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1. Perinatal health among 1 million Chinese-Americans.

The literature on "missing girls" suggests a net preference for sons both in China and among Chinese immigrants to the West. Perhaps surprisingly, we find that newborn Chinese-American girls are treated more intensively in US hospitals: they are kept longer following delivery, have more medical...

Author(s) : Almond, D.; Cheng Yi

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Economics and Human Biology 2021 Vol.40

2. Deforestation and infant mortality: evidence from Indonesia.

Factors expected to change concurrently with forest loss-such as economic activity and air pollution-shape human health in different ways, making it difficult to ex ante predict the net impact of deforestation. This paper investigates the infant mortality effects of prenatal exposure to high...

Author(s) : Chakrabarti, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Economics and Human Biology 2021 Vol.40

3. Systematic evaluation of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots toxicity on the reproduction and offspring health in male BALB/c mice.

Increased applications of quantum dots (QDs) in the biomedical field have aroused attention for their potential toxicological effects. Although numerous studies have been carried out on the toxicity of QDs, their effects on reproductive and development are still unclear. In this study, we...

Author(s) : Li Li; Lin XiaoTan; Chen TingTing; Liu Kan; Chen YaJing; Yang ZhiWen; Liu DongMeng; Xu GaiXia; Wang XiaoMei; Lin GuiMiao

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2021 Vol.211 ref.39

4. Prenatal cytomegalovirus, rubella, and Zika virus infections associated with developmental disabilities: past, present, and future.

Prenatal infections have long been recognized as important, preventable causes of developmental disabilities. The list of pathogens that are recognized to have deleterious effects on fetal brain development continues to grow, most recently with the association between Zika virus (ZIKV) and...

Author(s) : Gordon-Lipkin, E.; Hoon, A.; Pardo, C. A.

Publisher : Wiley, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2021 Vol.63 No.2 pp.135-143

5. The effect of vitamin MK-7 on bone mineral density and microarchitecture in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, a 3-year randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Summary: We conducted a randomized placebo-controlled double-blinded clinical trial of MK-7 or placebo daily for 3 years in postmenopausal women with osteopenia. BMD decreased at all sites without differences between the MK-7 and placebo-treated women. Changes in bone turnover markers and...

Author(s) : Rønn, S. H.; Harsløf, T.; Oei, L.; Pedersen, S. B.; Langdahl, B. L.

Publisher : Springer-Verlag, Godalming, UK

Journal article : Osteoporosis International 2021 Vol.32 No.1 pp.185-191 ref.22

6. Factors associated with post-Natal care (PNC) services utilization among adolescent mothers in rural northern Malawi.

World Health Organization (WHO) statistics indicate that Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the vast majority of global maternal deaths. Specifically, maternal deaths among adolescent mothers in rural settings contribute significantly to high maternal mortality. Among others, adolescent mothers'...

Author(s) : Glad, T. N.; Zhuo LuLin

Publisher : Science and Education Publishing Co. Ltd, Newark, USA

Journal article : American Journal of Public Health Research 2021 Vol.9 No.1 pp.38-47 ref.41

7. Aqueous leaf extract of Moringa oleifera reduced intracellular ROS production, DNA fragmentation and acrosome reaction in Human spermatozoa in vitro.

The effects of aqueous leaf extract of Moringa oleifera (MO) on human sperm functions and integrity was studied in vitro. Semen was obtained by masturbation after 3-5 days' abstinence from 34 healthy donors in Western Cape, South Africa. Liquefied semen was washed in human tubular fluid...

Author(s) : Moichela, F. T.; Adefolaju, G. A.; Henkel, R. R.; Opuwari, C. S.

Publisher : Wiley, Berlin, Germany

Journal article : Andrologia 2021 Vol.53 No.1

8. A histological study on the effect of imatinib on the rats' testis after early postnatal exposure.

The safety region of imatinib, and markedly its role in testicular toxicity has been studied in a controversial manner in current years. This study was designed to address the repercussion of administration of groups of pups with imatinib mesylate (at neonatal or infantile periods) using...

Author(s) : Al-Allaf, L. I.; Al-Ashoo, H. A.

