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Operative Hysteroscopy in a Jamaican Cohort

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641–6
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The main indications for operative hysteroscopy at the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit were submucosal fibroids (50%), intrauterine synechiae (26%), and removal of an intrauterine contraceptive device (11%). The procedure was successful in approximately 98% of cases.
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Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the indications, success, and complications of operative hysteroscopy performed at The University of the West Indies (UWI).
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care: An Integrative Collaborative Primary Care Model – The Jamaican Experience

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483–9
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Despite limited resources, Jamaica has successfully integrated mental health into primary care.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Is Criminal Violence a Non-communicable Disease? Exploring the Epidemiology of Violence in Jamaica

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478–82
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Using a hybridized social-ecology model, this paper argues that criminal violence in Jamaica is a form of social contagion that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary, multi-level policy initiatives.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Prehypertension in Jamaica: A Review of Data from Recent Studies

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429–33
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This paper reviews the epidemiology of prehypertension in Jamaica and lessons learnt from three national surveys and two cohort studies conducted by the Tropical Medicine Research Institute’s Epidemiology Research Unit.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 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

Decriminalization of Marijuana: Is this a realistic public mental health policy for Jamaica?

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367–70

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Marijuana has potential benefits and adverse effects. Despite its popularity in Jamaica, decriminalization may not be possible given the international and regional obligations of Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Health Status and Health-seeking Behaviour of Jamaican Men Fifty-five years and Over

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322–9
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This study describes the health status and healthseeking behaviour of men fifty-five years and older in Jamaica based on a quantitative survey of 2000 men. There are implications for health policy and programming given rapid population ageing in the Caribbean.

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Objective: The Caribbean including Jamaica is undergoing rapid population ageing with implications for health service planning and delivery. Such planning should take into account gender differentials. This study describes and analyses the health status and health-seeking behaviour of men 55 years and over in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Chronic Disease in the Caribbean: Strategies to Respond to the Public Health Challenge in the Region What Can We Learn from Jamaica’s Experience?

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397–411
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This paper reviews the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) in the Caribbean within the framework of the global burden of CNCDs and provides recommendations for strategies to combat the epidemic within the region.
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2014

Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Its Variants: A Case of Acute Motor-sensory Axonal Neuropathy in Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2013.039
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658–66
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25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Sociodemographic Factors Associated with Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Persons from Two Communities in Kingston, Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2012.273
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615–9
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In this study of 200 elderly persons aged 60 years and over, predictors of depression were older age, female gender, low socio-economic status and low level of cognitive function.
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Objective: To explore possible associations of age, gender, socio-economic status, educational level and level of cognitive functioning with depressive symptoms in a community sample of elderly persons.
 
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27 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

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