Ana P Ortiz

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Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus-related cancers among people living with AIDS in puerto rico
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, PMB 711, 89 De Diego Ave, Suite 105, San Juan, PR 00927 6346 Telephone 787 772 8300, Ext 1204 E mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E80. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Recognizing and treating anal cancer: training medical students and physicians in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:209-12. 2013
  3. pmc Breast cancer molecular subtypes and survival in a hospital-based sample in Puerto Rico
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR 00927, USA
    Cancer Med 2:343-50. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Acceptability of cervical and anal HPV self-sampling in a sample of Hispanic women in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:205-12. 2012
  5. pmc Human papillomavirus infection in women in Puerto Rico: agreement between physician-collected and self-collected anogenital specimens
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, PMB 711, Ave de Diego89, Suite 105, San Juan, PR 00927 6346
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 17:210-7. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in lifetime risk of corpus uterine cancer: a comparative study of Puerto Rico and the United States SEER population
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
    Ethn Dis 22:90-5. 2012
  7. pmc Awareness of direct-to-consumer genetic tests and use of genetic tests among Puerto Rican adults, 2009
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A110. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Diabetes is associated with chronic liver disease and liver cancer in the adult population of Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:132-4. 2011
  9. pmc Clinicopathological factors associated to HER-2 status in a hospital-based sample of breast cancer patients in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 29:265-71. 2010
  10. pmc Incidence and mortality rates of selected infection-related cancers in Puerto Rico and in the United States
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Infect Agent Cancer 5:10. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Human papillomavirus-related cancers among people living with AIDS in puerto rico
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, PMB 711, 89 De Diego Ave, Suite 105, San Juan, PR 00927 6346 Telephone 787 772 8300, Ext 1204 E mail
    Prev Chronic Dis 11:E80. 2014
    ..PLWA who developed a cancer had decreased survival and increased risk of death compared with those who did not have cancer. Cancer control strategies for PLWA will be essential for improving their disease survival. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Recognizing and treating anal cancer: training medical students and physicians in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:209-12. 2013
    ....
  3. pmc Breast cancer molecular subtypes and survival in a hospital-based sample in Puerto Rico
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR 00927, USA
    Cancer Med 2:343-50. 2013
    ..Consistent to results in other populations, the TN subtype and HER-2+ tumors were associated with decreased survival. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Acceptability of cervical and anal HPV self-sampling in a sample of Hispanic women in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:205-12. 2012
    ....
  5. pmc Human papillomavirus infection in women in Puerto Rico: agreement between physician-collected and self-collected anogenital specimens
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, PMB 711, Ave de Diego89, Suite 105, San Juan, PR 00927 6346
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 17:210-7. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic disparities in lifetime risk of corpus uterine cancer: a comparative study of Puerto Rico and the United States SEER population
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
    Ethn Dis 22:90-5. 2012
    ..Corpus uterine cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in Puerto Rico and the United States...
  7. pmc Awareness of direct-to-consumer genetic tests and use of genetic tests among Puerto Rican adults, 2009
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A110. 2011
    ..We aimed to determine the prevalence and correlates of awareness of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests and the prevalence of genetic test use in a population-based sample of adults in Puerto Rico...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diabetes is associated with chronic liver disease and liver cancer in the adult population of Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:132-4. 2011
    ..We assessed the association of DM with CLD and with HCC in a population of Puerto Rican adults with health insurance...
  9. pmc Clinicopathological factors associated to HER-2 status in a hospital-based sample of breast cancer patients in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 29:265-71. 2010
    ..The prevalence and correlates of HER-2 overexpression in this study are comparable to those observed in US populations. Study results will aid in the development of breast cancer control strategies in Puerto Rico...
  10. pmc Incidence and mortality rates of selected infection-related cancers in Puerto Rico and in the United States
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Infect Agent Cancer 5:10. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Factors associated with cervical cancer screening in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, PMB 711, 89 De Diego Ave, Ste 105, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00927 6346
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A58. 2010
    ..We identified factors associated with cervical cancer screening among women aged 18 years or older living in Puerto Rico...
