In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes

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In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes. / Vafeiadi, Marina; Agramunt, Silvia; Pedersen, Marie; Besselink, Harrie; Chatzi, Leda; Fthenou, Eleni; Fleming, Sarah; Hardie, Laura J; Wright, John; Knudsen, Lisbeth E.; Nielsen, Jeanette K S; Sunyer, Jordi; Carreras, Ramon; Brunborg, Gunnar; Gutzkow, Kristine B; Nygaard, Unni C; Løvik, Martinus; Kyrtopoulos, Soterios A; Segerbäck, Dan; Merlo, Domenico F; Kleinjans, Jos C; Vrijheid, Martine; Kogevinas, Manolis; NewGeneris Consortium.

In: Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), Vol. 25, No. 2, 03.2014, p. 215-24.

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Vafeiadi, M, Agramunt, S, Pedersen, M, Besselink, H, Chatzi, L, Fthenou, E, Fleming, S, Hardie, LJ, Wright, J, Knudsen, LE, Nielsen, JKS, Sunyer, J, Carreras, R, Brunborg, G, Gutzkow, KB, Nygaard, UC, Løvik, M, Kyrtopoulos, SA, Segerbäck, D, Merlo, DF, Kleinjans, JC, Vrijheid, M, Kogevinas, M & NewGeneris Consortium 2014, 'In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes', Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 215-24. https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000046

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Vafeiadi, M., Agramunt, S., Pedersen, M., Besselink, H., Chatzi, L., Fthenou, E., ... NewGeneris Consortium (2014). In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 25(2), 215-24. https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000046

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Vafeiadi M, Agramunt S, Pedersen M, Besselink H, Chatzi L, Fthenou E et al. In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). 2014 Mar;25(2):215-24. https://doi.org/10.1097/EDE.0000000000000046

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Vafeiadi, Marina ; Agramunt, Silvia ; Pedersen, Marie ; Besselink, Harrie ; Chatzi, Leda ; Fthenou, Eleni ; Fleming, Sarah ; Hardie, Laura J ; Wright, John ; Knudsen, Lisbeth E. ; Nielsen, Jeanette K S ; Sunyer, Jordi ; Carreras, Ramon ; Brunborg, Gunnar ; Gutzkow, Kristine B ; Nygaard, Unni C ; Løvik, Martinus ; Kyrtopoulos, Soterios A ; Segerbäck, Dan ; Merlo, Domenico F ; Kleinjans, Jos C ; Vrijheid, Martine ; Kogevinas, Manolis ; NewGeneris Consortium. / In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes. In: Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). 2014 ; Vol. 25, No. 2. pp. 215-24.

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title = "In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Maternal exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds may affect fetal growth and development. We evaluated the association between in utero dioxin-like activity and birth outcomes in a prospective European mother-child study.METHODS: We measured dioxin-like activity in maternal and cord blood plasma samples collected at delivery using the Dioxin-Responsive Chemically Activated LUciferase eXpression (DR CALUX) bioassay in 967 mother-child pairs, in Denmark, Greece, Norway, Spain, and England. Multiple linear regression models were used to investigate the associations with birth weight, gestational age, and head circumference.RESULTS: Plasma dioxin-like activity was higher in maternal sample than in cord samples. Birth weight was lower with medium (-58 g [95{\%} confidence interval (CI) = -176 to 62]) and high (-82 g [-216 to 53]) tertiles of exposure (cord blood) compared with the lowest tertile. Gestational age was shorter by approximately half a week in the highest compared with the lowest (-0.4 weeks [95{\%} CI = -0.8 to -0.1]). This association was stronger in boys than in girls, although the statistical evidence for interaction was weak (P = 0.22). Analysis based on CALUX-toxic equivalents expressed per milliliter of plasma showed similar trends. We found no association between dioxin-like activity in maternal plasma and birth outcomes.CONCLUSIONS: Results from this international general population study suggest an association between low-level prenatal dioxin-like activity and shorter gestational age, particularly in boys, with weaker associations for birth weight.",
keywords = "Adult, Biological Assay, Birth Weight, Dioxins, Environmental Pollutants, Europe, Female, Fetal Blood, Gestational Age, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Linear Models, Male, Maternal Exposure, Pregnancy, Premature Birth, Prospective Studies, Sex Factors",
author = "Marina Vafeiadi and Silvia Agramunt and Marie Pedersen and Harrie Besselink and Leda Chatzi and Eleni Fthenou and Sarah Fleming and Hardie, {Laura J} and John Wright and Knudsen, {Lisbeth E.} and Nielsen, {Jeanette K S} and Jordi Sunyer and Ramon Carreras and Gunnar Brunborg and Gutzkow, {Kristine B} and Nygaard, {Unni C} and Martinus L{\o}vik and Kyrtopoulos, {Soterios A} and Dan Segerb{\"a}ck and Merlo, {Domenico F} and Kleinjans, {Jos C} and Martine Vrijheid and Manolis Kogevinas and {NewGeneris Consortium}",
year = "2014",
month = "3",
doi = "10.1097/EDE.0000000000000046",
language = "English",
volume = "25",
pages = "215--24",
journal = "Epidemiology",
issn = "1044-3983",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams & Wilkins",
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RIS

