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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499375/cardiovascular-risk-status-of-afro-origin-populations-across-the-spectrum-of-economic-development-findings-from-the-modeling-the-epidemiologic-transition-study
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Lara R Dugas, Terrence E Forrester, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Pascal Bovet, Estelle V Lambert, Ramon A Durazo-Arvizu, Guichan Cao, Richard S Cooper, Rasha Khatib, Laura Tonino, Walter Riesen, Wolfgang Korte, Stephanie Kliethermes, Amy Luke
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk factors are increasing in most developing countries. To date, however, very little standardized data has been collected on the primary risk factors across the spectrum of economic development. Data are particularly sparse from Africa. METHODS: In the Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study (METS) we examined population-based samples of men and women, ages 25-45 of African ancestry in metropolitan Chicago, Kingston, Jamaica, rural Ghana, Cape Town, South Africa, and the Seychelles...
May 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499308/outcome-of-neonates-with-meconium-aspiration-syndrome-at-the-university-hospital-of-the-west-indies-jamaica-a-resource-limited-setting
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L Panton, H Trotman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480787/clinical-and-immunological-characteristics-of-150-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-in-jamaica-a-comparative-analysis
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K C Maloney, T S Ferguson, H D Stewart, A A Myers, K De Ceulaer
Background Epidemiological studies in systemic lupus erythematosus have been reported in the literature in many countries and ethnic groups. Although systemic lupus erythematosus in Jamaica has been described in the past, there has not been a detailed evaluation of systemic lupus erythematosus patients in urban Jamaica, a largely Afro-Caribbean population. The goal of this study was to describe the clinical features, particularly disease activity, damage index and immunological features, of 150 systemic lupus erythematosus subjects...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476913/prevalence-and-risk-factors-associated-with-stis-among-women-initiating-contraceptive-implants-in-kingston-jamaica
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Margaret Christine Snead, Jeffrey Wiener, Sinmisola Ewumi, Christi Phillips, Lisa Flowers, Tina Hylton-Kong, Natalie Medley-Singh, Jennifer Legardy-Williams, Elizabeth Costenbader, John Papp, Lee Warner, Carolyn Black, Athena P Kourtis
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on rates of STIs in Jamaica due to syndromic management and limited aetiological surveillance. We examined the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and characteristics associated with STIs among sexually active women who participated in a randomised trial of a progestin implant initiation in Jamaica (the Sino-Implant Study (SIS)). METHODS: SIS was a randomised trial conducted in Kingston, Jamaica, from 2012 to 2014 to evaluate whether initiation of the Sino-Implant (II) led to more unprotected sex among women ages 18-44 years...
May 5, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461241/factors-associated-with-mercury-levels-in-human-placenta-and-the-relationship-to-neonatal-anthropometry-in-jamaica-and-trinidad-tobago
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Phylicia Ricketts, Horace Fletcher, Mitko Voutchkov
The aim of this study was to investigate the mercury levels in human placenta and its relationship to neonatal anthropometry for a group of selected pregnant women in Kingston and Manchester in Jamaica and St. Joseph in Trinidad & Tobago. The participants were interviewed on their fish intake. Neonatal anthropometric data were also recorded. The placental mercury concentrations ranged from 0.64±0.5μg/kg to 1.4±0.6μg/kg. The most significant associated factor for prenatal mercury exposure was maternal fish intake...
April 28, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448328/hospice-or-community-network-choices-in-end-of-life-care-in-jamaica
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Roger Lee Mendoza
AIM: Now considered a subspecialty of medicine and nursing, palliative care is a critical aspect of healthcare at the end of life. National and international healthcare agencies typically attribute its slow or haphazard growth in developing countries to various resource constraints. However, this study provides evidence of the substantial and widening gap between policy advocacy and patient choices in end-of-life care. It does so by establishing the incentives and risks that underlie decision-making by patients and providers against the relative scarcity of palliative care and hospices in these countries...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440549/feel-american-watch-american-eat-american-remote-acculturation-tv-and-nutrition-among-adolescent-mother-dyads-in-jamaica
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Gail M Ferguson, Henna Muzaffar, Maria I Iturbide, Hui Chu, Julie Meeks Gardner
Globalization prompts remote acculturation toward U.S. culture in Jamaica; this study used a bioecological systems approach to examine its proximal impact on nutrition through U.S. cable TV consumption, and maternal influences in the home. Overall, 330 randomly selected adolescent-mother dyads from schools in Kingston, Jamaica (Madolescent_age  = 13.8 years, SDadolescent_age  = 1.8) completed questionnaires reporting American identity and behavioral preferences, daily time spent watching U.S.-produced TV programs, and frequency of eating unhealthy foods...
