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Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2012.063

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e-Published: 21 Feb, 2013

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Sociodemographics and Clinical Presentation of HIV in Jamaica Over 20 years: A Comparative Analysis of Surveillance Data

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409–17
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An analysis of Jamaica’s HIV surveillance data showed improved timely diagnosis of HIV-infection and reduction in HIV morbidity over the last 2 decades.

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Objective: To delineate changes in the epidemiology of HIV including morbidity and mortality patterns based on three key time points in Jamaica’s HIV response.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Clinicopathological Features of Atypical Nephrotic Syndrome in Jamaican Children

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319–24
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In this retrospective review of 157 renal biopsies in Jamaican children with nephrotic syndrome between 1985–2008, mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis predominated. Hypertension, hypocomplementaemia, anaemia and renal failure in childhood nephrotic syndrome predicted more severe nephritis and should prompt nephrological consultation.

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Objectives: To document the histopathological spectrum of atypical nephrotic syndrome in Jamaican children and to make clinicopathological correlations which will assist physicians in identifying patients needing nephrology consultation.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 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

Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2012.063
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907–11
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Screening for elevated blood pressure in the elderly is recommended, since the prevalence of hypertension increases with age, and can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality. A careful and individualized approach is needed when treating hypertension in the elderly, taking into account the presence of co-morbid diseases, drug interaction, side effects, lifestyle and functional state.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Renal Biopsy Findings in Jamaican Children

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325–9
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In 270 Jamaican children undergoing renal biopsy, diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis was the commonest histology observed. Hepatitis B caused 83.3% of membranous nephropathy. The role of infection in the pathogenesis of renal disease in Jamaican children is probably underestimated.

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Objective: To document the histological findings in Jamaican children undergoing renal biopsy in order to determine the relative prevalence of varying types of glomerular disease in the island.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 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

Transient Cortical Blindness Post Angiography: A Case Report

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357–9

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Chronic Renal Failure from the English-speaking Caribbean: 2007 Data

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596–600
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The 2007 renal registry include cases at different stages of chronic kidney disease based on the current guidelines according to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Disease Outcome Initiative (K/DOQI) staging. There was an increase in the number of participating countries, with the addition of Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia and Turks and Caicos.

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Aim: Development of the renal registry to include patients at different stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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e-Published: 20 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

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