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Ultrasound and White Blood Cell Counts in Suspected Acute Appendicitis

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100–2
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In this group of patients, ultrasonograplry and leucocyte counts were not adequately sensitive to be useful as discriminating diagnostic tools in patients with suspected acute appendicitis

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Acute Computed Tomography Findings in Patients with Acute Confusion of Non-traumatic Aetiology

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571–5
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A retrospective review was undertaken of all patients referred for computed tomography brain scan for acute onset of confusion not consequent on head trauma. Most patients were 50 years or older; 20.4% had acute abnormalities, the most common being an ischaemic infarct.

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Background: A retrospective review was undertaken of all patients referred for computed tomography (CT) scans of the head for acute onset of confusion, not consequent on head trauma, during the period June 1, 2004 to May 31, 2007.

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e-Published: 05 Feb, 2014

Stroke Subtypes on Imaging in a Jamaican Population: A Hospital-based Study

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261–4
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A retrospective review was done of stroke subtypes seen on CT and MRI at the University Hospital of the West Indies during a three-year period. The most common stroketype was ischaemic infarct followed by intracerebral bleed.

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Objective: To examine the pattern of stroke subtypes found on Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Cholelithiasis on Imaging – An Analysis of Clinical Presentations by Age and Gender in a Jamaican Population

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375–8
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The clinical presentations which led to the diagnosis of cholelithiasis were different in males compared to females. Females were more likely to be diagnosed in the setting of an acute abdomen, while males presented with non-acute symptoms unrelated to the biliary tract.

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Objective: This study is a descriptive analysis of the clinical presentations in which cholelithiasis was diagnosed on imaging over a five-year period at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica and how the clinical presentation varied with age and gender.

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e-Published: 19 Sep, 2013
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