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A McDonald

Characterization of Neuropathic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.164
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503–9
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This study sought to identify the amount of nociceptive, affective and neuropathic pain components in sickle cell disease (SCD) in Grenada, West Indies. Characterization of pain in SCD will contribute to increased awareness and promote the development of adequate and effective pain management guidelines.

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09 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 05 Oct, 2017

The Aetiology of Head Injury in Admitted Patients in Jamaica

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223–5
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Head injury in admitted patients is mainly due to road traffic accidents, falls and interpersonal violence. More effective prevention strategies including education and law enforcement are urgently warranted.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Paediatric Ocular Trauma Admissions to the University Hospital of the West Indies 2000–2005

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.181
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598–604
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This study assessed the paediatric ocular trauma admissions to the University Hospital of the West Indies between 2000 and 2005. Of the 145 paediatric admissions, 69.6% were males. The home was the most common place of injury and the stone was the most likely causative agent.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Hospitalization Trends in Adult Ocular Trauma at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.180
Pages: 
605–9
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Of the 252 adults who were admitted to the University Hospital of the West Indies between 2000 and 2005, 78.6% were males. The patient’s age, gender, aetiology, place of trauma, hospitalization period and surgical intervention were assessed to determine the burden of ocular disease on the population.

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e-Published: 24 Jan, 2013

Is Criminal Violence a Non-communicable Disease? Exploring the Epidemiology of Violence in Jamaica

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478–82
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Using a hybridized social-ecology model, this paper argues that criminal violence in Jamaica is a form of social contagion that can only be addressed by multidisciplinary, multi-level policy initiatives.
 
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014
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