Publisher : College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq

Journal article : Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences 2021 Vol.35 No.1 pp.85-92 ref.41

9. Vegetarian diets during pregnancy: effects on the mother's health. A systematic review.

While interest in vegetarian nutrition has been steadily increasing, some aspects have not yet been consistently investigated. One topic requiring evidence-based confirmation is the adoption of a vegetarian diet during pregnancy and lactation. Maternal diet is not only correlated with the fetus's...

Author(s) : Baroni, L.; Rizzo, G.; Goggi, S.; Giampieri, F.; Battino, M.

Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK

Journal article : Food and Function 2021 Vol.12 No.2 pp.466-493

10. Short-term supplementation of DHA as phospholipids rather than triglycerides improve cognitive deficits induced by maternal omega-3 PUFA deficiency during the late postnatal stage.

Cognitive deficiencies, which are caused by maternal omega-3 PUFA deficiency (O-3 Def), are likely to be more rapidly and easily reversed at younger ages with quicker DHA reversal. This study aims to compare the efficiency of short-term supplementation of DHA in the form of phospholipids (PL) and...

Author(s) : Wen Min; Zhao YingCai; Shi HaoHao; Wang ChengCheng; Zhang TianTian; Wang YuMing; Xue ChangHu

Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK

Journal article : Food and Function 2021 Vol.12 No.2 pp.564-572

11. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental health amongst pregnant women.

Background: To assess the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of pregnant ladies. Methods: An observational cross-sectional survey was carried out in Outpatients Department of Services Hospital, Lahore from 1st April 2020 to 15th April 2020. Five hundred pregnant patients were enrolled in...

Author(s) : Rubina Tariq; Zahida Noreen; Aymen Javed; Alia Bashir

Publisher : Society for Health Care & Research Development, Moradabad, India

Journal article : Annals of International Medical and Dental Research 2021 Vol.7 No.1 ref.11

12. Effects of dietary n-3 PUFA levels in early life on susceptibility to high-fat-diet-induced metabolic syndrome in adult mice.

The maternal nutritional status during pregnancy and lactation was closely related to the growth and development of the fetus and infants, which had a profound impact on the health of the offspring. N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) had been proved to have beneficial effects on glucolipid...

Author(s) : Wang DanDan; Wu Fang; Zhang LingYu; Zhao YingCai; Wang ChengCheng; Xue ChangHu; Yanagita, T.; Zhang TianTian; Wang YuMing

Publisher : Elsevier, New York, USA

Journal article : Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 2021 Vol.89

13. Zinc deficiency is an independent risk factor for prehypertension in healthy subjects.

Objective: To assess whether zinc deficiency is associated with prehypertension (preHTN) in apparently healthy subjects. Design: Apparently healthy women and men, aged 20 to 60 years were enrolled into a case-control study. Individuals with and without preHTN were allocated into the case and...

Author(s) : Nevárez-López, S. C.; Simental-Mendía, L. E.; Guerrero-Romero, F.; Burciaga-Nava, J. A.

Publisher : Hans Huber Publishers, Hogrefe AG, Bern, Switzerland

Journal article : International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research 2021 Vol.91 No.1/2 pp.25-30 ref.33

14. Maternal inositol status and neural tube defects: a role for the human yolk sac in embryonic inositol delivery?

Supplementation with myo-inositol during the periconceptional period of pregnancy may ameliorate the recurrence risk of having a fetus affected by a neural tube defect (NTD; e.g., spina bifida). This could be of particular importance in providing a means for preventing NTDs that are unresponsive to ...

Author(s) : D'Souza, S. W.; Copp, A. J.; Greene, N. D. E.; Glazier, J. D.

Publisher : Oxford University Press, Cary, USA

Journal article : Advances in Nutrition 2021 Vol.12 No.1 pp.212-222 ref.many

15. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in units reporting to the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology Network: prevalence and mortality.

Introduction: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is a neurological condition occurring immediately after birth following a perinatal asphytic episode. Therapeutic hypothermia is a safe and effective intervention to reduce mortality and major disability in survivors. In Latin America, perinatal...

Author(s) : Domínguez-Dieppa, F.; Cardetti, M.; Rodríguez, S.; García-Alix, A.; Sola, A.

