Studying the effects of early childhood circumstances on long-term health

YSPH ’s Xi Chen wants to understand how factors like religious fasting during pregnancy can affect public health and human capital over time.
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This article focuses on physiopathological mechanisms and risk factors of pre-eclampsia and on the interest of early angiogenic biomarkers dosing during pregnancy, for the assessment of pre-eclampsia risk. Unlike Great Britain or Israel, cost-effectiveness of this algorithm in general population has not been assessed in France. Finally, systemic lupus erythematous is at high risk of vasculo-placental disorders. Although few studies of angiogenic biomarkers dosing during lupus pregnancies identified a correlation between high sFlt1 levels at the end of first trimester and subsequent onset of severe vasculo-placental di...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
This study reports the case of a 39-year-old pregnant woman at 22 weeks of gestation with massive enlargement of bilateral breasts (gigantomastia) and presents the sonographic findings of this rare condition which shows different parenchymal patterns from those of normal breasts and is uncommonly seen. PMID: 29927570 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
Authors: Niramitmahapanya S, Kaoiean S, Sangtawesin V, Patanaprapan A, Bordeerat NK, Deerochanawong C Abstract Background: Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy and lactation increases the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes; however, although Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and lactation is recommended, suggested dose ranges vary. Objective: To determine whether vitamin D31,800 IU/d supplementation in lactating mothers improves their vitamin D status and breast-feeding milk. Material and Method: This was a randomized, placebo–controlled study of Thai pregnant women in their third trimester. A t...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
Authors: Kovavisarach E, Sukontaman W Abstract Background: Pregnant women who prefer cesarean delivery may request it without any obstetric indication, and this could be one of the reasons for the high rates of cesarean deliveries. Objective: To determine the route of delivery preferred by Thai pregnant women. Material and Method: A cross-sectional study was performed of Thai pregnant women who attended the antenatal care (ANC) clinic in Rajavithi Hospital between February 1, 2011 and July 31, 2011. Participants were interviewed by one of the researchers using questionnaires relating to their preferred rout...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
Conclusion: Embryo transfer in fresh cycle and day-5 embryo transfer significantly increased EP risk. More patients and embryo characteristics are necessary to be studied to identify more valid predictors. PMID: 29927194 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
Authors: Kovavisarach E, Laiamnuay J Abstract Background: The use of episiotomy, a previously popular obstetric procedure, has been declining for the last 25 years, falling from 65% of deliveries in 1979 to 18% in 2003. Some complications have been reported in terms of maternal side effects; however, many episiotomies are still performed in Rajavithi Hospital. Objective: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes and complications in the 48-hour period after vaginal delivery in healthy parturients with and without episiotomy. Material and Method: A historical cohort study was conducted by reviewing the medic...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
Conclusion: Previously diagnosed GDM women have higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome after delivery. Obesity before pregnant is a strong independent risk factor for this condition. PMID: 29926712 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
This study aims to verify the morphokinetic criteria to discriminate good morphological blastocyst (group I) from poor morphological blastocyst (group II) by using Primo vision® (Vitrolife, Sweden). Material and Method: The prospective study was performed in infertile couples treated with assisted reproductive technology at Thammasat Fertility Center, Thailand, in 2015. The morphokinetic study was compared between the two groups by t-test and Mann-Whitney U test with p
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
Conclusion: The DCC procedure could raise the Hct level in the late preterm newborns without serious adverse effects. But more evidence is needed to explore the possible benefit of this procedure. PMID: 29926695 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
A research team at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is getting $5.3 million to study medication-assisted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders
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