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The Evolution of Emergency Medicine in Jamaica

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161–5
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The evolution of emergency medicine in Jamaica over the past two decades is described. There is room for improvement in many areas including pre-hospital care, trauma and disaster preparedness.


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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Penetrating Neck Trauma and the Aberrant Subclavian Artery

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288–93

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Vascular injuries from penetrating trauma to the base of the neck are accompanied by significant morbidity and potential mortality. These injuries require several diagnostic adjuncts in order to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Herein reported is the case of a patient who sustained penetrating injury to the thoracic inlet but had a fortuitous anomaly that prevented vascular injury and its attendant complications.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Six Years Experience of Angioedema at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Association Between Exposure/Non-Exposure to the Mandatory Seat Belt Law with Regards to Compliance in Vehicle Accident Victims – A Hospital Review

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236–9
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It is concluded from this hospital-based study that the mandatory seat belt law was associated with increased seat belt use in vehicle accident victims. However, current data from the Road Traffic Agency indicated that there is still an alarming number of fatalities. This clearly suggests that additional public health measures are needed to address the epidemic of motor vehicle trauma in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Ethylene Glycol Poisoning: Highlighting the Role of the Caribbean Poison Information Centre

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456–7
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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2013

Image and Diagnosis: Cutaneous Larva Migrans

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210–11
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Image and Diagnosis

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272

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Nasal polyps are not true neoplasms. They are fluid-filled sacs composed of oedematous stroma infiltrated by chronic inflammatory cells and eosinophils and lined by respiratory or squamous epithelium.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

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The Effect of Hurricane Ivan on Emergency Department Operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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232–5
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The authors conducted a descriptive retrospective record-based incidence study of all admissions to the Emergency Department (ED) during a hurricane. Injuries that took place during the hurricane period represented 40% of the total patients seen. Overall, the coping mechanism of the ED was adequate for this magnitude of disaster.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Oesophageal Foreign Bodies at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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47–50
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A retrospective analysis of oesophageal foreign bodies (EFBs) was conducted. The most common EFBs were bones. Oesophagoscopy is a reliable method in the treatment of EFB impaction.

 

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

Injuries in Elite Jamaican Netballers

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.066
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118–21
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Injuries in Jamaican netball players are examined between two world championships over a fouryear span. Factors associated with injury prevention in the sport are evaluated.

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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to identify the nature, spectrum and frequency of injuries among national netballers in Jamaica.

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02 Apr, 2012
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e-Published: 16 May, 2013

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