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Current Practice and Knowledge in Aneuploidy Screening: A Nation-wide Survey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.108
Synopsis: 
Aneuploidy risk is present in all pregnancies, however many women in Jamaica are not screened. This may be due to concerns of the patient or physician. Increase in screening may allow for early management and preparation for abnormalities.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the current approach and knowledge of aneuploidy screening among obstetricians and gynaecologists in Jamaica.

Methods: A questionnaire of primarily multiple-choice questions was sent by mail or hand-delivered to obstetricians and gynecologists across the country. The questions concerned demographics, knowledge of screening and diagnostic tests available and test selection.

Accepted: 
15 Feb, 2019
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2019

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Colorectal Cancer: Guidelines to Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.195
Pages: 
27–38

ABSTRACT

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in Jamaica. Unique features may exist in this predominantly black population that impact management. Additionally, there is rationalization of some resources that may impose restrictions on the widespread applicability of some international guidelines. We have developed here guidelines that are consistent with the best available evidence and which are appropriate to use in our local context.

Accepted: 
09 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Screening for Non-communicable Diseases at a Walk-in Clinic in Trinidad, West Indies: A Time-motion Cross-sectional Study and Net Present Value Analysis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.277
Pages: 
122-30
Synopsis: 
A cross-sectional, six-station screening process for non-communicable diseases was carried out at a walk-in clinic in Trinidad and Tobago: invitation and consent, history, biometrics, blood levels and urinalysis (laboratory), basic examinations and an exit interview. This process was found to be feasible and provided monetary value in three of four scenarios.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The overall aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of recommending a screening process for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors, as a national and regional model.

Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2017

Prostate Cancer Screening in Men of African Descent: 15-year Results of the Tobago Prostate Cancer Survey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727.wimj/2016.312
Pages: 
334-43
Synopsis: 
Mortality data supported the recommendation against routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 60+. However, there was potential for benefit of routine prostate cancer screening among men aged 50-59 favoring continuation of screening pending further research on risks and benefits.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare all-cause-mortality in screening-detected prostate cancer cases versus non-cases after a median 12.2-year follow-up.

Accepted: 
12 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 22 Aug, 2016

Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease in Jamaica: A Review – Past, Present and Future

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.107
Pages: 
147–50
Synopsis: 
Screening newborns for sickle cell disease (SCD) in Jamaica has significantly impacted mortality and morbidity of affected children. Efforts must continue toward the goal of island-wide newborn screening for SCD in order to ensure continued improvements.
 
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Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Apr, 2014

Prostate Cancer in Jamaica and the Wider Caribbean: It is Time to Consider Screening

Issue: 
Pages: 
90–3
Synopsis: 
This paper examines the role of screening and argues for increased screening in the population.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world (1) and the leading cancer affecting men in Jamaica (2). If PCa is identified early in its natural history, it is eminently treatable with great potential for cure. The Caribbean has the highest age standardized PCa-specific mortality rates in the world (1). Why is this so and what can be done to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with PCa in the Caribbean?

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013
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