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Prevalence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Surgical Wards of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.311
Pages: 
57-9
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the surgical wards of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago, was found to be 39.5%. Risk factors included the age range of 60–69 years, patients with co-morbidities, hospital stays of over one week, previous surgery and prior use of antibiotics.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with soft tissue infections in surgical patients. In severe cases, it may result in pneumonia, septicaemia and osteomyelitis. Limited data are available with regard to its prevalence and associations in the Caribbean. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of MRSA in patients hospitalized in the surgical wards of the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (POSGH), Trinidad and Tobago, and determine associated risk factors.

Revised: 
22 Aug, 2016
Accepted: 
26 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2016

Perianal Giant Condylomata Acuminata: Buschke-Lowenstein Tumour

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.147

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
09 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 14 May, 2015

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Time-dependent Degradation Pattern of Cardiac Troponin T in Cases of Death by Burn

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.232
Pages: 
226–9
Synopsis: 
We investigated time-dependent alterations in cardiac troponin T associated with fatal burns. In such cases, this knowledge will assist in knowing if there were previous scars that might have mimicked a burn and also help to properly evaluate the real cause of death.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Death due to burn occurs frequently. This study investigated time-dependent alterations in cardiac troponin T (cTnT) associated with fatal burns.

Accepted: 
16 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 13 Apr, 2015
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