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The Efficacy of Needle-pricking Therapy and Rotating-pulling Manipulation on Vertebral Artery Cervical Spondylosis

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10.7727/wimj.2017.100
Synopsis: 
This randomized controlled study compared the effects of needle-pricking therapy and rotating-pulling manipulation on blood velocity, angiokinesis, and blood viscosity in patients with vertebral artery cervical spondylosis. The authors conclude that needle-pricking therapy in combination with rotating-pulling manipulation may be more effective in adjustment of the spine position and balance, local tissue, and system than rotating-pulling manipulation alone.

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Objective: To compare, through randomized controlled trials of large samples of patients, the effects and mechanisms of needle-pricking therapy and rotating-pulling manipulation on blood velocity, angiokinesis, and blood viscosity in patients with vertebral artery cervical spondylosis.

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13 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 18 Dec, 2017

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Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Anaesthetic Implications and The Trinidad Experience

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298–304
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This review article discusses the anaesthetic implications of "Off-pump coronary, artery bypass grafting surgery" in Trinidad.

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Objectives: To review the evolution of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery with particular reference to the anaesthetic and perioperative implications.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Red Cell Transfusion Practices and the Impact of Phlebotomy in an Adult Intensive Care Unit in Trinidad: A Prospective Observational Study

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66–72
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Red cell transfusion in critically ill patients has long been an area of controversy. This article reports the pattern of current red cell transfusion practices in an adult intensive care unit (ICU) in Trinidad and the impact of daily phlebotomy on transfusions.

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Objectives: To determine the pattern of current red cell transfusion practices in an adult intensive care unit (ICU) in Trinidad and the impact of phlebotomy on transfusions.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Utilization Pattern and Cost of Sedation, Analgesia and Neuromuscular Blockade in a Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit

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112–17
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This prospective study highlights the utilization pattern and financial burden of the paradigm of sedation, analgesia and neuromuscular blockade in an intensive care unit. Cost for this treatment alone accounts for more than 50% of the total drug cost in the intensive care unit.


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Objectives: To study the utilization pattern and the cost of sedatives, analgesics and neuromuscular blocking agents in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU).

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

The Feasibility of Using Magnetic Nanoparticles Modified as Gene Vector

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300–5
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Magnetic nanoparticles can be used as novel non-viral gene vector in vitro, which offers a basis for gene delivery in vivo.

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Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of using magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) as gene vector and the effect of magnetic field on efficiency of transfection.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

An Evaluation of the Intensive Care Unit Resources and Utilization in Trinidad

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144–51
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This prospective observational study evaluated the Intensive Care Units of three public and two private hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago with respect to their infrastructure, process of care and patient outcome.

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Objectives: To evaluate resources and utilization of Intensive Care Units in Trinidad and Tobago.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Risk-Adjusted Outcome Evaluation in a Multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit

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240–5
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This prospective study evaluated the risk-adjusted outcome of a multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital in Trinidad and Tobago applying and validating different prognostic scoring systems for adult and paediatric patients.


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Objective: To evaluate the outcome of a multidisciplinary Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by applying the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE II) and Paediatric Index of Mortality (PIM) – version-2 scoring systems.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Effects of Sulfated Polysaccharides on Tumour Biology

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270–3
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Sulfated polysaccharides can act as not only anticoagulants but as tumour inhibitors. They can inhibit metastasis and proliferation, induce apoptosis and differentiation of tumour cells, and enhance the immune response for tumour cells.

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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2013

Outcome Evaluation of Patients Requiring Tracheostomy in an Intensive Care Unit in Trinidad

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173–8
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This article shows that tracheostomy should ideally be done within ten days following ICU admission when there is a clear need an indication for the procedure. Further delay may contribute adversely towards the ICU morbidity and mortality.

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Objective: To evaluate the outcome of patients who have undergone a tracheostomy in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) and to determine the difference between an early and late tracheostomy.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Prevalence of Prehypertension in Adult Outpatients in Trinidad

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