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The Latin American University of Science and Technology-Laureate International Universities is a private university located in Panama City, Panama. Through Resuelto N°3 del 7 de mayo de 1991, the Ministry of Education of Panama, under supervision of the University of Panama, approved the foundation of ULACIT. Wikipedia.

Duran A. S.,Autonomous University of Chile | Rodriguez N. M.P.,Vina del Mar University | Cordon A. K.,University of San Carlos of Guatemala | Record C. J.,Latin American University of Science and Technology
Revista Chilena de Nutricion

Since ancient times mankind has had a marked preference for sweet foods. Sweeteners provide the same sensations as sugar. Stevia has been used for many years for a variety of purposes, both as a sweetener and medicine, especially in the management of diabetes by reducing plasma glucose levels and insulin, suggesting that Stevia could help in glucose regulation. It is a white crystalline compound (stevioside) that is a natural herbal sweetener without calories, and is between 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. The stevioside seems to have little or no acute toxicity. Its use as supplement is safe and does not stimulate appetite, so there is no risk of weight gain in its consumption. Source

Rios Yuil J.M.,Clinica Hospital San Femando Policlinica Norte | Rios Yuil J.M.,University of Panama | Rios Yuil J.M.,Latina University of Panama | Rios Yuil J.M.,Latin American University of Science and Technology | And 4 more authors.
Dermatologia Cosmetica, Medica y Quirurgica

Pruritus vulvae is a fairly common condition with significant repercussions on the psychological and sexual well-being of women. It is a symptom rather than a disease, thus the cause should always be investigated. It is mostly due to vulvar skin disorders; however, many systemic entities may precipitate pruritus vulvae. Source

Utsman R.A.,Latin American University of Science and Technology
Journal of the California Dental Association

Coronoid hyperplasia is a rare entity of unknown etiology due to increased and persistent bone growth that has been associated with trauma, inflammation, hormonal influence and hypervascularization. A case of coronoid hyperplasia in a pediatric patient with restriction in mandibular movements and an absence of painful symptoms initially misdiagnosed as a functional temporomandibularjoint (TMJ) abnormality is presented. Causative factors and management strategies are emphasized to enhance the recognition and understanding of mandibular hypomobilities. Source

Duran Aguero S.,Autonomous University of Chile | Rodriguez M.P.,Vina del Mar University | Record C. J.,Latin American University of Science and Technology | Barra R. R.,Autonomous University of Chile | And 7 more authors.
Revista Chilena de Nutricion

Objective: To determine the association between nutritional status and body image perception among university students from Chile and Panamá. Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was conducted among 792 students of both sexes, ages 18 to 30 years, from University Santo Tomás of Viña del Mar, Chile, University Autónoma of Chile and University Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) of Panama. We determined the real BMI and the perceived BMI. Afterward, the two were compared to each other. Results: In a sample of 792 students, 480 from Chile (51,4% females) and 312 from Panamá (56,7% females), the perceived BMI is higher than the real one in the Chileans, men and women (60%). Instead, in Panamá the overestimation is less than 50% in both sexes. The percentage is the same in both countries and both sexes that perceive themselves as they really are (20%). There is concordance between BMI and body image in half of Chilean men and a third of Chilean women. However, a better concordance is observed in overweight students (69% in men, 90,5% in women). In Panamanians, there is a concordance observed of 40% in men and 19,9% in women. Conclusion: There is a tendency for overestimation in normal weight students of both countries. However the obese students tended to underestimate their weight. Source

Sanchez Jimenez L.,Latin American University of Science and Technology | Padilla Guevara M.,Latin American University of Science and Technology | Rivera Ugalde I.,Finis Terrae University | Zamorano Arancibia A.,Finis Terrae University | Diaz Narvaez V.P.,Finis Terrae University
Revista Cubana de Educacion Medica Superior

The aim of the present work is to evaluate the emphatic orientation, considering the gender and course factors, in Odontology students in the Health Sciences Faculty of the Latin American University of Sciences and Technology in Costa Rica. The sample was composed of 225 students from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th levels in Odontology Studies. They were inquired using a tool called The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy-Student Version (JSPE-S) during a week, a determined day per level. After carrying out the statistical analysis, it was found that the higher levels show higher levels of empathetic orientation than the rest of the courses examined in both genders. It is due to the increase of the students' clinical practice at the end of the studies and to the responsibility and commitment they achieve with their patients. Also, in general, empathetic orientation is higher in females than in males and it is evolving differently through years of studies. © 2013 2002, Editorial Ciencias Médicas. Source

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