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Blood Drive Day-related Factors Affecting University Student Blood Donation in Grenada, West Indies: A Case-control Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.222
Pages: 
218-25
Synopsis: 
Electronic and personal advertising, no academic deadlines within a week of the blood drive and large blocks of free time for donating were positively associated with university student blood donation. University student blood donation rates may be increased by scheduling on-campus blood drives around the timetables of specific student groups using personal and/or electronic advertising.

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Objective: To determine what factors acting in close temporal proximity to the day of a university campus blood drive are associated with university student blood donation.

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

Characterization of Neuropathic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.164
Pages: 
503–9
Synopsis: 
This study sought to identify the amount of nociceptive, affective and neuropathic pain components in sickle cell disease (SCD) in Grenada, West Indies. Characterization of pain in SCD will contribute to increased awareness and promote the development of adequate and effective pain management guidelines.

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Accepted: 
09 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 05 Oct, 2017

Epidemiology of the Sickle Cell Disease in Grenada: A Comparison with Haiti, Jamaica and United States of America

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.129
Pages: 
491–6
Synopsis: 
This study estimates the average prevalence, case-fatality rate and cause-specific mortality rate of SCD in Grenada, West Indies, and compares the epidemiology to that in the United States of America and elsewhere in the Caribbean.

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Objective: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a multifaceted, chronic disease severely affecting the quality of life of patients and their families. In addition, it is becoming a costly public health concern. In comparing the epidemiology, management and outcome of SCD in the United States of America and the Caribbean, this article aimed to promote awareness of SCD and the need for adequate treatment.

Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2017
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e-Published: 11 Jul, 2017

Prevalence of Congenital Malformations in Grenada

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.331
Pages: 
123–7
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of birth defects in Grenada is low in comparison to Jamaica, as well as other developing and developed countries. Cardiovascular malformations were the most prevalent in this five-year study period.

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Objectives: To determine the prevalence of congenital malformations in Grenada for the period January 2000–December 2004.

Revised: 
23 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
24 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

HIV/AIDS: Perceptions of the Grenadian Faith-based Community

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356–61
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This exploratory study of the perceptions of the Grenadian Faith-based Community about HIV/AIDS and persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV/AIDS) brought to the fore the multiple socio-economic and cultural dimensions that underlie HIV/AIDS and that must be considered in prevention efforts as well as in the development of appropriate strategies to support PLHIV/AIDS.

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Objective: This exploratory study conducted in 2008 aimed at gathering the views and opinions of leaders of the faith-based community (FBC) in Grenada about the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region including their beliefs and attitudes towards persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV/AIDS).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Illegal Drugs in Grenada: Arrests and Drug Treatment from 2001–2009

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.061
Pages: 
604–9
Synopsis: 
Drug use and its ills vastly affect Caribbean nations including Grenada. Trends and drug treatment options particularly in the years 2001 to 2009 are addressed in this article.
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Objective: Illegal drug use and abuse has increased in the Caribbean since the 1990s. In Grenada, statistical indicators such as admission rates to treatment facilities and drug arrests have provided evidence for the increased rates of illegal drug use and abuse.  This study reviewed these statistical indicators and explored drug treatment options in Grenada from 2001 to 2009. 
 
Accepted: 
12 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Antimicrobial Drug Resistance in Escherichia coli Isolated from Commercial Chicken Eggs in Grenada, West Indies

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Pages: 
53–6
Synopsis: 
The antimicrobial resistance profile of Escherichia coli isolated from 450 commercial chicken eggs in Grenada was studied. The data indicate that chicken eggs used in Grenada can harbour drug resistant E coli.

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Objective: To determine the antimicrobial resistance profile of Escherichia coli (E coli) isolated from the shell membrane and yolk of commercial chicken eggs in Grenada.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Seroprevalence of Leptospira in Rattus Norvegicus in Grenada, West Indies

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Pages: 
114–7
Synopsis: 
Analysis of seroprevelance and serovars responsible for of Leptospira exposure in Rattus norvegicus in Grenada and a comparison of prevalence rates for Rattus species from other Caribbean islands.

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Objective: To determine the seroprevalence of Leptospira and the serovars responsible for Leptospira exposure in rats in Grenada in order to assess rats as a reservoir host for human infection.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013

Beta-haemolytic streptococci in School Children 5–15 years of Age with an Emphasis on Rheumatic Fever, in the Tri-island state of Grenada

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22–7
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The use of laboratory techniques as part of a rheumatic fever eradication project to assess the prevalence of beta haemolytic streptococci in the pharyngeal region and the presence of antibodies to beta haemolytic streptococci in serum of school children 5 – 15 years of age in the triisland state of Grenada.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

Collaboration and Research as Key Elements for Strengthening Blood Donation in Developing Nations: The Case of Grenada, West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.011
Pages: 
48–55
Synopsis: 
This study used collaboration and research as the means to explore ways to increase the number of voluntary blood donors among college students and as the vehicle to educate students, raise their awareness, and address blood shortages in developing countries.

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Objective: The purpose of the study was to identify ways to strengthen the collaboration between the Grenadian Blood Bank, the St George’s University (SGU) chapter of the American Medical Students Association, and St George’s University Health Clinic in order to improve the promotion of blood drives and
increase the number of volunteer donors.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

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