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Audit of Sudden Deaths in the Accident and Emergency Department of a Tertiary Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago

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61–7
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Sudden deaths in an accident and emergency department in Trinidad and Tobago were examined. The majority of deaths were cardiovascular, followed by trauma.

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Objective: To determine the proportion of deaths due to confirmed myocardial infarction (CMI) and the aetiology of sudden death at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (A&E) department for January to June 2008.

Methods: This retrospective study utilized the death register to determine the number of A&E deaths for the study period. Patients dying from MI were investigated using records to obtain ECG and postmortem reports.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in an Eastern Caribbean Island: Prevalence of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases and Associated Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in the British Virgin Islands

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429–36
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Environmental and behavioural changes such as lifestyle related habits represent modifiable risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. National strategies should be implemented to control cardiovascular diseases, educate the population and promote healthy lifestyle habits in the British Virgin Islands.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Drug Prescribing for Hypertension at Primary Healthcare Facilities in Trinidad

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43–8
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A cross-sectional survey at primary healthcare centres in Trinidad among hypertensive patients showed an attempt to follow prescribing guidelines. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were most commonly prescribed, but thiazide diuretics were underutilized.


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Objective: To describe the drug prescribing pattern for hypertension at primary healthcare facilities throughout Trinidad.

Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted at 22 primary healthcare facilities across Trinidad using a de novo, pilot-tested questionnaire during June to August 2006.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

A Comparative Study of the Quality and Availability of Health Information used to Facilitate Cost Burden Analysis of Diabetes and Hypertensionin the Caribbean

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383–92
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This report critiques the quality and availability of health information used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes and hypertension in the Caribbean

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Objective: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are leading threats to health and well-being in the Caribbean. A study was undertaken in the latter part of 2005 to compute the economic burden of diabetes mellitus and hypertension within the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). This report critiques the quality and availability of health information which can be used to facilitate cost burden analysis of diabetes mellitus and hypertension.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2012.063
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907–11
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Screening for elevated blood pressure in the elderly is recommended, since the prevalence of hypertension increases with age, and can reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality. A careful and individualized approach is needed when treating hypertension in the elderly, taking into account the presence of co-morbid diseases, drug interaction, side effects, lifestyle and functional state.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Evaluation of a Hypertension Screening Programme in Independence, Belize

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130–34
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A hypertension-screening programme in Independence, Belize, successfully directed 85.7% of hypertensive patients to appropriate medical care. Women, elderly patients and patients with a previous history of hypertension were more likely than their counterparts to seek follow-up medical care.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

A Clinical Audit of the Quality of Care of Hypertension in General Practice

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176–80
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There are gaps between current practice and standards that exist internationally and locally for management of hypertension in primary care in Jamaica. Clinical audit is a powerful instrument to assess current practices and deficiencies. Feedback to principal managers of the practice and appropriate training to rectify deficiencies can improve outcomes.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

The Control of Hypertension by use of Coconut Water and Mauby: Two Tropical Food Drinks

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3–8
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A study was carried out to determine if coconut water and/or mauby possess haemodynamic properties. It was found that regular consumption of these two drinks led to significantly decreased blood pressure in 40 – 70% of the subjects studied. Some very large decreases were seen when the two drinks were mixed before consumption.


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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

Evaluation and Management of Hypertension in the Elderly

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10.7727/wimj.2012.063

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e-Published: 21 Feb, 2013

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Health Behaviour and Quality of Life of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Attending Selected Hospitals in South Western Nigeria

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10.7727/wimj.2011.057
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619–26
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Patients with Type 2 diabetes were generally found to be overweight, obese, sedentary and were frequently found to be hypertensive.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

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