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Prenatal Maternal Cortisol Levels and Infant Birth Weight in a Predominately Low-Income Hispanic Cohort.

Infant birth weight influences numerous health outcomes throughout the life course including childhood obesity and metabolic morbidities. Maternal experience of stress, both before and during pregnancy, has been hypothesized to influence fetal growth and ...
Author(s): Peterson, Alicia K; Toledo-Corral, Claudia M.; Chavez, Thomas A; Naya, Christine H; Johnson, Mark; Eckel, Sandrah P; Lerner, Deborah; Grubbs, Brendan H; Farzan, Shohreh F; Dunton, Genevieve F; Bastain, Theresa M; Breton, Carrie V

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Sep 21;17(18). pii: ijerph17186896. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17186896.

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Changes in COVID-19 Vaccine Intent Among a Diverse Population of Older Adults, June 2021-February 2022

Introduction COVID-19 vaccination rates remain suboptimal in the United States. Clinicians and policymakers need to better understand how likely vaccine-hesitant individuals are to ultimately accept vaccination and what is associated with such changes. Th...
Author(s): Durojaiye, Cimone; Prausnitz, Stephanie; Elkin, Eric P; Escobar, Patricia; Finn, Lucy; Chen, Yi-Fen Irene; Lieu, Tracy A

Perm J. 2022 Dec 19;26(4):78-84. Epub 2022-10-31.

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on prenatal cannabis use by pre-conception depression and anxiety status

Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique; Ansley, Deborah; Tucker, Lue-Yen; Conway, Amy; Ettenger, Allison; Goler, Nancy; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

J Affect Disord Rep. 2022 Dec;10:100432. Epub 2022-11-11.

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Changes in 24-Hour Movement Behaviors From Early to Late Pregnancy in Individuals With Prepregnancy Overweight or Obesity

Understanding how sleep, sedentary behavior (SED), and physical activity (PA) (24-h movement profile) changes across pregnancy in individuals with prepregnancy overweight or obesity and how parity (previous births) impacts these changes can help inform in...
Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Ferrara, Assiamira; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Hedderson, Monique M

J Phys Act Health. 2022 Dec 01;19(12):842-846. Epub 2022-11-12.

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Fibroids and vitamin D: another piece of the puzzle

Author(s): Mitro, Susanna D; Waetjen, L Elaine; Hedderson, Monique M

Fertil Steril. 2022 Dec;118(6):1137-1138. Epub 2022-11-04.

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Urinary Phenols in Early to Mid-Pregnancy and Risk of Gestational Diabetes: A Longitudinal Study in a Multiracial Cohort

Environmental phenols are ubiquitous endocrine disruptors and putatively diabetogenic. However, data during pregnancy are scant. We investigated the prospective associations between pregnancy phenol concentrations and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) r...
Author(s): Zhu, Yeyi; Hedderson, Monique M; Calafat, Antonia M; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Feng, Juanran; Quesenberry, Charles P; Ferrara, Assiamira

Diabetes. 2022 Dec 01;71(12):2539-2551.

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Daytime napping and nighttime sleep in pregnant individuals with insomnia disorder

Examine bidirectional associations between daytime napping and nighttime sleep among pregnant individuals with insomnia disorder. We used baseline data from a randomized controlled trial of insomnia treatment during pregnancy (n=116). Participants in thei...
Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Dietch, Jessica R; Simpson, Norah; Lyell, Deirdre J; Manber, Rachel

J Clin Sleep Med. 2022 Nov 30.

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Association of serum folate levels during pregnancy and prenatal depression

To evaluate the association between serum folate levels during pregnancy and prenatal depression and the extent to which obesity may modify this relationship. This secondary data analysis leveraged data from a previous study of pregnant Kaiser Permanente ...
Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Nance, Nerissa; Caan, Bette; Sujan, Ayesha C; Uriu-Adams, Janet Y; Li, De-Kun; Quesenberry, Charles P; Hedderson, Monique M

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Nov 17:1-4.

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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, Sagori; Briker, Sara M; Flannery, Dustin D; Dhudasia, Miren B; Coggins, Sarah A; Woodford, Emily; Walsh, Eileen M; Li, Sherian; Puopolo, Karen M; Kuzniewicz, Michael W

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022 Nov;107(6):583-588. Epub 2022-03-10.

