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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622408/creation-of-the-quebrada-arriba-community-and-academic-partnership-an-effective-coalition-for-addressing-health-disparities-in-older-puerto-ricans
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Elsa M Orellano-Colón, Yolanda González-Laboy, Amarelis De Jesús-Rosario
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this project was to develop a community-academic coalition partnership to conduct community-based participatory research (CBPR) to address health disparities in older adults with chronic conditions living in the Quebrada Arriba community. METHODS: We used the 'Developing and Sustaining CPPR Partnerships: A Skill-Building Curriculum', to create the Quebrada Arriba Community-Academic Partnership (QACAP). We assessed the meetings effectiveness and the CBPR experiences of the coalition members in the community-academic partnership...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622407/challenges-and-lessons-learned-in-implementing-a-community-academic-partnership-for-drug-prevention-in-a-native-hawaiian-community
#2
Susana Helm, Kanoelani Davis, Anonymous Youth Participants Haumana
OBJECTIVE: The broad purpose of this project is to improve health in Native Hawaiian communities through the prevention of substance use. Our community-academic partnership (CAP) team developed an intervention called Puni Ke Ola for this purpose. This paper provides a brief overview of the intervention, then describes challenges and lessons learned in piloting Puni Ke Ola. METHODS: A single module of the Puni Ke Ola intervention was implemented, after which the intervention leaders (N=3) convened for a debriefing meeting...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622406/building-bridges-to-address-health-disparities-in-puerto-rico-the-salud-para-pi%C3%A3-ones-project
#3
Enid J García-Rivera, Princess Pacheco, Marielis Colón, Mary Helen Mays, Maricruz Rivera, Verónica Munet-Díaz, María Del R González, María Rodríguez, Rebecca Rodríguez, Astrid Morales
Over the past several decades, Puerto Ricans have faced increased health threats from chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and hypertension. The patient-provider relationship is the main platform for individual disease management, whereas the community, as an agent of change for the community's health status, has been limited in its support of individual health. Likewise, traditional research approaches within communities have placed academic researchers at the center of the process, considering their knowledge was of greater value than that of the community...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622405/implementing-a-randomized-controlled-trial-through-a-community-academia-partnered-participatory-research-arte-con-salud-research-informed-intervention
#4
Patricia Noboa-Ortega, Wanda I Figueroa-Cosme, Alana Feldman-Soler, Christine Miranda-Díaz
OBJECTIVE: "Arte con Salud" is an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention tailored for Puerto Rican women who have sex with men. The intervention curriculum was refined through a community-academic collaboration between Taller Salud, the UPRCayey Campus, and the UCC-School of Medicine, subsided in 2012-13 by PRCTRC. The collaboration has been crucial to validate the impact of using art as a tool to facilitate sexual negotiation skills and safer sexual practices among adult women have sex with men participating in HIV prevention education...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622404/the-use-of-community-engaged-research-principles-to-improve-health-community-academic-partnerships-for-research
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EDITORIAL
Joyce E Balls-Berry, Edna Acosta-Pérez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622403/using-network-sampling-and-recruitment-data-to-understand-social-structures-related-to-community-health-in-a-population-of-people-who-inject-drugs-in-rural-puerto-rico
#6
Mayra Coronado-García, Courtney R Thrash, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Robin Gauthier, Juan Carlos Reyes, Bilal Khan, Kirk Dombrowski
OBJECTIVE: This research examined the social network and recruitment patterns of a sample of people who inject drugs (PWIDs) in rural Puerto Rico, in an attempt to uncover systematic clustering and between-group social boundaries that potentially influence disease spread. METHODS: Respondent driven sampling was utilized to obtain a sample of PWID in rural Puerto Rico. Through eight initial "seeds", 317 injection drug users were recruited. Using recruitment patterns of this sample, estimates of homophily and affiliation were calculated using RDSAT...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622402/prevalence-of-concurrent-prescribing-of-ace-is-and-arbs-among-beneficiaries-of-puerto-rico-s-government-sponsored-health-care-plan-during-2012-and-2013
