Panchalli Wang

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BACKGROUND Preterm birth is a significant cause of newborn morbidity and mortality and strains society's healthcare resources due to its long-term effects on the health of the newborn. Prenatal maternal quality of life (QoL) may be related to the occurrence of preterm birth and low birthweight infants. Few studies, however, have investigated maternal QoL,(More)
OBJECTIVES to understand the trends in, and relationships between, maternal stress, depressive symptoms and anxiety in pregnancy and post partum. DESIGN a prospective longitudinal survey study was undertaken to explore maternal psychological distress throughout the perinatal period. The participants were recruited after 24 completed weeks of gestation,(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse effects of maternal mental distress during pregnancy have been extensively investigated, but the impact of prenatal maternal mental distress at various time periods during pregnancy on birth outcomes is rarely discussed. By understanding the relationship between maternal mental distress and unfavourable birth outcomes throughout(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of different diagnostic thresholds for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on pregnancy outcomes is not fully understood. Degrees of glucose intolerance according to the Carpenter-Coustan (CC) criteria were less severe than the National Diabetes Data Group (NDDG) criteria for GDM. Recent studies have shown inconsistent results(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate the associations among the mid-pregnancy glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level, gestational diabetes (GDM), and risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women without overt diabetes and with positive 50-g, 1-h glucose challenge test (GCT) results (140 mg/dL or greater). METHODS This prospective study(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between abnormal degrees of oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) results and pregnancy outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 7513 singleton pregnancies screened for gestational diabetes mellitus were enrolled in this retrospective observational study. The pregnancy outcomes of six different groups with(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the effects of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on the indicators of glucose homeostasis during pregnancy. METHODS A total of 3589 non-diabetic pregnant women who underwent a 3-h 100-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) were enrolled from a tertiary teaching hospital in Chiayi City, Taiwan between 2006 and 2014. Fasting, 1-h, 2-h,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) on borderline glucose intolerance (BGI) in pregnant Taiwanese women. METHODS A total of 5194 singleton pregnant women were enrolled in this prospective, non-randomized study. The participants were subjected to the 50 g 1-h glucose challenge test (GCT) and 100 g 3-h oral glucose(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of prior food ingestion on the predictive value of a screening test for gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS This prospective, nonrandomized study enrolled 1,387 pregnant women who underwent the 50-g glucose challenge test. Gestational diabetes mellitus was diagnosed according to the National Diabetes Data Group(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that the time of day (TD) of glucose measurement and the fasting duration (FD) influence the glucose levels in adults. Few studies have examined the effects of the TD and FD on the glucose level following a 1-hour, 50-gram glucose challenge test (GCT) in pregnant women in screening for or diagnosing gestational(More)