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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927533/from-sperm-to-offspring-assessing-the-heritable-genetic-consequences-of-paternal-smoking-and-potential-public-health-impacts
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REVIEW
Marc A Beal, Carole L Yauk, Francesco Marchetti
Individuals who smoke generally do so with the knowledge of potential consequences to their own health. What is rarely considered are the effects of smoking on their future children. The objective of this work was to review the scientific literature on the effects of paternal smoking on sperm and assess the consequences to offspring. A literature search identified over 200 studies with relevant data in humans and animal models. The available data were reviewed to assess the weight of evidence that tobacco smoke is a human germ cell mutagen and estimate effect sizes...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900802/assessment-of-m2-anxa5-haplotype-as-a-risk-factor-in-couples-with-placenta-mediated-pregnancy-complications
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Nina Rogenhofer, Lara R M Nienaber, Lea C Amshoff, Nadia Bogdanova, David Petroff, Peter Wieacker, Christian J Thaler, Arseni Markoff
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to confirm the associated M2/ANXA5 carrier risk in women with placenta-mediated pregnancy complications (PMPC) and to test their male partners for such association. Further analysis evaluated the influence of maternal vs. paternal M2 alleles on miscarriage. METHODS: Two hundred eighty-eight couples with preeclampsia (PE), intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), or premature birth (PB) were recruited (n = 96 of each phenotype)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877059/choriocarcinoma-in-women-analysis-of-a-case-series-with-genotyping
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Johanna Savage, Emily Adams, Emanuela Veras, Kathleen M Murphy, Brigitte M Ronnett
Choriocarcinoma is an uncommon malignant neoplasm, which can be either gestational or nongestational in origin. Distinction of these subtypes has prognostic and therapeutic implications. Twenty-two tumors were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction amplification of 15 short tandem repeat loci and the amelogenin locus (XY determination). DNA patterns from tumor and maternal tissue, as well as villous tissue from any available prior or concurrent gestation, were compared, to determine gestational versus nongestational nature (containing vs...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874931/congratulations-you-re-pregnant-now-about-your-shifts-the-state-of-maternity-leave-attitudes-and-culture-in-em
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Casey Z MacVane, Megan L Fix, Tania D Strout, Kate D Zimmerman, Rebecca B Bloch, Christine L Hein
INTRODUCTION: Increasing attention has been focused on parental leave, but little is known about early leave and parental experiences for male and female attending physicians. Our goal was to describe and quantify the parental leave experiences of a nationally representative sample of emergency physicians (EP). METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey, distributed via emergency medicine professional organizations, discussion boards, and listservs, to address study objectives...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702506/prenatal-depression-risk-factors-developmental-effects-and-interventions-a-review
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Tiffany Field
This narrative review based on a literature search in PubMed and PsycInfo on the two terms prenatal and antenatal depression includes empirical studies, reviews and meta-analyses that have been published during the last 5 years on risk factors, developmental effects and interventions for prenatal depression. Risk factor studies that met criteria feature demographic measures (lower socioeconomic status, less education, non-marital status, non-employment, less social support and health locus of control, unintended pregnancy, partner violence and history of child abuse) and physiological variables (cortisol, amylase, and pro-inflammatory cytokines and intrauterine artery resistance)...
February 2017: Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686909/unraveling-the-role-of-maternal-anti-hla-class-i-antibodies-in-fetal-and-neonatal-thrombocytopenia-antibody-specificity-analysis-using-epitope-data
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Jesper Dahl, Erle Refsum, Maria Therese Ahlen, Torstein Egeland, Tore Jensen, Marte K Viken, Tor Brynjar Stuge, Ganesh Acharya, Anne Husebekk, Bjørn Skogen, Heidi Tiller
Anti-HLA class I antibodies have been suggested as a possible cause of fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). The aim of this study was to characterize maternal anti-HLA class I alloantibodies in suspected cases of FNAIT. The study population consisted of all nationwide referrals of neonates with suspected FNAIT to the National Unit for Platelet Immunology in Tromsø, Norway, during 1998-2009 (cases), and 250 unselected pregnancies originally included in a prospective study (controls). Inclusion criterion was a positive screening for maternal anti-HLA class I antibodies...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559916/maternal-sensitivity-and-social-support-protect-against-childhood-atopic-dermatitis
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Nicole L Letourneau, Anita L Kozyrskyj, Nela Cosic, Henry N Ntanda, Lubna Anis, Martha J Hart, Tavis S Campbell, Gerald F Giesbrecht
