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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538708/accuracy-in-wrist-worn-sensor-based-measurements-of-heart-rate-and-energy-expenditure-in-a-diverse-cohort
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Anna Shcherbina, C Mikael Mattsson, Daryl Waggott, Heidi Salisbury, Jeffrey W Christle, Trevor Hastie, Matthew T Wheeler, Euan A Ashley
The ability to measure physical activity through wrist-worn devices provides an opportunity for cardiovascular medicine. However, the accuracy of commercial devices is largely unknown. The aim of this work is to assess the accuracy of seven commercially available wrist-worn devices in estimating heart rate (HR) and energy expenditure (EE) and to propose a wearable sensor evaluation framework. We evaluated the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, Mio Alpha 2, PulseOn, and Samsung Gear S2. Participants wore devices while being simultaneously assessed with continuous telemetry and indirect calorimetry while sitting, walking, running, and cycling...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537460/beyond-body-mass-index-using-anthropometric-measures-and-body-composition-indicators-to-assess-odds-of-an-endometriosis-diagnosis
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Uba Backonja, Mary L Hediger, Zhen Chen, Diane R Lauver, Liping Sun, C Matthew Peterson, Germaine M Buck Louis
BACKGROUND: Body mass index (BMI) and endometriosis have been inversely associated. To address gaps in this research, we examined associations among body composition, endometriosis, and physical activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women from 14 clinical sites in the Salt Lake City, Utah and San Francisco, California areas and scheduled for laparoscopy/laparotomy were recruited during 2007-2009. Participants (N = 473) underwent standardized anthropometric assessments to estimate body composition before surgery...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527477/secular-trends-in-anthropometrics-and-physical-fitness-of-young-portuguese-school-aged-children
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Aldo Matos Costa, Mário Jorge Costa, António Antunes Reis, Sandra Ferreira, Júlio Martins, Ana Pereira
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to analyze secular trends in anthropometrics and physical fitness of Portuguese children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 1819 students (881 boys and 938 girls) between 10 and 11 years old was assessed in their 5th and 6th scholar grade throughout a 20 years' time-frame. ANCOVA models were used to analyze variations in anthropometrics (height, weight and body mass index) and physical fitness (sit and reach, curl-up, horizontal jump and sprint time) across four quinquennials (1993 - 1998; 1998 - 2003; 2003 - 2008; 2008 - 2013)...
February 27, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504488/argentine-references-for-the-assessment-of-body-proportions-from-birth-to-17-years-of-age
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Mariana Del Pino, Alicia B Orden, María A Arenas, Virginia Fano
INTRODUCTION: Abnormal body proportions may indicate skeletal disorders; therefore, their detection has great clinical significance. OBJETIVES: To estimate centiles for head circumference/height (HC/H) and sitting height/height (SH/H) ratios, and assess their diagnostic usefulness among a group of children with skeletal dysplasia. METHODS: Centiles 3, 10, 25, 50, 75, 90 and 97 for HC/H and SH/H ratios were estimated with the LMS method using Box-Cox transformation to normalize data distribution for each age...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503465/correlation-of-serum-creatine-kinase-level-with-pulmonary-function-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Eun Young Kim, Jang Woo Lee, Mi Ri Suh, Won Ah Choi, Seong Woong Kang, Hyeon Jun Oh
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between serum creatine kinase (CK) level and pulmonary function in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). METHODS: A total of 202 patients with DMD admitted to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital were enrolled from January 1, 1999 to March 31, 2015. Seventeen patients were excluded. Data collected from the 185 patients included age, height, weight, body mass index, pulmonary function tests including forced vital capacity (FVC), peak cough flow, maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), and maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), and laboratory measurements (serum level of CK, CK-MB, troponin-T, and B-type natriuretic peptide)...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484621/the-mountains-of-giants-an-anthropometric-survey-of-male-youths-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Pavel Grasgruber, Stevo Popović, Dominik Bokuvka, Ivan Davidović, Sylva Hřebíčková, Pavlína Ingrová, Predrag Potpara, Stipan Prce, Nikola Stračárová
The aim of this anthropometric survey, conducted between 2015 and 2016 in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), was to map local geographical differences in male stature and some other anthropometric characteristics (sitting height, arm span). In addition, to investigate the main environmental factors influencing physical growth, the documented values of height would be compared with available nutritional and socioeconomic statistics. Anthropometric data were collected in 3192 boys aged approximately 18.3 years (17-20 years), from 97 schools in 37 towns...
