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Oesophageal Carcinoma in Jamaica, 1978–2007: Histological Distribution and Trends in Incidence

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.015
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Synopsis: 
The incidence of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma in Jamaica has been decreasing in both genders. Oesophageal adenocarcinoma incidence has been increasing in males, but, unlike data reported elsewhere, has been decreasing in females. Investigation into risk factors for oesophageal adenocarcinoma in Jamaica is warranted

 

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate the trends in incidence and histological distribution of oesophageal carcinoma in Kingston and St Andrew (KSA), Jamaica, over the 30-year period 1978‒2007.

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08 May, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019

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Discrepancies between Clinical and Autopsy Diagnoses in the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.192
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311–7
Synopsis: 
The discrepancy rate between the clinical and autopsy cause of death diagnoses was 36.8%. The high frequency of discrepant diagnoses among older age groups, combined with the diagnostic challenges in the Emergency Department related to time and patient co-morbidities, highlight the need to increase the autopsy rate.

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Objectives: To determine the cause of death diagnoses and the discrepancy rate between clinical and autopsy diagnoses in the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015

Parathyroid Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.394
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305–8

INTRODUCTION

Accepted: 
05 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Sep, 2015

Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma in Jamaica, 1958 to 2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.265
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717–20
Synopsis: 
In Jamaica, cutaneous malignant melanoma is commoner in females, but the incidence is low in both genders. The commonest anatomical site is the lower limb, particularly the foot. These findings are in keeping with those documented in other Black populations.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To document the epidemiology of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) in Jamaica over the 50-year period, 1958–2007.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2014

A Thirty-year Review of Vulvar Cancer in Jamaica, 1978 to 2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.125
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134–7
Synopsis: 
In Jamaica, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common vulvar cancer, affecting mainly older women. Age-standardized rates for all vulvar cancers and vulvar squamous cell carcinoma are declining.
 
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: To evaluate the trends in vulvar cancer between 1978 and 2007 in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, with respect to age-standardized rates and histologic types.
 
Methods: All cases of vulvar cancer recorded in the Jamaica Cancer Registry from 1978 to 2007 were extracted and analysed for age distribution and histologic type.
Accepted: 
30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Trends in Incidence and Age Distribution of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1978–2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.164
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128–33
Synopsis: 
The incidence rates of tongue and tonsillar cancers have been decreasing in Jamaica but continue to predominate among older men. This is unlike data reported elsewhere, where rates have been increasing in young adults, and therefore warrants further study.
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Objective: Several countries have reported increasing incidence of oral cavity and oropharyngeal (OCOP) squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) over recent years, particularly among young men and primarily in tongue and tonsil subsites, attributed to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This study examines trends in incidence and age distribution of OCOP SCC in Jamaica over a 30-year period.
 
Accepted: 
24 Jun, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Re: Prostate Cancer Incidence in Jamaica before and after the Introduction of Prostate Specific Antigen

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597–8
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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Comparative Analysis of Thyroid Carcinomas in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, between Two Consecutive 15-year Periods

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519–24
Synopsis: 
In Kingston and St Andrew, papillary thyroid cancer has surpassed follicular cancer to become the commonest thyroid cancer subtype, and the rank of medullary carcinoma has increased from fifth to third, in keeping with the histological profile exhibited worldwide.

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Objective: To compare the distribution of histological subtypes of thyroid cancer in Kingston and St Andrew (KSA), Jamaica, within two consecutive 15-year periods.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Incidence of Childhood Cancer in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1983–2002

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.009
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575–81
Synopsis: 
The rankings of the commonest childhood malignancies in Jamaica (leukaemia, brain and spinal neoplasms and lymphomas) have shown few changes since the last review. However, there are unexplained differences in frequency and gender distribution of some tumours.
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Objectives: There have been several modifications to the classification of childhood cancers since the first report (1968–1981) specific to the Jamaican paediatric population was published in 1988. This paper reports on paediatric cancer incidence in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, for the 20-year period 1983–2002 based on these modifications.
 
Accepted: 
28 May, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

The Predictive Value of Urinary Vanillylmandelic Acid Testing in the Diagnosis of Phaeochromocytoma at The University Hospital of the West Indies

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141–7
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Vanillylmandelic acid testing at the University Hospital of the West Indies has low positive predictive value, and special care must be taken in interpreting marginally elevated results. The use of assays with higher specificity (eg plasma or urinary metanephrines) may represent a more cost-effective approach to biochemical screening for phaeochromocytoma.

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Objective: To investigate the positive predictive value (PPV) of urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) testing in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma and to describe the features associated with phaeochromocytoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

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