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Prevalence of Obesity among Adult Surgical Patients in Tobago

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10.7727/wimj.2018.050
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Obesity is associated with several medical conditions and leads to a reduced quality of life and increased risks of morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of obesity among adult surgical patients in Tobago is high with females having a significantly higher percentage than males.
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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of obesity among adult surgical patients in Tobago.
 
Accepted: 
30 May, 2018
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2019

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Distribution and Association of Hypertension, Obesity, Diabetes and Transfusion Transmitted Infections with ABO and Rh Blood Groups in Blood Donors at King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.086
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This study sought out to evaluate the prevalence rates of metabolic syndrome and transfusion transmitted infections among blood donors at King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia and the possible associations with ABO and Rh blood group system. Significant associations were detected between obesity and overweight with ABO blood group, whereas no associations were observed with hypertension or diabetes

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Objective: To evaluate the prevalence rates of metabolic syndromes (MS) and transfusion transmitted infections (TTIs) among blood donors and study their associations with ABO and Rh blood groups.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2019

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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.

Adult obesity: Management practices of General Practitioners/ Family Physicians in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2018.184
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433–38
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This study sought to determine the practices of family physicians/general practitioners in Kingston and St Andrew regarding the management of adult obesity and compare their management to the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guidelines for the Management of overweight and obesity in adults.

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03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

The Effect of Obesity and Body Mass Index on Post-transplant Renal Graft Function

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10.7727/wimj.2017.196
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Obesity and overweight have adverse effects on renal grafts after renal transplantation, this paper investigates the influence of BMI and obesity on post-transplant renal graft function in 500 patients.

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Objective: The aim of this five-year study was to investigate the influence of BMI and obesity on post-transplant renal graft function.

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18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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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.

Serum Magnesium and High Sensitive C - Reactive Protein in Hypertensive Obese Female School Learners

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10.7727/wimj.2015.292
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This study highlights the increased cardiovascular risks in overweight/obese female school learners in an understudied region of South Africa. There were higher proportion of pre-hypertension, hypertension and low-grade inflammation in overweight/obese participants in comparison with their lean participants.

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Objective: To examined the relationship of serum magnesium and high sensitive C-reactive proteins (hsCRP) with overweight/obesity and its association with hypertension in lean versus overweight/obese female adolescent school learners living in Mthatha, South Africa.

Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 05 May, 2016

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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.

Comparative Evaluation of Dyslipaedemia in Obese and Diabetic Patients in Rural and Urban Areas in Lahore, Pakistan

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.327
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The present study indicated that combined obesity and diabetes were the major cause of dyslipaedemia and coronary artery disease (CAD) followed by obesity and diabetes. Moreover, the risk of dyslipaedemia and CAD in the urban population, was not significantly different from the rural population.

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Objective: Obesity and diabetes mellitus are interconnected conditions that share a number of pathophysiological mechanisms such as dyslipidemia leading to cardiovascular complications. The present study was conducted to determine the individual and combined effect of diabetes mellitus and obesity on dyslipidemia and ultimately on silent coronary artery disease (CAD).

Accepted: 
25 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Mar, 2016

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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.

Predictive Utility of Anthropometric Based Cut-offs in Assessing Excess Adiposity among Preschool Children in a Multiethnic Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.485
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We evaluated the diagnostic performance of various recommended anthropometric-based cut-offs in identifying excess adiposity in a multi-ethnic, preschool population. Our results suggest that diagnostic performance was associated with gender and the cut-offs used, but was not associated with ethnicity.

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Objective: Screening for childhood obesity is a necessary step in developing appropriate and effective interventions.  We evaluated the diagnostic performance of various recommended international anthropometric cut-offs based on body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR),  triceps skinfold (TSF) and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in predicting excess adiposity (body fat ≥ 25%) in a random sample of Trinidadian preschoolers.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

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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.

Which Factors are Predictive for the Presence of Insulin Resistance in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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10: 107727/wimj.2015.463
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We investigated obesity and insulin resistance and associated factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Cumulative steroid dose, the presence of obesity and disease activity, were the best predictors for insulin resistance. Disease modifying antirheumatic drugs may help to reduce insulin resistance.

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Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate of obesity and insulin resistance and associated factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Feb, 2016

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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.

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Jamaican Patient Population

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10.7727/wimj.2015.349
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557-60
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Prevalence of NAFLD on abdominal ultrasound was 2.4%. Increased BMI was present in 85.5%. Risk factors identified were age, obesity, diabetes, and dyslipidaemia. Hepatomegaly was present in 10.7% of patients, elevated serum AST in 21.2% of patients tested and elevated ALT in 3.7%.

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Objectives: This study determined the prevalence and clinical features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease over a 6 year period in a patient population.

Methods: Patients diagnosed with fatty liver disease by ultrasound and/or liver biopsy between June 2006 to June 2012 at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica were reviewed.

Accepted: 
21 Aug, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Dec, 2015

Food and Nutrition Research in the Caribbean

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338–50
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Research at the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute over the years has focussed on food insecurity and obesity in the Caribbean. This paper shows that efforts to improve nutritional status must be located in both the immediate and underlying factors if success is to be sustained.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

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