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T1 - In Utero Exposure to Compounds with Dioxin-like Activity and Birth Outcomes

AU - Vafeiadi, Marina

AU - Agramunt, Silvia

AU - Pedersen, Marie

AU - Besselink, Harrie

AU - Chatzi, Leda

AU - Fthenou, Eleni

AU - Fleming, Sarah

AU - Hardie, Laura J

AU - Wright, John

AU - Knudsen, Lisbeth E.

AU - Nielsen, Jeanette K S

AU - Sunyer, Jordi

AU - Carreras, Ramon

AU - Brunborg, Gunnar

AU - Gutzkow, Kristine B

AU - Nygaard, Unni C

AU - Løvik, Martinus

AU - Kyrtopoulos, Soterios A

AU - Segerbäck, Dan

AU - Merlo, Domenico F

AU - Kleinjans, Jos C

AU - Vrijheid, Martine

AU - Kogevinas, Manolis

AU - NewGeneris Consortium

PY - 2014/3

Y1 - 2014/3

N2 - BACKGROUND: Maternal exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds may affect fetal growth and development. We evaluated the association between in utero dioxin-like activity and birth outcomes in a prospective European mother-child study.METHODS: We measured dioxin-like activity in maternal and cord blood plasma samples collected at delivery using the Dioxin-Responsive Chemically Activated LUciferase eXpression (DR CALUX) bioassay in 967 mother-child pairs, in Denmark, Greece, Norway, Spain, and England. Multiple linear regression models were used to investigate the associations with birth weight, gestational age, and head circumference.RESULTS: Plasma dioxin-like activity was higher in maternal sample than in cord samples. Birth weight was lower with medium (-58 g [95% confidence interval (CI) = -176 to 62]) and high (-82 g [-216 to 53]) tertiles of exposure (cord blood) compared with the lowest tertile. Gestational age was shorter by approximately half a week in the highest compared with the lowest (-0.4 weeks [95% CI = -0.8 to -0.1]). This association was stronger in boys than in girls, although the statistical evidence for interaction was weak (P = 0.22). Analysis based on CALUX-toxic equivalents expressed per milliliter of plasma showed similar trends. We found no association between dioxin-like activity in maternal plasma and birth outcomes.CONCLUSIONS: Results from this international general population study suggest an association between low-level prenatal dioxin-like activity and shorter gestational age, particularly in boys, with weaker associations for birth weight.

AB - BACKGROUND: Maternal exposure to dioxins and dioxin-like compounds may affect fetal growth and development. We evaluated the association between in utero dioxin-like activity and birth outcomes in a prospective European mother-child study.METHODS: We measured dioxin-like activity in maternal and cord blood plasma samples collected at delivery using the Dioxin-Responsive Chemically Activated LUciferase eXpression (DR CALUX) bioassay in 967 mother-child pairs, in Denmark, Greece, Norway, Spain, and England. Multiple linear regression models were used to investigate the associations with birth weight, gestational age, and head circumference.RESULTS: Plasma dioxin-like activity was higher in maternal sample than in cord samples. Birth weight was lower with medium (-58 g [95% confidence interval (CI) = -176 to 62]) and high (-82 g [-216 to 53]) tertiles of exposure (cord blood) compared with the lowest tertile. Gestational age was shorter by approximately half a week in the highest compared with the lowest (-0.4 weeks [95% CI = -0.8 to -0.1]). This association was stronger in boys than in girls, although the statistical evidence for interaction was weak (P = 0.22). Analysis based on CALUX-toxic equivalents expressed per milliliter of plasma showed similar trends. We found no association between dioxin-like activity in maternal plasma and birth outcomes.CONCLUSIONS: Results from this international general population study suggest an association between low-level prenatal dioxin-like activity and shorter gestational age, particularly in boys, with weaker associations for birth weight.

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KW - Biological Assay

KW - Birth Weight

KW - Dioxins

KW - Environmental Pollutants

KW - Europe

KW - Female

KW - Fetal Blood

KW - Gestational Age

KW - Humans

KW - Infant, Newborn

KW - Linear Models

KW - Male

KW - Maternal Exposure

KW - Pregnancy

KW - Premature Birth

KW - Prospective Studies

KW - Sex Factors

U2 - 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000046

DO - 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000046

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 24487205

VL - 25

SP - 215

EP - 224

JO - Epidemiology

JF - Epidemiology

SN - 1044-3983

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