Vol 55, No 3 (2006)

Table of Contents

Editorial

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus PDF
GL Saunders 137

Original Articles

The Immunomodulatory Effect of Antibiotics on the Secretion of Tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha by Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Response to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Stimulation Abstract PDF
IE Vickers, MF Smikle 138
Skin Test Reactivity to Aeroallergens in Jamaicans: Relationship to Asthma Abstract PDF
J Knight-Madden, TE Forrester, IR Hambleton, N Lewis, A Greenough 142
A Caribbean Perspective on Barrett’s Oesophagus Abstract PDF
NP Williams 148
Mental Well-being of Doctors and Nurses in Two Hospitals in Kingston, Jamaica Abstract PDF
JLM Lindo, A McCaw-Binns, J LaGrenade, M Jackson, D Eldemire-Shearer 153
The Frequency of Smoking, Quitting and Socio-demographic Characteristics of Physicians of a Medical Faculty Abstract PDF
S Sahsivar, K Marakoglu, R Kutlu 160
Neonatal Sepsis in very Low Birthweight Infants at the University Hospital of the West Indies Abstract PDF
H Trotman, Y Bell 165
"Epidemiology of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci Isolated from Clinical Blood Specimens at the University Hospital of the West Indies" Abstract PDF
PE Akpaka, N Christian, NC Bodonaik, MF Smikle 170
Coagulase Negative Staphylococci from Blood Cultures Contaminantes o Patógenos? Abstract PDF
NC Bodonaik, S Moonah 174
Nasal Carriage of Methicillin-resistant and Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Nursing Home Residents in Bolu,Turkey Abstract PDF
O Karabay, MT Otkun, MT Yavuz, M Otkun 183
Nosocomial Urinary Tract Infections: Micro-organisms, Antibiotic Sensitivities and Risk Factors Abstract PDF
L Savas, S Guvel, Y Onlen, N Savas, N Duran 188

Short Report

Resistance in Clinical Isolates of Enterococcus faecalis Encountered at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica Abstract PDF
GL Saunders, NC Bodonaik 194
Choline: Are our University Students Eating Enough? Abstract PDF
M Gossell-Williams, J Benjamin 197

Case Reports

A Fatal Case of Community Acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Brain Abscess in a Previously Healthy Adolescent Abstract PDF
TC Martin, P Stranahan, JC Rivero 200

Viewpoints

Some Bio-Medical Mechanisms in Athletic Prowess Abstract PDF
EY St A Morrison, PD Cooper 205

Continuing Medical Education

Image and Diagnosis PDF
EW Williams, JF Lindo, S French 210

Obituary

OBITUARY PDF
Vasil Persaud 212