Trends in Self-perceived #Weight Status, Weight Loss Attempts, and Weight Loss Strategies Among Adults in the United States, 1999-2006

..Increasing trends were observed in current measured BMI (difference, 1.20; 95% CI, 0.92-1.47; P for trend < .001), current measured weight (difference 2.77 kg; 95% CI, 1.92-3.61 kg; P for trend < .001), adjusted, self-reported, prior-year weight (difference, 2.36 kg; 95% CI, 1.52-3.21 kg; P for trend < .001), and the difference between measured and adjusted self-reported weight (difference 0.70 kg; 95% CI, 0.34-1.07 kg; P for trend < .001). During this period, … Continue reading Trends in Self-perceived #Weight Status, Weight Loss Attempts, and Weight Loss Strategies Among Adults in the United States, 1999-2006

Bedside #Optic Nerve Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Increased Intracranial #pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Optic nerve ultrasonography (optic nerve sheath diameter sonography) has been proposed as a noninvasive, quick method for diagnosing increased intracranial pressure ..Accuracy estimates were similar among studies stratified by patient age, operator specialty and training level, reference standard, sonographer blinding status, and cutoff value. The optimal cutoff for optic nerve sheath dilatation on ultrasonography was 5.0 mm. Optic nerve ultrasonography can help diagnose increased intracranial … Continue reading Bedside #Optic Nerve Ultrasonography for Diagnosing Increased Intracranial #pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis