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Prevalence and Risk Factors for HIV Infection in Pregnant Women in North Trinidad

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346–50

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Background: The prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in the Caribbean is reported to be second only to sub Saharan Africa. HIV in pregnancy has become an increasingly important focus of attention in HIV research because of its role in contributing to spread of the infection. This study sought to establish the prevalence and risk factors associated with HIV infection among antenatal women in the northwest region of Trinidad.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

A Caribbean Perspective on Barrett’s Oesophagus

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148–52
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A 21-year retrospective analysis revealed a low prevalence of Barrett's oesophagus with two associated adenocarcinomas, in a Caribbean population of predominantly African descent.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

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The Impact of the DM Surgical Training Programme on the Practice of Surgery in the English-speaking Caribbean

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60–1

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Seroprevalence of Legionella pneumophila in Pneumonia Patients in Four Major Hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago

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375–8
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In a serological study on 123 patients with pneumonia, 39 (31.7%) and 2 (1.6%) were positive for L pneumophila IgM/G/A and IgM only respectively. Seroprevalence was not significantly (p > 0.05; χ2) affected by hospitals, gender, ethnicity and co-morbidities.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Depression: A Major Public Health Problem Facing the Caribbean

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353–4

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Epidemiological studies indicate that depression is a common disorder worldwide (1, 2). Estimates of the lifetime prevalence for this disorder range from 5–17% of the population in the USA (3–4). However a MEDLINE trawl of two hundred and seventy-five publications on mental health issues in Caribbean people revealed a paucity of written material on depression in the region.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Disaster Preparedness and Management in the Caribbean: The Need for Psychological Support

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165–66
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Disasters are usually accompanied by physical devastation, loss, economic impact and emotional turmoil. The emotional impact however is often not recognized. Within the Caribbean, much more is needed at integrating psychological services within general disaster preparedness and management.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Research: Juggling Career Aspirations with Quality and Relevance to the Caribbean

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77–81

*This was the keynote address delivered at the 8th Reunion of The University of the West Indies Medical Alumni Association 2003 at Nassau, Bahamas.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

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

Capgras Syndrome Presenting in an Adolescent Girl in the Caribbean

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10.7727/wimj.2012.175
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95–8

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e-Published: 13 Mar, 2013

Minimally Invasive Surgery Training in the Caribbean –ASurvey of General Surgical Residents and Their Trainers

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.202
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708–15
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This survey of surgeons and residents in the Caribbean demonstrates the current level of training in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and the challenges faced in incorporating MIS into surgical training.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

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