Publisher : MEDICC, Decatur, USA

Journal article : MEDICC Review 2021 Vol.23 No.1 pp.30-34 ref.32

16. Attenuated early pregnancy weight gain by prenatal lifestyle interventions does not prevent gestational diabetes in the LIFE-Moms consortium.

Aims: To examine the effect of lifestyle (diet and physical activity) interventions on the prevalence of GDM, considering the method of GDM ascertainment and its association with early pregnancy characteristics and maternal and neonatal outcomes in the LIFE-Moms consortium. Methods: LIFE-Moms...

Author(s) : Redman, L. M.; Drews, K. L.; Klein, S.; Horn, L. van; Wing, R. R.; Pi-Sunyer, X.; Evans, M.; Joshipura, K.; Arteaga, S. S.; Cahill, A. G.; Clifton, R. G.; Couch, K. A.; Franks, P. W.; Gallagher, D.; Haire-Joshu, D.; Martin, C. K.; Peaceman, A. M.; Phelan, S.; Thom, E. A.; Yanovski, S. Z.; Knowler, W. C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2021 Vol.171

17. The Iranian version of theory-based intention for cesarean section (IR-TBICS) scale: development and first evaluation.

Background: The rate at which mothers experience a cesarean section in the absence of medical signs is growing worldwide. Women's beliefs and intentions play an essential role in the request or choice of a delivery method. At present, there is no comprehensive, validated scale for assessing...

Author(s) : Naghibi, S. A.; Khazaee-Pool, M.; Moosazadeh, M.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 Vol.21 No.5 ref.57

18. Why do pregnant women prefer cesarean birth? A qualitative study in a tertiary care center in Southern Thailand.

Background: Increasing worldwide rates of cesarean section are of global concern. In recent years, cesarean births upon maternal request have become a hotly debated issue. Hence, this study aimed to explore maternal reasons for cesarean preference without medical indications. Methods: A descriptive ...

Author(s) : Suwanrath, C.; Chunuan, S.; Matemanosak, P.; Pinjaroen, S.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 Vol.21 No.23 ref.22

19. Resilience to maintain quality of intrapartum care in war torn Yemen: a retrospective pre-post study evaluating effects of changing birth volumes in a congested frontline hospital.

Background: Fragile and conflict-affected states contribute with more than 60% of the global burden of maternal mortality. There is an alarming need for research exploring maternal health service access and quality and adaptive responses during armed conflict. Taiz Houbane Maternal and Child Health ...

Author(s) : Obel, J.; Martin, A. I. C.; Mullahzada, A. W.; Kremer, R.; Maaløe, N.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 Vol.21 No.36 ref.30

20. Association between artificial reproductive technology and retinopathy of prematurity.

BACKGROUND: Infertility is an increasingly common health problem which affects approximately 10% of the women in reproductive age. Artificial reproductive technology (ART), which is the modern solution to infertility, unfortunately has been linked to increased prevalence of prematurity and low...

Author(s) : Slaveykov, K.; Trifonova, K.; Mumdzhiev, H.

Publisher : ID Design, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Journal article : Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 2021 Vol.9 No.B pp.6-11 ref.30

21. Implementation of a free maternal and child health programme in a Nigerian state.

Background: The Government of Enugu State as a policy response to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the state introduced the Free Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programme for all pregnant mothers and under-5-year-old clients in public health facilities across the state in 2007....

Author(s) : Uzor, F.; Idoko, A.; Nwobodo, E.

Publisher : College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu , Nigeria

Journal article : International Journal of Medicine and Health Development 2021 Vol.26 No.1 pp.44-49 ref.27

22. Qualitative evaluation of a knowledge transfer training programme in maternal and child health in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

The study evaluated a first session of the knowledge transfer training programme organised for Ministry of Health workers in the area of maternal and child health in Burkina Faso. The objective was to obtain the participant's perceptive for improving the training programme. A qualitative study was...

Author(s) : Amadou, M.; Johnson, E.; Tougri, G.; Berthe, A.; Sombie, I.

Publisher : Women's Health and Action Research Centre, Benin City, Nigeria

Journal article : African Journal of Reproductive Health 2021 Vol.24 No.4 pp.101-108 ref.36

23. Policy dialogue to support maternal newborn child health evidence use in policymaking: the lessons learnt from the Nigeria research days first edition.