April 25, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437692/stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-primary-site-and-patterns-of-distant-metastasis
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Jamaica R Robinson, Polly A Newcomb, Sheetal Hardikar, Stacey A Cohen, Amanda I Phipps
BACKGROUND: Although colorectal cancer (CRC) usually metastasizes to the liver and/or lungs, factors influencing the anatomic pattern of metastases remain poorly understood. METHODS: We assessed the relationship between primary CRC site and pattern of synchronous metastasis among 1202 individuals diagnosed with incident metastatic CRC between 2010 and 2014 and identified through the Seattle-Puget Sound Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406598/factors-associated-with-sex-work-involvement-among-transgender-women-in-jamaica-a-cross-sectional-study
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Carmen H Logie, Ying Wang, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Nicolette Jones, Uzma Ahmed, Kandasi Levermore, Ava Neil, Tyrone Ellis, Nicolette Bryan, Annecka Marshall, Peter A Newman
INTRODUCTION: Transgender women are disproportionately impacted by HIV. Transgender women involved in sex work may experience exacerbated violence, social exclusion, and HIV vulnerabilities, in comparison with non-sex work-involved transgender women. Scant research has investigated sex work among transgender women in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, where transgender women report pervasive violence. The study objective was to examine factors associated with sex work involvement among transgender women in Jamaica...
April 6, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406274/barriers-and-facilitators-to-hiv-testing-among-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-and-transgender-women-in-kingston-jamaica-a-qualitative-study
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Carmen H Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Natasha Brien, Nicolette Jones, Nakia Lee-Foon, Kandasi Levermore, Annecka Marshall, Laura Nyblade, Peter A Newman
INTRODUCTION: Young men who have sex with men (MSM) in Jamaica have the highest HIV prevalence in the Caribbean. There is little information about HIV among transgender women in Jamaica, who are also overrepresented in the Caribbean epidemic. HIV-related stigma is a barrier to HIV testing among Jamaica's general population, yet little is known of MSM and transgender women's HIV testing experiences in Jamaica. We explored perceived barriers and facilitators to HIV testing among young MSM and transgender women in Kingston, Jamaica...
March 3, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396475/assessments-of-ebola-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-in-for%C3%A3-cariah-guinea-and-kambia-sierra-leone-july-august-2015
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Mohamed F Jalloh, Rebecca Bunnell, Susan Robinson, Mohammad B Jalloh, Alpha Mamoudou Barry, Jamaica Corker, Paul Sengeh, Amanda VanSteelandt, Wenshu Li, Foday Dafae, Alpha Ahmadou Diallo, Lise D Martel, Sara Hersey, Barbara Marston, Oliver Morgan, John T Redd
The border region of Forécariah (Guinea) and Kambia (Sierra Leone) was of immense interest to the West Africa Ebola response. Cross-sectional household surveys with multi-stage cluster sampling procedure were used to collect random samples from Kambia (n = 635) in July 2015 and Forécariah (n = 502) in August 2015 to assess public knowledge, attitudes and practices related to Ebola. Knowledge of the disease was high in both places, and handwashing with soap and water was the most widespread prevention practice...
May 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384224/socio-environmental-exposures-and-health-outcomes-among-persons-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Monika R Asnani, Jennifer Knight Madden, Marvin Reid, Lisa-Gaye Greene, Parris Lyew-Ayee
There is much variability in the expression of sickle cell disease (SCD) and recent works suggest that environmental and social factors may also influence this variability. This paper aims to use geographic information systems technology to examine the association between socio-environmental exposures and health outcomes in all persons who have attended or currently attend the Sickle Cell Unit in Jamaica. Rural patients presented for clinical care at older ages and had less annual visits to clinic. Persons travelled relatively long distances to seek SCD care and those travelling longer had less health maintenance visits...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381289/causes-consequences-and-policy-responses-to-the-migration-of-health-workers-key-findings-from-india
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Margaret Walton-Roberts, Vivien Runnels, S Irudaya Rajan, Atul Sood, Sreelekha Nair, Philomina Thomas, Corinne Packer, Adrian MacKenzie, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Ronald Labonté, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
BACKGROUND: This study sought to better understand the drivers of skilled health professional migration, its consequences, and the various strategies countries have employed to mitigate its negative impacts. The study was conducted in four countries-Jamaica, India, the Philippines, and South Africa-that have historically been "sources" of health workers migrating to other countries. The aim of this paper is to present the findings from the Indian portion of the study. METHODS: Data were collected using surveys of Indian generalist and specialist physicians, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians, and other allied health therapists...
