June 2019. Volume 15. Number 2

Maternal smoking during pregnancy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. More reasons not to smoke

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rating: 0 (0 Votes)
Newsletter Free Subscription
Regularly recieve most recent articles by e-mail
Subscribe
Print
Add to library
Discuss this article

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Sourander A, Sucksdorff M, Chudal R, Surcel HM, Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki S, Gyllenberg D, et al. Prenatal cotinine levels and ADHD among offspring. Pediatrics. 2019;143: pii: e20183144.

Reviewers: Martínez Rubio M.V1, Ortega Páez E2.
1Pediatra. CS Los Fresnos. Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
2Unidad de Gestión clínica de Maracena. Distrito Granada-Metropolitano. Granada. España.
Correspondence: María Victoria Martínez Rubio. Email: victmrubio@gmail.com
Reception date: 12/06/2019
Acceptance date: 18/06/2019
Publication date: 26/06/2019

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: the study reveals a strong association, and a dose-dependent response, between exposure to prenatal nicotine and the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the children of exposed mothers. Future studies that incorporate maternal smoking, environmental and epigenetic factors would be justified.

Reviewers’ commentary: according to the results seen above, the consumption of tobacco by women during pregnancy would be a risk factor for the development during childhood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in offspring. These results, although of modest magnitude, would be applicable to our environment, with the simple reinforcement of the recommendation to suppress tobacco during pregnancy. This would mean a theoretical 8.2% reduction in the number of diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although from this study we can not assume causality, the dose-effect relationship reinforces the existing evidence.

How to cite this article

Martínez Rubio V, Ortega Páez E. Tabaquismo gestacional y trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad. Más razones para no fumar. Evid Pediatr. 2019;15:24.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Sourander A, Sucksdorff M, Chudal R, Surcel HM, Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki S, Gyllenberg D, et al. Prenatal cotinine levels and ADHD among offspring. Pediatrics. 2019;143: pii: e20183144.

Reviewers: Martínez Rubio M.V1, Ortega Páez E2.
1Pediatra. CS Los Fresnos. Torrejón de Ardoz. Madrid. España.
2Unidad de Gestión clínica de Maracena. Distrito Granada-Metropolitano. Granada. España.
Correspondence: María Victoria Martínez Rubio. Email: victmrubio@gmail.com
Reception date: 12/06/2019
Acceptance date: 18/06/2019
Publication date: 26/06/2019

How to cite this article

Martínez Rubio V, Ortega Páez E. Tabaquismo gestacional y trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad. Más razones para no fumar. Evid Pediatr. 2019;15:24.

26/06/2019

Linked Comment