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Trauma: The Burden of a Preventable Problem

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26–8
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Jamaica Trauma Registry data analysis shows that the majority of hospitalized patients were males suffering from penetrating trauma. Their care were largely state funded.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Transfer of Head-injured Patients in Jamaica: Is there a Problem?

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220–24
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The transfer of head-injured patients, many with multiple injuries, is not being performed in a manner consistent with modern medical practice. There is urgent need for implementation of a standardized protocol for the transfer of such patients in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

The Aetiology of Head Injury in Admitted Patients in Jamaica

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223–5
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Head injury in admitted patients is mainly due to road traffic accidents, falls and interpersonal violence. More effective prevention strategies including education and law enforcement are urgently warranted.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Ultrasound and White Blood Cell Counts in Suspected Acute Appendicitis

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100–2
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In this group of patients, ultrasonograplry and leucocyte counts were not adequately sensitive to be useful as discriminating diagnostic tools in patients with suspected acute appendicitis

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Surgical and Intensive Care needs of Head-injured Patients Transferred to the University Hospital of the West Indies

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The majority of transferred head-injured patients sustained mild injuries with a third requiring surgical procedures and 19% requiring Intensive Care Unit care. Appropriate educational, training and transfer programmes and transfer policies must be implemented to minimize inappropriate transfers.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

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