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The Impact of Tobacco and Occupational Exposure on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in a 70 and over Jamaican Cohort from the BOLD Jamaican Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.185
Pages: 
458–64
Synopsis: 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease predominantly affecting the older population. Not well known, COPD is often confused with asthma. Tobacco smoking is widely acknowledged as the most important risk factor for COPD, but occupational exposures from irritant dust, fumes, and biomass exposures, from the burning of wood and coal in indoor fires, also contribute to COPD prevalence.

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Revised: 
27 Nov, 2018
Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Microbial Isolates in Diabetic Foot Lesions of Hospitalized Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.234
Synopsis: 
This is a retrospective analysis done on patients with diabetic foot. It looks at the isolated organisms and antibiotic susceptibilities. The results show that gram positive organisms are most frequently isolated and the antibiotic regimes used should be effective.

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Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Nov, 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.

Indications for Red Cell Transfusion in the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.358
Pages: 
27–31
Synopsis: 
This was an observational study of red cell transfusions in intensive care unit patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). It was found that UHWI did not demonstrate a restrictive transfusion practice as defined by the TRICC trial, but was not as liberal as other countries.

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Objective: To determine current red cell transfusion practices, transfusion indications and their relationship to patient outcome in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Nov, 2015

Propofol Sedation in Patients Undergoing Colonoscopy in Jamaica

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Pages: 
284–8
Synopsis: 
Propofol sedation in patients undergoing elective colonoscopy was associated with relatively quick recovery and excellent satisfaction by patients and is a suitable and safe alternative for sedation for colonoscopy in Jamaica.

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Background: Propofol sedation is increasingly used for colonoscopy and may be associated with increased satisfaction and efficiency in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.  However, propofol has a relatively narrow therapeutic window as it frequently produces deep sedation, and can precipitate respiratory depression.

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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2014

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica: Analysis of Clinical Characteristics, Mortality and Length of Hospital Stay

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.549
Synopsis: 
This study analyzed the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients presenting for coronary artery bypass surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The overall 30-day mortality rate was 8.4%, and the median intensive care and total hospital stays were 3 and 8 days, respectively.

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Objectives: A detailed analysis of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgical cases performed at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has never been conducted. We present the demographic profile, clinical characteristics, and outcome of cases performed during the period March 2010 to March 2016.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 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.

Determination of Factors that Affect Time to Hospital Presentation in Patients with Symptoms Suggestive of an Acute Myocardial Infarction

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.411
Synopsis: 
Life saving measures for acute myocardial infarction include reperfusion therapy. There have been international studies done looking at factors contributing to prehospital delay in patients with such an event. This study looks factors that contribute to delays in a Jamaican University hospital population.

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Objective:  To determine the factors that affect time to hospital presentation in persons with symptoms suggestive of an acute myocardial infarction.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was done at the emergency department at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica. One hundred and fifty persons whopresented with symptoms suggestive of an AMI and were later diagnosed as such were analyzed.

Accepted: 
07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 09 Sep, 2016

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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.

Breast Cancer Receptor Profiles in Jamaica: A 6-year Analysis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.067
Synopsis: 
This is the first report of the UWI breast cancer IHC receptor database in which we present the results of tests performed during the 6-year period following its establishment in 2002, and investigate for associations between receptor profile and patient age, tumour grade and stage.

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Objective: To determine the breast cancer IHC receptor status for tests performed at the UWI from January 2002 to December 2007, and to investigate for an association between receptor profile and patient age, tumour grade and stage.

Methods: The UWI breast cancer IHC receptor database was examined to determine receptor profile, patient age, tumour histology, grade, size and lymph node status.

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20 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2016

Disclaimer

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.

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