Close Menu

A Frankson

Initial Experience and Outcomes with Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for the Management of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis in the Bahamas

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.522
Synopsis: 
Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is an aggressive treatment option for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. The procedure is complex but has been proven to be safe and offer survival benefit worldwide and in the Caribbean.

ABSTRACT

Background: Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a treatment option with curative intent for selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). The aim of our study was to report our initial experience with CRS and HIPEC performed by a specialized team in a low volume setting. We set out to determine the safety and efficacy of this treatment and also look at our outcomes with respect to perioperative complications and survival.

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2015
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 18 May, 2017

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Interdisciplinary Communication in the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
Pages: 
656–61
Synopsis: 
A cross-sectional survey of medical staff in the Intensive Care Unit, the University Hospital of the West Indies regarding interdisciplinary communication was conducted in January 2008. Communication between staff members was unsatisfactory, with differing perceptions between physicians and nurses. There were lower levels of openness reported by nurses (32%) compared to physicians (73%). There was an overall poor perception of leadership within the unit.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the perceptions of physicians and nurses working full-time in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) regarding interdisciplinary communication.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

Characteristics, Complications and Outcome of Patients Treated with Automated Peritoneal Dialysis at the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
Pages: 
312–8
Synopsis: 
Infection and cardiovascular diseases were leading causes of morbidity and hence intensive management of cardiovascular risk factors and prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis are recommended.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To characterize and evaluate complications and outcomes of the patients treated with automated peritoneal dialysis (PD) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Descriptive Epidemiology of Cases of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Tobago

Issue: 
Pages: 
257–60
Synopsis: 
The most common co-morbidities associated with acute myocardial infarction in Tobago are dyslipidaemia, hypertension and diabetes mellitus. End Stage Renal Failure, smoking and cocaine use follow closely behind.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The goal of this study is to identify co-morbidities associated with acute myocardial infarction in Tobago.

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
Subscribe to RSS - A Frankson
Top of Page