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Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Jamaicans with Cardiovascular Disease

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10.7727/wimj.2017.112
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Not enough research has been conducted on the factors influencing physical activity participation in Jamaica. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

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Objective: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Jamaica. Physical activity participation has positive effects on some risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Despite this, many remain physically inactive. This study examined factors (social support, exercise barriers, and benefits) associated with physical activity level in Jamaicans with cardiovascular disease.

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13 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Nov, 2017

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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.

Inhibitory Effects of Paclitaxel Hirudin Complexes on the Growth and Proliferation of Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells and Endothelial Cells in Vitro: An Exploration of a New Type of Complex Monomer for Stents Eluting Natural Herbs

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10.7727/wimj.2016.297
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This study investigated the effects of paclitaxel hirudin complexes on the growth of human coronary artery smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells in vitro, which has not been systemically reported.

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Objective: To prove the effectiveness and feasibility of a paclitaxel hirudin complex and to provide experimental data on the prevention of restenosis, we investigated the effects of paclitaxel hirudin complexes on the growth of human coronary artery smooth muscle cells (HCASMCs) and endothelial cells (HCAECs) in vitro.

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02 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 11 Aug, 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.

Progression from Prehypertension to Hypertension in a Jamaican Cohort: Incident Hypertension and its Predictors

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486–93
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Prehypertension is associated with an approximately three-fold increase in the incidence of hypertension over an average four-year follow-up period. Overweight status, older age and female gender are also significant predictors for the development of hypertension.

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Objectives: To estimate the incidence of hypertension in people with and without prehypertension and determine the factors that predict progression to hypertension.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Depression among Cardiovascular Disease Patients on a Consultation-liaison Service at a General Hospital in Jamaica

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499–503
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One-third of patients with cardiovascular disease referred to a consultation-liaison psychiatry service at a general hospital in Jamaica were depressed. They were also significantly more likely than other patients to have a depressive illness.

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Objective: The prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries has been steadily rising. Depression has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease. Against this background, the authors compared the co-occurrence of depressive illnesses among general hospital inpatients with cardiovascular disease and those without cardiovascular disease.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Estimation of the Levels of C-reactive Protein, Interleukin-6, Total Leukocyte Count, and Differential Count in Peripheral Blood Smear of Patients with Chronic Periodontitis in a South Indian Population

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.096
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826–31
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Periodontitis results in higher systemic levels of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, total leukocyte count and neutrophils. These elevated inflammatory factors may increase inflammatory activity in atherosclerotic lesions, potentially increasing the risk for cardiovascular events.

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Aims: The aim of the present study is to investigate systemic levels of inflammatory markers of cardiovascular diseases like C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), total leukocyte count and differential count in patients with chronic periodontitis, in comparison to healthy individuals without periodontal disease.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

The Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms in a Trinidadian Cardiac Population

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10.7727/wimj.2013.149
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620–7
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The prevalence of depressive symptoms in persons with self-reported cardiovascular disease was examined in a Trinidadian population. Forty-seven per cent of participants were identified with high depressive symptoms compared to 32% of participants with no self-reported cardiovascular illness.
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27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Prehypertension in Jamaica: A Review of Data from Recent Studies

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429–33
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This paper reviews the epidemiology of prehypertension in Jamaica and lessons learnt from three national surveys and two cohort studies conducted by the Tropical Medicine Research Institute’s Epidemiology Research Unit.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Use What You Have: Biological Assistance for the Treatment of Heart Failure in the Caribbean

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65–9
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Heart transplant mechanical assist are not economically viable for the treatment of Caribbean patients with endstage heart failure. Biological cardiac assist offers the potential for an inexpensive, effective and accessible alternative therapy.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

The Prevalence of Type D Personality in a Trinidadian Cardiac Population

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10.7727/wimj.2013.148
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468–74
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Type D personality was investigated in persons with selfreported cardiovascular disease in a Trinidadian cardiac population. Forty-two per cent of participants were identified as Type D as compared to 26% of participants who did not report having a cardiovascular illness.

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Objective: The current study investigated the prevalence of Type D personality in persons with selfreported cardiovascular disease and the interactions of Type D personality, reported cardiovascular disease and gender in a Trinidadian cardiac population.

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27 Sep, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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