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Dengue HLA Associations in Jamaicans

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126–31
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The HLA dengue associations in Jamaicans differ from those found in other ethnic populations. While HLA-A *24 and – DRβ5* 01/02 were associated with having dengue, HLA-A *23, -CW*04, -DQβ*02, DQβ*03 and –DQβ*06 were protective.

ABSTRACT

Background: Polymorphisms in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes might predispose certain individuals to dengue fever (DF) and the severe forms of the disease: dengue haemorrhagic fever/ dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS).

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Molecular Epidemiology of Dengue in Jamaica Dengue Virus Genotypes in Jamaica, 2007

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120–5
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A study of dengue viruses that were in circulation in Jamaica in 2007 identified strains of DENV-1 genotype III, DENV-2 strains of the American, American-Asian and Asian genotypes while DENV-4 strains segregated into a separate clade from published reference sequences.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Dengue Virus Serotypes in Jamaica, 2003−2007

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114–9
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A study of the dengue viruses that were in circulation showed that all 4 serotypes were in circulation during 2003–2007 and the most prevalent were dengue serotypes 2 and 4.

ABSTRACT

Background: Dengue virus (DENV) infection is increasing in prevalence and severity globally. The severity of dengue is influenced by several factors including the immune response, viral and host genetic factors.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Clinical and Laboratory Features of Youth Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Jamaica

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131–8
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Patients from two tertiary referral hospitals were assessed to determine whether Type 2 diabetes mellitus was present in Jamaican diabetic youth. Type 2 diabetes accounted for 22% of cases. Obesity was the most important clinical predictor of Type 2 diabetes.

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Objectives: To assess the frequency of youth onset Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) in Jamaica and the characteristics of youth with this form of diabetes.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Cardiovascular Risk Profile in Caribbean Youth with Diabetes Mellitus

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219–26
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In this study, there was a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in the patients studied regardless of their diabetes type. While patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus were more obese and had higher blood pressure readings when compared with those with Type1 diabetes, their overall glucose control was better. Differences in lipid profile were no longer significant after adjusting for BMI.

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Objective: To assess the effect of diabetes mellitus type on conventional and novel cardiovascular risk factors in patients, diagnosed with diabetes from two major referral hospitals in Jamaica, before age 25 years and with diabetes duration < 6 years.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

High Genetic Diversity in Human Immunodeficiency Virus – Type 1 in Jamaica

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195–200
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Molecular analysis of 53 strains of human immunodeficiency virus type-1(HIV-1) from Jamaican patients revealed the presence of several subtypes and a high genetic diversity of the virus in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Immunological Evidence Supporting the Use of Extracts From Boehmeria jamaicensis Urb for Treating the Common Cold and Sinus Infections

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487–90
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Extracts of Boehmeria jamaicensis stimulated gamma interferon and may have implications for the treatment of the common cold.

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e-Published: 04 Jul, 2013

Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin Resistant Coagulase-negative Staphylococci Isolates from Blood Specimens at a Tertiary Hospital in the Caribbean

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464–5
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Molecular epidemiological studies of Methicillin resistant coagulase-negative Staphylococci provide important information on its spread in healthcare facilities and the clinical significance in individual patients.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Antinuclear Antibodies and HLA Class II Alleles in Jamaican Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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130–3
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A cross-sectional study in which DNA HLA typing methods were used to investigate the associations between HLA and class II alleles and the presence of systemic lupus erythematosus and antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in Jamaicans. The HLA associations with ANA were similar to those found in other ethnic groups, but no significant positive HLA association with SLE was found.

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Objective: The relationship between human leukocyte antigens class II (HLA) and antinuclear antibodies
was investigated in Jamaican patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Paecilomyces lilacinus Fungemia in a Jamaican Neonate

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

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