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Relapsing Brucellosis Due to Infection of Implanted Cardiac Device

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.299
Pages: 
395–6

The Editor,

Sir,

Involvement of implanted electronic cardiac devices by haematogenous seeding of brucellosis is quite rare. To our knowledge nearly 10 cases of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) infection and a few cases of transvenous lead endocarditis caused by brucella has been described in the literature .

Accepted: 
12 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Jun, 2016

Continuing Educational Activities in Bioethics Can Improve Public Health Systems

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.104

The Editor,

Sir,

All countries wants to meet the health and medical needs of their populations without bankrupting themselves or draining resources that serve other human needs and purposes. This comment is particularly important in Cuba because the Ministry of Public Health make deep effort to reach those goals facing a context characterized by privation of economic resources. 

Accepted: 
19 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 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.

Transient Isolated Right Ventricular Hypertrophy in a Newborn

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.078

The Editor,

Sir,

Transient right ventricular hypertrophy (RVH) is an uncommon condition which is seen during the newborn period. Metabolic and heredofamilial diseases, maternal diabetes, acute perinatal distress, dexamethasone therapy in premature newborns for bronchopulmonary dysplasia and premature closure of ductus arteriosus may lead to transient RVH in the neonatal period. 

Accepted: 
31 Mar, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Apr, 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.

A Case of Right Drop Foot Developing Soon after the Diagnosis of Crohn Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.083

The Editor,

Sir,

Nervous system damage may occur in the early stages of Crohn disease and is one of the most underreported extra-intestinal manifestations despite its significant impact on quality of life and morbidity. For these reasons, early recognition of neurologic symptoms is crucial for treatment 

Accepted: 
31 Mar, 2016
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e-Published: 05 Apr, 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.

Responding to: Toward Understanding the Biology of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.254
Pages: 
579-82

 

The Editor,

Sir,

I have read with great interest the article by Derek Emmanuel “Toward Understanding the Biology of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago”, available at doi: 10.7727/wimj.2013.297. I too have observed the escalation of crime in Trinidad and Tobago and concur with Emmanuel’s hypothesis with regard to the existence of a biological connection.

Accepted: 
16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 04 Apr, 2016

Responding to: Published Views on Toward Understanding the Biology of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.548
Pages: 
393–4

The Editor

Sir,

Traboulay’s exposition on the medicolegal rulings related to the attributes of neurotransmitters and criminal prosecution is indeed, inceptive and inspirational. The in-depth treatment of epigenetic influences and evolutionary genetics accent and complement this author’s view on the influence of genes on crime.  

 

Accepted: 
16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Apr, 2016

Reversible Pes Cavus due to Achilles Tendinitis: A Rare, Occupational Condition in a Cooker

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.543

Sir,

Accepted: 
16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 01 Apr, 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.

Burkholderia Cepacia Peritonitis in Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.545
Pages: 
740

 

The Editor,

Sir,

I have recently read two interesting articles, by Apostolovic et al and Yap et al about infections by Burkholderia cepacia (B cepacia) in chronic patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis. For the first time in literature, Apostolovic et al described the case study of repeated peritonitis by B cepacia affecting a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. 

Accepted: 
16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 31 Mar, 2016

Urticaria Due to Cow’s Milk Allergy in an Exclusively Breast-fed Newborn

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.422
Pages: 
292-3

 

The Editor,

Sir,

Revised: 
17 Nov, 2015
Accepted: 
20 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 31 Mar, 2016

Intraoral Excision of Giant Sublingual Angiomyxoma

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.549

A 29-year-old male patient presented with a painless, slow-growing, solid mass in the left sublingual region, present for 4 months. Clinical examination showed a submucosa mass in the left sublingual region (Figure 1A).

Accepted: 
16 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 31 Mar, 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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