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The Prevalence and Significance of Oestrogen Receptor (ER) Positivity in Breast Cancer at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.121
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795–801
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Oestrogen receptor (ER) status was positive in 125 (63%) and negative in 74 (37%) patients diagnosed with breast cancer. By comparing the cohorts of ER negative to ER positive patients, one can accurately identify which clinical variables bear clinical significance in this population and are affected by ER status, as well as impact patient outcome.

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 Objective:  To identify the prevalence of oestrogen receptor (ER) positivity, and determine the relationship of ER status with patient and tumour characteristics, in patients with breast cancer.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

Patterns of Depressive Symptoms Among Patients with HIV-Infection

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380–5
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Identifying depression among HIV-infected patients is challenging, due to the overlapping symptoms of both illnesses. This study identified the clusters of depressive symptoms associated with HIV infection in a sample of patients.

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Objective: To identify the level of depressive symptoms among patients with HIV infection and to examine the reported patterns of depressive symptoms not confounded by the physical manifestations of HIV-infection.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

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

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10.7727/wimj.2013.234
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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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Renal Disease in the Caribbean The Disease of the Past, Present and Future

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418–21
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This article highlights the key areas in the strategies to deal with renal disease in the Caribbean and some of the challenges faced.
Disease Continuum
 
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e-Published: 04 Feb, 2014

An Analysis of Three Opportunistic Infections in an Outpatient HIV Clinic in Jamaica

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393–9
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This paper reports on the occurrence of HIV-associated opportunistic infections in 2007, among patients attending a HIV/AIDS outpatient clinic in Kingston, Jamaica. It also examines associations between several clinical variables and the occurrence of opportunistic infections.

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Objectives: To determine the occurrence of opportunistic infection (OI) in HIV-positive patients and to identify any risk factors which may be associated with such.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Report from the Caribbean Renal Registry, 2006

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355–63
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Early detection of breast cancer has been shown to decrease death rate. In Jamaica, there is a low screening rate. The authors review the various imaging modalities and their roles, particularly the continued importance of mammographic screening.

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Aim: To develop a renal registry that will monitor renal epidemiology in the Caribbean and help determine the burden of disease.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 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 Factors in an Eastern Caribbean Island: Prevalence of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases and Associated Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in the British Virgin Islands

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429–36
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Environmental and behavioural changes such as lifestyle related habits represent modifiable risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. National strategies should be implemented to control cardiovascular diseases, educate the population and promote healthy lifestyle habits in the British Virgin Islands.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Characteristics, Complications and Outcome of Patients Treated with Automated Peritoneal Dialysis at the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, University Hospital of the West Indies

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312–8
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Infection and cardiovascular diseases were leading causes of morbidity and hence intensive management of cardiovascular risk factors and prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis are recommended.

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Objective: To characterize and evaluate complications and outcomes of the patients treated with automated peritoneal dialysis (PD) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

A Review of the HIV-infected Homeless Sub-population at the Centre for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Services, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.235
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337–40
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This paper describes the characteristics of the HIV-infected homeless sub-population being managed by a collaborative effort between the Centre for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Services, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies and the National Council on Drug Abuse.

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Objective: The twin epidemics of HIV and homelessness present several challenging aspects to the development of programmes for the provision of treatment and care. This paper describes the characteristics of this population being managed by a collaborative effort between the Centre for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Services, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of the West Indies and the National Council on Drug Abuse.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

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