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Prevalence of Depression During Pregnancy: Systematic Review
TLDR
Rates of depression, especially during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, are substantial, and clinical and economic studies to estimate maternal and fetal consequences are needed.
Measurement of cortisol in human hair as a biomarker of systemic exposure.
TLDR
The correlation of hair cortisol with 24-hour urine cortisol supports its relevance as biomarker for long-term exposure and determines a reference range for non-obese subjects.
The burden of prenatal exposure to alcohol: revised measurement of cost.
  • B. Stade, A. Ali, G. Koren
  • Medicine, Political Science
    The Canadian journal of clinical pharmacology…
  • 2009
TLDR
Inclusion of infants aged 0 to 1 years, adults beyond the age of 21 years and costs associated with residing in institutions provided a more accurate estimate of the costs of FASD.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Case Ms. L, a 32-year-old G5 P2 A2 (gravida 5, para 2, abortions 2) woman, is admitted to hospital because of premature rupture of membranes at an estimated 34 weeks of gestation. She has had only
Colchicine poisoning: the dark side of an ancient drug
TLDR
Although colchicine poisoning is relatively uncommon, it is imperative to recognize its features as it is associated with a high mortality rate when missed and should be suspected in patients with access to the drug and the typical toxidrome (gastroenteritis, hypotension, lactic acidosis, and prerenal azotemia).
Child development following exposure to tricyclic antidepressants or fluoxetine throughout fetal life: a prospective, controlled study.
TLDR
Exposure to tricyclic antidepressants or fluoxetine throughout gestation does not appear to adversely affect cognition, language development, or the temperament of preschool and early-school children, whereas mothers' depression is associated with less cognitive and language achievement by their children.
The impact of maternal depression during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
TLDR
Maternal depression during pregnancy is associated with increased odds for premature delivery and decreased breastfeeding initiation; however, the effects are modest.
Stress pathways to spontaneous preterm birth: the role of stressors, psychological distress, and stress hormones.
TLDR
Neither maternal plasma CRH, hair cortisol, nor placental histopathologic features of infection/inflammation, infarction, or maternal vasculopathy were significantly associated with pregnancy-related anxiety or any other stress or distress measure, suggesting the biologic pathways underlying stress-induced preterm birth remain poorly understood.
Social cognitive and emotion processing abilities of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a comparison with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
TLDR
Difficulties in social cognition and emotion processing in children with FASDs may contribute to their high incidence of social behavioral problems.
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