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Current Practice and Knowledge in Aneuploidy Screening: A Nation-wide Survey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.108
Synopsis: 
Aneuploidy risk is present in all pregnancies, however many women in Jamaica are not screened. This may be due to concerns of the patient or physician. Increase in screening may allow for early management and preparation for abnormalities.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the current approach and knowledge of aneuploidy screening among obstetricians and gynaecologists in Jamaica.

Methods: A questionnaire of primarily multiple-choice questions was sent by mail or hand-delivered to obstetricians and gynecologists across the country. The questions concerned demographics, knowledge of screening and diagnostic tests available and test selection.

Accepted: 
15 Feb, 2019
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2019

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Is Serum Antioxidant Status Impaired in Pregnant Women at High Risk for Carrying a Down Syndrome–Affected Fetus?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.178
Synopsis: 
The oxidant/antioxidant status in pregnant women above the threshold for Down syndrome risk, according to the prenatal test, was investigated. Non-enzymatic, antioxidant capacity in pregnant women at high risk of bearing a Down syndrome-affected fetus was found to decrease.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The present study aims to establish the oxidant/antioxidant status in serum samples from pregnant women above the threshold for Down syndrome risk according to the quadruple test.

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 23 Oct, 2015

Disclaimer

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.

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