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The Epidemiology of Suicide in Jamaica 2002–2010: Rates and Patterns

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509–15
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For the period 2002–2010, suicide rates in Jamaica have been stable with a mean overall annual incidence of 2.1 per 100 000 population.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Paediatric Ocular Trauma Admissions to the University Hospital of the West Indies 2000–2005

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.181
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598–604
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This study assessed the paediatric ocular trauma admissions to the University Hospital of the West Indies between 2000 and 2005. Of the 145 paediatric admissions, 69.6% were males. The home was the most common place of injury and the stone was the most likely causative agent.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Hospitalization Trends in Adult Ocular Trauma at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.180
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605–9
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Of the 252 adults who were admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies between 2000 and 2005, 78.6% were males. The patient’s age, gender, aetiology, place of trauma, hospitalization period and surgical intervention were assessed to determine the burden of ocular disease on the population.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Epidemiology of Febrile Diseases in the Emergency Department of a Caribbean Island: The Curaçao Experience

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76–80
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This paper describes the aetiology and outcome of febrile patients at the emergency department of a general hospital in Curaçao. A high prevalence of bacterial infections and mortality were observed.


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Objective: The aetiology of febrile diseases in tropical countries often remains poorly characterized. We aim to describe the aetiology and outcome of febrile illnesses at the Emergency Department (ED) in Curaçao.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Sociodemographics and Clinical Presentation of HIV in Jamaica Over 20 years: A Comparative Analysis of Surveillance Data

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409–17
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An analysis of Jamaica’s HIV surveillance data showed improved timely diagnosis of HIV-infection and reduction in HIV morbidity over the last 2 decades.

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Objective: To delineate changes in the epidemiology of HIV including morbidity and mortality patterns based on three key time points in Jamaica’s HIV response.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Prevalence of Dentine Hypersensitivity among Adult Patients Attending a Dental Hospital Clinic in Turkey

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174–9
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The prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity in a postgraduate clinic in Turkey was 7.6%. The commonest teeth affected were the upper premolar and the commonest initiating factor was cold drinks.

 

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Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and to examine some associated factors such as the initiating stimuli among adult patients attending the Restorative Clinic of the Kırıkkale University Dental Faculty, Turkey.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Is Criminal Violence a Non-communicable Disease? Exploring the Epidemiology of Violence in Jamaica

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478–82
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Using a hybridized social-ecology model, this paper argues that criminal violence in Jamaica is a form of social contagion that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary, multi-level policy initiatives.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

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