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Acute Pancreatitis – Guidelines to Management

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

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

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Jamaican Perspective

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Pages: 
289–92
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In patients admitted with upper GI bleed, the majority were males of middle age. The leading causes were duodenal ulcer (28%), erosive gastritis (20%) and gastric ulcer (13%). The overall mortality was 5.7%, rebleeding occurred in 4.8% of patients and 5% underwent surgery. The average duration of hospital stay was 6.6 days.

 ABSTRACT

Background: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) remains one of the most common clinical life-threatening emergencies which is associated with a high morbidity, mortality and medical care costs.

 Objectives: This study reviews the clinical features, management and outcomes of patients with UGIB seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Jamaica, between January 2006 and December 2008.

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e-Published: 30 Jan, 2014

A Review of Clostridium difficile Infection at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.180
Pages: 
413–8
Synopsis: 
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) per total stool samples and per total admissions increased at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. Although most cases were nosocomial, there was a greater than expected frequency of community acquired CDI. Ceftazidime was the most common antibiotic associated with CDI.

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Objectives: This study examined the frequency of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) among hospital admission and diarrhoeal stool samples over a six-year period.

Accepted: 
11 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015
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