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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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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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Maternal Psychiatric Conditions, Treatment With Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This study aims to clarify relationships of maternal psychiatric conditions and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) use during preconception and pregnancy with risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring. We used data from the Study to Exp...
Author(s): Ames JL; Croen LA; et al.

Biol Psychiatry. 2021 Apr 14.

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A profile and review of findings from the Early Markers for Autism study: unique contributions from a population-based case-control study in California

The Early Markers for Autism (EMA) study is a population-based case-control study designed to learn more about early biologic processes involved in ASD. Participants were drawn from Southern California births from 2000 to 2003 with archived prenatal and n...
Author(s): Lyall K; Ames JL; Croen LA; et al.

Mol Autism. 2021 Mar 18;12(1):24. Epub 2021-03-18.

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mHealth Mindfulness Intervention for Women with Moderate-to-Moderately-Severe Antenatal Depressive Symptoms: a Pilot Study Within an Integrated Health Care System

Traditional mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to reduce depression symptoms in pregnant women, although in-person classes may pose significant accessibility barriers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mobile technology offers greate...
Author(s): Kubo A; Aghaee S; Kurtovich EM; Nkemere L; Quesenberry CP; McGinnis MK; Avalos LA

Mindfulness (N Y). 2021 Mar 11:1-11.

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Editorial Expression of Concern: Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage: A Prospective Cohort Study

Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Ferber JR; Odouli R; Quesenberry C

Sci Rep. 2021 03 10;11(1):6021. Epub 2021-03-10.

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Association of Cannabis Retailer Proximity and Density With Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women in Northern California After Legalization of Cannabis for Recreational Use

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Adams SR; Padon A; Silver LD; Alexeeff SE; Van Den Eeden SK; Avalos LA

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 01;4(3):e210694. Epub 2021-03-01.

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Mediating Effects of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors on the Association Between Maternal Race-Ethnicity and Cesarean Delivery Among Low-Risk Women

Background: While racial-ethnic disparities in cesarean delivery rates among nulliparous women delivering a term singleton in the vertex position (NTSV) exist, it remains unclear the extent to which potentially modifiable maternal cardiometabolic risk fac...
Author(s): Hedderson MM; Xu F; Sridhar SB; Quesenberry CP; Flanagan TA

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 Feb 11.

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Household mold, pesticide use, and childhood asthma: A nationwide study in the U.S

To investigate the associations of household mold and pesticide use with risk of childhood asthma and examine the potential effect modification by child's sex at a national level in the U.S. Nationally representative data were drawn from the cross-section...
Author(s): Xiao S; Ngo AL; Mendola P; Bates MN; Barcellos AL; Ferrara A; Zhu Y

Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2021 Feb 06;233:113694. Epub 2021-02-06.

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Dual trajectories of physical activity and blood lipids in midlife women: The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation

Physical activity (PA) has the potential to attenuate cardiovascular disease risk in midlife women through multiple pathways, including improving lipid profiles. Longitudinal patterns of PA and blood lipid levels have not been studied in midlife women. Ou...
Author(s): Badon SE; Gabriel KP; Karvonen-Gutierrez C; Sternfeld B; Gold EB; Waetjen LE; Lee C; Avalos LA; El Khoudary SR; Hedderson MM

Maturitas. 2021 Apr;146:49-56. Epub 2021-02-06.

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Notice of Retraction and Replacement. Li et al. Association Between Maternal Exposure to Magnetic Field Nonionizing Radiation During Pregnancy and Risk of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Offspring in a Longitudinal Birth Cohort. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(3):e201417

Author(s): Li DK

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 01;4(2):e2033605. Epub 2021-02-01.

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Evaluation of Attention Switching and Duration of Electronic Inbox Work Among Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians (PCPs) report multitasking during workdays while processing electronic inbox messages, but scant systematic information exists on attention switching and its correlates in the health care setting. To describe PCPs' frequency of att...
Author(s): Lieu TA; Warton EM; East JA; Moeller MF; Prausnitz S; Ballesca M; Mark G; Akbar F; Awsare S; Chen YI; Reed ME

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jan 04;4(1):e2031856. Epub 2021-01-04.

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Maternal immune response and air pollution exposure during pregnancy: insights from the Early Markers for Autism (EMA) study

Perinatal exposure to air pollution and immune system dysregulation are two factors consistently associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental outcomes. However, little is known about how air pollution may influence maternal...
Author(s): Volk HE; Alexeeff SE; Croen LA; et al.

J Neurodev Disord. 2020 Dec 16;12(1):42. Epub 2020-12-16.

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A Mobile Health Mindfulness Intervention for Women With Moderate to Moderately Severe Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: Feasibility Study

Approximately 20% of women suffer from postpartum depression (PPD). Due to barriers such as limited access to care, half of the women with PPD do not receive treatment. Therefore, it is critical to identify effective and scalable interventions. Traditiona...
Author(s): Avalos LA; Aghaee S; Kurtovich E; Quesenberry C; Nkemere L; McGinnis MK; Kubo A

JMIR Ment Health. 2020 Nov 12;7(11):e17405. Epub 2020-11-12.

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Maternal Vitamin D Levels During Pregnancy in Association With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or Intellectual Disability (ID) in Offspring; Exploring Non-linear Patterns and Demographic Sub-groups

Increasing vitamin D deficiency and evidence for vitamin D's role in brain and immune function have recently led to studies of neurodevelopment; however, few are specific to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and vitamin D in pregnancy, a likely susceptibilit...
Author(s): Windham GC; Pearl M; Poon V; Berger K; Soriano JW; Eyles D; Lyall K; Kharrazi M; Croen LA

Autism Res. 2020 Nov 02.

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Reinventing Pediatrics Through Video Care First

Author(s): Lieu TA; Gizzi E; Lee ER

JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Nov 02.

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Gestational weight gain and adverse pregnancy outcomes by pre-pregnancy BMI category in women with chronic hypertension: A cohort study

It is important to understand relationships of gestational weight gain with adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with chronic hypertension, given their high baseline risk of adverse outcomes. We assessed associations of gestational weight gain with adverse...
Author(s): Badon SE; Dublin S; Nance N; Hedderson MM; Neugebauer R; Easterling T; Cheetham TC; Chen L; Holt VL; Avalos LA

Pregnancy Hypertens. 2020 Oct 24;23:27-33. Epub 2020-10-24.

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Physicians' electronic inbox work patterns and factors associated with high inbox work duration

Electronic health record systems are increasingly used to send messages to physicians, but research on physicians' inbox use patterns is limited. This study's aims were to (1) quantify the time primary care physicians (PCPs) spend managing inboxes; (2) de...
Author(s): Akbar F; Mark G; Warton EM; Reed ME; Prausnitz S; East JA; Moeller MF; Lieu TA

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Oct 15.

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Antibiotic stewardship for early-onset sepsis

Antibiotics are administered to the vast majority of preterm newborns and to a substantial proportion of term infants in the hours after birth due to risk for early-onset sepsis. The approaches taken to determine which newborns should be evaluated for ear...
Author(s): Kuzniewicz MW; Puopolo KM

Semin Perinatol. 2020 Oct 12:151325.

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Gestational weight gain, birthweight and early-childhood obesity: between- and within-family comparisons

Associations of excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) with greater birthweight and childhood obesity may be confounded by shared familial environment or genetics. Sibling comparisons can minimize variation in these confounders because siblings grow up i...
Author(s): Badon SE; Quesenberry CP; Xu F; Avalos LA; Hedderson MM

Int J Epidemiol. 2020 Aug 24.

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