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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818596/cardiometabolic-phenotypes-and-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-in-two-cohorts-of-uk-women
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Anna L Guyatt, Kimberley Burrows, Philip A I Guthrie, Sue Ring, Wendy McArdle, Ian N M Day, Raimondo Ascione, Debbie A Lawlor, Tom R Gaunt, Santiago Rodriguez
The mitochondrial genome is present at variable copy number between individuals. Mitochondria are vulnerable to oxidative stress, and their dysfunction may be associated with cardiovascular disease. The association of mitochondrial DNA copy number with cardiometabolic risk factors (lipids, glycaemic traits, inflammatory markers, anthropometry and blood pressure) was assessed in two independent cohorts of European origin women, one in whom outcomes were measured at mean (SD) age 30 (4.3) years (N=2278) and the second at 69...
August 14, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817153/a-comparative-study-on-the-cardiac-morphology-and-vertical-jump-height-of-adolescent-black-south-african-male-and-female-amateur-competitive-footballers
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Philippe Jean-Luc Gradidge, Demitri Constantinou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this comparative study was to determine the gender differences in cardiac morphology and performance in adolescent black South African footballers. METHODS: Anthropometry, electrocardiography and echocardiography data were measured in 167 (85 males and 82 females) adolescent black South African footballers (mean age: 14.8 ± 1.3 years). Vertical jump height was used as a performance measure of explosive lower-limb power. RESULTS: The males had less body fat compared with the females (12...
August 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814914/body-height-of-children-with-bronchial-asthma-of-various-severities
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Tatiana I Eliseeva, Natalia A Geppe, Elena V Tush, Olga V Khaletskaya, Ivan I Balabolkin, Vilya A Bulgakova, Nailya I Kubysheva, Stanislav K Ignatov
Influence of bronchial asthma (BA) severity on physical development in children patients was evaluated in comparison with healthy population. Materials and Methods. 1042 children and adolescents (768 boys) with atopic BA were evaluated. All children underwent standard examination in a clinical setting, including anthropometry. The control group included 875 healthy children of a comparable age (423 boys). Results. The fraction of patients with the normal, lower, and increased height among the whole group of patients with BA is close to the corresponding values in the healthy population (χ(2) = 3...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813987/personalized-design-of-a-hand-prosthesis-considering-anthropometry-of-a-real-hand-extracted-from-radiography
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E Castillo-Castaneda, A Bemardo-Vasquez
Commercially available prostheses do not meet patients' expectations regarding dimensions, shape and aesthetic reasons. This paper presents the design of an anthropomorphic and anthropometric prosthesis based on dimensions and shape extracted from a digitized radiograph of the healthy hand of the patient. The mobility of the hand is guaranteed by making a design of phalanges, joints, ligaments and tendons, as closest as possible to a real hand. The kinematic model is presented and validated. A proposal of the actuation system is also described...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813846/closed-loop-emg-informed-model-based-analysis-of-human-musculoskeletal-mechanics-on-rough-terrains
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C Varotto, Z Sawacha, L Gizzi, D Farina, M Sartori
This work aims at estimating the musculoskeletal forces acting in the human lower extremity during locomotion on rough terrains. We employ computational models of the human neuro-musculoskeletal system that are informed by multi-modal movement data including foot-ground reaction forces, 3D marker trajectories and lower extremity electromyograms (EMG). Data were recorded from one healthy subject locomoting on rough grounds realized using foam rubber blocks of different heights. Blocks arrangement was randomized across all locomotion trials to prevent adaptation to specific ground morphology...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810840/the-association-between-tuberculosis-and-the-development-of-insulin-resistance-in-adults-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-the-western-sub-district-of-the-cape-metropole-region-south-africa-a-combined-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Lauren Philips, Janicke Visser, Daan Nel, Renée Blaauw
BACKGROUND: The existence of a bi-directional relationship between tuberculosis (TB) and insulin resistance (IR)/diabetes has been alluded to in literature. Although diabetes has been linked to increased tuberculosis risk, the relationship between tuberculosis as a causative factor for IR remains unclear. The study aimed to determine if an association existed between tuberculosis and IR development in adults with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis at baseline. It was additionally aimed to document changes in IR status during TB follow-up periods...
