2015 Publications

  1. Abdulkadri AO, Tulloch-Reid MK, Francis DK, Gordon-Strachan GM, Younger-Coleman NO, Rocke KD, McFarlane SR, Cunningham-Myrie CA, Ferguson TS, Wilks RJ, Anderson SG. WHO/ISH total risk approach for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease shows greater decrease in costs for women but not the elderly in Jamaica. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015; DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.11.027

  2. Asnani M., Anderson M. ‘The white blood cell always eat the red’: What Jamaicans with sickle cell disease know about their illness. Ethnicity & Health  Apr 2015; Volume 2: Pages 1-15

  3. Bahado-Singh PS, Wheatley AO, Osagie AU, Boyne MS, Morrison EYS, Ahmad MH, Asemota HN. Low to intermediate-glycemic-index Caribbean foods reduce glycemia, cardiovascular and inflammatory markers in overweight persons with type 2 diabetes. Curr Res Nutr Food Sci 2015;3: 36-45.

  4. Bennett NR, Cumberbatch C, Francis DK: There are challenges in conducting systematic reviews in developing countries: the Jamaican experience. J Clin Epidemiol 2015.

  5. Bennett NR, Francis DK, Ferguson TS, Hennis AJ, Wilks RJ, Harris EN, MacLeish MM, Sullivan LW; U.S. Caribbean Alliance for Health Disparities Research Group (USCAHDR). Disparities in diabetes mellitus among Caribbean populations: a scoping review. Int J Equity Health. 2015 Feb 25;14(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0149-z.

  6. Bhaumik S, Rana S, Karimkhani C, Welch V, Armstrong R, Pottie K, Dellavalle R, Dhakal P, Oliver S, Francis DK, Nasser M, Crowe S, Aksut B, Amico RD. Ethics and equity in research priority-setting: stakeholder engagement and the needs of disadvantaged groups. Indian J Med Ethics. 2015 Apr-Jun;12(2):110-3. Epub 2015 Mar 16

  7. Bowers AS, Francis DK, Bennett NR. Interventions for treating pulmonary hypertension in people with sickle cell disease or thalassaemia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD011752. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011752.

  8. Boyne MS, Thame M, Osmond C, Fraser RA, Gabay L, Reid M, et al. Growth, body composition, and the onset of puberty: longitudinal observations in Afro-Caribbean children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab Jul;95(7):3194-200.

  9. Chang S.M., Grantham-McGregor S.M., Powell C.A., Vera-Hernández M., Lopez-Boo F., Baker-Henningham H.,& Walker S.P. (2015) Integrating a Parenting Intervention with Routine Primary Health Care: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Pediatrics published online: July 6, 2015 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0119).

  10. Chang SM, Walker SP, Grantham-McGregor S, Powell CA. Early childhood stunting and later fine motor abilities. Dev Med Child Neurol Sep;52(9):831-6.

  11. Chin SN, Boyne MS, McGrowder D, Gibson TN, McKenzie CA. The predictive value of urinary vanillylmandelic acid testing in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies. West Indian Med J Mar;60(2):141-7.

  12. Clare-Pascoe N, Lee MG, Murphy T, Nicholson A, Ferguson TS. A Review of Clostridium difficile Infection at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. West Indian Med J, 2015; ; DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2014.180Available at: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/fms/wimj/article/2096

  13. Cunningham-Myrie C, Abdulkadri A, Waugh A, Bortolusso Ali S, King LG, Knight-Madden J, Reid M. Hydroxyurea use in prevention of stroke recurrence in children with sickle cell disease in a developing country: A cost effectiveness analysis. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Oct;62(10):1862-4. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25563. Epub 2015 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 25929458.

  14. Cunningham-Myrie CA, Theall KP, Younger NO, Mabile EA, Tulloch-Reid MK, Francis DK, McFarlane SR, Gordon-Strachan GM, Wilks RJ. Associations between neighborhood effects and physical activity, obesity, and diabetes: The Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2008. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Apr 22. pii: S0895-4356(14)00335-7. PubMed PMID: 25910912.

  15. Ferguson TS, Tulloch-Reid MK, Younger-Coleman NO, Wright-Pascoe RA, Boyne MS, Soyibo AK, Wilks RJ. Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica. West Indian Med J, 2015 DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2014.084              

  16. Ferguson TS, Younger-Coleman NO, Tulloch-Reid MK, Knight-Madden JM, Bennett NR, Samms-Vaughan M, Ashley D, McCaw-Binns A, Molaodi OR, Cruickshank JK, Harding S, Wilks RJ. Birth weight and maternal socioeconomic circumstances were inversely related to systolic blood pressure among Afro-Caribbean young adults. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Sep;68(9):1002-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.01.026. Epub 2015 Feb 12. PubMed PMID: 25777627.

  17. Francis KK, Younger-Coleman NO, Tulloch-Reid MK, Wright-Pascoe RA, Boyne MS, Wilks RJ, Ferguson TS. Relationship between Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose and Glycaemic Control among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica. International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, (2015) 35:26-32

  18. Francis DK, Smith J, Saljuqi T, Watling RM. Oral protein calorie supplementation for children with chronic disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD001914. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001914.pub2.

  19. Hambleton IR, Howitt C, Jeyaseelan S, Murphy M, Hennis AJM, Wilks R, Harris EN, MacLeish M, Sullivan L. Trends in longevity in the Americas: disparities in life expectancy in women and men, 1965-2010. PLOS One 2015. (In Press).

  20. Hambleton IR, Jeyaseelan S, Howitt C, Sobers-Grannum N, Hennis AJ, Wilks RJ, Harris EN, MacLeish M, Sullivan LW; US Caribbean Alliance for Health Disparities Research Group. Cause-of-Death Disparities in the African Diaspora: Exploring Differences Among Shared-Heritage Populations. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr 23:e1-e8.

