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Distribution and Association of Hypertension, Obesity, Diabetes and Transfusion Transmitted Infections with ABO and Rh Blood Groups in Blood Donors at King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.086
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Synopsis: 
This study sought out to evaluate the prevalence rates of metabolic syndrome and transfusion transmitted infections among blood donors at King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, Saudi Arabia and the possible associations with ABO and Rh blood group system. Significant associations were detected between obesity and overweight with ABO blood group, whereas no associations were observed with hypertension or diabetes

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Objective: To evaluate the prevalence rates of metabolic syndromes (MS) and transfusion transmitted infections (TTIs) among blood donors and study their associations with ABO and Rh blood groups.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 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.

The Effects of Different Variables on Marginal Bone Loss around Dental Implants

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.068
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We found that the increase in marginal bone loss over time was found to be correlated with width on both sides, however; no correlation was found for height variable. Marginal bone loss increased with an increase in bone width.

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Objective: To assess the effects of different variables including implant type and thread design, bone width and height measured on cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images, along with systemic and patient related factors on marginal bone loss around dental implants which were measured on postoperative panoramic radiographs.

Accepted: 
15 Feb, 2019
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 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.

Identification of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutations and Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase Gene Rearrangement in Lung Adenocarcinomas

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.065
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The identification of molecular alterations has an important therapeutic implication in patients with lung adenocarcinomas. In this study, we presented our experience with the identification of EGFR and ALK mutations using tissue specimens of primary and metastatic lung adenocarcinomas.

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Objective: The identification of molecular alterations has an important therapeutic implication in lung adenocarcinoma patients. Herein, we presented our experience with the identification of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase(ALK) mutations in primary and metastatic lung adenocarcinomas.

Accepted: 
08 May, 2018
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 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.

Arthralgia Accompanying Typhoid Fever in Children: Single Centre Experience

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.038
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We retrospectively evaluated the records of 100 patients (46 female and 54 male) with a mean age of 8.78 ± 4.66 years (range: 5‒213 months). We determined that, in children with arthralgia accompanying typhoid fever; muscle pain and organomegaly were the most common symptoms accompanying arthralgia while knee joint and ankle were the most commonly affected joints. In treatment 3rd generation cephalosporin should be kept in mind in unresponsive patients.

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Aim: To determine the general characteristics of children with arthralgia associated with typhoid fever.

Material and Method: General characteristics of the disease and laboratory of children diagnosed with typhoid fever and accompanying arthralgia were investigated from the hospital records. Arthralgia was determined regarding the patients’ personal reports.

Accepted: 
30 May, 2018
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 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.

Prevalence of Multiple Miliary Type of Osteoma Cutis in the Maxillofacial Region as an Incidental Finding: A Retrospectıve Cone Beam Computed Tomography Study

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.030
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This study evaluated the prevalence of multiple miliary type of osteoma cutis in the maxillofacial region among patients of Gulhane Training and Research Hospital Dentomaxillofacial Radiology Department. Twenty-two (3.2%) multiple miliary osteoma cutis cases in maxillofacial region were discovered on 691 patients’ cone beam computed tomography scans.

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Objective: Miliary osteoma cutis (MOC) is a rare variant of osteoma cutis in which multiple fragments of bone formations are embedded in the skin. In general, they are asymptomatic, benign and detected incidentally on radiographic examination.

Accepted: 
30 May, 2018
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e-Published: 15 Feb, 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.

Is There Any Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.023
Synopsis: 
This study demonstrated that prevalence of vitamin D deficiency was found 55.9% in children with lower respiratory tract infections. Vitamin D deficiency should be kept in mind as a preventable cause of lower respiratory tract infections.

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Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 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.

Practical Predictors of Fibrosis in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Immunoglobulin-A and HOMA-IR

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.013
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent liver disease and advanced fibrosis is the most important predictor of mortality in NAFLD. In this study, homeostasis model of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and serum immunoglobulin (Ig) A levels are found as the independent predictors of hepatic fibrosis. Early estimation of fibrosis in NAFLD patients by using clinical parameters such as HOMA-IR and serum IgA that can be easily assessed during daily routine can lead to a strategy to choose the most appropriate candidate for liver biopsy and can increase the yield and decrease unnecessary biopsies with associated costs and morbidity.

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Objective: Elevated immunoglobulin (Ig)-A levels and its relationship with fibrosis in alcoholic liver disease (ALD) were known. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) shows similar histology and pathophysiology with ALD. The potential relationship of serum Ig (IgA, IgG, and IgM) levels and other routinely used biochemical tests with the histological stage of liver damage in biopsy-proven NAFLD patients was investigated here.

Accepted: 
08 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 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.

Significance of Clinical and Demographic Data in Short-term Prediction of Cardiac Risk in Older Patients after Major Non-cardiac Surgery

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.006
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It is very important to estimate significance of preoperative clinical and demographic data and risk factors in prediction of short-term mortality in this patients, because patients with only two of large palette of preoperative risk factors significant higher short-term mortality.

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Objective: The aim of this study is to estimate significance of preoperative clinical and demographic data and risk factors in prediction of short-term mortality in older patients after major non cardiac surgery.

Accepted: 
08 May, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 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.

Nutritional Status of Schoolchildren in the Amazon Rainforest Interior of Multi-ethnic Suriname: the Influence of Age, Sex and Ethnicity

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.004
Synopsis: 
2015 data on height, weight and demographics of 3863 schoolchildren in Suriname’s interior indicated 5.4% were malnourished and 9.2 % were stunted. Younger and Maroon children were more often malnourished, whereas older children, boys and Amerindians were more often stunted.

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Objective: Adequate nutrition is critical for normal development during childhood. The nutritional status of schoolchildren living in the interior Suriname, South America, is of growing concern to the Medical Mission Primary Healthcare Suriname (MM) that provides healthcare in this region. This study aims to evaluate the nutritional status of these schoolchildren.                                           

Accepted: 
24 Jul, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 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.

Obesity and Quality of Life in Kidney Transplant Recipients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.003
Synopsis: 
Obesity and overweight have adverse effects on renal grafts after renal transplantation, this paper investigate the effects of overweight and obesity in relation to markers of chronic graft dysfunction (ie dyslipidemia, high blood pressure and proteinuria), and study their impact on the quality of life of kidney graft recipients in the first year after transplantation in 1500 patients.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The objective of this research was to analyse  the effects of overweight and obesity in relation to markers of chronic graft dysfunction (ie dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, and proteinuria), and study their impact on the quality of life of kidney graft recipients in the first-year after transplantation.

Accepted: 
08 May, 2018
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e-Published: 14 Feb, 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.

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