April 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483556/identifying-the-physical-and-anthropometric-qualities-explanatory-of-paddling-adolescents
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Wade H Sinclair, Anthony S Leicht, Troy W Eady, Nick J Marshall, Carl T Woods
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the physical and/or anthropometric qualities explanatory of adolescent surf lifesavers participating in paddling activities. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. METHODS: A total of 53 (14-18years) male participants were recruited and classified into two groups; paddlers (n=30; actively participating in paddling), non-paddlers (n=23; not actively participating in paddling). All participants completed a testing battery that consisted of 16 physical (isometric strength and muscular endurance) and anthropometric (height, mass, segment lengths and breadths) assessments...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479931/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-aerobic-performance-adaptations-to-a-4-week-sprint-interval-training-in-young-healthy-untrained-females
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Mykolas Kavaliauskas, Thomas P Steer, John A Babraj
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to test the effects of sprint interval training (SIT) on cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic performance measures in young females. METHODS: Eight healthy, untrained females (age 21 ± 1 years; height 165 ± 5 cm; body mass 63 ± 6 kg) completed cycling peak oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text] peak), 10-km cycling time trial (TT) and critical power (CP) tests pre- and post-SIT. SIT protocol included 4 × 30-s "all-out" cycling efforts against 7 % body mass interspersed with 4 min of active recovery performed twice per week for 4 weeks (eight sessions in total)...
2017: Sport Sciences for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475565/reducing-office-workers-sitting-time-at-work-using-sit-stand-protocols-results-from-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ingrid Li, Martin G Mackey, Bridget Foley, Evangelos Pappas, Kate Edwards, Josephine Y Chau, Lina Engelen, Alexander Voukelatos, Anna Whelan, Adrian Bauman, Elisabeth Winkler, Emmanuel Stamatakis
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of different sit-stand protocols on work-time sitting and physical activity (PA) of office workers. METHODS: Participants (n = 26, 77% women, mean age 42) were randomly allocated to usual sitting (control) or one of three sit-stand protocols (intervention) facilitated by height-adjustable workstations for a 4-week period between June and August 2015. Sitting, standing, and stepping time were assessed by inclinometry (activPAL); leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) by self-report...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468687/what-are-the-working-mechanisms-of-a-web-based-workplace-sitting-intervention-targeting-psychosocial-factors-and-action-planning
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Katrien De Cocker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Greet Cardon, Corneel Vandelanotte
BACKGROUND: Office workers demonstrate high levels of sitting on workdays. As sitting is positively associated with adverse health risks in adults, a theory-driven web-based computer-tailored intervention to influence workplace sitting, named 'Start to Stand,' was developed. The intervention was found to be effective in reducing self-reported workplace sitting among Flemish employees. The aim of this study was to investigate through which mechanisms the web-based computer-tailored intervention influenced self-reported workplace sitting...
May 3, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462570/anthropometric-and-performance-characteristics-of-the-german-rugby-union-7s-team
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Erich Hohenauer, Alfred M Rucker, Peter Clarys, Ursula M Küng, Rahel Stoop, Ron Clijsen
BACKGROUND: Somatotyping is advantageous in sports for the optimal development of performance level and injury prevention. The aim of this study was to describe the anthropometric and physical performance characteristics of the German national rugby union 7s team. Seventeen male rugby players, classified as forwards (n=9; 24.2±2.1 years) and backs (n=8; 24.3±5.05 years) were assessed. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements included: body height, weight, height to weight ratio (H/W), five skinfolds, biepicondylar humerus and femur breadth, upper arm- and calf girth, estimated lower body fat percentage and determination of the individual and mean somatotype...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446836/physical-activity-levels-and-prevalence-of-low-back-pain-in-thai-call-center-operators
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Chaikumarn Montakarn, Nakphet Nuttika
BACKGROUND: Call-center operators are exposed to working conditions that indicate an increased risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders. Nevertheless, there are few studies regarding health and working condition in call-center operators. Thus, this study was designed to investigate the physical activity levels and prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in Thai call-center operators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A self-reported questionnaire was distributed to 150 operators at a call center to identify the physical activity levels, prevalence of LBP, personal characteristics, and associated work factors...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440253/evaluation-of-meibomian-gland-and-tear-film-changes-in-patients-with-pterygium
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Fen Ye, Fen Zhou, Yuan Xia, Xiaomin Zhu, Yan Wu, Zhenping Huang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have demonstrated that pterygium has a close relationship with dry eye disease. This study is to determine abnormalities in meibomian gland and tear function in patients with pterygium and to assess the relationship between the variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty eyes from forty patients with primary nasal pterygium and forty eyes from forty volunteers without ocular pathologies were enrolled in this study. Ocular surface disease index scores, meibomian gland expression scores, lid margin abnormality scores, meiboscore, tear film breakup time (BUT), Schirmer test (SIT) value, and the lower tear meniscus height (TMH), tear meniscus depth (TMD), and tear meniscus area (TMA) using Fourier domain optical coherence were performed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420562/progression-of-untreated-mild-thoracic-scheuermann-s-kyphosis%C3%A2-%C3%A2-radiographic-and-functional-assessment-after-mean-follow-up-of-46%C3%A2-years
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Leena Ristolainen, Jyrki A Kettunen, Urho M Kujala, Ari Heinonen, Dietrich Schlenzka
BACKGROUND: There is no data available on the radiographic development of the Scheuermann's deformity. Our purpose was to investigate radiographic deformity progression and the relation between kyphosis progression and clinical outcome in patients with untreated Scheuermann's kyphosis. METHODS: Thoracic kyphosis (Th4-Th12) was measured from standing lateral radiographs in 19 patients at baseline and after mean 46-year follow-up. Mean age at baseline was 19.2 and at follow-up 64...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411727/evaluation-of-the-indonesian-national-standard-for-elementary-school-furniture-based-on-children-s-anthropometry
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Yanto, Chih-Wei Lu, Jun-Ming Lu
In Indonesia, National Standardization Agency of Indonesia issued the Indonesian National Standard SNI 12-1015-1989 and SNI 12-1016-1989 to define the type of furniture dimensions that should be used by children in the elementary school level. This study aims to examine whether the current national standards for elementary school furniture dimensions issued by National Standardization Agency of Indonesia match the up-to-date Indonesian children's anthropometry. Two types of school furniture, small type (Type I, for grade 1-3) and large type (Type II, for grade 4-6), were evaluated in terms of seat height, seat depth, seat width and backrest height of a chair as well as the height and underneath height of a desk...
