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Transfer of Head-injured Patients in Jamaica: Is there a Problem?

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220–24
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The transfer of head-injured patients, many with multiple injuries, is not being performed in a manner consistent with modern medical practice. There is urgent need for implementation of a standardized protocol for the transfer of such patients in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Colorectal Anastomotic Leakage at the University Hospital of the West Indies – An Analysis of Risk Factors

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10.7727/wimj.2013.014
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This analysis of colorectal anastomoses at a tertiary institution in Jamaica demonstrates acceptable leak and mortality rates. No modifiable risk factors were identified as contributing to anastomotic leaks.
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Background: Anastomotic leakage remains a concern in general surgical practice. The significance lies in the resultant abdominal sepsis, related morbidity and mortality, risk of anastomotic loss, permanent stoma creation and the effect on local recurrence and overall patient survival in colorectal cancer cases.
 
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25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Surgical and Intensive Care needs of Head-injured Patients Transferred to the University Hospital of the West Indies

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The majority of transferred head-injured patients sustained mild injuries with a third requiring surgical procedures and 19% requiring Intensive Care Unit care. Appropriate educational, training and transfer programmes and transfer policies must be implemented to minimize inappropriate transfers.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Pre-published Manuscript

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In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

The Prevalence of Seat Belt Use in Kingston, Jamaica: A Follow-up Observational Study Five Years after the Introduction of Legislation

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327–9
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An observational cross-sectional study of seatbelt utilization conducted in Kingston, Jamaica, showed 81.2% utilization by private motor vehicle drivers and 74.0%, by front seat passengers. This was significantly improved compared to 21.1% and 13.6% respectively in 1996, before the introduction of legislation in 1999 (p < 0.001). Females were significantly more likely than males to wear seat belts, both when driving (92.5% vs 77.3%; p < 0.001) and as front seat passengers (79.9% vs 66.3%; p < 0 001).

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013
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