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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602328/comparison-of-training-effect-on-tremor-using-2-training-modules
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Abhishek R Payal, Yonwook J Kim, Luis A Gonzalez Gonzalez, Mary K Daly
PURPOSE: To compare training effect of 2 training models-a surgical simulator anti-tremor module and a paper version-on tremor and time-to-task completion. SETTING: Ophthalmology Department, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA. DESIGN: Prospective crossover study. METHODS: Trainees completed simulator and paper training modules (baseline test, 3 training sessions, posttraining test, and final test) with their dominant and nondominant hands...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599755/decreased-prevalence-of-diabetes-mellitus-in-jamaica
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Dalip Ragoobirsingh, Errol Y St A Morrison, Lurline Less
The purpose of this paper is to report the dramatic changes in the point prevalence of diabetes mellitus in the adult population of Jamaica following education intervention. The initial prevalence in the 15-and-over age group was determined by a two-stage stratified random sampling design in 1993. In 1997, the University of the West Indies Diabetes Outreach Project thru its public service arm, the Diabetes Association of Jamaica, developed and implemented a Peer Facilitators Diabetes Education Programme. This effort has realized an increased patient and public education as well as concomitant increased patient compliance and a reduction in related complications...
July 2017: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584661/evaluation-of-sexual-and-fertility-dysfunction-in-spinal-cord-injured-men-in-jamaica
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Belinda F Morrison, Ian White-Gittens, Simon Smith, Shari St John, Romar Bent, Rory Dixon
INTRODUCTION: Sexual dysfunction and infertility are common in males with traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs). The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and infertility in males with traumatic SCI managed in Jamaica, as well as the therapeutic options offered. CASE PRESENTATION: A cross-sectional study including males with traumatic SCI managed at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre, Kingston, Jamaica was carried out between 1 January and 31 December 2015...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573834/use-of-jamaican-sign-language-in-the-provision-of-dental-health-care
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K Cumberbatch, T Jones
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Jamaica 2012-2016 identifies as an outcome increased access to improved quality health and education services for socially excluded and at risk populations. The Deaf Jamaican population can be categorised as a socially excluded population. The communication barrier resulting from their deafness often leads to difficulties in accessing healthcare. The Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, implemented a programme aimed at overcoming this communication barrier and improving direct communication between Deaf patients and health professionals treating them...
June 2017: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567278/psychosocial-stimulation-interventions-for-children-with-severe-acute-malnutrition-a-systematic-review
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Allison I Daniel, Robert H Bandsma, Lyubov Lytvyn, Wieger P Voskuijl, Isabel Potani, Meta van den Heuvel
BACKGROUND: The WHO Guidelines for the inpatient treatment of severely malnourished children include a recommendation to provide sensory stimulation or play therapy for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM). This systematic review was performed to synthesize evidence around this recommendation. Specifically, the objective was to answer the question: "In children with severe acute malnutrition, does psychosocial stimulation improve child developmental, nutritional, or other outcomes?" METHODS: A review protocol was registered on the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (PROSPERO 2016: CRD42016036403)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556792/two-new-oxodolastane-diterpenes-from-the-jamaican-macroalga-canistrocarpus-cervicornis
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Sanjay Campbell, JeAnn Murray, Rupika Delgoda, Winklet Gallimore
The chemical investigation of the organic extract of Canistrocarpus cervicornis, collected at Drunken Man's Cay at Port Royal, Jamaica, has led to the isolation of two new dolastane diterpenes 4R-acetoxy-8S,9S-epoxy-14S-hydroxy-7-oxodolastane (1) and 4R-hydroxy-8S,9S-epoxy-14S-hydroxy-7-oxodolastane (2) and the previously isolated dolastane (4R,9S,14S)-4,9,14-trihydroxydolast-1(15),7-diene (3) as a major diterpene constituent. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses...
May 30, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555188/educational-health-disparities-in-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-findings-from-jamaica-health-and-lifestyle-survey-2007-2008
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Trevor S Ferguson, Novie O M Younger-Coleman, Marshall K Tulloch-Reid, Ian R Hambleton, Damian K Francis, Nadia R Bennett, Shelly R McFarlane, Aurelian Bidulescu, Marlene Y MacLeish, Anselm J M Hennis, Rainford J Wilks, E Nigel Harris, Louis W Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: Socioeconomic disparities in health have emerged as an important area in public health, but studies from Afro-Caribbean populations are uncommon. In this study, we report on educational health disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, and obesity), among Jamaican adults. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007-2008. Trained research staff administered questionnaires and obtained measurements of blood pressure, anthropometrics, glucose and cholesterol...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540888/assessment-of-renal-function-in-indian-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Bhaskar V K S Lakkakula, Henu Kumar Verma, Mona Choubey, Suneeta Patra, Prafukka Kumar Khodiar, Pradeep Kumar Patra
Sickle cell disease (SCD) and its variants are genetic disorders resulting from the presence of a mutated form of hemoglobin. Renal disease is one of the most frequent complications, and kidney damage starts very early and progresses throughout life causing severe complications. The present study is aimed to analyze creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) in 616 SCD patients (507 HbSS and 109 HbSB+), receiving medical care at outpatient wing of Sickle Cell Institute, Chhattisgarh. Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimated using the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), Cockcroft-Gault, chronic kidney disease epidemiology collaboration (CKD-EPI) (<17 years analyzed with Schwartz), and SCD specific Jamaica Sickle Cell Cohort Study (JSCCS)-GFR equations were compared...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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
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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 25, 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...
June 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
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