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Clinical Factors Associated With Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Admitted with Sickle Cell Disease

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.012
Pages: 
711–6
Synopsis: 
Sickle cell disease still carries a high morbidity and mortality in patients admitted to hospital. Recurrent admissions are a concern, as this impact on patient’s morbidity and quality of life.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the clinical factors associated with the length of hospitalization and mortality in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD).

Accepted: 
28 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 05 Mar, 2015

A Clinical Audit of the Management of Acute Asthmatic Attacks in Adults and Children Presenting to an Emergency Department

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.146
Pages: 
226–33
Synopsis: 
A prospective docket audit comparing the actual acute management of asthma in the emergency department of the University Hospital of the West Indies with a universally approved written protocol for its management is presented. Failure to assess and document the severity of asthma attacks along with the under-utilization of peak expiratory flow rate was prominent. Strategies to address these should be implemented.

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Objective: To compare the guidelines in the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) acute asthma management protocol with actual practice in the Accident and Emergency Department.

Accepted: 
27 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

The Compliance of Healthcare Workers with Universal Precautions in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.044
Pages: 
217–25
Synopsis: 
Due to the nature of interventions that unstable patients require, emergency room healthcare providers are at risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. This study assessed compliance with universal precautions among healthcare workers in the emergency room.

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Objectives: The study assessed compliance among health workers in the Emergency Room at the University Hospital of the West Indies with universal precautions. This was done by determining the knowledge, practices and perceptions of staff of universal precautions and by assessing compliance. Reported adherence with universal precautions was compared with observed practice.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

The Prevalence and Significance of Oestrogen Receptor (ER) Positivity in Breast Cancer at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.121
Pages: 
795–801
Synopsis: 
Oestrogen receptor (ER) status was positive in 125 (63%) and negative in 74 (37%) patients diagnosed with breast cancer. By comparing the cohorts of ER negative to ER positive patients, one can accurately identify which clinical variables bear clinical significance in this population and are affected by ER status, as well as impact patient outcome.

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 Objective:  To identify the prevalence of oestrogen receptor (ER) positivity, and determine the relationship of ER status with patient and tumour characteristics, in patients with breast cancer.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

Comparison of Ultrasonographic Estimated Fetal Weight and Actual Birthweight Performed by Residents in Training at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.265
Synopsis: 
There is good correlation between residents’ ultrasonographic estimation and actual birthweight at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The difference in correlation between senior and junior residents was insignificant.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the correlation of ultrasonographic estimation of fetal weight and actual birthweight and the impact of the level of resident’s training on the results.

Accepted: 
12 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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High Risk Health Behaviours among Adult Jamaicans

Issue: 
Pages: 
70–6
Synopsis: 
A population based survey in Jamaican adults finds that high risk health behaviour remains common.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013
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