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Betancourt-Garcia, Rafael - - 2009
Therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome (t-MDS) and therapy-related acute myelogenous leukemia (t-AML) in patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) are rare events. The cumulative exposure to chemotherapy with alkylating agents and topoisomerase II inhibitors is associated with t-AML that may develop any time after the completion of the treatment. We report the ...
Mendez, Keimari - - 2009
Gestational trophoblastic disease has been reported to be responsive to chemotherapy, with a 90% cure rate. Several factors place patients at high risk of experiencing treatment failure with single agent chemotherapy. Choriocarcinoma following term pregnancy is very rare and associated with a poor prognosis and a mortality rate of 33-40%. ...
De Arellano, Annette B. - - 2009
The history of the health sciences has the elements of a gripping narrative: heroic moments and crushing disappointments, major breakthroughs and unresolved puzzles, value conflicts and occasional consensus. The Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal seeks to capture some of these historical vignettes in "Historical Notes," a new section which begins ...
Rivera, Enith - - 2009
Different initiatives have been implemented in the Professionalism Program of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine to develop in the students a culture of professionalism and to promote moral, ethical, altruistic, and humanistic values. The Program was incorporated into the curriculum with the fusion of medical ethics, public health, ...
Calo, William - - 2009
Background: A population-based cross-sectional design was used to compare the prevalence of respiratory and general symptoms and of respiratory and heart diseases in two communities of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico: Guayabal, exposed to particulate matter from quarries and diesel exhaust; and Rio Canas Abajo, which has no such exposure.
De La Vega, - - 2009
Background: Birth defects represent one of the main causes of infant mortality and morbidity around the world.
Garcia-Rivera, Enid - - 2009
Dengue infection has been implicated as a cause of neurologic manifestations since the beginning of the 20th century. An enhanced surveillance system for encephalitis and aseptic meningitis developed by the Puerto Rico Department of Health in collaboration with the Dengue Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, identified eleven laboratory ...
Marrero, Carlos - - 2009
Background: Blacks and Hispanics in the United States (US) have the lowest survival rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), mainly associated to the presence of advanced disease at diagnosis when intervention is least beneficial. This study compared the survival distribution and relative survival of HCC in Puerto Rico (PR) during 1988-1992 ...
Suarez, Erick - - 2009
DNA microarray is a technology that simultaneously evaluates quantitative measurements for the expression of thousands of genes. DNA microarrays have been used to assess gene expression between groups of cells of different organs or different populations. In order to understand the role and function of the genes, one needs the ...
Correa, Ramonita - - 2009
This article describes the peer-teaching strategy applied in the gross anatomy course to first year medical students at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine.
Morales-Burgos, Adisbeth - - 2009
Persistent facial swelling may occur as a rare complication of rosacea. This finding has been referred to as lymphedematous rosacea, Morbihan's disease or persistent solid facial edema. A literature review for cases of lymphedematous rosacea revealed that the chronic inflammatory process that accompanies the disease contributes to an increase in ...
Fares, Youssef - - 2009
The authors report four patients suffering from multicentric intraparenchymatous malignant glioma lesions located in different regions of the brain. The incidence of multiple, separated, independent, non-connected neuroepithelial tumors in the same patient is rare, although a discrepancy exists in the literature with regard to its real incidence. There is also ...
Perez, Carmen - - 2009
Herbal remedies have been widely used in many countries for centuries, and the products enjoyed a surge in popularity in the USA during the late '90s. During the past 20 years, an estimated 2 billion daily doses (120 mg) of Ginkgo biloba (GB) have been sold. French and German agencies ...
Robles, Rafaela - - 2009
This paper documents the experience of a researcher who uses her research center as a training site to develop behavioral science researchers. It addresses the importance of students' selection, the flexibility of the research environment and the multiple activities provided to develop young students into researchers. Comments of some participants ...
Rivero-Mendez, Marta - - 2009
Background: People living with HIV infection are confronted with physical and psychological symptoms that impact their quality of life. This study explored the symptom experience of people living with HIV infection in Puerto Rico and its correlation with quality of life.
Berrios-Lopez, Yomayra - - 2009
Background: Low back pain is one of the most frequent work related injuries in all occupations. Back school programs are therapeutic interventions directed towards treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of backaches. The purpose of this study was to 1) evaluate the test-retest reliability of the modified version of the Body Mechanics ...
Santiago-Pintor, Jorge - - 2009
Assistive technology has become one of the most powerful tools in assisting people with disabilities fight for social equality both in Puerto Rico as well as in other cities worldwide. In spite of this, the availability of assistive technology equipment does not constitute reason enough for people with disabilities to ...
Mendez-Fernandez, Hector - - 2009
Due to the accelerating rate of the industry's constant innovations, more users become dependent on the most recent technology available on the market. Assistive technology is no exception, as the needs of people with disabilities are constantly changing. A retrospective transversal cohort study was designed in order to evaluate the ...
Orengo-Aguayo, Rosaura - - 2009
Background: Most of the HIV/AIDS prevention efforts have not taken into consideration the context of the relationship and the gender constructs that influence relationship dynamics. These efforts have failed to view HIV prevention as a collaborative process between partners. Therefore, it is important to explore how relationship dynamics and gender ...
Guerrero-Preston, R. - - 2009
Introduction: Two separate molecular pathways have been proposed for the early carcinogenic events observed in the oral cavity and pharynx: one is associated with chemical etiological factors such as smoking and drinking, and the other one is associated with HPV insertion.
Soto-Salgado, Marievelisse - - 2009
Background: Limited information about the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is available in hemodialysis patients in Puerto Rico. We assessed the factors associated to the prevalence of antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV) among patients receiving hemodialysis in eight dialysis centers in Puerto Rico.
Garcia-Pallas, Maria - - 2009
Franqui-Rivera, Hilton - - 2008
Mundo-Sagardia, J.A. - - 2008
Atherosclerosis is the most frequent cause of ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disorders. The condition is the leading cause of death in Western societies. At the core of this condition is the atherosclerotic plaque. It is within the structure of this lesion that multiple biochemical and cellular processes interact influencing ...
Guerrero-Preston, Rafael - - 2008
Introduction: Pharmaceutical residues and other organic wastewater contaminants (OWC) have been shown to survive conventional water-treatment processes and persist in potable water supplies. Objective: To estimate the geographical distribution of the Predicted Environmental Concentration (PEC) of selected drugs prescribed by office based physicians in the United States (US), after non-metabolized ...
Guerrero-Preston, Rafael - - 2008
Introduction: Two hundred and thirty nine (239) drinking water systems in Puerto Rico are not connected to the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (PRASA), and are thus known as NonPRASA drinking water systems. Population served estimates by Non-PRASA systems are in the 100,000 to 300,000 range.
Rosario, Martin - - 2008
Introduction: The Community Healthy Activities Model Program for Seniors (CHAMPS) is a physical activity monitoring questionnaire for people between 65 to 90 years old. This questionnaire has been previously translated to Spanish to be used in the Latin American population.
Feliciano, Caleb - - 2008
Background: Traumatic brain injury represents a significant cause of mortality and permanent disability in the adult population. Acute subdural hematoma is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury. Knowledge on the natural history of the illness and the outcomes of patients conservatively managed may help the ...
Ortiz, Ana - - 2008
Background: In 2004, the Puerto Rico Department of Health implemented the Puerto Rico Quitline (PRQ), a proactive, telephone-based smoking cessation counseling program. This study examines the demographic and smoking-related characteristics of the individuals served by the PRQ.
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