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Acute Pancreatitis – Guidelines to Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.193
Pages: 
10–7

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Traumatic Cardiac Tamponade in the Golden Hour

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.219

INTRODUCTION

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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Discrepancies between Clinical and Autopsy Diagnoses in the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of the West Indies

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.192
Pages: 
311–7
Synopsis: 
The discrepancy rate between the clinical and autopsy cause of death diagnoses was 36.8%. The high frequency of discrepant diagnoses among older age groups, combined with the diagnostic challenges in the Emergency Department related to time and patient co-morbidities, highlight the need to increase the autopsy rate.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine the cause of death diagnoses and the discrepancy rate between clinical and autopsy diagnoses in the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
29 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 06 Nov, 2015

An Unusual Case of Primary Spontaneous Tension Pneumothorax in a Jamaican Female

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.301
Pages: 
274–7

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Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014

Horner’s Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Pathophysiology and Clinical Features

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.004
Pages: 
278–80

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Tumours of the superior sulcus of the lung, commonly referred to as Pancoast tumours, present with characteristic clinical symptoms and signs. An interesting case of a patient who presented with such a tumour is presented. The pathophysiology, clinical features and approach to management are reviewed.

Revised: 
19 Jun, 2014
Accepted: 
08 Jul, 2014
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e-Published: 17 Jul, 2014

The Effect of Hurricane Ivan on Emergency Department Operations at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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Pages: 
232–5
Synopsis: 
The authors conducted a descriptive retrospective record-based incidence study of all admissions to the Emergency Department (ED) during a hurricane. Injuries that took place during the hurricane period represented 40% of the total patients seen. Overall, the coping mechanism of the ED was adequate for this magnitude of disaster.

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e-Published: 05 Jun, 2013

Evaluation of Waiting Times and Sonographic Findings in Patients with First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Can Emergency Department Ultrasound Make a Difference?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.230
Pages: 
247–51
Synopsis: 
This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate how long pregnant female patients with vaginal bleeding in the first trimester wait for a pelvic ultrasound. The majority of patients had sonographic findings that would have allowed safe and timely discharge from the emergency department had ultrasound been available at the point of care.
 

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Accepted: 
26 Nov, 2013
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e-Published: 11 Jun, 2014

Stress, Burnout and Coping among Emergency Physicians at a Major Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.330
Pages: 
262–6
Synopsis: 
Emergency physicians at a major hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, scored high on stress and components of burnout. Interventions aimed at reducing the occupational contributors to stress and improving levels of coping will reduce the risk of burnout and enhance their psychological well-being.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The study examined the prevalence of stress, burnout, and coping, and the relationship between these variables among emergency physicians at a teaching hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.

Methods: Thirty out of 41 physicians in the Emergency Department completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory, Perceived Stress Scale, Ways of Coping Questionnaire, and a background questionnaire. Descriptive statistical analyses were conducted.

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

Delays in Presentations of Stroke Patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies

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Pages: 
341–6
Synopsis: 
Early diagnosis of patients with stroke is paramount in order to achieve benefits from thrombolytic therapy. Public education, improved access to pre-hospital care and healthcare personnel along with prompt neuroimaging are some means by which care can be improved.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013

Role of Routine Chest Radiographs in the Evaluation of Patients with Stable Blunt Chest Trauma – A Prospective Analysis

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Pages: 
64–72
Synopsis: 
The study sought to assess the test performance characteristics of clinical judgement in the evaluation of stable blunt chest trauma patients compared with chest radiography in the determination of significant intra-thoracic injury. The study revealed that physicians in the local emergency department may be over-utilizing chest radiographs for patients who had stable blunt chest trauma.


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Objective: The study sought to assess the test performance characteristics of clinical judgement in the evaluation of stable blunt chest trauma patients compared with chest radiography (CXR) in the determination of significant intra-thoracic injury.

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

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