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Rev. bras. ginecol. obstet ; 43(11): 870-877, Nov. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1357081

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Abstract Objective To determine the association between maternal mobile phone use and adverse outcomes in infants, children, and mothers. Method In March 202, we conducted a search on the MEDLINE, Embase, and Scopus databases. Data extraction and an assessment of the quality of the studies were performed by two authors. The quality of the studies was assessed using the checklist of the Newcastle-Ottawa scale. Results Studies assessing behavioral problems in infants aged 6 to 18 months reported null findings. However, an increased risk of emotional and behavioral disorders was observed in children aged between 7 and 11 years whose mothers had been exposed to cell phones. The findings regarding the association between maternal cell phone exposure and adverse outcomes in children aged 3 to 5 are controversial. A study found a significant association between the call time (p=0.002) or the history of mobile phone use (in months) and speech disorders in the children (p=0.003). However, another study found that maternal cell phone use during pregnancy was not significantly associated with child psychomotor and mental developments. Inconclusive results were observed about the adverse outcomes in fetuses, such as fetal growth restriction or t scores for birth weight in cell phone users as opposed to non-users. On the contrary, the children ofmothers who were cell phone users had a lower risk of scoring low on motor skills. Similar results were observed regarding the adverse outcomes of cell phone use in infants, such as fetal growth restriction or low birth weight, and the risk of preeclampsia was lower among subjects with medium and high cell phone exposure, as opposed to those with low exposure. Conclusion Studies on behavioral problems have reported different postnatal results, such as null findings among infants and a positive association in children.


Resumo Objetivo Determinar a associação entre o uso de telefone celular pela mãe e os resultados adversos em recém-nascidos crianças e mães. Método Em março de 2020 realizou-se uma pesquisa nas bases de dados MEDLINE, Embase e Scopus. A extração de dados e avaliação da qualidade dos estudos foram realizadas por dois autores. A qualidade dos estudos foi avaliada por meio da lista de verificação da escala Newcastle-Ottawa. Resultados Estudos que avaliavam problemas comportamentais em recém-nascidos de 6 a 18 meses relataram resultados nulos. No entanto um risco aumentado de transtornos emocionais e comportamentais foi observado em crianças de 7 a 11 anos de idade cujas mães foram expostas a telefones celulares. Os resultados relacionados à associação entre a exposição materna a celulares e resultados adversos em crianças de 3 a 5 anos são controversos. Um estudo encontrou associação significativa entre o tempo de ligação (p=0.002) ou o histórico de uso de celular (emmeses) e distúrbios de fala nas crianças (p=0.003). No entanto outro estudo descobriu que o uso de telefone celular pela mãe durante a gravidez não estava significativamente associado ao desenvolvimento psicomotor e mental da criança. Resultados inconclusivos foram observados com relação aos resultados adversos de fetos como restrição de crescimento intrauterino ou valores de t para peso ao nascer em usuárias de telefone celular em oposição a não usuárias. Pelo contrário os filhos de mães usuárias de telefone celular apresentaram menor risco de pontuação baixa em habilidades motoras. Resultados semelhantes foram observados com relação a resultados adversos em recém-nascidos como restrição de crescimento intrauterino ou valores de peso ao nascere o risco de pré-eclâmpsia foimenor em indivíduos comexposição média e alta a celulares em oposição àqueles com baixa exposição. Conclusão Estudos sobre problemas comportamentais relataram resultados diferentes no pós-natal como achados nulos em recém-nascidos e associação positiva emcrianças.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Infant, Newborn , Child , Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects , Cell Phone , Cell Phone Use , Maternal Exposure , Mothers
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Rev. medica electron ; 43(3): 816-828, 2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289820

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RESUMEN El año 2020 ha sorprendido al planeta con la pandemia de la covid-19. Este artículo tiene como objetivo reflexionar sobre las repercusiones del nuevo coronavirus en la salud materno-infantil. Pese al poco tiempo transcurrido desde el inicio de la pandemia, en las embarazadas con covid-19 se han descrito algunas comorbilidades, así como alteraciones placentarias, abortos espontáneos, muertes fetales y maternas, e incremento en los partos por cesárea y nacimientos pretérminos. Los riesgos potenciales demandarán una vigilancia estrecha del comportamiento del embarazo en el futuro inmediato. Por otra parte, del total de la población afectada por la covid-19, los pacientes en edad pediátrica representan entre el 1 y el 2 %, y la mayoría presentan manifestaciones clínicas leves. No obstante, en los menores de un año cerca del 10 % puede evolucionar a formas severas o críticas. De especial interés ha sido la presentación del síndrome inflamatorio multisistémico en niños, debido a su gravedad y riesgo para la vida. En los recién nacidos, la infección por SARS-CoV-2 podría asociarse a dos formas, de acuerdo al momento de adquisición: la covid perinatal y la postnatal. Hasta el momento, las evidencias sobre la existencia de la vía de transmisión vertical son insuficientes, pero no pueden ser descartadas. En conclusión, por tratarse de un fenómeno en desarrollo, aún quedan muchas interrogantes sobre los efectos de la covid-19 en la salud materna e infantil, que demandarán en los próximos meses un gran esfuerzo por parte de investigadores, médicos de asistencia y directivos (AU).


ABSTRACT The year 2020 has surprised the planet with the covid-19 pandemics. This article is aimed to reflect on the repercussions of the novel coronavirus on maternal and infantile health. Despite of the short time elapsed from the onset of the pandemics, some comorbidities have been described in pregnant women with COVID-19, as well as placental anomalies, spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, maternal deaths, and an increasing number on cesarean section and preterm births. The potential risk will demand a close surveillance of pregnancy behavior in the near future. Moreover, pediatric patients are among 1 and 2% of the population affected by COVID-19, and most of them show mild clinical signs. Nevertheless, about 10% of the children aged less than a year may evolve to severe and critical forms. The multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children has been of special interest, due to its severity and risk for life. In newborns, SARS-CoV-2 infection could be associated to two forms according to the acquisition time: perinatal and postnatal COVID-19. Up to the moment, evidences on vertical transmission are insufficient, but they could not be discarded. In conclusion, as this is an ongoing phenomenon, many questions about the effects of COVID-19 on maternal and infantile health are pending; they will demand a crucial effort by researchers, health providers and decision makers (AU).


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Humans , Male , Female , Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control , Maternal Health/standards , Infant, Newborn , Child , Coronavirus Infections/complications , Coronavirus Infections/transmission , Maternal Exposure/prevention & control , Delivery of Health Care
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888606

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BACKGROUND@#Particulate matter (PM), a major component of ambient air pollution, accounts for a substantial burden of diseases and fatality worldwide. Maternal exposure to PM during pregnancy is particularly harmful to children's health since this is a phase of rapid human growth and development.@*METHOD@#In this review, we synthesize the scientific evidence on adverse health outcomes in children following prenatal exposure to the smallest toxic components, fine (PM@*RESULTS@#Maternal exposure to fine and ultrafine PM directly and indirectly yields numerous adverse birth outcomes and impacts on children's respiratory systems, immune status, brain development, and cardiometabolic health. The biological mechanisms underlying adverse effects include direct placental translocation of ultrafine particles, placental and systemic maternal oxidative stress and inflammation elicited by both fine and ultrafine PM, epigenetic changes, and potential endocrine effects that influence long-term health.@*CONCLUSION@#Policies to reduce maternal exposure and health consequences in children should be a high priority. PM


