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Absence of Opportunistic Parasitic Infestations in Children Living with HIV/AIDS in Children’s Homes in Jamaica: Pilot Investigations

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253–6

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Background: Many children living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries are infected with intestinal parasites. These infections add unnecessary morbidity to children already suffering the clinical insult of living with HIV/AIDS.

Objective: To determine the prevalence and potential risk factors for intestinal parasitic infections in HIV-infected children living in two institutions in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013

Renal Manifestations in HIV-infected Jamaican Children

Safety of Antiretroviral Drug Therapy in Jamaican Children with HIV/AIDS

Adherence to Antiretroviral Drug Therapy in Children with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

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231–7

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Objective: We aimed to describe the adherence patterns to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a cohort of HIV-infected children.

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Paediatric and Perinatal HIV/AIDS in Jamaica: An International Leadership Initiative, 2002–2007

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204–15

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Background: Paediatric and Perinatal HIV/AIDS remain significant health challenges in the Caribbean where the HIV seroprevalence is second only to Sub-Saharan Africa.

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Acute Lead Poisoning Associated with Backyard Lead Smelting in Jamaica

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394–8
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Blood lead levels of 107 children in Mona Commons were in the range 2.2−202 µg/dL with a mean of 25.1 µg/dL. Five received chelation therapy but because of lead storage in other organs, the values were still higher than desirable several months later.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

The “Missed” Population of Perinatally HIV-infected Adolescent Slow Progressors in Jamaica

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295–7

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

New Rotavirus Vaccines for Infant Gastroenteritis Arriving Soon

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1–3
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Rotavirus gastroenteritis is the second most common disease of infants and young children. Each year, rotavirus causes approximately 111 million episodes of gastroenteritis requiring only home care, 25 million clinic visits, 2 million hospitalizations, and 352 000 – 592 000 deaths (median, 440 000 deaths) in children < 5 years of age, worldwide (1). By age five years, nearly every child will have an episode of rotavirus gastroenteritis, 1 in 5 will visit a clinic, 1 in 65 will be hospitalized, and approximately 1 in 293 will die (1). Children in the poorest countries account for 82% of rotavirus deaths. The most prevalent rotavirus serotypes which are responsible for over 80% of worldwide gastroenteritis infections are G1[P8], G2[P4], G3[P8] and G4[P8] (2). A previously licensed rotavirus vaccine in the United States of America was withdrawn from the market when it was associated with increased risk of infant intussusception (3).
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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 (HIV-1) Subtypes in Jamaica

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279–82
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The majority of strains of HIV-1 isolated from HIV-1 infected individuals in Jamaica were found to be HIV- 1 subtype B. The less frequently found HIV-1 subtypes were C, D and E and some strains were untypable by the methods used.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Student Self-assessment in a Paediatric Objective Structured Clinical Examination

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144–48
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Student self-assessment is a useful method of promoting learning through recognition of strengths and weaknesses, understanding the relevance of core learning objective and encouraging responsible learning behaviour. The study examines the accuracy of medical students self-assessment of their performance in a paediatric clerkship objective structured clinical examination. Students overestimated their performance at some stations and underestimated at others.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

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