A medical record audit was conducted within a public regional health centre to quantify availability of diabetes clinical indicators and to provide rates of disease control according to regional guidelines. Reporting patterns are improving but remain a limitation for patient management.
Objectives: To examine availability of International Diabetes Federation (IDF)-recommended diabetes indicators in the medical charts of patients in active care at a public health centre in southwest Trinidad and Tobago, and to determine clinical status of the patient population according to Caribbean Health Research Council/Pan American Health Organization (CHRC/PAHO) guidelines for disease control.
Limited Joint Mobility (LJM) variant of diabetic hand syndrome is assessed in black Africans with Type 2
diabetes mellitus (DM) to characterize and determine its prevalence and severity. Black Africans with Type 2 DM have moderately severe LJM with a prevalence of 26.3%.
The use of energy drinks has significantly increased in the Caribbean and worldwide as aggressive marketing campaigns target adolescents and young adults. More than 30% of adolescents reported using energy drinks and surveys have revealed that energy drinks are consumed by 30% to 50% of adolescents and young adults (1, 2). In a study in college students, 51% of participants reported consuming greater than one energy drink each month (3).
Moderate ethanol administration did not affect fasting
blood glugose and HbA1c, but altered the lipid profile
of streptozotocin-diabetic rats. Moderate ethanol
intake may further increase the risk of complications in
Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of moderate ethanol administration on the biochemical indices in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats.
Gingival epithelial cells by were evaluated by exfoliative cytology in patients with type 2 DM and periodontal disease before and peridontal therapy and noteworthy differences were found in patients with DM type 2 comparing to systemically healthy patients
Objective:Due to difficult identification of pathologic conditions of oral mucosa in diabetic patients, the aim of the study was to evaluate gingival epithelial cells by exfoliative cytology in patients with type 2 DM and periodontal disease before and after periodontal therapy.
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This article highlights the investigation of the antimicrobial
activity of the plant Justicia secunda, and it
seeks to promote the need for further research efforts in
the discovery of novel antimicrobial agents from
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