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Camila V Ventura, Maria Paula Fernandez, Ivan A Gonzalez, Delia M Rivera-Hernandez, Roberto Lopez-Alberola, Maria Peinado, Angelica A Floren, Patricia A Rodriguez, Basil K Williams, Gabriela de la Vega Muns, Ana J Rodriguez, Catherin Negron, Brenda Fallas, Audina M Berrocal
A 6-day-old female baby with known diagnosis of congenital Zika infection was referred for ophthalmologic examination. The mother (37 years old) was referred for a pruritic rash, conjunctival hyperemia, and malaise at 12 weeks of gestation while still living in Venezuela. Upon arrival to Miami, Zika virus (ZIKV) exposure was confirmed during prenatal screening. At birth, due to the known exposure, a complete congenital ZIKV workup was performed, including brain ultrasound and MRI, which disclosed calcifications in the frontal lobe...
October 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Melanie L Chang, April Nowell
For the past few years, people everywhere have been "going Paleo." Websites and social media touting the benefits of eating a "Paleo diet" and following a "Paleolithic life style" serve as calls to arms for health-conscious individuals seeking information about the latest health and fitness trends. Many of these people participate in programs such as Crossfit, which involve major social and life-style modification components and therefore facilitate the dissemination of dietary fads.(1) The PALEOf(x)(TM) conference, which bills itself as "the world's premier holistic wellness event," has attracted sellout crowds of thousands of attendees for the last four years...
September 2016: Evolutionary Anthropology
Rosenda Murillo, Kathryn J Reid, Elva M Arredondo, Jianwen Cai, Marc D Gellman, Nathan M Gotman, David X Marquez, Frank J Penedo, Alberto R Ramos, Phyllis C Zee, Martha L Daviglus
We examined associations of mild and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA; apnea-hypopnea index ≥5 and ≥15, respectively) with recommended amounts of moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) or vigorous physical activity (VPA) and by type of activity (i.e., recreational, transportation, and work activity). The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), a multicenter population-based study, enrolled individuals from 2008 to 2011 from four U.S. metropolitan areas (Bronx, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; San Diego, California)...
October 13, 2016: Preventive Medicine
(no author information available yet)
1. AAMN 41st Annual Conference 22-24 September, Miami, US
September 14, 2016: Nursing Standard
Eduardo Romano, Mario de la Rosa, Mariana Sánchez, Rosa Babino
In a previous effort we showed that compared with immigrants who are permanent residents, undocumented immigrants are more likely to binge drink, but less likely to drink while impaired (DWI) partly due to their limited amount of driving. This report examines a related risk: riding with an impaired driver (RWI). Data came from an ongoing longitudinal sample of Latino immigrants to Miami-Dade County, FL. Descriptive analyses and regression techniques were applied. While DWI rates among Latino immigrants is heavily limited by their access to a car, RWI rates were not restricted by driving limitations, nor related to participants' legal immigration status (LIS)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Vidhi V Shah, Audrey A Jacobsen, Stephanie Mlacker, Adam S Aldahan, Nick Carcioppolo, Fleta N Bray, Keyvan Nouri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
Anat Galor, Roy C Levitt, Katherine T McManus, Jerry P Kalangara, Benjamin E Seiden, Jasmine J Park, Derek B Covington, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Elizabeth R Felix
Importance: Somatosensory dysfunction likely underlies dry eye (DE) symptoms in many individuals yet remains an understudied component of the disease. Its presence has important diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Objective: To assess the integrity of nociceptive system processes in persons with DE and ocular pain using quantitative sensory testing (QST) techniques applied at a site remote from the eye. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study conducted at Miami Veterans Affairs Hospital included 118 individuals with a wide variety of DE symptoms and signs...
