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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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Identifying Ectopic Pregnancy in a Large Integrated Health Care Delivery System: Algorithm Validation

Surveillance of ectopic pregnancy (EP) using electronic databases is important. To our knowledge, no published study has assessed the validity of EP case ascertainment using electronic health records. We aimed to assess the validity of an enhanced version...
Author(s): Getahun D; Alexeeff S; Armstrong MA; Raine-Bennett T; et al.

JMIR Med Inform. 2020 Nov 30;8(11):e18559. Epub 2020-11-30.

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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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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 Cohort repo...
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 acti...
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 outcome measures before and after i...
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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