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Zika Outbreak Associated Neurological Syndromes in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.511
Pages: 
438-41
Synopsis: 
The Zika outbreak and its potential association with severe neurological syndromes was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. An abrupt increase in the incidence of otherwise infrequent acute neurological syndromes is described in Jamaica.

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Objective: To describe the demographic, clinical and laboratory features and, treatment and outcomes of Zika outbreak associated neurological syndromes.

Accepted: 
24 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 25 Oct, 2016

Antidiabetic Potential of Onosma hispidum Roots

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.436
Synopsis: 
In present study, antidiabetic potential of Onosma hispidum roots were assessed in diabetic animal models. O hispidum roots exhibited antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic effects. In addition, histopathological investigation revealed pancreatic beta cells regeneration activity by plant roots.

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Objective: To investigate the antihyperglycemic, antihyperlipidemic and pancreatic beta cells regeneration potentials of Onosma hispidum (ratanjot) root extracts in alloxan-induced diabetic rabbits.

Accepted: 
13 Feb, 2017
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e-Published: 02 Mar, 2017

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Obstructive Lung Disease in Acute Medical Patients

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Pages: 
7–13
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in acute hospital admissions is 20.9% with 11.7% of admissions having chronic symptoms with normal spirometry. There was significant co-morbidity with vascular disease.

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Objectives: To determine the proportion of adult medical patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using the Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines (GOLD), and its relation to vascular disease.

Methods: This is a prospective cross-sectional study of adult patients admitted to acute medical wards. Interviewer administered questionnaire, anthropometric and spirometric measurements were done.

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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013

Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: The Donor Profile in Trinidad and Tobago

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Pages: 
290–4
Synopsis: 
A National Kidney Transplant Programme was started in Trinidad and Tobago in January 2006. Kidneys were procured from mainly living donors. This study looks at the profile and short-term outcomes of 60 consecutive living donors from start to May 2010.

 

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Objective: The National Organ Transplant Unit (NOTU) of Trinidad and Tobago, first implemented in January 2006, was mandated to facilitate renal and corneal transplantation. Since then, 60 transplants have been performed utilizing living kidney donors. The aim of this study is to ascertain the typical donor profile and to highlight the safety involved with live kidney donation.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Comparison of Surgical Approaches in Neurosurgical Patients Experiencing Venous Air Embolism in the Sitting Position

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.133
Pages: 
388

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Accepted: 
13 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 06 May, 2014

Lateral Medullary Infarct/Wallenberg Syndrome – Jamaica

DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.103

We describe two cases of lateral medullary syndrome at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. This diagnosis is often missed and not well understood, so we will discuss the underlying pathophysiology.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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Acute Computed Tomography Findings in Patients with Acute Confusion of Non-traumatic Aetiology

Issue: 
Pages: 
571–5
Synopsis: 
A retrospective review was undertaken of all patients referred for computed tomography brain scan for acute onset of confusion not consequent on head trauma. Most patients were 50 years or older; 20.4% had acute abnormalities, the most common being an ischaemic infarct.

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Background: A retrospective review was undertaken of all patients referred for computed tomography (CT) scans of the head for acute onset of confusion, not consequent on head trauma, during the period June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2007.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Funny Turns in an Elderly Man

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376–9

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Usage of ProSeal Laryngeal Mask Airway with Low Cuff Pressure

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.199
Pages: 
418

The Editor,

Sir,

 In the present article, we want to share our experience with usage of ProSeal Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) with 45 cm H2O cuff pressure in twelve adult patients undergoing inguinal hernia surgery under general anaesthesia. 

Accepted: 
09 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 30 Oct, 2015

Lateral Medullary Infarct/Wallenberg Syndrome – Jamaica

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.103
Pages: 
746–50

We describe two cases of lateral medullary syndrome at the University Hospital of the West Indies,
Mona, Jamaica. This diagnosis is often missed and not well understood, so we will discuss the
underlying pathophysiology.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

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