  21. Harrison A, Fletcher-Groves S, Gordon-Strachan G, Thame M. Factors Affecting the Choice and Desire to Exclusively Breastfeed in Jamaica: A Cross-Sectional Study at 6 Weeks Postpartum. J Hum Lact. 2015 Jul 2. pii: 0890334415593540. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26138917.

  22. Harrison A, Chambers J, Campbell-Forrester S. Adolescent health in the Caribbean region: insights from the Jamaican experience. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2015 Jun 26. pii: /j/ijamh.ahead-of-print/ijamh-2016-5018/ijamh-2016-5018.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2016-5018. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26115502.

  23. Heitkemper M, Landis CA, Fugate Woods N. Women's health across the life span: contributions from nursing science. Biol Res Nurs Jul;12(1):5-6.

  24. Jackson MD, Tulloch-Reid MK, Lindsay CM, Smith G, Bennett FI, McFarlane-Anderson N, Aiken W, Coard KC. Both serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and calcium levels may increase the risk of incident prostate cancer in Caribbean men of African ancestry. Cancer Med. 2015 Apr 7. doi: 10.1002/cam4.457. [Epub ahead of print]

  25. Kahwa EK, Younger NO, Wint YB, Waldron NK, Hewitt HH, Knight-Madden JM, Bailey KA, Edwards NC, Talabere LR, Lewis-Bell KN. The Jamaica asthma and allergies national prevalence survey: rationale and methods. BMC Med Res Methodol;10:29.Pubmed PMID:20361871

  26. Kao CC, Hsu JW, Dwarkanath P, Karnes JM, Baker TM, Bohren KM, Badaloo A, Thame MM, Kurpad AV, Jahoor F. Indian women of childbearing age do not metabolically conserve arginine as do American and Jamaican women. J Nutr. 2015 May; 145(5):884-92.

  27. King L, Ali S, Knight-Madden J, MooSang M, Reid M. Compliance with intramuscular penicillin prophylaxis in children with sickle cell disease in Jamaica. West Indian Med J Mar;60(2):177-80.

  28. Knight-Madden JM, Lewis N, Tyson E, Reid ME, MooSang M. The possible impact of teachers and school nurses on the lives of children living with sickle cell disease. J Sch Health May;81(5):219-22.

  29. Knight-Madden JM, Younger N, Francis D, McFarlane S, Reid M, Wilks R. ‘Effectiveness of antenatal screening for sickle cell trait: The impact on women’s self-report of sickle cell trait status’.   Pathogens and Global Health;106(1):55-9

  30. Kristjansson E, Francis DK, Liberato S, Benkhalti Jandu M, Welch V, Batal M, Greenhalgh T, Rader T, Noonan E, Shea B, Janzen L, Wells GA, Petticrew M. Food supplementation for improving the physical and psychosocial health of socio-economically disadvantaged children aged three months to five years. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009924. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009924.pub2

  31. Lawrence-Wright MB, Boyne MS, Osmond C, Fraser RA, Soares-Wynter S, Thame M, et al. The effect of feto-maternal size and childhood growth on left ventricular mass and arterial stiffness in Afro-Caribbean children. J Hum Hypertens Jul;25(7):457-64.

  32. Martí-Carvajal AJ, Conterno LO, Knight-Madden JM. Antibiotics for treating acute chest syndrome in people with sickle cell disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Mar 6;3:CD006110. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006110.pub4. PubMed PMID:25749695.

  33. McCaw-Binns A, Ashley D, Samms-Vaughan M, Wilks R, Ferguson T, Younger N, et al. Cohort Profile: The Jamaican 1986 Birth Cohort Study. Int J Epidemiol Aug 30.

  34. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331 288 participants. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology,2015; DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00129-1. Available at:https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587%2815%2900129-1/fulltext

  35. Picking D, Delgoda R, Younger N, Germosén-Robineau L, Boulogne I, Mitchell S. TRAMIL ethnomedicinal survey in Jamaica. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Jul 1;169:314-27. PubMed PMID: 25929450.

  36. Rose AMC, Belgrave NRS, Maul L, Delice R, Hennis AJM, Hambleton IR. Predicting burden of acute myocardial infarction in a country with limited resources: combining data from routine sources. International Health (in press); doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihv030; published online 20 May 2015.

  37. Sargeant T, Ferguson TS. Rhabdomyolysis and Dengue Fever: Is this more common than we think? West Indian Med J, 2015; DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2014.184 Available at: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/fms/wimj/article/2093

  38. Smeeton NC, Corbin DO, Hennis AJ, Hambleton IR, Rose AM, Fraser HS, et al. A comparison of outcome for stroke patients in Barbados and South London. Int J Stroke Apr;6(2):112-7.

  39. Sobers-Grannum N, Murphy M, Samuels A, Nielson A, Unwin N. Female Gender is a Social Determinant of Diabetes in the Caribbean: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS One 2015 (In Press)

  40. Thompson DS, Ferguson TS, Samms-Vaughan M, Wilks RJ, Phillips, DI, Osmond C, Forrester TE, Boyne MS. Birth size is associated with nocturnal cortisol and glucose effectiveness in Afro-Caribbean adults. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2015;82:352-8.

  41. Walker SP, Chang SM, Wright A, Osmond C, Grantham-McGregor S. (2015) Early childhood stunting is associated with lower developmental levels in the subsequent generation of children. Journal of Nutrition 145, 823-8.

  42. Wilks RJ. Epidemiology in the Caribbean: an Important Contributor to Clinical and Public Health Practice. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Feb 7. pii: S0895-4356(15)00061-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.09.027. [Epub ahead