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When Mathematics and Medicine Unite - A Review of the Use of Deterministic Compartmental Models in Epidemiology

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.113
Synopsis: 
This paper reviews the use of deterministic compartmental models in epidemiology and the usefulness of the basic reproduction number and contact rate and their relationship to disease eradication. The construction of the three compartment [SIR] model is examined and its mathematical description and underlying assumptions discussed. The application of the derived variables to common diseases is discussed.

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Accepted: 
13 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 15 Nov, 2017

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Burden of Palliative Care in a Public General Hospital Setting

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.046
Pages: 
91-5
Synopsis: 
The number of patients who required palliative care in Trinidad and Tobago was unknown. This pilot study assessed the prevalence of palliative care patients on an acute general medicine ward of a public hospital and found a one-month prevalence of about 23%.

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Objective: The number of palliative care patients in Trinidad and Tobago is unknown. The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of palliative care patients on a public general medical ward.

Accepted: 
04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 23 Nov, 2015

Evaluation of Asthma Control using Patient Based Measures and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

Issue: 
Pages: 
214–18
Synopsis: 
Patients over-estimate asthma control. Approximately 80% of patients attending specialist care in Trinidad have uncontrolled asthma. The Asthma Control Test and the Royal College of Physicians ‘three questions test’ evaluated disease control comparably. Formal evaluation of asthma control is recommended.

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Objective: Asthma control has not been formally evaluated in the Caribbean. This study evaluated disease control on The Asthma Control Test (ACT), The Royal College of Physicians “Three questions” for Assessing Asthma Control (RCP), peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and patients’ self-assessment of control.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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