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Serum Magnesium and High Sensitive C - Reactive Protein in Hypertensive Obese Female School Learners

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.292
Synopsis: 
This study highlights the increased cardiovascular risks in overweight/obese female school learners in an understudied region of South Africa. There were higher proportion of pre-hypertension, hypertension and low-grade inflammation in overweight/obese participants in comparison with their lean participants.

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Objective: To examined the relationship of serum magnesium and high sensitive C-reactive proteins (hsCRP) with overweight/obesity and its association with hypertension in lean versus overweight/obese female adolescent school learners living in Mthatha, South Africa.

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12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 05 May, 2016

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Body Fat Percentage of Urban South African Children: Implications for Health and Fitness

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.203
Pages: 
582–8
Synopsis: 
School children in Central Pretoria, South Africa, have a high level of excessive percentage body fat, with girls having significantly higher percentage body fat compared to boys. Racially, black children were fatter than white children. The excessive percentage body fat observed among the children in this study has implications for their health and fitness.
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Objective: To explore gender and racial profiling of percentage body fat of 1136 urban South African children attending public schoolsin Pretoria Central.
 
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13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis, Multi Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis and Diabetes Mellitus: Two Case Series highlighting the need for Clinical Screening for Tuberculosis in Diabetes Mellitus Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.212
Synopsis: 
There is an increased burden of diabetes mellitus (DM) in resource poor setting, coupled with the susceptibility to co-infection with tuberculosis (TB) especially in a high endemic tuberculosis area. Programmatic re-engineering of screening for TB amongst DM patients is needed to ensure a control of an ongoing silent co-epidemic of DM and TB. These case studies highlight the risk of the acquisition of TB among DM patients in line with the current clinical guidelines. The case series showed the importance of incorporating TB screening among DM patients into clinical practice needs to be intensified in order to improve the outcomes of both tuberculosis and control the epidemics.

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Accepted: 
27 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2015

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Using Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve Analysis in Detecting Excess Adiposity in 9–13-year Old South African Children

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.108
Pages: 
670–3
Synopsis: 
This study confirmed that log10 SF4:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) at conventional cut-off points had a relatively high sensitivity and specificity in detecting excess adiposity, and therefore could be used to identify excess adiposity in South African children.

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Objective: Little is known concerning the applicability of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent South African children. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index (BMI) and skinfold thickness:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent urban South African school children.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Using Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) Curve Analysis in Detecting Excess Adiposity in 9-13-year Old South African Children

DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.108

Objective: Little is known concerning the applicability of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent South African children. Therefore the purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of body mass index (BMI) and skinfold thickness:BMI (subcutaneous to overall fat) in detecting excess adiposity in preadolescent urban South African school children.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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Effects of a Mat Pilates Programme on Body Composition in Elderly Women

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.107
Pages: 
524–8
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An eight-week mat Pilates exercise programme may contradict or even reverse some of the most serious consequences of ageing associated with an increased fat mass and reduced lean body mass in elderly females.

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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013
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