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Women's and Children's Health Publications


Are you what you eat? Through the lens of prepregnancy plant-based diets and risk of gestational diabetes

Author(s): Zhu Y

Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 Nov 09.

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A Nation-Wide Swedish Cohort Study on Early Maternal Age at First Childbirth and Risk for Offspring Deaths, Accidents, and Suicide Attempts

In a sample of over one million Swedish first-born offspring, we examined associations between early maternal age at first childbirth (MAFC; i.e., < 20 and 20-24 vs 25-29 years) and offspring non-accidental deaths, accidental deaths, deaths by suicide, no...
Author(s): Sujan AC; O'Reilly LM; Rickert ME; Larsson H; Lichtenstein P; Oberg AS; D'Onofrio BM

Behav Genet. 2021 Nov 11.

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Rates of Prenatal Cannabis Use Among Pregnant Women Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Young-Wolff KC; Ray GT; Alexeeff SE; Adams SR; Does MB; Ansley D; Avalos LA

JAMA. 2021 Sep 27.

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A retrospective, observational study on medication for opioid use disorder during pregnancy and risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome

The prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) among pregnant women is increasing. Research consistently demonstrates the efficacy of medications for OUD (MOUD); however, researchers have called for additional studies evaluating the safety of MOUD during pre...
Author(s): Sujan A; Cleary E; Douglas E; Aujla R; Boyars L; Smith C; Guille C

Fam Pract. 2021 Sep 19.

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Associations of household food insufficiency with childhood depression and anxiety: a nationwide cross-sectional study in the USA

Household food insufficiency (HFIS) is a major public health threat to children. Children may be particularly vulnerable to HFIS as a psychological stressor due to their rapid growth and accelerated behavioural and cognitive states, whereas data focusing ...
Author(s): Zheng S; Ngo AL; Forman MR; Barcellos AL; Liao L; Ferrara A; Zhu Y

BMJ Open. 2021 09 07;11(9):e054263. Epub 2021-09-07.

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COVID-19 prevalence, symptoms, and sociodemographic disparities in infection among insured pregnant women in Northern California

Research on COVID-19 during pregnancy has mainly focused on women hospitalized for COVID-19 or other reasons during their pregnancy. Little is known about COVID-19 in the general population of pregnant women. To describe the prevalence of COVID-19, sympto...
Author(s): Ames JL; Ferrara A; Avalos LA; Badon SE; Hedderson MM; Kuzniewicz MW; Young-Wolff KC; Zerbo O; Zhu Y; Croen LA; et al.

PLoS One. 2021;16(9):e0256891. Epub 2021-09-03.

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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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