Search Results
Results 51 - 100 of 318
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Cruz, Norma - - 2010
Background: It has been suggested that preservation of nonviable cranial bone is possible in some selected cases in the absence of infection.
Hernan-Martinez, Jose - - 2010
The prevalence of concomitant thyroid carcinoma with Grave's disease has been reported to range from 0 to 10%. Many controversies exist in the literature regarding the diagnostic workup and management in these types of patients. We are reporting a case of a 31 year old woman who had Graves' disease, ...
Caceres, William - - 2010
Since the first reports between the association of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and neoplasia, there has been a dramatic change in the incidence and epidemiology of AIDS-related malignancies. Kaposi sarcoma (KS), non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHL), and cervical cancer are classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as ...
Cruz, Norma - - 2010
Background: A survey was conducted to evaluate the effect that the current medical liability environment has had on physicians in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Magno, Priscilla - - 2010
Background: Impaired neutrophil function has been proposed in the pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Failure to control the response to bacteria and bacterial products triggers the inflammatory cascade. Genetic disorders of neutrophil dysfunction exhibit gastrointestinal manifestations similar to Crohn's disease. Treatments that enhance neutrophil and macrophage function with colony-stimulating factors ...
Monsanto, Homero - - 2010
Osteoporosis is an established and well-defined disease that affects millions of people around the world and is a major cause of morbidity. Not much is known about the level of awareness of the condition among the general population in Puerto Rico. The objectives of this study were: 1) to determine ...
Rivero-Mendez, Marta - - 2010
Background: Low functional health literacy has been related to poor viral control, and lower levels of ART adherence in people living with HIV/AIDS. Research in functional health literacy among people living with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico (PR) is an unexplored area. The purpose of this paper is to describe how ...
Ortiz, Alexis - - 2010
Background: Incidence of knee injuries in female soccer players is 2-6 times that of male counterparts. The objective was to determine whether an injury prevention program incorporated into the athlete's regular soccer practice is effective for improving landing mechanics.
Del Valle, Lydia M. - - 2010
Background: Oral research directed toward the maternal and child dyads is important because mothers are a source of dental caries pathogens and are the health behavior managers and trainers of children. The objectives of this study were: 1) to evaluate the oral health status of the mothers in a sample ...
Disdier-Flores, Orville - - 2010
Background: Studies have found that major depression and diabetes mellitus are strongly associated. The main goal of this study was to evaluate the association between major depression and diabetes in a large medically indigent population of Puerto Rican adults living on the island.
Conde-Rosa, Ana - - 2010
Candida is the fourth most common cause of nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI), being Candida albicans the most common species. This study evaluated the distribution of Candida spp isolates at a tertiary care medical center. The associated factors and outcome of patients with candidemia at the Puerto Rico Medical Center (PRMC) ...
Perez, Cynthia - - 2010
The Behavioral risk Factor surveillance system (BRFss) collects data on preventive health practices and risk behaviors that are linked to chronic diseases, injuries, and preventable infectious diseases that affect the adult population in all states and territories in the us. the BRFss is currently the only survey conducted annually in ...
Otero-Cruz, Jose - - 2010
Despite the fact that they are orphan diseases, congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) challenge those who suffer from it by causing fatigable muscle weakness, in the most benign cases, to a progressive wasting of muscles that may sentence patients to a wheelchair or even death. Compared to other more common neurological ...
Rigau-Perez, Jose - - 2009
Valentin, Sheila - - 2009
We describe an 18 year-old male patient who was anti-Ro/SS-A and anti-La/SS-B positive and presented with recurrent annular plaques on the trunk, arms, face, and scalp with evidence of associated patchy alopecia. The skin biopsy revealed a superficial perivascular and periappendegeal lymphocytic infiltrate and focal areas of vacuolar alteration and ...
