Surujpal Teelucksingh

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This study investigated the prevalence of insulin promoter factor-1(IPF-1) mutations in familial early-onset diabetes mellitus in Trinidad. We screened 264 unrelated subjects with type 2 diabetes diagnosed before 40 yr of age and a family history of diabetes for mutations in the minimal promoter and coding region of the IPF-1 gene (IPF1). This study(More)
Dengue fever is endemic to Trinidad and Tobago. A retrospective analysis of all adult admissions at a tertiary hospital in Trinidad treated for dengue during January 1-December 31, 2008 was performed. A total of 186 patients were treated during this period: 98.9% (184) of the patients were thrombocytopenic; 45.2% were severely thrombocytopenic; 13 patients(More)
Intralesional corticosteroids have been used in the treatment of hypertrophic keloid scars for over 40 years. The few complications documented have mostly been local skin changes, viz depigmentation and cutaneous atrophy. Cushing's syndrome following intralesional injection is rare and usually self-limiting following cessation of therapy. This report(More)
Rectus muscle haematoma is a well documented clinical entity, but its diagnosis remains elusive. A haematoma within the rectus sheath produces a painful, tender swelling that can mimic an intraperitoneal mass with features of an acute abdomen. Two patients with rectus haematomas presenting after bouts of prolonged coughing are reported. In both cases,(More)
The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) was administered to 70 final-year medical students and 36 first-year medical interns (pre-registration house officers). The overall total mean DREEM scores for the five subscales-namely, students' perceptions of the atmosphere, students' perceptions of learning, students' social self-perceptions,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association of low serum creatinine, abnormal lipid profile and demographic variables with type 2 diabetic Trinidadian subjects. METHODS Data were obtained from a cohort of 1122 diabetic and non-diabetic patients from clinics in Trinidad. Variables measured included demographics, HbA1(c), serum creatinine, lipid profile values and(More)
We report a case of a 6-year-old girl suffering from morbid obesity, Blount;s disease, and significant social and functional impairment who underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. One year later, she has shown remarkable improvement in all aspects of her health emphasizing the success of the procedure. A follow-up laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass(More)
The Kinect sensor is an attachment for the Xbox gaming console which allows players to interact with games through body movement. This paper explores the possibility of using the Kinect in a clinical setting for detection of Parkinson's, postural, flapping, titubation and voice tremors. All of the physical tremors were simulated and the ability of the(More)
A 44 year old female presented with fever, muscle aches, rash and a low platelet count. IgM antibody to dengue virus was positive. Two weeks later she developed a flaccid areflexic quadriparesis. Nerve conduction studies showed a predominantly demyelitinating sensory motor polyneuropathy consistent with Guillain-Barré syndrome. Despite the relatively common(More)