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Expression of Serum Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Angiopoietin Receptor Tie-2 in Essential Hypertension

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.357
Synopsis: 
In this study, we aimed to investigate the serum levels of VEGF and angiopoetin receptor Tie-2 in patient with essential hypertension. A total of 90 individuals were included. The data indicate that serum levels of VEGF and Tie-2 receptor may be related to the primer hypertension.

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Objective: Hypertension is a common but incompletely understood disease. Emerging evidence supports a novel view of hypertension as a disease of inadequate or aberrant responses to angiogenic factors. In the present study we aimed to investigate the serum levels

of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an angiogenic factorand soluble angiopoetin receptor Tie-2 (sTie-2) in patient with essential hypertension.

Accepted: 
29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Dec, 2015

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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.

The Combined Effect of Hyperuricemia and Overweight/Obesity on Risk of Hypertension in Adults

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.289
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The study about the effect of hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity on risk of hypertension shows that the hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity are independent risk factors for hypertension, they increase risk to a much greater extent when present together.

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Background: While hyperuricemia and overweight/obesity can act alone to increase the prevalence of hypertension, few studies have examined their combined effect. Materials and

Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 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.

Combinaton Therapy in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Single Centre Long-term Experience

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.148
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46–51
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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease of the pulmonary vascular bed, and right heart failure is the leading cause of death. Treatment with vasoactive agents is crucial for these patient groups. We aimed to evaluate our treatment approach in patients with PAH patients as a tertiary centre.

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Accepted: 
26 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

Hypertension and Diabetes Prevalence in Older Persons in Jamaica, 2012

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.065
Pages: 
416–23
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including diabetes and hypertension in the older Jamaican population has significantly increased over the last 20 years. Immediate, short-term activities that target the individual are necessary if NCDs are to be prevented and/or be properly controlled.

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Accepted: 
27 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2014

A Case for a Holistic Approach to the Improvement of Compliance among Hypertensive Patients: A Hospital Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.156
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271–3
Synopsis: 
A recent survey of hypertensive patients at the Emergency Department of the University of the West Indies revealed that more than a third were non-compliant with their prescribed medications and more than half had poorly controlled blood pressure. Providing access to drug is inadequate and a more holistic approach is required to reduce blood pressure on the population level.
 

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Accepted: 
16 May, 2014
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014

Differences and Similarities in Explanatory Models of Hypertension in the United States of America, Tanzania and Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.302
Pages: 
238–46
Synopsis: 
Health beliefs drive health behaviour, yet the health beliefs of racially similar but culturally divergent groups in regards to hypertension have yet to be explored. We examine the differences and similarities amongst racially “black” emergency department patients in the United States of America, Jamaica and Tanzania.

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Background: Misperceptions detract from effective disease management in a number of conditions but the nature of underlying illness beliefs and their relative consistency in patients with chronic hypertension (cHTN) who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with poor blood pressure control is not known.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Primary Care in the Emergency Department – An Untapped Resource for Public Health Research and Innovation

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.332
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234–7
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Emergency departments are increasingly tasked with the management of patients who have chronic medical conditions. While this does present challenges to care coordination, it also provides an opportunity to define best practices and improve processes at the system level
 
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Accepted: 
13 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Herbs that Ensure Good Health and Longevity

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.153
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90–1
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This paper gives a helpful insight into herbal medicine and its importance in disease management. Modern (allopathic) medicine can no longer doubt the vast benefits of most tested herbs per their growing relevance to both medicine and surgery.
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Accepted: 
16 May, 2013
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

An Update on the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Jamaica Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

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422–8
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This paper provides an update on the burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Jamaica using data from the most recent national health survey. The burden of cardiovascular disease remains high with prevalence of hypertension, 25%; diabetes, 8%; hypercholesterolaemia, 12%; obesity, 25% and overweight, 27%.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Short Term Effects of Cocoa Consumption on Blood Pressure

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.273
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312–7
Synopsis: 
Previous studies showed that prolonged consumption of cocoa led to a decrease in blood pressure; however, whether cocoa consumption exerted an immediate effect on high blood pressure was unknown. This study showed that within an hour of consumption, a single intervention of cocoa induced decreases in both the diastolic and systolic blood pressures that were significant.

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Accepted: 
30 Oct, 2013
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e-Published: 02 Dec, 2013

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