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Lourdes Garcia
Title Director - Neonatal Section
Faculty Rank Professor
Degree M.D.
Institution University of Puerto Rico
Department Pediatrics
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University of Puerto Rico
Medical Sciences Campus
P.O. Box 365067
City San Juan
State PR
Postal Code 00936
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Title Professor
Institution UPR School of Medicine
Department Pediatrics
Division Neonatology

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  Area of Expertise: Folate, Birth defects, Congenital Zika, Neonatal disorders

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  Research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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2018HEAD START CONNECTS: INDIVIDUALIZING AND CONNECTS FAMILIES TO FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICESHHSP233201500059I/HHSP233201500059I
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2018 EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION LEADERSHIP STUDY (EXCELS)HHSP233201500035I / HHSP23337038T
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2018WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE OF PROVEN AND PROMISING APPROACHES TO MOVE WELFARE RECIPIENTS TO WORKHHSP233201500035I_HHSP23337034T
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2018RACIAL AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HUMAN SERVICES ANALYSIS EXECUTION PROJECTHHSP233201500064I_HHSP23337020T
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2018ASSESSING MODELS OF COORDINATED SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIESHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337028T
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2018CHILD CARE INTERSTATE BACKGROUND CHECKS (CC-IBACS)HHSP233201500045I
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2018MOTHER AND INFANT HOME VISITING PROGRAM EVALUATION, LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP 2 (MIHOPE-LT2)HHSP233201500059I/ HHSP23337010T
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2017EXPLORING THE RELATION BETWEEN POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT AND LANGUAGE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS.90YR0101-01
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2017ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS EXPOSED TO MALTREATMENT: EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF AN INTEGRATED EARLY HEAD START & CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES PROGRAM90YR0102-01
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2017LEVERAGING HOME LANGUAGES TO PROMOTE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING90YR0103-01
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2017A STRENGTHS-BASED APPROACH TO EXAMINING SUPPORTS FOR SELF-REGULATION SKILLS OF LATINO CHILDREN RAISED IN POVERTY90YR0104-01
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2017OBSERVING SELF-REGULATION IN CONTEXT IN HEAD START CLASSROOMS AND DUAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS SCHOOL READINESS90YR0105-01
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2017IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCIES FOR TEACHERS AND CAREGIVERS SERVING INFANTS AND TODDLERSHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337021T
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2017ASSESSMENT AND MAPPING OF COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS IN HOME VISITING (AMC-HV)HHSP233201500034I/HHSP23337002T
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2017CHILD MALTREATMENT INCIDENCE DATA LINKAGES (CMI DATA LINKAGES)HHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337022T
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2017EVIDENCE BUILDING IN TANF: ADVANCING INNOVATIONS TO PROMOTE EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALSHHSP233201500059I/HHSP23337006T
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2017HEAD START FAMILY AND CHILD EXPERIENCES SURVEY (FACES) 2019HHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337024T
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2016TWO-GENERATION APPROACHES TO IMPROVING FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCYHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337003T
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2016BUILDING CAPACITY TO EVALUATE INTERVENTIONS FOR YOUTH/YOUNG ADULTS WITH CHILD WELFARE INVOLVEMENT AT-RISK OF HOMELESSNESS: PHASE IIHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337013T
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2016PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF INFANT AND TODDLER CAREHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337007T
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2016ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE: HOME VISITING EVIDENCE OF EFFECTIVENESSGS-10F-0050L/HHSP233201500115G
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2016TRIBAL HOME VISITING EVALUATION INSTITUTEGS-10F-0204K/HHSP233201500114G
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2016FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY DATA CENTER90PD0272-04
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2016EVALUATION OF GOAL-DIRECTED PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL AND EMPLOYER COACHING IN HEALTH PROFESSION OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT90HG1003-01
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2016CULTURE OF CONTINUOUS LEARNING PROJECT: A BREAKTHROUGH SERIES COLLABORATIVE FOR IMPROVING CHILD CARE AND HEAD START QUALITYHHSP233201500034I/HHSP23337001T
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2016DOMESTIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND THE CHILD WELFARE POPULATIONHHSP23320150039I/HHSP23337011T
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2016EVALUATION OF COACHING-FOCUSED INTERVENTIONS FOR HARD-TO-EMPLOY TANF CLIENTS AND OTHER LOW-INCOME POPULATIONSHHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337018T
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2016EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE PROGRAMHHSP233201500039I/ HHSP23337007T
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2016MULTI-SITE IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION OF TRIBAL HOME VISITING (MUSE)HHSP233201500133I/HHSP23337004T
