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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. 2023 Dec;36(1):1-4. Epub 2022-11-17.

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Prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and childhood autism-related outcomes

Epidemiologic evidence linking prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) with altered neurodevelopment is inconclusive, and few large studies have focused on autism-related outcomes. We investigated whether blood concentrations of PF...
Author(s): Ames, Jennifer L; Avalos, Lyndsay A; Croen, Lisa A; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M; Zhu, Yeyi; program collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes,; et al.

Epidemiology. 2023 May 01;34(3):450-459. Epub 2023-04-03.

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Opportunities for Inclusion and Engagement in the Transition of Autistic Youth from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare: A Qualitative Study

Transitioning autistic youth from pediatric to adult healthcare requires coordination of multiple stakeholders, including youth, caregivers, and pediatric and adult care providers, whose interests at times overlap but often differ. To understand barriers ...
Author(s): Ames, Jennifer L; Mahajan, Arjun; Davignon, Meghan N; Massolo, Maria L; Croen, Lisa A

J Autism Dev Disord. 2023 May;53(5):1850-1861. Epub 2022-03-09.

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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. 2023 Apr 01;74(4):341-348. Epub 2022-10-13.

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In utero metabolomic signatures of refined grains intake and risk of gestational diabetes: A metabolome-wide association study

Epidemiologic evidence has linked refined grain intake to a higher risk of gestational diabetes (GDM), but the biological underpinnings remain unclear. We aimed to identify and validate refined grain-related metabolomic biomarkers for GDM risk. In a metab...
Author(s): Chehab, Rana F; Ferrara, Assiamira; Zheng, Siwen; Barupal, Dinesh K; Ngo, Amanda L; Chen, Liwei; Fiehn, Oliver; Zhu, Yeyi

Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Apr;117(4):731-740. Epub 2023-02-11.

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Rates of malignancies among patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis: a retrospective cohort study

Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema, may be at an increased risk for malignancies compared with patients without AD; however, incidence rates (IRs) of malignancies in patients with moderate to severe AD are largely unknown. The obje...
Author(s): Hedderson, Monique M; Asgari, Maryam M; Xu, Fei; Quesenberry, Charles P; Sridhar, Sneha; Geier, Jamie; Lemeshow, Adina R

BMJ Open. 2023 Mar 10;13(3):e071172. Epub 2023-03-10.

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Associations between antidepressant use patterns during pregnancy and birth outcomes among periconception antidepressant users

Little is known about antidepressant medication use patterns during pregnancy among periconception (before and immediately following conception) users. Additionally, the associations between these patterns and birth outcomes is unclear, after taking into ...
Author(s): Nance, Nerissa; Badon, Sylvia E; Ridout, Kathryn; Ahern, Jennifer; Li, De-Kun; Quesenberry, Charles; Avalos, Lyndsay A

Pharmacotherapy. 2023 Mar 05.

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Perinatal Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery Compared With a Matched Control Group

To evaluate perinatal outcomes associated with pregnancy after bariatric surgery within a large integrated health care system using propensity score matching. We conducted a retrospective cohort study that evaluated perinatal outcomes in pregnant patients...
Author(s): Boller, Marie J; Xu, Fei; Lee, Catherine; Sridhar, Sneha; Greenberg, Mara B; Hedderson, Monique M

Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Mar 01;141(3):583-591. Epub 2023-02-02.

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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. 2023 Mar;43(3):293-299. Epub 2022-09-21.

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Maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with treating hypertension in pregnancy at different thresholds

In the United States, there has been controversy over whether treatment of mild-to-moderate hypertension during pregnancy conveys more benefit than risk. The objective of the study was to compare risks and benefits of treatment of mild-to-moderate hyperte...
Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Neugebauer, Romain S; Nance, Nerissa; Badon, Sylvia E; Cheetham, T Craig; Easterling, Thomas R; Reynolds, Kristi; Idu, Abisola; Bider-Canfield, Zoe; Holt, Victoria L; Dublin, Sascha

Pharmacotherapy. 2023 Feb 13.

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Dietary Quality Indices in Early Pregnancy and Rate of Gestational Weight Gain among a Prospective Multi-Racial and Ethnic Cohort

Meeting the Institute of Medicine (IOM) gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines is associated with a reduced risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. Overall diet quality comprehensively assesses dietary components and accounts for interactions between them. ...
Author(s): Liu, Emily F; Zhu, Yeyi; Ferrara, Assiamira; Hedderson, Monique M

Nutrients. 2023 Feb 06;15(4). Epub 2023-02-06.

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Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic With Unstable and/or Unsafe Living Situations and Intimate Partner Violence Among Pregnant Individuals

The social, behavioral, and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic may be associated with unstable and/or unsafe living situations and intimate partner violence (IPV) among pregnant individuals. To investigate trends in unstable and/or unsafe livi...
Author(s): Avalos, Lyndsay A; Ray, G Thomas; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Adams, Sara R; Does, Monique B; Watson, Carey; Young-Wolff, Kelly C

JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Feb 01;6(2):e230172. Epub 2023-02-01.

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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 th...
Author(s): Badon, Sylvia E; Dietch, Jessica R; Simpson, Norah; Lyell, Deirdre J; Manber, Rachel

J Clin Sleep Med. 2023 Feb 01;19(2):371-377.

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Trends in Screen Time Use Among Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic, July 2019 Through August 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic led to widespread lockdowns and school closures that may have affected screen time among children. Although restrictions were strongest early in the pandemic, it is unclear how screen time changed as the pandemic progressed. To evalu...
Author(s): Hedderson, Monique M; Zhu, Yeyi; Ferrara, Assiamira; Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes Program,; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Feb 01;6(2):e2256157. Epub 2023-02-01.

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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. 2023 Feb;118(2):317-326. Epub 2022-10-12.

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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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Prenatal Opioid Exposure and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

The opioid epidemic in the United States has resulted in a significant increase in opioid use disorder among pregnant women and a concomitant increase in the incidence of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome. The long-term consequences of prenatal opioid e...
Author(s): Lee, Jennifer J; Saraiya, Neeta; Kuzniewicz, Michael W

J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2023 Jan 01;35(1):142-146. Epub 2022-12-06.

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Pregnancy post-bariatric surgery: Improved outcomes with telephonic nutritional management program

Pregnancies post-bariatric surgery are increasingly common. It is important to understand how to manage prenatal care in this high-risk population to optimize perinatal outcomes. To determine among pregnancies post-bariatric surgery whether participation ...
Author(s): Hedderson, Monique M; Boller, Marie; Xu, Fei; Lee, Catherine; Sridhar, Sneha; Greenberg, Mara

Obes Res Clin Pract. 2023 Mar-Apr;17(2):144-150. Epub 2023-03-10.

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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 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 Dec;35(26):10271-10278. Epub 2022-09-28.

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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Psychiatric and Medical Diagnoses Among Autistic Adults

Racial/ethnic disparities in access to diagnostic services are pervasive for autistic children. However, a few studies have examined racial/ethnic health disparities among autistic adults, who commonly experience higher rates of health conditions than non...
Author(s): Ames, Jennifer L; Morgan, Elizabeth H; Onaiwu, Morénike Giwa; Qian, Yinge; Massolo, Maria L; Croen, Lisa A

Autism Adulthood. 2022 Dec 01;4(4):290-305. Epub 2022-12-13.

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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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