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Current Practice and Knowledge in Aneuploidy Screening: A Nation-wide Survey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.108
Synopsis: 
Aneuploidy risk is present in all pregnancies, however many women in Jamaica are not screened. This may be due to concerns of the patient or physician. Increase in screening may allow for early management and preparation for abnormalities.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the current approach and knowledge of aneuploidy screening among obstetricians and gynaecologists in Jamaica.

Methods: A questionnaire of primarily multiple-choice questions was sent by mail or hand-delivered to obstetricians and gynecologists across the country. The questions concerned demographics, knowledge of screening and diagnostic tests available and test selection.

Accepted: 
15 Feb, 2019
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e-Published: 19 Jul, 2019

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Simple Inflammatory Markers for the Early Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.225
Synopsis: 
In newly diagnosed Celiac Disease (CD), it was found that neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were significantly higher, mean platelet volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration and red cell distribution width were significantly lower than in healthy group. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, PLR and RDW may be early clues to the diagnosis of CD.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim is to compare the newly diagnosed Celiac and control groups in terms of inflammatory markers such as platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR).

Methods: This retrospective study included 68 patients who were newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease (CD) and 30 healthy volunteers. Haemogram tests and C-reactive protein (CRP) measurements were obtained from the hospital records. Then, NLR and PLR were calculated.

Accepted: 
22 Mar, 2018
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e-Published: 08 Jul, 2019

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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.

Guidelines on Management of the Patient with Breast Cancer

Guidelines for Intensive Care Unit Admission, Discharge and Triage

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.197
Pages: 
46–54

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a highly specialized area within the medical facility where advanced and critically ill patients are managed and should be reserved for patients with reversible medical conditions with reasonable prospects of recovery. It involves both significant human and capital resources. This is particularly challenging in developing countries such as the Caribbean where limitation of both financial and human resources demands that ICU beds be appropriately utilized.

Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Guidelines for Appropriate Preoperative Investigations of Patients for Elective Surgery

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.196
Pages: 
39–45

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Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Colorectal Cancer: Guidelines to Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.195
Pages: 
27–38

ABSTRACT

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in Jamaica. Unique features may exist in this predominantly black population that impact management. Additionally, there is rationalization of some resources that may impose restrictions on the widespread applicability of some international guidelines. We have developed here guidelines that are consistent with the best available evidence and which are appropriate to use in our local context.

Accepted: 
09 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Guidelines on Management of the Patient with Diabetic Foot Infection

Acute Pancreatitis – Guidelines to Management

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.193
Pages: 
10–7

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Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Sickle Cell Disease and Elective Cholecystectomy

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.192
Pages: 
3–9

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Accepted: 
08 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

Reduced Frequency of Bone Pain Crises in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Given an Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitor

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Bone pain is a chronic debilitating feature of sickle cell disease requiring opioid analgesia with a risk of addiction. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition whose benefit was previously reported in the West Indies was tried in a Nigerian cohort and was found to be encouraging.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine if sickle cell disease (SCD) bone pain crisis is mitigated by use of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), following a case report of ACEIs preventing bone pain crisis.

Accepted: 
26 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 25 Mar, 2019

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