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Estimated Effects of Climate Variables on Transmission of Malaria, Dengue and Leptospirosis within Georgetown, Guyana

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10.7727/wimj.2017.118
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The study suggest a connection between climate variable and vector borne disease. The study showed a positive correlation between climate variables and vector borne diseases like malaria, leptospirosis and dengue.

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Objective: To analyze meteorological data (temperature, rainfall and relative humidity) and vector borne diseases (malaria, dengue and leptospirosis) to determine trends that may exist between and among variables within the Georgetown area.

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07 Jul, 2017
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e-Published: 07 Jul, 2017

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The Relationship between Body Composition and Renal Resistive Index in New-diagnosed Hypertensive Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2015.054
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256–61
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The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between body composition and arterial stiffness documented by Doppler-derived renal resistive index (RRI). Independent factors affecting RRI were age, gender, BFP and CRP levels (all p-values were <0.05). Altered renal hemodynamic profile is involved in the long-term renal risk associated with body fat distribution.

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Objective: Obesity is a major modifiable risk factor for atherosclerosis. Thus, early risk markers are needed to identify obese subjects. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between body composition and arterial stiffness documented by Doppler-derived renal resistive index (RRI).

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23 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2016

Simvastatin Enhances Clinical Response of Patients to Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine in Falciparum Malaria

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10.7727/wimj.2015.061
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This study was conducted to evaluate falciparum malaria patients' clinical response of simvastatin in combination with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine. It was concluded that simvastatin is a potential candidate for combinational anti-malarial chemotherapy.

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Background: Doubts have been raised concerning the therapeutic efficacy of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine due to poor clinical response necessitating the need for continuous monitoring and further advocating for the replacement of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine with suitable alternatives. Statins are known to down regulate biosynthesis of dolichol and isoprenoid pyrophosphate, inhibiting in vitro growth of Plasmodium falciparum..

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23 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2016

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Liver Function Status of Malaria Patients in Benin-City, Nigeria

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10.7727/wimj.2014.127
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492-95
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We conclude from our findings that hepatocyte function is increasingly compromised as malaria severity increases.

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18 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 14 Jan, 2016

Healthcare Utilization for Acute Febrile Illness, Knowledge of Malaria and Trust in Informational Resources among Clinic Attendees in Port-au-Prince and Artibonite Département: A Cross-sectional Survey

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10.7727/wimj.2015.231
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A clinic-based cross-sectional survey was conducted during 2012–13 in Port-au-Prince and Artibonite Département, Haiti to assess the utilization of health facilities and treatment options for acute febrile illness (AFI), knowledge of malaria, and types and trust in malaria information sources.

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Objective: The overall aim of the project was to understand healthcare utilization patterns and access to and trust in resources regarding malaria and other febrile illness in two regions (Port-au-Prince and Artibonite Département) differentially affected by the 2010 earthquake.

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18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Nov, 2015

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Simvastatin Modulates Parasitological Response to Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in Acute, Uncomplicated Malaria

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10.7727/wimj.2015.416
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The present study, which was aimed at evaluating the effects of simvastatin in modulating parasitological response to sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine, revealed that the significant improvement in parasitological response may be attributed to simvastatin use.

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Background: Mutations in parasite enzymes and sub-optimal dosing associated with poor quality drug administration are considered major causes of parasitological resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in the treatment of malaria.

Objectives: This study evaluated the effects of simvastatin in modulating parasitological response to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in the treatment of malaria.

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11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Nov, 2015

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Malaria: Morbidity, Mortality and its Associated Complications

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1–2

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Altered Vascular Reactivity Induced By Malaria Parasites

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13–8
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The direct interaction between the parasitized erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells altered contractile responses in aortic rings of rats.

Objective: In this study, we have examined the possibility that there is altered vascular reactivity due to the direct interaction between parasitized erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Specificity of Vascular Reactivity and Altered Response in Experimental Malaria

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330–5
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The direct interaction between the parasitized erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells altered contractile responses in vascular rings. The regulation of vascular tone by various vasoactive agents following exposure to malaria parasites might be altered in a vessel-specific manner.

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Objective: Adherence of erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium falciparum (P falciparum) to microvascular endothelial cells (sequestration) is considered to play an important role in parasite virulence and pathogenesis. In this study, we have examined the possibility that there is altered vascular reactivity due to the direct interaction between the parasitized erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells and that it could be tissue specific.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014

Malaria and its Vectors in the Caribbean: The Continuing Challenge of the Disease Forty-Five Years after Eradication from the Islands

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Objectives: Given the occurrence of autochthonous malaria in non-endemic island countries in the last 10 years, this study evaluates the risk factors for malaria transmission in the malaria “endemic and “non-endemic” countries of the Caribbean region.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

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