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Exploration of the Genetic Epidemiology of Asthma: A Review, with a Focus on Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the Caribbean

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.115
Pages: 
687–92
Synopsis: 
The authors address and review the literature and findings regarding the epidemiology and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of asthma, with an included focus on the epidemiology and prevalence of this debilitating condition in the child and adolescent Caribbean population.

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05 Sep, 2014
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05 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

Time-dependent Degradation Pattern of Cardiac Troponin T in Cases of Death by Burn

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.232
Pages: 
226–9
Synopsis: 
We investigated time-dependent alterations in cardiac troponin T associated with fatal burns. In such cases, this knowledge will assist in knowing if there were previous scars that might have mimicked a burn and also help to properly evaluate the real cause of death.

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Objective: Death due to burn occurs frequently. This study investigated time-dependent alterations in cardiac troponin T (cTnT) associated with fatal burns.

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16 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 13 Apr, 2015

A Descriptive Study of HIV-infected Long-term Surviving Children in Barbados: A Preliminary Report

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167–170
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This is a descriptive study of children surviving to eight years-of-age from a cohort of 44 HIV-infected children not on treatment. Seventeen (38.6%) survived to the age of eight years and are categorized as long-term survivors. Of the 16 children alive, 37.5% had mild symptoms with no immunodeficiency and are categorized as long-term non-progressors.

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Objectives: To describe the clinical and immunologic characteristics of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1)-infected children surviving to more than eight-years of age (long-survivors) before the introduction of antiretroviral therapy.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Epidemiological Trend and Clinical Observations among Children and Adults with Dengue in Barbados

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.110
Pages: 
37–42
Synopsis: 
The epidemiological characteristics and clinical manifestations of confirmed dengue cases over a ten-year period in Barbados were evaluated. The mean annual incidence rate of dengue was 1.36/1000 population and the overall case fatality rate was 0.35%. The largest number of cases was seen in the 11 to 16-year age group. Dengue is characterized by less severe cases and lower mortality rate

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Objectives: To describe the epidemiological characteristics and the clinical manifestations of the confirmed dengue cases over a ten-year period in Barbados, one of the English-speaking Caribbean countries.

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18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Trends in the uptake of Antenatal Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV and HIV Prevalence among Childbearing Women in Barbados, 1993–2004: Evidence to Gauge the Effectiveness of HIV Prevention Measures

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Pages: 
60–5
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This study describes the trend in the uptake of HIV testing and HIV prevalence among pregnant women. The uptake of HIV testing has significantly increased. The incidence of newly diagnosed HIV infected pregnant women has declined significantly.

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Objectives: To describe the long term trends on the uptake of antenatal voluntary counselling and
testing (VCT) for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and on the HIV prevalence among pregnant
women. These data were used to gauge the impact of the National Acquired Immunodeficiency
Syndrome (AIDS) Intervention Programme on preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) in
Barbados.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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