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J Mullings

The Impact of Visual Impairment on the Quality of Life of Diabetic Patients Attending the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.179
Synopsis: 
Visual loss from diabetic retinopathy can affect the quality of life (QOL) of diabetic patients. This study assesses the impact of visual impairment on the QOL, and relationship of other factors, including age, marital status, employment, exercise and diet compliance.

ABSTRACT

Objective:  To assess the impact of visual impairment on the quality of life (QOL) of patients with diabetic retinopathy attending the Retina Eye Clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

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Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleed: Review of Clinical Course and Outcome in Hospitalized Patients

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.188
Pages: 
679–83
Synopsis: 
Acute lower GI bleed (ALGIB) in 189 hospitalized patients were reviewed. The mean age was 67 years with 55% female and 80 % of patients had comorbid illnesses. Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) use was present in 24% and 16%, respectively. The leading causes of ALGIB were diverticular disease 56%, colorectal cancer and haemorrhoidal disease 11% each and colonic polyps 8.5%. Recurrent bleeding occurred in 3.7%; 19% of patients required emergency surgery and blood transfusion was given in 43%. The average hospitalization stay was seven days. Overall mortality was 2.6%.

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

The Quality and Completeness of 2008 Perinatal and Under-five Mortality Data from Vital Registration, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.115
Pages: 
3–16
Synopsis: 
Registration of stillbirths (69%) and under-five deaths (79%) improved from 1998–2008. Stillbirth certificates lacked cause of death information and neonatal deaths due to prematurity and birth asphyxia were often misclassified. Stillbirth, infant and under-five mortality rates were 15, 20 and 22/1000, respectively.
 

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Objective:  To evaluate the completeness and timeliness of registration of stillbirths and under-five deaths and the validity of the certification and coding process.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Epidemic Management: A Caribbean University’s Response to the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak

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203–7
Synopsis: 
University settings represent prime opportunities for disease outbreaks. Effective strategies for successful outbreak management should focus on a multi-sector approach. Coordinated and integrated planning and action should include all levels of the university administration and the wider community.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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