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Association Between Exposure/Non-Exposure to the Mandatory Seat Belt Law with Regards to Compliance in Vehicle Accident Victims – A Hospital Review

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236–9
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It is concluded from this hospital-based study that the mandatory seat belt law was associated with increased seat belt use in vehicle accident victims. However, current data from the Road Traffic Agency indicated that there is still an alarming number of fatalities. This clearly suggests that additional public health measures are needed to address the epidemic of motor vehicle trauma in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Health Impact of Research in Emergency Medicine – Moving Forward in the Field

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447–51
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The research impact on health issues from the specialty of emergency medicine is discussed. Emphasis is placed on the epidemiology of common diseases, the role of collaboration within the specialty and the value of conducting clinical trials.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

The Evolution of Emergency Medicine in Jamaica

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161–5
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The evolution of emergency medicine in Jamaica over the past two decades is described. There is room for improvement in many areas including pre-hospital care, trauma and disaster preparedness.


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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Image and Diagnosis: Cutaneous Larva Migrans

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210–11
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Penetrating Neck Trauma and the Aberrant Subclavian Artery

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288–93

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Vascular injuries from penetrating trauma to the base of the neck are accompanied by significant morbidity and potential mortality. These injuries require several diagnostic adjuncts in order to facilitate early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Herein reported is the case of a patient who sustained penetrating injury to the thoracic inlet but had a fortuitous anomaly that prevented vascular injury and its attendant complications.

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e-Published: 02 Jul, 2013

Metastatic Gas Gangrene

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101–2
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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Ethylene Glycol Poisoning: Highlighting the Role of the Caribbean Poison Information Centre

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456–7
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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2013

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