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Adult , Air Pollutants/adverse effects , Air Pollution/prevention & control , Animals , Cardiovascular Diseases/chemically induced , Child Health , Child, Preschool , Disease Models, Animal , Endocrine System Diseases/chemically induced , Epigenomics , Female , Humans , Immune System Diseases/chemically induced , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Male , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Nervous System Diseases/chemically induced , Oxidative Stress , Particle Size , Particulate Matter/adverse effects , Placenta , Pregnancy , Pregnancy Outcome/epidemiology , Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/epidemiology , Respiratory Tract Diseases/chemically induced , Young Adult
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888503

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To investigate the effects of maternal exposure to 13 chemicals mixture (CM) during pregnancy on pregnancy outcome and health status of maternal/offspring mice. C57BL/6 pregnant mice were given drinking water containing carbaryl dimethoate glyphosate methomyl methyl parathion triadimefon aspartame sodium benzoate calcium disodium ethylene diamine tetra-acetate ethylparaben butylparaben bisphenol A and acacia gum The effects of CM exposure on pregnancy outcome, health status of dams/offspring, levels of circulating inflammatory cytokines in dams/offspring and emotional related behaviors of offspring were evaluated. CM exposure during pregnancy had no significant effect on pregnancy outcome, liver function, body weight of the dams in late pregnancy and uterine/ovarian weight after delivery, however, it led to an increase in maternal serum IFN-γ level (<0.05). CM exposure during pregnancy had no significant effect on the liver function of offspring, but increased the serum IFN-γ, prefrontal cortex IFN-γ, and TNF-α and hippocampus IFN-γ levels in the offspring(all <0.01). In addition, the offspring of CM group showed significant abnormal emotion-related (autism-like) behaviors in adulthood, especially in male offspring. Low dose CM exposure during pregnancy may induce inflammation status in dams/offspring, and lead to autism-like behaviors in offspring, indicating the potential effects of low dose CM exposure on human maternal and infant health.


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Adult , Animals , Autistic Disorder/chemically induced , Female , Humans , Male , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Mice , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Phenotype , Pregnancy , Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/chemically induced
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880358

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BACKGROUND@#The majority of studies linking exposure to metals with certain health outcomes focus on known toxic metals. Alternatively, this study assesses the extent to which exposure to a wider range of metals during gestation is associated with childhood morbidity.@*METHODS@#We analyzed the concentrations of 25 metals found in urine samples of 111 pregnant women of Arab-Bedouin origin collected prior to birth. In addition, we collected medical records on their offspring for six years following birth, including every interaction with HMOs, local hospitals, and pharmacies.@*RESULTS@#The main types of morbidities diagnosed and treated during this period were preterm births, malformations, asthma-like morbidity, cardiovascular and behavioral problems, and obesity. Multivariable analysis showed that offspring born before term were more likely to have been exposed to elevated maternal concentrations of zinc, thallium, aluminum, manganese, and uranium, all with adjusted relative risk above 1.40 for an increase by each quintile. Likewise, children with asthma had been exposed to higher levels of magnesium, strontium, and barium at gestation, while behavioral outcomes were associated with elevated biometals, i.e., sodium, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and zinc, as well as higher levels of lithium, cobalt, nickel, strontium, cadmium, vanadium, arsenic, and molybdenum. A heatmap of adjusted relative risk estimates indicates the considerable implications that exposure to metals may have for preterm birth and developmental outcomes.@*CONCLUSIONS@#The current study shows that perinatal exposure to metals is adversely associated with pediatric morbidity. Further such analyses on additional samples are warranted.


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Adult , Arabs/statistics & numerical data , Child , Child, Preschool , Environmental Pollutants/urine , Female , Humans , Israel , Male , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Metals/urine , Morbidity , Pregnancy , Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/epidemiology , Young Adult
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880352

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BACKGROUND@#Arsenic is a developmental neurotoxicant. It means that its neurotoxic effect could occur in offspring by maternal arsenic exposure. Our previous study showed that developmental arsenic exposure impaired social behavior and serotonergic system in C3H adult male mice. These effects might affect the next generation with no direct exposure to arsenic. This study aimed to detect the social behavior and related gene expression changes in F2 male mice born to gestationally arsenite-exposed F1 mice.@*METHODS@#Pregnant C3H/HeN mice (F0) were given free access to tap water (control mice) or tap water containing 85 ppm sodium arsenite from days 8 to 18 of gestation. Arsenite was not given to F1 or F2 mice. The F2 mice were generated by mating among control F1 males and females, and arsenite-F1 males and females at the age of 10 weeks. At 41 weeks and 74 weeks of age respectively, F2 males were used for the assessment of social behavior by a three-chamber social behavior apparatus. Histological features of the prefrontal cortex were studied by ordinary light microscope. Social behavior-related gene expressions were determined in the prefrontal cortex by real time RT-PCR method.@*RESULTS@#The arsenite-F2 male mice showed significantly poor sociability and social novelty preference in both 41-week-old group and 74-week-old group. There was no significant histological difference between the control mice and the arsenite-F2 mice. Regarding gene expression, serotonin receptor 5B (5-HT 5B) mRNA expression was significantly decreased (p < 0.05) in the arsenite-F2 male mice compared to the control F2 male mice in both groups. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and dopamine receptor D1a (Drd1a) gene expressions were significantly decreased (p < 0.05) only in the arsenite-F2 male mice of the 74-week-old group. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) gene expression was significantly increased (p < 0.001) in the arsenite-F2 male mice of both groups, but plasma 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) gene expression were not significantly different. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) mRNA expression was significantly increased only in 41-week-old arsenite-F2 mice.@*CONCLUSIONS@#These findings suggest that maternal arsenic exposure affects social behavior in F2 male mice via serotonergic system in the prefrontal cortex. In this study, COX-2 were not increased although oxidative stress marker (HO-1) was increased significantly in arsnite-F2 male mice.


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Animals , Arsenic/toxicity , Arsenites/toxicity , Behavior, Animal/drug effects , Environmental Pollutants/toxicity , Female , Gene Expression/drug effects , Genetic Markers , Male , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Mice , Mice, Inbred C3H , Oxidative Stress/genetics , Prefrontal Cortex/drug effects , Pregnancy , Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects/psychology , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , Serotonin/metabolism , Social Behavior , Sodium Compounds/toxicity
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Int. j. morphol ; 38(5): 1250-1257, oct. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134433

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SUMMARY: Residential heating with wood is an important source of ambient air pollution. Evidence links air pollution to serious health effects such as respiratory and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. We hypothesized that prenatal exposure to wood smoke pollution causes morphological changes in the development of the rat lung, leading to altered lung structure and function during later life. We presumed that analysis of the fetal lung stereology provides novel insights into the underlying processes mediating particulate matter associated developmental changes and damage. The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of exposure during gestational period to wood smoke pollution on lung fetal morphology. To test this, pregnant rats were exposed during pregestational and gestational periods to wood smoke pollution. Complete lungs samples were obtained from 24 fetus from healthy female G3 rats subjected to cesarean at 19 days post-fecundation. The lungs were prepared for histological and stereological analysis. The volume fraction of terminal bronchioles VV [tb, lung] and volume fraction of parenchyma VV [par, lung], surface density of terminal bronchioles SV [tb, lung] as well as numerical density of bronchiolar exocrinocytes NA [ec,lung] were calculated by light microscopy. Statistical analysis detected significant differences between groups in volume density VV [tb, lung; %] (p=0.0012) and surface density SV [tb, lung; mm2/mm3] (p<0.0001) of the terminal bronchioles. However, it did not show differences between groups in the stereological parameter volume density VV [par, lung; %] (p=0.0838) and numerical density of bronchiolar exocrinocytes NA [ec,lung; nº/mm2] (p=0.0705). The analysis of the evidence obtained indicates that exposure to environmental pollution was affects lung maturation, and particularly the proportion and area of terminal bronchioles in the fetal lung. In conclusion, maternal exposure to wood smoke pollution during pregnancy was associated with a decrease in the lower conducting airways of lungs, which, according to urban pollution studies, could be related to early childhood lower respiratory illness. The public health implications of this study are that reducing or avoiding exposure to wood smoke is important before and during pregnancy.


RESUMEN: La calefacción residencial con leña es una fuente importante de contaminación ambiental. La evidencia vincula la contaminación del aire con graves efectos sobre la salud, como la mortalidad y la morbilidad respiratoria y cardiovascular. Hipotetizamos que la exposición prenatal a la contaminación por humo de leña causa cambios en el desarrollo del pulmón de rata, lo que conduce a una morfo-función pulmonar alteradas durante la vida posterior, creemos que el análisis de la estereología pulmonar fetal proporcionará nuevos conocimientos sobre los procesos subyacentes que median esos cambios. El objetivo del estudio fue investigar los efectos de la exposición prenatal a la contaminación ambiental por humo de leña sobre la morfología pulmonar fetal. Ratas preñadas fueron expuestas durante los períodos pregestacional y gestacional a la contaminación por humo de leña. En fetos de 19 días post-fecundación fue obtenido el pulmón para análisis histológico y estereológico. Fue determinado la fracción de volumen de bronquiolos terminales VV [tb, pulmón], fracción de volumen del parénquima VV [par, pulmón], densidad superficial de los bronquiolos terminales SV [tb, pulmón] así como la densidad numérica de exocrinocitos NA [ec, pulmón]. El análisis estadístico detectó diferencias significativas entre grupos en la densidad de volumen V [tb, pulmón; %] (p=0,0012) y densidad superficial SV [tb, pulmón; mm2/mm3] (p<0,0001) de los bronquiolos terminales. Sin embargo, no demostró diferencias entre grupos en la densidad de volumen VV [par, pulmón; %] (p=0,0838) y numérica de exocrinocitos bronquiolares NA [ec, pulmón; nº / mm ] (p=0,0705). El análisis de la evidencia obtenida indica que la exposición a la contaminación ambiental afectó la maduración pulmonar, y particularmente la proporción y área de bronquiolos terminales en el pulmón fetal. En conclusión, la exposición materna a la contaminación por humo de leña durante la gestación se asoció a una disminución de las vías respiratorias conductoras de aire en pulmón, lo que, según estudios de contaminación urbana, podría estar relacionado con enfermedades de las vías respiratorias inferiores en la primera infancia. Las implicaciones para la salud pública de este estudio son que reducir o evitar la exposición al humo de leña es importante previo y durante la gestación. Por otro lado, la contaminación por humo de leña tiene un gran impacto en la salud pública que, en teoría, es posible prevenir.


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Animals , Female , Pregnancy , Rats , Air Pollutants/toxicity , Air Pollution/adverse effects , Lung/drug effects , Smoke/adverse effects , Wood , Analysis of Variance , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Disease Models, Animal , Environmental Exposure , Particulate Matter/toxicity , Fetus/drug effects , Heating , Lung/pathology
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Int. j. morphol ; 38(5): 1356-1364, oct. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134448

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SUMMARY: Studies in humans showed that prenatal exposure to urban air pollution (AP) influences fetal development, and increases the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes and some diseases in postnatal life. However, most of these were performed in environments where the main source of environmental particulate matters (PM) emission is diesel combustion by motor vehicles and industries, thereby ignoring the effects produced by wood smoke pollution. We hypothesized that morphological changes in the placenta could contribute to the reduction in fetal size associated with different periods of exposure to AP produced by wood smoke pollution prior to and during pregnancy. The objective of the study was to investigate the quantitative effects of long-term exposure to environmental levels of wood smoke pollution on the macroscopic and microscopic morphology of the placenta in rats. To test this, pregnant rats were exposed during pregestational and gestational periods to wood smoke pollution in indoor and outdoor environments. At 19 days of gestation, the placentas were obtained by caesarean and were prepared for histological, planimetric and stereological analysis. The volume and proportions of the placental compartments were estimated. In addition, stereological estimators in fetal capillaries were calculated in the labyrinth region. Crown rump length, fetus weight and litter weight were influenced by pregestational and gestational exposure periods. Exposure to wood smoke pollution during pregestational period has significant effect on the volume of the placenta, and consequently on fetal height. In conclusion, this study demonstrated that long-term outdoor exposure to wood smoke pollution from residential heating affects fetal health, decreasing the absolute volume of the entire placenta and the placental interface between the mother and fetus, decreasing the total volume of blood vessels present in the labyrinth region ofthe placenta and affecting the size of the fetus.


RESUMEN: Estudios en humanos demostraron que la exposición prenatal a la polución del aire urbano influye en el desarrollo fetal y aumenta la incidencia de resultados adversos de la gestación y algunas enfermedades postnatales. Sin embargo, la mayoría de ellos fueron realizados en entornos donde la principal fuente de emisión de material particulado, fue la combustión de petróleo por vehículos a motor e industrias, ignorando los efectos producidos por el humo de leña producido por la calefacción intradomiciliaria. Hipotetizamos respecto a que los cambios de la placenta contribuirían a la disminución del tamaño fetal relacionado a los períodos de exposición al humo de leña durante los periodos pregestacional y gestacional. El objetivo del estudio fue investigar los efectos cuantitativos de la exposición al humo de leña sobre la morfología macroscópica y microscópica en placenta de ratas. Para probar esto, ratas preñadas fueron expuestas durante los períodos pregestacional y gestacional a la contaminación por humo de leña en ambientes interiores y exteriores. A los 19 días de gestación, las placentas fueron obtenidas por cesárea y fueron preparadas para un análisis histológico, planimétrico y estereológico. Fue estimado el volumen absoluto y las proporciones de los compartimentos placentarios. Además, fueron calculados estimadores estereológicos en capilares fetales del laberinto y trofoblasto. La longitud, el peso del feto y el peso de la camada fueron influenciados por los períodos de exposición pregestacional y gestacional. La exposición a la contaminación por humo de leñá durante el período pregestacional tuvo un efecto significativo en el volumen de la placenta y, en consecuencia, en la altura del feto. En conclusión, este estudio demostró que la exposición a largo plazo al humo de leña afecta la salud del feto, disminuyendo el volumen absoluto de la placenta, además, afecta la interfaz placentaria entre la madre y feto, disminuyendo el volumen total de vasos sanguíneos presentes en la región del laberinto placentario y por consecuente afectando el tamaño del feto.


