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Body Weights and Measures 195 articles

  1. Pupal remodeling and the development and evolution of sexual dimorphism in horned beetles.

    American Naturalist 168(6):711 (2006) PMID 17109315

    I show that this assumption is not based on developmental reality. Instead, after their initial prepupal growth phase, beetle horns are extensively remodeled during the subsequent pupal stage via sex- and size-dependent resorption of horn tissue. I show that adult sexual dimorphism in four Onthophag...
  2. Decrements in the thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) levels in association with orlistat treatment in obesity.

    Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis 12(3):364 (2006) PMID 16959692

    We aimed to assess circulating thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) levels in obese female patients and to test the effects of orlistat-induced weight loss on basal TAFI concentrations. Obese female outpatients age 18 and older, with a body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilo...
  3. Body morphology in adolescent girls with anorexia nervosa: a short-term longitudinal study.

    Collegium Antropologicum 22(2):497 (1998) PMID 9887606

    Changes in body morphology of anorectic girls during illness as well as during the treatment period were studied using data on 23 anthropometric traits. The sample consisted of 20 adolescent girls, aged 16.05 +/- 2.21 years. Girls with shorter duration of anorexia nervosa have larger amounts of fat...
  4. Synchrony in telomere length of the human fetus.

    Human Genetics 102(6):640 (1998) PMID 9703424

    We conclude that synchrony in telomere length exists among tissues of the human fetus. This synchrony is apparently lost during extrauterine life....
  5. Somatotype and blood pressure of rural South African children aged 6-13 years: Ellisras longitudinal growth and health study.

    Annals of Human Biology 34(2):240 (2007) PMID 17558594

    The prevalence of hypertension ranges from 1 to 5.8% in boys and 3.4-11.4% in girls. The prevalence of overweight ranges from 1.1 to 2.9% in boys and 0.6-4.6% in girls. Systolic BP and BMI showed a significant positive correlation at age 6 years (r = 0.436) and 10-13 years (r = 0.180-0.246 in boys a...
  6. Body composition changes during lactation in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected South African women.

    JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syn... 43(4):467 (2006) PMID 16980904

    The nutritional consequences of HIV infection in lactating women are unknown. To measure the body composition of South African lactating women in relation to HIV status. Fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) using bioimpedance spectrometry (BIS) and an...
  7. Central corneal thickness in children: Racial differences (black vs. white) and correlation with measured intraocular pressure.

    Journal of Glaucoma 15(6):520 (2006) PMID 17106365

    The mean CCT of black children is thinner than that of white children. There is a positive relationship between increasing measured IOP and CCT among children with normal corneas and anterior segments. The interpretation of elevated IOP in eyes with abnormal anterior segment anatomy and thickened co...
  8. Reduced human and murine corneal thickness in an Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome subtype.

    Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 47(11):4905 (2006) PMID 17065505

    The results show that PITX2/Pitx2 mutation results in reduced corneal thickness and provides the first example of reduced CCT in a genetic subtype of glaucoma. These data will facilitate management of developmental glaucoma and offer potential for guiding molecular genetic testing in patients with A...
  9. Frontal and occipital horn ratio: A linear estimate of ventricular size for multiple imaging modalities in pediatric hydrocephalus.

    Pediatric Neurosurgery 29(5):245 (1998) PMID 9917541

    The frontal and occipital horn ratio is a simple method of evaluating ventricular size in pediatric hydrocephalus patients with CSF shunts....
  10. [Prevalence of overweight and obesity among members of the Brazilian army: association with arterial hypertension].

    Audio, Transactions of the IRE Professional Gro... 13(5):1661 (2008) PMID 18813666

    Our findings show a prevalence of systemic arterial hypertension (5,63%) considerably below that found in other national studies and strong associations between the used anthropometric indicators and hypertension....