Torres, Hector - - 2009
Lumbar discectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States for patients having back and leg symptoms. The vast majority of the procedures are elective and are performed under general anesthesia. This is a reported case of a 40 year old woman with worsening symptoms of LS-Sl ...
de Arellano, Annette B. - - 2009
Roman-Franco, Angel - - 2009
In this review we reflect upon the new science of Darwinian medicine. It is a tenet of modern biology that evolutionary theory as proposed by Charles Darwin and further refined via the new synthesis is the common thread that ties all of biological inquiry into a coherent whole. This review ...
Colon. Evy - - 2009
Background: The aim of the study is to identify the barriers associated with Breastfeeding in mothers of Puerto Rican children with Down.
Alvarado-Guzman, Jose - - 2009
Background: TRAMIL network aims to understand, validate and expand health practices based on the use of medicinal plants in the Caribbean, a "biodiversity hotspot" due to high species endemism, intense development pressure and habitat loss.
Murray, Gisela - - 2009
Introduction: Published studies regarding the incidence of central nervous system (CNS) tumors in Puerto Rico (PR) are exceedingly rare. The general understanding is that the incidence of these tumors in Puerto Rico is similar to the one found in the United States of America (USA). The objective of this study ...
Pastrana, Emil - - 2009
Introduction: Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is considered an alternative treatment for certain types of hydrocephalus. Depending on patient's age and etiology of hydrocephalus, it carries a success rate of around 90%. However, as in any surgical procedure, inherent risks are present and a risk-benefit analysis must be done prior to ...
Calderon, Jose - - 2009
Objective: This research aims to understand the circumstances associated with school dropout in a cohort of Puerto Rican adolescents.
Alsina, Angel - - 2009
Background: The residents of Puerto Rico (PR) had limited access to liver transplantation (LTx) prior to 1996. LTx remains locally unavailable and success rates for LTx for patients from PR have never been published. The outcome of the first 100 LTx recipients from PR transplanted at our center is analyzed.
Santiago-Figueroa, Jose - - 2009
Neuropathic pain is initiated or caused by a primary lesion or dysfunction in the central and/or peripheral nervous systems, including infection, trauma, metabolic abnormalities, and nerve compression, and is typically accompanied by hyperalgesia and allodynia. Neuropathic pain can be mild to excruciating, debilitating, difficult to manage, cause depression, decrease the ...
- - 2009
Sariol, Carlos - - 2009
Mycobacterium mucogenicum is rarely associated to human infections. However, in the last year, a few reports of sepsis and fatal cases of central nervous systems have been documented. Here we report a fatal case of granulomatous meningoencephalitis of three weeks of evolution where DNA from a M. mucogenicum-like microorganism was ...
de Arellano, Annette B. - - 2009
Vlaar, Cornelis - - 2009
The development of new drugs for the pharmacological treatment of diseases is a costly and time-consuming process. The pharmaceutical industry has traditionally played the main role in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of new drugs. However, in recent years, the role of academia in the process of drug discovery ...
Pantojas, Victor - - 2009
Scaffolds composed of a mixture of poly (L-lactic) acid (PLLA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) biodegradable polymers were prepared by electrospinning. Three-dimensional scaffolds of highly porous non-woven fibers were produced for biomedical applications and coated with calcium phosphate for bone tissue engineering. A mixture (80/20) of PLLA/PEG was dissolved at 5.7%, ...
Baerga-Ortiz, Abel - - 2009
Marine ecosystems are a source of biologically active compounds, many of which are currently in clinical use. With the goal of increasing the availability and the chemical diversity of these important compounds, more researchers are applying the tools of biotechnology to the discovery and production of marine natural products. This ...
Perez-Velez, Mariel - - 2009
Background: Dengue (DEN) viruses have become a public health problem that affects approximately 100 million people worldwide each year. Prevention measures rely on vector control programs, which are inefficient. Therefore, a vaccine is urgently needed.
Latorre, Magda - - 2009
Nanoparticle systems are an intense subject of research for various biomedical applications. Colloidal suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles are of special interest, particularly in bioimaging, and more recently, in Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia (MFH). MFH promises to be a viable alternative in the treatment of localized cancerous tumors. The treatment consists of ...
Fernandez-Repollet, Emma - - 2009
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >