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Reduced functional connectivity within the mesocorticolimbic system in substance use disorders: An fMRI study of Puerto Rican young adults
(Frontiers Media, 2016-05)
Studies of the mesocorticolimbic reward system (MCLS) and its relationship with impulsivity and substance use disorders (SUD) have largely focused on individuals from non-minority backgrounds. This represents a significant ...
A twin study of early-childhood asthma in Puerto Ricans
(Public Library of Science, 2013)
BACKGROUND: The relative contributions of genetics and environment to asthma in Hispanics or to asthma in children younger than 3 years are not well understood.
Disparities in asthma medication dispensing patterns: The case of pediatric asthma in Puerto Rico
(Tylor and Francis, 2010)
BACKGROUND—Disparities exist in asthma medication dispensing between children with public insurance and those with private insurance under a Managed Care Medicaid system in Puerto Rico.
Association of types of life events with depressive symptoms among Puerto Rican youth
(Public Library of Science, 2016)
The main objective of this study was to examine the association between four types of adverse life events (family environment, separation, social adversity, and death) and the development of depressive symptoms among Puerto ...
Ethnic differences in perceived impairment and need for care
Latino children in the U.S. have high rates of unmet need for mental health services, perhaps due to biased perceptions of impairment and need for care by parents and providers. We tested this argument using an experimental ...
Do Puerto Rican youth with asthma and obesity have higher odds for mental health disorders?
BACKGROUND: Island Puerto Rican (PR) youth experience disproportionately high asthma and obesity rates compared with other racial/ethnic groups on the U.S. mainland. Previous research has demonstrated associations of ...
Occurrence and correlates of overweight and obesity among island Puerto Rican youth
(International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, 2011)
Objective & Main Outcome Measures: This paper provides 2005–08 population-based prevalence data on obesity and overweight among youth residing in Puerto Rico.
Shared genetic and environmental influences on early temperament and preschool psychiatric disorders in hispanic twins
(Cambridge University Press, 2015-04)
OBJECTIVE— Despite an increasing recognition that psychiatric disorders can be diagnosed as early as preschool, little is known how early genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to the development of psychiatric ...
Factors associated with disparities in emergency department use among latino children with asthma
BACKGROUND - Significant disparities in emergency department (ED) rates exist for Latinos; however, few studies have investigated the factors that may account for these disparities.
Parental psychosocial stress and asthma morbidity in Puerto Rican twins
Background—Little is known about paternal psychosocial factors and childhood asthma.