Manuel Bayona

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Background: Currently 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 of persons most likely to develop tuberculosis is attractive, it is uncertain how best to accomplish this goal. In this study we seek to identify geographical areas(More)
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 methylated regions and genes have been identified in breast cancer. Recent studies of the breast cancer methylome using deep sequencing and microarray platforms are providing a(More)
BACKGROUND The 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. METHODS Elementary school children (n = 1,066) were examined. Associations between HBP, body mass index (BMI), gender, ethnicity, and acanthosis nigricans (AN) were investigated using a(More)
Previous studies have found a link between a low DNA repair capacity (DRC) level and increased cancer risk. Our aim was to assess the statistical association of DRC level and breast cancer (BC) using a case–control epidemiological study in a Hispanic community. We conducted a comparative observational study to assess the validity of DRC in detecting BC in(More)
Copyright: © 2015 Lorán P, et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Introduction Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation,(More)
Introduction Objective This module aims to illustrate, with historical examples, the steps by which analysis of patterns of disease occurrence leads to understanding of the spread and control of important diseases. Background The study of epidemiology involves understanding certain patterns that exist in the occurrence of different diseases. This study is(More)
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