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[대전=뉴시스]Reporter Do-Hyun Kim = Chungnam National University Hospital announced on the 16th that the paper published by Professor Isami Lee’s team in the Department of Family Medicine was published in the SSCI (Social Sciences Citation Index) journal’BMC Women’s Health’.
This paper is about the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women in Koreans.
The research team was divided into 2114 menopausal women aged 40 years or older, according to the body mass index criteria: underweight group (BMI less than 18.5), normal weight group (BMI more than 18.5, less than 25), and obese group (BMI more than 25), and the risk of osteoporotic fracture. Confirmed.
As a result, the low weight group had a 5.49 times higher risk of vertebral fracture than the normal weight group, and the obese group had 22.05 times higher risk of femoral fracture and 3.85 times higher risk of wrist fracture compared to the normal weight group.
◇ Chungnam National University Hospital Young-ae Kang, speech therapist, developed’voice therapy modeling training system and method’
Chungnam National University Hospital announced on the 16th that a speech therapist Youngae Kang of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology developed a’voice therapy modeling training system including a voice therapy modeling training device and a voice therapy modeling training method’ and completed a domestic patent application.
This patent is used for speech therapy using a smartphone application.
Also, unlike other existing voice therapy apps, it consists of a voice therapy training system that models a healthy voice.
Meanwhile, this training method was selected as an excellence award at the’GO MEDICA2020 Idea Contest’ hosted by the Institute of Medical Life in collaboration with Prof. Bonseok Koo, Professor Jaewon Jang of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of Chungnam National University Hospital, and Professor Horyun Won of the Department of Otolaryngology of Sejong Chungnam National University Hospital.
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