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Maternal immune activation induces sustained changes in fetal microglia motility

Researchers at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine have revealed that alterations in fetal microglia resulting from maternal inflammation could contribute towards the onset of developmental and psychiatric disorders. The research team including Ph.D. student Ozaki Kana and Professor Yamada Hideto from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology observed that infant mice that were […]

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CDC releases first data on maternal mortality since 2007

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics has released the first national data on maternal mortality since 2007. The data are presented in three National Vital Statistics Reports. A consensus process was recommended for all states to add a standardized checkbox to improve identification of maternal death in 2003. […]

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Model fails to predict risk for maternal ICU admission

(HealthDay)—A predictive model that uses prenatal risk factors to help identify women at higher risk for admission to the maternal intensive care unit (ICU) has low positive predictive value, according to a study published online July 9 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Robert M. Rossi, M.D., from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and colleagues […]

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Maternal glucose in pregnancy tied to child’s glucose outcomes

(HealthDay)—In utero exposure to higher levels of maternal glucose is associated with higher glucose levels and insulin resistance during childhood, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes Care. Denise M. Scholtens, Ph.D., from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues conducted follow-up with the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy […]