Diabetes, Obesity and Non-Optimum Blood Pressure Levels in a Group of Employees of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, 2003 (EPIDEMIOLOGY)

Diabetes, Obesity and Non-Optimum Blood Pressure Levels in a Group of Employees of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, 2003 (EPIDEMIOLOGY)

Resumen Con el fin de estimar la proporcion de diabetes, obesidad y presion sanguinea no-optima un total de 113 empleados del Recinto de Ciencias Medicas de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, que participaron en una feria de salud y diabetes, fueron entrevistados y examinados. Las caracteristicas demograficas y la frecuencia auto-informada de diabetes fue obtenida […]

Serum C3d Levels in Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Report)

Serum C3d Levels in Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Report)

Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is an interstitial lung disease that results from an exaggerated immune response to filarial parasites Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi (1). TPE has been reported from filarial endemic regions from all over the world but is especially common in India and South East Asia (1,2). The disease is characterized by wheezing, […]

The Levels of Nitric Oxide in Megaloblastic Anemia/Megaloblastik Anemide Nitrik Oksit Duzeyleri (Research Article) (Report)

The Levels of Nitric Oxide in Megaloblastic Anemia/Megaloblastik Anemide Nitrik Oksit Duzeyleri (Research Article) (Report)

Introduction Megaloblastic anemia is characterized by megaloblastic erythropoiesis and is secondary to decreased activity of methionine synthase, one of two mammalian enzymes that requires vitamin B12 (cobalamin) as a cofactor. Methionine synthase catalyzes the transfer of the methyl group of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to homocysteine via a methylcobalamin intermediate with cycling of cobalamin between the +1 valency […]

The Daddy Double-Bind: How the Family and Medical Leave Act Perpetuates Sex Inequality Across All Class Levels.

The Daddy Double-Bind: How the Family and Medical Leave Act Perpetuates Sex Inequality Across All Class Levels.

For over a decade there has been a great deal of discussion in America about work-family conflict or work-life balance. These discussions have typically focused on the plight of women, mothers in particular, and the inhospitable labor market. (1) Advocates who seek to improve the status of women have been vocal in demanding changes in […]