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Mid upper arm circumference

Jane Hardy, Hayley Kuter, Malcolm Campbell, Dexter Canoy
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reliability of anthropometric and body composition measurements in children with special needs. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Specialist support schools (primary and secondary) in Manchester, UK. PARTICIPANTS: 53 children with moderate-to-severe learning disability; 30 non-standers (14 boys) and 23 standers (15 boys). Mean ages were 11 years (range 3-20) for non-standers and 12.4 years (range 8-19) for standers...
March 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Pui-Ying Iroh Tam, Matthew O Wiens, Jerome Kabakyenga, Julius Kiwanuka, Elias Kumbakumba, Peter P Moschovis
We evaluated the association between HIV exposed-uninfected (HEU) status, malnutrition, and risk of death in Ugandan children hospitalized with pneumonia. Both HIV exposure and infection were associated with lower anthropometric indices on univariate analysis, and mid-upper arm circumference was significantly associated with overall mortality (OR 0.96) in a multivariable model. HIV infection (OR 5.0) but not HEU status was associated with overall mortality. Malnutrition may contribute to poor pneumonia outcomes among HIV-infected and HEU children requiring hospitalization...
March 2, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Heather C Stobaugh, Beatrice L Rogers, Patrick Webb, Irwin H Rosenberg, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, Kenneth M Maleta, Indi Trehan, Mark J Manary
Factors associated with relapse among children who are discharged after reaching a threshold denoted 'recovered' from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) are not well understood. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with sustained recovery, defined as maintaining a mid-upper-arm circumference≥12·5 cm for 1 year after release from treatment. On the basis of an observational study design, we analysed data from an in-depth household (HH) survey on a sub-sample of participants within a larger cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) that followed up children for 1 year after recovery from MAM...
March 5, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Angeline Grant, James Njiru, Edgar Okoth, Imelda Awino, André Briend, Samuel Murage, Saida Abdirahman, Mark Myatt
Background: A novel approach for improving community case-detection of acute malnutrition involves mothers/caregivers screening their children for acute malnutrition using a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) insertion tape. The objective of this study was to test three simple MUAC classification devices to determine whether they improved the sensitivity of mothers/caregivers at detecting acute malnutrition. Methods: Prospective, non-randomised, partially-blinded, clinical diagnostic trial describing and comparing the performance of three "Click-MUAC" devices and a MUAC insertion tape...
2018: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
Jeoffray Diendéré, Athanase Millogo, Pierre-Marie Preux, Pierre Jésus, Jean-Claude Desport
INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia and undernourishment are common in cerebrovascular accident (stroke) patients in developed countries. Despite the dietary transition, there is little information available in Africa on this topic. This study aims to assess the prevalence of undernourishment and dysphagia in stroke patients in two Burkina Faso teaching hospitals at a starting point (D0), on the eighth day, and on the 14th (D14) and to specify factors related to undernourishment at day 14. METHODOLOGY: The nutritional state of the patients was assessed using body mass index, triceps skinfold thickness, and mid-upper arm circumference...
November 27, 2017: Nutrition
Sema Uçak, Rıdvan Sivritepe, Oğuzhan Kara, Ecem Sevim, Damla Ortaboz, Eyüp Veli Küçük, Sabri Atay, Arzu Çalışgan Baygül
BACKGROUND: The prevalence rates for both sarcopenia and erectile dysfunction (ED) gradually increase in middle-aged and elderly diabetic male population and they impair physical functioning, sexual functioning, and quality of life. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the sarcopenia in patients with diabetic ED. METHODS: The study included 98 male patients with type II diabetes mellitus (DM) aged 18-80 years. Blood chemistry and hormone levels were obtained...
February 22, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
Mariah A Aredes, Marcelly R Garcez, Gabriela V Chaves
AIM: Assess the influence of chemoradiotherapy on the nutritional status, functional capacity and quality of life (QoL), associating these indicators at baseline with toxicity and interruption of oncologic treatment in women with cervical cancer. METHODS: Prospective cohort study performed on 49 women diagnosed with cervical cancer, who underwent treatment between August 2015 and January 2016. For data collection, two appointments were conducted by the lead researcher: the first occurred the day before the first chemotherapy session (T0) and the other at the end of chemotherapy session (T1)...
