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The Diagnostic Challenges of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Preterm Neonates at a Tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Trinidad and Tobago

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.060
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Accepted: 
08 May, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019

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Prevalence of Sickle Cell Disease among Newborns in St Vincent and the Grenadines: A Retrospective Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.593
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486–90
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This is a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of sickle cell disease among lives births in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The results of this study indicate a birth prevalence that is similar to the published data from the other Caribbean Islands.

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Objective: In the United States of America (USA), sickle cell disease (SCD) occurs in 1:375 African-American births. However, published data from the Caribbean have revealed higher numbers for some Caribbean islands. St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is a multi-island nation in the Caribbean, and there are currently no data on the incidence or prevalence of the disease in this population. The objective of this study was to obtain birth prevalence estimates for SCD in SVG.

Accepted: 
07 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2016

Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease: Jamaican Experience

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.492
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18–26
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The history and evolution of laboratory technology for newborn screening for sickle cell disease is reviewed with particular reference to Jamaica. The procedures and results of screening 54 566 newborns from southern and western Jamaica are presented.

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Objectives:  To review the history of newborn screening for sickle cell disease with especial reference to Jamaica.

Methods: A summary of the history, the development of associated laboratory technology and the implementation of newborn screening for sickle cell disease in Jamaica.

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22 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 22 Sep, 2015
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