Vol 57, No 4 (2008)

Table of Contents

Editorial

Health Information Systems in the Caribbean: Time For Attention PDF
D Eldemire-Shearer 321

Original Articles

Protective Effect of Carica papaya L Leaf Extract against Alcohol Induced Acute Gastric Damage and Blood Oxidative Stress in Rats Abstract PDF
M Indran, AA Mahmood, UR Kuppusamy 323
The in vitro Anti-denaturation Effects Induced by Natural Products and Non-steroidal Compounds in Heat Treated (Immunogenic) Bovine Serum Albumin is Proposed as a Screening Assay for the Detection of Anti-inflammatory Compounds, without the use of Animals Abstract PDF
LAD Williams, A O’Connar, S Ringer, JA Whittaker, J Conrad, B Vogler, H Rosner 327
The Initiation of Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting in a Single Outpatient Centre in Barbados "La Iniciación de la Angioplastia y el Estent de la Arteria Coronaria en un Centro Ambulatorio en Barbados" Abstract PDF
A Sparman, CV Browne, L Wills 332
Clinical Determinants of Increased Left Ventricular Mass on Echocardiogram in Medically Treated Afro-Caribbean Hypertensive Patients Abstract PDF
TC Martin, YG Bhaskar, KV Umesh 337
Echocardiographic Findings in a Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Population Referred for Evaluation of Unexplained Syncope Abstract PDF
TC Martin, BK Bains, PA Aslam 342
Increasing Incidence of Admissions to a General Hospital for Deliberate Self-harm in Trinidad Abstract PDF
G Hutchinson, C Bruce, V Simmons 346
Depression among Adolescents, Aged 13–19 Years, Attending Secondary Schools in Trinidad Prevalence and Associated Factors Abstract PDF
RG Maharaj, F Alli, K Cumberbatch, P Laloo, S Mohammed, I Ramtahal 352
Toward Effective School-based Substance Abuse Prevention “Breaking the Cycle” Programme in Antigua and Barbuda Abstract PDF
TC Martin, JA Josiah-Martin, CW Roberts, HP Henry 360
Factors Affecting Completion of a 28-day inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programme at The University Hospital of the West Indies Abstract PDF
L Barnaby, RC Gibson 364
Routine Laboratory Investigations in Infants and Children Presenting with Fever and Seizures at the University Hospital of the West Indies Abstract PDF
D Donaldson, H Trotman, M Barton, R Melbourne-Chambers 369
Dengue Infection in Patients Presenting with Neurological Manifestations in a Dengue Endemic Population Abstract PDF
ST Jackson, A Mullings, F Bennett, C Khan, G Gordon-Strachan, T Rhoden 373
Prevalence, Risk Factors and Clinical Features Associated with Intestinal Parasitic Infections in Children from San Juan y Martínez, Pinar del Río, Cuba Abstract PDF
AA Escobedo, R Cañete, FA Núñez 377
A Comparative Study of the Quality and Availability of Health Information used to Facilitate Cost Burden Analysis of Diabetes and Hypertensionin the Caribbean Abstract PDF
C Cunningham-Myrie, M Reid, TE Forrester 383
Interstitial Cells of Cajal and Intestinal Function in Trinidadian Children: Abstract PDF
T Anatol, W Mohammed, C Rao 393
Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Human Papilloma Virus among Women-at Risk in the Aegian Region of Turkey, and their knowledge about HIV/AIDS Abstract PDF
H Gazi, G Yolasigmaz, G Dinc, G Koroglu, S Surucuoglu, S Akcali 398

Case Reports

An Abnormal Variation of the Brachial Plexus with Potential Clinical Significance Abstract PDF
M Loukas, RS Tubbs, D Stewart 403
Congenital Cutis Laxa Associated with Growth Retardation Abstract PDF
M Seyhan, M Esrefoglu, H Ozcan, A Akinci 406

Dental Forum

Assessment of Alveolar Bone Levels from Bitewing, Periapical and Panoramic Radiographs in Periodontitis Patients Abstract PDF
R Gedik, I Marakoglu, S Demirer 410
Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs of a Rural Indian Fishing Community Abstract PDF
M Bhat 414

Letters to the Editor

Intra-abdominal Lymphangioma: An Unusual Lesion in an Adult Woman PDF
G Skeete, G Char, CS Bolt, H Fletcher 418

Short Report

OBITUARY PDF
Andries Hein Jonkers 420