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An Audit of Cardiac Mortality Due to Acute Myocardial Infarction at a Tertiary Institution in the Southwestern Region of Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.113
Pages: 
60–5
Synopsis: 
Acute myocardial infarction mortality affects mainly Indo-Trinidadians versus Afro-Trinidadians (ratio of 5:1), with a general population variation of 2.2:1 (East Indian:African). Males (56.3%) were predominantly affected. Diabetes, hypertension and a combination of diabetes and hypertension accounted for most deaths.

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study aims to identify the profile of patients who died from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during hospital admission in southwest Trinidad. 

Accepted: 
June 19, 2014
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Is There an Association between Vitamin D Level and Microvascular Complications of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2015.265
Pages: 
138–41
Synopsis: 
Although vitamin D deficiency is more common in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus than healthy subjects, no relationship between vitamin D deficiency and microvascular complications of diabetes was found in this study.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with impaired glucose tolerance and the development of Type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus.The aim of this study was to compare the 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-vitamin D) levels between Type 2 diabetic patients with and without microvascular complications and healthy subjects to identify any possible associations with vitamin D levels and microvascular complications.

Accepted: 
June 1, 2015
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