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By Neil Fernandes Pediatric resident currently pediatric critical care fellow next!
Susanna Wiegand, Klaus-Michael Keller, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Wilfried Pott, Thomas Reinehr, Markus Röbl, Rainer Stachow, Sabine Tuschy, Ingo Weidanz, Kurt Widhalm, Martina de Zwaan, Reinhard W Holl
BACKGROUND: Pediatric lifestyle interventions have positive short-term effects on obese patients. Studies on long-term effects are still scarce in Europe. We investigated long-term weight patterns and sociodemographic predictors of a weight change in a large Central European (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) overweight pediatric cohort. METHODS: The APV (Adiposity Patients Verlaufsbeobachtung) database was retrospectively analyzed; 157 specialized childhood obesity centers contributed standardized data of 29,181 patients [body mass index (BMI) ≥ 90th percentile; 5-25 years old] presenting between 2000 and 2012...
2014: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
Joey C Eisenmann
This article provides descriptive information on the assessments conducted in stage 3 or 4 pediatric obesity-management programs associated with National Association of Children's Hospital and Related Institutions hospitals enrolled in FOCUS on a Fitter Future. Eighteen institutions completed a survey that considered the following assessments: patient/family medical history; physical examination; blood pressure; body size and composition; blood chemistry; aerobic fitness; resting metabolic rate; muscle strength and flexibility; gross motor function; spirometry; sedentary behavior and physical activity; dietary behavior and nutrition; and psychological assessments...
September 2011: Pediatrics
Aaron S Kelly, Sarah E Barlow, Goutham Rao, Thomas H Inge, Laura L Hayman, Julia Steinberger, Elaine M Urbina, Linda J Ewing, Stephen R Daniels
Severe obesity afflicts between 4% and 6% of all youth in the United States, and the prevalence is increasing. Despite the serious immediate and long-term cardiovascular, metabolic, and other health consequences of severe pediatric obesity, current treatments are limited in effectiveness and lack widespread availability. Lifestyle modification/behavior-based treatment interventions in youth with severe obesity have demonstrated modest improvement in body mass index status, but participants have generally remained severely obese and often regained weight after the conclusion of the treatment programs...
October 8, 2013: Circulation
W Timothy Garvey, Jeffrey I Mechanick, Elise M Brett, Alan J Garber, Daniel L Hurley, Ania M Jastreboff, Karl Nadolsky, Rachel Pessah-Pollack, Raymond Plodkowski
OBJECTIVE: Development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees and adheres to published AACE protocols for the standardized production of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS: Recommendations are based on diligent review of clinical evidence with transparent incorporation of subjective factors. RESULTS: There are 9 broad clinical questions with 123 recommendation numbers that include 160 specific statements (85 [53...
July 2016: Endocrine Practice
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