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Guidelines for Appropriate Preoperative Investigations of Patients for Elective Surgery

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.196
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39–45

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Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Acute Pancreatitis – Guidelines to Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.193
Pages: 
10–7

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Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Guidelines in Surgery: Implications for Quality of Care at the University Hospital of the West Indies and Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.191
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1–2
Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Clinicopathological Features of Colorectal Cancer at the Extremes of Age

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.443
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CRC in the young and elderly patients is not uncommon. Patients present with locally advanced disease and similar clinicopathological features to patients of a screenable age, emphasizing the importance of clinical vigilance if we are going to diagnose and treat these patients in a timely manner.

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Objective: To determine the clinicopathological features of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) at the extremes of age and compare differences across the younger and older age groups.

Accepted: 
24 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 18 May, 2017

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Colonic Diaphragm in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Case Report from the Caribbean

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.488

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Accepted: 
30 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 30 Oct, 2015

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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.

Trauma: The Burden of a Preventable Problem

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Pages: 
26–8
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Jamaica Trauma Registry data analysis shows that the majority of hospitalized patients were males suffering from penetrating trauma. Their care were largely state funded.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Management of Breast Abscesses in Jamaican Women Is There Need for a Paradigm Shift?

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Pages: 
245–8
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The traditional management of breast abscesses results in significant patient morbidity, prolonged hospital stay, increased expense and loss of productive work hours. Non-operative management has not traditionally been undertaken in our institution and prospective protocolbased trials are necessary to identify the patients most suitable for this line of management in a setting with limited resources.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

Should Delayed Cholecystectomy Following Acute Calculous Cholecystitis Be Discouraged in a Resource-restricted Setting?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.006
Pages: 
388–92
Synopsis: 
Even in a resource-restricted setting, delayed cholecystectomy following acute calculous cholecystitis results in delays in definitive management with ensuing complications during the waiting period. Early cholecystectomy should be encouraged.

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Background: Early cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) reduces hospital stay and complications during the waiting period. The purpose of this study is to establish the patterns of management of ACC at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and to evaluate the advantages of early versus delayed cholecystectomy.

Accepted: 
02 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 27 Apr, 2015

Adequacy of Lymph Node Harvesting in Colorectal Cancer Management Improving Standards, Ensuring Quality

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Pages: 
134–8
Synopsis: 
The adequacy of lymph node resection at the University Hospital of the West Indies meets accepted standards for right-sided colon cancers but is less than adequate for left-sided cancers. Ensuring adequate node sampling is a dual responsibility of the reporting pathologist and attending surgeon as this has important implications for treatment, prognosis and quality of care.


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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the adequacy of nodal sampling in resection specimens for colorectal carcinoma in a Jamaican population.

Methods: The pathology records of all patients who underwent operation for colorectal carcinoma at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) during the five-year period, 2003−2007, were reviewed. Pertinent clinical and pathologic data were obtained and analysed.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

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

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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.
 
Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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