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Pregnancy , Rats , Placenta/drug effects , Smoke/adverse effects , Air Pollutants/toxicity , Fetus/drug effects , Wood , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Combustion/adverse effects , Body Size , Fetal Development/drug effects , Environmental Pollution/adverse effects , Particulate Matter
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826294

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BACKGROUND@#Many studies have investigated heavy metal exposure could increase the occurrence of congenital heart defects (CHDs). However, there are limited data regarding the relationship between cobalt exposure and CHD occurrence in offspring. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between cobalt exposure in mothers and the risk of CHDs in offspring.@*MATERIALS AND METHODS@#In order to explore the association between cobalt exposure and occurrence of congenital heart defect (CHD), a case-control study with 490 controls and 399 cases with CHDs in China were developed. The concentrations of cobalt in hair of pregnant woman and fetal placental tissue were measured and processed by a logistic regression analysis to explore the relationship between cobalt exposure and risk of CHDs.@*RESULTS@#The median concentration of hair cobalt in the control and case group was 0.023 ng/mg and 0.033 ng/mg (aOR, 1.837; 95% CI, 1.468-2.299; P < 0.001), respectively. And the median (5-95% range) fetal placental cobalt concentrations were 19.350 ng/g and 42.500 ng/g (aOR, 2.924; 95% CI, 2.211-3.868; P < 0.001) in the control and case groups, respectively. Significant differences in the middle level of cobalt in hair were found in the different CHD subtypes, including septal defects, conotruncal defects, right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (P < 0.001). Dramatically, different cobalt concentrations in fetal placental tissue were found in all subtypes of cases with CHDs (P < 0.01).@*CONCLUSIONS@#The finding suggested that the occurrence of CHDs may be associated with cobalt exposure.


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Adolescent , Adult , Case-Control Studies , China , Cobalt , Female , Hair , Chemistry , Heart Defects, Congenital , Humans , Maternal Exposure , Placenta , Chemistry , Pregnancy , Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects , Risk Factors , Young Adult
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Rev. ecuat. pediatr ; 20(2): 43-46, diciembre 2019.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1116487

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Los Inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina II (IECAs) y antagonistas de los receptores de angiotensina II (ARA II) son drogas usadas comúnmente en el manejo de hipertensión arterial, sin embargo, su uso en el embarazo está asociado con toxicidad fetal.1, 2 La acción de la angiotensina II requiere su unión a dos receptores; AT1, involucrado en el control de la tensión arterial y AT2, probablemente encargado del crecimiento fetal. 2 La angiotensina II es esencial en la hemodinamia sistémica y la filtración glomerular fetal y neonatal. La disminución de la perfusión placentaria por efecto hipotensor en el bloqueo del sistema renina angiotensina aldosterona materno puede determinar hipotensión fetal sistémica, disminución de la filtración glomerular, oligoamnios e insuficiencia renal, anormalidades tubulares, hipoplasia craneal y alto riesgo de muerte perinatal. 2 Reportamos el caso de prematuro de 30 semanas con oligohidramnios severo y exposición materna a olmesartan. Al nacimiento presentó dificultad respiratoria; imposibilidad de mantener una adecuada tensión arterial a pesar de los esfuerzos para conseguir mejorar su tono vascular; anuria sin respuesta a diuréticos; alteraciones craneales; alteraciones metabólicas severas con consecuencias fatales. El tratamiento de hipertensión materna con inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina II y los antagonistas de los receptores de angiotensina II está asociada con toxicidad fetal por lo que su uso debe ser evitado durante el embarazo.


Angiotensin II converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARBs) are drugs for general use in the management of arterial hypertension, however their use in gestational hypertension is related to the Fetal toxicity. 1, 2 The action of angiotensin II requires its binding to two receptors; AT1, involved in the control of blood pressure and AT2, probably responsible for fetal growth.2 Angiotensin II is essential in systemic hemodynamics and fetal and neonatal glomerular filtration. The decrease in placental perfusion due to hypotensive effect in the blockade of the maternal rennin angiotensin aldosterone system can determine systemic fetal hypotension, decreased glomerular filtration, oligohydramnios and renal insufficiency, tubular abnormalities, cranial hypoplasia and high risk of perinatal death. 2 We report the case of prematurity of 30 weeks with a history of severe oligohydramnios and maternal exposure to olmesartan. At birth the patient presented in particular respiratory distress; inability to maintain adequate blood pressure despite efforts to improve your vascular tone; anuria without response to diuretics; cranial alterations; metabolic alterations with fatal consequences. The treatment of maternal hypertension with inhibitors of the angiotensin II convective enzyme and angiotensin II receptor antagonists is associated with fetal toxicity and should therefore be avoided during pregnancy


Subject(s)
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors , Oligohydramnios , Premature Birth , Renal Insufficiency , Angiotensin II , Maternal Exposure , Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced , Fetal Development , Toxicity , Hypotension
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Säo Paulo med. j ; 137(6): 486-490, Nov.-Dec. 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1094524

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Exposure to air pollutants has several effects on human health, including during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To identify whether exposure to benzene and toluene among pregnant women contributes to preterm delivery. DESIGN AND SETTING: Longitudinal study using data on newborns from mothers living in São José dos Campos (SP) in 2016, who had been exposed to benzene and toluene. METHODS: A logistic regression model with three hierarchical levels was constructed using maternal variables relating to newborns, and using benzene and toluene concentrations in quartiles. Occurrences of cesarean births, twins or malformations were excluded. Maternal exposure windows of 5, 10, 15, 30, 60 and 90 days prior to delivery were considered. RESULTS: Out of the 9,562 live births, 3,671 newborns were included and 343 newborns were born at less than 37 weeks of gestation (9.3%). The average birth weight was 3,167.2 g. Exposure to benzene and toluene was significantly associated (P = 0.04) with preterm delivery in the five-day window. There was no association in any of the other exposure windows. CONCLUSIONS: It was possible to identify that maternal exposure to benzene and toluene has an acute effect on preterm delivery.


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Humans , Male , Female , Pregnancy , Infant, Newborn , Adult , Young Adult , Toluene/adverse effects , Benzene/adverse effects , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Premature Birth/chemically induced , Pregnancy Trimester, Third , Prenatal Care/statistics & numerical data , Odds Ratio , Risk , Longitudinal Studies , Air Pollutants/analysis
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Rev. Pesqui. (Univ. Fed. Estado Rio J., Online) ; 11(5): 1272-1277, out.-dez. 2019.
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1022701

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Objective: The study's purpose has been to know the viewpoint of women crack users in regards to their motherhood experience. Methods: This qualitative study was carried out with five women who used crack during pregnancy. Data was collected from May to August 2014, through the participant observation, production of field diary and semi-structured interviews. The analysis process followed the Clifford Geertz Interpretivism. Results: The crack use is not a fundamental factor in the maternity process of women who do use it. Some factors may influence the relationship between mother and child, and also the women's experience during this process, such as the desire to be a mother, pregnancy planning and family context. Conclusion: It is imperative to think of intersectoral public health policies aiming to support the crack users in an integral manner, then reducing social inequality and proposing an approach that highlights the user possibilities, as well as the individual specificity and singularity


Objetivo: Conhecer a visão da mulher usuária de crack em relação a experiência da maternidade. Método: estudo qualitativo, com cinco mulheres que utilizaram crack na gestação. Dados coletados entre maio e agosto de 2014, através da observação participante, construção de diário de campo e entrevistas semiestruturadas. A análise seguiu o Interpretativismo, de Clifford Geertz. Resultados: o uso de crack não é fator fundamental no processo de maternidade das mulheres usuárias, alguns fatores podem influenciar na relação entre mãe e filho e na experiência da mulher neste processo, como o desejo de ser mãe, planejamento da gravidez e contexto familiar. Conclusão: deve-se pensar em políticas públicas de saúde intersetoriais, visando atender as usuárias de forma integral, diminuindo a desigualdade social e propondo uma abordagem que destaque as possibilidades, especificidade e singularidade do indivíduo


