Program


 
7:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Room A-B
8:30 am

Poster Exhibits, Room C-204, 205, 206
Moderator
: León F. Ferder, M.D.,  Ph.D., 
Chair, Planning Committee

8:30 am Welcoming Remarks
Raúl Armstrong, M.D.

President and Dean, Ponce School of Medicine (PSM)
8:45 am Conference Goals and Presentation of Jury
León F. Ferder, M.D., Ph.D.
9:00 am Clinical, Basic Sciences, and Public Health Oral Sessions are Concurrent
Clinical Medical Sciences Oral Presentations, Room C-201
Moderator:  Luisa Alvarado , M.D.
9:00 am

Late Prematurity:  Are they mature enough?  
Mirely Figueroa Colón
*, Edith Morales, Luis Muñoz, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

9:15 am Brief Zung Depression Scale as an Important Screening Tool in Cancer Patients.  
Luis O. Negrón García
*, Wanda Casiano Quiles, and Milton D. Carrero Quiñones, Internal Medicine Department, Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital
9:30 am

Impacto Físico y Mental de la Deprivación del sueño.  
Carlos Y. Santiago González
* and Héctor Rosado, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

9:45 am Short Term Outcome In Patients With Triple Vessel And Left Main Cad Undergoing Ptca Vs Cabg.  
Jannette Figueroa, Aurelio Garcia Medina*, Alejandro Lopez, Griselle Fortuna, Orlando Enriso, Astrid Gutiérrez, Augusto Sepúlveda, and Lizbeth Alvarado, Internal Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
10:00 am

Morphological Changes Observed Over Time In Patients With Left Bundle Branch Block
Javier Acevedo
*, Internal Medicine Department, Advanced Cardiology Center , Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital

10:15 am

Coffee Break

10:45 am

Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents living in foster center at Ponce Region.  
Jadira Irizarry-Padilla*, Alfredo Mercado-Quiñones, and Vylma Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

11:00 am Overall Assessment of Improvement in Bronchial Asthma Patients with Extraesophageal Reflux Disease after Effective Acid Suppression.  
Alvaro Reymunde, N Santiago, Domingo Chardon, and F Quesada, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital
11:15 am Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Knee Injuries.  
Yaneth Trujillo
*, Ada Colón, Ailís Marrero, and Rafael Iván Iriarte, Family Medicine Department, Dr. Pila Hospital
11:30 am The Use of Ankle-Brachial Index as a Predictor of Future Cardiovascular Disease amongst a Latin American Population. ( A 2 Phase Trial).  
Alberto Francisco Vera*, and Milton Carrero , Internal Medicine Department, Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital
11:45 am Contaminated Blood Cultures.  
Sonia Figueroa
*,  Ayleen Román, Elizabeth Cruz and Vylma Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Public Health Oral Presentations, Room C-203
Coordinator
:  Juan Carlos Orengo, M.D.
9:00 am Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Children 2005-2006: South and Northwest - Puerto Rico .  
Tania Díaz*,  Ayleen Román, Carlos Baldit, Lydia Irizarry, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
9:15 am Factors Associated With Fungal Infections In Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital.  
Lizanabell Torres Torres*, Ramón Ramírez-Ronda, Milton D. Carrero Quiñones, Internal Medicine Department, Dr. Ramón E. Betances, University Hospital
9:30 am Use of Home Remedies by patients of a Family Practice Center. 
Ada
M. Colón*, Family Medicine Department, Dr. Pila Hospital
9:45 am Effectiveness of Omega-3 supplement lowering blood lipid levels.
Ivelisse Vives*, Rafael Ivan Iriarte, Public Health Program, PSM
10:00 am Biopsychosocial Impact of Endometriosis in Puerto Rico. 
