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Radiation Dose Distribution for Patients Undergoing Routine Radiological Scans for Kidney Stone Diagnosis at the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.589
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Radiation dose distribution for patients undergoing routine radiological scans for kidney stone diagnosis at the University Hospital of the West Indies is a quasi-experimental study with the aim to better understand the radiation dose received by patients that undergo radiological scans for the diagnosis of kidney stone at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

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Objectives: To investigate the radiation dose received by patients undergoing routine plain x-ray and computed tomography scans for kidney stone studies.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2017

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The Predictive Value of Urinary Vanillylmandelic Acid Testing in the Diagnosis of Phaeochromocytoma at The University Hospital of the West Indies

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Pages: 
141–7
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Vanillylmandelic acid testing at the University Hospital of the West Indies has low positive predictive value, and special care must be taken in interpreting marginally elevated results. The use of assays with higher specificity (eg plasma or urinary metanephrines) may represent a more cost-effective approach to biochemical screening for phaeochromocytoma.

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Objective: To investigate the positive predictive value (PPV) of urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) testing in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma and to describe the features associated with phaeochromocytoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Children Six to Ten Years of Age in the North-East Health Region of Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.157
Pages: 
171–6
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among primary school children in Jamaica is 10.6% and 7.1%, respectively, with girls having higher rates than boys. Children who attend private and urban-public schools have higher rates than children who attend rural-public schools.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence and correlates of overweight and obesity among children six to ten years old in the North-East Health Region (NEHR) of Jamaica.

Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Prospective Evaluation and Characteristics of Patients with Suspected Primary Hyperaldosteronism

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258–63
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Biochemical and radiological investigations were performed in a series of patients suspected of having primary hyperaldosteronism. While biochemical diagnoses were effectively made, the evaluation of subtypes of primary hyperaldosteronism still presents a considerable challenge.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013
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