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Thyrotoxic Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis: A Case Series from Trinidad, West Indies

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Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis has rarely been described among West Indians. We draw attention to seven cases encountered on the island of Trinidad over a 25-year period in diverse ethnicities. All the cases were successfully treated. The global literature on thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis is reviewed from a West Indian perspective with an emphasis on the multiethnic presence of this illness in modern-day cosmopolitan populations.
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e-Published: 19 Apr, 2017

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Screening for Non-communicable Diseases at a Walk-in Clinic in Trinidad, West Indies: A Time-motion Cross-sectional Study and Net Present Value Analysis

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10.7727/wimj.2015.277
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122-30
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A cross-sectional, six-station screening process for non-communicable diseases was carried out at a walk-in clinic in Trinidad and Tobago: invitation and consent, history, biometrics, blood levels and urinalysis (laboratory), basic examinations and an exit interview. This process was found to be feasible and provided monetary value in three of four scenarios.

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Objective: The overall aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of recommending a screening process for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors, as a national and regional model.

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03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2017

Need for Policy to Reduce Sugar Consumption in Trinidad and Tobago?

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10.7727/wimj.2016.165
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With respect to the high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Trinidad and Tobago and recent recommendations from the WHO on reducing sugar intake, this paper presents the case for the development of national policy aimed at reducing sugar consumption.

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11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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Thyrotoxic Hypokalaemic Periodic Paralysis: A Case Series from Trinidad, West Indies

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10.7727/wimj.2015.193
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299–304
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Thyrotoxic hypokalaemic periodic paralysis has rarely been described among West Indians. We draw attention to seven cases encountered on the Island of Trinidad over a 25-year period in diverse ethnicities. All the cases were successfully treated. The global literature on thyrotoxic is reviewed from a West Indian perspective with an hypokalaemic periodic paralysis emphasis on the multiethnic presence of this illness in modern-day cosmopolitan populations.

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27 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Nov, 2015

A Preliminary Investigation of Periodontal Disease and Diabetes in Trinidad

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86–90
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A preliminary report on the dental evaluation of diabetic patients suggests that periodontal disease may be quite prevalent in diabetic patients in Trinidad. Collaborative patient care between medical and dental practitioners should form part of the routine management of diabetic patients.

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Objectives: To describe periodontal disease status in diabetic patients in Trinidad.

Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Patients attending a tertiary referral centre for diabetes at an out-patient clinic were invited to undergo oral examinations. The basic periodontal examination (BPE) was used to assess periodontal disease status.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

The Guillain-Barré Syndrome at Two Hospitals in Trinidad, West Indies: A Review of 26 Patients

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514–7
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Over a period of four years, twenty-six consecutive patients with Guillain Barré syndrome were studied for their clinical features, electrophysiological findings, response to treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and recovery rates.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Urinary Fluoride Levels in Children in a Single School in Trinidad and Tobago: A Preliminary Investigation

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440–3

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Objective: To determine urinary fluoride levels in school children in a non-fluoridated area in Trinidad and Tobago.

Method: Morning urine samples were requested from 750 children aged 5 to 14 years, attending a primary school in the area of St Joseph, north west Trinidad. Urine was collected at home and brought to school in labelled plastic bottles. Urinary fluoride concentration (ppm) was measured using an ionspecific electrode.

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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2013
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