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Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Jamaica: A Review – Past, Present and Future

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.107
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147–50
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Screening newborns for sickle cell disease (SCD) in Jamaica has significantly impacted mortality and morbidity of affected children. Efforts must continue toward the goal of island-wide newborn screening for SCD in order to ensure continued improvements.
 
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22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Menopausal Jamaican Black Women after Hysterectomy and Bilateral Oophorectomy: An Observational Study

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Pages: 
625–32
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Hysterectomized black women in Jamaica are not at increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Objective: To determine differences in prevalence of cardiovascular risks and diseases in black Jamaican postmenopausal women who had hysterectomy (hysgroup) compared with those without
(control).

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Fractures in Jamaican Males with Prostate Cancer: A Retrospective Case Series

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2016.269
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This retrospective case series reports on low rates of fractures in males on androgen deprivation for prostate cancer in Jamaica.

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Objective: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) reduces bone mineral density in men treated for prostate cancer. We sought to determine if there was an ethnic difference in fractures induced by ADT in Jamaican men.

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06 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

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Bone Mineral Density in Jamaican Black Women after Hysterectomy and Bilateral Oophorectomy: An Observational Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.182
Pages: 
593–8
Synopsis: 
Hysterectomized black women in Jamaica are not at increased risk of osteoporosis.
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Objective: To see if black Jamaican postmenopausal women who had hysterectomy were at increased risk of osteoporosis.  To assess the risk of osteoporosis in hysterectomized Jamaican postmenopausal patients.
 
Accepted: 
16 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Chronic Non-communicable Diseases 5

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37–9
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e-Published: 03 Jun, 2014

Compliance with Intramuscular Penicillin Prophylaxis in Children with Sickle Cell Disease in Jamaica

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Pages: 
177–80
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Intramuscular penicillin prophylaxis, despite commonly perceived challenges, is a practical option which can contribute to better patient compliance and thus significantly impact global rates of invasive pneumococcal disease and its complications in children with SCD and other similar conditions.

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Objective: Penicillin prophylaxis is important in the defence against invasive pneumococcal disease in sickle cell disease (SCD). Penicillin may be administered by the oral route or by the intramuscular (IM) route. Compliance with the oral route, although difficult to assess, has been reported to be highly variable and often poor. We sought to determine the compliance rate with intramuscular penicillin (IM) prophylaxis in children with sickle cell disease.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

A Randomized Comparison of Rectal Misoprostol with Syntometrine on Blood loss in the Third Stage of Labour

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201–6
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Rectal misoprostol in appropriately selected patients results in comparable blood loss at delivery as compared to standard therapy and may be a reasonable alternative for the active management of the third stage of labour in patients delivered outside of a hospital setting.

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Objectives: a) To compare the clinical effect of rectal misoprostol with intramuscular syntometrine in reducing blood loss in the third stage of labour, b) to determine the severity and incidence of side effects of both drugs and c) to measure blood loss, patient tolerance and acceptance of rectal misoprostol.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Component Structure of the SF-36 in Jamaicans with Sickle Cell Disease

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Pages: 
491–7
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Quality of life measures tend to be greatly affected by cross-cultural differences between populations. The study has shown that component structure of a commonly utilized generic scale to measure quality of life is quite distinct in the Jamaican population with Sickle Cell Disease.

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e-Published: 04 Jul, 2013

Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Jamaican Children, Aged 1–5 Years, with Sickle Cell Disease

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Pages: 
292–6
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Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) occurs in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in Jamaica. Further studies are needed to determine whether treatment of IDA in children with SCD reduces morbidity and is associated with clinical benefits such as improvement in neurocognitive function.

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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine, using a combination of measures, the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in children under five years-of-age who have sickle cell disease (SCD) and attend the Sickle Cell Clinic (SCU) of the Tropical Medicine Research Institute.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

A Clinical Audit of the Quality of Care of Hypertension in General Practice

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176–80
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There are gaps between current practice and standards that exist internationally and locally for management of hypertension in primary care in Jamaica. Clinical audit is a powerful instrument to assess current practices and deficiencies. Feedback to principal managers of the practice and appropriate training to rectify deficiencies can improve outcomes.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

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