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Should a Study of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance Be of Clinical Interest to Predict Myeloma Overcome?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2015.423
Pages: 
15–8
Synopsis: 
Progression of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) to myeloma or malignant lymphoproliferation is 1% per year. In view of its frequency and prevalence in men of African descent, it will be of public health interest to determine risk factors for MGUS in the Caribbean

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Accepted: 
September 11, 2015
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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.

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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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Gender Differences in Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Alcohol Use and Misuse in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimjopen.2014.264
Pages: 
19–22
Synopsis: 
Gender differences in risk and protective factors exist among Jamaican adolescents. Further research needs to be done to determine the extent of these differences, which need to be considered in the development of more effective prevention and intervention programmes.
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Objective: The present study sought to determine if there were gender differences in the impact of five psychosocial risk and protective factors for adolescent alcohol use. The five factors considered by the study were family relationships, self-esteem, peer pressure, religious involvement and school performance.
Accepted: 
October 27, 2014
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