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2016VARIATIONS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF QUALITY INTERVENTIONS: EXAMINING THE QUALITY-CHILD OUTCOMES RELATIONSHIP IN CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION (VIQI)HHSP233201500059I/HHSP23337002T
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2016DESIGN OPTIONS FOR HOME VISITING EVALUATION (DOHVE) 2.0HHSP233201500133I/HHSP23337002T
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2016ADVANCING WELFARE AND FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY RESEARCH PROJECT (FOLLOW-ON) HHSP233201500035I/HHSP23337017T
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2016HPOG UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS 2.0 RESEARCH SUPPORTHHSP233201500071I/HHSP23337011T
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2015THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF PUBLICLY-FUNDED CENTER-BASED CHILD CARE: 1990 AND 2012.90YE0165-01
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2015SUBSIDY UTILIZATION AND IMPACT ON EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION OF LOW-INCOME CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS90YE0166-01
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2015PROMOTING SOCIAL COMPETENCE IN ECE: PREDICTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR FROM EARLY EXPERIENCES IN CHILD CARE AND FAMILIES90YE0168-01
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2015THE IMPACT OF EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION IN CHILD NUTRITION, SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR AND OBESITY BY KINDERGARTEN90YE0170-01
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2015HOW PARENTAL PREFERENCES AND SUBSIDY RECEIPT SHAPE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES? CHILD CARE CHOICES90YE0171-01
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2015SUPPORTING LOW-INCOME FAMILIES: STATE VARIATIONS IN CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES AND TANF POLICIES AND CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENTAL ECOLOGIES90YE0173-01
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2015MITIGATING SUSCEPTIBILITY WITH THE CHILD CARE DEVELOPMENT FUND: USING FOUR LARGE DATA SETS TO CLASSIFY RISK PROFILES AND RISK TRANSMISSION BY MODIFIABLE FACTORS90YE0175-01
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2015ARE HIGHER SUBSIDY PAYMENT RATES AND PROVIDER-FRIENDLY PAYMENT POLICIES ASSOCIATED WITH CHILD CARE QUALITY?90YE0177-01
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2015CHILD CARE FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT: UNDERSTANDING LONGITUDINAL PATHWAYS TO CHILDREN?S SCHOOL READINESS90YE0178-01
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2015CONSTELLATIONS OF SUPPORT: TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HEAD START AND CHILD OUTCOMES90YE0179-01
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2015SUHMRE: SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS: UPDATES TO HEALTHY MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION PROGRAMMINGHHSP233201500064I/HHSP23337001T
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2014ASSESSING THE COST AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION (ACIHQECE)HHSP23320095642WC-01
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2014INTERMEDIATE OUTCOMES OF CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAMSHHSP233200956WC-01
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2014CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND (CCDF) POLICIES DATABASE PROJECTHHSP23320095654WC-01
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2014EVALUATION OF DOMESTIC HUMAN TRAFFICKING DEMONSTRATION PROJECTSHHSP23320095651WC-01
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2014HOMELESS FAMILIES RESEARCH BRIEFSHHSP23320095624WC-01
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2014RESPONDING TO INTIMATE VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIP PROGRAMS (RIVIR)HHSP23320095651WC-01
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2014UNDERSTANDING THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN TANF AND REFUGEE CASH ASSISTANCE SERVICESHHSP23320095624WC-01
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2014IMPROVING CHILDREN?S WELL-BEING: IDENTIFYING MECHANISMS AND TIMING OF FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAMS FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES THROUGH DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION MODELING90PD0285-01
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2013MOTHER AND INFANT HOME VISITING PROGRAM EVALUATION (MIHOPE)HHSP23337003T-03
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2013STUDY OF EMPLOYMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF RACIAL, ETHNIC AND LINGUISTIC MINORITIES90PH0021-02
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2013CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION POLICY AND RESEARCH ANALYSES (CCEEPRA)HHSP23320095631WC-01
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2013EARLY HEAD START-CHILD CARE PARTNERSHIPS STUDYHHSP23320095642WC-01
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2013EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING EVIDENCE REVIEWHHSP23320095642WC-01
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2013MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING EVALUATION (MIHOPE) IIHHSP23320095644WC-01
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2013JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE EVALUATIONHHSP23320095624WC-01
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2013CHILD CARE ADMINISTRATIVE DATA ANALYSIS90YE0148-01
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2013HEAD START UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: DUAL GENERATION APPROACHES90YR0073-01
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2013HEAD START UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: DUAL GENERATION APPROACHES90YR0075-01
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2013HUMAN SERVICES RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS: PUERTO RICO 90YR0072-01

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1. Zorrilla CD, García García I, García Fragoso L, De La Vega A. Zika Virus Infection in Pregnancy: Maternal, Fetal, and Neonatal Considerations. J Infect Dis. 2017 12 16; 216(suppl_10):S891-S896.