February 21, 2018: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
Natasha F Morris, Simon Stewart, Malcolm D Riley, Graeme P Maguire
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Indigenous people experience a higher burden of nutrition-related conditions and are more likely to experience food insecurity compared to non-Indigenous people. Consequently, they remain at increased risk of malnutrition; particularly when residing in regional or remote areas. This study aims to compare and characterise the burden and nature of malnutrition among a representative cohort of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians admitted to regional hospitals for medical inpatient care...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Aslam, Saima Altaf
Purpose: Mid-upper-arm circumference (MUAC) is considered an alternative screening method for obesity. The aims of this investigation were to examine the ability of MUAC to correctly identify children with elevated body mass index (BMI) and to determine the best MUAC cutoff point for identification of children with high BMI. Methods: Anthropometric measurements (height, weight, and MUAC) from a cross-sectional sample of 7,921 Pakistani children aged 5-14 years were analyzed...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Joanne Reid, Helen R Noble, Gary Adamson, Andrew Davenport, Ken Farrington, Denis Fouque, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, John Mallett, C McKeaveney, S Porter, David S Seres, Joanne Shields, Adrian Slee, Miles D Witham, Alexander P Maxwell
BACKGROUND: Surveys using traditional measures of nutritional status indicate that muscle wasting is common among persons with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Up to 75% of adults undergoing maintenance dialysis show some evidence of muscle wasting. ESKD is associated with an increase in inflammatory cytokines and can result in cachexia, with the loss of muscle and fat stores. At present, only limited data are available on the classification of wasting experienced by persons with ESKD...
February 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Susan D Emmett, Jane Schmitz, Sureswor L Karna, Subarna K Khatry, Lee Wu, Steven C LeClerq, Joseph Pillion, Keith P West
Background: Prevalence of young adult hearing loss is high in low-resource societies; the reasons for this are likely complex but could involve early childhood undernutrition. Objective: We evaluated preschool childhood stunting, wasting, and underweight as risk factors for hearing loss in young adulthood in Sarlahi District, southern Nepal. Design: Ear health was assessed in 2006-2008 in a cohort of 2193 subjects aged 16-23 y, who as children <60 mo of age participated in a 16-mo placebo-controlled, randomized vitamin A supplementation trial from 1989 to 1991...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Zemichael Gizaw, Wondwoson Woldu, Bikes Destaw Bitew
BACKGROUND: Acute malnutrition to be a major health burden in the world, particularly in the developing world. Acute malnutrition is associated with more than one third of the global disease burden for children. Malnourished children are physically, emotionally and intellectually less productive and suffer more from chronic illnesses and disabilities. The nature, magnitude and determinants of acute malnutrition are determined among the general populations; however, there is a lack of evidence in the nomadic communities...
February 7, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Umesh Kapil, R M Pandey, Rahul Bansal, Bhavana Pant, Amit Mohan Varshney, Chander Prakash Yadav, Shikha Sinha, Neha Sareen, Harshpal Singh Sachdev
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive ability of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) for detecting severe wasting (weight-for-height Z-score (WHZ) <-3) among children aged 6-59 months. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Rural Uttar Pradesh, India. SUBJECTS: Children (n 18 456) for whom both WHZ (n 18 463) and MUAC were available. RESULTS: The diagnostic test accuracy of MUAC for severe wasting was excellent (area under receiver-operating characteristic curve = 0·933)...
February 5, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
Tássia Kirchmann Lazzari, Gabriele Carra Forte, Denise Rossato Silva
BACKGROUND: The association between tuberculosis (TB) and malnutrition is well recognized. Considering the risk of mortality due to malnutrition in patients with TB, it is necessary to conduct a thorough nutrition assessment to identify individuals at nutrition risk. The study objective was to assess the nutrition status of hospitalized patients with TB, co-infected or not by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS: Patients with confirmed diagnosis of TB were included using a cross-sectional design...
