Yasmin Walters

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OBJECTIVE To identify gender differences in coping responses and the association between coping and psychological distress in couples undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment at the University of the West Indies (UWI). METHODS All men and women (n = 52) who were offered psychological counselling prior to beginning IVF treatment between October(More)
One of the major symptoms of schizophrenia is cognitive deficits. Despite this, these impairments still lack an effective treatment. It was hoped that atypical antipsychotics would treat these symptoms better than their first generation counterparts, but unfortunately the likes of quetiapine and clozapine did not do so. Asenapine and lurasidone, two newer(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) on the treatment of subfertile couples in Jamaica. METHOD A review of the outcome of treatment cycles for infertile couples that underwent in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and ICSI from 2003-05 at the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit (HWFMU) of the University of the West Indies.(More)
Premature ovarian failure may be a consequence of gonadotoxic cytotoxic chemotherapy or radiation therapy for malignant or systemic disease often resulting in major quality of life concerns. This is the first reported case in the English-speaking Caribbean using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) donor egg sharing in a patient who experienced premature ovarian(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of anticardiolipin antibody (aCL) and lupus anticoagulant (LA) on the outcome of the in vitro ferlitization (IVF) cycles and to determine the prevalence of these antibodies in infertile women seeking IVF in Jamaica. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was performed to determine if screening(More)
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