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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545256/a-review-of-the-effects-of-chronic-arsenic-exposure-on-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
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REVIEW
Abul H Milton, Sumaira Hussain, Shahnaz Akter, Mijanur Rahman, Tafzila A Mouly, Kane Mitchell
Exposure to arsenic has a number of known detrimental health effects but impact on pregnancy outcomes is not as widely recognized. This narrative review examines existing epidemiological evidence investigating the association between arsenic exposure via drinking water and adverse pregnancy outcomes. We reviewed published epidemiological studies from around the world on impact of chronic arsenic exposure on spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, neonatal death, post neonatal death, low birth weight and preterm baby...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543445/psoriasis-in-those-planning-a-family-pregnant-or-breast-feeding-the-australasian-psoriasis-collaboration
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REVIEW
Marius Rademaker, Karen Agnew, Megan Andrews, Katherine Armour, Chris Baker, Peter Foley, John Frew, Kurt Gebauer, Monisha Gupta, Debra Kennedy, Gillian Marshman, John Sullivan
The Australasian Psoriasis Collaboration has reviewed the evidence for managing moderate to severe psoriasis in those who are pregnant or are breast-feeding, or planning a family. The severity of the psoriasis, associated comorbidities and specific anti-psoriasis treatment, along with other exposures, can have a deleterious effect on pregnancy outcomes. Psoriasis itself increases the risk of preterm and low birthweight babies, along with spontaneous and induced abortions, but no specific birth defects have been otherwise demonstrated...
May 23, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543169/gestational-weight-gain-in-the-first-two-pregnancies-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-the-second-pregnancy
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Maya Tabet, Lorie M Harper, Louise H Flick, Jen Jen Chang
BACKGROUND: Gestational Weight Gain (GWG) below or above the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, it remains unknown whether the risk of adverse outcomes is affected by GWG in a previous pregnancy. We examined associations between GWG in the index (second) pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, including preterm delivery and small for gestational age (SGA), while taking into consideration GWG in the first pregnancy. METHODS: In a population-based cohort study (n = 210 564), using the Missouri maternally-linked birth registry (1989-2005), we used multivariable Poisson regression with robust error variance stratified by prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) to evaluate associations between GWG in the index pregnancy and a composite indicator of GWG in the first and second pregnancies and our outcomes of interest, after controlling for sociodemographic and pregnancy-related confounders...
May 24, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538042/counterbalanced-comparison-of-the-bsid-ii-and-bayley-iii-at-eighteen-to-twenty-two-months-corrected-age
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Meghan Sharp, Sara B DeMauro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in developmental assessments using the current version of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development (Bayley-III) as compared to the older BSID-II. Previous studies suggest that average scores on the Bayley-III may be significantly higher than scores on the previous version, but the magnitude and potential impact of differences between these 2 assessments are uncertain. METHODS: We enrolled 77 former preterm infants (born <32 wk gestation and ≤2000 g) at 18 to 22 months corrected age in this randomized crossover study...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498631/marijuana-use-in-pregnancy-concerns-in-an-evolving-era
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Megan E Foeller, Deirdre J Lyell
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in pregnancy, and the prevalence of use during pregnancy is increasing in the United States. Although much of the existing research investigating marijuana use in pregnancy is limited by study design and confounding factors, a growing accumulation of data suggests adverse outcomes. Studies have identified associations with decreased birth weight, increased spontaneous preterm birth, and impaired neurodevelopment among children and adults with in utero exposure...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492522/impact-of-brain-injury-on-functional-measures-of-amplitude-integrated-eeg-at-term-equivalent-age-in-premature-infants
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N M El Ters, Z A Vesoulis, S M Liao, C D Smyser, A M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between qualitative and quantitative amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) measures at term equivalent age (TEA) and brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A cohort of premature infants born at <30 weeks of gestation and with moderate-to-severe MRI injury on a TEA MRI scan was identified. A contemporaneous group of gestational age-matched control infants also born at <30 weeks of gestation with none/mild injury on MRI was also recruited...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486063/examining-the-inter-correlated-effects-of-low-income-life-stress-and-race-on-birth-outcomes-a-representative-state-study
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Tess Lefmann, Terri Combs-Orme, John G Orme
BACKGROUND: Programming of the stress response system during gestation has lifelong effects that put the infant at risk for multiple stress-related pathologies. Populations most vulnerable to prenatal stress are African-Americans and individuals of low socioeconomic status. METHODS: The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) research project, a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and individual state health departments, was employed for this study...