2. Rodríguez-Nieves M, García-García I, García-Fragoso L. Perinatally Acquired Chikungunya Infection: The Puerto Rico Experience. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 10; 35(10):1163.
3. Fargas-Berríos N, García-Fragoso L, García-García I, Valcárcel M. Neonatal Hyperglycemia due to Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus in Puerto Rico. Case Rep Pediatr. 2015; 2015:984214.
4. Matías I, García I, García-Fragoso L, Puig G, Pedraza L, Rodríguez L, Santaella A, Arce S, Toledo M, Soto E, Valcárcel M. Trends of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Children under 2 Years of Age in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2015 Jun; 34(2):98-101.
5. Matías I, García-García I, García-Fragoso L, Valcárcel M. Palivizumab compliance by infants in Puerto Rico during the 2009-2010 respiratory syncytial virus season. J Community Health. 2014 Dec; 39(6):1040-4.
6. Acosta AM, García-García I, García-Fragoso L, Reyes G, Rivera J, Valcárcel M. Mortality and risk factors for invasive fungal infections after the implementation of a fluconazole prophylaxis protocol in very low birth weight infants. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):9-13.
7. Rivera Sepúlveda AV, Claudio N, García-Fragoso L. Closure of patent ductus arteriosus in low-birth weight infants based on three management strategies. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):14-9.
8. Sánchez L, García-Fragoso L. Determinant factors for acceptance of seasonal influenza vaccination among healthcare workers after the 2009 influenza-A (H1N1) pandemia in a hospital at the metropolitan area of Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):20-4.
9. Pichardo C, Negrón J, Vicente W, Fernández M, García-Fragoso L. Factors associated to parent''s willingness to accept the influenza vaccine for their children. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):25-8.
10. Bouet-Rivera KM, García-Fragoso L, García-García I, Valcárcel M. Improvement in knowledge of nursing staff after an educational intervention about control of newborn temperature. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):29-32.
11. García-Fragoso L, Jiménez D, Ortiz N, Quintero M. Father attitudes and knowledge about breastfeeding. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):37-40.
12. Marrero Clemente GM, Fargas N, García I, García L, Valcárcel M. Atypical presentation of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in a neonate admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit: a case report. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):45-8.
13. Fargas Berríos N, García I, García Fragoso L, Rivera González J, Montalvo Ortiz J, Vázquez Correa M, Valcárcel M. Non-familial stiff baby syndrome cases in the northern central area of Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):49-51.
14. García-Tormos LI, García-Fragoso L, García-García IE. [Role of the speech pathologist: language in the neonatal intensive care unit]. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(4):56-9.
15. Claudio NA, García I, García L, Valcárcel M. Neutropenia and thrombocytopenia in very low birth weight infants of women with preeclampsia. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2013; 105(2):9-14.
16. García-Fragoso L, García-García I, Rivera A. Shewanella algae bacteremia in a preterm newborn. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Jan; 31(1):104-5.
17. García-Puebla A, García-Fragoso L. Acute rotavirus gastroenteritis in children younger than 5 years of age after initiation of rotavirus immunization schedule. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2012 Jan-Mar; 104(1):4-7.
18. Bouet KM, Claudio N, Ramirez V, García-Fragoso L. Loss of parental role as a cause of stress in the neonatal intensive care unit. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2012 Jan-Mar; 104(1):8-11.
19. García-Fragoso L, Medina M, Ortiz N. Factors associated to continuing breastfeeding after returning to work in a group of mothers in Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2012 Jan-Mar; 104(1):12-5.
20. Acosta AM, García I, Lourdes G, Rivera Z, Rivera J, Valcárcel M. Oseltamivir therapy in two low birth-weight premature infants born to women with H1N1 influenza. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2012 Jan-Mar; 104(1):32-6.
21. Bouet K, Matías I, García I, García L, González MC, Valcárcel M. Propionic acidemia in a male newborn with Noonan syndrome: a case report. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2012 Jan-Mar; 104(1):37-9.
22. Reyes-Bou Z, García I, García L, Santiago-Borrero PJ, Valcárcel M. First case of dizygotic twins with lamellar ichthyosis in Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2012 Jan-Mar; 104(1):40-2.
23. Valcárcel M, García I, García L, Rivera JA. [Historical outline of neonatology in Puerto Rico]. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2012 Jan-Mar; 104(1):77-9.
24. Gutierrez J, Negrón J, García-Fragoso L. Parental practices for prevention of home poisoning in children 1-6 years of age. J Community Health. 2011 Oct; 36(5):845-8.
