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Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) Risk Score as a Predictor of In-hospital Mortality for Acute Coronary Syndrome in Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.172
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52–9
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The GRACE risk score, which was developed in a predominantly Caucasian population, was not previously tested in a Caribbean population. This study found it to be a reliable predictor of in-hospital mortality in a multi-ethnic Trinidadian acute coronary syndrome population, making it a useful risk stratification tool.

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Objective: To determine whether risk stratification using the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score is a predictor of in-hospital mortality for ACS patients in a multi-ethnic Caribbean population.

Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

Risk Factors for Low Birth Weight in South West Trinidad: A Case-Control Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.161
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88–94
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A case-controlled study revealed that contributors to low birth weight were maternal age, low booking maternal weight, and a low weight gain. Higher birth weight was predicted by early and adequate number of antenatal visits, male sex and vaginal delivery.

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17 Feb, 2015
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20 May, 2015
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e-Published: 08 May, 2015

Penile Carcinoma in Northern Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.303
Pages: 
571–4
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The incidence of penile carcinoma in Trinidad and Tobago is low and has halved in the past two decades. It stands at 0.6 cases per 100 000 males; the peak age group is 41–50 years and 95% of cases occur between 41 and 80 years. The decreasing incidence may be attributed to better hygiene, a higher rate of circumcision and low human papillomavirus rates in this population.

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Objective: To determine the current incidence as well as general and ethnic trends of penile carcinoma in northern Trinidad and Tobago.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted on all cases of penile carcinoma presenting in north and east Trinidad, as well as Tobago over an eight-year period.

Accepted: 
26 Nov, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Feb, 2015

Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.268
Pages: 
582–7
Synopsis: 
The paediatric cancer survivors in this survey were found to have delays in their development. This group of children should have their development closely monitored. This will ensure that delays in development can be discovered early and appropriate interventions instituted.

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Objective: To investigate the neurodevelopmental outcome of childhood cancer survivors treated at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC).

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 04 Jul, 2014

A Comparative Survey of Pacemaker Implantation in Trinidad and Tobago in 2005 and 2009

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.330
Pages: 
474–8
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This study compares the cardiac pacemaker implantation rates in Trinidad and Tobago in 2005 and 2009 and examines the rate of implantation compared to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Trinidad and Tobago and other countries.
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Objective: The indications for permanent pacemaker implantations in Trinidad have expanded from initially symptomatic bradycardia to now include complex devices. A retrospective review of the available data was conducted to better understand the evolving trends in device implantation in Trinidad and Tobago. 
 
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30 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 15 May, 2014

Incidence of Childhood Cancer in Trinidad and Tobago

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465–8
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The incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago is lower than that reported in developed countries. There are some unique findings with the incidence of nephroblastoma and the relatively high incidence of leukaemia in three counties.

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Background: The Government of Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of developing a comprehensive National Oncology Programme. Regarding Paediatric Oncology, it is necessary to characterize this population to adequately direct its development. This report describes the incidence of childhood cancer in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Co-morbidity of Alcohol Dependence and Select Affective and Anxiety Disorders among Individuals of East Indian and African Ancestry in Trinidad and Tobago

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164–72
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Co-morbidity of major depressive disorder with alcohol dependence is common in the two major ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago. Other anxiety and affective disorders occurred in three per cent or less of patients and controls.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Survival Outcomes in Renal Transplantation in Trinidad and Tobago ― SORTTT Study

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422–8
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The National Organ Transplant Unit in Trinidad and Tobago performed seventy-three kidney transplants between January 2006 and June 2011. The graft survival rate for one year and three years in this fledgling programme was 94.3% and 92.6%, respectively. The main complications seen were infections, cardiovascular-related issues and erythrocytosis.

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Objective: To assess patient and graft survival outcomes of renal transplant recipients from the National Organ Transplant Unit, Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Parent Perceptions of Paediatric Oncology Services at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Trinidad and Tobago

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32–6
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Medical needs of patients were perceived to be well met, but there was need to address psychosocial, physical and educational needs of parents.

 

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Objective: To assess the perceptions of parents of children with cancer and to determine level of satisfaction with the paediatric oncology services at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC).

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Evaluation of the Validity of the Quality of Well-being Scale in Trinidad and Tobago

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135–40
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A generic health-related quality of life measure, the Quality of Well-being Scale (QWB), demonstrated validity in Trinidad and Tobago. Local decision-makers may use the QWB to compare health effects of different conditions, interventions and policies.


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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

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