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G Gordon-Strachan

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in an Eastern Caribbean Island: Prevalence of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases and Associated Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in the British Virgin Islands

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429–36
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Environmental and behavioural changes such as lifestyle related habits represent modifiable risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. National strategies should be implemented to control cardiovascular diseases, educate the population and promote healthy lifestyle habits in the British Virgin Islands.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 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

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

Role of Routine Chest Radiographs in the Evaluation of Patients with Stable Blunt Chest Trauma – A Prospective Analysis

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64–72
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The study sought to assess the test performance characteristics of clinical judgement in the evaluation of stable blunt chest trauma patients compared with chest radiography in the determination of significant intra-thoracic injury. The study revealed that physicians in the local emergency department may be over-utilizing chest radiographs for patients who had stable blunt chest trauma.


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Objective: The study sought to assess the test performance characteristics of clinical judgement in the evaluation of stable blunt chest trauma patients compared with chest radiography (CXR) in the determination of significant intra-thoracic injury.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Dengue Infection in Patients Presenting with Neurological Manifestations in a Dengue Endemic Population

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373–6
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Results from this study support the need to include dengue in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with suspected viral central nervous system infections.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013

Severe Sepsis in the Emergency Department – An Observational Cohort Study from the University Hospital of the West Indies

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10.7727/wimj.2012.194
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224–9
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This study sought to describe the incidence, treatment and outcomes of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock at the University Hospital of the West Indies where early goal directed therapy (EGDT) is not yet practised. Sepsis treatment patterns were found to be consistent with “best practice”.

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Objective: To describe the incidence, treatment and outcomes of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in a setting where early goal directed therapy (EGDT) is not routinely performed.

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24 Sep, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

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