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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905960/improving-the-measurement-of-maternal-mortality-in-thailand-using-multiple-data-sources
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Worawan Chandoevwit, Phasith Phatchana, Kanjana Sirigomon, Kunakorn Ieawsuwan, Jutatip Thungthong, Saray Ruangdej
BACKGROUND: Thailand uses cause of death records in civil registration to summarize maternal mortality statistics. A report by the Department of Health using the Reproductive Age Mortality Studies (RAMOS) reported that the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in 1997 was approximately three to four times higher than MMR based on the civil registration cause of death records. Here, we used multiple data sources to systematically measure maternal mortality in Thailand and showed a disparity between age groups and regions...
May 4, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899401/neonatal-and-childhood-neurodevelopmental-health-and-educational-outcomes-of-children-exposed-to-antidepressants-and-maternal-depression-during-pregnancy-protocol-for-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study-using-linked-administrative-data
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Deepa Singal, Marni Brownell, Dan Chateau, Chelsea Ruth, Laurence Y Katz
INTRODUCTION: Antidepressants are commonly prescribed during pregnancy; however, there are inconsistent data on the safety of these medications during the prenatal period. To address this gap, this study will investigate short-term and long-term neurodevelopmental, physical and mental health, and educational outcomes of children who have been exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and/or maternal depression during pregnancy...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899230/experimental-zika-virus-infection-induces-spinal-cord-injury-and-encephalitis-in-newborn-swiss-mice
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Natália C C A Fernandes, Juliana S Nogueira, Rodrigo A Réssio, Cinthya S Cirqueira, Lidia M Kimura, Karolina R Fernandes, Mariana S Cunha, Renato P Souza, Juliana M Guerra
A widespread epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection was reported in 2015 in South and Central America, with neurological symptons including meningoencephalitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults, besides an apparent increased incidence of microcephaly in infants born to infected mothers. It is becoming a necessity to have a trustworthy animal model to better understand ZIKV infection. In this study we used newborn white Swiss mice as a model to investigate the ZIKV strain recently isolated in Brazil. ZIKV was inoculated via intracerebral and subcutaneous routes and analysed through gross histopathology and immunohistochemistry...
November 26, 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898309/diverging-temporal-trends-of-human-exposure-to-bisphenols-and-plastizisers-such-as-phthalates-caused-by-substitution-of-legacy-edcs
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Irina Gyllenhammar, Anders Glynn, Bo A G Jönsson, Christian H Lindh, Per Ola Darnerud, Kettil Svensson, Sanna Lignell
Phthalates and phenolic substances were investigated in urine samples from first-time mothers in Uppsala, Sweden, collected between 2009 and 2014. These substances have a comparably fast metabolism and urinary metabolites are predominantly analysed. The main aim was to investigate if measures to decrease production and use of certain phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) have resulted in decreased human exposure, and to determine if exposures to replacement chemicals have increased. Temporal trends were evaluated for metabolites (n=13) of seven phthalates, a phthalate replacer, four different bisphenols, triclosan, one organophosphate-based flame retardant, and for two pesticides...
November 26, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898210/the-role-of-early-maternal-support-in-balancing-full-time-work-and-infant-exclusive-breastfeeding-a-qualitative-study
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Lea Pounds, Christopher M Fisher, Debora Barnes-Josiah, Jason D Coleman, R Craig Lefebvre
INTRODUCTION: Support of others is a key factor for mothers who choose to breastfeed their infants, including those who balance work outside the home and breastfeeding. However, little research has been done to understand how maternal support during the postpartum period impacts mothers' ability to later balance work and breastfeeding, in particular full-time work and exclusive breastfeeding. The results of this qualitative study indicate that the timing of support plays a key role in mothers' ability to successfully overcome barriers during the early postpartum period, thus building maternal self-efficacy in addressing problems encountered when they return to work...
November 29, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896427/predictors-of-motor-developmental-milestones-during-the-first-year-of-life
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Trine Flensborg-Madsen, Erik Lykke Mortensen
: Studies suggest that both pre- and postnatal factors are predictors of age of attaining milestones in infancy. However, no studies evaluate the comparative strength of these predictors and the amount of the variance in development they explain. This study aimed to conduct a systematic evaluation of a broad selection of possible predictors of age at milestone attainment and to identify factors that explain significant inter-individual variance. Mothers of 5765 children of the Copenhagen Perinatal Cohort (1959-61) recorded 12 developmental milestones prospectively during the child's first year of life...
