Program

 

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Room C-101

8:30 a.m.

Poster Exhibits, Rooms C-204, 205, 206, 207

8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Raúl Armstrong, M.D.,

Associate Dean for Faculty and Clinical Affairs,

Ponce School of Medicine (PSM)

8:45 a.m.

Conference Goals and Presentation of Jury

León F. Ferder, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Planning Committee

9:00 a.m.

Clinical and Basic Sciences Oral Sessions are Concurrent

Clinical Sciences Oral Presentations, Room C-203

Moderator:  Miguel Magraner, M.D.

9:00 a.m.

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Activated Protein C Administration.   Héctor Guerra, Ricardo A. Hernández*, and Vera Rosado, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

9:15 a.m.

IRelationship Between Catheter And Skin Infections, Severity of MRSA Related Sepsis, And Previous Therapy With Statins In Damas Hospital.  A Pilot Study.  Josely Carreras Hernández, David Colón* and Jeannette Cancel, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

9:30 a.m.

RSV, H1N1 and Seasonal Influenza:  Clinical Manifestations and Co-infections in 2009.   Zoé M. González García*, Annette E. Pietri Ramírez, and Rosa Delgado, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

9:45 a.m.

Effectiveness of FOB in Diagnosing Colon Malignancy.  Vivian García*, and Nelson Medina, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez

10:00 a.m.

Effect of Previous Statin Use In Hospital Mortality Of Patients With Community Acquired Pneumonia.  Ricardo A. Hernández*, Yazmín Soto, Gloria Rebeca Jové, Norman Ramírez, Dalitza M. Álvarez, Caroline A. Nazario, and Natalia M. Soto, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.

Severity of ACS and Levels of Vitamin D (25-hydroxy vitamin D).  A Pilot Study, Randolph Torres, Ana Beauchamp*, and José M. García Mateo, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

11:00 a.m.

Shellfish Allergies And Iodine Radicontrast Media:  Physician’s Preconceptions.   Beverly Di Giorgi*, Yanira Hernández, and Vylma Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

11:15 a.m.

Adequate Vancomycin Dosing Regimen for Inpatients on High Flux Hemodialysis.   Ricardo A. Hernández, Yazmín Soto*, Alex J. Hernández, Edgardo Santiago, Gloria Rebecca Jové, Norman Ramírez, Roberto Lebrón, and Efraín Flores, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

11:30 a.m.

Independent Association Between LDL-C And Non HDL With Acute Coronary Syndrome in Hispanic Population.  A Pilot Study.  Rafael Trinidad Hernández, José Zaragoza*,  José García Mateo, and José Gómez, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

11:45 a.m.

Diagnosis and Comorbidities Associated with Code Outcomes in a Local Community Hospital.  Wilson Rovira-Peña*, Luis Vázquez Smith, Nataly Arcila, Carole Douriez, and Carlos García Gubern, Ponce School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

Basic Sciences Oral Presentations Room C-202

Moderator:  James Porter, Ph.D.

9:00 a.m.

Differential Expression of Class I HDACs in Human Endometrium and Endometriosis.  Maricarmen Colón*, Perla Báez, Miosotis García, Janice Monteiro, Manuel Bayona, Carolina Álvarez, Lynnette A. Ruiz, Ed Seto, and Idhaliz Flores, Microbiology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

9:15 a.m.

Genetic Polymorphisms of DNA Repair Gene XRCC4 Influence DNA Repair Capacity and Breast Cancer Risk in Puerto Rican Women.  Julyann Pérez-Mayoral*, Carlos Colón, Jaime L. Matta, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

9:30 a.m.

Impact of Stress on Expression of Nerve Growth Factor and TRK-A in Endometriosis.  Víctor A. Rodríguez*, Myrella L. Cruz, Raymond A. Isidro, Marielly Cuevas, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

9:45 a.m.

Extinction of Conditioned Fear Induces Synaptic Plasticity In The Infralimbic CortexMarian T. Sepúlveda* Ana V. López, Gregory J. Quirk, and James T. Porter, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

10:00 a.m.

Identification of Candidate Human Homologous Genomic Regions Of Hypertension Using The Dahl Salt Sensitive Rat Model.  Abigail Ruiz-Rivera*, Sarah Buxbaum, Alan Y. Deng, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Ponce School of Medicine

10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.

