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J P Y Cheung, P W H Cheung, D Samartzis, K M C Cheung, K D K Luk
AIMS: We report the use of the distal radius and ulna (DRU) classification for the prediction of peak growth (PG) and growth cessation (GC) in 777 patients with idiopathic scoliosis. We compare this classification with other commonly used parameters of maturity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The following data were extracted from the patients' records and radiographs: chronological age, body height (BH), arm span (AS), date of menarche, Risser sign, DRU grade and status of the phalangeal and metacarpal physes...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Shyama Choudhary, Satyendra Khichar, Dhanraj Dabi, Manish Parakh, Pawan K Dara, Poonam Parakh, Suyasha Vyas, Bindu Deopa
INTRODUCTION: Adolescence is the formative period of life. Poor adolescent health translates into poor maternal health leading to increased maternal morbidity with inter-generational consequences. AIM: To compare anthropometric, socio-demographic, menstrual and nutritional status of rural and urban adolescent school going girls of Western Rajasthan, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional comparative study was conducted in two rural schools and one urban school of Jodhpur region...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Claire A Sheldon, Grace L Paley, Rui Xiao, Anat Kesler, Ori Eyal, Melissa W Ko, Chantal J Boisvert, Robert A Avery, Vincenzo Salpietro, Paul H Phillips, Gena Heidary, Shana E McCormack, Grant T Liu
PURPOSE: To examine anthropometric and maturational characteristics at diagnosis in pediatric idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). DESIGN: Retrospective, international, multisite study. PARTICIPANTS: Pediatric patients (2-18 years of age at diagnosis) with IIH. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Body mass index (BMI), height, and weight Z-scores; sexual maturation. METHODS: Cases of IIH were identified retrospectively based on diagnostic code, pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist databases, or both and updated diagnostic criteria (2013) were applied to confirm definite IIH...
September 27, 2016: Ophthalmology
Xinnan Zong, Hui Li, Yaqin Zhang, Huahong Wu
BACKGROUND: It is important to update weight-for-length/height growth curves in China and reexamine their performance in screening malnutrition. AIM: To develop weight-for-length/height growth curves for Chinese children and adolescents. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 94,302 children aged 0-19 years with complete sex, age, weight and length/height data were obtained from two cross-sectional large-scaled national surveys in China. Weight-for-length/height growth curves were constructed using the LMS method before and after average spermarcheal/menarcheal ages, respectively...
September 26, 2016: Annals of Human Biology
Susana Bubach, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Fernando Celso Barros, Fernando César Wehrmeister, Helen Gonçalves, Maria Cecília Formoso Assunção, Bernardo Lessa Horta
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that early menarche is positively associated with adiposity in adulthood. However, it is important to assess whether this association is due to early menarche or to the association of adiposity in late childhood with age at menarche. We evaluated the association between age at menarche and body composition in adolescence and adulthood, among subjects who have been prospectively followed in two Brazilian birth cohort studies. METHODS: In 1982 and 1993, the hospitals births in Pelotas were identified, and these subjects have been followed for several times...
2016: BMC Public Health
Vincenzo De Sanctis, Ihab Zaki Elhakim, Ashraf T Soliman, Heba Elsedfy, Nada Soliman, Rania Elalaily
: Obiective: To describe the characteristics of nipple development during puberty in Italian females. In addition this is compared with Tanner criteria for breast and pubic hair development at different stages and correlated with body mass index (BMI) and the menstrual age. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Italian children and adolescents consecutively assessed at the Endocrine and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic of Private Accredited Quisisana Hospital of Ferrara...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Yansong Zheng, Guilan Zhang, Zhilai Chen, Qiang Zeng
BACKGROUND: The association between age at menarche (AAM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has previously been investigated with controversial results. The relationship between the psychological characteristic of AAM and many cardiovascular risk factors remains unclear. PURPOSE: To assess the association between AAM and CVD risk factors in a large population. DESIGN AND SETTING: 13,242 women aged 24-79 years were recruited from China mainland during 2009-2013 for a cross-sectional, population-based study to investigate the association between AAM and CVD risk factors...
August 2016: Cardiorenal Medicine
Zhenjie Wang, Shaonong Dang, Yuan Xing, Qiang Li, Hong Yan
BACKGROUND: Menarche is a milestone for adolescent girls. The timing of menarche is influenced by genetics, social status and nutritional status (e.g., height, weight and body mass index [BMI]) and impacts future health (e.g., obesity and breast cancer). There have been many studies on trends in age at menarche among adolescent girls in China, but few have investigated associations between growth status and the timing of menarche. This study examined the association between age at menarche and growth status among adolescent girls in Western China...