  12. pmc Endometrial cancer in Puerto Rico: incidence, mortality and survival (1992-2003)
    Ana Patricia Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    BMC Cancer 10:31. 2010
    ..Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic malignancy in Puerto Rico and the United States (US)...
  13. pmc Seroepidemiology of viral hepatitis, HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in the household population aged 21-64 years in Puerto Rico
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
    BMC Infect Dis 10:76. 2010
    ..This study estimated, for the first time, prevalence estimates of serologic markers of HCV, HBV, HAV, HIV and HSV-2 in the adult population of Puerto Rico and assessed variations across sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics...
  14. pmc Anal cancer incidence and mortality in Puerto Rico
    Vivian Colón-López
    Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:76-81. 2013
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Incidence of oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers by anatomical sites in population-based registries in Puerto Rico and the United States of America
    Erick Suarez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:175-81. 2013
    ..Our aim was to compare OCPC incidence in PR, by anatomical site, with that of non-Hispanic whites (NHW), non-Hispanic blacks (NHB), and Hispanic (USH) individuals in the USA...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cervical human papillomavirus infection in a sample of Hispanic women living in Puerto Rico: comparison with cervical cytology reports
    Keimari Méndez
    Department of Ob Gyn, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:3-7. 2013
    ..Information on HPV infection is limited in Puerto Rico. This study determined the distribution of HPV types and the association of HR-HPV types with cervical pathology in a clinic-based sample of women in PR...
  17. pmc Using a socioeconomic position index to assess disparities in cancer incidence and mortality, Puerto Rico, 1995-2004
    Mariela Torres-Cintrón
    University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, PMB 315 PO Box 70344, San Juan, PR
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E15. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to create an area-based socioeconomic position (SEP) index to assess possible socioeconomic disparities in incidence and mortality of selected cancers in Puerto Rico...
  18. pmc Survival of hepatocellular carcinoma in Puerto Rico
    Carlos Romero Marrero
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 28:105-13. 2009
    ..This study compared the survival distribution and relative survival of HCC in Puerto Rico (PR) during 1988-1992 and 1998-2002...
  19. ncbi request reprint Incidence and mortality of the leading cancer types in Puerto Rico: 1987-2004
    Mariela Torres-Cintrón
    Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR
    P R Health Sci J 29:317-29. 2010
    ..Cancer remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is the second cause of death in Puerto Rico (PR). This article describes the incidence and the mortality from cancer in PR for the period of 1987 to 2004...
  20. pmc Penile cancer disparities in Puerto Rican men as compared to the United States population
    Vivian Colón-López
    Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
    Int Braz J Urol 38:728-38. 2012
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Factors associated with metabolic syndrome in a sample of women in Puerto Rico
    Josefina Romaguera
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Menopause 17:388-92. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and demographic, health, and lifestyle characteristics in a sample of women living in Puerto Rico...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prostate cancer incidence and mortality among Puerto Ricans: an updated analysis comparing men in Puerto Rico with US racial/ethnic groups
    Marievelisse Soto-Salgado
    UPR MDACC Partnership in Excellence in Cancer Research Program, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:107-13. 2012
    ..Socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities with regard to prostate cancer incidence have been reported in the United States of America (US); however, detailed information regarding health disparities in PR is scarce...
  23. pmc Association between adiposity indices and cardiometabolic risk factors among adults living in Puerto Rico
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR
    Public Health Nutr 14:1714-23. 2011
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  24. ncbi request reprint Survival from anal cancer among hispanics-puerto rico, 2000-2007
    Vivian Colón-López
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Gastrointest Cancer 45:234-8. 2014
    ..Our objective was to assess the relative survival (1 and 3 years) of anal cancer in Puerto Rico for men and women during the period from 2000-2007...
  25. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of collecting biologic specimens in population-based surveys: experiences from the epidemiology of hepatitis C in the household, adult population of Puerto Rico study
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    P R Health Sci J 29:18-25. 2010
    ....
