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Health-related Quality of Life and Risk of Malnutrition among Persons on Maintenance Haemodialysis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.113
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Synopsis: 
We studied the association between health-related quality of life and risk of malnutrition among persons on maintenance haemodialysis. Persons on receiving maintenance haemodialysis had a poorer health-related quality of life score and were more likely to be at risk of malnutrition. This may have implications for effective patient management.

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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and risk of malnutrition among persons with chronic kidney disease (CKD), on maintenance haemodialysis.

Accepted: 
21 Jan, 2019
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2019

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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.

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending an HIV Outpatient Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.240
Pages: 
160-4
Synopsis: 
Kidney failure, both acute and chronic, occurs in patients with HIV. Untreated acute renal failure can lead to chronic renal failure. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health concern; it is under-diagnosed and under-treated in the HIV population.

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Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

Chronic Kidney Disease in the Caribbean Island of Antigua: Causes, Morbidity and Mortality Factors

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.238
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173-84
Synopsis: 
Diabetes mellitus and hypertension, were the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among the sampled patients in Antigua while ischaemic heart disease and infections were the major causes of morbidity and mortality among the patients.

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Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associated high morbidity and mortality cause a significant economic burden and decreased quality of life in affected patients in Antigua, the rest of the Caribbean and globally. The causes of CKD in Antigua, morbidity and mortality factors affecting the sampled patients were evaluated with a view to formulating interventions to minimize the occurrence and the impact of these factors.

Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 07 Dec, 2017

An Assessment of the Accuracy of Creatinine Measurements in Guyana

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.518
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Accuracy of creatinine measurements in sixteen Guyanese medical laboratories was assessed using blinded creatinine reference specimens. Creatinine methods in use in Guyana demonstrated imprecision and bias such that routine reporting of eGFR cannot be recommended at this time,

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Background: The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is relatively high in Guyana.  eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate) reporting allows for early-stage CKD identification, when therapeutic interventions can prevent CKD progression.  Accurate creatinine measurements are essential for valid eGFR calculations.  This study was undertaken to assess the accuracy of creatinine measurements in Guyana prior to implementing routine eGFR reporting.

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 10 Jul, 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.

An Assessment of the Accuracy of Creatinine Measurements in Guyana

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.518
Synopsis: 
The accuracy of creatinine measurements in sixteen Guyanese medical laboratories was assessed using blinded creatinine reference specimens. Creatinine methods in use in Guyana demonstrated imprecision and bias such that routine reporting of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) cannot be recommended at this time.

ABSTRACT

Background: The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is relatively high in Guyana. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) reporting allows for early-stage CKD identification, when therapeutic interventions can prevent CKD progression.  Accurate creatinine measurements are essential for valid eGFR calculations. This study was undertaken to assess the accuracy of creatinine measurements in Guyana prior to implementing routine eGFR reporting.

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Jun, 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.

Severity and Outcomes of Afro-Caribbean Patients Diagnosed with Community Acquired Acute Kidney Injury at an Institution in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.505
Pages: 
141–9
Synopsis: 
There is limited data on community-acquired acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) in low/middle-income countries. Although the incidence of community-acquired AKI is much higher than hospital-acquired acute kidney injury, most previous studies on AKI mainly focussed on the latter one. A retrospective prevalence study was conducted for six months at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica to find out the prevalence, severity and outcomes of CA-AKI. The study demonstrated the prevalence of different AKI stages and its relationship to the contributory factors. It also highlighted the impact of severity on the renal outcomes.

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2017

Effect of Integrated Follow-up in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.166
Synopsis: 
Integrated (nephrologist, nurse and dietician) follow-up is beneficial to improving patients' compliance and satisfaction, controlling blood pressure and slowing down the progress of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The findings in this study pointed out a new model for CKD management.

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Purpose: To examine the effect of integrated follow-up (a nephrologist, nurse and dietician) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Accepted: 
11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 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.

Analysis of Water Used For Haemodialysis In Dialysis Centres, South East Nigeria – How Adequate?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.464
Synopsis: 
Water purity is important for effective haemodialysis. We analysed the water used for haemodialysis in eight centres in South East Nigeria for its adequacy. All these centres failed the standard of the Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

 ABSTRACT

Background: Standard water purity is one of the essential ingredients in achieving the goals of haemodialysis. However, water purity, though cardinal to the outcome of haemodialysis is probably the most neglected aspect of renal replacement therapy with haemodialysis.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 07 Mar, 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.

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

Aetiology of Paediatric End-stage Renal Failure in Jordan: A Multicentre Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.151
Pages: 
263–6
Synopsis: 
This is the first report on the aetiology of end-stage renal failure in Jordan. The most common aetiologies were congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, 56.0%, heredofamilial disorders, 23.2%, and glomerulopathies, 22.9%.
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: The purpose of this study was to find out the aetiology of end-stage renal failure (ESRF) in children in Jordan.
 
Accepted: 
11 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015

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