Objetivo: Conocer la visión de la mujer usuaria de crack en relación a la experiencia de maternidad. Método: estudio cualitativo, con cinco mujeres que utilizaron crack en la gestación. Los datos fueron recolectados entre mayo y agosto de 2014, a través de observación participante, construcción de diario de campo y entrevistas semiestructuradas. El análisis siguió el Interpretativismo de Clifford Geertz. Resultados: uso de crack no es un factor fundamental en el proceso de maternidad de las mujeres usuarias. Algunos factores pueden influenciar en la relación entre madre e hijo y en la experiencia de la mujer en este proceso, como lo deseo de ser madre, planeamiento del embarazo y contexto familiar. Conclusión: se debe pensar en políticas públicas de salud intersectoriales, visando atender a las usuarias de forma integral, reduciendo a la desigualdad social y proponiendo un abordaje que destaque las posibilidades, especificidad y singularidad del individuo


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Maternal Exposure , Maternal-Fetal Relations/psychology , Cocaine Smoking/psychology , Social Vulnerability , Family Relations/psychology , Drug Users/psychology
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Santiago; s.n; UC; jul. 2019. 293 p. tab, graf, ilus, mapas.
Thesis in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1096384

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INTRODUCCIÓN: El embarazo constituye una ventana que determina la carga de enfermedad que sufrirán los individuos a lo largo de su vida. Una exposición a variables ambientales adecuada permite una evolución intrauterina balanceada que resulta primordial para el crecimiento del feto; la ruptura de dicho balance genera consecuencias en el binomio madre-hijo. Una complicación común que afecta del 2 al 10% de las embarazadas es la preeclampsia, siendo una de las principales causas de mortalidad materna, fetal y neonatal, especialmente en países de ingresos medios y bajos. En Latinoamérica y Chile no existen estudios disponibles que cuantifiquen o dimensionen esta patología en términos de incidencia, factores protectores o predisponentes; asimismo, se desconoce el rol que ejercen las variables ambientales sobre ella. Recientemente, se ha descrito que el medio ambiente tendría influencia en el embarazo, específicamente, el espacio verde actuaría de forma beneficiosa probablemente a través de la actividad física en el tiempo de ocio y bienestar. Así también, el efecto que la combustión residencial de leña posee sobre la gestación no ha sido clarificado. Esta tesis doctoral se inserta en la tendencia actual de investigación mundial que busca conocer el efecto de la exposición crónica a variables ambientales, tanto positivas como negativas, específicamente durante el embarazo, dada su importancia en la salud materna como en el desarrollo del niño. OBJETIVO: Determinar el impacto de exposición crónica a variables ambientales espaciales (espacio verde y contaminación atmosférica) en el riesgo de preeclampsia, utilizando Temuco/Padre Las Casas como área de estudio. MÉTODOS: Estudio de cohorte histórica de mujeres embarazadas de las comunas de Temuco y Padre Las Casas (Región de La Araucanía), cuyos partos fueron asistidos en el Hospital Regional de Temuco Dr. Hernán Henríquez Aravena durante los años 2009 a 2015. De la ficha clínica de las embarazadas se obtuvieron datos sociodemográficos, de morbilidad y obstétricos. La variable resultado fue la preeclampsia, mientras que las de exposición fueron espacio verde y MP2,5 atribuido a emisiones de combustión por leña residencial. El espacio verde fue medido a través del Índice de Vegetación de Diferencia Normalizada (IVDN), mediante escaneo multiespectral del mapeador temático de Landsat 5-8 con una resolución de 30 x 30 m, el cual fue obtenido desde la NASA. Para estimar la exposición a MP2,5, se utilizó un modelo de regresión por uso de suelo, el cual fue construido mediante una campaña de medición de MP2,5 en todo Temuco durante un año, de modo de incluir variabilidad espacial y temporal. Las variables predictoras del modelo fueron obtenidas a partir de bases de datos del Sistema Información Geográfica en Temuco, las que incluyeron uso de suelo, topografía de elevación de modelos digitales, densidad de población y hogares, y vías, incluyendo tipo de camino, longitud y distancia a los caminos, características del tráfico. El análisis estadístico consideró validación de datos, análisis univariado, análisis bivariado, cálculos para incidencia, análisis de datos perdidos y modelamiento. Para estimar el efecto de la exposición a espacio verde se construyeron modelos de regresión logística y para MP2,5 atribuido a leña modelos aditivos generalizados. RESULTADOS: La muestra quedó conformada por 15.516 nacimientos. La media de edad de las embarazadas fue de 25,7 años, siendo predominante el nivel de escolaridad secundario (47%). La prevalencia de desórdenes hipertensivos del embarazo fue de 10% y de preeclampsia de 3%. Ambas ciudades se caracterizaron por contar con escasa vegetación urbana, con valores bajos de verdor (mediana IVDN=0,30; Rango Intercuartílico (RIC)=0,30). La cohorte residía en lugares con menor verdor (mediana IVDN=0,25; RIC=0,11) que la ciudad, encontrándose los mayores valores del IVDN en residencias periurbanas. Con respecto a áreas verdes, se encontró un aumento en el riesgo de desarrollar preeclampsia asociado a un aumento de NVDI en 300m (OR=1,20; IC 95% 1,05-1,37 para un aumento equivalente al RIC) y 500m (OR=1,23; IC 95% 1,07-1,41 para un RIC) alrededor del hogar de las participantes. Respecto a exposiciones a MP2,5, se observaron asociaciones en modelos lineales y modelos de umbral, teniendo este último un mejor desempeño. El modelo de umbral, encontró aumento del riesgo para preeclampsia de 17% (CI95% 1,01-1,36) y 11% (CI95%1,03-1,21) por cada 10 µg/m3 de aumento del contaminante por sobre un umbral de 100 µg/m3 para todo el embarazo y el segundo trimestre, respectivamente. CONCLUSIÓN. La presente tesis doctoral ha evidenciado asociaciones entre la exposición a factores ambientales y preeclampsia permitiendo contar con 14 evidencia para apoyar la toma de decisiones a nivel público, tanto a nivel internacional como nacional, ya que ha cuantificado el efecto que las variables ambientales ejercen sobre la salud de la embarazada y el feto. Los resultados constituyen un llamado a la acción en primer lugar para evaluar la presencia de riesgo para la salud en las áreas periurbanas de Temuco y Padre Las Casas y en caso de existir por ejemplo microbasurales, eliminarlos para contribuir a la mejora en la seguridad y calidad de vida de la población. Luego, como un punto de inicio para re-pensar intervenciones específicas basadas en los efectos en salud de la leña como combustible durante el embarazo, dado el impacto que las exposiciones en la vida intrauterina tienen en todo el curso de vida de la población


INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy constitutes a window that determines the burden of disease that individuals will suffer throughout their lives. An exposure to adequate environmental variables allows a balanced intrauterine evolution that is essential for the growth of the fetus; the breakdown of this balance generates consequences in the mother and his child. A common complication that affects 2 to 10% of pregnant women is preeclampsia, being one of the main causes of maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality, especially in middle and low income countries. In Latin America and Chile there are no studies available that quantify this syndrome in terms of his incidence, protective or predisposing factors; Likewise, the role of environmental variables on it is unknown. Recently, it has been described that the environment would have an influence on pregnancy, specifically, the green space would act beneficially probably through physical activity at leisure and well-being. Also, the effect that residential combustion of firewood has on pregnancy has not been clarified. This doctoral thesis is inserted in the current global research trend that seeks to know the effect of chronic exposure to environmental variables, both positive and negative, specifically during pregnancy, given its importance in maternal health and in the development of the child. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of chronic exposure to spatial environmental variables (green space and air pollution) on the risk of preeclampsia, using Temuco/Padre Las Casas as a study area. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of pregnant women from Temuco and Padre Las Casas (La Araucanía Region), whose deliveries were assisted at the Temuco Regional Hospital Dr. Hernán Henríquez Aravena during 2009 to 2015. From the clinical record of the pregnant women were obtained sociodemographic, morbidity and obstetric data. The outcome variable was preeclampsia, while the exposure variables were green space and PM2.5 attributed to emissions from residential wood-burning. The green space was measured through the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), through multispectral scanning of the Landsat 5-8 thematic mapper with a resolution of 30 x 30 m, which was obtained from NASA. To estimate the exposure to PM2.5, a land use regression model was built with data from PM2.5 campaign measuring throughout Temuco for one year, to include spatial and temporal variability. The predictive variables of the model were obtained from databases of the Geographic Information System in Temuco, which included land use, elevation topography of digital models, population and household density, and roads, including road type, length and distance to roads, traffic characteristics. The statistical analysis considered data validation, univariate analysis, bivariate analysis, calculations for incidence, missing data analysis and modeling. To estimate the effect of exposure to green space, logistic regression models were developt and for PM2.5 attributed to wood burning generalized additive models. RESULTS: The sample was conformed of 15,516 births. The average age of the pregnant women was 25.7 years-old, the secondary level of education was predominant (47%). The prevalence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy was 10% and preeclampsia was 3%. Both cities were characterized by low urban vegetation, with low green values (median NDVI=0.30; Interquartile Range (IQR)=0.30). The cohort used to live in places with less greenness (median NDVI=0.25; IQR=0.11) in the city; the women with the highest values of the NDVI lived in peri-urban areas. Regarding green spaces, there was an increased risk of preeclampsia associated with an increase in NVDI by 300m (OR=1.20; 95% CI 1.05-1.37 for an increase equivalent to IQR) and 500m (OR=1.23; CI 95% 1.07-1.41 for a IQR) around the participants' residence. Regarding exposures to PM2.5, associations were observed in linear models and threshold models, the latter having a better performance. The threshold model found an increased risk for preeclampsia of 17% (CI95% 1.01-1.36) and 11% (CI95% 1.03-1.21) for every 10 µg/m3 increase of the pollutant over a threshold of 100 µg/m3 for the entire pregnancy and the second trimester, respectively. CONCLUSION: This doctoral thesis has shown associations between exposure to environmental factors and preeclampsia allowing evidence to support decision making at the public level, both internationally and nationally, since it has quantified the effect that environmental variables have on health of the pregnant woman and the fetus. The results constitute a call to action to evaluate the presence of health risk in the peri-urban areas of Temuco and Padre Las Casas and if any, for example, eliminate dumps to contribute to the improvement in safety and quality of population life. Then, as a starting point to rethink specific interventions based on the health effects of wood as a fuel during pregnancy, given the impact that exposures in intrauterine life have on the entire life course of the population


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Adult , Pre-Eclampsia/epidemiology , Maternal Exposure/statistics & numerical data , Environment , Spatial Analysis , Social Determinants of Health/statistics & numerical data , Pre-Eclampsia/chemically induced , Socioeconomic Factors , Chile/epidemiology , Indicators of Morbidity and Mortality , Cohort Studies , Air Pollution/adverse effects
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Rev. bras. ginecol. obstet ; 41(5): 333-347, May 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1013618

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Abstract Objective To investigate the relationship between maternal exposure to alcohol and low birthweight (LBW). Methods The literature search was performed in January 2017 using the following electronic databases: Medline, Embase, LILACS, SciELO, Web of Science, Scopus, CINHAL, Proquest, and PsychInfo. The search strategy used the following terms: alcohol drinking, binge drinking, alcohol-related disorders, alcoholism, alcohol addiction/ use/abuse/consumption, light/moderate/social/low drinking, low birthweight, case-control studies, retrospective studies, and cohort studies. No restrictions regarding language or publication date were considered. The literature search yielded 2,383 articles, and after screening and eligibility assessment, 39 articles were included in the systematic review, and 38 studies were included in the meta-analysis. Results Maternal alcohol consumption was associated with LBWamong retrospective cohort studies (relative risk [RR] = 1.37; 95%CI [confidence interval]:1.10-1.77; I2 = 98.4%; p < 0.01). Prospective cohort studies (RR = 1.11; 95%CI: 0.98-1.25; I2 = 81.5%; p < 0.01), and case-control studies (odds ration [OR] = 1.16; 95%CI: 0.68-1.97; I2 = 61.2%; p = 0.05) showed no association between alcohol and LBW.No publication bias was identified, and the meta-regression showed that the sample size influenced the high heterogeneity among retrospective cohort studies. The subgroup analysis showed differences in association between groups when compared by sample size, type of adjustment, or crude measures and publication year. Conclusions We have not found an association between alcohol consumption during gestation and LBW in the analysis in all of the subgroups. In addition, we have found a high heterogeneity between the primary studies, which is related to methodological differences in the conduction of these studies.


Resumo Objetivo Investigar a associação entre a exposição maternal ao álcool e o baixo peso ao nascer. Método A busca na literatura ocorreu em janeiro de 2017 nas seguintes bases de dados eletrônicas: Medline, Embase, LILACS, SciELO, Web of Science, Scopus, CINHAL, Proquest, e PsychInfo. A estratégia de busca utilizou os seguintes termos: alcohol drinking, binge drinking, alcohol-related disorders, alcoholism, alcohol addiction/use/ abuse/consumption, light/moderate/social/low drinking, low birthweight, case-control studies, retrospective studies, e cohort studies. Não houve restrição de idioma e ano de publicação. A busca na literatura identificou 2.383 artigos, e depois de analisados conforme os critério de elegibilidade, foram incluídos na revisão sistemática 39 estudos, e 38 estudos foram incluídos na metanálise. Resultados A amostra foi composta por 497.023 gestantes. O consumo materno de álcool foi associado ao baixo peso ao nascer entre os estudos de coorte retrospectiva (risco relativo [RR] = 1,37; IC [intervalo de confiança] 95%: 1,10-1,77; I2 = 98,4%; p < 0,01). Os estudos de coorte prospectiva (RR = 1,11; IC95%: 0,98-1,25; I2 = 81,5%; p < 0,01) e caso-controle (razão de chances [OR, na sigla em inglês] = 1,16; IC95%: 0,68-1,97; I2 = 61,2%; p = 0,05) não apresentaram associação entre o consumo e o desfecho. Não foi identificado viés de publicação, e a metarregressão mostrou que o tamanho da amostra influenciou a heterogeneidade entre os estudos de coorte prospectiva. Na análise por subgrupo, houve diferenças entre os grupos por tamanho de amostra, por tipo de ajuste e por ano de publicação. Conclusão Não encontramos associação entre o consumo e o baixo peso ao nascer em todas as análises por subgrupo. Além disso, encontramos alta heterogeneidade entre os estudos primários, e isto se deve possivelmente às diferenças metodológicas na condução destes estudos.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Alcohol Drinking/adverse effects , Infant, Low Birth Weight , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Prenatal Care , Birth Weight
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Cad. Saúde Pública (Online) ; 35(2): e00041018, 2019. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039414

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O objetivo deste artigo foi avaliar a conformidade entre as recomendações de uso de medicamentos antidepressivos durante a amamentação, presentes em bulas, e as recomendações de fontes bibliográficas baseadas em evidências científicas. Foram avaliadas as bulas padrão de 23 antidepressivos com registro ativo no Brasil. A presença de contraindicação do uso do antidepressivo durante a amamentação foi comparada com as informações presentes no manual técnico do Ministério da Saúde, no livro Medications and Mothers' Milk e nas bases de dados LactMed, Micromedex e UpToDate. Na maioria das bulas (62,5%), o antidepressivo é contraindicado na amamentação. Entre as fontes bibliográficas, esse percentual variou de 0% a 25%. O estudo aponta para baixa conformidade entre bulas e fontes bibliográficas, alertando sobre a necessidade de revisão do conteúdo e forma de apresentação das informações presentes nas bulas dos antidepressivos no Brasil.


