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Allocation of Places for Patients to Receive Dialysis in Low and Middle Income Countries: An Ethical Framework for Distributive Justice

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.517
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This paper proposes a dialysis allocation system incorporating the ethical principles of prognosis, saving the most lives, younger age prioritization and random selection weighted by waiting time. This system should result in fair and equitable access to dialysis in developing countries.

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11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 13 Jan, 2017

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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.

Psychopharmacological Options in the Management of Lupus Cerebritis: A Case Report

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10.7727/wimj.2016.345

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13 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 15 Sep, 2016

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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.

Relationship between Early Life Factors and Renal Function in Afro-Caribbean Young Adults: Analysis from the Jamaica 1986 Birth Cohort Study

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10.7727/wimj.2015.450
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165-72
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This study examines the relationship between birth weight and renal function among an Afro-Caribbean population of young adults from the 1986 Jamaica Birth Cohort. Our analyses show significant associations between low birth weight and reduced, estimated, glomerular filtration rate.

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Objective: To investigate the relationship between intrauterine growth and renal function among Jamaican young adults.

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08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Sep, 2015

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

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10.7727/wimj.2014.180
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413–8
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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.

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

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.084
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201–8
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This study estimated the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients of the University Hospital of the West Indies diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes. Approximately 86% of patients had CKD and 70% were at high risk for adverse outcomes.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) among patients attending the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Diabetes Clinic and to determine the proportion of patients at high risk for adverse outcomes.

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23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

Rhabdomyolysis and Dengue Fever: Is This More Common Than We Think?

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10.7727/wimj.2014.184
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171–2
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11 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

Ischaemic Heart Disease at the University Hospital of the West Indies: Trends in Hospital Admissions and Inpatient Mortality Rates 2005−2010

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.293
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424–30
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Ischaemic heart disease accounted for 12.1% of medical admissions at the University Hospital of the West Indies for the years 2005–2010. Inpatient mortality rate for acute myocardial infarction was 18.9%.

Objectives: This study aimed to estimate hospital admission rates and inpatient mortality rates for ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and its subtypes at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for the years 2005─2010, and to identify factors associated with inpatient mortality.

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14 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

Race, Gender and Adiposity in Children

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10.7727/wimj.2014.104
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573–4
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2014

Castor Bean Ingestion and Ricin Toxicity in a Case of Attempted Suicide

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596
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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Prehypertension in Jamaica: A Review of Data from Recent Studies

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429–33
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This paper reviews the epidemiology of prehypertension in Jamaica and lessons learnt from three national surveys and two cohort studies conducted by the Tropical Medicine Research Institute’s Epidemiology Research Unit.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

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