July 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410998/a-retrospective-longitudinal-analysis-of-anthropometric-and-physical-qualities-that-associate-with-adult-career-attainment-in-junior-rugby-league-players
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Kevin Till, David Morley, John O'Hara, Ben L Jones, Chris Chapman, Clive B Beggs, Carlton Cooke, Stephen Cobley
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively compare the longitudinal physical development of junior rugby league players between the Under 13 and 15 age categories in relation to their adult career attainment outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal design. METHODS: Fifty-one former junior rugby league players were retrospectively grouped according to their career attainment outcome as adults (i.e., amateur, academy or professional). As juniors, players undertook a physical testing battery on three consecutive annual occasions (Under 13s, 14s, 15s) including height, body mass, sum of four skinfolds, maturation, vertical jump, medicine ball chest throw, 10-60m sprint, agility 505 and estimated V˙O2max ...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403029/secular-trends-in-the-physical-fitness-of-united-states-army-recruits-on-entry-to-service-1975-2013
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Joseph Knapik, Marilyn Sharp, Ryan A Steelman
A systematic literature search was conducted to identify and analyze articles that reported on physical fitness of new United States (US) Army recruits. The National Library of Medicine's PubMed and the Defense Technical Information Center, were searched using the keywords {military personnel OR trainee OR recruit OR soldier} AND {physical fitness OR strength OR endurance OR flexibility OR balance OR coordination OR muscle contraction OR running OR exercise OR physical conditioning}. Reference lists of obtained articles and contact with authors enhanced the search...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394680/correlations-among-foot-arching-ankle-dorsiflexion-range-of-motion-and-obesity-level-in-primary-school-children
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Agnieszka Jankowicz-Szymanska, Edyta Mikolajczyk, Katarzyna Wodka
BACKGROUND: This study sought to assess the prevalence of flat feet in primary school children and to find correlations among arch height, ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM), and obesity level. METHODS: The 400 children aged 10 to 12 years who took part in the study had their body height, weight, and fat percentage measured. Based on these measurements, body mass index was calculated and weight status was categorized for all of the participants. The height of the longitudinal arch of the foot was measured on a computerized podoscope and given in Clarke's angles...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382550/sitting-position-affects-performance-in-cross-country-sit-skiing
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M Lund Ohlsson, M S Laaksonen
PURPOSE: In cross-country sit-skiing (XCSS), athletes with reduced trunk control predominantly sit with the knees higher than the hips (KH); a position often associated with large spinal flexion. Therefore, to improve spinal curvature a new sledge with frontal trunk support, where knees are lower than hips (KL) was created. It was hypothesized that the KL position would improve respiratory function and enhance performance in seated double-poling compared to KH. METHODS: Ten female able-bodied cross-country skiers (age 25...
June 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381429/long-term-effects-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-on-lung-function-in-malawian-children-a-cohort-study
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Natasha Lelijveld, Marko Kerac, Andrew Seal, Emmanuel Chimwezi, Jonathan C Wells, Robert S Heyderman, Moffat J Nyirenda, Janet Stocks, Jane Kirkby
Early nutritional insults may increase risk of adult lung disease. We aimed to quantify the impact of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) on spirometric outcomes 7 years post-treatment and explore predictors of impaired lung function.Spirometry and pulse oximetry were assessed in 237 Malawian children (median age: 9.3 years) who had been treated for SAM and compared with sibling and age/sex-matched community controls. Spirometry results were expressed as z-scores based on Global Lung Function Initiative reference data for the African-American population...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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