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Maternal and Foetal Outcome of Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Use in Pregnancy in Afro-Caribbean Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.172
Synopsis: 
This study showed an increased risk of adverse foetal outcome in infants exposed in utero (p = 0.04) to AED. Maternal outcome in exposed mothers was not statistically significant (p = 0.06).

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the maternal and foetal outcomes of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) use during pregnancy, in women of Afro-Caribbean descent, seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

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Prostate Cancer Screening in Men of African Descent: 15-year Results of the Tobago Prostate Cancer Survey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727.wimj/2016.312
Pages: 
334-43
Synopsis: 
Mortality data supported the recommendation against routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 60+. However, there was potential for benefit of routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 50-59 favoring continuation of screening pending further research on risks and benefits.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare all-cause-mortality in screening-detected prostate cancer cases versus non-cases after a median 12.2-year follow-up.

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 22 Aug, 2016

Self-reported Hearing Loss Associated with Frailty among Afro-Caribbeans

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.174
Pages: 
29-34
Synopsis: 
This paper investigated the relationship between self-reported hearing loss and frailty in four ethnic groups. Self-reported hearing loss was found to be associated with frailty among Afro-Caribbeans, and this association was largely due to the frailty criterion of exhaustion.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Data on ethnic differences in the relationship between hearing loss and frailty are sparse. We investigated the relationship between self-reported hearing loss and frailty in four ethnic groups.

Accepted: 
25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 14 Jul, 2016

Dietary Potassium Intake and Renal Handling, and Their Impact on the Cardiovascular Health of Normotensive Afro-Caribbeans

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.005
Pages: 
13–9
Synopsis: 
The aim of the study is to investigate potassium intake and renal handling and their impact on the cardiovascular health of normotensive Afro-Caribbeans by the possible modulation of the renin angiotensin aldosterone.
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Accepted: 
12 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Predicting 24-hour Urinary Sodium Excretion in Afro-Caribbean Barbadians by Comparing Urine Sodium Excretion over Different Durations versus Spot Collection

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.240
Pages: 
181–5
Synopsis: 
This article highlights the investigation of appropriate means of predicting 24-hour urinary sodium excretion in Afro-Caribbeans in Barbados by assessing the correlation of urinary sodium excretion between actual and measured sodium excretion in a 24-hour urine collection, 12-hour (am and pm) and spot (am and pm) urine collections.

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Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Predicting 24-hour Urinary Protein Excretion in Afro-Caribbean Barbadians by Comparing Urine Protein Excretion over Different Durations versus Spot Collection

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.239
Pages: 
190–4
Synopsis: 
This article highlights the investigation of appropriate means of predicting 24-hour urinary protein excretion in Afro-Caribbeans in Barbados by assessing the correlation of urinary protein excretion between actual and measured protein excretion in a 24-hour urine collection, 12-hour (am and pm) and spot (am and pm) urine collections.

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Accepted: 
14 Feb, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Glaucoma Medication Compliance Issues in a Jamaican Hospital Eye Clinic

Issue: 
Pages: 
541–7
Synopsis: 
The level of glaucoma compliance medications was improved in females and those who understood their diagnosis and had no comorbid diseases.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the level of compliance with glaucoma medications in a clinic setting and the factors associated with failed compliance.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014
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