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The Skewness of Alpha Beta T-cell Receptors in the Peripheral Blood of the Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.430
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709–714
Synopsis: 
This paper focussed on the detection of TCR Vα and TCR Vβ skewness of patients with Type 1 diabetes. In the results, we found that there were skewed genes in the TCR Vα and TCR Vβ. In our opinion, these skewed genes are probably relative to the onset of Type 1 diabetes.
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Objective: To detect the skewness of T cell receptor (TCR) Vα and TCR Vβ of patients with Type 1 diabetes.
 
Accepted: 
15 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Jan, 2019

The Epidemiology of Paediatric Hand Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments in Foshan City, South China

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.252
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702–708
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A multi-centre study was conducted to investigate the epidemiology of paediatric hand injuries in Foshan City, South China. The epidemiology data enhanced our knowledge of paediatric hand injuries and facilitated the prevention and treatment. The paediatric hand injuries were treated in emergency departments in Foshan City, South China
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Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate the epidemiology of paediatric hand injuries treated in emergency departments (EDs) in Foshan City, as well as to supply data for the development of preventive strategies in South China and similar developing areas.
 
Accepted: 
30 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Jan, 2019

Severity and Outcomes in Association with Known Exposures and Susceptibilities among Afro-Caribbean Patients with Hospital-acquired Acute Kidney Injury

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.154
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35-46
Synopsis: 
This study demonstrates the influence of exposures and susceptibilities on the severity and outcomes of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury.

 

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Objective: To investigate the severity and outcomes associated with known exposures and susceptibilities in Afro-Caribbean patients with hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (HA-AKI).

Methods: This was a single centre hospital-based cohort study. Acute kidney injury was diagnosed and staged by the criteria of Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes.

Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2019
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e-Published: 16 Jan, 2019

The Relationship between Substance Use and Depressive Symptoms among Colombian Adolescents

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.143
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323-7
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This study explored the relationship between depressive symptoms and substance use among adolescents in Colombia. Those who were female, who had used cannabis or sedatives in their lifetime or who had a family member who used illegal substances reported more severe symptoms of depression.
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Objective: To explore the relationship between substance use and depressive symptomatology among adolescents in Colombia.

Accepted: 
06 Dec, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

Paraquat-induced Thrombotic Microangiopathy: The Pathophysiology in Hyperacute Paraquat Poisoning Deaths

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.141
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312-6
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The underlying pathophysiological mechanism of hyperacute death in paraquat suicide involves thrombotic microangiopathy.

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Accepted: 
23 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

A Descriptive Study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Tertiary Care Clinics of a Caribbean Island

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.125
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304-11
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Patients with more severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to have worse quality of life, higher BODE quartile and more exacerbations. A link, not hitherto acknowledged in West Indian patients, between COPD severity and depression is explored. The study shows for the first time a relation between the BODE index and low socio-economic status. The study recommends that all tertiary care patients with COPD should have regular vaccination, depression and six-minute walk assessment, and that health education in COPD should be aimed at those of low socio-economic status in particular.

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Objective: To determine the relationship between severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and quality of life as well as COPD’s correlation with depressive symptoms in West Indian subjects.

Accepted: 
24 Nov, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

Assessment of Viral and Atypical Bacterial Agents Using Polymerase Chain Reaction in Patients Presenting with Signs of Acute Respiratory Tract Infection

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.025
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298-303
Synopsis: 
This study assessed viral and atypical bacterial agents using polymerase chain reaction in patients presenting with signs of acute respiratory tract infection to our hospital. Of the 120 patients, 44 (36.6%) were found to have at least one infective agent.

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Objective: To assess viral and atypical bacterial agents using polymerase chain reaction in patients presenting with signs of acute respiratory tract infection (RTI) to Erzincan Mengucek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Turkey.

Accepted: 
26 Jul, 2018
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e-Published: 20 Dec, 2018

Sinking Teeth into Dental Health of Older Adults in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.163
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480–87
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This paper provides statistics and insights pertaining to tooth loss, denture use and dental care utilization among older persons by age, gender, union, residence, education, chronic illness and health insurance status and reports independent predictors of dental service use and tooth loss and associated odds ratios. It is the first of its kind with findings and statistics emerging from a large nationally representative sample of 2943 persons.
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01 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Oral Health and Ageing: A Literature Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.164
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475–79
Synopsis: 
Older persons present poor oral health, which affects their general health, well- being and quality of life.
Accepted: 
01 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

Gender, Health and Retired Healthcare Professional Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.175
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471–74
Synopsis: 
Gender ideologies interconnect with social, economic, and family issues that may influence the health status of women who have retired from healthcare professions. These women may be able to contribute significantly to healthcare and even their own well-being in their retirement years, if their needs are known and addressed.
Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

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