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The aim of this work was to compare the nutritional status of children from low and high socioeconomic levels. Weight, height, mid arm circumference and tricipital skinfold thickness were measured in 1,842 children of low and 2,770 of high socioeconomic status. Mean weight, height, and mid arm muscular circumference were higher in children of high(More)
INTRODUCTION Obese adolescents have higher cardiovascular risk (CVR). Intima-media thickness (IMT) detects early arterial vascular compromise. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether obese adolescents have higher vascular compromise measured by IMT than nonobese adolescents, and if this is greater in those with metabolic syndrome (MS). METHOD The study group(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine whether puncturing the uterine wall and the amnion causes uterine contractions that result in fetal abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS An experimental study was performed using four groups of three female rabbits. Group A received a puncture of the amniotic membranes of one of the uteri on day 15 of(More)
BACKGROUND The current treatment of keloids includes surgery, intralesional steroids, and radiotherapy, among others. Radiotherapy is not recommended in children due to its effects on growing tissues. Our aim was to study intralesional triamcinilone therapy of keloids in children and analyze the impact of body location, age of the lesion, and etiology of(More)
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