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A Fifty-year Review of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Jamaica: 1958–2007

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.168
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692–7
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A high proportion of soft tissue sarcomas in Jamaica are unclassified and the anatomical distribution of common classified sarcomas shows some differences with the literature. Limited access to immunohistochemistry/ molecular diagnostics and increasing core biopsy diagnosis may contribute to these phenomena.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Validation of the Jamaican Maternal Sexual Role Modelling Questionnaire

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Prevalence of High Risk Sexual Behaviour in Jamaican Adults and Its Relationship to Socio-demographic and Religious Factors: Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

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Impaired Fertility in Jamaica Evidence from Fertility Surveys

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.125

Objective: It has been a long held belief that increased contraceptive use is primarily responsible for lowered fertility in Jamaican since the 1970s. However, historically, subfecundity has played a major role in suppressing fertility rates. In order to reveal the prevalence and trend in fertility impairment, a study was conducted using data from the 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2002 reproductive health surveys.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

Pre-published Manuscript

This manuscript has been assigned to a volume and issue but has not yet been published. It is either being edited, typeset or is in the proof stage of publication.
In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

A Fifty-year Review of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Jamaica: 1958–2007

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Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.168

Objective: To determine the distribution of histologic subtypes of soft tissue sarcomas (STS) in Kingston and St. Andrew, Jamaica, according to age and topography.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

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

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

Evaluating a Theory-based Health Education Intervention to Improve Awareness of Prostate Cancer among Men in Western Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2011.122
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580–6
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Use of a theory-based health educational intervention positively influenced knowledge of prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, and types of screenings. This theory-based patient education programme can be replicated to promote awareness of prostate cancer and inform screening methods including potential risk associated with screening behaviours.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Anticardiolipin Antibodies and Lupus Anticoagulants among Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.224
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789–94
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Approximately 8% of the infertile women seeking in vitro fertilization in Jamaica were anticardiolipin antibody and/or lupus anticoagulant positive. The presence of these antibodies did not affect the fertilization rate, pregnancy rate, nor did it demonstrate an increased risk for cycle cancellation or the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

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Objective:  The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of anticardiolipin antibody (aCL) and lupus anticoagulant (LA) on the outcome of the in vitro ferlitization (IVF) cycles and to determine the prevalence of these antibodies in infertile women seeking IVF in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

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