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Unbounded-Parent-Physician Communication in the Era of Portal Messaging

Author(s): Lieu TA; Freed GL

JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Jul 29.

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Infection and Fever in Pregnancy and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Findings from the Study to Explore Early Development

Maternal infection and fever during pregnancy have been implicated in the etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, studies have not been able to separate the effects of fever itself from the impact of a specific infectious organism on the deve...
Author(s): Croen LA; Qian Y; Zerbo O; Ames JL; et al.

Autism Res. 2019 Jul 17.

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Opportunities to encourage mail order pharmacy delivery service use for diabetes prescriptions: a qualitative study

Medication non-adherence is a major contributor to poor outcomes in diabetes. Previous research has shown an association between use of mail order pharmacy delivery and better medication adherence, but little is known about the barriers and facilitators t...
Author(s): Schmittdiel JA; Marshall CJ; Wiley D; Chau CV; Trinacty CM; Wharam JF; Duru OK; Karter AJ; Brown SD

BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jun 25;19(1):422. Epub 2019-06-25.

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A Randomized Study of Values Affirmation to Promote Interest in Diabetes Prevention Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes

The objective of this study was to test whether 2 interventions promote interest in diabetes prevention among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus, who face high lifetime risk for diabetes. We designed an email outreach message promoting ...
Author(s): Brown SD; Fotuhi O; Grijalva CS; Tsai AL; Quesenberry CP; Ritchie JL; Cohen GL; Ferrara A

Med Care. 2019 May 15.

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Pre- and Early Pregnancy Onset Depression and Subsequent Rate of Gestational Weight Gain

Background: Depression is associated with weight change outside of pregnancy. We assessed associations of prepregnancy or early pregnancy onset depression with gestational weight gain (GWG) rate overall and according to Institute of Medicine (IOM) re...
Author(s): Badon SE; Hedderson MM; Hyde RJ; Quesenberry CP; Avalos LA

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2019 May 07.

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Gestational weight gain and optimal wellness (GLOW): rationale and methods for a randomized controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention among pregnant women with overweight or obesity

Excess gestational weight gain (GWG) is common among women with overweight or obesity, increasing their risks for pregnancy complications, delivering a large infant, and postpartum weight retention. To date, only intensive interventions have had success a...
Author(s): Brown SD; Hedderson MM; Ehrlich SF; Galarce MN; Tsai AL; Quesenberry CP; Ferrara A

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Apr 30;19(1):145. Epub 2019-04-30.

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Developing a Prognostic Information System for Personalized Care in Real Time

Electronic medical records hold promise to transform clinical practice. However, technological and other barriers may preclude using them to guide care in real time. We used the Virtual Data Warehouse (VDW) to develop a tool that enables physicians to gen...
Author(s): Lieu TA; Herrinton LJ; Liu L; Neugebauer R; Ng D; Prausnitz S; Van Den Eeden SK; Baer DM; et al.

EGEMS (Wash DC). 2019 Mar 25;7(1):2. Epub 2019-03-25.

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Incremental Cost of Prematurity by Week of Gestational Age

Objective  This study was aimed to compare health care costs and utilization at birth through 1 year, between preterm and term infants, by week of gestation. Methods  A cross-sectional study of infants born at ≥ 23 weeks of gestational age (GA) at Kaiser ...
Author(s): Walsh EM; Li SX; Black LK; Kuzniewicz M

AJP Rep. 2019 Jan;9(1):e76-e83. Epub 2019-03-19.

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Newborn vitamin D levels in relation to autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability: A case-control study in california

Vitamin D deficiency has been increasing concurrently with prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and emerging evidence suggests vitamin D is involved in brain development. Most prior studies of ASD examined vitamin D levels in children already di...
Author(s): Windham GC; Pearl M; Anderson MC; Poon V; Eyles D; Jones KL; Lyall K; Kharrazi M; Croen LA

Autism Res. 2019 Mar 18.

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Prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in relation to autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability

Exposure to endocrine disruptors is unavoidable. Many such compounds are suspected to impact neurological development of children, but most studies conducted have considered effects of individual chemicals in isolation. Because exposures co-occur, it is i...
Author(s): Hamra GB; Lyall K; Windham GC; Calafat AM; Sjödin A; Volk H; Croen LA

Epidemiology. 2019 Feb 15.

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Preventing Perinatal Depression to Improve Maternal and Child Health-a Health Care Imperative

Author(s): Avalos LA; Flanagan T; Li DK

JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Feb 12.

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Strategies for Building Delivery Science in an Integrated Health Care System

Health systems today have increasing opportunities and imperatives to conduct delivery science, which is applied research that evaluates clinical or organizational practices that systems can implement or encourage. Examples include research on eliminating...
Author(s): Lieu TA; Madvig PR

J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan 25.

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Poor diet quality in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of excess fetal growth: a prospective multi-racial/ethnic cohort study

Nutritional perturbations during pregnancy may impact fetal and long-term childhood growth, although there are limited data on overall diet quality. We investigated whether diet quality, measured by the Healthy Eating Index-2010 (HEI-2010), during pregnan...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Hedderson MM; Sridhar S; Xu F; Feng J; Ferrara A

Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Dec 26.

