Severe asthma attacks in pregnancy make babies more likely to have birth defects, study warns

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Canada looked at data for more than 100,000 pregnancies and found women who stopped taking medication put their babies at risk.
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ps CM Abstract BACKGROUND: Asthma is the most common childhood chronic health condition. Maternal antenatal diet has been associated with offspring asthma risk, but studies investigating maternal whole diet quality and inflammatory potential with long-term offspring follow-up (>5 y) are rare. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to elucidate these associations in a prospective cohort study in Ireland. METHODS: Early pregnancy diets were assessed using a validated FFQ from which energy-adjusted Dietary Inflammatory Index (E-DII) and Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015 scores were computed. Doctor-diagnosed offspring asthm...
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We examined 3,917 children (age 4 ‐13 years) who were enrolled in a cross‐sectional study conducted in Seongnam, Korea. Their parents completed the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire (PSQ) for evaluation of OSAS and the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire for evaluation of rhinitis. Clinical biomarkers, including total eosinophil count and neutrophil‐lymphocyte ratio (NLR), were measured in a subset of these children.ResultsOSAS and rhinitis had prevalences of 4.0% and 43.5%, respectively. Body mass index (P
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(Reuters Health) - Asthma attacks during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications for mothers and their babies, a Canadian study suggests.
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TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 -- Poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy puts mothers and their babies at increased risk for serious complications, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed more than 100,000 pregnancies in more than 58,000 women with...
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Conclusion: The meta-analysis illustrated that asthma was significantly increased risk of hypertension during pregnancy. PMID: 31762345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- For women with asthma, asthma exacerbation (AE) during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for pregnancy complications, adverse perinatal outcomes, and early childhood respiratory disorders, according to a...
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(European Lung Foundation) Women with asthma who suffer severe symptoms while they are pregnant face higher risks of health problems both for themselves and their babies compared to women with well-controlled asthma, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
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Immune dysfunction and abnormal immune response may be associated with certain mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The early evidence for this link was based on the increased incidence of ASD in children with a history of maternal infection during pregnancy. Observational studies show increased prevalence of immune-related disorders—ranging from atopy, food allergy, viral infections, asthma, primary immunodeficiency, to autoimmune disorders—in individuals with ASD and their families. Evidence of neuroglial activation and focal brain inflammation in individuals with ASD implies that the central...
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