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Chronic Kidney Disease in the Caribbean Island of Antigua: Causes, Morbidity and Mortality Factors

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.238
Pages: 
173-84
Synopsis: 
Diabetes mellitus and hypertension, were the most common causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among the sampled patients in Antigua while ischaemic heart disease and infections were the major causes of morbidity and mortality among the patients.

ABSTRACT

Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its associated high morbidity and mortality cause a significant economic burden and decreased quality of life in affected patients in Antigua, the rest of the Caribbean and globally. The causes of CKD in Antigua, morbidity and mortality factors affecting the sampled patients were evaluated with a view to formulating interventions to minimize the occurrence and the impact of these factors.

Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 07 Dec, 2017

Ischaemic Heart Disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies: Trends in Hospital Admissions and Inpatient Mortality Rates 2005−2010

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.293
Pages: 
424–30
Synopsis: 
Ischaemic heart disease accounted for 12.1% of medical admissions at the University Hospital of the West Indies for the years 2005–2010. Inpatient mortality rate for acute myocardial infarction was 18.9%.

Objectives: This study aimed to estimate hospital admission rates and inpatient mortality rates for ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and its subtypes at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for the years 2005─2010, and to identify factors associated with inpatient mortality.

Accepted: 
14 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Characteristics, Treatment and Short-term Survival of Patients with Heart Failure in a Cardiology Private Practice in Jamaica

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Pages: 
139–43
Synopsis: 
A retrospective analysis of outpatients with heart failure revealed rates of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and β blocker use similar to those achieved in recent randomized trials. Short-term survival was high.

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Background: Randomized clinical trials have demonstrated improvement in mortality with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), β blockers and aldosterone antagonists. The use of these lifesaving
treatments remain inadequate.

Aim: To determine the clinical features, aetiology, treatment and short-term survival of heart failure in a cardiology private practice in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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