May 9, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483819/short-term-and-long-term-outcomes-of-preterm-neonates-with-acute-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-following-rescue-treatment-with-inhaled-nitric-oxide
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Michelle Baczynski, Shannon Ginty, Dany E Weisz, Patrick J McNamara, Edmond Kelly, Prakeshkumar Shah, Amish Jain
OBJECTIVE: To describe short-term and long-term outcomes of preterm neonates with severe acute pulmonary hypertension (aPHT) in relation to response to rescue inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort studyover a 6 year period. SETTING: Tertiary neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS: 89 neonates <35 weeks gestational age (GA) who received rescue iNO for aPHT, including 62 treated at ≤3 days of age (early aPHT)...
May 8, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458091/residential-segregation-political-representation-and-preterm-birth-among-u-s-and-foreign-born-black-women-in-the-u-s-2008-2010
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Claire Margerison-Zilko, Maria Perez-Patron, Catherine Cubbin
Although racial residential segregation is associated with preterm birth (PTB) among non-Hispanic black (NHB) women in the U.S., prior work suggests that increased black political power arising from segregation may be protective for infant health. We examined associations between residential segregation, black political representation, and preterm birth (PTB) among U.S- and foreign-born NHB women in major U.S. cities using birth certificate data from 2008 to 2010 (n=861,450). Each 10-unit increase in segregation was associated with 3-6% increases in odds of PTB for both U...
April 27, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452393/caregiver-talk-and-medical-risk-as-predictors-of-language-outcomes-in-full-term-and-preterm-toddlers
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Katherine A Adams, Virginia A Marchman, Elizabeth C Loi, Melanie D Ashland, Anne Fernald, Heidi M Feldman
This study examined associations between caregiver talk and language skills in full term (FT) and preterm (PT) children (n = 97). All-day recordings of caregiver-child interactions revealed striking similarities in amount of caregiver talk heard by FT and PT children. Children who heard more caregiver talk at 16 months demonstrated better knowledge- and processing-based language skills at 18 months. The unique contributions of caregiver talk were tempered by medical risk in PT children, especially for processing speed...
April 28, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448062/association-between-small-for-gestational-age-and-neurocognitive-impairment-at-two-years-of-corrected-age-among-infants-born-at-preterm-gestational-ages-a-cohort-study
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A I Girsen, S C Do, Y Y El-Sayed, S R Hintz, Y J Blumenfeld
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between small-for-gestational age (SGA) and neurocognitive impairment at 2 years of corrected age among infants born at preterm gestational ages. STUDY DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a prospectively conducted NICHD/Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units BEAM trial. Non-anomalous pregnancies delivered before 37 weeks of gestation were included in the analysis. Neurocognitive outcomes at 2 years of corrected age were compared between infants who were SGA (<10% for gestational age) and those appropriately grown (AGA)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444286/screening-for-preeclampsia-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, William R Phillips, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Preeclampsia affects approximately 4% of pregnancies in the United States. It is the second leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide and may lead to serious maternal complications, including stroke, eclampsia, and organ failure. Adverse perinatal outcomes for the fetus and newborn include intrauterine growth restriction, low birth weight, and stillbirth. Many of the complications associated with preeclampsia lead to early induction of labor or cesarean delivery and subsequent preterm birth...
April 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443560/advances-in-nutrition-of-the-newborn-infant
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REVIEW
Jane E Harding, Barbara E Cormack, Tanith Alexander, Jane M Alsweiler, Frank H Bloomfield
Nutrition of newborn infants, particularly of those born preterm, has advanced substantially in recent years. Extremely preterm infants have high nutrient demands that are challenging to meet, such that growth faltering is common. Inadequate growth is associated with poor neurodevelopmental outcomes, and although improved early growth is associated with better cognitive outcomes, there might be a trade-off in terms of worse metabolic outcomes, although the contribution of early nutrition to these associations is not established...
April 22, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438232/real-life-impact-of-executive-function-impairments-in-adults-who-were-born-very-preterm
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Jasmin Kroll, Vyacheslav Karolis, Philip J Brittain, Chieh-En Jane Tseng, Sean Froudist-Walsh, Robin M Murray, Chiara Nosarti
OBJECTIVES: Children and adolescents who were born very preterm (≤32 weeks' gestation) are vulnerable to experiencing cognitive problems, including in executive function. However, it remains to be established whether cognitive deficits are evident in adulthood and whether these exert a significant effect on an individual's real-lifeachievement. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional design, we tested a range of neurocognitive abilities, with a focus on executive function, in a sample of 122 very preterm individuals and 89 term-born controls born between 1979 and 1984...
