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Espen A F Ihlen, Kimberley S van Schooten, Sjoerd M Bruijn, Jaap H van Dieën, Beatrix Vereijken, Jorunn L Helbostad, Mirjam Pijnappels
Age and age-related diseases have been suggested to decrease entropy of human gait kinematics, which is thought to make older adults more susceptible to falls. In this study we introduce a new entropy measure, called phase-dependent generalized multiscale entropy (PGME), and test whether this measure improves fall-risk prediction in community-dwelling older adults. PGME can assess phase-dependent changes in the stability of gait dynamics that result from kinematic changes in events such as heel strike and toe-off...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Suzanne C Dixon-Suen, Christina M Nagle, Aaron P Thrift, Paul D P Pharoah, Ailith Ewing, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Wei Zheng, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Peter A Fasching, Matthias W Beckmann, Diether Lambrechts, Ignace Vergote, Sandrina Lambrechts, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Kristine G Wicklund, Jenny Chang-Claude, Audrey Y Jung, Kirsten B Moysich, Kunle Odunsi, Marc T Goodman, Lynne R Wilkens, Pamela J Thompson, Yurii B Shvetsov, Thilo Dörk, Tjoung-Won Park-Simon, Peter Hillemanns, Natalia Bogdanova, Ralf Butzow, Heli Nevanlinna, Liisa M Pelttari, Arto Leminen, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta B Ness, Robert P Edwards, Joseph L Kelley, Florian Heitz, Andreas du Bois, Philipp Harter, Ira Schwaab, Beth Y Karlan, Jenny Lester, Sandra Orsulic, Bobbie J Rimel, Susanne K Kjær, Estrid Høgdall, Allan Jensen, Ellen L Goode, Brooke L Fridley, Julie M Cunningham, Stacey J Winham, Graham G Giles, Fiona Bruinsma, Roger L Milne, Melissa C Southey, Michelle A T Hildebrandt, Xifeng Wu, Karen H Lu, Dong Liang, Douglas A Levine, Maria Bisogna, Joellen M Schildkraut, Andrew Berchuck, Daniel W Cramer, Kathryn L Terry, Elisa V Bandera, Sara H Olson, Helga B Salvesen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim Thomsen, Reidun K Kopperud, Line Bjorge, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Leon F A G Massuger, Tanja Pejovic, Amanda Bruegl, Linda S Cook, Nhu D Le, Kenneth D Swenerton, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Linda E Kelemen, Jan Lubiński, Tomasz Huzarski, Jacek Gronwald, Janusz Menkiszak, Nicolas Wentzensen, Louise Brinton, Hannah Yang, Jolanta Lissowska, Claus K Høgdall, Lene Lundvall, Honglin Song, Jonathan P Tyrer, Ian Campbell, Diana Eccles, James Paul, Rosalind Glasspool, Nadeem Siddiqui, Alice S Whittemore, Weiva Sieh, Valerie McGuire, Joseph H Rothstein, Steven A Narod, Catherine Phelan, Harvey A Risch, John R McLaughlin, Hoda Anton-Culver, Argyrios Ziogas, Usha Menon, Simon A Gayther, Susan J Ramus, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Anna H Wu, Malcolm C Pike, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Agnieszka Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Agnieszka Budzilowska, Iwona K Rzepecka, Penelope M Webb
BACKGROUND: Observational studies suggest greater height is associated with increased ovarian cancer risk, but cannot exclude bias and/or confounding as explanations for this. Mendelian randomisation (MR) can provide evidence which may be less prone to bias. METHODS: We pooled data from 39 Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium studies (16,395 cases; 23,003 controls). We applied two-stage predictor-substitution MR, using a weighted genetic risk score combining 609 single-nucleotide polymorphisms...
March 20, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Carly R Pacanowski, Tyler B Mason, Ross D Crosby, James E Mitchell, Scott J Crow, Stephen A Wonderlich, Carol B Peterson
OBJECTIVE: Treatment for binge eating disorder (BED), a condition associated with both excess adiposity and psychological distress, has not typically produced significant weight loss despite reducing binge eating. Characterizing factors that promote or inhibit weight loss in individuals with co-occurring BED and obesity may help explain overall nonsignificant weight changes during treatment. METHODS: In this study, 189 adults with BED participated in a randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of 5 months of cognitive behavioral therapy...
March 13, 2018: Obesity
B-J Kim, S H Lee, C M Isales, J-M Koh, M W Hamrick
Data gathered from a nationally representative cohort demonstrate that higher dietary protein intake was positively associated with the composite indices of femoral neck strength in both men and women, suggesting that higher protein intake may contribute to lower risk of hip fracture through the improvement of bone strength. INTRODUCTION: Despite the general belief that higher protein intake may be helpful for bone homeostasis, its impact on human bone health is still debated. Furthermore, the association of dietary protein intake with femoral neck (FN) strength, which can predict fracture risk independently of bone mineral density (BMD), has not been thoroughly studied...