February 3, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Clair Null, Christine P Stewart, Amy J Pickering, Holly N Dentz, Benjamin F Arnold, Charles D Arnold, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Thomas Clasen, Kathryn G Dewey, Lia C H Fernald, Alan E Hubbard, Patricia Kariger, Audrie Lin, Stephen P Luby, Andrew Mertens, Sammy M Njenga, Geoffrey Nyambane, Pavani K Ram, John M Colford
BACKGROUND: Poor nutrition and exposure to faecal contamination are associated with diarrhoea and growth faltering, both of which have long-term consequences for child health. We aimed to assess whether water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition interventions reduced diarrhoea or growth faltering. METHODS: The WASH Benefits cluster-randomised trial enrolled pregnant women from villages in rural Kenya and evaluated outcomes at 1 year and 2 years of follow-up. Geographically-adjacent clusters were block-randomised to active control (household visits to measure mid-upper-arm circumference), passive control (data collection only), or compound-level interventions including household visits to promote target behaviours: drinking chlorinated water (water); safe sanitation consisting of disposing faeces in an improved latrine (sanitation); handwashing with soap (handwashing); combined water, sanitation, and handwashing; counselling on appropriate maternal, infant, and young child feeding plus small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements from 6-24 months (nutrition); and combined water, sanitation, handwashing, and nutrition...
January 29, 2018: Lancet Global Health
Berhanu Elfu Feleke, Teferi Elfu Feleke
Background: Information on the hemoglobin status of pregnant and lactating mothers was scarce. The objectives of this study were to determine the burden and determinants of anemia in the pregnant and lactating mother. Methods: A comparative cross-sectional study was conducted. Descriptive statistics were used to identify the prevalence of anemia. Binary logistic regression and multiple linear regressions were used to identify the predictors of anemia. Results: The prevalence of anemia in lactating and pregnant women was 43...
2018: BMC Hematology
Cecelia Pompeii-Wolfe, Timothy A S Sentongo
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February 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Daniella Anne L Chyne, Indrapal Ishwarji Meshram, Ananthan Rajendran, Venkaiah Kodali, Neeraja Getti, Phrang Roy, Harriet V Kuhnlein, Thingnganing Longvah
A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out with 603 children ages 5 and under and 500 of their mothers from 510 households to examine the prevalence of undernutrition and chronic diseases among the Khasis of North-East India. Anthropometric measurements including Mid-Upper Arm Circumference, height, and weight were taken. Dry blood spots to estimate haemoglobin and vitamin A were collected from children and women separately by finger prick. Mothers provided data about household socio-demographic particulars and infant and young child feeding practices...
November 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Henrietta Nkechi Ene-Obong, Nne Ola Onuoha, Paul Eze Eme
This study examined gender roles, family relationships, food security, and nutritional status of households in Ohafia: a matrilineal society in Nigeria. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 287 households from three villages: Akanu, Amangwu, and Elu. Qualitative and quantitative data collection methods were adopted, namely, focus group discussions and questionnaires. Anthropometric measurements (height and weight for mothers and children and Mid-Upper Arm Circumference for young children) were taken using standard techniques...
November 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
Danielle Wendel, Melissa Mortensen, Alisha Harmeson, Michele L Shaffer, Evelyn Hsu, Simon Horslen
OBJECTIVE: Malnutrition is a common complication of end-stage liver disease (ESLD) associated with poor liver transplant outcomes. Nasogastric feeds are used for nutritional supplementation, but some patients remain malnourished. Parenteral nutrition (PN) can be effective, but has potential complications. The primary objective was to evaluate the effect of PN on anthropometric measures in children with ESLD awaiting liver transplant. Secondary objectives were evaluation of PN-associated complications, liver function tests, pediatric end-stage liver disease scores, waitlist time, and post-transplant length of stay (total and time in the intensive care unit)...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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