Anthony M Mullings

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The evaluation of the contribution of neurological dengue in suspected central nervous system (CNS) viral infections is essential to better understand the impact of neurological dengue on morbidity and mortality in dengue endemic regions such as Jamaica. For this study 401 cases of suspected viral CNS infections were investigated for evidence of dengue(More)
BACKGROUND The haematological profile of the pregnant woman has an impact on the outcome of the pregnancy. Published guidelines indicate acceptable levels for haematological indices in pregnancy but they are population specific. Indicators of haemoglobin concentration are the most commonly utilized of the indices. These published international norms are(More)
Competence encompasses knowledge, skills, abilities, and traits. It is gained in the healthcare professions through pre-service education, in-service training, and work experience. Competence is a major determinant of provider performance as represented by conformance with various clinical, non-clinical, and interpersonal standards. Measuring competence is(More)
Granulosa-theca cell tumours are ovarian neoplasms of low malignancy with hormone secreting potential, accounting for 2-3% of all ovarian cancers. They have an uncertain clinical course and a potential for late recurrence after surgical removal. Clinical features of a patient presenting with pulmonary metastases 21 years after removal of the primary tumour(More)
Validation of surveillance data is necessary to ensure its scientific credibility, to identify methodological problems within the surveillance programme, to help increase compliance and participation in the surveillance programme, and to identify data quality issues at local level. Surgical site infection surveillance (SSIS) in Scotland has been implemented(More)
Hyperviscosity of the maternal blood has been reported to be associated with an increased incidence of adverse perinatal outcome in preeclampsia. We related the changes in maternal blood viscosity to perinatal outcome in 47 preeclamptic, nulliparous, black Jamaican women. A group of 49 non-preeclamptic, nulliparous, gestation-matched women acted as(More)
Data in the Caribbean documenting the speciation of yeast associated with vulvovaginitis are lacking. The widespread use of antibiotics and increased availability of antimycotic agents, both prescribed and over-the-counter, predisposes both to a change in the epidemiologic patterns and the possible development of secondary resistance among previously(More)
A case of intravenous leiomyomatosis with massive ascites is reported. This is the first such recorded case. The patient was treated with a subtotal abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Pathological examination established a vessel wall origin. There is no evidence of recurrence up to 20 months after initial treatment.