This article sought to evaluate the conformity between recommendations regarding antidepressant use during breastfeeding found in drug package inserts with recommendations from science-based bibliographic sources. We evaluated the standard drug package inserts of 23 antidepressants with active registration in Brazil. The presence of contraindications of antidepressant use during breastfeeding was compared with information present in the Brazilian Ministry of Health technical manual, the book Medications and Mothers' Milk and on the databases LactMed, Micromedex and UpToDate. In most drug package inserts (62.5%), antidepressants are contraindicated during breastfeeding. Among bibliographical sources, that percentage varied between 0% and 25%. The study shows a low conformity between drug package inserts and bibliographical sources, alerting to the need for revising the content and presentation of information present in antidepressant drug package inserts in Brazil.


El objetivo de este artículo fue evaluar la conformidad entre las recomendaciones de uso de medicamentos antidepresivos durante la lactancia, presentes en prospectos, y las recomendaciones de fuentes bibliográficas, basadas en evidencias científicas. Se evaluaron los prospectos estándar de 23 antidepresivos con registro activo en Brasil. La presencia de contraindicaciones en el consumo de antidepresivos durante la lactancia se comparó con la información presente en el manual técnico del Ministerio de la Salud, en el libro Medications and Mothers' Milk, y en las bases de datos LactMed, Micromedex y UpToDate. En la mayoría de los prospectos (62,5%), el antidepresivo está contraindicado durante la lactancia. Entre las fuentes bibliográficas el porcentaje varió de 0% a 25%. El estudio señala la escasa conformidad entre prospectos y fuentes bibliográficas, alertando sobre la necesidad de revisión del contenido, así como de la forma de presentación de la información que aparece en los prospectos de los antidepresivos en Brasil.


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Humans , Female , Breast Feeding/adverse effects , Evidence-Based Medicine , Drug Industry/standards , Drug Labeling/standards , Antidepressive Agents/adverse effects , Brazil , Lactation/metabolism , Risk Factors , Drug Monitoring , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Drug Information Services/standards , Antidepressive Agents/administration & dosage
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781569

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BACKGROUND@#There have been inconsistent findings reported on maternal passive smoking during pregnancy and child risk of ADHD. In this study, ADHD symptoms at pre-school age children in association with prenatal passive and active tobacco smoke exposure determined by maternal plasma cotinine levels in the third trimester were investigated.@*METHODS@#This was a follow-up study of the birth cohort: the Hokkaido Study on Environment and Children's Health. Children whose parents answered Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to identify child ADHD symptoms (hyperactivity/inattention and conduct problems) and total difficulties at age 5 years with available maternal plasma cotinine level at the third trimester were included (n = 3216). Cotinine levels were categorized into 4 groups; ≦ 0.21 ng/ml (non-smoker), 0.22-0.51 ng/ml (low-passive smoker), 0.52-11.48 ng/ml (high-passive smoker), and ≧ 11.49 ng/ml (active smoker).@*RESULTS@#Maternal cotinine levels of active smokers were significantly associated with an increased risk of total difficulties (OR = 1.67) and maternal low- and high-passive smoking also increased the risk (OR = 1.11, 1.25, respectively) without statistical significance. Similarly, maternal cotinine levels of active smokers were associated with an increased risk of hyperactivity/inattention (OR = 1.49). Maternal low- and high-passive smoking and active smoking increased the risk of hyperactivity/inattention (OR = 1.45, 1.43, and OR = 1.59, respectively) only in boys.@*CONCLUSION@#Our findings suggested that maternal active smoking during pregnancy may contribute to the increased risk of child total difficulties and hyperactivity/inattention at pre-school age. Pregnant women should be encouraged to quit smoking and avoid exposure to tobacco smoke.


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Adult , Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity , Epidemiology , Psychology , Child, Preschool , Cotinine , Blood , Female , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , Japan , Epidemiology , Male , Maternal Exposure , Mothers , Pregnancy , Pregnancy Trimester, Third , Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects , Epidemiology , Risk , Sex Factors , Tobacco Smoking , Epidemiology
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-777605

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BACKGROUND@#The effects of prenatal exposure to toxic elements on birth outcomes and child development have been an area of concern. This study aimed to assess the profile of prenatal exposure to toxic elements, arsenic (As), bismuth (Bi), cadmium (Cd), mercury (total mercury (THg), methylmercury (MHg), inorganic mercury (IHg)), lead (Pb), antimony (Sb) and tin (Sn), and essential trace elements, copper (Cu), selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn), using the maternal blood, cord blood and placenta in the Tohoku Study of Child Development of Japan (N = 594-650).@*METHODS@#Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry was used to determine the concentrations of these elements (except mercury). Levels of THg and MeHg were measured using cold vapour atomic absorption spectrophotometry and a gas chromatograph-electron capture detector, respectively.@*RESULTS@#Median concentrations (25th-75th) of As, Cd, Pb, Sb, Sn and THg in the maternal blood were 4.06 (2.68-6.81), 1.18 (0.74-1.79), 10.8 (8.65-13.5), 0.2 (0.06-0.40) and 0.2 (0.1-0.38) ng mL and 5.42 (3.89-7.59) ng g, respectively. Median concentrations (25th-75th) of As, Cd, Pb, Sb, Sn and THg in the cord blood were 3.68 (2.58-5.25), 0.53 (0.10-1.25), 9.89 (8.02-12.5), 0.39 (0.06-0.92) and 0.2 (0.2-0.38) ng mL and 9.96 (7.05-13.8) ng g, respectively.@*CONCLUSIONS@#THg and Sb levels in the cord blood were twofold higher than those in the maternal blood. Cord blood to maternal blood ratios for As, Cd and Sb widely varied between individuals. To understand the effects of prenatal exposure, further research regarding the variations of placental transfer of elements is necessary.


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Adult , Female , Fetal Blood , Chemistry , Humans , Japan , Maternal Exposure , Maternal-Fetal Exchange , Metals , Blood , Placenta , Chemistry , Pregnancy , Blood , Trace Elements , Blood , Urban Health
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-777467

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Curcumae Rhizoma is a Chinese medicinal herb that is contraindicated during pregnancy. Cold-congelation and blood-stasis are corresponding syndromes to Curcumae Rhizoma. Whether syndrome-based treatment is associated with developmental neurotoxicity of Curcumae Rhizoma remains to be unclear. To verify the theory of traditional Chinese medicine of "syndrome-based treatment during pregnancy", the present study induced the mice blood stasis model by immersing mice in ice water. Pregnant C57 BL/6 wild type(WT) mice and pregnant Nrf2 knock out(KO) mice were randomly divided into control groups and Rhizoma Curcumae exposure groups. The mice were exposed to Rhizoma Curcumae during day 5 to day 18 after pregnancy. The neurodevelopment was examined to evaluate the differences of developmental neurotoxicity between normal and blood-stasis pregnant mice exposed to Rhizoma Curcumae. caspase-3 and caspase-9 activity in brain of the offspring were measured by colorimetric assays. Bcl-2 mRNA and protein expression in brain of the offspring were examined by Real-time RT-PCR and Western blot, respectively. According to the findings, C57 BL/6 mice exposed to Rhizoma Curcumae(10.0 g·kg~(-1)) had a longer positive occurring time of the surface righting reflex test of offspring and higher caspase-3 and caspase-9 activities in brain of offspring, compared with the normal control group, but with no significant change in those of blood-stasis pregnant mice offspring. However, mice exposed to Rhizoma Curcumae(10.0 g·kg~(-1)) showed no change in Bcl-2 gene expression and p38 MAPK phosphorylation in brain of the offspring. Nrf2 gene knockout using CRISPR/Cas9 resulted in a longer positive occurring time of the surface righting reflex test of offspring and higher caspase-3 and caspase-9 activities in brain of offspring. In conclusion, developmental neurotoxicity of the blood-stasis pregnant mice exposed to Rhizoma Curcumae was weaker than that of the normal pregnant mice. Nrf2 activation involved in the phenomenon of Rhizoma Curcumae of "syndrome-based treatment during pregnancy", but the upstream signal pathway mechanism value shall be further investigated.


