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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

Evolution of Blood Donation Patterns in a Hospital-based Blood Centre over a Seven-year Period: Implications for Donor Recruitment and Retention

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.204
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632–5
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Based on a comparative study of blood donation over a seven-year period, it is evident that innovative methods of donor recruitment are necessary if the blood supply is to keep pace with the increasing demand.
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Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of a public appeal to encourage voluntary blood donation by comparing the pattern of blood donations in 2000 and 2007. 
 
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14 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

Cholelithiasis on Imaging – An Analysis of Clinical Presentations by Age and Gender in a Jamaican Population

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375–8
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The clinical presentations which led to the diagnosis of cholelithiasis were different in males compared to females. Females were more likely to be diagnosed in the setting of an acute abdomen, while males presented with non-acute symptoms unrelated to the biliary tract.

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Objective: This study is a descriptive analysis of the clinical presentations in which cholelithiasis was diagnosed on imaging over a five-year period at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica and how the clinical presentation varied with age and gender.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia at the University Hospital of the West Indies: a 17 Year Review

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493–6

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Objective: To determine the presenting features and evolution of patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia between 1983 and 1999 at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

Methods: Forty-one records were retrospectively analyzed for the patients’ demographics, reasons for referral, clinical features, laboratory investigations and the time to blast transformation and death.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013
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