April 5, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375542/emergence-of-zika-virus-epidemic-and-the-national-response-in-jamaica
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K R Webster-Kerr, Cdc Christie, A Grant, D Chin, H Burrowes, K Clarke, I Wellington, K Shaw, W De La Haye
Background: Jamaica, along with the Americas, experienced major epidemics of arboviral diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito in recent years. These include dengue fever in 2012, Chikungunya fever in 2014 and Zika virus infection (ZIKV) in 2016. We present the emergence of the ZIKV epidemic in Jamaica and outline the national response. Methods: The Ministry of Health's preparedness included: heightened surveillance, clinical management guidance, vector control and management, laboratory capacity strengthening, training and staffing, risk communication and public education, social mobilization, inter-sectoral collaboration, resource mobilization and international cooperation...
September 26, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367671/the-diagnosis-of-autism-and-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-experience-from-jamaica
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Maureen Samms-Vaughan, Mohammad H Rahbar, Aisha S Dickerson, Katherine A Loveland, Manouchehr Hessabi, Deborah A Pearson, Jan Bressler, Sydonnie Shakespeare-Pellington, Megan L Grove, Charlene Coore-Desai, Jody Reece, Eric Boerwinkle
The administration requirements of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, widely used in high-income countries, make them less feasible for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in low- and middle-income countries. The flexible administration requirements of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale have resulted in its use in both high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries. This study examines the agreement between assessments using the Childhood Autism Rating Scale with those using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised in Jamaica...
March 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362094/extraction-processing-and-storage-effects-on-curcuminoids-and-oleoresin-yields-from-curcuma-longa-l-grown-in-jamaica
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Cheryl E Green, Sheridan L Hibbert, Yvonne A Bailey-Shaw, Lawrence A D Williams, Sylvia Mitchell, Eric Garraway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335011/understanding-public-perception-of-the-need-for-major-change-in-latin-american-healthcare-systems
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Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Frederico C Guanais, Svetlana V Doubova, Leonardo Pinzón, Luis Tejerina, Diana Pinto Masis, Marcia Rocha, Donna O Harris, James Macinko
The opinions and experiences of the public regarding health services are valuable insights into identifying opportunities to improve healthcare systems. We analyzed the 2012-2013 Public Opinion Health Policy Survey carried out in Brazil (n = 1486), Colombia (n = 1485), El Salvador (n = 1460), Jamaica (n = 1480), México (n = 1492) and Panama (n = 1475). In these countries between 82 and 96% of participants perceived that their health systems needed fundamental changes. The most frequent barrier to access to healthcare was lack of the primary medical home, difficulties in obtaining medical care during the weekends and financial barriers...
March 17, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334227/a-phylogenetic-biogeographic-and-taxonomic-study-of-all-extant-species-of-anolis-squamata-iguanidae
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Steven Poe, Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca, Omar Torres-Carvajal, Kevin de Queiroz, Julián A Velasco, Brad Truett, Levi N Gray, Mason J Ryan, Gunther Köhler, Fernando Ayala-Varela, Ian Latella
Anolis lizards (anoles) are textbook study organisms in evolution and ecology. Although several topics in evolutionary biology have been elucidated by the study of anoles, progress in some areas has been hampered by limited phylogenetic information on this group. Here we present a phylogenetic analysis of all 379 extant species of Anolis, with new phylogenetic data for 139 species including new DNA data for 101 species. We use the resulting estimates as a basis for defining anole clade names under the principles of phylogenetic nomenclature and to examine the biogeographic history of anoles...
February 27, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291805/socioeconomic-factors-associated-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-jamaica
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Debbie S Thompson, Novie Younger-Coleman, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Lisa-Gaye Greene, Michael S Boyne, Terrence E Forrester
OBJECTIVES: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is an important risk factor for illness and death globally, contributing to more than half of deaths in children worldwide. We hypothesized that SAM is positively correlated to poverty, low educational attainment, major crime and higher mean soil concentrations of lead, cadmium and arsenic. METHODS: We reviewed admission records of infants admitted with a diagnosis of SAM over 14 years (2000-2013) in Jamaica. Poverty index, educational attainment, major crime and environmental heavy metal exposure were represented in a Geographic Information System (GIS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291577/the-implementation-of-medical-ganja-in-jamaica
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Simon Jones, Roy Porter, Chris Bishop
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
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