May 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437305/breast-feeding-analgesia-in-infants-an-update-on-the-current-state-of-evidence
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Britney Benoit, Ruth Martin-Misener, Margot Latimer, Marsha Campbell-Yeo
To provide an updated synthesis of the current state of the evidence for the effectiveness of breast-feeding and expressed breast milk feeding in reducing procedural pain in preterm and full-term born infants. A systematic search of key electronic databases (PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE) was completed. Of the 1032 abstracts screened, 21 were found eligible for inclusion. Fifteen studies reported on the use of breast-feeding or expressed breast milk in full-term infants and 6 reported on preterm infants. Direct breast-feeding was more effective than maternal holding, maternal skin-to-skin contact, topical anesthetics, and music therapy, and was as or more effective than sweet tasting solutions in full-term infants...
April 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434006/unbiased-quantification-of-subplate-neuron-loss-following-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-in-a-rat-model
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Alexandra Mikhailova, Naveena Sunkara, Patrick S McQuillen
BACKGROUND: Cellular targets of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) include both oligodendrocyte and neuronal lineages with differences in the patterns of vulnerable cells depending upon the developmental stage at which the injury occurs. Injury to the developing white matter is a characteristic feature of human preterm brain injury. Data are accumulating, however, for neuronal injury in the developing cerebral cortex. In the most widely used rodent model of preterm HI brain injury, conflicting data have been reported regarding the sensitivity of subplate neurons to early neonatal HI, with some reports of selective vulnerability and others that find no increased loss of subplate neurons in comparison with other cortical layers...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425978/validation-of-mid-infrared-spectroscopy-for-macronutrient-analysis-of-human-milk
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S Parat, S Groh-Wargo, S Merlino, C Wijers, D M Super
OBJECTIVE: Human milk has considerable variation in its composition. Hence, the nutrient profile is only an estimate and can result in under- or over-estimation of the intake of preterm infants. Mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy is an evolving technique for analyzing human milk but needs validation before use in clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN: Human milk samples from 35 mothers delivering at 35 weeks to term gestation were analyzed for macronutrients by MIR spectroscopy and by standard laboratory methods using Kjeldahl assay for protein, Mojonnier assay for fat and high-pressure liquid chromatography assay for lactose...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424106/early-developmental-influences-on-self-esteem-trajectories-from-adolescence-through-adulthood-impact-of-birth-weight-and-motor-skills
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Kristie L Poole, Louis A Schmidt, Mark A Ferro, Cheryl Missiuna, Saroj Saigal, Michael H Boyle, Ryan J Van Lieshout
While the trajectory of self-esteem from adolescence to adulthood varies from person to person, little research has examined how differences in early developmental processes might affect these pathways. This study examined how early motor skill development interacted with preterm birth status to predict self-esteem from adolescence through the early 30s. We addressed this using the oldest known, prospectively followed cohort of extremely low birth weight (<1000 g) survivors (N = 179) and normal birth weight controls (N = 145) in the world, born between 1977 and 1982...
April 20, 2017: Development and Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419085/neonatal-outcomes-of-moderatelyly-preterm-infants-compared-to-extremely-preterm-infants
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Michele C Walsh, Edward F Bell, Sarah Kandefer, Shampa Saha, Waldemar A Carlo, Carl T D'Angio, Abbot R Laptook, Pablo J Sanchez, Barbara J Stoll, Seetha Shankaran, Krisa P Van Meurs, Noah Cook, Rosemary D Higgins, Abhik Das, Nancy S Newman, Kurt Schibler, Barbara Schmidt, C Michael Cotten, Brenda B Poindexter, Kristi L Watterberg, William E Truog
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm infants (EPT, <29 weeks' gestation) represent only 0.9% of births in the U.S., yet these infants are focus of most published research. Moderately preterm neonates (MPT, 29-33(6/7) weeks), are an understudied group of high-risk infants. METHODS: Objective: To determine the neonatal outcomes of MPT across the gestational age spectrum, and to compare these to EPT. A prospective observational cohort was formed in 18 Level 3-4 NICUs in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414857/association-of-external-cephalic-version-before-term-with-late-preterm-birth
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Kristie L Poole, Sarah D McDonald, Lauren E Griffith, Eileen K Hutton
While evidence suggests that beginning an external cephalic version (ECV) before term (34(0/7) to 36(6/7) ) compared to after term may be associated with an increase in late preterm birth (34(0/7) to 36(6/7) weeks), it remains unknown what might account for this risk. The objective of the present study is to further investigate the association between ECV before term and late preterm birth MATERIAL AND METHODS: Secondary analysis of data collected from the international, multicenter Early ECV trials. We evaluated the relation between ECV exposure and late preterm birth (34(0/7) to 36(6/7) weeks), as well as if additional risk factors for preterm birth (e...
April 17, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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