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MA Frankson

Clinical Presentation, Demographics and Outcomes of Cases of Tuberculosis at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas 2014─2016

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10.7727/wimj.2018.114
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This article describes the incidence of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of Tuberculosis at Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, The Bahamas between 2014-2016.

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Objectives: To determine incidences of cases, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and outcomes of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in The Bahamas, 2014─2016.

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e-Published: 08 Mar, 2019

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Impact of the ‘Providing Access to Continued Education’ Programme on Repeat Teenage Pregnancy in The Bahamas

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10.7727/wimj.2014.281
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332-6

 

Objective: To determine the relationship of determinants such as age, ethnicity, education and sexual behaviour with repeat teenage pregnancy and to determine the impact of  Providing Access to Continued Education (PACE) Programme in reducing repeat teenage pregnancy amongst its participants in the Bahamas.  

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31 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 15 May, 2015

Knowledge and Practice of Occupational Infection Control among Healthcare Workers in Jamaica

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147–52
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Healthcare workers at two hospitals in Jamaica were aware of the risk of transmission of infection, however compliance with universal precautions was inadequate. Guidelines are needed for compliance with universal precautions.

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Objective: To assess the knowledge, compliance and practice among healthcare workers of occupational infection control at two hospitals in Jamaica.

Methods: Employing a cross-sectional study design, medical personnel (physicians and nurses) at two hospitals in Jamaica, were studied, utilizing a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 items to collect the data.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Prevalence of Needlestick Injuries and other High Risk Exposures Among Healthcare Workers in Jamaica

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153–8
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Needlestick injuries (47%) and other high risk exposures (31%) among physicians and nurses were high in two hospitals in Jamaica. Reporting and post-exposure management were inadequate. A comprehensive programme to decrease these occupational hazards and regular surveillance are needed.

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Objective: To assess the prevalence of needlestick injuries (NSIs) and other high risk exposures among healthcare workers at two hospitals in Jamaica.

Methods: Employing a cross-sectional study design, medical personnel (physicians, nurses) at two hospitals in Jamaica, were studied, utilizing a structured questionnaire consisting of 14 items to collect data on needle stick injuries and other injuries.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Dynamics of Antibiotic Usage in the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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159–64
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A cross-sectional, analytical study of antibiotic usage patterns at the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies was conducted on consecutive admissions between July and December 2007. Areas for improvement identified included attention to appropriate prophylactic antibiotic use and duration of courses, and use of de-escalation.

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Objective: To determine antibiotic usage patterns in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Behaviour among Junior High School Students in New Providence, Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.169
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318–22
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Junior high schools students in New Providence, Bahamas, have fairly accurate knowledge of HIV/AIDS but misconceptions regarding transmission are still prevalent.

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Objective: To determine accuracy of knowledge and sexual behaviour patterns of junior high school students in New Providence towards HIV/AIDS and identify gender variations.

Methods: A cross-sectional study with cluster sampling of classrooms was undertaken at two schools utilizing a questionnaire. SPSS was used for statistical analysis.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Febrile Neutropaenia in Cancer Patients

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209–14
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Gram-negative organisms are the predominant isolates in febrile neutropaenic episodes in this cohort of patients. Non-neutropaenic patients had an increased mortality with an increase in Acinetobacter infections and multiple infections.

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Backgrounds: Febrile neutropaenia is a common complication of chemotherapy in cancer patients.
Empirical antibiotic regimes are based on the epidemiological characteristics of bacterial isolates globally and locally.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013
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