  26. pmc Age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of oral and pharyngeal cancer in Puerto Rico and among Non-Hispanics Whites, Non-Hispanic Blacks, and Hispanics in the USA
    Erick Suarez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
    BMC Cancer 9:129. 2009
    ..We compared the age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates of OPC between PR and among USA Hispanics (USH), Non-Hispanic Whites (NHW), and Non-Hispanic Blacks (NHB) to assess the burden of this cancer in PR...
  27. pmc Knowledge of viral hepatitis among Puerto Rican adults: implications for prevention
    Marievelisse Soto-Salgado
    UPR MDACC Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research Program, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PMB 371 P O Box 70344, San Juan, PR 00936 8344, Puerto Rico
    J Community Health 36:565-73. 2011
    ..Health education must be focused on transmission and prevention methods, including the availability of a vaccine for HAV and HBV, especially among those with chronic liver disease...
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessing the scientific research productivity of Puerto Rican cancer researchers: bibliometric analysis from the Science Citation Index
    William A Calo
    University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Puerto Rico Cancer Center, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 29:250-5. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize trends in cancer-related research publications by authors affiliated to Puerto Rican institutions in recent decades...
  29. pmc Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 5067, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:434-41. 2008
    ..We assessed the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and its individual components in Puerto Rican adults...
  30. pmc Burden of human papillomavirus infection and related comorbidities in men: implications for research, disease prevention and health promotion among Hispanic men
    Vivian Colón-López
    Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 29:232-40. 2010
    ..Specific recommendations for advancing HPV research and knowledge among Hispanic populations also are suggested...
  31. pmc HPV awareness and willingness to HPV vaccination among high-risk men attending an STI clinic in Puerto Rico
    Vivian Colón-López
    Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:227-31. 2012
    ....
  32. pmc Clinic-based case-control study of the association between body mass index and endometrial cancer in Puerto Rican women
    Eileen Charneco
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR
    P R Health Sci J 29:272-8. 2010
    ..Obesity is an established risk factor for endometrial cancer (EC). This association, however, has not been studied in Puerto Rico, where overweight and obesity have reached epidemic levels (38% and 26%, respectively)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Productivity loss in Puerto Rico's labor market due to cancer mortality
    Karen J Ortiz-Ortiz
    Puerto Rico Central Cancer Registry, Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR
    P R Health Sci J 29:241-9. 2010
    ..In Puerto Rico (PR), cancer is the second leading cause of death and the disease that causes most premature deaths, representing about 15% of them. Thus, premature death due to cancer decreases the productivity capacity in PR...
  34. pmc Awareness and knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among high-risk men of Hispanic origin attending a sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic
    Vivian Colón-López
    Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00936 5067
    BMC Infect Dis 12:346. 2012
    ..Knowledge about HPV infection among men is limited. This study aims to determine correlates of adequate knowledge of HPV infection among men who attend an STI clinic in Puerto Rico...
  35. pmc Esophageal cancer incidence rates by histological type and overall: Puerto Rico versus the United States Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results population, 1992-2005
    Lorena Gonzalez
    University of Puerto Rico The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Partnership in Excellence in Cancer Research Program, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:5-10. 2013
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  36. pmc Distribution and correlates of the metabolic syndrome in adults living in the San Juan Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:114-22. 2012
    ..This study evaluated correlates of the metabolic syndrome among adults living in Puerto Rico, a Hispanic subpopulation disproportionately affected by diabetes...
  37. doi request reprint Incidence and mortality rates for colorectal cancer in Puerto Rico and among Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites, and non-Hispanic blacks in the United States, 1998-2002
    Marievelisse Soto-Salgado
    Puerto Rico Cancer Center, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Cancer 115:3016-23. 2009
    ..Incidence and mortality trends and relative differences among racial/ethnic groups by sex and age were determined...
  38. pmc Prevalence of urinary incontinence and its association with body mass index among women in Puerto Rico
    Magdalena López
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936 5067, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1607-14. 2009
    ..This study estimated UI prevalence and its association with body mass index (BMI) in a population-based sample of 276 female residents of Bayamón, Puerto Rico (PR) aged 21-64 years...
