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Assessing for Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Jamaican Community of North West St Ann

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.239
Synopsis: 
Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

ABSTRACT

Background: Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

Objectives: To find the prevalence of known risk factors for CKD in St Ann North West and see how these are distributed by age and gender.

Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

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Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending an HIV Outpatient Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.240
Pages: 
160-4
Synopsis: 
Kidney failure, both acute and chronic, occurs in patients with HIV. Untreated acute renal failure can lead to chronic renal failure. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health concern; it is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the HIV population.

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

Chronic Kidney Disease in the Caribbean Island of Antigua: Causes, Morbidity and Mortality Factors

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.238
Pages: 
173-84
Synopsis: 
Diabetes mellitus and hypertension, were the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among the sampled patients in Antigua while ischaemic heart disease and infections were the major causes of morbidity and mortality among the patients.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associated high morbidity and mortality cause a significant economic burden and decreased quality of life in affected patients in Antigua, the rest of the Caribbean and globally. The causes of CKD in Antigua, morbidity and mortality factors affecting the sampled patients were evaluated with a view to formulating interventions to minimize the occurrence and the impact of these factors.

Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 07 Dec, 2017

Cardiovascular Parameters in Chronic Haemodialysis Patients in Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.462
Pages: 
157-9
Synopsis: 
Cardiovascular mortality is a burden in end-stage renal disease patients undergoing haemodialysis. It is important to identify cardiac risk factors that contribute to sudden cardiac deaths and thus optimize them. We collected data regarding this.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To identify cardiac risk factors that contribute to sudden cardiac death in a haemodialysis population and thus optimize them, in an effort to minimize death in this population.

Accepted: 
31 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 21 Mar, 2016

A ‘Full House’ Glomerulopathy in a Patient with Multiple Lentigines Syndrome: A Case Report

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.001
Pages: 
185-9

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 2016

Relationship between Early Life Factors and Renal Function in Afro-Caribbean Young Adults: Analysis from the Jamaica 1986 Birth Cohort Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.450
Pages: 
165-72
Synopsis: 
This study examines the relationship between birth weight and renal function among an Afro-Caribbean population of young adults from the 1986 Jamaica Birth Cohort. Our analyses show significant associations between low birth weight and reduced, estimated, glomerular filtration rate.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the relationship between intrauterine growth and renal function among Jamaican young adults.

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