In Vitro Characterization of Simian Immunodeficiency  Virus Envelope Gene Sequencing Changes.  Yisel A. Rivera-Molina*, Ivelisse Rivera Román, Richard J. Noel, Jr., and Vanessa Rivera, Microbiology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

11:00 a.m.

Neurokinin-1 Receptor (NK-1R), Phosphorylated Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (pEGFR) And Cyclooxygenase-2 (Cox-2) Are Up-Regulated In Patients With Colonic Dysplasia.  Raymond A. Isidro*, Myrella L. Cruz,  Víctor Rodríguez, Angel A. Isidro, Axel Arroyo, Axel Báez, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Pathology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

11:15 a.m.

XPD Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Copy Number Variation in Puerto Rican Women and Breast Cancer Risk.  Alba L. Pacheco-Torres*, Carlos Colón, Jaime L. Matta, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

11:30 a.m.

Localized Inhibition Of Glutamate Transporters Modulates Mossy Fiber LTP in Vitro.  Ada I. Fraticelli-Torres*, James T. Porter, and Kenira J. Thompson, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

11:45 a.m.

Association of MTHFR and RFC-1 Gene Variants and Autism Spectrum Disorders.   Jocelyn Montalvo*, Luisa I. Alvarado, Rafael Oliveras, Laura Deliz, Simón E. Carlo, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

12:00 Noon

Lunch

Room C-101

1:15 p.m.

Clinical Sciences and Cases (Continuation), Behavioral Sciences, and Public Health Oral Sessions are Concurrent

Clinical Sciences Oral and Clinical Case Presentations, Room C-203

Moderator:  Luisa Alvarado, M.D.

1:15 p.m.

Case Report:  Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient Treated with Flecainide for Atrial FibrillationFrancisco Cardona*, and Francisco Jaume, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

1:30 p.m.

Case Report:  Headache and Acute Neurological Deficit in a Young Man with Sinusitis.  Azar Sadeghalvad*, Francisco Jaume-Anselmi, Juan A. Lameiro Aguayo, and José Ramírez-Rivera, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

1:45 p.m.

Transfusion Trigger Point for Treating Physicians at Damas Hospital Medical ICU.  A Pilot Study.  Adolfo J. Villanueva, José Enrique González*, Héctor Vélez, and Lisandra Pérez, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

2:00 p.m.

How Relevant is the Use of Dennis Brown Bar in the Treatment of Talipe Equino Varus with the Ponsetti Serial Casting.  Norman Ramírez Lluch*, Wallace Seda, John M. Flynn, José A. Serrano, and Raúl Machiaveli, Pediatric Orthopaedic Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

2:15 p.m.

Catheter Directed Thrombolysis (CDT) for the Treatment of Proximal (Iliofemoral and Caval) Deep Venous Thrombosis, Should be Standard of Care in Puerto Rico.  Ricardo Figueroa Vicenty*, Luis Torruella, and Jorge Luis Martínez Trabal, Ponce School of Medicine, Instituto Vascular del Sur

2:30 p.m.

Prospective Analysis of a Pediatric Back Pain Treatment Algorithm.  Norman Ramírez Lluch*, John M. Flynn, José A. Serrano, and Carlos Calvo, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

2:45 p.m.

Outcomes Associated with the Severe Sepsis Campaign in Damas Hospital Intensive Care Unit.  A Pilot Study.  Vero M. Rosado, Lisandra Pérez, Héctor Guerra, Ricardo A. Hernández, and  Rebeca Juarbe*, Internal Medicine Department, Damas Hospital

3:00 p.m.

Prognostic Value of D-Dimer Test In Sepsis.  Karla B. Rivera*, Ricardo A. Hernández, Gloria Rebecca Jové, and Francisco Jaume, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

Behavioral Sciences Oral Presentations, Room C-201

Moderator:  Luisa Ferder, M.D., Psy.D.

1:15 p.m.

Parental Perceptions of a Primary Care Clinic:  The ER as the Medical Home .    Arleen Sepúlveda*, Diany López, Angel Pérez and Vylma Velázquez, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

1:30 p.m.

“Pérdidas Perinatales en Mujeres Puertorriqueñas:  Efectos del Apoyo Recibido Luego de la Perdida”Luisa Ferder and Arlene Román Delgado*, Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine

1:45 p.m.

“Percepción del Aspecto Religioso de la Espiritualidad en Pacientes y Profesionales de la Salud en el Área Sur de Puerto Rico”, Jesús Cruz Correa*, Rafael Bredy and Jahaziel Feliciano, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

Public Health Oral Presentations, Room C-203

Moderator:  Diego Zavala, MPH, Ph.D.

