abdominal girth

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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A 38-year-old healthy-appearing woman presented with To find the answer and an overview of the condition, increasing abdominal girth of 6 months' duration and a turn to the following page.
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World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended South Asians abdominal girth should be less than 35.5 inches in males (Caucasians 40 inches) and less than 31.5 inches in females (Caucasian 35 inches).
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.
He reported no change in urine or stools and no melena, dysphagia, anorexia, increase in abdominal girth, or change in his weight.
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.
Other methods include use of abdominal girth, Johnson's formula and Dawn's formula.
The patient was examined in her entirety and the expanding abdominal girth was noted by the theatre team.
A 72-year-old woman was referred with a three-year history of abdominal discomfort, weight loss and increased abdominal girth. On physical examination there was a mass in the epigastrium, which extended to the left hypochondrium.
"The benefits of exercise are numerous; lower body weight (specifically, abdominal girth) and lower LDL cholesterol are the benefits that have the most direct effects on cardiovascular risk.
Then detailed secondary survey was carried out while monitoring the vitals and abdominal girth of patient who were kept on conservative management.