. Both at pretest and post-test, maternal sensitivity and sensitive discipline were assessed during mother-child interaction via observational measures...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709470/the-effects-of-cognitive-bias-modification-training-and-oxytocin-administration-on-trust-in-maternal-support-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Martine W F T Verhees, Eva Ceulemans, Marian J Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Simon de Winter, Guy Bosmans
BACKGROUND: Lack of trust in parental support is a transdiagnostic risk factor for the development of psychological problems throughout the lifespan. Research suggests that children's cognitive attachment representations and related information processing biases could be an important target for interventions aiming to build trust in the parent-child relationship. A paradigm that can alter these biases and increase trust is that of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM), during which a target processing bias is systematically trained...
July 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705103/mother-child-emotion-dialogues-the-disrupting-effect-of-maternal-history-of-communal-sleeping
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Nina Koren-Karie, Ora Aviezer
The study examined associations between mothers' upbringing background (kibbutz vs. home) and maternal-sensitive guidance of emotional conversations with their preschool children; children's cooperation and exploration; and the coherence of their conversations. Using a quasi-experimental design, 112 children and their mothers (72 kibbutz raised, 40 home) completed the Autobiographical Emotional Event Dialogue. We hypothesized that maternal kibbutz upbringing would be associated to lower levels of mothers' sensitive guidance of the conversations, children's lower cooperation and exploration, and lower overall coherence...
July 13, 2017: Attachment & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704164/maternal-problem-drinking-and-child-mental-health
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Mathilde M Husky, Katherine Keyes, Ava Hamilton, Anastasia Stragalinou, Ondine Pez, Rowella Kuijpers, Sigita Lesinskiene, Zlatka Mihova, Roy Otten, Viviane Kovess-Masfety
BACKGROUND: Offspring of individuals with alcohol use disorders have been shown to have elevated risk for mental health problems. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between maternal problem drinking and child mental health as assessed by three informants in three European countries. METHODS: Data were drawn from the School Child Mental Health in Europe study. Maternal alcohol use was assessed using the alcohol use disorders identification test...
July 13, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691638/maternal-late-pregnancy-anxiety-and-stress-is-associated-with-children-s-health-a-longitudinal-study
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Maartje A C Zijlmans, Roseriet Beijers, Marianne J Riksen-Walraven, Carolina de Weerth
AIM: Maternal prenatal anxiety and stress (PNS) have been positively associated to physical health prob lems in offspring in the first year of life. Whether these associations are transient, persistent, or even progressive over time, is as yet unknown. The goal of this study is to investigate associations between late pregnancy PNS and child health from 18 months to age 6. METHODS: Mothers were recruited in late pregnancy, and had uncomplicated, singleton pregnancies without physical health problems...
July 9, 2017: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688294/mother-child-discrepancy-in-perceived-parental-control-and-adolescent-filial-piety-in-poor-single-mother-families
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Janet T Y Leung, Daniel T L Shek, Li Lin
Based on a sample of 432 poor Chinese single-mother families (mean age of adolescents = 13.7 years; 51.2% girls; mean age of mothers = 43.5 years) in Hong Kong, the interaction effect of mother-reported and adolescent-reported maternal control on filial piety of Chinese adolescents was examined. Results of polynomial multiple regression analyses showed that the interaction between mother-reported and adolescent-reported maternal control predicted perceived filial piety in adolescents. At high levels of mother-reported maternal control, high adolescent-perceived parental control was associated with higher filial piety...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685401/high-maternal-vitamin-d-levels-in-early-pregnancy-may-protect-against-behavioral-difficulties-at-preschool-age-the-rhea-mother-child-cohort-crete-greece
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Vasiliki Daraki, Theano Roumeliotaki, Katerina Koutra, Georgia Chalkiadaki, Marianna Katrinaki, Andriani Kyriklaki, Mariza Kampouri, Katerina Margetaki, Marina Vafeiadi, Stathis Papavasiliou, Manolis Kogevinas, Leda Chatzi
Animal studies suggest that prenatal vitamin D status may affect fetal brain growth. However, human studies are scarce with conflicting results. We aimed to investigate the association of maternal 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH) D] levels with multiple neurodevelopmental outcomes at 4 years of age. We included 487 mother-child pairs from the prospective pregnancy cohort, "Rhea" in Crete, Greece. Maternal serum 25(OH) D concentrations were measured at the first prenatal visit (13 ± 2.4 weeks). Cognitive functions at 4 years were assessed by means of the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities...
July 6, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682098/mothers-depressive-symptoms-in-infancy-and-children-s-adjustment-in-grade-school-the-role-of-children-s-sustained-attention-and-executive-function
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Yiji Wang, Theodore Dix
On the basis of longitudinal data across 9 years, this study examined the contribution of sustained attention and executive function to the poor cognitive and socioemotional adjustment of school-age children whose mothers had depressive symptoms during the child's infancy. Mothers (N = 1,364) reported depressive symptoms across their child's infancy and early childhood. Maternal sensitivity was observed during laboratory interactions at 36 months. At school entry children's sustained attention and executive function were measured with computer-generated tasks...
July 6, 2017: Developmental Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678352/the-effects-of-maternal-respiratory-sinus-arrhythmia-and-behavioral-engagement-on-mother-child-physiological-coregulation
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Amanda M Skoranski, Erika Lunkenheimer, Rachel G Lucas-Thompson
Parent-child coregulation is thought to be an important precursor for children's developing self-regulation, but we know little about how individual parent factors shape parent-child physiological coregulation. We examined whether maternal baseline respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), teaching, and disengagement were associated with stronger or weaker coregulation of RSA between mothers and their 3-year-old children (N = 47), modeled across 18 min of observed dyadic interaction using multilevel coupled autoregressive models...
