Joan Forns
Pompeu Fabra University
Publications 95
#1Marion MortamaisH-Index: 10
#2Jesús PujolH-Index: 49
Last.Jordi SunyerH-Index: 95
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Abstract Objective Air pollution (AP) may affect neurodevelopment, but studies about the effects of AP on the growing human brain are still scarce. We aimed to investigate the effects of prenatal exposure to AP on lateral ventricles (LV) and corpus callosum (CC) volumes in children and to determine whether the induced brain changes are associated with behavioral problems. Methods Among the children recruited through a set of representative schools of the city of Barcelona, (Spain) in the Brain D...
#1Joan FornsH-Index: 25
Last.Manel Pladevall (HFHS: Henry Ford Health System)H-Index: 19
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#1Natalia Vilor-Tejedor (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 8
#2Silvia Alemany (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 10
Last.Juan R. González (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 41
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Objective: ADHD consists of a count of symptoms that often presents heterogeneity due to overdispersion and excess of zeros. Statistical inference is usually based on a dichotomous outcome that is underpowered. The main goal of this study was to determine a suited probability distribution to analyze ADHD symptoms in Imaging Genetic studies. Method: We used two independent population samples of children to evaluate the consistency of the standard probability distributions based on count data for ...
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#1Joan FornsH-Index: 25
#2Anton PottegårdH-Index: 22
Last.Johan Reutfors (Karolinska University Hospital)H-Index: 14
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Background We aimed to describe patterns of use and characteristics of 10 commonly used antidepressants for the period 2009–2014 in Denmark, Germany, Spain, and Sweden. Methods Adult initiators from 2009 to 2014 of each study antidepressant were identified in four countries using five data sources: the Danish National registers, GePaRD (Germany), EpiChron (Aragon, Spain), SIDIAP (Catalonia, Spain), and the Swedish National Registers. The study included 10 study antidepressants: citalopram, escit...
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#1Manel Pladevall-Vila (HFHS: Henry Ford Health System)H-Index: 2
#2Anton Pottegård (University of Southern Denmark)H-Index: 22
Last.Susana Perez-GutthannH-Index: 18
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Background Agomelatine is a melatonin receptor agonist and serotonin 5-HT2C receptor antagonist indicated for depression in adults. Hepatotoxic reactions like acute liver injury (ALI) are an identified risk in the European risk management plan for agomelatine. Hepatotoxic reactions have been reported for other antidepressants, but population studies quantifying these risks are scarce. Antidepressants are widely prescribed, and users often have risk factors for ALI (e.g. metabolic syndrome).
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#1Virissa Lenters (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 4
#2Nina Iszatt (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 9
Last.Merete Eggesbø (FHI: Norwegian Institute of Public Health)H-Index: 32
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Background: Numerous ubiquitous environmental chemicals are established or suspected neurotoxicants, and infants are exposed to a mixture of these during the critical period of brain maturation. However, evidence for associations with the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is sparse. We investigated early-life chemical exposures in relation to ADHD. Methods: We used a birth cohort of 2606 Norwegian mother–child pairs enrolled 2002–2009 (HUMIS), and studied a subset of 1199 p...
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Objective Sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) is a cluster of symptoms associated with poor function in various domains of major life activities that may comprise a novel attention disorder distinct from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Nevertheless, very little is known about the neural substrate of SCT in children. The present study aimed to examine associations between SCT symptoms and brain structure and function in school-aged children. Method We performed a cross-sectional MRI s...
#1Joan FornsH-Index: 25
#2Jordi SunyerH-Index: 95
Last.Mònica GuxensH-Index: 35
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Background:Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may increase attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children, but findings have been inconsistent. We aimed to study this association in a collaborative study of eight European population-based birth/child cohorts, including
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