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Healthcare service utilization and cost among transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder and other special healthcare needs

Youth with autism spectrum disorder often have complex medical needs. Disruptions of healthcare during the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare may put youth with autism spectrum disorder at higher risk of medical emergencies and high medical cos...
Author(s): Ames JL; Massolo ML; Davignon MN; Qian Y; Croen LA

Autism. 2020 Jun 25:1362361320931268.

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Transitioning youth with autism spectrum disorders and other special health care needs into adult primary care: A provider survey

The transition from pediatric to adult care is a critical inflection point for the long-term health of youth with autism spectrum disorders and other special health care needs. However, for many patients, their caregivers, and providers, the transition la...
Author(s): Ames JL; Massolo ML; Davignon MN; Qian Y; Cerros HJ; Croen LA

Autism. 2020 Jun 18:1362361320926318.

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Leisure Time Physical Activity, Sedentary Time in Pregnancy, and Infant Weight at Approximately 12 Months

Background: Maternal leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and sedentary time during pregnancy may influence programming of infant growth in a sex-specific manner. Materials and Methods: Participants (N = 35,212) from the Danish National Birth Coh...
Author(s): Badon SE; Littman AJ; Chan KCG; Williams MA; Kirkegaard H; Nohr EA; Enquobahrie DA

Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle). 2020;1(1):123-131. Epub 2020-05-12.

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Time to Positivity of Neonatal Blood Cultures for Early-onset Sepsis

In newborns at risk for early-onset sepsis, empiric antibiotics are often initiated while awaiting the results of blood cultures. The duration of empiric therapy can be guided by the time to positivity (TTP) of blood cultures. The objective of the study w...
Author(s): Kuzniewicz MW; Mukhopadhyay S; Li S; Walsh EM; Puopolo KM

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 May 05.

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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

An association between maternal exposure to magnetic field (MF) nonionizing radiation during pregnancy and the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been reported in both animal and human studies. To determine whether maternal exposu...
Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Ferber JR; Hirst AK; Odouli R

JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Mar 02;3(3):e201417. Epub 2020-03-02.

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Prenatal Depression and Diet Quality During Pregnancy

Maternal nutrition during pregnancy has a significant effect on the health of the offspring and mother, highlighting the need for identifying factors that may affect diet during pregnancy. Research in nonpregnant and pregnant populations suggest depressio...
Author(s): Avalos LA; Caan B; Nance N; Zhu Y; Li DK; Quesenberry C; Hyde RJ; Hedderson MM

J Acad Nutr Diet. 2020 Feb 08.

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Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3) during pregnancy and six-month infant development

Despite recommendations by professional organizations that all pregnant women receive inactivated influenza vaccine, safety concerns remain a barrier. Our objective was to assess the effect of trivalent influenza vaccines (IIV3) during pregnancy on parent...
Author(s): Avalos LA; Ferber J; Zerbo O; Odouli R; Li DK; et al.

Vaccine. 2020 Feb 28;38(10):2326-2332. Epub 2020-02-05.

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Association of Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma With Cannabis Use During Pregnancy

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Sarovar V; Tucker LY; Goler NC; Alexeeff SE; Ridout KK; Avalos LA

JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Feb 05;3(2):e1921333. Epub 2020-02-05.

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Neonatal Thyroid Stimulating Hormone and Subsequent Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability

Hypothyroid conditions in early life, if left untreated, are associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes, including intellectual disability (ID). However, evidence addressing the role of neonatal thyroid hormone insufficiencies in the altered neur...
Author(s): Ames JL; Windham GC; Lyall K; Pearl M; Kharrazi M; Yoshida CK; Van de Water J; Ashwood P; Croen LA

Autism Res. 2019 Dec 10.

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Maternal infection and antibiotic use in pregnancy and the risk of childhood obesity in offspring: a birth cohort study

The reported association between maternal antibiotic use and childhood obesity, if true, could change obstetric practice. However, it is unclear whether the reported association was due to antibiotics, or underlying infection or both. To examine the indep...
Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Ferber J; Odouli R

Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 Dec 05.

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Racial Disparities in Route of Hysterectomy for Benign Indications Within an Integrated Health Care System

Author(s): Zaritsky E; Ojo A; Tucker LY; Raine-Bennett TR

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Dec 02;2(12):e1917004. Epub 2019-12-02.

