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Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) in Trinidad and Tobago: Review of Findings and Implication

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.228
Synopsis: 
Published and unpublished data points to the importance of examining the genetic influence on alcohol use among the major groups in Trinidad and Tobago.

ABSTRACT

The Collaborative study on the Genetics of Alcoholism, Trinidad and Tobago (COGA-TT), studied the frequencies of the genes of alcohol metabolizing enzyme in a population comprising Indo-Trinbagonians (Indo-TTs) and Afro-Trinbagonians (Afro-TTs). 

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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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.

Descriptive Epidemiology of Haemophilia in Martinique

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.184
Synopsis: 
This study described for the first time the descriptive epidemiology of patients harboring haemophilia in Martinique and the context of hemophilia care since the creation of the Martinique Haemophilia Treatment Center.

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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.

Surgical Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma with Inferior Vena Cava Tumour Thrombus

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.224

ABSTRACT

Objective: Renal cell carcinoma with tumor thrombus involving the inferior vena cava is a refractory condition, on which debates remain in terms of choices of surgical treatment as well as survival. This article aims to present the recent development of the surgical management and the prognosis of this condition.

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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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 Retrospective Study of Antibiotic Prescribing at the Sangre Grande Hospital, Trinidad, West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.217
Synopsis: 
Studies of antibiotic prescribing practices are important in antibiotic stewardship programs. They help inform these programs by providing information type of antibiotics commonly used, route of administration, dosage, most common clinical indications for which the antibiotics are used and other useful data. This data can be used for planning and deciding on suitable indicators for further developing and monitoring the antibiotic stewardship programme.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess patterns of antibiotic prescribing at the Sangre Grande Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago.

Methods: The study involved retrospectively collecting information regarding hospitalized patients utilizing a data collection tool. This was conducted over one (1) month in October 2015. Data was analysed using Microsoft excel and IBM SPSSv22.

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

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.

Blood Drive Day-related Factors Affecting University Student Blood Donation in Grenada, West Indies: A Case-control Study

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.222
Pages: 
218-25
Synopsis: 
Electronic and personal advertising, no academic deadlines within a week of the blood drive and large blocks of free time for donating were positively associated with university student blood donation. University student blood donation rates may be increased by scheduling on-campus blood drives around the timetables of specific student groups using personal and/or electronic advertising.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine what factors acting in close temporal proximity to the day of a university campus blood drive are associated with university student blood donation.

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2017

Dosage and Conditioning Period Determine Reward or Aversion to Cannabis-induced Conditioned Place Preference in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.185
Pages: 
523-8
Synopsis: 
The study demonstrated that a shortened conditioning period of 18 minutes in the conditioned place preference paradigm could induce significant delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆9-THC) reward at low doses, supporting the addictive potential of the psychoactive agent of marijuana. This is the first report of significant reward at a dose of 0.05 mg/kg of ∆9-THC in an animal model of addiction.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the addictive potential of cannabis by investigating the motivational responses to low doses of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and a marijuana tea extract (MTE), and to determine if the length of the conditioning period in the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm influences reward or aversion to these cannabinoid preparations.

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

Associations between Marijuana Use and Sperm Quality in Jamaican Men: Implications for the Subfertile Male

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Synopsis: 
This study investigated the association of marijuana use with sperm parameters and reproductive history of subfertile men. Sperm motility was affected by reported quantity and frequency of marijuana use.
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

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In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

Perceived Susceptibility to Mental Disorders among Marijuana Smokers Attending a Tertiary Institution

Synopsis: 
This was an exploratory qualitative study that investigated the degree to which marijuana smokers at a tertiary institution perceived their susceptibility to mental illness. Risk perception was found to be low, as the drug’s benefits seemingly outweighed its risks.
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

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.

Dosage and Conditioning Period Determine Reward or Aversion to Cannabis-induced Conditioned Place Preference in Sprague-Dawley Rats

Synopsis: 
The study demonstrated that a shortened conditioning period of 18 minutes in the conditioned place preference paradigm could induce significant delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆9-THC) reward at low doses, supporting the addictive potential of the psychoactive agent of marijuana. This is the first report of significant reward at a dose of 0.05 mg/kg of ∆9-THC in an animal model of addiction.
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 
e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

Pre-published Manuscript

This manuscript has been assigned to a volume and issue but has not yet been published. It is either being edited, typeset or is in the proof stage of publication.
In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Routine Check-up Program in Cyprus

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.111
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) among patients of the Near East University Hospital check-up clinic in Cyprus. Approximately 37% of patients had MS.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a conglomeration of various metabolic abnormalities, including glucose intolerance, hypertension, increased triglycerides, and decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). This study evaluated the prevalence of MetS in a health check-up subjects.

Accepted: 
15 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

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.

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