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Yap Te-Lu, Anette Sundfor Jacobsen, 01 Dec 2012

Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is a general term used to describe the dilatation of the fetal renal pelvis and/or its calyces. In pelviectasis, there is only dilatation of the renal pelvis; while in caliectasis, there is dilatation of the calyces. ANH is the most commonly diagnosed congenital urinary tract anomaly, which is detected by prenatal screening in 1–5% of all pregnancies.

Yap Te-Lu, Anette Sundfor Jacobsen, 01 Apr 2011

Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is a general term used to describe the dilatation of the fetal renal pelvis and/or its calyces. In pelviectasis, there is only dilatation of the renal pelvis; while in caliectasis, there is dilatation of the calyces. ANH is the most commonly diagnosed congenital urinary tract anomaly, which is detected by prenatal screening in 1–5% of all pregnancies.

Triponderal mass index superior to BMI for evaluating body fat during adolescence

19 Jul 2017
Triponderal mass index (TMI) is a superior index of body fat compared with body mass index (BMI) in adolescents, according to a recent study.

Using the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999–2006), researchers analysed cross-sectional dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and anthropometric data from 2,285 non-Hispanic white participants aged 8–29 years to determine changes in body fat levels, body proportions, and the scaling relationships among body mass, height, and percent body fat. Stability with age, accuracy in estimating percent body fat, and accuracy in classifying adolescents as overweight vs normal weight were used to determine the superior index.

The standard weight-to-height regression was not valid for finding the optimal body fat index since percent body fat varied with both age and height during adolescence. Unlike BMI which increases dramatically with age, necessitating the development of age-specific percentiles, TMI was stable between ages 8 and 17. TMI was also better at estimating percent body fat than BMI (R2=0.64 vs 0.38 for boys and R2=0.72 vs 0.66 for girls), and misclassified adolescents as overweight rather than normal weight less often than BMI z-scores (8.4 percent vs 19.4 percent misclassified, respectively; p<0.001). In addition, the index performed as well as updated BMI percentiles derived from the same data set (TMI 8.4 percent vs BMI 8.0 percent; p=0.62), but was much simpler to use since TMI does not require percentile calculations.
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Jairia Dela Cruz, 13 Oct 2016
Children born to obese mothers are at increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with children born to normal-weight mothers, according to data from a review and meta-analysis.
Yap Te-Lu, Anette Sundfor Jacobsen, 01 Oct 2013

Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is a general term used to describe the dilatation of the fetal renal pelvis and/or its calyces. In pelviectasis, there is only dilatation of the renal pelvis; while in caliectasis, there is dilatation of the calyces. ANH is the most commonly diagnosed congenital urinary tract anomaly, which is detected by prenatal screening in 1–5% of all pregnancies

Yap Te-Lu, Anette Sundfor Jacobsen, 01 Dec 2012

Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is a general term used to describe the dilatation of the fetal renal pelvis and/or its calyces. In pelviectasis, there is only dilatation of the renal pelvis; while in caliectasis, there is dilatation of the calyces. ANH is the most commonly diagnosed congenital urinary tract anomaly, which is detected by prenatal screening in 1–5% of all pregnancies.

Yap Te-Lu, Anette Sundfor Jacobsen, 01 Apr 2011

Antenatal hydronephrosis (ANH) is a general term used to describe the dilatation of the fetal renal pelvis and/or its calyces. In pelviectasis, there is only dilatation of the renal pelvis; while in caliectasis, there is dilatation of the calyces. ANH is the most commonly diagnosed congenital urinary tract anomaly, which is detected by prenatal screening in 1–5% of all pregnancies.