2016: BMC Women's Health
Ximena Gaete, Patricia López, Nancy Unanue, Ethel Codner, Gabriel Cavada, Verónica Mericq
BACKGROUND: Menarche is the last stage of pubertal development, which coincides, with the completion of longitudinal growth. Our aim was to evaluate, post-menarcheal growth and clinical variables proposed to be associated with this growth. METHODS: In a prospective fashion, 106 healthy girls attending five different socioeconomic status (SES) schools of Santiago were randomly recruited. A pediatric endocrinologist obtained anthropometrics and registration of date at menarche every 6 months...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Zhao Ma, Yong Yang, JiSheng Lin, XiaoDong Zhang, Qian Meng, BingQiang Wang, Qi Fei
PURPOSE: To develop a simple new clinical screening tool to identify primary osteoporosis by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in postmenopausal women and to compare its validity with the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool for Asians (OSTA) in a Han Chinese population. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted, enrolling 1,721 community-dwelling postmenopausal Han Chinese women. All the subjects completed a structured questionnaire and had their bone mineral density measured using DXA...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Jenna K Schrijvers, Sarah A McNaughton, Kathryn L Beck, Rozanne Kruger
Examining dietary patterns provides an alternative approach to investigating dietary behaviors related to excess adiposity. The study aim was to investigate dietary patterns and body composition profiles of New Zealand European (NZE) women, participating in the women's EXPLORE (Examining the Predictors Linking Obesity Related Elements) study. Post-menarche, pre-menopausal NZE women (16-45 years) (n = 231) completed a validated 220-item, self-administrated, semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Body mass index (BMI) was calculated using measured height (cm) and weight (kg); body fat percentage (BF%) was measured using air displacement plethysmography (BodPod)...
2016: Nutrients
Tsz Chun Lai, Gabriel Matthew Leung, C Mary Schooling
BACKGROUND: Age of puberty has declined substantially in developed settings and is now declining in the rest of the world with economic development. Early age of puberty is associated with non-communicable diseases in adulthood, and may be a long-term driver of population health with effects over generations. In a non-Western setting, we examined the association of maternal age of menarche with blood pressure in late childhood/adolescence. METHODS: We used generalised estimating equations to estimate the adjusted association of maternal age of menarche with age-, sex- and height-adjusted blood pressure z-score from 10 to 16 years in Hong Kong's population-representative birth cohort, "Children of 1997" (n = 8327)...
2016: PloS One
Lisa Gallicchio, Jodi A Flaws, Rebecca L Smith
OBJECTIVE: Studies have shown that earlier age at menarche is associated with a higher risk of midlife obesity; however, the mechanism underlying this association is not known. The purpose of this study was to examine whether the association between age at menarche and midlife obesity is due to variation in circulating androgen concentrations. METHODS: Baseline data were analyzed from 748 women aged 45 to 54 years enrolled in the Midlife Women's Health Study, a prospective cohort study conducted in the Baltimore, MD region...
November 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Jonathan P Beauchamp
Recent findings from molecular genetics now make it possible to test directly for natural selection by analyzing whether genetic variants associated with various phenotypes have been under selection. I leverage these findings to construct polygenic scores that use individuals' genotypes to predict their body mass index, educational attainment (EA), glucose concentration, height, schizophrenia, total cholesterol, and (in females) age at menarche. I then examine associations between these scores and fitness to test whether natural selection has been occurring...
July 12, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Diana Kuh, Stella G Muthuri, Adam Moore, Tim J Cole, Judith E Adams, Cyrus Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, Kate A Ward
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of pubertal timing, assessed in adolescence, on bone size, strength and density in men and women in early old age. DESIGN: A British birth cohort study with prospective indicators of pubertal timing based on age at menarche, clinical assessment of pubertal stage, and growth tempo from serial height measures, and bone measures derived from peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at 60-64 years of age among 866 women and 792 men...
August 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
Ali Am Jouybari, Valiallah Arash, Saeid Tavanafar, Soraya Khafri, Zahra Dehghar
AIM: To investigate the skeletal, dental, and soft tissue changes in girls with class II division 1 malocclusion after growth spurt peak under the effect of activator appliance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 15 female patients, with skeletal class II and mandibular growth deficiency and at least 5 mm overjet, were randomly selected 6 months after their menarche. The mean of their ages at the beginning was 12.33 ± 0.81 years, and in the end it was 13...
2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Miguel M Álvarez-Álvarez, Robert Carreras-Torres, Daniela Zanetti, Esteban Vegas, Pedro Moral
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine whether the LIN28B gene is differentially distributed in the Mediterranean region through the analysis of the allele distribution of three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), namely rs7759938, rs314277, and rs221639, in 24 populations. These SNPs have been recently related to the age at menarche, pubertal height growth, peripubertal body mass index, levels of prenatal testosterone exposure, and cancer survival. METHODS: A total of 1,197 DNA samples were genotyped...
June 24, 2016: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
Kitae Sohn
OBJECTIVES: We used age at menarche to understand improvement in the biological standard of living in South Korea during the 20th century. METHODS: The main dataset, the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, provided a consistent source of nationally representative data with a large number of observations over a long period of time. We calculated mean ages at menarche by birth year and estimated the rate of decrease in age at menarche, while avoiding survival bias...
June 9, 2016: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
Zhumin Zhang, Mary J Lindstrom, Philip M Farrell, HuiChuan J Lai
BACKGROUND: To examine long-term growth benefit of newborn screening (NBS), adolescent peak height velocity (PHV), and adult height were compared between the screened (diagnosed early via NBS) and the control (identified generally by symptoms) in the Wisconsin Randomized Clinical Trial. METHODS: Data from 107 children born in 1985-1994 and followed through 2012 were analyzed. PHV was estimated by a semiparametric growth curve model and compared with Tanner reference...
May 2016: Pediatrics
Shamayl Munaf Ahmed, Maham Akbar Waheed, Farah Ahmad, Syed Hasan Danish
OBJECTIVE: To assess the average age of menarche in Pakistani girls from different socioeconomic backgrounds. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross sectional study design carried out on female students studying in different schools of Karachi in 2014. Girls aged 10-14 years age were included. Schools from all three socio economic strata were selected through random sampling technique from a list of schools having health care services. Data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire translated in Urdu where required...
May 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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