  39. doi request reprint 30. Recognising and treating anal cancer: training medical students and physicians in Puerto Rico
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Sex Health 10:584-5. 2013
    ..Training physicians from PR on anal cancer and clinical trials is essential to encourage recruitment of Hispanic patients in these studies now that the guidelines in anal cancer screening and treatment are on their way to being defined. ..
  40. pmc Case-case study of factors associated to hMLH1, hMSH2, and hMSH6 protein expression among endometrial cancer patients of the University District Hospital of San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Lorena Gonzalez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, MSC UPR, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 22:826-9. 2012
    ..Lynch syndrome (LS) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by DNA mismatch repair (MMR) system deficiencies. Women affected by LS present a 40% to 60% lifetime risk of endometrial cancer (EC)...
  41. pmc Clinical conditions associated with environmental exposures: an epidemiologic study in two communities in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
    William A Calo
    University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, Graduate School of Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, San Juan, PR 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 28:126-34. 2009
    ....
  42. pmc HIV-related risk behaviors among a sample of men who have sex with men in Puerto Rico: an overview of substance use and sexual practices
    Vivian Colón-López
    Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:65-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to describe HIV-related risk behaviors in a sample of MSM in PR...
  43. doi request reprint Oral HPV infection in a clinic-based sample of Hispanic men
    Vivian Colón-López
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    BMC Oral Health 14:7. 2014
    ....
  44. doi request reprint 29. Anal cancer trends in Puerto Rico (PR) from 1985 to 2005: impact of HIV status
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Sex Health 10:584. 2013
    ..05). Conclusions: Consistent with data from the US, the increasing anal cancer incidence rates in PR were strongly influenced by the HIV epidemic in males but were independent of HIV infection in females. ..
  45. pmc HIV and syphilis infection among men attending a [corrected] sexually transmitted infection clinic in Puerto Rico
    Vivian Colón-López
    Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:8-13. 2013
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C in Puerto Rico: a time for public health action
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 26:395-400. 2007
    ....
  47. pmc Bibliometric assessment of cancer research in Puerto Rico, 1903-2005
    Ana P Ortiz
    Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 25:353-61. 2009
    ..The main aim of this study is to present the characteristics and trends of cancer publications in Puerto Rico's biomedical journals and their relationship with the island's cancer mortality...
  48. doi request reprint Factors associated with human papillomavirus vaccine awareness in a population-based sample of women in puerto rico
    Josefina Romaguera
    University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    Obstet Gynecol 123:22S. 2014
    ..Despite the availability of the first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine since 2006, vaccination rates in Puerto Rico are very low...
  49. ncbi request reprint Urine-based human papillomavirus DNA testing as a screening tool for cervical cancer in high-risk women
    Keimari Méndez
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, USA Electronic address
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 124:151-5. 2014
    ..To test the hypothesis that self-collected urine could be used to detect high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA with sensitivity and specificity comparable to those of standard cervical testing...
  50. ncbi request reprint Increase in the number of IBD surgical resections at the Puerto Rico Medical Center: A brief report
    Carmen González-Keelan
    Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:223-6. 2012
    ..This study aims to describe the IBD surgical resections received in the Pathology Laboratory of the Puerto Rico Medical Center (PRMC) in two periods: 1966-82 and 2002-2008...
  51. pmc Prevalence of overweight and obesity and their cardiometabolic comorbidities in Hispanic adults living in Puerto Rico
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR, 00936 5067, USA
    J Community Health 38:1140-6. 2013
    ..In view of the wide-ranging effects that overweight and obesity have on health, preventive actions to avert the rise of excess body weight as well as the design of lifestyle interventions are largely needed in this population...
  52. pmc Outcome and predictors of kidney disease progression in Puerto Ricans with systemic lupus erythematosus initially presenting with mild renal involvement
    Mariely Nieves-Plaza
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR
    J Clin Rheumatol 17:179-84. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to determine the outcomes and predictors of renal disease progression in Puerto Ricans with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) initially presenting mild renal involvement...