Close Menu

S Shah

Colorectal Cancer: Guidelines to Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.195
Pages: 
27–38

ABSTRACT

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in Jamaica. Unique features may exist in this predominantly black population that impact management. Additionally, there is rationalization of some resources that may impose restrictions on the widespread applicability of some international guidelines. We have developed here guidelines that are consistent with the best available evidence and which are appropriate to use in our local context.

Accepted: 
09 Dec, 2018
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Accuracy of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography in Detecting Rotator Cuff Tears

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.154
Pages: 
143-7
Synopsis: 
Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain and are responsible for substantial loss of productivity and health-related costs. This study evaluated the authors’ experience with magnetic resonance arthrography and proposed diagnostic algorithms.

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 14 Dec, 2017

Radiation Dose Distribution for Patients Undergoing Routine Radiological Scans for Kidney Stone Diagnosis at the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.589
Synopsis: 
Radiation dose distribution for patients undergoing routine radiological scans for kidney stone diagnosis at the University Hospital of the West Indies is a quasi-experimental study with the aim to better understand the radiation dose received by patients that undergo radiological scans for the diagnosis of kidney stone at the University Hospital of the West Indies.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate the radiation dose received by patients undergoing routine plain x-ray and computed tomography scans for kidney stone studies.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 31 Jan, 2017

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Jamaican Patient Population

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.349
Pages: 
557-60
Synopsis: 
Prevalence of NAFLD on abdominal ultrasound was 2.4%. Increased BMI was present in 85.5%. Risk factors identified were age, obesity, diabetes, and dyslipidaemia. Hepatomegaly was present in 10.7% of patients, elevated serum AST in 21.2% of patients tested and elevated ALT in 3.7%.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study determined the prevalence and clinical features of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease over a 6 year period in a patient population.

Methods: Patients diagnosed with fatty liver disease by ultrasound and/or liver biopsy between June 2006 to June 2012 at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica were reviewed.

Accepted: 
21 Aug, 2015
PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 28 Dec, 2015

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

Issue: 
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.

ABSTRACT

PDF Attachment: 
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013
Subscribe to RSS - S Shah
Top of Page