Navigation Links
Overweight Children may Develop Back Pain and Spinal Abnormalities
Date:11/30/2009

8 patients. Fifty-four had BMI greater than the 75th percentile for age. Thirty-seven (68.5 percent) of these children showed abnormal findings on their spine MRI. Fifty-two patients fell into the lowest three quartiles. Only 18 (34.6 percent) of the children at or below a healthy weight had an abnormal MRI of the spine.

"We observed a trend toward increased spine abnormality with higher BMI," Dr. Burns said. "These results demonstrate a strong relationship between increased BMI in the pediatric population and the incidence of lumbar disc disease."

According to Dr. Burns, data revealed in the study could signal a significant public health problem given the health costs of back pain in the U.S.

"Back pain causes significant morbidity in adults, affecting quality of life and the ability to be productive," he said.

Co-authors are Amichai J. Erdfarb, M.D., Jordana Schneider, David Ginsburg, B.A., Benjamin Taragin, M.D., and Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.

Note: Copies of RSNA 2009 news releases and electronic images will be available online at RSNA.org/press09 beginning Monday, Nov. 30.

RSNA is an association of more than 44,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists committed to excellence in patient care through education and research. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)

Editor's note: The data in these releases may differ from those in the printed abstract and those actually presented at the meeting, as researchers continue to update their data right up until the meeting. To ensure you are using the most up-to-date information, please call the RSNA Newsroom at 1-312-949-3233.

For patient-friendly information on MRI, visit RadiologyInfo.org.

SOURCE Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)


'/>"/>
SOURCE Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Fitness.com.au Poll Finds 80% Blame Parents For Our Overweight Kids
2. High Nutrient Peanut Snacks Help Overweight Kids Eat Less
3. Be overweight and live longer
4. Paradoxically, food insecurity may be underlying contributor to overweight
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Solvay Pharmaceuticals: New High Five Program Addresses Energy Levels of Overweight Men
6. Building Healthier America Announces the High Five Program Addressing Factors Affecting the Energy Levels of Overweight Men
7. U.S. Senate Vote Imminent on Deadly and Destructive Overweight Truck Exemption - Federal Agencys Dire Warning Ignored on Allowing 100,000 Pound Trucks on Maines Roads and Bridges
8. Video: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Joins Ad Council and Warner Bros. Pictures to Combat Childhood Overweight and Obesity
9. Breast cancer: Risk increases for smokers and overweight women
10. The Naked Truth: Overweight, Overwhelmed and Confused
11. Obesity Action Coalition Calls on PETA to Immediately End Campaign Stigmatizing Overweight and Obese Individuals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... with its top dressmaking technologies, has been a leading dress ... its latest designs of wedding dresses and launching a site-wide ... all the fresh new products are designed for 2015, and ... off. All the clothes from LunaDress follow up with the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is ... the first app ever created for kids with cancer. The Chemo ... and devices, is filled with enjoyable games to help children of ... The free app helps to keep kids entertained, educated and at ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The Incredible Bulk is a revolutionary method put together by ... up to 30lbs in less than 12 weeks without traditional ... prompting an investigative review. , “Our Incredible Bulk review ... that allows the body to pack on a massive amount ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 23, 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the premier ... 2015 maternity wedding dresses. View website of ... looking for maternity wedding dresses online for a bridal ... with high quality for them. Its maternity wedding dresses ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 A new white paper by ... person-centeredness in the long-term care environment as well as ... continuum. The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term ... practices of the patient, resident and family experience in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 2Health News:Chemo Duck Launches First App Ever Created for Kids with Cancer 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3
... and California University insist that images from radiology scans, such ... of the genetic activity of a tumor. ... and treating patients individually, based on the unique characteristics of ... use imaging to directly reveal multiple features of diseases that ...
... studied how a naturally occurring chemical in the bodies ... the length of the daylight they face. ... estrogens increase aggression in the animal during the short ... among male mice, when daylight increases in the summer. ...
... two missing radiation detectors in the Himalayan ranges, another ... rivers, a Japanese filmmaker has warned. ,Yoichi ... runs an independent documentary-making agency, is asking all SAARC ... and recovery operations on the slopes of Mt Everest ...
... in favour of a ban on smoking in workplaces and ... ,Some 88 percent of citizens in the European Union want ... study by the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm. ... for anti-tobacco policies could help make European public and work ...
... methane gas leaking from a colliery in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district, ... from the Bathdih colliery of Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) in ... of Barari Basti area who fell ill have been admitted to ... ,BCCL officials have rushed to the site to take ...
... Indian cricketer and commentator Maninder Singh, arrested for procuring ... official said Wednesday. ,"Maninder has confessed that ... deal with family problems. He first took drugs 10 ... A.S. Cheema told IANS. ,The Delhi ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Star Trek'-type Scanning may Help Reveal Genetic Activity of Tumors 2Health News:Researchers Find Estrogen Governs Genes That Affect Aggression 2Health News:Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat? 2Health News:Are Main Rivers in Himalayas Under Threat? 3Health News:Maninder Singh Confesses of Using Drugs 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... has approved a share repurchase program. The open-ended authorization ... of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. "Funding ... top priorities as we continue to pursue a range ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to ... as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the ... AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Amgen throughout the course of his ... "Scott is a nationally recognized thought leader ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) announced today that ... new Simple Plex platform through its Proteins Platform division ... of the previously acquired CyPlex instrument platform from CyVek. ... immunoassay technology which integrates an innovatively designed microfluidic cartridge ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
... chairs with concave seats and standard-sized ... options like seats, backrests, armrests, and ... are recommended for the following environments: ... control, health care and office. • ...
... Basic ergonomic chairs with ... with lumbar support • Select ... and casters and glides. • ... the following environments: industry, education, ...
... Basic ergonomic chairs with concave seats ... • Select options like seats, backrests, ... BTT/1P chairs are recommended for the ... room, static control, health care and ...
... with concave seats and large backrests ... like seats, backrests, armrests, and casters ... Series for top performance in a ... laboratory, clean room, static control, health ...
Medicine Products: