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A Case of Lupus-Associated Pancreatitis in Jamaica

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338–41

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Jamaican Adults and its Relationship to Income and Education Levels

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265–73
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In this cross-sectional study, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Jamaican adults was 21.1% and 18.4% using the International Diabetes Federation and American Heart Association/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute criteria, respectively. Metabolic syndrome prevalence was associated with socio-economic status in men.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Jamaican adults and to evaluate its association with socio-economic status (SES).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

The Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in Jamaica and the Caribbean: A Historical Review

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259–64
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Epidemiological studies over the last 50 years have documented an increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the Caribbean. Diabetes is associated with a high rate of complications, high economic cost and is a leading cause of mortality in the region.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Advancing Forensic Psychiatry in Jamaica

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233–4

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Knowledge and Practice of Occupational Infection Control among Healthcare Workers in Jamaica

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147–52
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Healthcare workers at two hospitals in Jamaica were aware of the risk of transmission of infection, however compliance with universal precautions was inadequate. Guidelines are needed for compliance with universal precautions.

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Objective: To assess the knowledge, compliance and practice among healthcare workers of occupational infection control at two hospitals in Jamaica.

Methods: Employing a cross-sectional study design, medical personnel (physicians and nurses) at two hospitals in Jamaica, were studied, utilizing a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 items to collect the data.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Dengue Infection in Westmoreland, Jamaica

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139–46
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A knowledge, attitude and practice survey of 188 women attending healthcare clinics in Westmoreland, Jamaica, revealed that most participants had good knowledge and attitudes towards dengue fever. However, these were not translated into practices that could prevent the disease.

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Background: Dengue virus infection causes significant morbidity and mortality in most tropical and sub-tropical countries of the world. Dengue fever is endemic in Jamaica and continues to be a public health concern. There is a paucity of information on knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of Jamaicans regarding dengue infection.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Students’ Perception of the ‘Educational Climate’ at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica

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45–9
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The Dundee Education Environment Measure was self-administered in 2004 to undergraduate medical students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona, Jamaica. The students-centredness and friendliness of the educational environment needs to be optimized.

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Background: In 2001, the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Mona Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) introduced a restructured curriculum in keeping with advances in the philosophy of medical education.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Personality Disorders

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Results of an Exercise to Estimate the Costs of Interpersonal Violence in Jamaica

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446–52
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During 2006, direct medical cost of injuries due to interpersonal violence accounted for nearly 12% of Jamaica’s total health expenditure while productivity losses due to interpersonal violencerelated injuries accounted for approximately 160% of Jamaica’s total health expenditure or four per cent of gross domestic product.

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This report describes the application of a draft version of the World Health Organization (WHO)/ United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Manual for estimating the economic costs of injuries due to interpersonal and self-directed violence to measure costs of injuries from interpersonal violence.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Stroke Subtypes on Imaging in a Jamaican Population: A Hospital-based Study

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261–4
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A retrospective review was done of stroke subtypes seen on CT and MRI at the University Hospital of the West Indies during a three-year period. The most common stroketype was ischaemic infarct followed by intracerebral bleed.

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Objective: To examine the pattern of stroke subtypes found on Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

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