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What do we know about in-utero antidepressant exposure, and are these medications safe to use during pregnancy?

Author(s): Sujan AC

Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2022 Apr 15.

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Association of Medical Assistant-Supported Virtual Rooming With Successful Video Visit Connections

Author(s): Lieu TA; Warton EM; Levan C; San K; Hsueh L; Awsare S; Reed ME

JAMA Intern Med. 2022 Apr 11.

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Improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Health Care of Autistic People

Author(s): Graham Holmes L; Ames JL; Massolo ML; Nunez DM; Croen LA

Pediatrics. 2022 Apr 01;149(Suppl 4).

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Perinatal Complications in Individuals in California With or Without SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy

Additional research from population-based studies is needed to inform the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy and to provide health risk information to pregnant individuals. To assess the risk of perinatal complications associated with SARS...
Author(s): Ferrara A; Hedderson MM; Zhu Y; Avalos LA; Kuzniewicz MW; Myers LC; Ngo AL; Gunderson EP; Ritchie JL; Quesenberry CP; Greenberg M

JAMA Intern Med. 2022 Mar 21.

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Time to positivity of blood cultures in neonatal late-onset bacteraemia

To determine the time to positivity (TTP) of blood cultures among infants with late-onset bacteraemia and predictors of TTP >36 hours. Retrospective cohort study. 16 birth centres in two healthcare systems. Infants with positive blood cultures obtained >7...
Author(s): Mukhopadhyay S; Briker SM; Flannery DD; Dhudasia MB; Coggins SA; Woodford E; Walsh EM; Li S; Puopolo KM; Kuzniewicz MW

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022 Mar 10.

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Opportunities for Inclusion and Engagement in the Transition of Autistic Youth from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare: A Qualitative Study

Transitioning autistic youth from pediatric to adult healthcare requires coordination of multiple stakeholders, including youth, caregivers, and pediatric and adult care providers, whose interests at times overlap but often differ. To understand barriers ...
Author(s): Ames JL; Mahajan A; Davignon MN; Massolo ML; Croen LA

J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Mar 09.

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Contribution of Maternal Cardiometabolic Risk Factors to Racial-Ethnicity Disparities in Preterm Birth Subtypes

There are recognized racial-ethnic disparities in preterm birth (PTB) and in maternal cardiometabolic risk factors likely linked to systemic racism. However, it is unclear the extent to which cardiometabolic risk factors contribute to the higher rates of ...
Author(s): Hedderson MM; Xu F; Dayo OM; Liu E; Sridhar S; Lee C; Greenberg M

Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2022 Mar 04:100608.

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Association of Glyburide and Subcutaneous Insulin With Perinatal Complications Among Women With Gestational Diabetes

Nearly 30% of individuals with gestational diabetes (GDM) do not achieve glycemic control with lifestyle modification alone and require medication treatment. Oral agents, such as glyburide, have several advantages over insulin for the treatment of GDM, in...
Author(s): Hedderson MM; Badon SE; Pimentel N; Xu F; Regenstein A; Ferrara A; Neugebauer R

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Mar 01;5(3):e225026. Epub 2022-03-01.

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Prenatal Cannabis Use Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic-Reply

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Ansley D; Avalos LA

JAMA. 2022 02 08;327(6):587-588.

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Closing Evidence Gaps in Clinical Prevention: A Report From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Author(s): Lieu TA; Wojtowicz A; Stratton K

JAMA. 2022 Jan 27.

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Contributions of COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Stressors to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health During Pregnancy

This study aimed to identify racial and ethnic disparities in prenatal mental health and identify COVID-19 pandemic-related health/healthcare and economic contributors to these disparities, using an established framework for disparity investigation. This ...
Author(s): Avalos LA; Nance N; Zhu Y; Croen LA; Young-Wolff KC; Zerbo O; Hedderson MM; Ferrara A; Ames JL; Badon SE

Front Psychiatry. 2022;13:837659. Epub 2022-03-14.

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Are you what you eat? Through the lens of prepregnancy plant-based diets and risk of gestational diabetes

Author(s): Zhu Y

Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Nov 09.

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A Nation-Wide Swedish Cohort Study on Early Maternal Age at First Childbirth and Risk for Offspring Deaths, Accidents, and Suicide Attempts

In a sample of over one million Swedish first-born offspring, we examined associations between early maternal age at first childbirth (MAFC; i.e., < 20 and 20-24 vs 25-29 years) and offspring non-accidental deaths, accidental deaths, deaths by suicide, no...
Author(s): Sujan AC; O'Reilly LM; Rickert ME; Larsson H; Lichtenstein P; Oberg AS; D'Onofrio BM

Behav Genet. 2021 Nov 11.

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Rates of Prenatal Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Ray GT; Alexeeff SE; Adams SR; Does MB; Ansley D; Avalos LA

JAMA. 2021 Sep 27.

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A retrospective, observational study on medication for opioid use disorder during pregnancy and risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome

The prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) among pregnant women is increasing. Research consistently demonstrates the efficacy of medications for OUD (MOUD); however, researchers have called for additional studies evaluating the safety of MOUD during pre...
Author(s): Sujan A; Cleary E; Douglas E; Aujla R; Boyars L; Smith C; Guille C

Fam Pract. 2021 Sep 19.

