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The Association of Early Life Factors with Body Composition in Peripubertal Jamaican Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.166
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370–75
Synopsis: 
This study explores the relationship among early life factors and body composition in Jamaican children aged 9‒12 years. Mothers who were heavier and taller in their first trimester and offspring with higher birthweight had greater height and lean body mass (LBM) at age 11 years.
Accepted: 
06 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Microbial Isolates in Diabetic Foot Lesions of Hospitalized Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.234
Synopsis: 
This is a retrospective analysis done on patients with diabetic foot. It looks at the isolated organisms and antibiotic susceptibilities. The results show that gram positive organisms are most frequently isolated and the antibiotic regimes used should be effective.

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Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Nov, 2015

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Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.084
Pages: 
201–8
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients of the University Hospital of the West Indies diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes. Approximately 86% of patients had CKD and 70% were at high risk for adverse outcomes.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients attending the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Diabetes Clinic and to determine the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes.

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

The Predictive Value of Urinary Vanillylmandelic Acid Testing in the Diagnosis of Phaeochromocytoma at The University Hospital of the West Indies

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Pages: 
141–7
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Vanillylmandelic acid testing at the University Hospital of the West Indies has low positive predictive value, and special care must be taken in interpreting marginally elevated results. The use of assays with higher specificity (eg plasma or urinary metanephrines) may represent a more cost-effective approach to biochemical screening for phaeochromocytoma.

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Objective: To investigate the positive predictive value (PPV) of urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) testing in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma and to describe the features associated with phaeochromocytoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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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

Diabetic Foot Complications among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica: Prevalence and Associated Factors

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.031
Pages: 
216–23
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients of a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated factors associated with foot complications. Approximately one of every eight patients had a major foot complication (amputation, ulcer or infection). Associated factors were neuropathy, high blood pressure and longer duration of diabetes.

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Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients at a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and identify factors associated with foot complications.

Accepted: 
01 Feb, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Insulinoma Induced Hypoglycaemia in a Jamaican Patient

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Pages: 
182–6

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Herein reported is the case of a young woman who had hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia which was biochemically consistent with an insulinoma. Initial imaging was negative and definitive treatment was delayed until repeat imaging localized the tumour several years later. This case demonstrates the importance of clinical judgment and biochemical testing in the diagnosis of insulinoma despite negative imaging.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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