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The Epidemiology of End Stage Renal Disease at a Centre in Trinidad

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553–6
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The rising prevalence of end stage renal disease in Trinidad is occurring predominantly in males 50−59 years who were of African descent and had either hypertension or diabetes or both.

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Objective: The aim of this study is to estimate the trends in prevalence of end stage renal disease (ESRD) during the period 1999−2007 at one site in Trinidad, the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC), and to describe the epidemiological features, age, gender, ethnicity and comorbidities associated with ESRD.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Drug Prescribing for Hypertension at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Trinidad

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43–8
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A cross-sectional survey at primary healthcare centres in Trinidad among hypertensive patients showed an attempt to follow prescribing guidelines. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were most commonly prescribed, but thiazide diuretics were underutilized.


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Objective: To describe the drug prescribing pattern for hypertension at primary healthcare facilities throughout Trinidad.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted at 22 primary healthcare facilities across Trinidad using a de novo, pilot-tested questionnaire during June to August 2006.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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