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Primary Care Physicians' Experiences With and Strategies for Managing Electronic Messages

The increasing use of electronic communications has enhanced access to physicians for patients and clinical staff. Primary care physicians (PCPs) have anecdotally identified electronic inbox management as a new source of work-related stress. To describe P...
Author(s): Lieu TA; Altschuler A; Weiner JZ; East JA; Moeller MF; Prausnitz S; Reed ME; Warton EM; Goler N; Awsare S

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Dec 02;2(12):e1918287. Epub 2019-12-02.

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Food insecurity and the extremes of childhood weight: defining windows of vulnerability

Weight extremes and food insecurity (FIS) represent public-health challenges, yet their associations in childhood remain unclear. We aimed to investigate the longitudinal time-specific relationship between FIS and risk of overweight/obesity and underweigh...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Mangini LD; Hayward MD; Forman MR

Int J Epidemiol. 2019 Nov 21.

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Sexual function, menopausal symptoms, depression and cancer worry in women with BRCA mutations

Assess sexual function, menopausal symptoms, and depression in women with BRCA mutations associated with oophorectomy and menopause status METHODS: Women age 40 and older with BRCA mutations completed a questionnaire with validated measures of sexual ...
Author(s): Powell CB; Alabaster A; Le A; Stoller N; Armstrong MA; Raine-Bennett T

Psychooncology. 2019 Oct 26.

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery to Change Process Measures and Reduce Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery: A Quality Improvement Initiative.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program for patients undergoing elective cesarean delivery by comparing opioid exposure, multimodal analgesia use, and other process and ou...
Author(s): Hedderson, Monique M; Lee, Derrick D; Hunt, Eric E; Lee, Kimberly K; Xu, Fei F; Mustille, Alex A; Galin, Jessica J; Campbell, Cynthia C; Quesenberry, Charles C; Reyes, Vivian V; Huang, Mengfei M; Nicol, Barbara B; Paulson, Shirley S; Liu, Vincent V

Obstetrics and gynecology. 2019 Sep ;134(3):511-519. Epub --.

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Prevalence of Diabetes and Prediabetes by BMI: Patient Outcomes Research To Advance Learning (PORTAL) Multisite Cohort of Adults in the U.S

To examine racial/ethnic disparities in the prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes by BMI category. In a consortium of three U.S. integrated health care systems, 4,906,238 individuals aged ≥20 years during 2012-2013 were included. Diabetes and prediabetes...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Koebnick C; Ferrara A; et al.

Diabetes Care. 2019 Sep 19.

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Plasma phospholipid n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in relation to cardiometabolic markers and gestational diabetes: A longitudinal study within the prospective NICHD Fetal Growth Studies

Despite dietary recommendations of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for cardiometabolic health, n-3 and n-6 PUFAs and their interplay in relation to diabetes risk remain debated. Importantly, data among pregnant women are scarce. We investigated indivi...
Author(s): Zhu Y; Li M; Rahman ML; Hinkle SN; Wu J; Weir NL; Lin Y; Yang H; Tsai MY; Ferrara A; Zhang C

PLoS Med. 2019 Sep;16(9):e1002910. Epub 2019-09-13.

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Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, Oral Contraceptive, Intrauterine Device Use, and Fracture Risk

To assess fracture risk among women with depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), oral contraceptive pill (OCP), and intrauterine device (IUD) use. A retrospective cohort study of 308,876 women age 12-45 years who initiated DMPA, combined or progestin-on...
Author(s): Raine-Bennett T; Chandra M; Armstrong MA; Alexeeff S; Lo JC

Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Sep;134(3):581-589.

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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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Scientific abstracts: Featured research at the 2019 Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting

Author(s): Teal S; Haider S; Harris L; Hubacher D; Raine-Bennett T

Contraception. 2019 Jul 23.

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

BACKGROUND: 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...
Author(s): Zhu, Yeyi Y; Hedderson, Monique M MM; Sridhar, Sneha S; Xu, Fei F; Feng, Juanran J; Ferrara, Assiamira A

International journal of epidemiology. 2019 Apr 01;48(2):423-432. Epub --.

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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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