25. Frontanes A, García-Fragoso L, García I, Rivera J, Valcárcel M. Outcome of very-low-birth-weight infants who received epinephrine in the delivery room. Resuscitation. 2011 Apr; 82(4):427-30.
26. García-Fragoso L, García-García I, Leavitt G, Renta J, Ayala MA, Cadilla CL. MTHFR polymorphisms in Puerto Rican children with isolated congenital heart disease and their mothers. Int J Genet Mol Biol. 2010 Mar 01; 2(3):43-47.
27. González J, Fernández M, García Fragoso L. Exclusive breastfeeding reduces asthma in a group of children from the Caguas municipality of Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2010 Jan-Mar; 102(1):10-2.
28. Diaz Rozett H, Garcia Fragoso L. Prenatal breastfeeding intentions in a group of women with high risk pregnancies. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2010 Jan-Mar; 102(1):21-3.
29. Fernández ML, Mejías L, Ortiz N, García-Fragoso L. Minor head injury in children younger than two years of age: description, prevalence and management in the emergency room of the pediatric university hospital. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2010 Jan-Mar; 102(1):26-8.
30. Cotto CW, Garcia Fragoso L. Rooming-in improves breastfeeding initiation rates in a community hospital in Puerto Rico. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2010 Jan-Mar; 102(1):30-2.
31. Ancalle IM, Rivera JA, García I, García L, Valcárcel M. Candida albicans meningitis and brain abscesses in a neonate: a case report. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2010 Jan-Mar; 102(1):45-8.
32. Leavitt G, Martínez S, Ortiz N, García L. Knowledge about breastfeeding among a group of primary care physicians and residents in Puerto Rico. J Community Health. 2009 Feb; 34(1):1-5.
33. Vélez NM, García IE, García L, Valcárcel M. The use of illicit drugs during pregnancy among mothers of premature infants. P R Health Sci J. 2008 Sep; 27(3):209-12.
34. Campos M, García L, García IE, Rivera C, Valcárcel MI. Rate of weight gain in very-low birth weight Puerto Rican neonates. P R Health Sci J. 2008 Jun; 27(2):141-5.
35. Otero-González M, García-Fragoso L. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in a group of children between the ages of 2 to 12 years old in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2008 Jun; 27(2):159-61.
36. Calderón T, Medina S, García I, García L, Varcárcel M. Thrombocytosis in illicit drugs-exposed newborns. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2008 Apr-Jun; 100(2):18-20.
37. Ortiz Matos N, García Fragoso L. [Management of lactation and breastfeeding: role of the resident physician]. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2008 Apr-Jun; 100(2):21-3.
38. Campos M, Ortiz V, Correa MS, Santiago Borrero PJ, Garcia I, Garcia L, Valcárcel M. Evidenced based management of neonatal hemangiolymphangioma: a case report. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2008 Apr-Jun; 100(2):57-9.
39. Campos M, Reyes G, García L. Comparison of postdischarge growth in adequate for gestational age and small for gestational age very low birthweight infants. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-118-22.
40. García-Fragoso L, García-García I, Rivera CE. The use of folic acid for the prevention of birth defects in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-168-71.
41. Molinari Such M, García I, García L, Puig G, Pedraza L, Marín J, Valcárcel M. Respiratory syncytial virus-related bronchiolitis in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2005 Jun; 24(2):137-40.
42. Correa-Rivas MS, Matos-Llovet I, García-Fragoso L. Pentalogy of Cantrell: a case report with pathologic findings. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2004 Nov-Dec; 7(6):649-52.
43. Rodríguez LM, García-García I, Correa-Rivas MS, García-Fragoso L. Pulmonary hypoplasia in Jarcho-Levin syndrome. P R Health Sci J. 2004 Mar; 23(1):65-7.
44. Winchester L, García L, García I, Concepción CB. Prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection among Puerto Rican infants. P R Health Sci J. 2002 Sep; 21(3):191-3.
45. García García IE, de la Vega A, García Fragoso L. Long bone fractures in extreme low birth weight infants at birth: obstetrical considerations. P R Health Sci J. 2002 Sep; 21(3):253-5.
46. García-García I, García-Fragoso L, Renta J, Arce S, Cadilla CL. Erythrocyte volume, folate levels, and the presence of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphism. P R Health Sci J. 2002 Mar; 21(1):17-9.
47. García-Fragoso L, García-García I, de la Vega A, Renta J, Cadilla CL. Presence of the 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T mutation in Puerto Rican patients with neural tube defects. J Child Neurol. 2002 Jan; 17(1):30-2.
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