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D Ferron-Boothe

Clinicopathological Features of Colorectal Cancer at the Extremes of Age

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.443
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CRC in the young and elderly patients is not uncommon. Patients present with locally advanced disease and similar clinicopathological features to patients of a screenable age, emphasizing the importance of clinical vigilance if we are going to diagnose and treat these patients in a timely manner.

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Objective: To determine the clinicopathological features of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) at the extremes of age and compare differences across the younger and older age groups.

Accepted: 
24 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 18 May, 2017

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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
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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 Impact of Trans-thoracic Ultrasound on Cardiac Injuries

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.319
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258–61
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his review demonstrates that cardiac injuries remain lethal, diagnosis is largely clinical and trans-thoracic ultrasound may be over-utilized, having little impact on clinical outcome of patients presenting with this injury.

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Objective: To determine the impact of trans-thoracic ultrasound (TTUS) in patients with chest trauma and potential cardiac injuries and to determine the outcome of patients with cardiac injury detected on TTUS.

Accepted: 
24 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 17 Jul, 2014

Trauma in the Developing World: The Jamaican Experience

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.318
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267–70
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Trauma remains a challenging burden on the often under-funded healthcare systems of developing countries. Ten-year data from the Jamaica Trauma Registry shows that trauma accounts for 20% of surgical admissions, with 5% mortality. There is a good opportunity for various preventive programmes to be instituted to reduce the burden of this disease.
 

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Trauma remains a challenging burden on the often under-funded healthcare systems of developing countries. Ten-year data from the Jamaica Trauma Registry show that trauma accounts for 20% of surgical admissions, with close to 50% being intentional and with a 5% mortality. There is a good opportunity for various preventive programmes to be instituted to reduce the burden of this disease.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014

Paediatric Ocular Trauma Admissions to the University Hospital of the West Indies 2000–2005

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10.7727/wimj.2011.181
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598–604
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This study assessed the paediatric ocular trauma admissions to the University Hospital of the West Indies between 2000 and 2005. Of the 145 paediatric admissions, 69.6% were males. The home was the most common place of injury and the stone was the most likely causative agent.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Hospitalization Trends in Adult Ocular Trauma at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.180
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605–9
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Of the 252 adults who were admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies between 2000 and 2005, 78.6% were males. The patient’s age, gender, aetiology, place of trauma, hospitalization period and surgical intervention were assessed to determine the burden of ocular disease on the population.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Colonoscopy in Central Jamaica: Results and Implications

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.170
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610–4
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A review of the outcome of 1250 colonoscopies performed in central Jamaica reveals adequate caecal cannulation rate, but a perforation rate of 0.24%. Ten per cent of the patients had cancer diagnosed at colonoscopy, while a similar number had adenomas.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013
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