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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Everything that the estimated fetal weight [EFW] can do, the abdominal circumference can do better," especially in diabetic mothers, said Dr.
Patient from her previous records had her BM not significantly changed but her abdominal circumference had increased about 4.
Of these patients, the mean maximum abdominal circumference decreased significantly from 106.
The quantile-quantile (Q-Q) plots for (A) abdominal circumference, (B) body height, (C) body length, (D) body weight, (E) cannon bone circumference, (F) chest circumference, (G) chest depth, (H) chest width, (I) hip circumference.
In addition to greater bodyweight, the animals of the cafeteria diet group also presented alterations in abdominal circumference, deposits of perigonadal fat, body mass index and Lee index, which were significantly greater than those in the control group.
Campbell22 studied 162 measurements of the TCD and abdominal circumference obtained between 15 - 38 weeks of gestation.
D (Standard deviation) for abdominal circumference than the mean for that gestational age.
However, we also tested for potential interaction between child sex and TCS exposure in models with birth weight, birth length, head circumference, and abdominal circumference as outcomes by inserting a product interaction term of child sex x maternal urinary TCS levels (continuous, osmolality-adjusted, log2-transformed TCS concentration) in the statistical models.
The crude logistic regression was performed to analyze the association between presence and laterality of calcification and different factors studied (gender, age, BMI, abdominal circumference, hypertension, smoking and own or family medical history of cardiovascular diseases).
The relative risk refers to the exposure towards the overweight of the scholars whose parameters in this study were the nutritional status and the abdominal circumference.
The measurements of food intake, animal growth, abdominal circumference, and lipids and glucose metabolism, variables which can be changed during the consumption of a HFD, were done to evaluate the possible effects of HFD and of the antioxidant treatment with apocynin and tempol in mice at different ages.
Differences in abdominal circumference paralleled the differences in estimated fetal weight, Dr.