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Atropa Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade) Poisoning in Childhood

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.457
Synopsis: 
Atropa belladonna intoxication may seriously progress in the act of late diagnosis and treatment in childhood. It is crucial to realize that in Atropa belladonna poisoning, patients should be evaluated carefully in terms of intensive care needs. Patients with Glasgow Coma Scale <12 should be observed in the intensive care unit.

ABSTRACT

Background: A very small amount of Atropa belladonna (AB) can lead to serious symptoms of poisoning and can cause death in children. In this study, demographic, clinic and laboratory results of AB poisoning were evaluated.

Accepted: 
08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Dec, 2015

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How Approprıate are the Lengths of Syringe Needles Used for Subcutaneous Injections to the Children of School Age?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.229
Synopsis: 
Today, relatively smaller pen needles compared with those previously used are recommended for subcutaneous insulin therapy. Currently, the available shortest pen needles for subcutaneous injections is 4 mm in length, each. Even when the shortest pen needle is used, the risk for intramuscular injection during subcutaneous injection is 50% in boys aged 6–8 years, while it is 25% in those aged 9–12 years and 13–17 years for each. It is 25% in all the three age groups among the girls. Smaller pen needles can help to achieve more accurate subcutaneous injections.

ABSTRACT

Aims:  To define the normal ranges of the thicknesses of the skin and subcutaneous tissues via ultrasonography, and to determine whether the current syringe needle-lengths used for the subcutaneous injections were appropriate.

Methods: The thicknesses of the skin and subcutaneous tissues of 2244 studentswere measured at the left arm using ultrasonography. Patients were divided into three groups based on age: 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 17 year.

Accepted: 
18 May, 2015
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e-Published: 15 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.

The Value of Carina Angle Measurement for the Diagnosis of Patent Ductus Arteriosus

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.317
Synopsis: 
The probability of the appearance of a widened carina angle on X rays is increased by the presence of patent ductus arteriosus.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: We aimed to assess whether the widened carina angle displayed on X-ray supports the presumptive presence of patent ductus arteriosus.

Accepted: 
25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Jan, 2016

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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.

Brucellosis Associated with Isolated Thrombocytopenia

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.070

The Editor,

Sir,

Brucellosis, a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution, is an infectious disease primarily of domestic and wild animals. It remains an important public health problem in Turkey and can affect people at any age group, including children, representing 20% to 25% of cases.

Accepted: 
02 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 19 May, 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.

Clinical and Hematological Manifestations of Typhoid Fever in Children in Eastern Turkey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.354
Pages: 
154–7
Synopsis: 
Typhoid fever is a common and widely distributed food-borne disease that is a global major public health problem. This study was undertaken in order to determine the clinical and haematological presentation of typhoid fever in children.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Typhoid fever can involve various organs, leading to a wide range of presentations: from uncomplicated to complicated typhoid fever. The haematological changes are common in typhoid fever and include anaemia, leucopaenia, thrombocytopaenia and bleeding diathesis. This study was undertaken in order to determine the clinical and haematological presentation of typhoid fever in children.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2014
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e-Published: 12 Jan, 2016
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