March 6, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Hwal Rim Jeong, Hae Sang Lee, Jin Soon Hwang
BACKGROUND: Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a useful parameter in diagnosing precocious puberty. The pubertal response of serum LH to a GnRH stimulation test is varied, and clinical symptoms of precocious puberty are sometimes disproportionate with serum LH concentrations. Many patients present in a state of precocious puberty that advances rapidly, but the post-GnRH peak LH remains prepubertal. LH receptor mutations are suspected of involvement in the non-classic type of central precocious puberty (CPP)...
March 5, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Or Kalchiem-Dekel, Stella E Hines
OBJECTIVE: To provide an evidence-based review of published data regarding normal range reference values and prediction equations for measurements of respiratory impedance using forced oscillation technique (FOT) and impulse oscillometry (IOs) in adults. METHODS: A non-language-restricted search was performed using forced oscillation technique and impulse oscillometry as primary terms. Original research studies reporting respiratory system impedance reference values or prediction equations based on cohorts of ≥100 healthy adults were included...
March 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Fernando Carlos Vetromille Ribeiro, Agnaldo José Lopes, Pedro Lopes de Melo
INTRODUCTION: The Forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a particularly useful test of the mechanical properties of the respiratory system that has an increasingly important role in lung function laboratories. There is general agreement in the literature that the determination of reference values is of utmost importance in the clinical use of the FOT. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to present reference values for whole-breath FOT measurements, establish which anthropometric variables were more predictive of impedance parameters, and provide all the details to adequately adopt these reference equations in individual laboratories...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Michael S Enslow, Stephen R Preece, Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, Ryan A Enslow, Maciej Mazurowski, Rendon C Nelson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the article is to assess changes in splenic volume in the setting of hypovolemic shock; splenic enhancement in hypovolemic shock is also assessed. MATERIALS/METHODS: 71 consecutive adult patients with the hypovolemic shock complex on computed tomography (CT) were identified. Spleen volume and enhancement were compared to a baseline CT scan (without shock) or to height- and sex-corrected normal values and a control population when a comparison CT was unavailable...
February 19, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Farzaneh Rohani, Mohammad Reza Alai, Sedighe Moradi, Davood Amir Kashani
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to find out whether boys with Constitutional delay in growth and puberty (CDGP) could attain their target height and predicted adult height (PAH) in adulthood or not. METHODS: After measuring the height, weight, pubertal stage, parental height and bone age data of the patients at their first presentation were extracted from the files and their height and weight were measured at the end of the study, wrist X-Ray was performed in order to determine the bone age...
February 19, 2018: Endocrine Connections
Tsuyoshi Tajika, Atsushi Yamamoto, Noboru Oya, Takanori Kitagawa, Hiroki Kobayashi, Hitoshi Shitara, Haku Iizuka, Kenji Takagishi, Hirotaka Chikuda
Background: Elucidating the relation between bone health condition and muscle strength can provide useful knowledge for Japan's super-aged society. This study ascertained the Speed Of Sound (SOS) of the calcaneus and upper and lower limb muscle strength in a general population. Methods: Medical examinations were conducted of 277 adult residents (100 men, 177 women; average age 67.1 years) of a mountain village. Bilateral hand grip and hand key pinch strength were measured...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Ying Dong, Zengwu Wang, Zuo Chen, Xin Wang, Linfeng Zhang, Jingyu Nie, Congyi Zheng, Jiali Wang, Lan Shao, Ye Tian, Runlin Gao
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to assess the association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and obesity in predicting CKD among Chinese adults, distinguishing between 5 different adiposity indices: visceral fat index (VFI), percentage body fat (PBF), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR). METHODS: A total of 29,516 participants aged 35 years or above were selected using a stratified multistage random sampling method across China during 2012-2015...
February 17, 2018: BMC Nephrology
Rong Zhang, Sheng-Yong Dong, Fei Wang, Cong Ma, Xiao-Lan Zhao, Qiang Zeng, Ao Fei
Background: Obesity induces dyslipidemia, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and inflammatory state, which results in atherogenic processes, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. We usually use body composition indices, such as body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage (BFP), waist circumference-height ratio (WHtR), and waist-hip ratio (WHR) to reflect the obesity. The aim of this large population-based cross-sectional study was to investigate the associations between body composition indices and metabolic parameters in Chinese adults...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
Xu Chen, Yu Liu, Xizhuo Sun, Zhaoxia Yin, Honghui Li, Kunpeng Deng, Cheng Cheng, Leilei Liu, Xinping Luo, Ruiyuan Zhang, Feiyan Liu, Qionggui Zhou, Chongjian Wang, Linlin Li, Lu Zhang, Bingyuan Wang, Yang Zhao, Junmei Zhou, Chengyi Han, Hongyan Zhang, Xiangyu Yang, Chao Pang, Lei Yin, Tianping Feng, Jingzhi Zhao, Ming Zhang, Dongsheng Hu
This study compared the ability of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), conicity index, and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) to predict incident hypertension and to identify the cutoffs of obesity indices for predicting hypertension in rural Chinese adults. This prospective cohort study recruited 9905 participants aged 18-70 years during a median follow-up of 6 years in rural China. Logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses were used to assess the association, predictive ability, and optimal cutoffs (in terms of hypertension risk factors) of the four obesity indices: BMI, WC, conicity index, and WHtR...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Human Hypertension
Aya Itoi, Yosuke Yamada, Keiichi Yokoyama, Tetsuji Adachi, Misaka Kimura
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Accurate estimation of energy expenditure in older people is important for nutritional support. The current literature contains controversial or inconsistent data regarding the resting metabolic rate (RMR, or basal metabolic rate) in older adults, including the relationship between the RMR and ethnicity. Little information about the RMR in healthy Asian older adults is available. This study was performed to examine the RMR in healthy Japanese older adults and compare it with previously established 16 equations...
