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Anaemia in Urban Male Replacement Blood Donors: A Cause for Concern

DOI: 
10.7727/WIMJ.2015.309
Synopsis: 
Temporary blood donor rejections cause loss of whole blood donors and reduced blood availability for transfusion. Knowledge of rate and causes of donor deferral can guide the recruitment strategy for whole blood donors.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To gain baseline knowledge about frequency, severity and types of anaemia among prospective urban replacement blood donors.

Accepted: 
26 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Feb, 2016

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Correlation between Anaemia and Hepcidin-25 and Interleukin 6 Levels in Early Stage and Advanced Chronic Renal Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.338
Synopsis: 
This manuscript examines the correlation between anaemia and hepcidin-25, interleukin (IL 6), C-reactive protein (CRP), Hs CRP, iron, other iron parameters in chronic renal disease. In patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), there are alternative tests available that may provide a diagnosis of iron deficiency but they are not widely used in practice.

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 Background: Anemia is very commonly seen complication in the patients with chronic renal disease (CRD). This is thought to result from decreased renal excretion of the hepcidin and chronic inflammatory process. Our study aimed to investigate the correlation between hemoglobin (Hb) and hepcidin levels in all stages starting from stage 2 CRD.

Accepted: 
21 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2016

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Indications for Red Cell Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.358
Pages: 
27–31
Synopsis: 
This was an observational study of red cell transfusions in intensive care unit patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). It was found that UHWI did not demonstrate a restrictive transfusion practice as defined by the TRICC trial, but was not as liberal as other countries.

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Objective: To determine current red cell transfusion practices, transfusion indications and their relationship to patient outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Nov, 2015

The Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction among Patients with End Stage Renal Disease in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.234
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of sexual dysfunctions among patients with end stage renal disease in Jamaica is considerably high for both males and females.
ABSTRACT
 
Background: Sexual performance and gratification impact quality of life. Although recognized in the literature as a problem, sexual dysfunction among patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) has never been studied in Jamaica.
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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