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Radiological Abnormalities and Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.203
Pages: 
497–502
Synopsis: 
This study investigated the association of radiological abnormalities and asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients with sickle cell disease. No association was seen and there was no increased risk of symptomatic urinary tract infections in these patients.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in sickle cell disease (SCD) in Jamaica is 5.3%. This study sought to determine the association between ASB and anatomical urological abnormalities and symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Accepted: 
14 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 05 Oct, 2017

Worse Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes in Patients Who Smoke Both Tobacco and Marijuana

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.080
Synopsis: 
We compared the clinical course and outcomes for the patients admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who smoked tobacco and marijuana versus tobacco only. The results showed earlier onset of advanced COPD with more frequent progression to cor pulmonale and death in tobacco and marijuana smokers.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To compare clinical course and outcomes in patients admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) who smoke tobacco plus marijuana versus tobacco only.

Accepted: 
31 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 31 May, 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.

French Support for Caribbean Medical Cooperation

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.145

The Editor,

Sir,

Medical cooperation plays a major role in the improvement of healthcare in developing countries, including in the Caribbean region. Collective action to promote the health of the Caribbean people was taken several decades ago through the formation of the Caribbean Cooperation in Health (1). There have been improvements in important health indicators such as maternal and child health, and immunization. 

Accepted: 
16 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 20 Jul, 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 Detection of Mupirocin Resistance and the Distribution of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

Issue: 
Pages: 
509–13
Synopsis: 
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an important cause of nosocomial infection. Nasal carriage plays an important role in its spread and is usually treated by topical mupirocin. The emergence of mupirocin resistance is significant since it is one of the few topical antimicrobial agents shown to be safe and effective.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine the susceptibility of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates to Mupirocin and other antimicrobial agents and to record the prevalence and distribution of this organism at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013
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