1:15 p.m.

Prevalence Of Smoking And Smoking Determinants In Puerto Rico, PR Melissa Soltero*, Ruby Serrano-Rodríguez, Carolina Álvarez-Garriga, and Manuel Bayona, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine

1:30 p.m.

Use of Anticipatory Guidance In Well-Child Visits Of Children 36 Months Or Younger By Pediatricians Participating in the HESL/PSM Consortium Julio Bracero*,  Ivonne Galarza, and Luisa I. Alvarado, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

1:45 p.m.

Drug Use in Ponce, Puerto Rico:  A Profile of the Population and Review of the Services Casandra Clark Mazariegos*, and Summer F. Acevedo, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine

2:00 p.m.

Rate of CPR Success in a Local Community Hospital.  Luis E. Vázquez*, Wilson Rovira Peña, Nataly Arcila, Carole Douriex, and Carlos García Gubern, Transitional Program, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

2:15 p.m.

“Prevalencia de Disturbios del Sueño en Mujeres con Cáncer de Mama en Puerto Rico”, Vanesa Solis Pérez*, Himilce Vélez, and Miguel Marrero, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine

2:30 p.m.

Timing of Delivery:  Maternal Knowledge and Participation.   Luisa I. Alvarado, Nicole E. Torres*, and Cynthia I. Miguel Caballero, Pediatrics Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Behavioral, Public Health and Clinical Poster Sessions are Concurrent (AM)

Basic Sciences Poster Session, Room C-204 (PM)

 

Role of EGFR During The Transition Of Inflammation To Dysplasia In A Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer ModelBeatriz Pagán*, Ángel A. Isidro, Domenico Coppola, Jie Wu, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Characterization of FasL Expression of Rat Mesenteric Lymph Node Dendritic Cells During Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD, Edelmarie Rivera*, Freddy Rodríguez, and Caroline B. Appleyard, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Effect of Vitamin D Receptor Activator Paricalcitol in Lipogenic Markers in the Atherosclerotic Model ApoE Deficient Mice.  Fabián Vázquez*, Natalied Rivera, León Ferder, and Edu B. Suárez-Martínez., Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Gene expression profiling of vascular tissue in Diabetic PatientsElinette M. Albino*, Ernesto Soltero, León Ferder, and Julie Dutil, Biochemistry Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Primary Rat Astrocytes Expressing HIV-Nef in the Hippocampus Impair Spatial Memory.  Gladys Chompré*, Emmanuel Cruz, Lucianette Maldonado, James T. Porter, and Richard J. Noel, Jr., Biochemistry Department, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session, Room C-205

 

“Relación Entre Estilos De Personalidad En Hombres Que Han Sido Agresivos”Elisenda Santiago-López* and María Garrido, Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Cognitive Profile in the EIWA-III of a Learning Disabled Young Adult:  A Case StudyHector Gómez*, Mary Rodríguez, Walter Rodríguez, and José Pons, Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Psychometric Appropriateness of the EIWA-III for the Intellectual Assessment Of Older Adults Without Dementia:  A Pilot Study.  Natalia Falcón Banchs*, Walter Rodríguez, Mary Rodríguez, and José Pons, Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Neurocognitive Performance and Psychosocial Factors in Breast CancerMichelle Ayala-Feliciano*, Summer Acevedo, and José Pons, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Psychology Program, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Clinical Profile Of Hospitalized Patients With Delirium at VA Caribbean Health Care System.  Lillian Arroyo and Laura de Bien*, Psychiatry Department, Ponce School of Medicine and San Juan Veteran’s Administration Center

 

Factors Impacting Patient Satisfaction in an Academic Psychiatric Community Outpatient Clinic.  Pedro A. Castaing Lespier and Jaime Torres Plata*, Psychiatry Department, Ponce School of Medicine and San Juan Veteran’s Administration Center

 

Comparison of the Prevalence of Schizoaffective Disorder between Three Community Outpatient Psychiatry Clinics of Puerto Rico.  Pedro A. Castaing-Lespier, Zaleskie Ruiz-Aponte*, Jaime L. Rodríguez-Miranda, and Mario R. González-Torres, Psychiatry Department, Ponce School of Medicine and San Juan Veteran’s Administration Center

Public Health Poster Session, Room C-205

 

