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Cardiovascular risk and use of conicity index in patients submitted to autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Suelyne Rodrigues de Morais, Ana Carolina Cavalcante Viana, Ana Filomena Camacho Santos Daltro, Priscila da Silva Mendonça

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4253

ABSTRACT Objective To analyze the prevalence of overweight and the use of conicity index for cardiovascular risk assessment in individuals submitted to autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Methods The sample comprised 91 patients of both sexes, who underwent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from September 2008 to December 2013, aged 18 years or over. To determine the nutritional profile, we collected anthropometric data on weight, height, waist circumference upon hospital admission. The body mass index and the conicity index were […]

Obesity, sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and reduced mobility in Brazilian older people aged 80 years and over

Vanessa Ribeiro dos Santos, Igor Conterato Gomes, Denise Rodrigues Bueno, Diego Giulliano Destro Christofaro, Ismael Forte Freitas Jr., Luis Alberto Gobbo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4058

ABSTRACT Objective: To analyze which abnormalities in body composition (obesity, sarcopenia or sarcopenic obesity) are related to reduced mobility in older people aged 80 years and older. Methods: The sample included 116 subjects aged 80 years and older. The body composition was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and mobility was assessed by motor tests. The χ2 test was used to analyze the proportion of older people with sarcopenia, obesity and sarcopenic obesity based on sex as well as to […]

Regulation of adiposity by mTORC1

Juliana Magdalon, William Tadeu Festuccia

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017RB4106

ABSTRACT Obesity is characterized by an excessive increase in the adipose tissue mass, and is associated with higher incidence of several chronic metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Therefore, its increasing prevalence is a public health concern, and it is important to better understand its etiology to develop new therapeutic strategies. Evidence accumulated over the years indicates that obesity is associated with a marked activation in adipose tissue of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), a signaling […]

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation to Brazil of the Obesity-related Problems Scale

Andreia Mara Brolezzi Brasil, Fábio Brasil, Angélica Aparecida Maurício, Regina Maria Vilela

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO4004

ABSTRACT Objective To validate a reliable version of the Obesity-related Problems Scale in Portuguese to use it in Brazil. Methods The Obesity-related Problems Scale was translated and transculturally adapted. Later it was simultaneously self-applied with a 12-item version of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0), to 50 obese patients and 50 non-obese individuals, and applied again to half of them after 14 days. Results The Obesity-related Problems scale was able to differentiate obese from non-obese individuals […]

Increased ultrasensitive C-reactive protein is not associated with obesity in hospitalized heart failure patients

Vânia Ames Schommer, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Aline Marcadenti, Estefania Inez Wittke, André Luís Câmara Galvão, Guido Bernardo Aranha Rosito

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3705

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the association between obesity and levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in patients with heart failure admitted to a tertiary hospital.Methods:Cross-sectional study with a consecutive sampling of hospitalized patients with heart failure. Sociodemographic and clinical data were collected, and the nutritional status was assessed through indicators such as body mass index (in kg/m2), waist circumference (in cm), waist-hip ratio, triceps skinfold (in mm) and subscapularis skinfold (in mm). Neck circumference (in cm) was measured as well as serum […]

Associated factors with mammographic changes in women undergoing breast cancer screening

Ricardo Soares de Sant'Ana, Jacó Saraiva de Castro Mattos, Anderson Soares da Silva, Luanes Marques de Mello, Altacílio Aparecido Nunes

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3708

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate association of sociodemographic, anthropometric, and epidemiological factors with result of mammogram in women undergoing breast cancer screening.Methods:This is a cross-sectional study with data obtained through interviews, anthropometric measurements, and mammography of 600 women aged 40 to 69 years at the Preventive Medicine Department of Hospital de Câncer de Barretos, Brazil, in 2014. The results of these examinations in the BI-RADS categories 1 and 2 were grouped and classified in this study as normal mammogram outcome, and those of […]

Overweight effect on spirometric parameters in adolescents undergoing exercise

Rayana de Oliveira Costa, Juliana Pereira Silva, Eliana Mattos Lacerda, Rodrigo Dias, Vitor Alexandre Pezolato, Carlos Alberto da Silva, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3612

ABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate effects of overweight on spirometric parameters in adolescents who underwent bronchial provocation test for exercise.Methods We included 71 male adolescents. The diagnosis of asthma was done based on participants’ clinical history and on the International Study Questionnaire Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, and the diagnosis of obesity was based on body mass index above 95th percentile. The bronchospasm induced by exercise was assessed using the run-walk test on a treadmill for eight minutes. The decrease in forced expiratory […]

Chronic psychological stress and its impact on the development of aggressive breast cancer

Thayse Fachin Cormanique, Lirane Elize Defante Ferreto de Almeida, Cynthia Alba Rech, Daniel Rech, Ana Cristina da Silva do Amaral Herrera, Carolina Panis

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3344

ObjectiveTo investigate the clinicopathological findings of women diagnosed with breast cancer and study the impact of chronic psychological stress on the pathological characteristics of these tumors.MethodsWe investigated a cohort composed of women diagnosed with breast cancer and divided into two groups. One group was categorized as presenting with chronic psychological stress (by using the Self-Reporting Questionnaire − SRQ-20). Another group of women with breast cancer, but with no previous history of chronic psychological stress, comprised the Control Group. Clinical and […]

Relation between leukocyte count, adiposity, and cardiorespiratory fitness in pubertal adolescents

Thiago Ricardo dos Santos Tenório, Breno Quintella Farah, Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias, João Paulo Botero, Daniel Calado Brito, Patrícia Muniz Mendes Freire de Moura, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO3214

ObjectiveTo compare the total and differential leukocyte count in obese and normal-weight adolescents, and to verify their possible relations with cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity indicators.MethodsA cross-sectional study conducted with 139 adolescents (107 obese and 32 normal weight) aged between 13 and 18 years. Cardiorespiratory fitness was determined by direct gas analysis during an incremental treadmill test. Total leukocytes and subsets were estimated by flow cytometry. Body composition was assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Thet-test for independent samples was used for […]

Analysis of endometrial thickness measured by transvaginal ultrasonography in obese patients

Isabela Corrêa Barboza, Daniella de Batista Depes, Ilzo Vianna Júnior, Marisa Teresinha Patriarca, Raquel Martins Arruda, João Alfredo Martins, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2838

ObjectiveTo compare the endometrial echo values obtained by transvaginal ultrasonography with the body mass index of postmenopausal patients; to verify if there is higher prevalence of endometrial thickening in women with body mass index ≥30.MethodsThis is an analytical and cross-sectional study that evaluated 294 patients. Postmenopausal women were included, and those on hormone therapy were excluded. The variables evaluated were body mass index (considering obesity if >30), number of pregnancies, years since menopause, and age. These variables were correlated with […]

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