September 29, 2016: JAMA Ophthalmology
Anna Likos, Isabel Griffin, Andrea M Bingham, Danielle Stanek, Marc Fischer, Stephen White, Janet Hamilton, Leah Eisenstein, David Atrubin, Prakash Mulay, Blake Scott, Patrick Jenkins, Danielle Fernandez, Edhelene Rico, Leah Gillis, Reynald Jean, Marshall Cone, Carina Blackmore, Janet McAllister, Chalmers Vasquez, Lillian Rivera, Celeste Philip
During the first 6 months of 2016, large outbreaks of Zika virus disease caused by local mosquito-borne transmission occurred in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, but local mosquito-borne transmission was not identified in the continental United States (1,2). As of July 22, 2016, the Florida Department of Health had identified 321 Zika virus disease cases among Florida residents and visitors, all occurring in either travelers from other countries or territories with ongoing Zika virus transmission or sexual contacts of recent travelers...
2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Timothy P Gauthier, Eva Moreira, Chantal Chan, Alexandria Cabrera, Maribel Toro, Mara Z Carrasquillo, Mark Corentin, Elizabeth M Sherman
OBJECTIVES: To describe an innovative hepatitis C virus (HCV) care program and treatment outcomes resulting from pharmacist services. SETTING: Adult ambulatory care HCV clinic within the Miami Veteran Affairs Healthcare System. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Pharmacists with limited prescriptive authority are integrated into a medical hepatology care team. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Pharmacists screen patients with HCV infection for treatment eligibility, counsel patients upon treatment initiation, assess ongoing treatment success and toxicity through patient appointments, telephone calls, and the ordering of pertinent laboratory data, and provide oversight of all patients on HCV therapies...
September 22, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
Macarena I de la Fuente, Aya Haggiagi, Adrienne Moul, Robert J Young, Charif Sidani, Arnold Markoe, Francisco Vega, Lisa M DeAngelis, Izidore S Lossos
Dural lymphoma (DL) is a rare type of primary CNS lymphoma arising from the dura mater. The optimal treatment is uncertain. A retrospective review was performed on 26 DL patients. Seventeen patients underwent resection and nine had a biopsy. Twenty three patients could be assessed for a response to treatment after surgery. Thirteen received focal radiotherapy (RT), six whole brain RT (WBRT), three chemotherapy alone and one chemotherapy followed by WBRT. Twenty two achieved complete response (CR) and one a partial response (PR)...
September 21, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Stephanie E Bovis, Taijha Harden, Gillian Hotz
To evaluate and implement the WalkSafe Pre-Kindergarten Pedestrian Safety Curriculum. A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design without a control group was used to measure children's pedestrian safety knowledge. Knowledge assessments consisting of multiple-choice and short-answer questions were administered pre- and post-curriculum implementation by classroom teachers. Knowledge assessments gauged prekindergarten students' knowledge of pedestrian safety activities prior to safety curriculum implementation and, again, after the students received the curriculum...
September 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Sarah E Messiah, Sandy Jiang, Jack Kardys, Eric Hansen, Maria Nardi, Lourdes Forster
Major hindrances to controlling the current childhood obesity epidemic include access to prevention and/or treatment programs that are affordable, provide minimal barriers for participation, and are available to the general public. Moreover, successful childhood obesity prevention efforts will require coordinated partnerships in multiple sectors such as government, health care, school/afterschool, and the community but very few documented sustainable programs currently exist. Effective, community-based health and wellness programs with a focus on maintaining healthy weight via physical activity and healthy eating have the potential to be a powerful referral resource for pediatricians and other healthcare professionals who have young patients who are overweight/obese...
August 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
Maria M Llabre, Neil Scneiderman, Linda C Gallo, William Arguelles, Martha L Daviglus, Franklyn Gonzalez, Carmen R Isasi, Krista M Perreira, Frank J Penedo
OBJECTIVES: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are implicated in diseases of adulthood. We report the prevalence of ACEs in Hispanics/Latinos in the US and their association with major risk factors and diseases in adulthood. METHODS: Data from the Sociocultural Ancillary Study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) were used. The Sociocultural Ancillary Study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos is an epidemiological study conducted in four urban communities in the US: Bronx, Chicago, Miami, and San Diego...
September 7, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
Qi Zhang, Mingchu Xu, Jennifer D Verriotto, Yumei Li, Hui Wang, Lin Gan, Byron L Lam, Rui Chen
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a heterogeneous group of inherited retinal diseases. The prevalence of RP and the mutation spectrum vary across populations. Hispanic people account for approximately 17% of the United States population, and the genetic etiologies of RP of this ethnic group still remain not well defined. Utilizing next-generation sequencing (NGS), we screened mutations in known retinal disease-causing genes in an RP cohort of 35 unrelated Hispanic probands from the Miami area. We achieved a solving rate of 66% and identified 15 novel putative pathogenic mutations, including a frequent founder mutation disrupting PRPF31 splicing...
2016: Scientific Reports
Frederico Hassin Sanchez, Joaquim Ribeiro, Asdrubal Cesar Russo
PURPOSE: To validate the innovative Dry Ice method, comparing it with two standard methods currently used for tissue processing in Mohs surgery, the Heat Sink method and the Miami Special. METHODS: Forty eight samples of pigs kin with the standard beveled Mohs technique were used, and randomly allocated into six groups. Each group was processed with one of the 3 methods and evaluated for: The freezing time, the depth required to cut into the block to obtain a complete section, and the quality of histological slides analyzed with a image software...
August 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
(no author information available yet)
1 AAMN 41st Annual Conference 22-24 September, Miami, US
August 31, 2016: Nursing Standard
Kenji Suzuki, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Yoshiaki Shintani, Akiko Tanaka, Yoshimitsu Soga, Terutoshi Yamaoka, Atsushi Tosaka, Shinya Sasaki, Daizo Kawasaki, Taketsugu Tsuchiya, Amane Kozuki, Osamu Iida
PURPOSE: To compare primary patency between MISAGO (Terumo Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) and S.M.A.R.T. CONTROL (Cordis Corporation, Miami Lakes, Florida), second-generation and first-generation nitinol stents, in femoropopliteal lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter, retrospective study included 240 cases with MISAGO stent implantation and 1,265 cases with S.M.A.R.T. stent implantation. The S.M.A.R.T. group had more Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society of Consensus (TASC) II class C/D lesions (53% vs 41%, P = ...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Rosie E Curiel, Elizabeth Crocco, Marian Rosado, Ranjan Duara, Maria T Greig, Arlene Raffo, David A Loewenstein
BACKGROUND: Semantic memory interference has been found to be a predictive cognitive marker of incipient AD. This is relevant given that developing assessment paradigms to identify subtle cognitive and functional deficits is a priority in preclinical Alzheimer's disease research. OBJECTIVE: To examine the utility of a novel computerized paired associate test in distinguishing between mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and cognitively normal (CN) groups of older adults residing in the community...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Stacey L Tannenbaum, Laura A McClure, D Diane Zheng, Byron L Lam, Kristopher L Arheart, Charlotte E Joslin, Gregory A Talavera, David J Lee
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of ocular screening adherence among select Hispanics/Latinos living with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were obtained through an ancillary study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (Miami site). Participants included Hispanics/Latinos aged 40+ years who underwent a baseline examination/risk factor assessment (2008-2011) and then completed a survey on vision health/knowledge (conducted October 2011-September 2013; sample n=1235; diabetic subsample=264)...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Jodi Berger Cardoso, Yi Ren, Paul Swank, Mariana Sanchez, Mario De La Rosa
Retrospective pre-immigration data on sexual risk and alcohol use behaviours was collected from 527 recent Latino immigrants to the USA, aged 18-34. Two follow-up assessments (12 months apart) reported on post-immigration behaviours. Using a mixed model growth curve analysis, a six-level sexual risk change variable was constructed combining measures of sexual partners and condom use. The mixed model growth curve was also used to examine associations between changes in sexual risk behaviour and changes in alcohol use and for testing interaction effects of gender and documentation status...
October 2016: Culture, Health & Sexuality
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