Maternal Overweight, Inflammation and Neurological Consequences for the Preterm Child: Results of the ELGAN Study.

Maternal Overweight, Inflammation and Neurological Consequences for the Preterm Child: Results of the ELGAN Study. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2019 Nov;79(11):1176-1182 Authors: Brodowski L, Büter W, Kohls F, Hillemanns P, von Kaisenberg C, Dammann O Abstract Maternal overweight and obesity are prenatal risk factors for obstetrical complications, preterm birth, neonatal morbidity as well as cognitive and behavioural developmental disorders in children. Paediatric morbidity and mortality as well as child development disorders are significantly associated with maternal obesity. Particularly in the neurodevelopmental and psychiatric area, it is becoming increasingly clear that, in children of mothers with an increased body mass index (BMI), there is a high correlation with childhood cognitive disabilities, attention disorders, and diseases on the autistic spectrum. The ELGAN (Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborn) study is a multicentre study which has been supported since 2000 by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and whose objective is to research predictors for neonatal brain damage and neurological-cognitive sequelae in premature infants. The areas of focus are the connection between maternal overweight and obesity and pregnancy complications, APGAR scores and systemic inflammatory markers. In this overview, our aim is to summarise the work in this area and discuss it critically on the basis of current literature. We will examine the hypothesis ...
Source: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde - Category: OBGYN Tags: Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pregnancy - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Pregnancy Source Type: research
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Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Perspectives Brief Communications Children's Health December 2016 Source Type: research
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Source: PEDIATRICS - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics, Autism/ASD Article Source Type: research
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