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'Fishy' Make-up on the Hook for Mercury Exposure: A Case Series

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.034
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Objective: This report examines the source and outcome of four Barbadian women with extremely high hair mercury concentrations (361–5617 μg/g inorganic mercury) due to topical application of mercury containing skin-lightening cosmetics.
 
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14 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Knowledge and Attitudes toward HPV and the HPV Vaccines in The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.318
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A survey of 399 persons was done in Nassau, Bahamas, to determine knowledge and attitudes toward the human papillomavirus and its vaccine. Although knowledge of both was limited, the majority would vaccinate their children.
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Objective: High-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) are a necessary, albeit not sufficient, cause for cervical cancer development. In The Bahamas, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer despite screening and educational efforts. As a vaccine programme is being considered, awareness of HPV-related conditions and its vaccine needs to be measured.
Accepted: 
19 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

Pre-published Manuscript

This manuscript has been assigned to a volume and issue but has not yet been published. It is either being edited, typeset or is in the proof stage of publication.
In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

Renal Disease in the Caribbean The Disease of the Past, Present and Future

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418–21
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This article highlights the key areas in the strategies to deal with renal disease in the Caribbean and some of the challenges faced.
Disease Continuum
 
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e-Published: 04 Feb, 2014

Persistent Hypokalaemia in a Jamaican Hypertensive Patient

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674–7
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Adults in the Bahamas

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662–5
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Helicobacter pylori infection is a common chronic infection in the Caribbean. This study reports the seroprevalence of H pylori in a healthy adult population in the Bahamas
 
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Objectives: A number of studies have evaluated Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection in the Caribbean. However, to date there is no available epidemiological data on its occurrence in the Bahamas. Therefore, we determined the seroprevalence of H pylori in a healthy adult population in Nassau, Bahamas.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Clinical Utility of Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Low Resource Environments: The Jamaican Experience

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653–7
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Transoesophageal echocardiography is a useful and safe procedure in the evaluation and management of simple and complex cardiovascular diseases. This technique can play an integral role in improving the quality of care and the management of patients with cardiovascular diseases.
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Objective: To provide the first detailed review of the indications and clinical utility of transoesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) in the Caribbean.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Obesity Prevention: The Key to Non-communicable Disease Control

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446–51
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Strategies to prevent obesity in the Caribbean should focus on policy actions in various sectors to change the environment. This will allow individuals better opportunities to make healthier lifestyle choices.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Childhood Obesity in the Caribbean

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442–5
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There is a high prevalence of obesity in children in Bonaire. Effective measures are urgently needed to prevent obesity and overweight; these should focus on stimulating healthy eating habits and more physical activity.
 
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Objective: To determine the prevalence of overweight among school children in Bonaire, an island in the Caribbean, and to obtain clues for prevention of overweight.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 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

Body Mass Index and Prostate Specific Antigen Levels in Jamaican Men

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316–21
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The relationship between serum PSA and BMI was examined in men referred to urology clinics in Jamaica. There was an inverse relationship between PSA and BMI among men with prostate cancer. Clinicians should take this relationship into account when interpreting patients’ PSA results.

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Objective: To investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in Jamaican men.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

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