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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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Maternal sedentary behavior during pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy and mean offspring birth size: a cohort study

Sedentary behavior is associated with adverse health outcomes in the general population. Whether sedentary behavior during pregnancy is associated with newborn outcomes, such as birth size, is not established, and previous studies have been inconsistent. ...
Author(s): Badon SE; Littman AJ; Chan KCG; Williams MA; Enquobahrie DA

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Jun 27;18(1):267. Epub 2018-06-27.

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A prospective and longitudinal study of plasma phospholipid saturated fatty acid profile in relation to cardiometabolic biomarkers and the risk of gestational diabetes

Data on saturated fatty acids (SFAs) in relation to metabolic function and glucose homeostasis remain controversial. Such data are lacking among pregnant women. We prospectively investigated objectively measured individual and subclasses of plasma phospho...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Tsai MY; Sun Q; Hinkle SN; Rawal S; Mendola P; Ferrara A; Albert PS; Zhang C

Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Jun 01;107(6):1017-1026.

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The Relationship Between Prescription Copayments and Contraceptive Adherence in a New-user Cohort

Contraceptive nonadherence is an important contributor to unintended pregnancy in the United States. While the elimination of patient cost sharing has been cited as means to improve contraceptive access, little is known about the relationship between cost...
Author(s): Marshall C; Schmittdiel J; Chandra M; Calhoun A; Raine-Bennett T

Med Care. 2018 May 29.

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A Tailored Letter Based on Electronic Health Record Data Improves Gestational Weight Gain Among Women With Gestational Diabetes: The Gestational Diabetes' Effects on Moms (GEM) Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Evaluate whether a tailored letter improved gestational weight gain (GWG) and whether GWG mediated a multicomponent intervention's effect on postpartum weight retention among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). A cluster-randomized controlled ...
Author(s): Hedderson MM; Brown SD; Ehrlich SF; Tsai AL; Zhu Y; Quesenberry CP; Crites Y; Ferrara A

Diabetes Care. 2018 Apr 18.

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Psychiatric and Medical Conditions in Transition-Aged Individuals With ASD

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have a variety of medical and psychiatric conditions and an increased use of health care services. There is limited information about the prevalence of psychiatric and medical conditions in adolescents and youn...
Author(s): Davignon MN; Qian Y; Massolo M; Croen LA

Pediatrics. 2018 Apr;141(Suppl 4):S335-S345.

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Bone loss in women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

Estimate the prevalence and identify risk factors for bone loss in women with BRCA mutations. Women, age 40 and older, with BRCA mutations identified from the Breast Cancer Surveillance database at Kaiser Permanente Northern California were invited to par...
Author(s): Powell CB; Alabaster A; Stoller N; Armstrong MA; Salyer C; Hamilton I; Raine-Bennett T

Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Mar;148(3):535-539.

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Prenatal Maternal Serum Concentrations of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Association with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability

Emerging work has examined neurodevelopmental outcomes following prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), but few studies have assessed associations with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our objective was to estimate associations of...
Author(s): Lyall K; Yau VM; Hansen R; Kharrazi M; Yoshida CK; Calafat AM; Windham G; Croen LA

Environ Health Perspect. 2018 Jan 02;126(1):017001. Epub 2018-01-02.

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Neurocognitive and physical functioning in the Seveso Women's Health Study.

2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is neurotoxic in animals but few studies have investigated its effects on the human brain. Related dioxin-like compounds have been linked to poorer cognitive and motor function in older adults, with effects mo...
Author(s): Ames, Jennifer J; Warner, Marcella M; Brambilla, Paolo P; Mocarelli, Paolo P; Satariano, William A WA; Eskenazi, Brenda B

Environmental research. 2018 Apr 01;162(Pt 1):55-62. Epub 2017-12-26.

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

Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation is widespread and everyone is exposed to some degree. This prospective cohort study of 913 pregnant women examined the association between high MF exposure and miscarriage risk. Cox (proportional hazards) regress...
Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Ferber JR; Odouli R; Quesenberry C

Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 13;7(1):17541. Epub 2017-12-13.

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Autism risk classification using placental chorionic surface vascular network features

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. It was hypothesized that variations in the placental chorionic surface vascular network (PCSVN) structure may reflect both the overall effects of ge...
Author(s): Chang JM; Zeng H; Han R; Chang YM; Shah R; Salafia CM; Newschaffer C; Miller RK; Katzman P; Moye J; Fallin M; Walker CK; Croen L

BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2017 Dec 06;17(1):162. Epub 2017-12-06.

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Intimate Partner Violence, Smoking, and Pregnancy: What Can We Do to Help?


Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; McCaw B; Avalos LA

J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Sep 22.

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Rates and Predictors of Vaccinations Among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Receiving Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Agents

As an important quality measure, the rates of recommended immunizations among immunocompromised inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in community practice have not been well studied. This study sought to investigate the rates and predictors of recomm...
Author(s): Pham HV; Hasan I; Udaltsova N; Pham K; Abramson O; Armstrong MA; Postlethwaite D; Li D

Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug 23.

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Healthy Lifestyle During Early Pregnancy and Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Previous studies have found associations between individual healthy behaviors and reduced risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); however, the association of composite healthy lifestyle during pregnancy with GDM has not been examined. Participants in...
Author(s): Badon SE; Enquobahrie DA; Wartko PD; Miller RS; Qiu C; Gelaye B; Sorensen TK; Williams MA

Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Aug 1;186(3):326-333. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx095.

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