August 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804497/subjective-global-assessment-and-handgrip-strength-as-predictive-factors-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Maria Ciocîrlan, Andreea Ruxandra Cazan, Mihaela Barbu, Mircea Mănuc, Mircea Diculescu, Mihai Ciocîrlan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Malnutrition is common in patients with chronic liver disease. We aimed to evaluate malnutrition assessment tools in predicting severity and survival of patients with liver cirrhosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined patients with liver cirrhosis. Nutritional evaluation was performed on admission, using subjective global assessment (SGA), handgrip strength (HGS), and anthropometry. Patients were followed up for 6 months. RESULTS: We included 100 patients, 72 men, with mean age of 59...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803880/vitamin-d-and-symptoms-of-depression-in-overweight-or-obese-adults-a-cross-sectional-study-and-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Aya Mousa, Negar Naderpoor, Maximilian P J de Courten, Barbora de Courten
Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may contribute to increased risk of depression. However, previous studies are limited by variability in participant characteristics including vitamin D deficiency status and presence of existing diseases, use of low doses of vitamin D supplementation for short durations, and use of co-interventions or psychotropic drugs. We examined whether 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations were associated with symptoms of depression, as well as whether vitamin D supplementation reduced symptoms of depression in overweight or obese and vitamin D-deficient, but otherwise healthy adults...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802432/thirty-years-of-anthropometric-changes-relevant-to-the-width-and-depth-of-transportation-seating-spaces-present-and-future
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J F M Molenbroek, T J Albin, P Vink
This paper reports the results of an investigation into changes in body shape anthropometry over the past several decades and discusses the impact of those changes on seating in transport, especially airliners. Changes in some body shape dimensions were confirmed in a sample of students at TU Delft; several of the changes, e.g. hip breadth, seated, are relevant to the ongoing design of seating. No change in buttock knee length was observed. The fit between current user anthropometry and current airline seat design, especially regarding seat width, was investigated...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802295/food-acceptance-and-anthropometry-in-relation-to-6-n-propylthiouracil-sensitivity-in-japanese-college-women
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Ayako Nagai, Masaru Kubota, Kanako Morinaga, Yukie Higashiyama
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Differences in anthropometry and food acceptance among tasters and non-tasters of 6-n-propylthiouracil has been well studied in Western countries. However, reports on this issue from Asian countries are still limited. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Healthy Japanese students attending Nara Women's University (n=153) were recruited and classified into 3 groups based on taste sensitivity to a 0.32 mM 6-npropylthiouracil solution as scored on a labeled magnitude scale...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800894/examining-unanswered-questions-about-the-home-environment-and-childhood-obesity-disparities-using-an-incremental-mixed-methods-longitudinal-study-design-the-family-matters-study
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Jerica M Berge, Amanda Trofholz, Allan Tate, Maureen Beebe, Angela Fertig, Michael Miner, Scott Crow, Kathleen A Culhane-Pera, Shannon Pergament, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
There are disparities in the prevalence of childhood obesity for children from low-income and minority households. Mixed-methods studies that examine home environments in an in-depth manner are needed to identify potential mechanisms driving childhood obesity disparities that have not been examined in prior research. The Family Matters study aims to identify risk and protective factors for childhood obesity in low-income and minority households through a two-phased incremental, mixed-methods, and longitudinal approach...
August 8, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796908/maternal-and-infant-factors-had-a-significant-impact-on-birth-weight-and-longitudinal-growth-in-a-south-african-birth-cohort
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S Budree, D J Stein, K Brittain, E Goddard, N Koen, W Barnett, L Myer, H J Zar
AIM: This birth cohort study investigated longitudinal infant growth and associated factors in a multi-ethnic population living in a low-resource district surrounding the town of Paarl in South Africa. METHODS: Between March 2012 and October 2014, all mothers attending their second trimester antenatal visit at Paarl Hospital were approached for enrollment. Mother-infant pairs were followed from birth until 12 months of age. Comprehensive socio-demographic, nutritional and psychosocial data were collected at birth, two, six and 12 months...
