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The HIV Care Continuum in Curaçao

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.086
Synopsis: 
The continuum of HIV care in Curaçao was studied between 2000 and 2010. Overall, 551 individuals were newly diagnosed with HIV-1 infection, of which 367 were linked to care, 267 started cART and 166 achieved viral suppression, representing 30% of all newly diagnosed. To improve the effect of cART, the health care authorities of Curaçao should focus on scaling up HIV testing as well as improving linkage and adherence to care.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the continuum of HIV care and factors associated with delayed entry and start of cART in Curaçao.

Methods: We analysed linkage to care, starting cART and viral suppression after cART for all 551 individuals who were newly diagnosed with HIV-1 infection in Curaçao between 2000 and 2010.

Accepted: 
01 May, 2017
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e-Published: 18 May, 2017

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Results, Retrospectively Analysed, of the Current Trauma Database in Curacao, Dutch Caribbean

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.397
Pages: 
287–93
Synopsis: 
The objective of this study is to compare incidence-trends of trauma patients. There is a higher incidence of trauma-related injuries, in Curacao compared with countries in the region. This study is a start to set up a new trauma-registry.

 ABSTRACT

Background: A trauma registry plays an important role in the process of health-service improvement. The organization of trauma care in the Caribbean is limited; there is a lack of registry and distribution of patients.

Objective: The purpose was to compare incidence-trends of patients with trauma-related injuries in the Curacao trauma registry over 14 years, since Curacao is part of the Dutch Caribbean.

Accepted: 
11 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Mar, 2016

Payday, Effects of the Calendar and Time to Trauma Volume in ED in Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.129
Synopsis: 
The objective is to investigate the effects of calendar variation, time and payday on trauma volume in Emergency Department . 14, 886 presentations with trauma-related injury were selected. Frequency varies per time frame and trauma group. This study can improve healthcare system.

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Accepted: 
23 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 07 Jul, 2015

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Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Optimizing Chronic HIV Care in the Dutch Caribbean: A Questionnaire Based Study on Experience and Perception of Healthcare Workers

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.119
Pages: 
299–304
Synopsis: 
There is need for training to ensure the effective integration of chronic HIV care into the existing health care delivery system in Curaçao.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Epidemiology of Febrile Diseases in the Emergency Department of a Caribbean Island: The Curaçao Experience

Issue: 
Pages: 
76–80
Synopsis: 
This paper describes the aetiology and outcome of febrile patients at the emergency department of a general hospital in Curaçao. A high prevalence of bacterial infections and mortality were observed.


ABSTRACT

Objective: The aetiology of febrile diseases in tropical countries often remains poorly characterized. We aim to describe the aetiology and outcome of febrile illnesses at the Emergency Department (ED) in Curaçao.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

A Case Study of the Implementation of a Competencybased Curriculum in a Caribbean Teaching Hospital

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.110
Pages: 
726–32
Synopsis: 
This case study evaluated whether the medical training programme in a Caribbean hospital fulfilled the requirements of a competency-based training hospital. New and feasible methods to improve the curriculum were identified.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

A Case Study of the Implementation of a Competency-based Curriculum in a Caribbean Teaching Hospital

DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2011.110

Objective: Several teaching hospitals are currently modifying their curriculum to comply with the changing demands in medical education. As a result, we decided to evaluate whether a competency-based curriculum implemented in a Caribbean teaching hospital fulfilled the requirements as defined by the CanMEDS framework.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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