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Animals , Apoptosis , Brain , Caspases , Genetics , Curcuma , Chemistry , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Pharmacology , Female , Maternal Exposure , Mice , Mice, Inbred C57BL , Mice, Knockout , NF-E2-Related Factor 2 , Genetics , Pregnancy , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Genetics , Random Allocation , Rhizome , Chemistry , Signal Transduction
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-777632

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BACKGROUND@#We aimed to examine the association of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke with dental caries among preschool children. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was assessed in terms of urinary cotinine concentrations and pack-years of exposure to smoking by parents and other family members at home.@*METHODS@#This cross-sectional study included 405 preschool children aged 3-6 years from two preschools in Japan in 2006. Information on the smoking habits of family members living with the child was obtained from parent-administered questionnaires. Dental examination was conducted to assess dental caries, that is, decayed and/or filled teeth. Urinary cotinine levels were measured using first-void morning urine samples.@*RESULTS@#Overall, 31.1% of the children had dental caries, and 29.5% had decayed teeth. Exposure to current maternal and paternal smoking was positively associated with the presence of dental caries after controlling for covariates. More than three pack-years of exposure to maternal smoking and more than five pack-years of exposure to smoking by all family members were significantly associated with the presence of dental caries as compared with no exposure (odds ratio [OR] = 5.55, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.17-14.22, P for trend < 0.001 and OR = 2.00, 95% CI = 1.12-3.58, P for trend = 0.004, respectively). These exposure variables were similarly associated with the presence of decayed teeth (OR = 2.92, 95% CI = 1.23-6.96, P for trend = 0.01 and OR = 1.75, 95% CI = 0.96-3.20, P for trend = 0.03, respectively). As compared with lowest tertile of the urinary cotinine level, the highest tertile of the urinary cotinine level was significantly associated with the presence of dental caries as well as decayed teeth; the ORs for the highest vs. lowest tertile of urinary cotinine levels were 3.10 (95% CI = 1.71-5.63, P for trend = 0.012) and 2.02 (95% CI = 1.10-3.70, P for trend = 0.10), respectively.@*CONCLUSIONS@#These data suggest that exposure to tobacco smoke may have a dose-dependent influence on the development of caries.


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Child , Child, Preschool , Cotinine , Urine , Cross-Sectional Studies , Dental Caries , Epidemiology , Female , Humans , Japan , Epidemiology , Logistic Models , Male , Maternal Exposure , Parents , Paternal Exposure , Risk Factors , Surveys and Questionnaires , Tobacco Smoke Pollution , Tobacco Smoking , Epidemiology
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Int. j. morphol ; 37(1): 87-92, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-990010

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SUMMARY: This study aimed to investigate the toxic effects of cigarette smoke exposure on lung and the protective role of Omega 3 and Vitamin D against these toxic effects biochemically and histologically. 28 pregnant Wistar Albino rats were divided into four groups. The first group was control group; the second group was exposed to smoke of 10 cigarette by puff device 2 hours/day after pregnancy; the third group was exposed to cigarette smoke together with Omega 3 (0.5 mg/kg/day) and the fourth group was exposed to cigarette smoke together with vitamin D (42 microgram/kg/day). Finally, lung tissue sections of the newborn rats were stained with Hemotoxilen eosine and Masson tricromite. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and Fluorescent Oxidation Products (FOU) levels were measured. Fetal weights and the number of fetuses were significantly lower in the group received only cigarette smoke (both p<0.001). Histopathologically, pulmonary volume, number of developed alveols and parenchyma elasticity decreased significantly, meanwhile interstitial tissue increased, elastin and collagen did not develop adequately. Histopathologic changes significantly decreased in the group given Omega 3 and Vitamin D. Statistically, MDA and FOU levels were found to be higher in the group exposed to cigarette smoke compared to the control group, and MDA and FOU levels were lower in the group given Omega 3 along with cigarette smoke (p<0.001). Cigarette smoke caused histologically significant damage to fetal lung tissue, oxidative stress and increased MDA and FOU levels. This damage was significantly reduced with Omega 3 and Vitamine D supplementation. Omega 3 is an important antioxidant; vitamin D has no significant antioxidant effect.


RESUMEN: Este estudio tuvo como objetivo investigar los efectos tóxicos de la exposición al humo de cigarrillo en el pulmón, y el papel protector de Omega 3 y la Vitamina D contra esos efectos. 28 ratas Wistar albino preñadas fueron separadas en cuatro grupos. El primer grupo grupo control; el segundo grupo estuvo expuesto al humo de 10 cigarrillos por dispositivo de inhalación 2 horas / día después de la preñez; el tercer grupo se expuso al humo del cigarrillo junto con Omega 3 (0,5 mg / kg / día) y el cuarto grupo se expuso al humo del cigarrillo junto con vitamina D (42 microgramos / kg / día). Secciones de tejido pulmonar de las ratas recién nacidas se tiñeron con Hematoxilina Eosina y tricrómico de Masson. Se midieron los niveles de malondialdehído (MDA) y productos de oxidación fluorescente (POF). Los pesos fetales y el número de fetos fueron significativamente más bajos en el grupo que recibió solamente humo de cigarrillo (ambos p <0,001). Histopatológicamente, el volumen pulmonar, el número de alveolos desarrollados y la elasticidad del parénquima disminuyeron significativamente; mientras que el tejido intersticial aumentó y la elastina y el colágeno no se desarrollaron adecuadamente. Los cambios histopatológicos disminuyeron significativamente en el grupo que recibió Omega 3 y Vitamina D. Estadísticamente, se encontró que los niveles de MDA y POF eran más altos en el grupo expuesto al humo de cigarrillo en comparación con el grupo control, además los niveles de MDA y POF fueron más bajos en el grupo que recibió Omega 3 junto con el humo del cigarrillo (p <0,001). El humo del cigarrillo causó daños histológicamente significativos en el tejido pulmonar fetal, el estrés oxidativo y el aumento de los niveles de MDA y FOU. Este daño se redujo significativamente con los suplementos de Omega 3 y Vitamina D. El omega 3 es un importante antioxidante; la vitamina D no tiene ningún efecto antioxidante significativo.


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Animals , Female , Pregnancy , Rats , Vitamin D/administration & dosage , Fatty Acids, Omega-3/administration & dosage , Maternal Exposure/adverse effects , Lung Injury/prevention & control , Nicotine/toxicity , Smoke/adverse effects , Analysis of Variance , Rats, Wistar , Oxidative Stress , Lung Injury/chemically induced , Lung Injury/pathology , Fetus/drug effects , Fluorescence , Animals, Newborn , Malondialdehyde/analysis
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