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High blood pressure in school children: prevalence and risk factors
BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of high blood pressure (HBP) and associated risk factors in school children 8 to 13 years of age.MethodsElementary school childrenExpand
Comparative prevalence of sensitization to common animal, plant and mould allergens in subjects with asthma, or atopic dermatitis and/or allergic rhinitis living in a tropical environment
Background and objectives Current information suggests that the expression of allergic diseases is determined by the exposure and nature of the allergen. The objectives of the present study were toExpand
Identification of the domestic mite fauna of Puerto Rico.
This study was conducted to identify the domestic mite fauna of Puerto Rico. A total of 57 dust samples were collected from mattresses in homes of 11 cities on the Island. The analysis of the samplesExpand
Tolerance of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
OBJECTIVE:We sought to examine whether use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in an outpatient inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) population is associated with an increased likelihood ofExpand
Factors associated with breast cancer in Puerto Rican women
Background: Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer afflicting Puerto Rican women and accounts for more cancer-related deaths in this population than any other cancer. Methods: Demographic,Expand
The Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas: a history of partnership.
The decision in 1987 by the pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. to provide Mectizan (ivermectin) free of charge to river blindness control programs has challenged the international public healthExpand
Using GIS technology to identify areas of tuberculosis transmission and incidence
BackgroundCurrently in the U.S. it is recommended that tuberculosis screening and treatment programs be targeted at high-risk populations. While a strategy of targeted testing and treatment ofExpand
HDAC1 and HDAC2 are Differentially Expressed in Endometriosis
Epigenetic mechanisms have been ascribed important roles in endometriosis. Covalent histone modifications at lysine residues have been shown to regulate gene expression and thus contribute toExpand
Differential promoter methylation of kinesin family member 1a in plasma is associated with breast cancer and DNA repair capacity
Methylation alterations of CpG islands, CpG island shores and first exons are key events in the formation and progression of human cancer, and an increasing number of differentially methylatedExpand
Prevalence of skin reactions to aeroallergens in asthmatics of Puerto Rico.
In Puerto Rico, although a high prevalence of asthma has been reported, the sensitization rates to aeroallergens in these patients is unknown. The purpose of this study using a case control design,Expand