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Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: The Donor Profile in Trinidad and Tobago

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290–4
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A National Kidney Transplant Programme was started in Trinidad and Tobago in January 2006. Kidneys were procured from mainly living donors. This study looks at the profile and short-term outcomes of 60 consecutive living donors from start to May 2010.

 

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Objective: The National Organ Transplant Unit (NOTU) of Trinidad and Tobago, first implemented in January 2006, was mandated to facilitate renal and corneal transplantation. Since then, 60 transplants have been performed utilizing living kidney donors. The aim of this study is to ascertain the typical donor profile and to highlight the safety involved with live kidney donation.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

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

Survival Outcomes in Renal Transplantation in Trinidad and Tobago ― SORTTT Study

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422–8
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The National Organ Transplant Unit in Trinidad and Tobago performed seventy-three kidney transplants between January 2006 and June 2011. The graft survival rate for one year and three years in this fledgling programme was 94.3% and 92.6%, respectively. The main complications seen were infections, cardiovascular-related issues and erythrocytosis.

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Objective: To assess patient and graft survival outcomes of renal transplant recipients from the National Organ Transplant Unit, Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Chronic Kidney Disease in the Caribbean

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464–70
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The leading causes of bhronic kidney disease in the Caribbean are hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The incidence of these two non-communicable diseases is rising in the Caribbean and prevention methods must be scaled-up to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with them.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

IgA Nephropathy in the Caribbean

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72–5

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

Hepatocellular Cancer

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273–6
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Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) occurs in the setting of chronic hepatitis B infection and cirrhosis of the liver. Most patients may already have a liver disease, hence the onset of HCC may be missed until it reaches an advanced stage. This article will review the presentation, diagnosis and treatment modalities of this disease.

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Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) is the fifth most common cancer worldwide and the third most frequent cause of death from cancer (1). The risk of HCC increases with age. There is a significant effect of gender on the risk of development of HCC. The worldwide male to female incidence ratio is 2.7:1.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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