#7
Denise Figueroa-Ríos, José J Hernández-Muñoz, Aileen García-Albarrán, Emily A García-Rodríguez, Glendaliz Méndez-Hernández, Suzette M Vélez-Rivera
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular conditions are the second cause of death in Puerto Rico. The individual use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) is considered the first-line therapy for the treatment of several cardiovascular-related medical conditions. However, the concurrent use of these 2 therapeutic classes of drugs is not supported by treatment guidelines. Studies have shown that their concurrent use represents a potential health risk...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622401/impact-of-a-pharmacist-conducted-educational-program-on-human-papilloma-virus-vaccination-rates-in-a-low-socioeconomic-population-in-the-city-of-lares-pr
#8
Edda Marie Jiménez-Quiñones, Kyle Melin, Francisco Javier Jiménez-Ramírez
OBJECTIVE: To observe whether local vaccination rates are improved by a patient and physician education program on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Farmacia San José, Lares. According to the Puerto Rico Immunization Registry, the HPV vaccine is currently underutilized. METHODS: Patients within the ages of 18 and 26 years who are current patients of Farmacia San José were contacted by phone and approached in person at the pharmacy. Once contacted, patients were provided with educational materials and counseling regarding the risks and benefits of HPV vaccination...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622400/prevalence-of-malocclusion-and-distribution-of-occlusal-characteristics-in-13-to-18-year-old-adolescents-attending-selected-high-schools-in-the-municipality-of-san-juan-pr-2012-2013
#9
Karla Alvarado, Lydia López, Rosana Hanke, Francis Picón, Sona Rivas-Tumanyan
OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional study was conducted (2012-2013) to evaluate the prevalence of 1) malocclusion and 2) occlusal characteristics in 13- to 18-yearold adolescents in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR) from selected high schools in the municipality of San Juan. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 155 adolescents. The University of Puerto Rico's IRB approved the study and consent and assent were completed for or by each participant, as applicable. A calibrated dentist performed a single-visit dental evaluation at each school...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622399/comparative-longterm-mortality-trends-in-cancer-vs-ischemic-heart-disease-in-puerto-rico
#10
David Torres, Luis R Pericchi, Hernando Mattei, Juan C Zevallos
OBJECTIVE: Although contemporary mortality data are important for health assessment and planning purposes, their availability lag several years. Statistical projection techniques can be employed to obtain current estimates. This study aimed to assess annual trends of mortality in Puerto Rico due to cancer and Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), and to predict shorterm and longterm cancer and IHD mortality figures. METHODS: Age-adjusted mortality per 100,000 population projections with a 50% interval probability were calculated utilizing a Bayesian statistical approach of Age-Period-Cohort dynamic model...
June 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266702/finding-and-losing-it-beyond-research-paradigm-loyalties
#11
Gloria Nazario-Pietri, José Solís-Jordan, Greogory J Quirk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266701/fortaleciendo-enlaces-strengthening-collaborations-to-build-institutional-capacity-for-re-entry-services-for-incarcerated-people-with-hiv-in-puerto-rico
#12
Verónica Tirado-Mercado, Carlos E Rodríguez-Díaz, Carmen Cosme-Pitre, Jacqueline Cruzado-Quiñones, Alison O Jordan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266700/continued-need-for-clinical-research-in-medical-residency-from-physician-to-clinical-translational-researcher
#13
LETTER
Dagmar Hernandez-Suarez, Maria T San Martin, José A Colon-Marquez, Ivonne Z Jimenez-Velazquez, Angel Lopez-Candales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266699/rapidly-progressive-and-almost-lethal-pneumonia
#14
Juancarlo Martínez-González, Carlos Robles-Arias, William Rodríguez-Cintrón
We herein describe the case of a 65-year-old male patient who presented with Osler's triad, which is the combination of endocarditis, pneumonia, and meningitis. This report is even more unusual since the pathogen isolated was the invasive and virulent strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3. The clinical entity described is also called Austrian syndrome. Even though rare in this antibiotic era, the syndrome remains one of high morbidity and mortality. This particular case is of paramount importance for the clinician reader...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266698/complications-associated-with-pediatric-supracondylar-humeral-fractures
