Constance Cruz

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BACKGROUND Falls and delirium in general-hospital inpatients are related to increases in morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Patients fall despite safeguards and programs to reduce falling. OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine the prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed delirium in patients who fell during their hospital stay. METHOD The(More)
Although Puerto Rican children with disabilities are at high risk for poor developmental outcomes, no standardized measures are validated for use with these children. In this study, we evaluated the content and construct validity of a Spanish translation of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) for use with children living in Puerto Rico.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and evaluate a training program to teach civilian prehospital care to military medics in the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). METHODS Forty-one SPLA military personnel with variable prior medical experience participated in the course. Pre- and postintervention tests were used to evaluate participant knowledge and skill level,(More)
BACKGROUND Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Differences in breast cancer incidence suggest a significant role of environmental factors in the aetiology: obesity, central adiposity, excess body fat and some dietary factors have been suggested as risk factors. This pilot study aimed to analyse the pattern of nutritional status, body(More)
With tuberculosis (TB) rates of over 160/100,000 in 1997, Ciutat Vella District, Barcelona, is the main community focus of TB in the city. For the purpose of TB screening, 415 children >2 years old from that district received a tuberculin skin test (TST); 27 (6.6%) (95%CI 4.5-9.3) were found to be infected but disease-free. The frequency of a positive TST(More)
A case of gastric diverticulum arising in a patient who had previously undergone anterior lesser curve seromyotomy for chronic duodenal ulcer disease is reported. The endoscopic appearance of this lesion is described and the potential mechanisms of causation are reviewed. The clinical relevance of this rare finding is examined with emphasis on the need for(More)
Students of the 4 and 5 years of Medicine of the 1Comenius University Martin – Slovakia, in the context of a Clinical Research Training in Nutrition in 2009 (Training coordinator: Prof. Paula Ravasco): Standing Committee on Research Exchange (SCORE) of International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, performed at the Unit of Nutrition and(More)
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