Every time I introduce myself to someone and they ask me what I do for a living, my answer is: “I am a medical student and a licensed Cytotechnologist”. The next thing they say is: “A cyto…what? I am sorry. … Continue reading How My Post-Baccalaureate Degree Helped Me Identify With a Specialty During Medical School.
Author: Urieliz Cintron If you are a third-semester medical student just like myself, you must be taking Pathology 1 and would know a lot about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVTs). My closest friends and family members, who know me, know how … Continue reading DVT Awareness Month: How does DVT affect your daily life?
If you know me, you would know that I love food and I love to cook. Especially for the ones I love. Normally I only cook for adults or myself. But now that I am living in an apartment in … Continue reading Children’s Nutrition: Who are you cooking for?
In November we celebrate National Diabetes Month. According to the Cleveland Clinic, Diabetes mellitus is a disease that prevents your body from properly using the energy from the food you eat. Hispanics, African Americans, and American Indians are some of … Continue reading Diabetes Mellitus: The patient profile.
Down Syndrome is the most common chromosome abnormality and one of the most well-known genetic disorders. It causes the most frequent form of intellectual disability developed by a mutation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 … Continue reading Down Syndrome and Prenatal Care: The Patient Profile.
As part of September being Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POCS) Awareness Month, in this article we will be discussing the patient profile of a female suffering from this condition. POCS is a hormonal disorder commonly found among women of reproductive age. It can cause patients to have irregular … Continue reading Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POCS): The patient profile.
As you may now know, due to the articles that gracefully decorate the AUC Frontline website, July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is an autoimmune disease present in pediatric patients. Environmental and genetic factors, as well as the child’s immune … Continue reading Juvenile Arthritis: The Patient Profile.
Since the novel virus SARS-Cov-2 began spreading in Wuhan, China, to other parts of the world, and eventually declared a pandemic, the concerns about the complications pregnant women could face if infected were many. It raised the question: “Is this … Continue reading Pregnant women and neonatal cases positive for SARS-Cov-2: A brief literature review.
Authors: Urieliz Cintrón Torres, CT(ASCP), Astris Pérez Nieto, CT(ASCP), Juan Pérez Berenguer, MD. Institution: Administration of Medical Services of Puerto Rico Laboratory of Pathology and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. This is the case of a 1-year-old- … Continue reading Medulloblastoma. Initial approach by cytology.