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UNLABELLED Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a predominantly adult-diagnosed disorder. Knowledge regarding the epidemiology, phenotype, and metabolic risk factors, during adolescence is limited. We sought to determine the prevalence, phenotype, and predictors of NAFLD in 1170 community-based adolescents in the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to establish the nature and stability of the strength-size relationship for the knee flexors and extensors across a 6-month period of childhood growth. METHODS Nineteen typically developing children aged 5-11 years underwent lower limb magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dynamometry strength assessments on 2(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared barium studies of the small bowel with multidetector CT (MDCT) in the evaluation of the small bowel during the initial presentation of inflammatory bowel disease in a pediatric population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This was a prospective study. Eighteen children undergoing workup for inflammatory bowel disease underwent MDCT, colonoscopy,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the muscle size-strength relationship of the knee flexors and extensors in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) in relation to typically developing children (TD). METHODS Eighteen children with spastic Diplegia, Gross Motor Function Classification System I-III (mean 7 y 5 mo SD 1 y 7 mo) and 19 TD children (mean 7 y 6 mo SD 1 y(More)
Copy Number Variations (CNVs) comprising the distal 1q region 1q43-q44 are associated with neurological impairments, structural brain disorder, and intellectual disability. Here, we report an extremely rare, de novo case of a 1q43-q44 deletion with an adjacent duplication, associated with severe seizures, microcephaly, agenesis of the corpus callosum, and(More)
Lab on a Stick (LoaS) is a portable, modular, and scalable way to teach networking, systems administration, and computer security related material to students of all ages. The LoaS model empowers educators to develop customized virtual laboratory environments hosted on commonly available USB flash drives that are easily distributable. The students can(More)
AIM To determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to categorize small bowel Crohn's disease (SB CD) into groups that correlate with response to medical therapy and surgical pathology. METHODS Data was collected from all patients with MRI evidence of SB CD without significant colonic disease over a 32-mo period. Two radiologists,(More)
Emphysematous gastritis is a rare form of gastritis that results from infection of the stomach wall by gas-forming organisms. Diagnosis of this commonly fatal condition rests on radiological demonstration of gas within the stomach wall. This can be observed on plain radiographs or CT scans of the abdomen. Only by prompt diagnosis and treatment can mortality(More)
PURPOSE Investigate the combination effects of strength training and Botulinum Toxin Type-A (BoNT-A) on muscle strength and morphology in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). METHODS Fifteen children receiving BoNT-A, classified as Spastic Diplegic CP, GMFCS I-II, and aged 5-12 years were recruited for this study. Randomly allocated to 10 weeks of strength(More)
AIM With evidence for an atrophic effect of botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) documented in typically developing muscles, this study investigated the immediate morphological alterations of muscles in children with cerebral palsy (CP) after BoNT-A treatment. METHOD Fifteen children (10 males, five females; age range 5-11y, mean age 8y 5mo, SD 1y 10mo) with(More)