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Guidelines for Intensive Care Unit Admission, Discharge and Triage

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.197
Pages: 
46–54

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a highly specialized area within the medical facility where advanced and critically ill patients are managed and should be reserved for patients with reversible medical conditions with reasonable prospects of recovery. It involves both significant human and capital resources. This is particularly challenging in developing countries such as the Caribbean where limitation of both financial and human resources demands that ICU beds be appropriately utilized.

Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Profile of a Malignant Brain Tumour in Jamaica: An Eight-year Review, 2005 to 2012

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.094
Pages: 
372–5
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Glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant and the most common primary brain tumour worldwide. This initial study was undertaken in order to investigate the demographics of this very malignant tumour in our population using data from the recently started Intracranial Tumour Registry at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

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Objective: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant and most common primary brain tumour worldwide. This study was undertaken to investigate the demographics of this tumour in Jamaica as there is to date no such published data. Data from the recently started Intracranial Tumour Registry (ITR) at the University Hospital of the West Indies was used.

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 22 May, 2015

The Establishment of an Intracranial Tumour Registry at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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Pages: 
254–7
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A hospital-based intracranial tumour registry (ITR) was established at the University Hospital of the West Indies in March 2010. This paper reports on the challenges encountered in establishing the ITR as well as the initial findings. Recommendations have also been put forward which may be useful to other researchers planning to implement a registry.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Increasing Incidence of Admissions to a General Hospital for Deliberate Self-harm in Trinidad

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346–51
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This paper compares admissions to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago, for self-harm to a previous study done at the same site. There is an increasing incidence of this behaviour presenting to the hospital with the most significant increase seen in men in the 35–44-year age group.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Stabilizing Effects of a Particulate Demineralized Bone Matrix in the L4 - Interbody Space with and without PEEK Cage – A Literature Review and Preliminary Results of a Cadaveric Biomechanical Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.021
Synopsis: 
A review of the biological elements supporting the usefulness of a particulate form of demineralized bone matrix with spinal fusion reports some limitations of its use described in the medical literature, and in the interbody space, using a cadaveric biomechanical model
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Accepted: 
19 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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