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Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Jamaican Adults and its Relationship to Income and Education Levels

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265–73
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In this cross-sectional study, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Jamaican adults was 21.1% and 18.4% using the International Diabetes Federation and American Heart Association/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute criteria, respectively. Metabolic syndrome prevalence was associated with socio-economic status in men.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Jamaican adults and to evaluate its association with socio-economic status (SES).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Clinical and Laboratory Features of Youth Onset Type 2 Diabetes in Jamaica

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131–8
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Patients from two tertiary referral hospitals were assessed to determine whether Type 2 diabetes mellitus was present in Jamaican diabetic youth. Type 2 diabetes accounted for 22% of cases. Obesity was the most important clinical predictor of Type 2 diabetes.

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Objectives: To assess the frequency of youth onset Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) in Jamaica and the characteristics of youth with this form of diabetes.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

IgA Nephropathy in the Caribbean

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72–5

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

Turning the Tide toward an AIDS Free Generation: Is It Within Our Reach?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.001
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283–5

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e-Published: 11 Sep, 2013

Incontinentia Pigmenti in 22-month Old Afro-Caribbean Fraternal Twin Girls: A Case Report

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10.7727/wimj.2012.244

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Incontinentia pigmenti is a rare X-linked dominant condition characterized by cutaneous, neural, ocular and dental manifestations. The condition has mainly been reported in Caucasian females. The aim of this case report is to highlight the clinical presentation in Afro-Caribbean twin girls. The girls demonstrated abnormal hair distribution, pigmented limbs and torso, small conical or missing teeth with delayed dental eruption.

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24 Sep, 2012
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e-Published: 11 Sep, 2013

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Studying Personality and Personality Disorders among People in the Caribbean: Advocating for an Emic-Etic Approach

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10.7727/wimj.2013.043
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427–30
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This article problematizes the discussion of personality and personalitydisorder, considering how these phenomena are defined, and may manifest in contexts that are underrepresented in extant scholarship on personality and personality disorder. After providing a brief critical review of key findings and debates in the scholarship on normal personality, we discuss the need for combined emic-etic approaches to normal and non-normal personality in underrepresented and understudied contexts, and offer suggestions for programmes of research committed to these tasks.

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02 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013

The Development of Postgraduate Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Training at the University of the West Indies

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463–6
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The majority of graduates of the DM (Anaesthesia and Intensive Care), nurse anaesthetists and post-basic intensive care unit (ICU) nursing programmes have remained in the Caribbean and are providing invaluable services to its people. Some have become lecturers and are training future trainers.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

National Health Surveys and Health Policy: Impact of the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and the Reproductive Health Surveys

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372–9
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Over the last 30 years, national health surveys, such as the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and Reproductive Health Surveys, have helped to document the burden of disease and influence public health policy in Jamaica. It is envisioned that expansion and systemic integration of these surveys in Jamaica will serve to improve health and development.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Food and Nutrition Research in the Caribbean

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338–50
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Research at the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute over the years has focussed on food insecurity and obesity in the Caribbean. This paper shows that efforts to improve nutritional status must be located in both the immediate and underlying factors if success is to be sustained.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

The Origin and Future of Offshore Medical Schools in the Caribbean

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280–3
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Creative thinking and entrepreneurship were the driving forces which opened new opportunities for medical training to be available and accessible to persons previously denied because of “artificial” barriers. The concept of offshore medical schools was born out of these circumstances and an attempt to challenge the status quo of the privileged few.

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