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Delayed and Extensive Spinal Block Following Epidural Anaesthesia

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.251
Pages: 
387–8

The Editor,

Sir,

Total spinal anaesthesia, with concomitant symptoms of hypotension and hypoventilation, is a rare but life-threatening complication of epidural block, which is usually abrupt. Here, we reported an unexpected case of delayed and extensive spinal block following epidural anaesthesia. 

Revised: 
12 Dec, 2014
Accepted: 
07 Jan, 2015
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e-Published: 22 Jul, 2015

Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Accompanied by Epilepsy in a Child

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.222
Pages: 
457

The Editor,

Sir,

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that occurs in childhood and goes on into adulthood.

Accepted: 
26 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2015

Hematoma and Ulnar Nerve Injury: Lookıng at Your Patıent Only or Tryıng to See wıth Ultrasound as Well

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.263

The Editor,

 Sir,

 A 75-year-old man was seen due to pain and numbness on the medial side of his left forearm (worse at night) for the last one month. He described that his complaints started after he had been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and put on warfarin (5 mg/day) and low molecular weight heparin (1.2 g/day) therapy. In the meantime, venography had shown subclavian vein thrombophlebitis. 

Accepted: 
01 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 18 Jun, 2015

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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.

Brucellosis Associated with Isolated Thrombocytopenia

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.070

The Editor,

Sir,

Brucellosis, a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution, is an infectious disease primarily of domestic and wild animals. It remains an important public health problem in Turkey and can affect people at any age group, including children, representing 20% to 25% of cases.

Accepted: 
02 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 19 May, 2015

Disclaimer

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.

Closing the Gap between Preclinical Biologic Development and Clinical Application in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.100
Pages: 
312–3
 
The Editor,
Sir,

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease; deferment and relapse of aggressive synovitis finally leads to destruction of joint cartilage and bone, and that is the main hazard of the disease. In recent years, biologic reagents have become a hot spot of RA treatment research, owing to their higher specificity and fewer side effects than existing non-biologic disease-modifying and anti-inflammatory drugs. 

Accepted: 
23 Apr, 2014
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e-Published: 15 May, 2015

Radiolucent Foreign Body: A Diagnostic Dilemma

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.101
Pages: 
456–7
The Editor,
 
Sir,
 
Foreign bodies in the maxillofacial region are not unusual but are often overlooked. They may be missed due to their size,
radiolucent nature, superimposition of bony structures and may pose diagnostic challenge with delayed treatment.
Accepted: 
12 May, 2015
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e-Published: 13 May, 2015

Cleidotrapezius: An Unusual Variant Slip from the Sternocleidomastoid

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.186
Pages: 
415-16

The Editor,

Sir,

The abnormal origin, the presence of additional bellies and slips, layered arrangement of fibres are common variations of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Variations are more common in the cleidomastoid portion of the muscle. 

Revised: 
19 Aug, 2014
Accepted: 
22 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

Dose-dependent Hallucinations Due to Baclofen in a Patient with Spastic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.191
Pages: 
415

 The Editor,

Sir,

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

Boerhaave's Syndrome: Presenting with Chest Pain

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.377
Pages: 
391–2

 

The Editor,

Sir,

Boerhaave syndrome or spontaneous oesophageal rupture is a rare, potentially fatal condition. Patients usually present with pain, dyspnoea, and signs of shock after forced vomiting. 

Revised: 
12 Mar, 2015
Accepted: 
16 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015

An Unusual Case of Pulmonary Ascariasis in Trinidad: Should We Re-open the Can of Worms?

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.226
Pages: 
389–90

The Editor,

Sir,

Revised: 
17 Feb, 2015
Accepted: 
20 Feb, 2015
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e-Published: 11 May, 2015

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