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Silver Nitrate may be far Superior to Podophyllin in Clearing HPV External Anogenital Warts

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63–5
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Unsatisfactory clearance of anogenital warts and high recurrences despite a wide armamentarium of treatment, calls for more research. Silver nitrate in this case series in primary care, albeit limited by inherent errors, achieved 93% clearance of anogenital warts without recurrence versus 15% with podophyllin and was 21 times cheaper.
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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013

The Mean Levels of Adherence and Factors Contributing to Non-adherence in Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

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270–4
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This study was done to determine the mean level of adherence and factors contributing to non-adherence in patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. Adherence was found to be sub-optimum in the majority of patients.

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Objective: To determine the mean level of adherence and factors contributing to non-adherence in patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART).

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Trends In the Incidence of Type I Diabetes Mellitus Worldwide

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264–9
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Environmental factors may be of paramount importance as driving forces in the changing trend.


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The incidence of Type I diabetes mellitus in children has increased worldwide over the past 50 years. This increase has occurred in rich and poor countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. Rapid increases in incidence in genetically stable populations eg Finland and Sardinia imply that environmental factors are of paramount importance as driving forces in this changing trend. The significance of these trends and putative aetiological factors are reviewed.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Prospective Evaluation and Characteristics of Patients with Suspected Primary Hyperaldosteronism

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258–63
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Biochemical and radiological investigations were performed in a series of patients suspected of having primary hyperaldosteronism. While biochemical diagnoses were effectively made, the evaluation of subtypes of primary hyperaldosteronism still presents a considerable challenge.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Do the Unmet Needs Affect the Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients?

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253–7
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The significant relationship between unmnet needs and quality of life in breast cancer patients may be improved with interventions for patients’ psychosocial needs. This will require re-evaluation of doctor-patient communication.


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Objective: Breast cancer is an important disease and one where healthcare services have the potential to improve the quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between unmet needs and
the quality of life (QoL) of breast cancer patients.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Role of Obesity in Low Back Pain Related Disability

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252
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The possible relation of obesity to the disability in low back pain patients was investigated. The results indicated that patients with low back pain did not suffer from worse pain if they were obese but risk a more disabled life due to their weight.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

The Illizarov Method in Infected Non-union of Long Bones

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246–51
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Infected nonunion of long bones has been a challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. The Illizarov method simultaneously addresses nonunion, infection, shortening and deformity.


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Objective: To review the results of the management of infected non-union of long bones using the Illizarov fixator.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Risk-Adjusted Outcome Evaluation in a Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit

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240–5
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This prospective study evaluated the risk-adjusted outcome of a multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital in Trinidad and Tobago applying and validating different prognostic scoring systems for adult and paediatric patients.


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Objective: To evaluate the outcome of a multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by applying the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) and Paediatric Index of Mortality (PIM) – version-2 scoring systems.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Association Between Exposure/Non-Exposure to the Mandatory Seat Belt Law with Regards to Compliance in Vehicle Accident Victims – A Hospital Review

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236–9
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It is concluded from this hospital-based study that the mandatory seat belt law was associated with increased seat belt use in vehicle accident victims. However, current data from the Road Traffic Agency indicated that there is still an alarming number of fatalities. This clearly suggests that additional public health measures are needed to address the epidemic of motor vehicle trauma in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Trinidad Motorists’ Understanding of Safety Belt Issues

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234–5
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This study measured drivers’ understanding of safety belt issues. While most Trinidad motorists are comfortable wearing safety belts and understand their purpose, fewer understand their relationship with airbags. Education was preferred for increasing belt usage and should be used to attain long-term goals.

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