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Priapism in Homozygous Sickle Cell Disease: A 40-year Study of the Natural History

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.119
Pages: 
175–80
Synopsis: 
The authors report on the incidence, pattern, natural history and outcome of priapism in 162 male patients with homozygous sickle cell (SS) disease who have been followed from birth for periods up to 40 years.

 ABSTRACT

Objectives: To describe the incidence, pattern, and outcome of priapism in homozygous sickle cell (SS) disease.

Methods: Regular review, for periods up to 40 years was done, of all 162 males with SS disease detected during the screening of 100 000 consecutive non-operative deliveries at the main government maternity hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, between June 1973 and December 1981.

Revised: 
05 Jun, 2014
Accepted: 
05 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2015

Iron Deficiency among Jamaican Adolescents

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.240
Pages: 
561–5
Synopsis: 
Screening of 15 592 senior school students in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, revealed that 3.8% of females had haemoglobin levels below 10 g/dL. Features were typical of iron deficiency and dramatic improvement followed iron supplementation. School medical examinations should include blood tests.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To raise awareness of significant iron deficiency anaemia occurring in Jamaican secondary school students.

Methods: Haematological screening of students in the fifth and sixth forms of 14 secondary schools in the parishes of Manchester and Clarendon, Jamaica, was done. Samples were subject to haemoglobin electrophoresis, examination of haematological indices, and haemoglobin, alpha 2 (HbA2) levels where indicated.

Revised: 
09 Dec, 2013
Accepted: 
20 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2015

Pattern of Pregnancy Weight Gain in Homozygous Sickle Cell Disease and effect on Birth Size

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Pages: 
36–40
Synopsis: 
Maternal weight gain between 25–30 weeks gestation correlates positively with birthweight among AA mothers but appears delayed beyond 30 weeks in SS mothers.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess pregnancy weight gain and newborn anthropometry in mothers with homozygous sickle cell (SS) disease and normal controls.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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