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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)
BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory disease of the skin that usually begins in childhood and its diagnosis depends on clinical criteria. Recent reports have indicated that the worldwide prevalence of atopic dermatitis is increasing. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of atopic dermatitis in schoolchildren between(More)
A total of 136 incident intestinal type gastric cancer cases and 151 age-comparable population controls were interviewed in Puerto Rico about their dietary habits with special emphasis on dietary salt consumption. All interviews were conducted at home using a quantitative dietary frequency instrument. The weekly intake of foods was estimated from the(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)
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 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)
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)
BACKGROUND Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) with melanoma antigen recognized by T-cell (MART-1) immunostaining is an effective treatment of cutaneous melanoma. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of MMS with MART-1 immunostain in the management of invasive and in situ melanoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective cohort study evaluated 2,114 melanomas(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)
The purpose of this study was to determine the crude and age-adjusted incidence rates of melanoma for residents of Puerto Rico from 1975 to 1991. This is part of an ongoing NASA study aimed at estimating whether melanoma and cataracts have increased in Puerto Rico since 1978 because of potential stratospheric ozone depletion and increased ultraviolet-B(More)