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Factors Associated with High-grade Smear ARB Positivity Levels in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.600
Synopsis: 
The aim of the study was investigate clinical and radiological risk factors to predict high-grade ARB-positive (more infectious) pulmonary tuberculosis cases. Patients with coughing and a moderate to high level of radiological involvement should be closely monitored due to their high level risk of transmission.

ABSTRACT

Objective: High grade level of smear acido-resistant bacilli (ARB) positivity has been linked to increased infectiousness in pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).The ability to predict infectiousness is important in the management of the disease. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between smear results, the clinical features and the levels of radiological involvement of TB

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 22 Apr, 2016

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The Place of Atopy in the Aetiology of Acute Appendicitis in Children

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.005
Pages: 
287–90
Synopsis: 
The aetiology of appendicitis is multifactorial, although it is affected by several precursor factors. While there are several known factors in acute appendicitis, the cause cannot be identified in some cases. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether allergic diseases cause a disposition to appendicitis.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Appendicitis, the most common cause of abdominal pain requiring surgery in children, refers to inflammation of the vermiform appendix. The aetiology of appendicitis is multifactorial, although it is affected by several precursor factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether allergic diseases cause a disposition to appendicitis.

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2016

Single Center Study on Clinical Features of 595 Behçet's Disease Patients in Turkey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.512
Synopsis: 
This study evaluated the clinical spectrum of Behçet’s disease in both pediatric and adult patients and aimed to present the risk factors for severe organ involvements. The clinical features of children were found similar to the adults. While pathergy positivity was evaluated as a good prognostic factor, male gender and ocular involvement was associated with poor prognosis.

ABSTRACT

Objective: We aimed to evaluate the clinical spectrum of Behçet’s disease in both pediatric and adult patients, and find out the risk factors for severe organ involvements.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 25 Jan, 2017

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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.

Comparison of Mortality Risk Factors in Elderly and Young Pulmonary Embolism Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.147
Synopsis: 
Pulmonary embolism(PE) has a high mortality, particularly in the elderly patients. Higher sPESI, presence of co-morbidities, as well as high BUN and CRP levels are associated with increased mortality risk in elderly PE cases.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine clinical, radiological, and laboratory findings as well as mortality rates in younger and older patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and investigate risk factors associated with mortality in elderly patients. 

Accepted: 
24 Aug, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2016

Disclaimer

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 Place of Atopy in the Aetiology of Acute Appendicitis in Children

DOI: 
10.7725/wimj.2015.005
Synopsis: 
The etiology of appendicitis is multifactorial, although it is affected by several precursor factors. While there are several known factors in acute appendicitis, the cause cannot be identified in some cases. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether allergic diseases cause a disposition to appendicitis

ABSTRACT

Objective: Appendicitis, the most common cause of abdominal pain requiring surgery in children, refers to inflammation of the vermiform appendix. The etiology of appendicitis is multifactorial, although it is affected by several precursor factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether allergic diseases cause a disposition to appendicitis.

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2015
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016

Disclaimer

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.

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