July 5, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677114/child-care-quality-moderates-the-association-between-maternal-depression-and-children-s-behavioural-outcome
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Justine Charrois, Sylvana M Côté, Christa Japel, Jean R Séguin, Stéphane Paquin, Richard E Tremblay, Catherine M Herba
BACKGROUND: Maternal depression is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in the child, including emotional and behavioural difficulties. There is evidence that child care attendance during the preschool years may moderate associations between familial risk factors and child outcome. However, the possibility that high-quality child care provides protection for children exposed to maternal depression or that low-quality child care provides additional risk has not been investigated. We study whether child-care quality moderates the association between probable history of maternal depression (PMD) and child behavioural and emotional outcomes over the preschool period...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675135/opportunities-for-strengthening-infant-and-young-child-feeding-policies-in-south-asia-insights-from-the-saifrn-policy-analysis-project
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Anne Marie Thow, Sumit Karn, Madhu Dixit Devkota, Sabrina Rasheed, S K Roy, Yasmeen Suleman, Tabish Hazir, Archana Patel, Abhay Gaidhane, Seema Puri, Sanjeeva Godakandage, Upul Senarath, Michael J Dibley
BACKGROUND: South Asian countries experience some of the highest levels of child undernutrition in the world, strongly linked to poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices. Strong and responsive policy support is essential for effective interventions to improve IYCF. This study aimed to identify opportunities for strengthening the policy environment in the region to better support appropriate infant and young child feeding. METHODS: We mapped policies relevant to infant and young child feeding in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, based on a common matrix...
June 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668548/association-of-prenatal-and-early-childhood-stress-with-reduced-lung-function-in-7-year-olds
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Alison G Lee, Yueh-Hsiu M Chiu, Maria J Rosa, Sheldon Cohen, Brent A Coull, Robert O Wright, Wayne J Morgan, Rosalind J Wright
BACKGROUND: No prior study has examined associations between prenatal and early-life stress on childhood lung function or identified critical windows of exposure. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively examine associations between prenatal and early-life stress and childhood lung function. METHODS: Stress was indexed by a maternal negative life events (NLEs) score ascertained during pregnancy and between 1 and 2 years post partum. Spirometry was performed when children were a mean (SD) of 6...
June 28, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662449/maternal-exposure-to-selenium-and-cadmium-fetal-growth-and-placental-expression-of-steroidogenic-and-apoptotic-genes
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Todd M Everson, Maya Kappil, Ke Hao, Brian P Jackson, Tracy Punshon, Margaret R Karagas, Jia Chen, Carmen J Marsit
BACKGROUND: Cadmium (Cd) and selenium (Se) antagonistically influence redox balance and apoptotic signaling, with Cd potentially promoting and Se inhibiting oxidative stress and apoptosis. Alterations to placental redox and apoptotic functions by maternal exposure to Cd and Se during pregnancy may explain some of the Cd and Se associations with fetal development. OBJECTIVES: Investigate associations between Cd and Se concentrations in maternal toenails with placental expression patterns of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and steroidogenic genes involved in redox reactions and test associations with fetal growth...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661375/barriers-to-and-facilitators-of-smoking-cessation-in-pregnancy-and-following-childbirth-literature-review-and-qualitative-study
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Linda Bauld, Hilary Graham, Lesley Sinclair, Kate Flemming, Felix Naughton, Allison Ford, Jennifer McKell, Dorothy McCaughan, Sarah Hopewell, Kathryn Angus, Douglas Eadie, David Tappin
BACKGROUND: Although many women stop smoking in pregnancy, others continue, causing harm to maternal and child health. Smoking behaviour is influenced by many factors, including the role of women's significant others (SOs) and support from health-care professionals (HPs). OBJECTIVES: To enhance understanding of the barriers to, and facilitators of, smoking cessation and the feasibility and acceptability of interventions to reach and support pregnant women to stop smoking...
June 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661182/prenatal-nitrate-exposure-and-childhood-asthma-influence-of-maternal-prenatal-stress-and-fetal-sex
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Sonali Bose, Yueh-Hsiu M Chiu, Hsiao-Hsien L Hsu, Qian Di, Maria José Rosa, Alison Lee, Itai Kloog, Ander Wilson, Joel Schwartz, Robert O Wright, Sheldon Cohen, Brent A Coull, Rosalind J Wright
RATIONALE: Impact of ambient pollution upon children's asthma may differ by sex, and exposure dose and timing. Psychosocial stress can also modify pollutant effects. These associations have not been examined for in utero ambient nitrate exposure. OBJECTIVES: We implemented Bayesian distributed lag interaction models (BDLIMs), to identify sensitive prenatal windows for the influence of NO3- on child asthma, accounting for effect modification by sex and stress. METHODS: Analyses included 752 mother-child dyads...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657894/humoral-immunity-in-arsenic-exposed-children-in-rural-bangladesh-total-immunoglobulins-and-vaccine-specific-antibodies
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Rubhana Raqib, Sultan Ahmed, Khalid Bin Ahsan, Maria Kippler, Evana Akhtar, Anjan Kumar Roy, Ying Lu, Shams El Arifeen, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Marie Vahter
BACKGROUND: Early-life arsenic exposure has been associated with reduced cell-mediated immunity, but little is known about its effects on humoral immunity. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether prenatal and childhood arsenic exposure was associated with humoral immune function in school-aged children. METHODS: Children born in a prospective mother-child cohort in rural Bangladesh were immunized with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines at 9 years of age ()...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
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