Positive Predictive Factors in Academic Performance and USMLE Step 1 at Ponce School of Medicine. Leonardo I. Valentín*, Jorge R. Hernández, and Olga Rodríguez, Academic Affairs, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Oral Health Frequency and its Determinants in Puerto Rico.  BRFSS 2008.  Loren Yamel Irizarry*, Ruby Serrano-Rodríguez, Manuel Bayona, and Carolina Álvarez-Garriga, Public Health Program, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Consumption of Vitamins And Calcium Reduces Breast Cancer Risk By Their Regulation of the DNA Repair Capacity.  Yeidyly Vergne*, Jaime L. Matta, Luisa Morales, Wanda Vargas, Carolina Álvarez-Garriga, and Manuel Bayona, Public Health Program, Physiology and Pharmacology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

 

Cancer Prevalence in Puerto Rico’s South West Area:  A Cross Sectional StudyValmarie Ramos*, Wanda Casiano, and Santa Merle, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez

Clinical Sciences Poster Session, Room C-207

 

Sexual Practices of Puerto Rican Women Undergoing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination at the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center.   Jennifer Delgado López*, J. Romaguera Agrait, E. Medina Cucurella, and M. Marrero Soto, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas, University of Puerto Rico

 

Improving The Existing Treatment And Diagnostic Strategy For Endometrial Carcinoma in San Lucas Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico.   Jimmi Ríos*, Yamil Crespo, Yolanda González, Joaquín Laboy, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Fetal Outcomes of Cesarean Sections due to Non-Reassuring Fetal Status in Hospital Episcopal San Lucas from January 2009 – December 2009Lenny Pagán, Tatiana Fournier, and Yamil Crespo*, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Prevalence of Echogenic Intracardiac Focus in a Hispanic Population.  Edilberto Martínez, Brayan Stuart*, and Ednise Román, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department,  St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Incidental Endometriosis at HELSVerónica Figueroa, Mónica Marrero*, Dilaury Mejía, Lynell Pérez, Omar Pérez, and Joaquín Laboy, Internal Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy And Increase In Osteoporosis-Related Hip Fracture In Puerto Rican PopulationMildred Torres*, Jose Cancio, and Sussette Toro, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez

 

Overcoming Clopidogrel Hyporesponsiveness in Patients With Mechanical Aortic Valves Treated With Antiplatelet Agents II.  Karla Vélez*, Raúl García Rinaldi, and Juan Colón, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez

 

Ankle-Brachial Index as a Predictor of Coronary Artery Disease in Hispanics:  A Pilot Study Keslie Gutiérrez* and Milton C. Carrero, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez

 

Endoscopic Ultrasound and Fine-Needle Aspiration on Diagnosis of Unexplained Bile Duct StricturesCarlos L. Rodríguez* and Carlos Micames, Internal Medicine Department, Ramón Emeterio Betances University Hospital, Mayagüez

Clinical Cases Poster Session, Room C-207

 

Craniofacial Pathology On Prenatal Ultrasound In A Patient With Alobar Holoprosencephaly And Abnormal Chromosome 17Leonardo I. Valentín*, and Luis Rodríguez-Ruiz, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Ponce School of Medicine

 

The Usual Suspects:  A Rare Presentation of a Pervasive Disease.  Gretchen Martínez-Alayon, Sara M. López Llado*, Alfonso González, and Roberto Velázquez, Internal Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Acute Neurological Deficit of Indeterminate Etiology.  Nilson Feliz-Rodríguez*, Ricardo Villalobos, and Sara M. López-Llado, Internal Medicine Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Paraxismal Nocturna Hemoglobinuria:  A Case Report of Paroxismal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria in the Setting of Aplastic Anemia in a 73.  Juan P. Richiusa, Lenny Pagán*, Rosa Bermúdez, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

 

Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Meningitis in a Patient with AIDSWaleska Santiago* and Yazmín J. Soto, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

 

An Apical Radiographic Density in an Elderly Man with HemoptysisYazmín J. Soto-Guerrero*, Ricardo A. Hernández-Castillo, Francisco Jaume-Anselmi, Axel Vélez-Santiago, and José Ramírez-Rivera, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital La Concepción, San Germán

3:45 p.m.

Awards Presentation, Room C-101

Olga Rodríguez de Arzola, M.D. and León F. Ferder, M.D.

4:15 pm

Adjourn & Cocktail

 

*Presenter