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S James

Dietary Potassium Intake and Renal Handling, and Their Impact on the Cardiovascular Health of Normotensive Afro-Caribbeans

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.005
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13–9
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The aim of the study is to investigate potassium intake and renal handling and their impact on the cardiovascular health of normotensive Afro-Caribbeans by the possible modulation of the renin angiotensin aldosterone.
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Accepted: 
12 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents in Jamaica

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494–8
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Among the sample of students surveyed, 4.5% (n = 134) reported having depressive symptoms.

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Background: Depression in adolescents is often overlooked and misdiagnosed; however, it is an important mental health problem which is associated with major functional impairments across daily domains of living, and considerable morbidity. The aim of this research is to examine the prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms among Jamaican adolescents, and the associated sociodemographic factors.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Predicting 24-hour Urinary Sodium Excretion in Afro-Caribbean Barbadians by Comparing Urine Sodium Excretion over Different Durations versus Spot Collection

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.240
Pages: 
181–5
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This article highlights the investigation of appropriate means of predicting 24-hour urinary sodium excretion in Afro-Caribbeans in Barbados by assessing the correlation of urinary sodium excretion between actual and measured sodium excretion in a 24-hour urine collection, 12-hour (am and pm) and spot (am and pm) urine collections.

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Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Predicting 24-hour Urinary Protein Excretion in Afro-Caribbean Barbadians by Comparing Urine Protein Excretion over Different Durations versus Spot Collection

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.239
Pages: 
190–4
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This article highlights the investigation of appropriate means of predicting 24-hour urinary protein excretion in Afro-Caribbeans in Barbados by assessing the correlation of urinary protein excretion between actual and measured protein excretion in a 24-hour urine collection, 12-hour (am and pm) and spot (am and pm) urine collections.

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

Disclosure of HIV Status among HIV Clinic Attendees in Jamaica

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Pages: 
445–9
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There is a low disclosure rate among HIV clinic attendees. There is a need for prevention interventions focussed on de-stigmatization for both infected and non-infected persons.

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Objective: This study aimed to examine factors related to disclosure of HIV serostatus among clinic attendees in an outpatient HIV clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013
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