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Assessing for Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Jamaican Community of North West St Ann

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.239
Synopsis: 
Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

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Background: Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

Objectives: To find the prevalence of known risk factors for CKD in St Ann North West and see how these are distributed by age and gender.

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01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

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Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending an HIV Outpatient Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.240
Pages: 
160-4
Synopsis: 
Kidney failure, both acute and chronic, occurs in patients with HIV. Untreated acute renal failure can lead to chronic renal failure. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health concern; it is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the HIV population.

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Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

Chronic Kidney Disease in the Caribbean Island of Antigua: Causes, Morbidity and Mortality Factors

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.238
Pages: 
173-84
Synopsis: 
Diabetes mellitus and hypertension, were the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among the sampled patients in Antigua while ischaemic heart disease and infections were the major causes of morbidity and mortality among the patients.

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Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associated high morbidity and mortality cause a significant economic burden and decreased quality of life in affected patients in Antigua, the rest of the Caribbean and globally. The causes of CKD in Antigua, morbidity and mortality factors affecting the sampled patients were evaluated with a view to formulating interventions to minimize the occurrence and the impact of these factors.

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01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 07 Dec, 2017

Severity and Outcomes of Afro-Caribbean Patients Diagnosed with Community Acquired Acute Kidney Injury at an Institution in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.505
Pages: 
141–9
Synopsis: 
There is limited data on community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) in low/middle-income countries. Although the incidence of community-acquired AKI is much higher than hospital-acquired acute kidney injury, most previous studies on AKI mainly focussed on the latter one. A retrospective prevalence study was conducted for six months at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica to find out the prevalence, severity and outcomes of CA-AKI. The study demonstrated the prevalence of different AKI stages and its relationship to the contributory factors. It also highlighted the impact of severity on the renal outcomes.

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2017

A ‘Full House’ Glomerulopathy in a Patient with Multiple Lentigines Syndrome: A Case Report

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.001
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185-9

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 2016

Colorectal Cancer

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Pages: 
106

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.084
Pages: 
201–8
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients of the University Hospital of the West Indies diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes. Approximately 86% of patients had CKD and 70% were at high risk for adverse outcomes.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients attending the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Diabetes Clinic and to determine the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes.

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

Establishing the Jamaica Lupus Registry: Report of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Attending a Major Referral Hospital in Jamaica

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249–53
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The initiation of a lupus registry in Jamaica in 2008 has allowed for the reporting of preliminary demographic and clinical data, and identifying disease burden in the Jamaica population.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Nutritional Markers in Patients undergoing Chronic Haemodialysis in Jamaica

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284–9
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This study found that eighty per cent of patients on chronic haemodialysis had moderate malnutrition. Factors associated with malnutrition in patients on dialysis were having end-stage renal disease secondary to diabetes mellitus, dialysis duration for ≤ six months, low serum albumin, pre-dialysis serum creatinine of less than 880 μmol/L, low total cholesterol and presence of arteriovenous fistula access.

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Objectives: The main objective of the study is to assess the nutritional status in patients on chronic haemodialysis in Jamaica using the Subjective Global Assessment tool and to correlate this with measured serum nutritional biomarkers, and also to identify nutritional biomarkers that can be used to assess nutritional status of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

The Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction among Patients with End Stage Renal Disease in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.234
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of sexual dysfunctions among patients with end stage renal disease in Jamaica is considerably high for both males and females.
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Background: Sexual performance and gratification impact quality of life. Although recognized in the literature as a problem, sexual dysfunction among patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) has never been studied in Jamaica.
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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