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Comparison of Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiograms at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica with Reported Cases in Literature

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10.7727/wimj.2016.049
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160–64
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The yield of positive CTPAs at the UHWI is among the highest in the literature. There is no significant difference between the sexes in the mean age for and the yield of positive CTPAs.

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Objective: This study was undertaken to determine the positive rate for Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiograms (CTPAs) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), to compare the positive rate at the UHWI to that reported in the literature and to compare the rates of positive CTPAs between the sexes.

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15 Feb, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016

Conjoined Twins: Bioethics, Medicine and the Law

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123–24
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Clinicians managing conjoined twins find themselves at a crossroad where bioethics, medicine and law converge.
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e-Published: 06 Feb, 2014

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Degenerative Disc Disease of the Lumbar Spine on MRI

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192–5
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Degenerative Disc Disease of the lumbar spine occurred in older and heavier patients. Gender did not affect the presence or the extent of the disease. However, compared to females, males showed a marginally increased tendency to have degenerative disc disease at L1/2 and L5/S1.

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e-Published: 02 Oct, 2013

Ultrasound Detected Asymptomatic Cholelithiasis: An Age-based Protocol for Management

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10.7727/wimj.2012.130
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903–6
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Patients with cholelithiasis were reviewed with ultrasound for acute and chronic cholecystitis. Patients 60 years and younger were more likely to have cholecystitis than older patients.


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Objective: This study was undertaken to examine the correlation between age and gender and the presence of ultrasound findings of acute or chronic cholecystitis in adult patients with cholelithiasis.

Method: The demographic data of all patients diagnosed with cholelithiasis and cholecystitis on ultrasound between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2006 were reviewed and statistically analysed.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Ultrasound Detected Asymptomatic Cholelithiasis: An Age-based Protocol for Management

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10.7727/wimj.2012.130

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e-Published: 21 Feb, 2013

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An Assessment of Clinical Predictors of Intracranial Head Injury Identified by Computed Tomography Scan

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149–52
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A prospective study, using CT scans, has determined that the absence of amnesia, loss of consciousness, vomiting and ENT bleed in the history and a Glasgow Coma Score of 15 on examination alone or in combination cannot exclude the presence of intra-cranial injury.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Bilateral Psoas Abscess in a Case of Granuloma Inguinale

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343–5

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The authors present a case of disseminated granuloma inguinale with bilateral psoas abscesses. Infection with calymmatobacterium granulomatis is usually localized to the genital organs but rarely may be disseminated. A search of the literature revealed that only two cases of psoas abscesses due to calymmatobacterium granulomatis were previously reported.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

Central Pontine Myelinolysis in a Patient with Hyponatraemia

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382–4

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We present a case of a 50-year old man who developed mutism and a flaccid quadriparesis within 48 hours of presentation to hospital with severe hyponatraemia. A diagnosis of central pontine myelinolysis was made based on the clinical features and typical appearances on magnetic resonance imaging.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013

Ameloblastoma in Jamaica – Predominantly Unicystic: Analysis of 47 Patients over a 16-Year Period and A Case Report on Re-entry Cryosurgery as a New Modality ofTreatment for the Prevention of Recurrence

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240–6
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In this analysis of ameloblastoma in Jamaica, it was found that most were unicystic histologically irrespective of whether they were unilocular or multilocular radiographically. Re-entry cryosurgery at six months for the prevention of recurrence is emphasised as a new modality of treatment.

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Objective: To analyse all the cases of ameloblastoma seen in the two major public Hospitals in Jamaica over a 16-year period, and to compare the results with what has been previously documented by other authors in the literature. A new treatment modality for prevention of recurrence of ameloblastoma is described.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013
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