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RB Pierre

Clinical Manifestations of Adolescents with HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

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257–64

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Objective: To characterize the clinicopathological manifestations and outcomes of a cohort of HIV-infected Jamaican adolescents.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013

HIV-related Mortality in Jamaican Children

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265–8

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Objective: Paediatric HIV is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. We describe HIVrelated mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected Jamaican children and identified factors which influenced survival.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013

Student Self-assessment in a Paediatric Objective Structured Clinical Examination

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144–48
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Student self-assessment is a useful method of promoting learning through recognition of strengths and weaknesses, understanding the relevance of core learning objective and encouraging responsible learning behaviour. The study examines the accuracy of medical students self-assessment of their performance in a paediatric clerkship objective structured clinical examination. Students overestimated their performance at some stations and underestimated at others.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Predictors of HIV/AIDS Confirmation and Differences by Guardian Status in HIV+ Adolescents in Jamaica

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287–92

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Background: Approximately 25% of the cumulative AIDS cases in Jamaica involve adolescents and young adults. However, the lives of adolescents living with HIV within Jamaica and the Caribbean have been understudied.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013

Isoniazid-resistant Disseminated Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in a Jamaican Infant with HIV/AIDS

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298–301

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A case report of isoniazid-resistant disseminated tuberculosis in a young child perinatally co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) and the challenges managing this child in a resource-constrained setting.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013

Bacille Calmette-Guérin Lymphadenitis and Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in HIV-infected Children on Antiretroviral Therapy in Jamaica

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302–6

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The immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) is a recognized complication associated with opportunistic infections occurring in HIV-infected individuals after the initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). We report on three HIV-infected infants with rapid progressor HIV disease who present with IRIS due to the BCG vaccine and occurring 3–6 weeks after initiation of HAART.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013

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