Contact HealthDay
Tel: 203.855.1400 or E-mail

News By Specialty

Allergy
Anesthesiology
Cardiology
Cosmetic Surgery
Critical Care
Dermatology
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Gastroenterology
Geriatrics
Hematology & Oncology
HIV & AIDS
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine
Nephrology
Neurology
Nursing
OBGYN & Women's Health
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Otolaryngology
Pain Management
Pathology
Pediatrics
Pharmacy
Psychiatry
Pulmonology
Radiology
Rheumatology
Surgery
Urology

Follow us on:

    


e-Healthcare Leadership Awards


Asthma During Pregnancy Linked to Disease in Offspring
Higher risk of infectious and respiratory diseases

MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of diseases in offspring, such as infectious and respiratory diseases, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Pediatrics.

Marion Tegethoff, Ph.D., from the University of Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues examined the association between asthma during pregnancy and offspring diseases in 66,712 mother-child pairs (born between 1996 and 2002) from the Danish National Birth Cohort, where 6.2 percent of women suffered from asthma during pregnancy.

The researchers found that, after controlling for potential confounders, asthma during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of offspring with infectious and parasitic diseases (hazard ratio [HR], 1.34), and diseases of the nervous system (HR, 1.43), ear (HR, 1.33), respiratory system (HR, 1.43), and skin (HR, 1.39). There was also a potential association with an increased risk of endocrine and metabolic disorders, diseases of the digestive system, and malformations.

"In line with previous data on selected outcomes, asthma during pregnancy may be a risk factor for numerous offspring diseases, suggesting that careful monitoring of women with asthma during pregnancy and their offspring is important," Tegethoff and colleagues conclude.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)



Copyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

July 28, 2014

Archive Search

By Keyword:
By Category:
By Topic:

Related Articles

Telling Preschoolers Foods Are Good for Them May Backfire

Survey IDs Patients' Views on Health Care Provider Quality

Maternal Gestational Weight Tied to Offspring's Asthma Risk

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment

Biologic Treatments for RA Carry Similar Infection Risk

AUGS/IUGA: Pelvic Floor Disorder Common in Female Triathletes