abdominal girth

abdominal girth

the circumference of the abdomen, usually measured at the umbilicus.

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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World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended South Asians abdominal girth should be less than 35.
It is advisable to maintain fasting blood sugar (FBS) (mg%), fasting low-density lipoprotein (LDL) bad cholesterol (mg/dL), diastolic lower blood pressure (mm Hg), resting heart rate, and abdominal girth (cm) all below 80.
A 43-year-old previously healthy female presented to her primary care physician with a two-week history of 10-lb weight gain, increased abdominal girth, abdominal pain and fatigue.
A 72-year-old woman was referred with a three-year history of abdominal discomfort, weight loss and increased abdominal girth.
Then detailed secondary survey was carried out while monitoring the vitals and abdominal girth of patient who were kept on conservative management.
Patients require frequent monitoring by a health care provider to shorten the tube as they lose weight and abdominal girth, so that the disk remains flush against their skin.
found that obese patients have a median abdominal girth of 38 cm, compared to 31 cm in normal or overweight patients.
The nurse must document the abdominal examination findings including abdominal girth in people with centripetal obesity.
Clinically, increasing abdominal girth is the most common symptom seen in both men and women with PMP.
17) Those patients with stable blood pressure, adequate urine output, maintained abdominal girth and insignificant changes in laboratory finding were managed conservatively (NOM).
the BJMP physician at the Quezon City Jail annex in Taguig City, recommended that Ampatuan be brought to NKTI due to difficulty of breathing and an increase in abdominal girth.
Patients typically experience persistent bloating and increased abdominal girth, as well as difficulty eating because they feel full too quickly.