Esther A Torres

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Epidemiology of hepatitis C infection and its public health implications in Puerto Rico
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 23:11-28. 2004
  2. pmc Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Hispanics: The University of Puerto Rico IBD Registry
    Esther A Torres
    UPR Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Department of Medicine, UPR School of Medicine, San Juan, PR 00936 5067, USA
    Int J Inflam 2012:574079. 2012
  3. ncbi Prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in an insured population in Puerto Rico during 1996
    Esther A Torres
    Department of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 22:253-8. 2003
  4. ncbi Improving access to liver transplantation: the University of Puerto Rico experience
    Esther A Torres
    Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 23:183-8. 2004
  5. ncbi The NIH 2002 Consensus Conference on hepatitis C: what it said and what it means
    Esther A Torres
    Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 23:7-9. 2004
  6. 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
  7. ncbi Outcomes of an underserved Hispanic population with chronic hepatitis C treated with pegylated-interferon and ribavirin in a government-sponsored clinic
    Johanna Iturrino
    Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:9-13. 2011
  8. ncbi Response to combination therapy of interferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin in Hispanics with chronic hepatitis C
    Humberto Munoz
    Gastroenterology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 23:61-7. 2004
  9. ncbi Factors associated to the prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus among patients receiving hemodialysis at selected dialysis centers in Puerto Rico, 2005
    Marievelisse Soto-Salgado
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, P O Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 28:18-23. 2009
  10. ncbi 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