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Central Obesity Increases the Risk of Gestational Diabetes Partially Through Increasing Insulin Resistance

This study examined the associations of central obesity measures, waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist circumference (WC), in early pregnancy with subsequent risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and evaluated the potential mediating role of insulin r...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Feng J; Ferrara A

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Nov 21.

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Weight estimation among multi-racial/ethnic infants and children aged 0-5·9 years in the USA: simple tools for a critical measure

In resource-constrained facilities or during resuscitation, immediate paediatric weight estimation remains a fundamental challenge. We aimed to develop and validate weight estimation models based on ulna length and forearm width and circumference measured...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Hernandez LM; Dong Y; Himes JH; Caulfield LE; Kerver JM; Arab L; Voss P; Hirschfeld S; Forman MR

Public Health Nutr. 2018 Oct 18:1-10.

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Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and healthy ageing

Author(s): Zhu Y; Ferrara A; Forman MR

BMJ. 2018 Oct 17;363:k4263. Epub 2018-10-17.

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Risk of cardiovascular disease in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

Estimate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors and endpoints in women with BRCA mutations. Women, age 40 and older, with BRCA mutations identified in Kaiser Permanente Northern California completed a questionnaire and underwent a lipid and...
Author(s): Powell CB; Alabaster A; Armstrong MA; Stoller N; Raine-Bennett T

Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Oct 09.

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Liver Enzymes in Early to Mid-pregnancy, Insulin Resistance, and Gestational Diabetes Risk: A Longitudinal Analysis

Background: Liver enzymes may be implicated in glucose homeostasis; liver enzymes progressively change during pregnancy but longitudinal data during pregnancy in relation to insulin resistance and gestational diabetes (GDM) risk are lacking. We invest...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Hedderson MM; Quesenberry CP; Feng J; Ferrara A

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018;9:581. Epub 2018-10-02.

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A Pre-Pregnancy Biomarker Risk Score Improves Prediction of Future Gestational Diabetes

Previous studies have not examined the ability of multiple preconception biomarkers, considered together, to improve prediction of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). To develop a preconception biomarker risk score and assess its association with subsequ...
Author(s): Badon SE; Zhu Y; Sridhar SB; Xu F; Lee C; Ehrlich SF; Quesenberry CP; Hedderson MM

J Endocr Soc. 2018 Oct 01;2(10):1158-1169. Epub 2018-09-13.

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Hyperbilirubinemia, Phototherapy, and Childhood Asthma

Our aim was to quantify the associations of both hyperbilirubinemia and phototherapy with childhood asthma using a population-based cohort with total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels. Retrospective cohort study of infants born at ≥35 weeks' gestation in the K...
Author(s): Kuzniewicz MW; Niki H; Walsh EM; McCulloch CE; Newman TB

Pediatrics. 2018 Sep 12.

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Contraception after Abortion and Risk of Repeated Unintended Pregnancy among Health Plan Members

Optimizing access to effective contraception at the time of abortion can reduce repeated unintended pregnancies. To assess contraception initiation and repeated unintended pregnancies among women receiving abortions in Kaiser Permanente Northern Californi...
Author(s): Postlethwaite D; Merchant M; Alabaster A; Raine-Bennett T

Perm J. 2018 Sep 10;22. Epub 2018-09-10.

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Data Enclaves for Sharing Information Derived From Clinical and Administrative Data

The promise that big data will transform health care has yet to be fulfilled. Even though essentially all medical care now leaves an electronic trail, data are underused as a way to create knowledge about the safety and effectiveness of medical treatments...
Author(s): Platt R; Lieu T

JAMA. 2018 Aug 28;320(8):753-754.

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AHR gene-dioxin interactions and birthweight in the Seveso Second Generation Health Study.




Background: 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is proposed to interfere with fetal growth via altered activity of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (protein: AHR; gene: AHR) pat...
Author(s): Ames, Jennifer J; Warner, Marcella M; Mocarelli, Paolo P; Brambilla, Paolo P; Signorini, Stefano S; Siracusa, Claudia C; Huen, Karen K; Holland, Nina N; Eskenazi, Brenda B

International journal of epidemiology. 2018 Aug 14;162(Pt 1):55-62. Epub 2018-08-14.

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Scientific abstracts featured research at the 2018 North American Forum on Family Planning

The Society of Family Planning (SFP), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) are delighted to host the eighth annual North American Forum on Family Planning (the Forum) in New Orlea...
Author(s): Teal S; Borrero S; Hubacher D; Madden T; Raine-Bennett T

Contraception. 2018 Jul 19.

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A cohort study of maternal cardiometabolic risk factors and primary cesarean delivery in an integrated health system

Maternal cardiometabolic risk factors (i.e., hyperglycemia, pre-existing hypertension and high body mass index) impact fetal growth and risk of having a cesarean delivery. However, the independent and joint contribution of maternal cardiometabolic risk fa...
Author(s): Hedderson MM; Xu F; Sridhar SB; Han ES; Quesenberry CP; Crites Y

PLoS ONE. 2018;13(7):e0199932. Epub 2018-07-03.

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