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OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of foot-to-foot bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and anthropometric indices as measures of body composition in children.DESIGN: Comparison of foot-to-foot BIA and anthropometry to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)-derived body composition in a multi-ethnic group of children.SUBJECTS: Eighty-two European, NZ(More)
OBJECTIVES: First, to determine obesity rates in Auckland school children according to their ethnic group using two different criteria: the body mass index (BMI) and percentage body fat (PBF) derived from bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA). Second to examine the relationship between BMI and body composition across ethnic groups to determine if BMI(More)
BACKGROUND Alveolar macrophages are sentinels of the pulmonary mucosa and central to maintaining immunological homeostasis. However, their role in governing the response to allergen is not fully understood. Inappropriate responses to the inhaled environment manifest as asthma. METHODS We utilized a mechanistic IL-13-driven model and a house dust mite(More)
Despite the routine nature of comparing sequence variations identified during clinical testing to database records, few databases meet quality requirements for clinical diagnostics. To address this issue, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in collaboration with the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA), and the Human Variome(More)
A 72-year-old man with increased monocytes and eosinophils in the bone marrow was found to have an isochromosome, i(14q), as the sole abnormality on bone-marrow cytogenetics. Follow-up over 12 months with repeat cytogenetic testing of bone marrow specimens on three further occasions showed an additional abnormality consisting of an apparently balanced(More)
The inversion 16 cytogenetic abnormality is frequently, but not exclusively, seen in the FAB (French–American–British) M4Eo subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). At the molecular level, it is associated with a CBFB-MYH11 fusion gene, but heterogeneity in the position of the CBFB and MYH11 breakpoints results in considerable variability in the fusion(More)
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