November 28, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896313/effects-of-paternal-predation-risk-and-rearing-environment-on-maternal-investment-and-development-of-defensive-responses-in-the-offspring
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Austin C Korgan, Elizabeth O'Leary, Jessica Bauer, Aidan Fortier, Ian C G Weaver, Tara S Perrot
Detecting past experiences with predators of a potential mate informs a female about prevailing ecological threats, in addition to stress-induced phenotypes that may be disseminated to offspring. We examined whether prior exposure of a male rat to a predator (cat) odor influences the attraction of a female toward a male, subsequent mother-infant interactions and the development of defensive (emotional) responses in the offspring. Females displayed less interest in males that had experienced predator odor. Mothers that reared young in larger, seminaturalistic housing provided more licking and grooming and active arched back-nursing behavior toward their offspring compared with dams housed in standard housing, although some effects interacted with paternal experience...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893896/association-between-influenza-infection-and-vaccination-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ousseny Zerbo, Yinge Qian, Cathleen Yoshida, Bruce H Fireman, Nicola P Klein, Lisa A Croen
Importance: Maternal infections and fever during pregnancy are associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). To our knowledge, no study has investigated the association between influenza vaccination during pregnancy and ASD. Objective: To investigate the association between influenza infection and vaccination during pregnancy and ASD risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included 196 929 children born at Kaiser Permanente Northern California from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010, at a gestational age of at least 24 weeks...
November 28, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890414/developmental-neurotoxicants-in-human-milk-comparison-of-levels-and-intakes-in-three-european-countries
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Eliška Čechová, Martin Scheringer, Marta Seifertová, Ondřej Mikeš, Kristýna Kroupová, Jan Kuta, Joan Forns, Merete Eggesbø, Ilona Quaak, Marijke de Cock, Margot van de Bor, Henrieta Patayová, Ľubica Palkovičová Murínová, Anton Kočan
Developmental neurotoxicants (DNTs), such as methylmercury (MeHg), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and selected organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), have gained increasing interest recently due to their possible relation to developmental disorders in children, which are increasing worldwide. We analyzed levels of 14 developmental neurotoxicants in human milk samples from Slovakia (n=37), the Netherlands (n=120) and Norway (n=388). Positive identification for most target analytes was >95% in all samples. In all three countries MeHg was measured for the first time in mother milk...
November 24, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885658/early-skin-to-skin-contact-for-mothers-and-their-healthy-newborn-infants
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Elizabeth R Moore, Nils Bergman, Gene C Anderson, Nancy Medley
BACKGROUND: Mother-infant separation post birth is common. In standard hospital care, newborn infants are held wrapped or dressed in their mother's arms, placed in open cribs or under radiant warmers. Skin-to-skin contact (SSC) begins ideally at birth and should last continually until the end of the first breastfeeding. SSC involves placing the dried, naked baby prone on the mother's bare chest, often covered with a warm blanket. According to mammalian neuroscience, the intimate contact inherent in this place (habitat) evokes neuro-behaviors ensuring fulfillment of basic biological needs...
November 25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882759/-management-of-care-of-hiv-positive-pregnant-women-in-the-period-1996-2014
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M Mojhová, I Mikysková, M Halaška, M Staňková, H Rozsypal, J Šrámek, J Záhumenský, M Malý
OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of multidisplinary care about HIV positive pregnant women in the Czech Republic. DESIGN: Review. SETTINGS: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a Nemocnice na Bulovce, Praha. METHODS: The vertical transmission of HIV infection from mother to fetus occurs most often during birth, still 1-2% of HIV-positive pregnant women will transfer the virus transplacenta. Due to careful screening for HIV during pregnancy, counselling, combination antiretroviral (cART) therapy, childbirth planning and its performance by C-section there appears a significant decrease of the virus transmission to the fetus, its occurrence is around 2%...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882755/prague-1337-the-first-successful-caesarean-section-in-which-both-mother-and-child-survived-may-have-occurred-in-the-court-of-john-of-luxembourg-king-of-bohemia
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A Pařízek, V Drška, M Říhová
OBJECTIVE: An interdisciplinary historical-medical study, analysis of historical sources, and critical interpretation of the indirect evidence surrounding the childbirth of Beatrice of Bourbon, the second wife of the Bohemian King John of Luxembourg. STUDY TYPE: A material-based study founded on a comparative analysis of available private and public sources, particularly surviving letters, and narrative sources. The conclusions are reached based on a textual interpretation according to historical methods...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881729/brazilian-immigrant-mothers-beliefs-and-practices-related-to-infant-feeding-a-qualitative-study
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Sherrie F Wallington, Mary L Greaney, Maria Helena Hasselman, Marcia Maria Tavares Machado, Raquel S Mezzavilla
BACKGROUND: Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and timely introduction of appropriate solid foods are important determinants of weight status in infancy and later life stages. Disparities in obesity rates among young children suggest that maternal feeding practices during the first 2 years of life may contribute to these disparities. Brazilians are a growing immigrant group in the United States, yet little research has focused on parental beliefs and behaviors affecting the health of Brazilian immigrant children in the United States...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881342/-factors-affecting-maternal-physical-activities-an-analysis-based-on-the-structural-equation-modeling
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Yi Liu, Bi-Ru Luo
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the factors affecting maternal physical activities at different stages among pregnant women. METHODS: Self-designed questionnaires were used to investigate the physical activities of women in different stages, including 650 in the first, 650 in the second, and 750 in the third trimester of pregnancy. The factors affecting maternal physical activities were analyzed using the structural equation model that comprised 4 latent variables (attitude, norm, behavioral attention and behavior) with observed variables that matched the latent variables...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876420/hereditary-bilateral-genu-recurvatum-case-report-of-a-family
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Peter Feczko, Pieter Emans
BACKGROUND: Genu recurvatum is a rare condition in children and adolescents. The origin can be osseous, ligamentous and mixed. METHODS: We describe for the first time a family inclusive two brothers and their mother with hereditary bilateral genu recurvatum of unknown etiology. The possible underlying pathology and treatment are discussed. RESULTS: The underlying pathology of the early closure of the apophysis of the tibial tuberosity remained unclear...
