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The Use of Phase Contrast Microscopy to Identify Bacteriuria and Hence Predict Cultures Indicative of Urinary Tract Infections

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.101
Synopsis: 
A study that supports the use of phase contrast microscopy as a reliable test with high sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values in the rapid diagnosis of urinary tract infections.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine whether phase contrast microscopy of uncentrifuged urine specimens could rapidly and accurately identify bacteriuria and predict microbiology culture results.

Methods: A prospective study was performed at the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of the EWMSC, Trinidad. Urine samples were examined via phase contrast microscopy at the time of culture.

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

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Severe Gender Identity Disorder in a Patient with Salt Losing Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.206

INTRODUCTION

We highlight the case of a female patient who underwent masculinization both biologically as well as psycho-socially as a result of sub-optimal management of salt losing 21α-OHlyase deficiency form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH.) 

Accepted: 
14 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 14 Jul, 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.

Glaucoma Diagnostics for the Clinician ‘OPEN YOUR EYES’ your Pivotal Role in Improving Glaucoma Care in our High Risk Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.090
Synopsis: 
Patients of Caribbean origins are known to have the highest prevalence of glaucoma globally. Despite this, patient awareness and education are low. Clinicians can help reduce the burden of blindness by the identification of high risk patients, an early referral to an ophthalmologist and by reinforcing modern glaucoma therapeutics both medically and surgically

ABSTRACT

Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness. Despite this, up to 90% of patients in the developing world are under diagnosed.

Glaucoma-related blindness in the Caribbean is an eye opener. The earlier age, advanced optic neuropathy, rapid progression coupled with education and cultural barriers all make for a unique challenge.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 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.

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