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Publications32

  1. ncbi Epidemiology of hepatitis C infection and its public health implications in Puerto Rico
    Cynthia M Pérez
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 23:11-28. 2004
    ....
  2. pmc Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Hispanics: The University of Puerto Rico IBD Registry
    Esther A Torres
    UPR Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Department of Medicine, UPR School of Medicine, San Juan, PR 00936 5067, USA
    Int J Inflam 2012:574079. 2012
    ..9% of UC and 51.2% of the CD patients. Over one-fourth of the patients reported extraintestinal manifestations, most frequently arthropathies. Our findings contribute to the limited epidemiologic and clinical data on Hispanics with IBD...
  3. ncbi Prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in an insured population in Puerto Rico during 1996
    Esther A Torres
    Department of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 22:253-8. 2003
    ..The aims of the present study were to estimate overall and specific prevalence of IBD (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and to describe the characteristics of a group of patients from the University of Puerto Rico's IBD Registry...
  4. ncbi Improving access to liver transplantation: the University of Puerto Rico experience
    Esther A Torres
    Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 23:183-8. 2004
    ..Neither education level, marital status, health insurance nor Child score were associated with successful outcome. This clinic offers Puerto Ricans, especially those with limited resources, with a viable access to liver transplantation...
  5. ncbi The NIH 2002 Consensus Conference on hepatitis C: what it said and what it means
    Esther A Torres
    Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 23:7-9. 2004
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi Outcomes of an underserved Hispanic population with chronic hepatitis C treated with pegylated-interferon and ribavirin in a government-sponsored clinic
    Johanna Iturrino
    Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:9-13. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the outcomes and treatment response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin in treatment-naive patients enrolled at this government-sponsored clinic...
  8. ncbi Response to combination therapy of interferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin in Hispanics with chronic hepatitis C
    Humberto Munoz
    Gastroenterology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 23:61-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the response rate of Hispanics with chronic hepatitis C to combination therapy of interferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin and to assess its adverse events...
  9. ncbi Factors associated to the prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus among patients receiving hemodialysis at selected dialysis centers in Puerto Rico, 2005
    Marievelisse Soto-Salgado
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, P O Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 28:18-23. 2009
    ..We assessed the factors associated to the prevalence of antibodies to HCV (anti-HCV) among patients receiving hemodialysis in eight dialysis centers in Puerto Rico...
  10. ncbi 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. pmc 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
    ....
  13. ncbi Inflammatory bowel disease characteristics among African Americans, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic Whites: characterization of a large North American cohort
    Geoffrey C Nguyen
    Harvey M and Lyn P Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:1012-23. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to characterize racial differences in disease phenotype in a predominantly adult population...
  14. ncbi Differences in prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease in Puerto Rico between commercial and government-sponsored managed health care insured individuals
    Roberto Vendrell
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Bol Asoc Med P R 105:15-9. 2013
    ..There is limited data describing incidence and prevalence among Hispanics, the fastest growing minority in the United States...
  15. ncbi Hepatocellular carcinoma at the University of Puerto Rico Liver Transplant Clinic
    Michelle Rivera Resto
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 26:337-42. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in our liver transplant clinic, and describe the risk factors, predictors and treatment outcomes of primary liver cancer...
  16. ncbi Recombinant human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (sargramostim) as an alternative therapy for fistulizing Crohn's disease
    Priscilla Magno
    Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 29:60-5. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi Management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in cirrhotic patients with documented esophageal varices evaluated at the Puerto Rico Medical Center
    Eduardo J González
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
    Bol Asoc Med P R 103:5-8. 2011
    ..Octreotide infusion and prophylactic antibiotics were received by the vast majority. The management of esophageal variceal bleeding in our institution is compliant with the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases guidelines...
  18. ncbi Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus and associated risk behaviours: a population-based study 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
    Int J Epidemiol 34:593-9. 2005
    ..We estimated the prevalence of HCV infection and identified correlates of seropositivity in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico...
  19. pmc Human Papilloma Virus Awareness Among Hispanic Females with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    José E Rivera-Acosta
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR, 00936 5067, Puerto Rico
    J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 3:55-62. 2016
    ..Given that this population may be at an increased risk of HPV infection and related morbidities, education and vaccination programs should be promoted among them. ..
  20. ncbi Medication profiles of patients in the University of Puerto Rico inflammatory bowel disease registry
    Jorge D Meléndez
    Gastroenterology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:3-8. 2011
    ..We analyzed the medication profiles and IBD-related surgeries of the registrants in order to characterize the therapies used and to identify any trends in disease severity...
  21. ncbi Iron-deficiency anemia as presentation of pouchitis
    Rafael J Pastrana
    Gastroenterology Research Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:41-4. 2007
    ....
  22. doi Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis: an interim analysis
    Jorge D Meléndez Hernández
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Dig Dis Sci 55:2332-6. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate that risk and identify time intervals for ileoanal pouch surveillance...
  23. ncbi Infliximab in Hispanics: characterization of response to infliximab in an ethnic minority with Crohn's disease
    Jose M Sanchez
    Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 24:11-7. 2005
    ..We wanted to determine if the response to infliximab in genetically admixed Hispanics differed from that previously reported...
  24. ncbi Etanercept therapy for psoriasis in a patient with concomitant hepatitis C and liver transplant
    Michelle H Collazo
    Department of Dermatology, University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 27:346-7. 2008
    ..Clearance of psoriasis was achieved without any adverse effects or complications of his current conditions...
  25. pmc Association of NOD2 and IL23R with inflammatory bowel disease in Puerto Rico
    Veroushka Ballester
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    PLoS ONE 9:e108204. 2014
    ..Our observations underscored the great difference between global continental ancestry and local continental ancestry at the level of the individual gene, particularly for immune-related loci. ..
  26. doi Abdominal pain and weight loss in an HIV-infected patient
    Priscilla Magno
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Dig Dis 9:48-51. 2008
  27. ncbi A government sponsored clinic for the evaluation and treatment of chronic hepatitis C in an underinsured population in Puerto Rico
    Pablo Costas
    Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases Section, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 23:41-7. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi Folic acid supplementation does not prevent ribavirin-induced anemia
    Henry González
    Department of Medicine A 838, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 22:359-62. 2003
    ..No difference between males and females was noted for hemoglobin decrease or lowest hemoglobin levels. In our study, folic acid showed no beneficial effect in the prevention of ribavirin-induced anemia...
  29. ncbi Crohn's disease associated to chordoma: a case report
    Wilfredo E De Jesus-Monge
    Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan 00936 5067
    P R Health Sci J 23:233-6. 2004
    ..Inflammatory bowel disease and chordoma also have abnormalities in chromosomal regions 1p, 3p, and 7q. Despite these findings, a direct genetic relationship between these diseases is speculative...
  30. ncbi The case for diversity in academic internal medicine
    Talmadge E King
    Am J Med 116:284-9. 2004
  31. ncbi Assessment of reliability and validity of IBD phenotyping within the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) IBD Genetics Consortium (IBDGC)
    Themistocles Dassopoulos
    Johns Hopkins University Meyerhoff Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Baltimore MD, USA
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 13:975-83. 2007
    ..Our aim was to determine the reliability and validity of these phenotypic assessments...
  32. ncbi Achieving diversity in academic internal medicine: recommendations for leaders
    Donald E Wesson
    Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, Tex, USA
    Am J Med 119:76-81. 2006