Yanina Guevara

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IMPORTANCE Determining Fitzpatrick skin phototypes (FST) allows physicians to assess a person's risk of developing sunburn and, by extension, the need for sun protection to prevent the development of skin cancer. Reflectance spectrophotometry objectively measures the melanin index and can assist in determining the accuracy of self-report of FST compared(More)
OBJECTIVE Type 2 deiodinase gene (DIO2) polymorphisms have been associated with changes in pituitary-thyroid axis homeostasis. The -258A/G (SNP rs12885300) polymorphism has been associated with increased enzymatic activity, but data are conflicting. To characterize the effects of -258A/G polymorphism on intrathyroidal thyroxine (T(4)) to triiodothyronine(More)
A culturally sensitive educational intervention that encouraged sun protection behaviors among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) was developed and the short-term efficacy was evaluated. Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic/Latino and non-Hispanic Black patients, who received a transplant 2-24 months prior to the study, were randomized into two study groups:(More)
Communication of familial risk of breast cancer and melanoma has the potential to educate relatives about their risk, and may also motivate them to engage in prevention and early detection practices. With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy laws, the patient often becomes the sole communicator of such risks to family(More)
Sun protection education is needed for kidney transplant recipients, whose increased risk of skin cancer could be ameliorated with sun protection. Cognitive interviews with 24 participants equally stratified among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic/Latino kidney transplant recipients were performed to evaluate a sun protection education(More)
s featured in the Second Annual HealthMeasures User Conference 1 Capturing the Effect of COMT Inhibition on Sequelae of Brain Injuries with NIHTB and TBI-QoL (Emily Adams Berich, Alexander Maclay, PT, PhD, Margo Lauterbach, MD, MPH, Robert Schloesser) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Assessment of Quality of Life of Children(More)
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