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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.238
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173-84
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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.

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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.

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

How Well does Fetal Ultrasound Predict the Date of Birth in Antigua and Barbuda?

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Pages: 
123–26
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A retrospective analysis of fetal ultrasound prediction of date of birth shows that ultrasound is significantly better than date of birth based on menstrual history in a primarily Afro-Caribbean population.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

A Comparison of Patients Relapsing to Addictive Drug Use with Non-relapsing Patients Following Residential Addiction Treatment in Antigua

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Pages: 
196–201
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The status of addictive drug use in 100 persons from Antigua with addiction admitted for residential treatment was assessed at an average of 21 months following treatment. Abstinence was achieved in 46% of those entering treatment, in 51% completing treatment, in 60% in those whose families participated and in 92% of those accepting halfway house placement.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013
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