353. Depression: A Major Public Health Problem Facing the Caribbean
WD Abel, R Gibson, FW Hickling
355. Dietary Intake of Choline and Plasma Choline Concentrations in Pregnant Women in Jamaica
M Gossell-Williams, H Fletcher, N McFarlane-Anderson, A Jacob, J Patel, S Zeisel
We examined the plasma choline concentration of sixteen women attending the antenatal clinic of the University Hospital of the West Indies and found that their fasting choline concentrations were low to normal. This may be a reflection of low choline dietary intake.
360. Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics of Adult and Adolescent Patients Newly Diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus at a Jamaican Clinic for Sexually Transmitted Infections
IE Vickers, H Alveranga, MF Smikle
The clinical features of persons newly diagnosed with HIV infection, in decreasing order of frequency, were generalized lymphadenopathy, skin rash, oral candidiasis, cough and weight loss.
364. Clinicopathologic Profile of Gastric Carcinomas at the University Hospital of the West Indies
JM Plummer, TN Gibson, MEC McFarlane, B Hanchard, A Martin, AH McDonald
The majority of 216 cases of gastric cancer seen over a ten-year period was in the elderly; they were of the intestinal variety and located in the antrum. These patients presented with epigastric pain and often did not undergo curative surgery.
369. Depression and its Associated Factors among Patients Attending Chronic Disease Clinics in Southwest Trinidad
RG Maharaj, SD Reid, A Misir, DT Simeon
The prevalence of depression in a non-random selected group of chronic disease clinics in Southwest Trinidad was 78%. Further exploration of depression in patients with chronic illnesses is required.
375. Seroprevalence of Legionella pneumophila in patients with Pneumonia in Four Major Hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago
NA Nagalingam, AA Adesiyun, WH Swanston, M Bartholomew
In a serological study on 123 patients with pneumonia, 39 (31.7%) and 2 (1.6%) were positive for L pneumophila IgM/G/A and IgM only respectively.Seroprevalence was not significantly (p > 0.05; χ2) affected by hospitals, gender, ethnicity and co-morbidities.
379. Thal-Hatafuku Oesophagogastroplasty: An Effective Option in the Palliation of Non-chagasic Megaesophagus
PS Ramphal, RW Irvine, A Coye, S Little, MH Marlar
Application of this procedure at the University Hospital of the West Indies to treat patients with non-chagasic megaesophagus yields satisfactory early results and provides an option to more radical procedures.
384. Penetrating Type Intraosseous Ganglion Cyst of the Lunate Bone (Erratum)
T Tuzuner, M Subasi, M Alper, H Kara, Z Orhan
387. Depression in Adolescence: New Developments
GA Lowe, RC Gibson
The features and overall impact of the under-recognized phenomenon of depression in adolescence are explored. Prevention and treatment strategies are discussed within the context of the Caribbean.
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392. Image and Diagnosis
V Ertekin, MA Selimoolu, N Gürsan, CF Öztürk
393. A Six-Year Study of Hydroxyapatite-Coated Root-Form Dental Implants
A Simunek, D Kopecka, M Cierny, I Krulichova
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the clinical outcome of hydroxyapatite-coated root-form dental implants during a six-week course.
398. The Use of Oxidized Regenerated Cellulose (Surgicel®) in closing Schneiderian Membrane Tears during the Sinus Lift Procedure
A Simunek, D Kopecka, M Cierny
The article presents a method of covering the undesirable perforation of the Schneiderian membrane during the sinus lift procedure with a strip of oxidized regenerated cellulose (Surgicel®)
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