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Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease: Jamaican Experience

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.492
Pages: 
18–26
Synopsis: 
The history and evolution of laboratory technology for newborn screening for sickle cell disease is reviewed with particular reference to Jamaica. The procedures and results of screening 54 566 newborns from southern and western Jamaica are presented.

ABSTRACT

Objectives:  To review the history of newborn screening for sickle cell disease with especial reference to Jamaica.

Methods: A summary of the history, the development of associated laboratory technology and the implementation of newborn screening for sickle cell disease in Jamaica.

Accepted: 
22 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 22 Sep, 2015

Relationship between Early Life Factors and Renal Function in Afro-Caribbean Young Adults: Analysis from the Jamaica 1986 Birth Cohort Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.450
Pages: 
165-72
Synopsis: 
This study examines the relationship between birth weight and renal function among an Afro-Caribbean population of young adults from the 1986 Jamaica Birth Cohort. Our analyses show significant associations between low birth weight and reduced, estimated, glomerular filtration rate.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To investigate the relationship between intrauterine growth and renal function among Jamaican young adults.

Accepted: 
08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Sep, 2015

Prevalence of Congenital Malformations in Grenada

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.331
Pages: 
123–7
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of birth defects in Grenada is low in comparison to Jamaica, as well as other developing and developed countries. Cardiovascular malformations were the most prevalent in this five-year study period.

ABSTRACTS

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of congenital malformations in Grenada for the period January 2000–December 2004.

Revised: 
23 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
24 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

Early Sexual Debut and Associated Factors among In-school Adolescents in Six Caribbean Countries

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.025
Pages: 
351–6
Synopsis: 
There was a high prevalence of early sexual debut in adolescents in the six Caribbean countries studied. Male gender, substance use (smoking and alcohol use), having been in a physical fight in the past 12 months, sedentary behaviour, truancy and lack of parental or guardian attachment were associated with early sexual debut.

ABSTRACT

Objective: This report examines early sexual debut (< age 15 years) among 15-year old in-school adolescents in six Caribbean countries.

Accepted: 
28 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 30 Apr, 2015

Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Medical Professionalism among Students and Junior Doctors in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/Wimj.2013.214
Pages: 
138–44
Synopsis: 
Medical students and junior doctors demonstrated limited knowledge about medical professionalism but good attitudes toward this trait; however, attitude scores declined over time. This may signal receptivity toward more formal training within this area.

ABSTRACT

Background: The past decade has seen an increasing focus on professionalism within the medical school curriculum. This reflects the growing demand for doctors who demonstrate empathy and uphold the altruistic values of the Hippocratic Oath.  Such is often challenged by the resource-constrained environments of developing nations requiring uniquely tailored interventions within these regions. 

Accepted: 
10 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2015

Exploration of the Genetic Epidemiology of Asthma: A Review, with a Focus on Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the Caribbean

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.115
Pages: 
687–92
Synopsis: 
The authors address and review the literature and findings regarding the epidemiology and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of asthma, with an included focus on the epidemiology and prevalence of this debilitating condition in the child and adolescent Caribbean population.

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Revised: 
05 Sep, 2014
Accepted: 
05 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 03 Sep, 2014

HPV and HPV Vaccine Awareness: Where Are We?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.156

INTRODUCTION

Accepted: 
19 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2014

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Revisiting Plant Fats and Health in the Caribbean

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.091
Pages: 
1–2
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Accepted: 
07 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Exploring Emotional Intelligence in a Caribbean Medical School

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.124
Pages: 
159–66
Synopsis: 
This preliminary study examined the emotional intelligence (EI) of a sample of medical students from a Caribbean medical school. The total mean score for EI fell within the average according to accepted standards; however, males and younger age groups (< 25 years) had significantly higher scores.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the Emotional Intelligence (EI) in medical students in a Caribbean medical school and investigate its association with gender, age, year of study and ethnicity.

Accepted: 
29 May, 2013
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e-Published: 12 Mar, 2014

Lionfish on the Loose in the Waters off Saint Vincent

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.274
Pages: 
179–81
Synopsis: 
The exotic and invasive marine lionfish is well known for its resplendent colors, variegated strips and its toxin. We report the first documented capture of P volitans in the waters off the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
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Accepted: 
13 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 04 Mar, 2014

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