November 19, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876321/an-exploration-of-how-mexican-american-wic-mothers-obtain-information-about-behaviors-associated-with-childhood-obesity-risk
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Rachel E Davis, Suzanne M Cole, Shannon J McKenney-Shubert, Sonya J Jones, Karen E Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To explore how a sample of Mexican American mothers with preschool-aged children recruited from a Midwestern Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic obtained information about 4 behaviors associated with childhood obesity risk: eating, physical activity, screen time, and sleep. DESIGN: One-on-one structured interviews in which participants were asked how they communicated with family, learned to take care of their first infant, and obtained information about the 4 targeted behaviors for their preschool-aged child...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873105/newborn-screening-for-severe-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases-in-sweden-a-2-year-pilot-trec-and-krec-screening-study
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Michela Barbaro, Annika Ohlsson, Stephan Borte, Susanne Jonsson, Rolf H Zetterström, Jovanka King, Jacek Winiarski, Ulrika von Döbeln, Lennart Hammarström
Newborn screening for severe primary immunodeficiencies (PID), characterized by T and/or B cell lymphopenia, was carried out in a pilot program in the Stockholm County, Sweden, over a 2-year period, encompassing 58,834 children. T cell receptor excision circles (TREC) and kappa-deleting recombination excision circles (KREC) were measured simultaneously using a quantitative PCR-based method on DNA extracted from dried blood spots (DBS), with beta-actin serving as a quality control for DNA quantity. Diagnostic cutoff levels enabling identification of newborns with milder and reversible T and/or B cell lymphopenia were also evaluated...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872115/early-diagnosis-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-edogdm-study-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Bin Liu, Yun Xu, Ying Zhang, Jian Cai, Langhui Deng, Jianbo Yang, Yi Zhou, Yuhang Long, Jinxin Zhang, Zilian Wang
INTRODUCTION: A diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in low-risk pregnant women is based on an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) between 24 and 28 gestational weeks. However, there is insufficient evidence for why the test is performed in this time period. Moreover, the fetus may be exposed to hyperglycaemia prior to the current testing time frame, making earlier administration potentially advantageous. The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the GDM diagnostic value of an OGTT performed at 18-20 gestational weeks...
November 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869320/molecular-epidemiology-of-hiv-1-among-the-hiv-infected-people-of-manipur-northeastern-india-emergence-of-unique-recombinant-forms
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Adhikarimayum Lakhikumar Sharma, Thiyam Ramsing Singh, Khuraijam Ranjana Devi, Lisam Shanjukumar Singh
According to the Joint National Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the northeastern region of India has the highest HIV prevalence in the country. This study was conducted to determine the current HIV-1 molecular epidemiology of Manipur, a state in northeast India. Blood samples from HIV-1 seropositive subjects were collected between June 2011 and February 2014. The partial regions of HIV-1 genes; pol and tat-vpu-env were independently amplified, sequenced, analysed and genotyped. Based on all sequences generated from 110 samples using pol and/or tat-vpu-env gene, the overall HIV-1 genotypes distribution of Manipur was as follows: 65...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868299/quantifying-maternal-incarceration-a-whole-population-linked-data-study-of-western-australian-children-born-1985-2011
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Caitlin M Dowell, David B Preen, Leonie Segal
OBJECTIVE: To measure the prevalence of children affected by maternal incarceration in Western Australia (WA). METHODS: Using linked administrative data we identified all children born in WA between 1985 and 2011, whose biological mother was imprisoned during their childhood. Data was obtained through the WA Data Linkage Branch from the Department of Corrective Services, Midwives Notifications System and Birth Registrations data collections. Descriptive characteristics of the children (n=9,352) and their mothers (n=3,827) are reported...
November 20, 2016: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
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