Belinda F. Morrison

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Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been reported to reduce the bone mineral density (BMD) in men with prostate cancer (CaP). However, Afro-Caribbeans are under-represented in most studies. The aim was to determine the effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) on the bone mineral density (BMD) of men with prostate cancer in Jamaica. The study(More)
OBJECTIVES Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer in Jamaican men with an age-specific incidence of 65.5 per 100 000 and also the commonest cause of male cancer death. This study reports on the oncological outcome and morbidity after radical retropubic prostatectomy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The records of 116 patients with clinically localized prostate(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare pathological and biochemical outcomes of radical prostatectomy (RP) among African-American (AA), Afro-Caribbean (AC; Jamaican) and Caucasian-American (CA) men using an international cohort of patients who underwent RP in the USA and Jamaica. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed of men who underwent RP for(More)
Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer in Jamaica as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. One report suggested that Jamaica has the highest incidence rate of prostate cancer in the world, with an age-standardised rate of 304/100,000 per year. The Caribbean region is reported to have the highest mortality rate of prostate cancer worldwide.(More)
Priapism is an erectile disorder involving uncontrolled, prolonged penile erection without sexual purpose, which can lead to erectile dysfunction. Ischemic priapism, the most common of the variants, occurs with high prevalence in patients with sickle cell disease. Despite the potentially devastating complications of this condition, management of recurrent(More)
Priapism is a true urological emergency that is typified by a persistent and painful erection. High-risk groups include patients with hematological or coagulative disorders; for example, those with sickle cell disease, leukemia or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. The diagnosis for priapism must be made urgently using patient history, physical(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the association of testosterone deficiency and priapism in adult men with sickle cell disease (SCD). A cross-sectional study of 50 adult men with SCD (hemoglobin SS) was performed. All patients had early morning blood taken for total and free testosterone, FSH, LH, prolactin, lipid levels, LDH and hematological(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the proportion of patients choosing surgical versus medical castration to treat prostate cancer, before and after the National Health Fund (NHF) of Jamaica began to subsidize hormone therapy. METHODS A retrospective review was performed at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica. The pathology database at UHWI was(More)
AIMS To characterize the prevalence and impact of nocturnal enuresis and overactive bladder (OAB) symptomatology in the adult sickle-cell disease (SCD) population. METHODS We performed a single-center, cross-sectional study of adult SCD patients from October 2012 to February 2014, using the validated Pfizer OAB short form questionnaire and brief voiding(More)
Delayed puberty secondary to hypogonadism is commonly seen in sickle cell disease (SCD), affecting normal growth and development. The condition is rarely treated in SCD for fear of inducing priapism episodes. We present a case report of an Afro-Jamaican adolescent male at 16 years of age who presented with symptoms of delayed puberty as well as frequent(More)