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Clinical Evaluation with Self-sequential Longitudinal Reference Intervals: Pregnancy Outcome and Neonatal Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Level Associated with Maternal Thyroid Diseases

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.143
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28–34
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The thyroid function of 1744 pregnant women was clinically evaluated with a new self-sequential longitudinal reference interval (SLRI) which we established. Thyroid disorders were common in pregnant women and the disorders were associated with pregnancy and fetal outcome. Routine maternal thyroid function screening is important and should be recommended.

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Objective: We attempted to evaluate maternal thyroid function in a new self-sequential longitudinal reference interval (SLRI) which we established recently. By this method, we analysed the correlation between pregnancy outcome, neonatal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level and maternal thyroid diseases.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1988–2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.070
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21–7
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The burden of malignancy in adolescents and young adults in Jamaica is greater in females. In both genders, increasing age is accompanied by increased incidence rates and a progressive shift from non-epithelial to epithelial malignancies. This shift occurs earlier in females.

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Objective: To determine the distribution of malignancies in adolescents and young adults (AYA; 15 to 29
years) in Jamaica.

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Comparison of Techniques of Detecting Immunoglobulin-binding Protein Reactivity to Immunoglobulin Produced by Different Avian and Mammalian Species

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.206
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12–20
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Several immunological assays can be used to investigate the reactivity of immunoglobulin binding protein (IBP) to immunoglobulins from various avian and mammalian species. The results of these assays suggest that IBP can be used for the detection of immunoglobulin and this is important for the diagnosis of infectious diseases in animal and bird populations and in the purification of immunoglobulins.

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Hydrogen/hydride Ion Relay – A Mechanism for Early Electron Transfer in Cytochrome c Oxidases

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.120
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3–11
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Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) employs electrons obtained from cytochrome c to reduce oxygen to water. Recently, we proposed that electrons travel from cytochrome c to CuA of COX, by a hydrogen/hydride ion relay. Now, on the basis of a similar computer study, we conclude that this hydride/hydrogen ion mechanism is common to other oxidases.

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An Assessment of the Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes among Women in Rural Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.166
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809–13
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Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes among women in rural Jamaica were assessed using the behavioural risk factor surveillance system (BRFSS) and body mass index (BMI). A comprehensive plan targeting women to reduce risk for Type 2 diabetes is recommended.

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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2013

Detection and Characterization of Metallo-β-lactamases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Phenotypic and Molecular Methods from Clinical Samples in a Tertiary Care Hospital

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10.7727/wimj.2012.183
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778–83
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The present study confirms the dissemination of metallo- β-lactamase (MBL) genes among multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Early recognition of MBL producers is important and necessitates rigorous infection control measures and restricted use of carbapenems for treatment of clinical infections. The dissemination of this gene to clinically relevant species may endanger patients and it may have adverse implications on treatment.

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Evaluation of Common Operator Errors in Panoramic Radiography in Trinidad and Tobago: A Comparison of Formally vs Informally Trained Operators

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.191
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733–8
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This article presents and compares the frequency of common operator errors seen on panoramic radiographs taken by informally trained operators in dental private practices with those taken by certified radiographers in the dental hospital in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

A Case Study of the Implementation of a Competencybased Curriculum in a Caribbean Teaching Hospital

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.110
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726–32
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This case study evaluated whether the medical training programme in a Caribbean hospital fulfilled the requirements of a competency-based training hospital. New and feasible methods to improve the curriculum were identified.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Impaired Fertility in Jamaica: Evidence from Fertility Surveys

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.125
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716–25
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The level of fertility impairment among Jamaican women exceeds levels reflected in studies in the United States of America from the late 1990s. These women have difficulty conceiving, have experienced fetal loss, or have waited at least two years without conceiving.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Minimally Invasive Surgery Training in the Caribbean –ASurvey of General Surgical Residents and Their Trainers

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.202
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708–15
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This survey of surgeons and residents in the Caribbean demonstrates the current level of training in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and the challenges faced in incorporating MIS into surgical training.

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