Quality of life measures tend to be greatly affected by cross-cultural differences between populations.
The study has shown that component structure of a commonly utilized generic scale to measure quality
of life is quite distinct in the Jamaican population with Sickle Cell Disease.
TC Martin, J Adamson, T Dickson, E DiGiantomasso, C Nesbitt
Universal screening of all pregnant women for Group B streptococcal infection has been recommended
in the United States of America because of high neonatal infection rates (1.7 to 4 per 1000) and
vaginal carriage rates (15 to 40%). Such screening may not be necessary in Antigua and Barbuda with
a neonatal infection rate of 0.4/1000 and vaginal carriage rate of 2–9%.
SE Dundas, C Abel, ND Duncan C Pinnock- Ramsaran, DM Sawh
Gun violence has led to increasing numbers of pre-adolescent children being treated for gunshot injuries. We explore the circumstances and patterns of these injuries, making recommendations for paediatric firearm injury prevention and management.
A technique is described whereby mesh is tucked into the retromyofascial plane for repair of ventral hernias, without the extensive and tedious dissection required for traditional retromuscular and pre-peritoneal mesh placement.
Two separate trials of sclerotherapy of scrotal cysts were performed, using 5% phenol-in-water and tetracycline solution respectively. The effectiveness, efficacy and complications of the treatments are analyzed and compared.