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Medical Radiation: Status and Availability in The Bahamas

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.179
Pages: 
493–97
Synopsis: 
This study was used to provide an understanding of where The Bahamas stands, regarding staffing, equipment and quality assurance. Approximately, 62% of the examined clinics were located in New Providence, with 84% of said clinics belonging to the private sector.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 21 Dec, 2018

Medical Radiation: Status and Availability in The Bahamas

Synopsis: 
This study was used to provide an understanding of where The Bahamas stands, regarding staffing, equipment and quality assurance. Approximately, 62% of the examined clinics were located in New Providence, with 84% of said clinics belonging to the private sector.
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 04 Dec, 2018

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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.

Radiation Safety Standards for X-Ray Facilities: Protocol for Plain Radiography

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.200
Synopsis: 
Radiation Safety Standards for X-Ray Facilities is a review paper with the aim of promoting radiation protection in Jamaica’s Radiology Departments considering the increasing utilization of the field for medical diagnosis in the Jamaican population.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The research focus was to review radiation safety guidelines for x-ray departments.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 29 Jun, 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.

Impacts of Maternal Fish Consumption and Natural Environment on Placental Mercury Levels in Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.239
Pages: 
346–51
Synopsis: 
Maternal fish consumption, as well as, residence can influence placental mercury concentration. The highest placental mercury was found in areas within bauxitic soil.

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Objective: Mercury is a neurotoxin that is introduced to pregnant women from the soil, air pollutants and fish intake. Mercury in the placenta can be a biomarker for both maternal and fetal exposure. The objective of this study was to investigate how dietary patterns and environmental conditions can affect mercury concentration levels in the human placenta.

Accepted: 
01 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 17 Nov, 2015

Applying Radiation Safety Standards in Diagnostic Radiology in Jamaica

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.385
Synopsis: 
Thermo-luminiscent dosimeters badges are the main dosimeters employed in Jamaica with no protocol in place specifying their safe use and storage. This paper seeks to evaluate the radiation safety practices employed in Jamaican radiology centers in accordance with international standards, and offer recommendations where necessary.
ABSTRACT
 
Objectives: To assess the current status of radiological safety practices in Jamaica and recommend radiation management and safety practices in accordance with the Jamaican Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2015. 
 
Accepted: 
05 Oct, 2016
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e-Published: 03 Nov, 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.

An Overview of Cardiac Pacing in Jamaica. Part II: Indications, Modes and Arrhythmia Prevalence

DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.432
Synopsis: 
This article explores the indications for implantation, modes of pacing and the prevalence of arrhythmias in patients attending pacemaker clinic in Jamaica. This is the first report of its kind for Jamaica and one of very few in the Caribbean.

ABSTRACT

Objective:  To present a report of the indications for cardiac pacing, modes of pacing and the prevalence of arrhythmias in Jamaica

Accepted: 
01 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Sep, 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.

An Overview of Cardiac Pacing in Jamaica. Part I: Demographic Factors

DOI: 
10:7727/wimj.2016.1431
Synopsis: 
This article explores the demographics of patients attending pacemaker clinic in Jamaica. This is the first report of its kind for Jamaica and lays the foundation for the undertaking of future surveys as the practice continues to evolve in Jamaica.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To present a report of the demographics of cardiac pacing in Jamaica.

Accepted: 
01 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Sep, 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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