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Incidence of Childhood Cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1983–2002

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.009
Pages: 
575–81
Synopsis: 
The rankings of the commonest childhood malignancies in Jamaica (leukaemia, brain and spinal neoplasms and lymphomas) have shown few changes since the last review. However, there are unexplained differences in frequency and gender distribution of some tumours.
ABSTRACT
 
Objectives: There have been several modifications to the classification of childhood cancers since the first report (1968–1981) specific to the Jamaican paediatric population was published in 1988. This paper reports on paediatric cancer incidence in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, for the 20-year period 1983–2002 based on these modifications.
 
Accepted: 
28 May, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Perinatal Autopsy Rates at the University Hospital of the West Indies: 2002–2008

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.099
Pages: 
35–8
Synopsis: 
The average annual perinatal autopsy rate at the University Hospital of the West Indies is 54%, well below the internationally recommended rate of 75%. Failure to request an autopsy is the most significant factor contributing to this.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: High perinatal autopsy rates are necessary for institutional management protocols and national policy-making. This study reviews perinatal autopsy rates and factors affecting these rates at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013
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