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Associations of household food insufficiency with childhood depression and anxiety: a nationwide cross-sectional study in the USA

Household food insufficiency (HFIS) is a major public health threat to children. Children may be particularly vulnerable to HFIS as a psychological stressor due to their rapid growth and accelerated behavioural and cognitive states, whereas data focusing ...
Author(s): Zheng S; Ngo AL; Forman MR; Barcellos AL; Liao L; Ferrara A; Zhu Y

BMJ Open. 2021 09 07;11(9):e054263. Epub 2021-09-07.

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COVID-19 prevalence, symptoms, and sociodemographic disparities in infection among insured pregnant women in Northern California

Research on COVID-19 during pregnancy has mainly focused on women hospitalized for COVID-19 or other reasons during their pregnancy. Little is known about COVID-19 in the general population of pregnant women. To describe the prevalence of COVID-19, sympto...
Author(s): Ames JL; Ferrara A; Avalos LA; Badon SE; Hedderson MM; Kuzniewicz MW; Young-Wolff KC; Zerbo O; Zhu Y; Croen LA; et al.

PLoS One. 2021;16(9):e0256891. Epub 2021-09-03.

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Engagement in perinatal depression treatment: a qualitative study of barriers across and within racial/ethnic groups

To better understand previously observed racial/ethnic disparities in perinatal depression treatment rates we examined care engagement factors across and within race/ethnicity. Obstetric patients and women's health clinician experts from a large healthcar...
Author(s): Iturralde E; Hsiao CA; Nkemere L; Kubo A; Sterling SA; Flanagan T; Avalos LA

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Jul 16;21(1):512. Epub 2021-07-16.

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A prognostic information system for real-time personalized care: Lessons for embedded researchers

Embedded researchers could play a central role in developing tools to personalize care using electronic medical records (EMRs). However, few studies have described the steps involved in developing such tools, or evaluated the key factors in success and fa...
Author(s): Lieu TA; Herrinton LJ; Neugebauer R; Van Den Eeden SK; Baer DM; et al.

Healthc (Amst). 2021 Jun;8 Suppl 1:100486. Epub 2021-06-23.

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Alternative Wear-time Estimation Methods Compared to Traditional Diary Logs for Wrist-Worn ActiGraph Accelerometers in Pregnant Women

This study sought to compare three sensor-based wear-time estimation methods to conventional diaries for ActiGraph wGT3X-BT accelerometers worn on the non-dominant wrist in early pregnancy. Pregnant women (n= 108) wore ActiGraph wGT3X-BT accelerometers fo...
Author(s): Ehrlich SF; Casteel AJ; Crouter SE; Hibbing PR; Hedderson MM; Brown SD; Galarce M; Coe DP; Bassett DR; Ferrara A

J Meas Phys Behav. 2020 Jun;3(2):110-117.

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Lifestyle-related education and counseling resource utilization and cardiovascular biomarkers in midlife women with low physical activity

Health plan-based resources are promising avenues for decreasing cardiovascular disease risk. This study examined associations of lifestyle-related resource utilization within a healthcare delivery system and cardiovascular biomarkers among midlife women ...
Author(s): Badon SE; Nance N; Fogelberg R; Quesenberry C; Hedderson MM; Avalos LA

Prev Med Rep. 2021 Sep;23:101401. Epub 2021-05-17.

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Perceived Barriers and Motivators for Physical Activity in Women With Perinatal Depression

Physical activity (PA) can help reduce depression symptom severity in women with perinatal depression. However, PA is low, and barriers and motivators for PA among women with perinatal depression are not well understood. An ethnically diverse sample of wo...
Author(s): Badon SE; Iturralde E; Nkemere L; Nance N; Avalos LA

J Phys Act Health. 2021 May 12:1-10.

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Predicting the Need for Phototherapy After Discharge

Bilirubin screening before discharge is performed to identify neonates at risk for future hyperbilirubinemia. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a graph of bilirubin levels by age (the Bhutani Nomogram) to guide follow-up and a different ...
Author(s): Kuzniewicz MW; Park J; Niki H; Walsh EM; McCulloch CE; Newman TB

Pediatrics. 2021 May;147(5).

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Physician Stress During Electronic Health Record Inbox Work: In Situ Measurement With Wearable Sensors

Increased work through electronic health record (EHR) messaging is frequently cited as a factor of physician burnout. However, studies to date have relied on anecdotal or self-reported measures, which limit the ability to match EHR use patterns with conti...
Author(s): Akbar F; Mark G; Prausnitz S; Warton EM; East JA; Moeller MF; Reed ME; Lieu TA

JMIR Med Inform. 2021 Apr 28;9(4):e24014. Epub 2021-04-28.

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Healthy preconception and early-pregnancy lifestyle and risk of preterm birth: a prospective cohort study

Preterm birth (PTB) remains a leading cause of neonatal mortality and long-term morbidity. Individual factors have been linked to PTB risk. The impact of a healthy lifestyle, with multiple modifiable prenatal factors, remains unknown. We aimed to examine ...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Hedderson MM; Brown SD; Badon SE; Feng J; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A

Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Apr 26.

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