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Geographic Accessibility of Retail Cannabis in Northern California and Prenatal Cannabis Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prenatal cannabis use is associated with health risks for mothers and their children. Prior research suggests that rates of prenatal cannabis use in Northern California increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is unknown whether increases varied wit...
Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Adams, Sara R; Ansley, Deborah; Avalos, Lyndsay A; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov 01;5(11):e2244086. Epub 2022-11-01.

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Reconciling Between Medication Orders and Medication Fills for Lupus in Pregnancy

Most studies consider either medications ordered or filled, but not both. Medication underuse based on filling data cannot necessarily be ascribed to patient nonadherence. Using both data sources, we quantified primary medication adherence in a cohort of ...
Author(s): Simard, Julia F; Liu, Emily F; Chakravarty, Eliza; Rector, Amadeia; Cantu, Miranda; Kuo, Daniel Z; Shaw, Gary M; Druzin, Maurice; Weisman, Michael H; Hedderson, Monique M

ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 Oct 17.

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Racial-Ethnic Differences in Treatment Initiation for New Diagnoses of Perinatal Depression

The adverse consequences of untreated perinatal depression highlight the need to identify populations to target in order to increase treatment rates. The authors sought to evaluate treatment initiation for a new diagnosis of depression during pregnancy or...
Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Nance, Nerissa; Iturralde, Esti; Badon, Sylvia E; Quesenberry, Charles P; Sterling, Stacy; Li, De-Kun; Flanagan, Tracy

Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Oct 13:appips20220173.

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Association of cannabis use during pregnancy with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection: a retrospective cohort study

Cannabis use is increasingly common among pregnant individuals and might be a risk factor for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. We aimed to test whether prenatal cannabis use is associated with increased risk of SARS-...
Author(s): Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Benowitz, Neal; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique B; Goler, Nancy; Ansley, Deborah; Conway, Amy; Avalos, Lyndsay A

Addiction. 2022 Oct 03.

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The clinical burden of extremely preterm birth in a large medical records database in the United States: complications, medication use, and healthcare resource utilization

Approximately 5% of global preterm births are extremely premature (EP), defined as occurring at less than 28 weeks gestational age. Advances in care have led to an increase in the survival of EP infants during the neonatal period. However, EP infants have...
Author(s): Siffel, Csaba; Hirst, Andrew K; Sarda, Sujata P; Chen, Hong; Ferber, Jeannette; Kuzniewicz, Michael W; Li, De-Kun

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Sep 28:1-8.

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Accuracy of diagnostic codes for prenatal opioid exposure and neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome

Determine the accuracy of diagnostic codes in identifying Prenatal Opioid Exposure (POE) and Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS). A cross-sectional study of 374,222 mother-infant dyads with delivery from 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2019. We ascertained mat...
Author(s): Kuzniewicz, Michael W; Campbell, Cynthia I; Li, Sherian; Walsh, Eileen M; Croen, Lisa A; Comer, Sandra D; Pimentel, Samuel D; Hedderson, Monique; Sun, Lena S

J Perinatol. 2022 Sep 21.

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Development and validation of prediction models for gestational diabetes treatment modality using supervised machine learning: a population-based cohort study

Gestational diabetes (GDM) is prevalent and benefits from timely and effective treatment, given the short window to impact glycemic control. Clinicians face major barriers to choosing effectively among treatment modalities [medical nutrition therapy (MNT)...
Author(s): Liao, Lauren D; Ferrara, Assiamira; Greenberg, Mara B; Ngo, Amanda L; Feng, Juanran; Zhang, Zhenhua; Bradshaw, Patrick T; Hubbard, Alan E; Zhu, Yeyi

BMC Med. 2022 09 15;20(1):307. Epub 2022-09-15.

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Strategies Facilitating Video Visit Implementation by a Medical Group Serving a Diverse Population

IntroductionVideo visits have created new opportunities to enhance access to care, but limited information exists on strategies medical groups can employ to facilitate video visit use by higher-risk patients. Our objective was to identify generalizable st...
Author(s): Lieu, Tracy A; Altschuler, Andrea; Hsueh, Loretta; Warton, E Margaret; Levan, Christine; Dixon, Matthew; San, Karen; Awsare, Sameer; Chen, Yi-Fen Irene; Lee, Edward R; Reed, Mary E

Perm J. 2022 Sep 14;26(3):20-29. Epub 2022-07-20.

