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Microbial Isolates from Patients in an Intensive Care Unit, and Associated Risk Factors

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225–31
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Sputum, blood and urine cultures done in ICU patients at the UHWI showed a predominance of gram-negative organisms. Risk factors for positive cultures included mechanical ventilation > 5 days, CVP line insertion > 7 days, pre-admission infection, prior use of antibiotics, increasing APACHE II score and increasing age.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Anaesthesia for Operative Deliveries at the University Hospital of the West Indies: A Change of Practice

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187–191
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In 1996, more than 90% of the Caesarean sections at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, were being done under general anaesthesia. By 2001, more than 80% of the Caesarean sections were done under spinal anaesthesia.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Vomiting Post Tonsillectomy at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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59–64
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Vomiting post tonsillectomy is a distressing complication that increases patient discomfort and prolongs hospital stay. Decreasing its incidence would facilitate a move to more day-case tonsillectomies.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013
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