abdominal circumference


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abdominal circumference

A term for a measurement used in assessing foetal growth, which is regarded as the most important marker of normal foetal proportions. It ranges from 50 mm at 11 weeks to 300 mm at 37 weeks. In adults it is an important clinical parameter for assessing risk of developing metabolic syndrome—36 inches (88 cm) is the cut off point, above which metabolic syndrome is more likely.
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Compared with the control group, the patients had elevated BMI (p<0.001), abdominal circumference (p<0.001), carotid (IMT) (p=0.008), HbAlc (p=0.034), hsCRP (p=0.002), morning urine micro-albumin (p=0.049), and lower age (p=0.019).
Mother with abdominal circumference (in cm) of <92 gave birth to male babies with a mean birth weight of 3.02 [+ or -] 0.27 or female babies with a mean birth weight of 2.51 [+ or -] 0.40.
The number of bowel movements increased 2 weeks after the injection, the symptoms of bloating were relieved, and the abdominal circumference was reduced to 88 cm.
Abdominal obesity was also classified as an important risk factor for DM in the current study, due to the association between increased abdominal circumference and higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Evaluation of anthropometric parameters was made through the measurement of abdominal circumference, body mass index (BMI), triceps skinfold, and arm circumference.
The ability to use these values in a cohort study might lead us to think that the differences could probably not be associated with the content of the abdominal cavity, but rather with the variations of these 2 variables, added to the weight of the newborn, despite the fact that some observations have not found a relationship between abdominal circumference and the risk of hypotension.
Obstetric ultrasound assessment showed severe fetal hydrops with increased abdominal circumference due to ascites and elevated Middle Cerebral Artery Peak Systolic Velocity.
The increase observed in abdominal circumference at the 12th ICS and 18th rib during the 9th to 11th months of gestation resulted from abdominal expansion to accommodate fetal growth.
WASHINGTON -- To predict macrosomia, fetal abdominal circumference is the best single measure to obtain on ultrasound, John C.
The anthropometric measures (Body mass, height, abdominal circumference, and triceps skinfold thickness) were collected at the Kinesis Laboratory located at Universidade Potiguar (UNP), Natal, RN, Brazil.
There was no significant change in her body mass (BM) following the exercise administration and no reduction in her abdominal circumference as well.
Body dimension traits consist of abdominal circumference (AC), body height (BH), body length (BL), cannon bone circumference (CBC), chest circumference (CC), chest depth (CD), chest width (CW), hip circumference (HC).