BACKGROUND: Many studies have identified associations between qualities of maternal-child relationships and childhood asthma, but few have examined associations with childhood atopic dermatitis (AD), a common precursor to asthma. Moreover, maternal psychological distress, including prenatal and postnatal depression, anxiety and stress, may increase risk, while social support from partners may reduce risk for childhood AD. We sought to uncover the association between maternal-infant relationship qualities (maternal sensitivity towards infant behavioral signals, controlling behavior, and unresponsiveness) and child AD after accounting for risk (i...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557020/first-time-fathers-postnatal-experiences-and-support-needs-a-descriptive-qualitative-study
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Shefaly Shorey, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Shiho Bridge, Yap Seng Chong, Eleanor Holroyd, Hong-Gu He
AIM: To explore first-time fathers' postnatal experiences and support needs in the early postpartum period. BACKGROUND: The postnatal period is a stressful transition period for new fathers. It is imperative to understand their needs and experiences to provide appropriate support for them. The majority of previous studies were based in Western countries and explored fathers' needs during pregnancy and childbirth, with few studies conducted in the postnatal period...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535307/intergenerational-impact-of-paternal-lifetime-exposures-to-both-folic-acid-deficiency-and-supplementation-on-reproductive-outcomes-and-imprinted-gene-methylation
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Lundi Ly, Donovan Chan, Mahmoud Aarabi, Mylène Landry, Nathalie A Behan, Amanda J MacFarlane, Jacquetta Trasler
STUDY QUESTION: Do paternal exposures to folic acid deficient (FD), and/or folic acid supplemented (FS) diets, throughout germ cell development adversely affect male germ cells and consequently offspring health outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Male mice exposed over their lifetimes to both FD and FS diets showed decreased sperm counts and altered imprinted gene methylation with evidence of transmission of adverse effects to the offspring, including increased postnatal-preweaning mortality and variability in imprinted gene methylation...
July 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464725/the-development-and-application-of-a-protocol-for-the-writing-assessing-and-validating-of-a-corpus-of-relationship-focused-text-messages-for-new-and-expecting-fathers
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Chris D May, Richard Fletcher
In developed countries, antenatal education aims to reduce difficulties that mothers and fathers experience during transition to parenthood. However, fathers are often distracted from preparing themselves by the attention given to preparing and supporting mothers. Developments in digital communication present alternative means of supporting fathers at this time. Studies, across a range of health concerns, have reported successful outcomes from text-based interventions. Text messaging, focusing on the issues that cause paternal distress at this time, could provide timely, targeted, and effective support to fathers in their transition to parenthood...
May 1, 2017: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443481/impact-of-abnormal-dna-methylation-of-imprinted-loci-on-human-spontaneous-abortion
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Yudong Liu, Yan Tang, Desheng Ye, Weixu Ma, Shuxian Feng, Xuelan Li, Xingyu Zhou, Xin Chen, Shiling Chen
Currently, there is a growing concern regarding the safety of assisted reproductive technology (ART) due to increased risk of spontaneous abortion (SA) and imprinting disorders in ART-conceived offspring. Early investigations suggested that aberrant genetic imprinting may be related to pregnancy loss; however, few studies have used human tissue specimens. Here the DNA methylation patterns of 3 imprinted genes, including maternally inherited GRB10 and the paternally inherited IGF2 and PEG3 genes, were evaluated in human chorionic villus samples by pyrosequencing and bisulfite sequencing polymerase chain reaction...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398993/prevention-of-hiv-in-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-key-to-an-aids-free-generation
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REVIEW
Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Cheryl Baxter, Deborah Birx
The Global Plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive (Global Plan) has ensured that more infants in high-HIV burden countries survive childhood HIV-free. Although equal numbers of boy and girl children have survived to age 10, a gender divergence starts to emerge as they enter adolescence. Up to 3 times as many young women aged 15-24 years in eastern and southern Africa are living with HIV compared with their male peers. Further, more adolescent girls and young women are sick and/or dying from AIDS-related or HIV-related complications during pregnancy and in the postpartum period, underscoring the importance of strengthening HIV treatment and prevention services for this group...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397798/telomere-length-in-newborns-is-related-to-maternal-stress-during-pregnancy
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T Send, M Gilles, V Codd, I A C Wolf, S Bardtke, F Streit, J Strohmaier, J Frank, D Schendel, M W Sütterlin, M Denniff, M Laucht, N J Samani, M Deuschle, M Rietschel, S H Witt
Telomere length (TL) is a marker of biological aging, and numerous studies have shown associations between TL and somatic or psychiatric disorders. Research also indicates an association between maternal stress during pregnancy and TL in the offspring. The present study investigated possible associations between TL and: (1) maternal perceived stress during pregnancy; (2) a maternal life-time history of psychiatric disorder (life-time PD); and (3) paternal age. TL was analysed in 319 newborns and 318 mothers from a predominantly Caucasian sample (n=273 Caucasian newborns and n=274 Causasian mothers)...