#15
Ernesto Del Valle-Hernández, Pablo A Marrero-Barrera, David Beaton, Dalibel Bravo, Sergio Santiago, Humberto Guzmán-Pérez, Nestor Ramos-Alconini
OBJECTIVE: To measure pediatric supracondylar fracture epidemiology, fracture rate, and complications in the island's pediatric population. The study aims to compare our results to the national rates reported in the literature. METHODS: In this retrospective record review we examined 330 patients who underwent open reduction internal fixation or closed reduction percutaneous pinning in pediatric supracondylar fractures at the University Pediatric Hospital of Puerto Rico Medical Center (HOPU)...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266697/are-stressful-life-events-sles-associated-with-the-utilization-of-substance-use-treatment-related-services
#16
Miguel A Cruz-Feliciano, Aimee Ferraro, Angela Witt Prehn
OBJECTIVE: This study described herein explored the association of stressful life events with the utilization of substance use treatment-related services among substance users living in Puerto Rico. METHODS: A secondary data analysis was conducted using data collected by a research project entitled Puerto Rico Drug Abuse Research Development Program II (PRDARDP II). The study population consisted of 378 individuals from 18 to 35 years of age who were residents of the San Juan metropolitan area and who presented evidence of substance use in the 30 days prior to the interview...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266696/mortality-disparities-among-hiv-men-and-women-in-puerto-rico-data-from-the-hiv-aids-surveillance-system-2003-2014
#17
Vivian Colón-López, Sandra Miranda-De León, Mark Machin-Rivera, Edna Marrero, Yadira Rolón-Colón, Ileska M Valencia-Torres, Erick Suárez
OBJECTIVE: Describe the trend of the indirect standardized death rate of HIV for different modes of HIV transmission from 2003 to 2014 in Puerto Rico. Estimate the magnitude of the association between mode of HIV transmission and mortality at different time periods in Puerto Rico. METHODS: ISDRs by sex and mode of transmission were computed using data from the PR National HIV/AIDS Surveillance System (2003-2014). Poisson models were used to assess the annual percent change of the ISDRs and RRs by sex...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266695/a-pilot-study-of-the-perceptions-of-actively-practicing-obstetricians-in-puerto-rico-factors-that-influence-decision-making-in-cesarean-delivery
#18
Alberto M Carrera, Elizabeth A Sternke, Juana I Rivera-Viñas
OBJECTIVE: The reported cesarean delivery (CD) rate for 2012 in Puerto Rico was higher than that of the United States (48.5% and 32.8%, respectively). Multiple reasons for and consequences of the high rates of CD exist. The decision to perform a CD is based on multiple factors, some of which are not obstetrical. In order to better understand those factors, the pilot study described in this manuscript analyzed data collected from obstetricians themselves. METHODS: During 2011, convenience sampling was used to collect data from active obstetric practitioners attending the Caribe Gyn 2011 conference in Ponce, Puerto Rico...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266694/impact-of-secondary-prevention-on-mortality-after-a-first-ischemic-stroke-in-puerto-rico
#19
Maria E Rojas, Wallace Marsh, Marcos E Felici-Giovanini, Rosa J Rodríguez-Benitez, Juan C Zevallos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the prescription of secondary prevention therapies on mortality in Puerto Rican patients hospitalized with a first ischemic stroke. METHODS: This was a retrospective secondary data analysis of the 2007 and 2009 Puerto Rico Stroke Registry electronic database. Information was obtained from the medical charts of patients discharged with ICD-9 codes 434 and 436 from 20 hospitals located in Puerto Rico...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266693/fine-needle-thyroid-aspiration-biopsy-clinical-experience-at-the-endocrinology-clinics-of-the-university-hospital-of-puerto-rico
#20
Milliette Alvarado-Santiago, Dalitza Alvarez-Valentin, Oscar Ruiz-Bermudez, Lorena Gonzalez-Sepulveda, Myriam Allende-Vigo, Eduardo Santiago-Rodriguez, Sona Rivas-Tumanyan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to establish a profile of the ultrasound-guided thyroid fine-needle aspiration biopsies (FNABs) performed at the endocrinology clinics of the University Hospital of Puerto Rico. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to assess all the thyroid FNABs performed from July 1, 2011, to December 31, 2013. Data on socio-demographic, FNAB cytology, surgery, and histopathology were collected from medical records. A chi-square test was used to assess associations between predictors and outcome...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
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