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Mechanical Ventilation of Neonates at the University Hospital of the West Indies: 1987–2015

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.172
Pages: 
410–14
Synopsis: 
Access to mechanical ventilation by neonates has increased tremendously at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The present challenge however, is decreasing mortality in these neonates who access this technology.
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02 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

The Spectrum of Neonatal Disorders Managed at the University Hospital of the West Indies over the Past Two Decades

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.174
Pages: 
404–09
Synopsis: 
It is clear that a diverse spectrum of medical disorders is managed on the neonatal unit of the UHWI and that the fledgling neonatal unit providing basic care for neonates of the 1960s has matured into the level II Newborn Special Care Nursery and Level III NICU that it is today. The time is now opportune, for Neonatology to gain independent status as a Division of Neonatology within the Department of Child Health at the UHWI.
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02 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Neonatal Mortality at the University Hospital of the West Indies over Six Decades: Trends and Causes

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.173
Pages: 
398–403
Synopsis: 
There has been a decrease in the neonatal mortality rate over the past six decades but further intervention is needed to achieve the sustainable developmental goal of less than ten neonatal deaths per thousand live births at the UHWI.
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02 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Burden of Paediatric Sepsis in a Tertiary Centre from a Developing Country

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.040
Pages: 
137-42
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the case fatality rate of doctor diagnosed pediatric sepsis using administrative data. There was a high (13%) overall case fatality rate from doctor diagnosed pediatric sepsis during the five-year period studied.

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Background: Sepsis causes significant pediatric morbidity and mortality in developing countries. This audit describes the outcome of pediatric sepsis in the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica using administrative data from hospital records during 2010 to 2014.

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04 Jun, 2018
Accepted: 
21 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Mar, 2017

Pneumococcal Meningitis in Jamaican Children

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Pages: 
585–8
Synopsis: 
Meningitis is a common clinical syndrome of invasive pneumococcal disease and occurs in 23% of cases resulting in mortality and high morbidity among Jamaican children. Local seroepidemiological studies are urgently needed to inform national vaccine decisions. As an interim plan, policymakers should consider a risk-based strategy to vaccine prophylaxis that will ensure that high risk groups such as children with Sickle cell disease are offered currently available conjugate pneumococcal vaccines.

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Objective: To describe the clinical features and outcome of pneumococcal meningitis in Jamaican children.

Methods: All patients admitted to the Bustamante Hospital for Children, during the period 1995–1999, who had pneumococcus isolated from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or pleocytosis in association with a blood culture isolate of pneumococcus were selected. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013

Isoniazid-resistant Disseminated Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in a Jamaican Infant with HIV/AIDS

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298–301

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A case report of isoniazid-resistant disseminated tuberculosis in a young child perinatally co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) and the challenges managing this child in a resource-constrained setting.

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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2013
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