Jessica Fourquet*, Diego Zavala, Juan Carlos Orengo, Idhaliz Flores, Public Health Program and Microbiology Department, PSM
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Incidence of Preterm Labor and Delivery in the Southern Region of Puerto Rico .  
Nancy Cuevas * and Rafael Iván Iriarte, Public Health Program, PSM
11:00 am Drug and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Impoverished Women in Puerto Rico :  An Exploratory Analysis of Women Living in Public Housing. 
Lisa R. Norman, AC Sala, E Candelaria, Silka,Abreu and Rosa Pérez, Public Health Program, PSM
11:15 am Epidemiological analysis of colonoscopies performed for changes in bowel habits as the presenting symptom.  
Frances F. Cruz
* and Félix Rivera Borges, Internal Medicine Department, Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital
11:30 am Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention with Type II Diabetic Puerto Rican Women.  
Marylin Casiano* and Rafael Iván Iriarte, Public Health Program, PSM
11:45 am Chicken Manure Management Assessment For the Development of an Environmental Health Educational Program At El Húcar Community, Salinas , Puerto Rico .  
S. Rohena, W. Ortiz, and M. Roubert, Public Health Program, PSM
Basic Sciences Oral Presentations  Room C-202
Moderator:  James Porter , Ph.D. and Robert Villafañe , Ph.D.
9:00 am Evaluation of the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the susceptibility to endometriosis
Maricarmen Colón*,
CT Ramírez, CO Figueroa, A Pons, P Báez, Joaquin Laboy , Idhaliz Flores , Microbiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology Departments, PSM
9:15 am Modulation of Cytokines Transport in T Cells by P-glycoprotein (P-gp) May Represent Interference in the Development of an Adequate Immune Response.  
María del C. Sánchez
*, Pablo López, Nayra Rodriguez , Yasuhiro Yamamura , Microbiology Department, PSM
9:30 am Drug abuse and rapid disease progression have unequal effects on evolution of SIV accessory genes in PBMCs in morphine-addicted, SIV/SHIV infected rhesus macaques.  
Lucianette Maldonado Rodríguez*, Vanessa Rivera Amil l, Alia Toro, Gladys Chompré, Rakesh Kumar, Ziomara Marrero, Richard J. Noel, Jr., and Anil Kumar, Biochemistry Department, PSM
9:45 am Glutamate Transporter Expression In The Hippocampus During Learning. 
Ada
I.
Fraticelli*, Felix M. Matos, and Kenira Thompsom, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
10:00 am Alcohol Abuse and Oxidative Stress in Macaque Model of Aids.  Antonio Pérez Casanova*, Richard J. Noel, Jr., Vanessa Rivera -Amill, Kazim Hussain, and Anil Kumar, Microbiology Department, PSM
10:15 am  Coffee Break
10:45 am A new procedure for the quantitative assessment of P-glycoprotein (Pgp) efflux pump associated with human T lymphocytes.  
Rosa Vélez*, Pablo López,and Yasuhiro Yamamura , Microbiology Department, PSM
11:00 am The tailspike protein of the Salmonella phage e34.  
Milka V. Zayas
* and Robert Villafañe , Biochemistry Department, PSM
11:15 am HIV-1 infection of dendritic cells may comes from other sources rather than from their monocyte precursors.  
Manuel Vázquez
*, Irvin Maldonado , Sharilyn Almodóvar, María Colón, Mariaisabel Russe , and Eric Lorenzo , Biochemistry Department, PSM
11:30 am HIV neurotoxins and drugs of abuse contribute to altered cytokine expression in human and rat astrocytes. 
Elizabeth Rivera
Mateo*,
Biochemistry Department, PSM
11:45 am A critical cysteine residue for LTR transactivation is partially dispensable in the full length form of the HIV-1 transactivator protein (Tat).  
Mariam B. González Hernández*
, Chemistry Department, PUCPR and Biochemistry Department, PSM
12:00 pm