April 11, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346297/exposure-to-mycophenolate-and-fatherhood
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Karsten Midtvedt, Stein Bergan, Anna Varberg Reisæter, Bjørn Egil Vikse, Anders Åsberg
BACKGROUND: Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is the active immunosuppressive substance in both mycophenolate mofetil and mycophenolate sodium, and it is widely used after organ transplantation. In women, taking MPA is teratogenic and may also influence spermatogenesis. There is a lack of knowledge regarding outcome of pregnancies fathered by men exposed to MPA. METHODS: We compared outcomes in pregnancies fathered by renal transplant men per whether they had been exposed to MPA or not at time of conception...
July 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327118/sociodemographic-and-delivery-risk-factors-for-developing-postpartum-depression-in-a-sample-of-3233-mothers-from-the-czech-elspac-study
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Adam Fiala, Jan Švancara, Jana Klánová, Tomáš Kašpárek
BACKGROUND: In the postpartum period, certain groups of women are at a higher risk for developing depressive episodes. Several studies have described risk factors for developing postpartum depression (PPD). However, these studies have used limited numbers of participants, and therefore the estimated prevalence of PPD varies greatly. METHODS: The objective of this study is to identify the main risk factors for developing PPD by using data collected via the Czech version of the European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC)...
March 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241183/association-of-gestational-weight-gain-and-maternal-body-mass-index-in-early-pregnancy-with-risk-for-nonaffective-psychosis-in-offspring
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Euan Mackay, Christina Dalman, Håkan Karlsson, Renee M Gardner
Importance: Prenatal exposure to famine is associated with a 2-fold risk for nonaffective psychoses. Less is known about whether maternal nutrition states during pregnancy modify offspring risk for nonaffective psychoses in offspring in well-fed populations. Objective: To determine whether gestational weight gain (GWG) during pregnancy and maternal body mass index (BMI) in early pregnancy are associated with risk for nonaffective psychoses in offspring. Design, Setting and Participants: This population-based cohort study used data from Swedish health and population registers to follow up 526 042 individuals born from January 1, 1982, through December 31, 1989, from 13 years of age until December 31, 2011...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203641/the-antecedents-of-women-s-external-locus-of-control-associations-with-characteristics-of-their-parents-and-their-early-childhood
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Jean Golding, Steven Gregory, Yasmin Iles-Caven, Stephen Nowicki
Locus of control (LOC) measures individuals' expectancies regarding their ability to affect what happens to them based on how they behave. The more they believe their behaviour has something to do with what happens to them the more internal they are. In contrast the more they perceive that what happens to them is beyond their control and determined by luck, fate, chance or powerful others the more external they are. Copious research findings suggest that external LOC (ELOC) is associated with many adverse personal, social, academic and health outcomes...
January 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173760/grandparental-immune-priming-in-the-pipefish-syngnathus-typhle
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Anne Beemelmanns, Olivia Roth
BACKGROUND: Phenotypic changes in response to environmental influences can persist from one generation into the next. In many systems parental parasite experience influences offspring immune responses, known as transgenerational immune priming (TGIP). TGIP in vertebrates is mainly maternal and short-term, supporting the adaptive immune system of the offspring during its maturation. However, if fathers and offspring have a close physical connection, evolution of additional paternal immune priming can be adaptive...
February 7, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125983/fathers-views-and-experiences-of-their-own-mental-health-during-pregnancy-and-the-first-postnatal-year-a-qualitative-interview-study-of-men-participating-in-the-uk-born-and-bred-in-yorkshire-baby-cohort
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Z Darwin, P Galdas, S Hinchliff, E Littlewood, D McMillan, L McGowan, S Gilbody
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of fathers' depression and anxiety in the perinatal period (i.e. from conception to 1 year after birth) is approximately 5-10%, and 5-15%, respectively; their children face increased risk of adverse emotional and behavioural outcomes, independent of maternal mental health. Critically, fathers can be protective against the development of maternal perinatal mental health problems and their effects on child outcomes. Preventing and treating paternal mental health problems and promoting paternal psychological wellbeing may therefore benefit the family as a whole...
January 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118352/using-genetic-variation-to-explore-the-causal-effect-of-maternal-pregnancy-adiposity-on-future-offspring-adiposity-a-mendelian-randomisation-study
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Rebecca C Richmond, Nicholas J Timpson, Janine F Felix, Tom Palmer, Romy Gaillard, George McMahon, George Davey Smith, Vincent W Jaddoe, Debbie A Lawlor
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that greater maternal adiposity during pregnancy affects lifelong risk of offspring fatness via intrauterine mechanisms. Our aim was to use Mendelian randomisation (MR) to investigate the causal effect of intrauterine exposure to greater maternal body mass index (BMI) on offspring BMI and fat mass from childhood to early adulthood. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We used maternal genetic variants as instrumental variables (IVs) to test the causal effect of maternal BMI in pregnancy on offspring fatness (BMI and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry [DXA] determined fat mass index [FMI]) in a MR approach...
January 2017: PLoS Medicine
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