December 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
Vasu D Gooty, Alan R Sinaiko, Justin R Ryder, Donald R Dengel, David R Jacobs, Julia Steinberger
BACKGROUND: Measures of carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) in adults are correlated with adiposity and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and predict cardiovascular (CV) events. Relations in children are not as well studied. Our objective was to determine the relations of cIMT with body mass index (BMI) and CV risk score in children. METHODS: The study included 291 children (158 M/133 F) 6-18 years of age (140 aged 6-11/151 aged 12-18) with measurements of height, weight, waist circumference; fasting lipids, glucose, insulin, and cIMT...
February 7, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
Erin E Masterson, Annette L Fitzpatrick, Daniel A Enquobahrie, Lloyd A Mancl, Dan T A Eisenberg, Esther Conde, Philippe P Hujoel
OBJECTIVES: Bioarchaeological findings have linked defective enamel formation in preadulthood with adult mortality. We investigated how defective enamel formation in infancy and childhood is associated with risk factors for adult morbidity and mortality in adolescents. METHODS: This cohort study of 349 Amerindian adolescents (10-17 years of age) related extent of enamel defects on the central maxillary incisors (none, less than 1/3, 1/3 to 2/3, more than 2/3) to adolescent anthropometrics (height, weight) and biomarkers (hemoglobin, glycated hemoglobin, white blood cell count, and blood pressure)...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
Wei-Yu Chen, Yu-Ting Lin, Yin Chen, Ken-Chun Chen, Benjamin Ing-Tiau Kuo, Pei-Chen Tsao, Yu-Sheng Lee, Wen-Jue Soong, Mei-Jy Jeng
BACKGROUND: Standing height (SH) is the most reliable parameter used to predict spirometric values in children, but measurement of this parameter may be difficult in children with thoracic or spinal abnormalities. This study was designed to establish reference equations to estimate SHs of children using their arm span length (ASL) or forearm ulnar length (UL) as an index. METHODS: Children aged 1-17 years were enrolled to measure their SH, body weight, ASL, and UL...
January 25, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
J Vergier, E Marquant, T Busa, R Reynaud
Tall stature is not a common motive for medical consultation, even though by definition 2.5 % of children in the general population are concerned. It is usually defined as height greater than+2 standard deviations (SD) using the appropriate growth chart for age and gender, or a difference greater than +2 SD between actual height and target height. With a patient presenting tall stature, the physician has to determine whether it is a benign feature or a disease. Indeed, making the diagnosis is essential for hormonal disease or genetic overgrowth syndromes...
January 29, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Il-Young Jang, Hee-Won Jung, Chang Ki Lee, Sang Soo Yu, Young Soo Lee, Eunju Lee
Purpose: It is important to define lean muscle mass when diagnosing sarcopenia, but there is still controversy on the clinical implication of sarcopenia derived by height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) adjusted muscle mass indices. We aimed to evaluate the longitudinal clinical relevance of 3 sarcopenia definitions in the Korean population. Patients and methods: We conducted comprehensive geriatric assessments for 1,379 community-dwelling older participants in the Aging Study of PyeongChang Rural Area (ASPRA) cohort and followed them up prospectively for death, institutionalization, and disability every 3 months...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Brianna Bourgeois, Krista Watts, Diana M Thomas, Owen Carmichael, Frank B Hu, Moonseong Heo, John E Hall, Steven B Heymsfield
The mechanisms linking short stature with an increase in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease risk remain elusive. This study tested the hypothesis that significant associations are present between height and blood pressure in a representative sample of the US adult population.Participants were 12,988 men and women from a multiethnic sample (age ≥ 18 years) evaluated in the 1999 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey who were not taking antihypertensive medications and who had complete height, weight, % body fat, and systolic and diastolic arterial blood pressure (SBP and DBP) measurements; mean arterial blood pressure and pulse pressure (MBP and PP) were calculated...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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