August 10, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793991/trial-of-ready-to-use-supplemental-food-and-corn-soy-blend-in-pregnant-malawian-women-with-moderate-malnutrition-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Andrew A Schaffner, Patsy Garcia, Jocelyn Fry, Rachael Eckert, Shirin Malek, Indi Trehan, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, Kenneth M Maleta, Mark J Manary, Peggy C Papathakis
Background: Malnutrition during pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa is associated with poor birth outcomes.Objective: This study compared maternal and offspring anthropometry for moderately malnourished pregnant women receiving ready-to-use supplemental food (RUSF), a fortified corn-soy blend (CSB+) with a daily multiple micronutrient antenatal supplement [United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Preparation (UNIMMAP)], or standard of care comprising CSB+ and iron and folic acid (IFA).Design: A single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in southern Malawi among 1828 pregnant women with moderate malnutrition, defined as a midupper arm circumference (MUAC) ≥20...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792855/movement-concepts-approach-in-studies-on-flamenco-dancing-a-systematic-review
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Wanda Forczek, Irene Baena-Chicón, Alfonso Vargas-Macías
BACKGROUND: Flamenco is a highly emotional and demanding dance form. It is important to understand how the dancer's body works in order to improve fitness levels and reduce injuries. Thus, our investigation reviewed studies on kinesiological aspects of flamenco over recent years. METHODS: The review was restricted to experimental studies. Literature searches were conducted using the following databases: PubMed, Scopus, and Ebsco: SPORTDiscus with Full Text, Medline, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Health Source - Consumer Edition...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791980/the-influence-of-maternal-anthropometric-characteristics-on-the-birth-size-of-term-singleton-south-east-nigerian-newborn-infants
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C U Onubogu, I Egbuonu, E F Ugochukwu, A S Nwabueze, O Ugochukwu
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the usefulness of maternal anthropometry in predicting the birth size of term singleton newborn infants at NAUTH, Nnewi, Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 301 mother/newborn infant pairs. RESULTS: The mean birth weight was 3.27 ± 0.60 kg whereas the incidence of low birth weight and fetal macrosomia were 8.0% and 11.3%, respectively. The anthropometric indices varied in their ability to detect newborn babies who experienced abnormal intrauterine growth...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783556/foot-structure-is-significantly-associated-to-subtalar-joint-kinetics-and-mechanical-energetics
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Jayishni N Maharaj, Andrew G Cresswell, Glen A Lichtwark
INTRODUCTION/AIM: Foot structure has been implicated as a risk factor of numerous overuse injuries, however, the mechanism linking foot structure and the development of soft-tissue overuse injuries are not well understood. The aim of this study was to identify factors that could predict foot function during walking. METHODS: A total of eleven variables (including measures of foot structure, anthropometry and spatiotemporal gait characteristics) were investigated for their predictive ability on identifying kinematic, kinetic and energetic components of the foot...
July 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767317/effects-of-inter-limb-asymmetries-on-physical-and-sports-performance-a-systematic-review
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Chris Bishop, Anthony Turner, Paul Read
The prevalence of inter-limb asymmetries has been reported in numerous studies across a wide range of sports and physical qualities; however, few have analysed their effects on physical and sports performance. A systematic review of the literature was undertaken using the Medline and SPORT Discus databases, with all articles required to meet a specified criteria based on a quality review. Eighteen articles met the inclusion criteria, relating participant asymmetry scores to physical and sports performance measures...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765869/use-of-units-of-measurement-error-in-anthropometric-comparisons
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Teghan Lucas, Maciej Henneberg
Anthropometrists attempt to minimise measurement errors, however, errors cannot be eliminated entirely. Currently, measurement errors are simply reported. Measurement errors should be included into analyses of anthropometric data. This study proposes a method which incorporates measurement errors into reported values, replacing metric units with 'units of technical error of measurement (TEM)' by applying these to forensics, industrial anthropometry and biological variation. The USA armed forces anthropometric survey (ANSUR) contains 132 anthropometric dimensions of 3982 individuals...
August 1, 2017: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764256/lead-level-in-umbilical-cord-blood-and-its-effects-on-newborns-anthropometry
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Akbari-Nassaji Neda, Sabeti Fahimeh, Ziaei Kajbaf Tahereh, Fakharzadeh Leila, Nazari Zahra, Cheraghian Bahman, Cham Kouri Narges
INTRODUCTION: High concentration of blood lead is accompanied by adverse health effects on growth of foetus and the newborn. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine umbilical cord blood lead level and its relationship with birth weight, length and head circumference of the newborns in Abadan, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 3 ml blood was collected from the umbilical cord vein in 147 newborns, immediately after the birth...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764148/the-anthropometric-correlates-for-the-physiological-demand-of-strength-and-flexibility-a-study-in-young-indian-field-hockey-players
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Hanjabam Barun Sharma, Jyotsna Kailashiya
INTRODUCTION: Optimal strength and flexibility are essential for performance enhancement and injury prevention in hockey, and anthropometry is known to influence these parameters. AIM: To find anthropometric correlates for strength and flexibility score in young Indian field hockey players. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen female and 19 male subjects volunteered for the study. Selected anthropometric variables: lengths, breadths, girths and body composition; strength and sit and reach score were measured for each subject...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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