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Article: Association of abdominal obesity with lumbar disc degeneration--a magnetic resonance imaging study

TitleAssociation of abdominal obesity with lumbar disc degeneration--a magnetic resonance imaging study
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Issue Date2013
PublisherPublic Library of Science. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.plosone.org/home.action
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PLoS One, 2013, v. 8 n. 2, article no. e56244 How to Cite?
AbstractPURPOSE: To evaluate whether midsagittal (abdominal) obesity in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), waist circumference (WC) and body fat percentage are associated with lumbar disc degeneration in early adulthood. METHODS: We obtained the lumbar MRI (1.5-T scanner) of 325 females and 233 males at a mean age of 21 years. Lumbar disc degeneration was evaluated using Pfirrmann classification. We analysed the associations of MRI measures of obesity (abdominal diameter (AD), sagittal diameter (SAD), ventral subcutaneous thickness (VST), and dorsal subcutaneous thickness (DST)), WC and body fat percentage with disc degeneration sum scores using ordinal logistic regression. RESULTS: A total of 155 (48%) females and 147 (63%) males had disc degeneration. AD and SAD were associated with a disc degeneration sum score of >/=3 compared to disc degeneration sum score of 0-2 (OR 1.67; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.20-2.33 and OR 1.40; 95% CI 1.12-1.75, respectively) among males, but we found no association among females. WC was also associated with disc degeneration among males (OR 1.03 per one cm; 95% CI 1.00-1.05), but not among females. CONCLUSION: Measures of abdominal obesity in MRI and waist circumference were associated with disc degeneration among 21-year-old males.
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dc.contributor.authorTakatalo, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorKarppinen, JIen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaimela, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorNiinimaki, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaitinen, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorSequeiros, RBen_US
dc.contributor.authorSamartzis, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorKorpelainen, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorNayha, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorRemes, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorTervonen, Oen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-19T13:11:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-19T13:11:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationPLoS One, 2013, v. 8 n. 2, article no. e56244en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203 (Electronic) 1932-6203 (Linkinen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/203243-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: To evaluate whether midsagittal (abdominal) obesity in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), waist circumference (WC) and body fat percentage are associated with lumbar disc degeneration in early adulthood. METHODS: We obtained the lumbar MRI (1.5-T scanner) of 325 females and 233 males at a mean age of 21 years. Lumbar disc degeneration was evaluated using Pfirrmann classification. We analysed the associations of MRI measures of obesity (abdominal diameter (AD), sagittal diameter (SAD), ventral subcutaneous thickness (VST), and dorsal subcutaneous thickness (DST)), WC and body fat percentage with disc degeneration sum scores using ordinal logistic regression. RESULTS: A total of 155 (48%) females and 147 (63%) males had disc degeneration. AD and SAD were associated with a disc degeneration sum score of >/=3 compared to disc degeneration sum score of 0-2 (OR 1.67; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.20-2.33 and OR 1.40; 95% CI 1.12-1.75, respectively) among males, but we found no association among females. WC was also associated with disc degeneration among males (OR 1.03 per one cm; 95% CI 1.00-1.05), but not among females. CONCLUSION: Measures of abdominal obesity in MRI and waist circumference were associated with disc degeneration among 21-year-old males.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.plosone.org/home.action-
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS Oneen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleAssociation of abdominal obesity with lumbar disc degeneration--a magnetic resonance imaging studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailSamartzis, D: dspine@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authoritySamartzis, D=rp01430en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0056244en_US
dc.identifier.pmid23418543-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3571955-
dc.identifier.hkuros237998en_US
dc.identifier.volume8en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000315970300136-

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