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Implications of Dibenzyl Trisulphide for Disease Treatment Based on its Mode of Action

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407–9
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The MAPKinase signal transduction biochemical pathways are important in the regulation of a wide range of cellular processes which are important in disease establishment.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Importance of a Renal Biopsy

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270–2
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Renal biopsy is an important diagnostic tool and it is imperative that as much information as possible be made available to the histopathologist.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Renal Histological Findings in Adults in Jamaica

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265–9
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For primary glomerular disease, focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, minimal and membranous glomerulonephritis were the most frequent histological types.

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Background: In 2006, it was reported that Focal and Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Minimal Change Disease (MCD) and Membranous Glomerulonephritis (MGN) were the commonest primary glomerular diseases identified from percutaneous kidney biopsies done in Jamaica for that year (n = 76). The sample size was thought to be small and might have affected the reported findings. So a threeyear review of percutaneous kidney biopsies in Jamaica was carried out.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Stroke Subtypes on Imaging in a Jamaican Population: A Hospital-based Study

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261–4
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A retrospective review was done of stroke subtypes seen on CT and MRI at the University Hospital of the West Indies during a three-year period. The most common stroketype was ischaemic infarct followed by intracerebral bleed.

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Objective: To examine the pattern of stroke subtypes found on Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Descriptive Epidemiology of Cases of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Tobago

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257–60
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The most common co-morbidities associated with acute myocardial infarction in Tobago are dyslipidaemia, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. End Stage Renal Failure, smoking and cocaine use follow closely behind.

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Objectives: The goal of this study is to identify co-morbidities associated with acute myocardial infarction in Tobago.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Quality of Life in End Stage Renal Disease: A Multicentre Comparative Study

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235–242
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Overall quality of life in patients with end stage renal disease is good. Domain of highest concern were burden of kidney disease and patient satisfaction.

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Background: Quality of Life (QOL) in patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is an important measure of dialysis adequacy. Health related QOL is an independent risk factor for mortality in ESRD. The Kidney Disease QOL questionnaire is a highly validated disease targeted instrument with global application. We sought to document QOL and the predictive factors in a cohort of patients with ESRD in Jamaica and Panama.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Cardiovascular Risk Profile in Caribbean Youth with Diabetes Mellitus

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219–26
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In this study, there was a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the patients studied regardless of their diabetes type. While patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus were more obese and had higher blood pressure readings when compared with those with Type1 diabetes, their overall glucose control was better. Differences in lipid profile were no longer significant after adjusting for BMI.

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Objective: To assess the effect of diabetes mellitus type on conventional and novel cardiovascular risk factors in patients, diagnosed with diabetes from two major referral hospitals in Jamaica, before age 25 years and with diabetes duration < 6 years.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

High Genetic Diversity in Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Type 1 in Jamaica

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195–200
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Molecular analysis of 53 strains of human immunodeficiency virus type-1(HIV-1) from Jamaican patients revealed the presence of several subtypes and a high genetic diversity of the virus in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

The Prevalence of Personality Disorder in a General Medical Hospital Population in Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2013.066
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463–7
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The prevalence of personality disorder assessed by the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI), the International Personality Disorder Examination Screening questionnaire (IPDE-S) and the consultant Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition-text revision (DSM IV-TR) instruments in medical wards in Jamaica is significantly higher than the prevalence rate of studies in other countries. The prevalence rate identified by the IPDE-S was significantly higher that the local instruments used.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of personality disorders in patients admitted to the general medical wards of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Creation and Validation of the Jamaican Personality Disorder Inventory

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10.7727/wimj.2013.211
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389–96
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The creation and validation of the 38-question Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) screening questionnaire for the diagnosis of personality disorder piloted on patients from psychiatric and medical wards at the University Hospital of the West Indies is described.

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Objective: To describe the creation and validation of the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) screening questionnaire.

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