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Long-term effects of premature birth on somatic development in women through adolescence and adulthood:

Published on Jan 1, 2018in Journal of International Medical Research 1.02
· DOI :10.1177/0300060517714369
Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw),
Aleksandra Pituch-Zdanowska2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Medical University of Warsaw)
+ 2 AuthorsAleksander Ronikier1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw)
ObjectivesTo evaluate the long-term consequences of preterm birth on anthropometric parameters in women in adolescence and into adulthood.MethodsSeventy girls born preterm (age 12.22 ± 1.52 years) and 48 born at term participated in the first stage. Eighteen years later, 13 of the same women participated in a follow-up and were compared with a control group of 27 women. We compared anthropometric results across the two examinations, and in the second stage, also assessed body composition using bioelectrical impedance analysis.ResultsNo significant differences were found in anthropometric parameters or the content of individual components of the body between the preterm-born and control groups. However, the preterm-born group showed a tendency for higher average fat mass and lower fat-free and soft lean mass compared with the control group, and had a significantly higher mean waist–hip ratio.ConclusionsPreterm birth does not adversely affect somatic development in girls during adolescence, but shows a corr...
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Published on Mar 17, 2015in PLOS ONE 2.77
Frank M. Schmidt12
Estimated H-index: 12
Julia Weschenfelder3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 11 AuthorsMichael Stumvoll85
Estimated H-index: 85
(Leipzig University)
Context Chronic systemic inflammation in obesity originates from local immune responses in visceral adipose tissue. However, assessment of a broad range of inflammation-mediating cytokines and their relationship to physical activity and adipometrics has scarcely been reported to date.
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Published on Nov 20, 2013in PLOS ONE 2.77
Sarah Mathai7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Auckland),
José G. B. Derraik22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Auckland)
+ 5 AuthorsPaul Hofman60
Estimated H-index: 60
(University of Auckland)
Background Preterm birth is associated with abnormalities in growth, body composition, and metabolism during childhood, but adult data are scarce and none exist for their offspring. We therefore aimed to examine body composition and cardiovascular risk factors in adults born preterm and their children. Methods A cohort of 52 adults (aged 35.7 years, 54% female, 31 born preterm) and their term-born children (n=61, aged 8.0 years, 54% female, 60% from a preterm parent) were studied. Auxology and b...
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Published on Aug 1, 2013in Thorax 9.65
Maria Vollsæter8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Bergen),
Ola Røksund18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Haukeland University Hospital)
+ 2 AuthorsThomas Halvorsen21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Bergen)
Background As a result of advances in perinatal care, more small preterm infants survive. There are concerns that preterm birth and its treatments may harm pulmonary development and thereby lead to chronic airway obstruction in adulthood. Objective To assess the development of spirometric lung function variables from mid-childhood to adulthood after extreme preterm birth. Methods Two population-based cohorts born at gestational age ≤28 weeks or with birth weight ≤1000 g performed lung function t...
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Published on Apr 1, 2013in Pediatrics 5.51
James R.C. Parkinson16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Imperial College London),
Matthew J. Hyde15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Imperial College London)
+ 2 AuthorsNeena Modi40
Estimated H-index: 40
(Imperial College London)
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is associated with features of the metabolic syndrome in later life. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies reporting markers of the metabolic syndrome in adults born preterm. METHODS: Reports of metabolic syndrome–associated features in adults (≥18 years of age) born at RESULTS: Twenty-seven studies, comprising a combined total of 17 030 preterm and 295 261 term-born adults, were included. In adults, preterm birth was associated with significantl...
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Published on Feb 1, 2013in Cytokine 3.51
Amany El-Wakkad4
Estimated H-index: 4
Nayera E. Hassan4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 1 AuthorsSalwa Refat El-Zayat2
Estimated H-index: 2
Abstract Several studies have investigated the correlation between central obesity and inflammatory cytokines and the anti-inflammatory cytokine adiponectin. But, the correlation between central obesity and the anti-inflammatory cytokines IL-4, IL-5 has not been studied yet. Thus, we aimed to study the IL-4 and IL-5 correlation to central obesity in adolescent Egyptian girls among proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines. The study was carried out on 86 obese adolescent girls (BMI > 95 pe...
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Published on Jan 1, 2013in Journal of Obesity
Benno Krachler1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Umeå University),
Eszter Völgyi13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Jyväskylä)
+ 3 AuthorsSulin Cheng41
Estimated H-index: 41
(SUS: Shanghai University of Sport)
Objective. To determine whether categories of obesity based on BMI and an anthropometry-based estimate of fat mass percentage (FM% equation) have similar discriminative ability for markers of cardiometabolic risk as measurements of FM% by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bioimpedance analysis (BIA). Design and Methods. A study of 40–79-year-old male () and female () Finns. Weight, height, blood pressure, triacylglycerols, HDL cholesterol, and fasting blood glucose were measured. Body co...
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Published on Apr 1, 2012in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 5.79
Petra E. Breukhoven4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Boston Children's Hospital),
Gerthe F. Kerkhof8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Boston Children's Hospital)
+ 1 AuthorsAnita Hokken-Koelega22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Boston Children's Hospital)
Context: Associations between small size at birth and abnormal cardiovascular parameters in later life have been reported. It is, however, unknown whether the effect of a small size at birth on cardiovascular risk factors in later life is due to a small size for gestational age or due to prematurity. Due to advances in neonatal care, survival of preterm infants has significantly improved, and nowadays an increasing number of these children reach adulthood. It is, therefore, of increasing importa...
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Published on Feb 1, 2012in Hypertension 6.82
Femke de Jong1
Estimated H-index: 1
Michael C. Monuteaux60
Estimated H-index: 60
+ 2 AuthorsMandy B. Belfort21
Estimated H-index: 21
Lower birth weight because of fetal growth restriction is associated with higher blood pressure later in life, but the extent to which preterm birth (
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Published on Apr 1, 2010in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 6.54
Patrick Mathieu46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Laval University),
Isabelle Lemieux45
Estimated H-index: 45
(Laval University),
Jean-Pierre Després110
Estimated H-index: 110
(Laval University)
Obesity, a highly prevalent condition, is heterogeneous with regard to its impact on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Epidemiological observations and metabolic investigations have consistently demonstrated that the accumulation of excess visceral fat is related to an increased risk of CVD as well as several metabolic and inflammatory perturbations. In the past decade, data from several studies have served to emphasize that atherosclerosis has an inflammatory component that may contribute to s...
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Published on Mar 1, 2010in Pediatric Nephrology 2.63
Mandy G. Keijzer-Veen11
Estimated H-index: 11
Arzu Dülger1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsBert J. van der Heijden14
Estimated H-index: 14
Children born very prematurely who show intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) are suggested to be at risk of developing high blood pressure as adults. Renal function may already be impaired by young adult age. To study whether very preterm birth affects blood pressure in young adults, we measured 24-h ambulatory blood pressure (Spacelabs™ 90207 device) and renin concentration in 50 very premature individuals (<32 weeks of gestation), either small (SGA) or appropriate (AGA) for gestational age (...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in The Journal of Pediatrics 3.67
Panagiota Markopoulou (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Eleni Papanikolaou8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
+ 2 AuthorsTania Siahanidou12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Objective To determine if preterm birth is associated with components of the metabolic syndrome in adult life. Study design A structured literature search was performed using PubMed. All comparative studies reported metabolic and cardiovascular outcomes in adults (≥18 years of age) born preterm ( Results Forty-three studies were included, including a combined total of 18 295 preterm and 294 063 term-born adults. Prematurity was associated with significantly higher fat mass ( P = .03), SBP ( P P ...
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