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G Gordon-Strachan

A Comparison of Attitudes of Physicians and Patients Regarding Communication and Decision-making in End-of-life Issues and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.269
Pages: 
656–62
Synopsis: 
Communication between physicians and patients regarding end-of-life issues and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was assessed using a questionnaire at the University Hospital of the West Indies. This study revealed the need for greater communication and physicians’ lack of confidence in their communication skills.

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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

An Audit of Haematology/Oncology Clinic Services at an Urban Academic Hospital in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.329
Pages: 
511-14
Synopsis: 
The Haematology/oncology Clinic is a clinical training unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies, and serves patients with a wide range of disorders. In this study, the types of disorders seen were explored, and recommendations put forward for expansion of cancer care and supportive services.

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Objective: To determine the range of disorders seen at the Haematology/oncology Clinic of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), and the proportion of Oncology referrals to the clinic.

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28 Apr, 2015
Accepted: 
30 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 11 Mar, 2016

The Role of Pre-induction Ketamine in the Management of Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Elective Gynaecological Surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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224–9
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A prospective case-controlled randomized study was performed to assess the effect of ketamine 0.15 mg/kg pre-induction on postoperative narcotic requirements and pain scores. There was no significant reduction in analgesic consumption or pain intensity; however, more patients who received ketamine reported higher levels of satisfaction with their pain management.

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Objectives: To determine if a single preoperative dose of ketamine hydrochloride reduces the narcotic analgesic requirements and/or pain scores reported by patients in the first 24 hours postoperatively.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms in a Jamaican Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.167
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of GERD symptoms in Jamaican subjects within the previous year was 71.1%. Weekly symptoms was present in 18.6% with moderate or greater severity in 11.7%. The most common and bothersome symptom was heartburn. Nocturnal symptoms occurred in 17.8%. In persons with GERD symptoms, 24.2% (P= 0.000) saw a doctor and 38.6% took medication (p<0.0001).

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Objectives: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common conditions seen in general medical practice which is associated with an impaired quality of life. This study determined the prevalence of GERD symptoms in a Jamaican population

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11 Jul, 2016
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2016

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Jamaican Youth Health Status 2005

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Pages: 
533–8
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This study of adolescents (10–15 years old) attending schools in Jamaica found that most were not involved in risky behaviour. However, it pointed to some critical areas of concern regarding their nutritional status, physical activity of emotional well-being, drug use and sexual activity.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

National Health Surveys and Health Policy: Impact of the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and the Reproductive Health Surveys

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372–9
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Over the last 30 years, national health surveys, such as the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and Reproductive Health Surveys, have helped to document the burden of disease and influence public health policy in Jamaica. It is envisioned that expansion and systemic integration of these surveys in Jamaica will serve to improve health and development.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Colorectal Anastomotic Leakage at the University Hospital of the West Indies – An Analysis of Risk Factors

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.014
Synopsis: 
This analysis of colorectal anastomoses at a tertiary institution in Jamaica demonstrates acceptable leak and mortality rates. No modifiable risk factors were identified as contributing to anastomotic leaks.
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Background: Anastomotic leakage remains a concern in general surgical practice. The significance lies in the resultant abdominal sepsis, related morbidity and mortality, risk of anastomotic loss, permanent stoma creation and the effect on local recurrence and overall patient survival in colorectal cancer cases.
 
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25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in the Era of Endovascular Repair

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636–40
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Despite improved outcomes being demonstrated with emerging technologies and in specialized centres, this study demonstrates that the open approach to abdominal aortic aneurysm repair remains a safe treatment option in an environment where advanced resources may not be accessible.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Glaucoma Medication Compliance Issues in a Jamaican Hospital Eye Clinic

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Pages: 
541–7
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The level of glaucoma compliance medications was improved in females and those who understood their diagnosis and had no comorbid diseases.

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Objective: To investigate the level of compliance with glaucoma medications in a clinic setting and the factors associated with failed compliance.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Delays in Presentations of Stroke Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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Pages: 
341–6
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Early diagnosis of patients with stroke is paramount in order to achieve benefits from thrombolytic therapy. Public education, improved access to pre-hospital care and healthcare personnel along with prompt neuroimaging are some means by which care can be improved.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

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