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Short and long term health effects of parental tobacco smoking during pregnancy and lactation: a descriptive review

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Translational Medicine, October 2015
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Short and long term health effects of parental tobacco smoking during pregnancy and lactation: a descriptive review
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Journal of Translational Medicine, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12967-015-0690-y
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G. Banderali, A. Martelli, M. Landi, F. Moretti, F. Betti, G. Radaelli, C. Lassandro, E. Verduci


A great deal of attention has been focused on adverse effects of tobacco smoking on conception, pregnancy, fetal, and child health. The aim of this paper is to discuss the current evidence regarding short and long-term health effects on child health of parental smoking during pregnancy and lactation and the potential underlying mechanisms. Studies were searched on MEDLINE(®) and Cochrane database inserting, individually and using the Boolean ANDs and ORs, 'pregnancy', 'human lactation', 'fetal growth', 'metabolic outcomes', 'obesity', 'cardiovascular outcomes', 'blood pressure', 'brain development', 'respiratory outcomes', 'maternal or paternal or parental tobacco smoking', 'nicotine'. Publications coming from the reference list of studies were also considered from MEDLINE. All sources were retrieved between 2015-01-03 and 2015-31-05. There is overall consistency in literature about negative effects of fetal and postnatal exposure to parental tobacco smoking on several outcomes: preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems, obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, impaired lung function, asthma and wheezing. While maternal smoking during pregnancy plays a major role on adverse postnatal outcomes, it may also cumulate negatively with smoking during lactation and with second-hand smoking exposure. Although this review was not strictly designed as a systematic review and the PRISMA Statement was not fully applied it may benefit the reader with a promptly and friendly readable update of the matter. This review strengthens the need to plan population health policies aimed to implement educational programs to hopefully minimize tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and lactation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ethiopia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Unknown 381 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 77 20%
Student > Master 72 19%
Researcher 43 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 30 8%
Other 67 17%
Unknown 62 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 116 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 73 19%
Psychology 20 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 4%
Social Sciences 13 3%
Other 59 15%
Unknown 88 23%

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