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INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of young females at risk of developing eating disorders (ED) and the associated socio-demographical variables. METHODS A set of self-administered questionnaires consisting of an Eating Attitude Test (EAT), an Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) and a socio-demographical questionnaire was(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the fetal cardiac time intervals from the longitudinal analysis of noninvasive fetal electrocardiography (fECG) in normal pregnancies. METHODS One hundred singleton pregnancies were examined in this longitudinal study. Cardiac time intervals were derived from fetal electrocardiograms obtained noninvasively using three electrodes(More)
BACKGROUND P maximum and P dispersion are evaluated as predictors of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in adults. In this study, these variables are being investigated in children with secundum ASD in comparison with that of normal controls and in relation to size of ASD and the presence or absence of atrial dilation. METHODS Ninety-four children with(More)
The purpose of this study is to survey the prevalence of obesity in Singapore primary school children from 1976 to 1980. The number of children screened comprised of 221,988 in primary I and 218,104 in primary VI. The male to female ratio was 1.04:1. Obesity is defined as body weight above 120% of Harvard standard weight for height. The overall prevalence(More)
  • Ting Fei Ho
  • Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • 2009
INTRODUCTION The aim of this paper is to review the cardiovascular (CVS) risks associated with obesity in children and adolescents. Both short-term and long-term CVS consequences, the mechanisms of how these develop and the measures that can alter or reverse these CVS events are reviewed. MATERIALS AND METHODS Selected publications include original(More)
In this study, 65 obese children with a mean age of 12.1 years and mean relative weight (RW) of 156.1% had their lung function evaluated in comparison to predicted normal values. There were substantial changes in forced expiratory flow rates (FEF's) and maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV), with reductions to between 60% to 70% of predicted normal values.(More)
Signal-averaged electrocardiograms (SAECGs) have been found to be influenced by sex and anthropometry in adults. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this relationship in children. Total filtered QRS duration (TQRS), duration of high-frequency, low-amplitude signals in the terminal portion of the QRS complex that were less than 40 microV (HFLA)(More)