The use of evidence in decision-making and practice can be improved through diverse interventions, including policy dialogue. The Department of Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria initiated and organized the Nigeria Research Days (NRD), to serve as a platform for exchange between...

Author(s) : Johnson, E. A. K.; Sombié, I.; Uzochukwu, B. S. C.; Uneke, J. C.; Amadou, M.; Abosede, A.; Adebimpi, A.; Okolo, S.

Publisher : Women's Health and Action Research Centre, Benin City, Nigeria

Journal article : African Journal of Reproductive Health 2021 Vol.24 No.4 pp.109-121 ref.29

24. Bioinformatics analysis and quantitative weight of evidence assessment to map the potential mode of actions of bisphenol A.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a classical chemical contaminant in food, and the mode of action (MOA) of BPA remains unclear, constraining the progress of risk assessment. This study aims to assess the potential MOAs of BPA regarding reproductive/developmental toxicity, neurological toxicity, and...

Author(s) : Li XiaoMeng; Ni MengMei; Yang ZhiRui; Chen Xuxi; Zhang LiShi; Chen JinYao

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Environmental Pollution 2021 Vol.273

25. Reduced maternal serum total, free and bioavailable vitamin D levels and its association with the risk for postpartum depressive symptoms.

Background: Low vitamin D levels have been implicated in postpartum depressive disorders. However, studies on bioavailable vitamin D levels in postpartum depression are limited. Our study aimed to assess the serum concentrations of total, free and bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels...

Author(s) : Pillai, R. R.; Premkumar, N. R.; Shivanand Kattimani; Haritha Sagili; Wilson, A. B.; Leena Sharon; Soundravally Rajendiran

Publisher : Elsevier, New York, USA

Journal article : Archives of Medical Research 2021 Vol.52 No.1 pp.84-92


Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in units reporting to the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology Network: prevalence and mortality. Introduction: Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is a neurological condition occurring immediately after birth following a perinatal asphytic episode. Therapeutic hypothermia is a safe and effective intervention to reduce mortality and major disability in survivors. In Latin America, perinatal...

Author(s) : Domínguez-Dieppa, F.; Cardetti, M.; Rodríguez, S.; García-Alix, A.; Sola, A.

Publisher : MEDICC, Decatur, USA

Journal article : MEDICC Review 2021 Vol.23 No.1 pp.30-34 ref.32

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16. Attenuated early pregnancy weight gain by prenatal lifestyle interventions does not prevent gestational diabetes in the LIFE-Moms consortium.

Aims: To examine the effect of lifestyle (diet and physical activity) interventions on the prevalence of GDM, considering the method of GDM ascertainment and its association with early pregnancy characteristics and maternal and neonatal outcomes in the LIFE-Moms consortium. Methods: LIFE-Moms...

Author(s) : Redman, L. M.; Drews, K. L.; Klein, S.; Horn, L. van; Wing, R. R.; Pi-Sunyer, X.; Evans, M.; Joshipura, K.; Arteaga, S. S.; Cahill, A. G.; Clifton, R. G.; Couch, K. A.; Franks, P. W.; Gallagher, D.; Haire-Joshu, D.; Martin, C. K.; Peaceman, A. M.; Phelan, S.; Thom, E. A.; Yanovski, S. Z.; Knowler, W. C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2021 Vol.171

17. The Iranian version of theory-based intention for cesarean section (IR-TBICS) scale: development and first evaluation.

Background: The rate at which mothers experience a cesarean section in the absence of medical signs is growing worldwide. Women's beliefs and intentions play an essential role in the request or choice of a delivery method. At present, there is no comprehensive, validated scale for assessing...

Author(s) : Naghibi, S. A.; Khazaee-Pool, M.; Moosazadeh, M.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 Vol.21 No.5 ref.57

18. Why do pregnant women prefer cesarean birth? A qualitative study in a tertiary care center in Southern Thailand.

Background: Increasing worldwide rates of cesarean section are of global concern. In recent years, cesarean births upon maternal request have become a hotly debated issue. Hence, this study aimed to explore maternal reasons for cesarean preference without medical indications. Methods: A descriptive ...