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Glycemic Control Trajectories and Risk of Perinatal Complications Among Individuals With Gestational Diabetes

Glycemic control is the cornerstone of gestational diabetes management. Glycemic control trajectories account for differences in longitudinal patterns throughout pregnancy; however, studies on glycemic control trajectories are scarce. To examine whether g...
Author(s): Chehab, Rana F; Ferrara, Assiamira; Greenberg, Mara B; Ngo, Amanda L; Feng, Juanran; Zhu, Yeyi

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Sep 01;5(9):e2233955. Epub 2022-09-01.

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Predicting the Need for Phototherapy After Discharge: Update for 2022 Phototherapy Guidelines

Author(s): Kuzniewicz, Michael W; Li, Sherian Xu; McCulloch, Charles E; Newman, Thomas B

Pediatrics. 2022 09 01;150(3).

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Adverse short- and long-term outcomes among infants with mild neonatal encephalopathy

Studies in newborns with mild neonatal encephalopathy (mNE) demonstrated normal outcomes, but recent literature suggests otherwise. This retrospective cohort study examined inborn infants between 2014 and 2017. Biochemical and clinical characteristics det...
Author(s): Akula, Vishnu-Priya; Sriram, Achyuth; Xu, Sherian; Walsh, Eileen; Van Meurs, Krisa; Cranshaw, Matthew; Kuzniwiecz, Michael

Pediatr Res. 2022 Aug 23.

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The clinical burden of extremely preterm birth in a large medical records database in the United States: Mortality and survival associated with selected complications

Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant mortality, particularly for those born extremely prematurely (EP; <28 weeks' gestational age [GA]). Survivors are predisposed to complications such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), chronic lung disease (CLD),...
Author(s): Siffel, Csaba; Hirst, Andrew K; Sarda, Sujata P; Kuzniewicz, Michael W; Li, De-Kun

Early Hum Dev. 2022 08;171:105613. Epub 2022-06-22.

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In-utero cannabis exposure and long-term psychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcomes: The limitations of existing literature and recommendations for future research

Given increases in cannabis use in pregnancy and animal model research showing effects of in-utero cannabis exposure, high-quality information on long-term consequences of in-utero cannabis exposure in humans is needed. While reviews have summarized findi...
Author(s): Sujan, Ayesha C; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Avalos, Lyndsay A

Birth Defects Res. 2022 08 01;114(13):689-713. Epub 2022-06-16.

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Predictive Metabolomic Markers in Early to Mid-Pregnancy for Gestational Diabetes: A Prospective Test and Validation Study

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) predisposes pregnant individuals to perinatal complications and long-term diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. We developed and validated metabolomic markers for GDM in a prospective test-validation study. In a case-co...
Author(s): Zhu, Yeyi; Barupal, Dinesh K; Ngo, Amanda L; Quesenberry, Charles P; Feng, Juanran; Fiehn, Oliver; Ferrara, Assiamira

Diabetes. 2022 08 01;71(8):1807-1817.

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Reach, acceptability, and perceived success of a telehealth diabetes prevention program among racially and ethnically diverse patients with gestational diabetes: the GEM cluster-randomized trial

Patients with gestational diabetes mellitus and from racial/ethnic minority groups face disproportionate risk for type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle interventions, if accessible and acceptable to diverse patients, could advance diabetes prevention and mitigate ra...
Author(s): Brown, Susan D; Hedderson, Monique M; Gordon, Nancy; Albright, Cheryl L; Tsai, Ai-Lin; Quesenberry, Charles P; Ferrara, Assiamira

Transl Behav Med. 2022 Jul 18;12(7):793-799.

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Coping strategies for COVID-19 pandemic-related stress and mental health during pregnancy

Increased stress has likely contributed to the observed high prevalence of depression and anxiety in pregnant individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of coping strategies for COVID-19 pandemic-rel...
Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Croen, Lisa A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Ames, Jennifer L; Hedderson, Monique M; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Zhu, Yeyi; Avalos, Lyndsay A

J Affect Disord. 2022 Jul 15;309:309-313. Epub 2022-04-28.

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