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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)
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)
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)
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)
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a relatively rare condition and may commonly mimic carcinoma. Clinically and radiologically, these lesions could be misdiagnosed as carcinoma and histopathology is the most definitive method of diagnosis and to differentiate it from other granulomatous conditions such as sarcoidosis and Wegener's granulomatosis. We(More)
The University of the West Indies was founded at Mona, Jamaica, in 1948. After fifty-two years, the format of the final Bachelor of Medicine clinical examination in Medicine and Therapeutics has been radically revised. The change from the traditional to an evidence-based, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) was undertaken in November/December(More)
Self-administered questionnaires were completed by 1062 gym-users in 14 gyms in Trinidad from February 1997 to July 1997 to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding anabolic steroids (AS). Five hundred and sixty (52.7%) females and 502 (48.3%) males completed the questionnaire. Half of the total sample were individuals in the 20 to 29 year(More)
Pseudothrombocytopenia, a spontaneous in vitro occurrence after the addition of anticoagulant to blood, causes clumping of platelets resulting in a spurious observation of low platelet counts (<10,000/μL) without any associated hemorrhagic manifestations. We describe a 46-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)(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)