Lunch
Room C-101

1:15 pm Clinical Sciences Oral Sessions (Continuation)
Clinical Medical Sciences Oral Presentations, Room C-201
Moderator:  Luisa Alvarado , M.D.
1:15 pm Comparison of blood glucose control in DM2 patients after CABG at Hospital Damas, before and after insulin drip protocol implementation: a retrospective observational study.  
Marielba Agosto Mujica*, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital
1:30 pm Doctor’s Own Perception of Family Time.  
José Ríos-Robles, C. Casiano, and M.Carrero, Internal Medicine, Advanced Cardiology Center , Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital
1:45 pm Aminophylline as a Risk Factor for the Development of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Juan Santiago
*, Alberto Palacio, Víctor Acevedo, and Rafael Iván Iriarte, Family Medicine Department, Dr. Pila Hospital
2:00 pm Introducing an Instructive Tool May Cause an Impact in the Current Management of Coronary Artery Disease; A Prospective Study.  
Jorge Soto
* and Antonio Padua, Internal Medicine Department, Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital
2:15 pm Asthma and Obesity: Is there a link?  
Ileana Arbona, Mariel Silva, Luis Muñoz, Juan C. Orengo, Vivian Green , and Vylma Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
2:30 pm Risk Factors For Acinetobacter Baumannii, Comparative Analysis. Guillermo Sánchez*, and Ramón Ramírez Ronda, Internal Medicine Department, Dr. Ramón E. Betances University Hospital
9:00 am Poster Presentations, All Categories are Concurrent
Basic Sciences Poster Session, C-204
Exposure to the Morris Water Maze selectively enhances contextual fear conditioning and decreases BDNF expression in hippocampus.  Rachel Chadderdon , Gregory J. Quirk , and Kenira J. Thompson *, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
Group II mGluR inhibit glutamate release at thalamocortical synapses.  
Zaira Mateo* and James Porter , Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
Molecular epidemiology of breast cancer in Puerto Rico .  
Jaime  Matta, Abigail Ruiz ,  Esperanza Negrón, José Cangiano, Simón Carlo, Miguel Echenique, Presenter:  Ramón L. Hernández Castillo* Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
The Effect of Cyclopentadienyl Functionalization and Replacement of the Ancillary Ligand on the Cytotoxic Activity of Titanocene Dichloride on Ht29 Cells.  
Ramón L. Hernández-Castillo
*, Enrique Meléndez, and Jaime L. Matta, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
P-glycoprotein expression in HTLV-III cells after treatment with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 Protease Inhibitors
María del C. Sánchez
*, Pablo López, Rosa Vélez, Yasuhiro Yamamura , Microbiology Department, PSM
Exercise training attenuates oxidative vascular endothelial injury in chronic alcohol-treated hypertensive rats. 
Kazim Husain
*, Manuel Vázquez, Jose Mejía, Jainarine Lalla, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
The Effect of the Bacterial Peptide formyl-Methionyl-Leucyl-Phenylalanine (fMLP) on Intestinal Function in the Chronic Relapsed Phase of Colitis. 
Myrella L. Cruz*, Edelmarie Rivera, Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
Prior Inflammation Exacerbates the Effects of Subsequent Psychological Stress on Colonic Damage, Mast Cell Numbers and Bacterial Load.  
Olga I.Santiago
*,  Marielly Cuevas, Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
Activation of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Subtype 5 (mGluR5) Modulates Both the Intrinsic Excitability of Medial Prefrontal Cortex Neurons and Recall of Extinction.  
Darah Fontánez-Nuin
*, Edwin Santini , Gregory Quirk and James T Porter, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, PSM
Overlapping roles of HIV-1 Tat and opioids in neuropathogenesis.  Alia Toro*, Elizabeth Rivera , Richard Noel, Biochemistry Department, PSM
Behavioral Sciences Poster Session, C-205
Psychopharmacology: use of long-acting risperidone.  
Yamilka M. Rolón García
* and Victor Sierra, Psychiatry Department, PSM and San Juan Veteran’s Administration Center
Awareness of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment Among Patients of the Residents Clinic.  
Marlon Vázquez
* and Pedro Castaing , Psychiatry Department, PSM and San Juan Veteran’s Administration Center
Estudios de Validez de Criterio de la Escala de Inteligencia Wechsler para Adultos – Versión III, Puerto Rico (EIWA-III, P.R.) considerando las puntuaciones obtenidas en la Escala de Inteligencia Wechsler para Niños – Revisada, de Puerto Rico (EIWN-R, P.R.), la Prueba de Evaluación de Admisión Universitaria “College Board” y el Índice Académico.  
Mary S Rodríguez-Rabassa
*, Leida Matías -Carrelo, and Ernesto Rosario -Hernández, Clinical Psychology Program, PSM
Prevalence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder at CSCO resident clinic.  
Ronaldo Irizarry* and Pedro Castaing , Psychiatry Department, PSM and San Juan Veteran’s Administration Center
Clinical Sciences Poster Session, C-206
Krukenberg Tumor.  
Herby Ambroise
*, Internal Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Symptomatic profile of AMI patients in southern PR population.  Carlos Garcia-Gubern*, Emergency Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Clinical Correlation of Histopathologic vs Radiologic Findings in Post Operatively Diagnosed Patients with Appendicitis in Southern PR.  
Carlos Garcia-Gubern*, Emergency Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Toxic Habits, Trauma and Nosocomial Infections. 
Jesús D. Buonomo*, Roque A. Nido, Juan Carlos Orengo, and Carlos Garcia-Gubern, Emergency Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Immature to Total Neutrophil Count Ratio (I/T ratio) as a predictor of infection in the neonate. 
Michelle Figueroa García
*, Luis A. Muñoz, and Ivonne Galarza , Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
41-Year-Old Male Patient HIV Positive, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C Positive with toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. 
Jannette Marie Figueroa
*, William Santiago, and Augusto Sepúlveda, Internal Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Prevalence and susceptibility of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) strains in pregnant patients admitted for delivery at HESL Labor and Delivery unit. 
Jeannette Colón Marín*, Verónica Figueroa, Alexandra Ortiz Oramas, and Joaquín Laboy, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Hyperemesis Gravidarum at Saint's Lukes Episcopal Hospital. 
Juan A. Tosado*,Joel Rivera
*, and Joaquín Laboy, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Maternal body mass index, risk of cesarean delivery and co morbidities in nulliparous women. 
Juan P. Richiusa*,
Carlos Marrero, Rosa Bermúdez, Lenny Pagán, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Conduct Disorder Prevalence at CSCO Mayagüez. 
Pedro Castaing , and Virgen Quiñones-Fernandini*, Psychiatry Department, PSM
Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Obstetric and Gynecology Procedures.  Celso A. Rodríguez Bermúdez*, Nelson Alvarez, Bryan Stuart, Vivian Green , Juan C. Orengo, Jesús Cruz Correa, and Joaquíin Laboy, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
3:15 pm

Awards Presentation, Room C-101
Olga Rodríguez de Arzola, MD and León F. Ferder, M.D.

3:45 pm Adjourn & Cocktail
*Presenter