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Depression during and after pregnancy can have a negative impact on women’s quality of life and on the development of the newborn child. Interventions have been shown to have a positive influence on both mothers and children. Predictive factors for depressive symptoms might possibly be able to identify groups that are at high risk. The aim of this study was(More)
OBJECTIVE Several genetic variants have been validated as risk factors for ovarian cancer. Endometriosis has also been described as a risk factor for ovarian cancer. Identifying genetic risk factors that are common to the two diseases might help improve our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis potentially linking the two conditions. METHODS In a(More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies indicate that altered serotonergic transmission may be a risk factor for depression in the peripartum period. The aim of this study was to investigate whether genetic polymorphisms in the TPH2 gene, the gene product of which is the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of serotonin in the central nervous system, are(More)
To compare depressiveness scores, both during and after pregnancy, with the delivery mode (DM). In a longitudinal, prospective study, standardized questionnaires for the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale were presented to 1,100 women and used to assess the presence and severity of depressiveness at three time points: prenatal, from the 30th gestational(More)
Treatment decisions in oncology are based on a balance between the efficacy of therapy and its side effects. Patients with metastases and patients with a limited prognosis are a particular challenge, since communication about the disease situation and the expected therapeutic benefit is difficult not only for patients, but also for physicians. The aim of(More)
Feeding patterns of 116 urban black infants were studied from 3 weeks to 6 months of age. Dietary data were collected using a diet history and a food frequency checklist completed by trained interviewers at each well child clinic visit at 3 weeks and at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. At 3 weeks, 20% of the infants were solely breast fed, 58% were formula fed,(More)
OBJECTIVE The symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR) are frequently evoked when individuals with AR perform daily activities. Thus, AR may interfere the optimal participation in daily life, negatively impact the patient's productivity and quality of life (QOL). While most studies refer to adult with AR, this pilot study examined participation of children with(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes of the stress hormone signaling pathway, specifically FKBP5, NR3C1, and CRHR1, are associated with depressive symptoms during and after pregnancy. METHODS The Franconian Maternal Health Evaluation Study (FRAMES) recruited healthy pregnant women(More)
AIM Identification of women with moderate alcohol abuse during pregnancy is difficult. We correlated self-reported alcohol consumption during pregnancy and patient characteristics with objective alcohol indicators measured in fetal meconium. METHODS A total of 557 women singleton births and available psychological tests, obstetric data and meconium(More)
This paper explores two hypotheses: first, that household structure, the people who live in one's household, and perceived family, the people one considers members of one's family, are different entities among urban black pregnant women; and second, that the perceived family is a stronger predictor of social, psychological, and health outcomes than is(More)
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