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Limited information is available regarding physical activity (PA) and its assessment in Hispanics living with HIV. This study compared self-reported PA using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) with objectively measured PA using the ActiGraph accelerometer and DigiWalker pedometer in 58 Hispanic adults with HIV. IPAQ was administered(More)
The objectives of this study were to examine the seasonal changes in the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) illness of beachgoers in the tropics, to compare the association between GI illness and water quality using various indicator organisms, and to study other beach health hazards. A prospective cohort study during two seasonal periods (summer and autumn) was(More)
BACKGROUND Muir-Torre Syndrome (MTS) is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by the predisposition to both sebaceous neoplasm and internal malignancies. MTS-associated sebaceous neoplasms reveal mutations in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes and microsatellite instability. A significant part of MTS patients represents a phenotypic variant, the(More)
Children with neuromuscular disorders have special health needs that place them at risk of nutritional problems. These needs may have detrimental effects on their development, immune and respiratory system. Identified nutrition-related problems are malnutrition, obesity, food intolerance, food allergies, drug-nutrient interactions, constipation and reflux.(More)
Association between HLA antigens and cervical squamous cell carcinoma has been described in several populations. To verify whether HLA-DRB1 and DQB1 diversity is related to cervical cancer in Puerto Rican women, 40 cases and 50 controls were HLA typed. DRB1*16 (POR=2.89) and DRB1*11 (POR=1.74) were positively associated with cervical cancer. A negative(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the epidemiologic patterns of breast cancer and to estimate the lifetime risk probability of developing breast cancer among Hispanic females using cancer data from Puerto Rico. BACKGROUND The age-adjusted breast cancer incidence rate (per 100,000) in Puerto Rico increased from 15.3 in 1960-1964 to 43.3(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of cutaneous malignant melanoma continues an increasing trend worldwide and has had the highest rise in incidence of all malignancies during the last decades. Mortality rates for melanoma have remained relatively stable in most countries despite the increase in incidence rates. The purpose of this study is to describe the(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of cancer among Hispanics with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the United States and Puerto Rico (PR) has not been well described. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of AIDS related and non-AIDS related cancers among Hispanics with AIDS in PR. METHODS A probabilistic record linkage of the PR AIDS(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer of the larynx is the fourteenth most common cancer in the world. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to examine the characteristics of laryngeal cancer in Puerto Rico. The study evaluates whether this type of cancer is increasing, to what degree gender differences occur; and describe common types of medical treatment. METHOD(More)