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A Case for a Holistic Approach to the Improvement of Compliance among Hypertensive Patients: A Hospital Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.156
Pages: 
271–3
Synopsis: 
A recent survey of hypertensive patients at the Emergency Department of the University of the West Indies revealed that more than a third were non-compliant with their prescribed medications and more than half had poorly controlled blood pressure. Providing access to drug is inadequate and a more holistic approach is required to reduce blood pressure on the population level.
 

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Accepted: 
16 May, 2014
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014

Differences and Similarities in Explanatory Models of Hypertension in the United States of America, Tanzania and Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.302
Pages: 
238–46
Synopsis: 
Health beliefs drive health behaviour, yet the health beliefs of racially similar but culturally divergent groups in regards to hypertension have yet to be explored. We examine the differences and similarities amongst racially “black” emergency department patients in the United States of America, Jamaica and Tanzania.

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Background: Misperceptions detract from effective disease management in a number of conditions but the nature of underlying illness beliefs and their relative consistency in patients with chronic hypertension (cHTN) who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with poor blood pressure control is not known.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Severe Sepsis in the Emergency Department – An Observational Cohort Study from the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.194
Pages: 
224–9
Synopsis: 
This study sought to describe the incidence, treatment and outcomes of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock at the University Hospital of the West Indies where early goal directed therapy (EGDT) is not yet practised. Sepsis treatment patterns were found to be consistent with “best practice”.

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Objective: To describe the incidence, treatment and outcomes of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in a setting where early goal directed therapy (EGDT) is not routinely performed.

Accepted: 
24 Sep, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013
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