Author(s) : Suwanrath, C.; Chunuan, S.; Matemanosak, P.; Pinjaroen, S.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 Vol.21 No.23 ref.22

19. Resilience to maintain quality of intrapartum care in war torn Yemen: a retrospective pre-post study evaluating effects of changing birth volumes in a congested frontline hospital.

Background: Fragile and conflict-affected states contribute with more than 60% of the global burden of maternal mortality. There is an alarming need for research exploring maternal health service access and quality and adaptive responses during armed conflict. Taiz Houbane Maternal and Child Health ...

Author(s) : Obel, J.; Martin, A. I. C.; Mullahzada, A. W.; Kremer, R.; Maaløe, N.

Publisher : BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK

Journal article : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 Vol.21 No.36 ref.30

20. Association between artificial reproductive technology and retinopathy of prematurity.

BACKGROUND: Infertility is an increasingly common health problem which affects approximately 10% of the women in reproductive age. Artificial reproductive technology (ART), which is the modern solution to infertility, unfortunately has been linked to increased prevalence of prematurity and low...

Author(s) : Slaveykov, K.; Trifonova, K.; Mumdzhiev, H.

Publisher : ID Design, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Journal article : Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences 2021 Vol.9 No.B pp.6-11 ref.30

21. Implementation of a free maternal and child health programme in a Nigerian state.

Background: The Government of Enugu State as a policy response to reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity in the state introduced the Free Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programme for all pregnant mothers and under-5-year-old clients in public health facilities across the state in 2007....

Author(s) : Uzor, F.; Idoko, A.; Nwobodo, E.

Publisher : College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu , Nigeria

Journal article : International Journal of Medicine and Health Development 2021 Vol.26 No.1 pp.44-49 ref.27

22. Qualitative evaluation of a knowledge transfer training programme in maternal and child health in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

The study evaluated a first session of the knowledge transfer training programme organised for Ministry of Health workers in the area of maternal and child health in Burkina Faso. The objective was to obtain the participant's perceptive for improving the training programme. A qualitative study was...

Author(s) : Amadou, M.; Johnson, E.; Tougri, G.; Berthe, A.; Sombie, I.

Publisher : Women's Health and Action Research Centre, Benin City, Nigeria

Journal article : African Journal of Reproductive Health 2021 Vol.24 No.4 pp.101-108 ref.36

23. Policy dialogue to support maternal newborn child health evidence use in policymaking: the lessons learnt from the Nigeria research days first edition.

The use of evidence in decision-making and practice can be improved through diverse interventions, including policy dialogue. The Department of Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria initiated and organized the Nigeria Research Days (NRD), to serve as a platform for exchange between...

Author(s) : Johnson, E. A. K.; Sombié, I.; Uzochukwu, B. S. C.; Uneke, J. C.; Amadou, M.; Abosede, A.; Adebimpi, A.; Okolo, S.

Publisher : Women's Health and Action Research Centre, Benin City, Nigeria

Journal article : African Journal of Reproductive Health 2021 Vol.24 No.4 pp.109-121 ref.29

24. Bioinformatics analysis and quantitative weight of evidence assessment to map the potential mode of actions of bisphenol A.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a classical chemical contaminant in food, and the mode of action (MOA) of BPA remains unclear, constraining the progress of risk assessment. This study aims to assess the potential MOAs of BPA regarding reproductive/developmental toxicity, neurological toxicity, and...

Author(s) : Li XiaoMeng; Ni MengMei; Yang ZhiRui; Chen Xuxi; Zhang LiShi; Chen JinYao

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Environmental Pollution 2021 Vol.273

25. Reduced maternal serum total, free and bioavailable vitamin D levels and its association with the risk for postpartum depressive symptoms.

Background: Low vitamin D levels have been implicated in postpartum depressive disorders. However, studies on bioavailable vitamin D levels in postpartum depression are limited. Our study aimed to assess the serum concentrations of total, free and bioavailable 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels...

Author(s) : Pillai, R. R.; Premkumar, N. R.; Shivanand Kattimani; Haritha Sagili; Wilson, A. B.; Leena Sharon; Soundravally Rajendiran

Publisher : Elsevier, New York, USA

Journal article : Archives of Medical Research 2021 Vol.52 No.1 pp.84-92