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Predictive Utility of Anthropometric Based Cut-offs in Assessing Excess Adiposity among Preschool Children in a Multiethnic Population

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.485
Pages: 
114-20
Synopsis: 
We evaluated the diagnostic performance of various recommended anthropometric-based cut-offs in identifying excess adiposity in a multi-ethnic, pre-school population. Our results suggested that diagnostic performance was associated with gender and the cut-offs used, but was not associated with ethnicity.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Screening for childhood obesity is a necessary step in developing appropriate and effective interventions. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of various recommended international anthropometric cut-offs based on body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), triceps skinfold (TSF), and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in predicting excess adiposity (body fat ≥ 25%) in a random sample of Trinidadian preschoolers.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

Detection of Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among Patients with and without HIV Infection in a Rural Setting

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.082
Pages: 
122–6
Synopsis: 
This research establishes the sensitivity of the Griess nitrate reductase assay (NRA) and the Hain molecular line probe assay (LPA) in tuberculosis (TB)/HIV coinfected patients in Guyana. It also highlights the difference in sensitivities of the two drug susceptibility tests.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To analyse the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by nitrate reductase assay (NRA) and the Hain molecular line probe assay (LPA) in sputa of tuberculosis (TB)/HIV co-infected patients in Guyana.

Design: Sputum samples were collected from known TB patients at Georgetown Chest Clinic and were analysed at the Reference Laboratory, Guyana, over the period April 2010 to April 2011.

Accepted: 
11 May, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013
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