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Prevalence of Sickle Cell Disease among Newborns in St Vincent and the Grenadines: A Retrospective Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.593
Pages: 
486–90
Synopsis: 
This is a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of sickle cell disease among lives births in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The results of this study indicate a birth prevalence that is similar to the published data from the other Caribbean Islands.

ABSTRACT

Objective: In the United States of America (USA), sickle cell disease (SCD) occurs in 1:375 African-American births. However, published data from the Caribbean have revealed higher numbers for some Caribbean islands. St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is a multi-island nation in the Caribbean, and there are currently no data on the incidence or prevalence of the disease in this population. The objective of this study was to obtain birth prevalence estimates for SCD in SVG.

Accepted: 
07 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2016

Exploring Emotional Intelligence in a Caribbean Medical School

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.124
Pages: 
159–66
Synopsis: 
This preliminary study examined the emotional intelligence (EI) of a sample of medical students from a Caribbean medical school. The total mean score for EI fell within the average according to accepted standards; however, males and younger age groups (< 25 years) had significantly higher scores.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the Emotional Intelligence (EI) in medical students in a Caribbean medical school and investigate its association with gender, age, year of study and ethnicity.

Accepted: 
29 May, 2013
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e-Published: 12 Mar, 2014

Leiomyosarcoma of the Kidney

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Pages: 
183–4

ABSTRACT

The case of a 42- year old woman with leiomyosarcoma of the kidney, a very rare renal lesion, is presented. Leiomyosarcomas are the most common of the primary renal sarcomas which account for less than 1% of renal tumours in adults.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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