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Age, Body Mass and Physical Activity Determinants of Facial Acne Severity among Southern Nigerian Adolescents and Young Adults

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.162
Synopsis: 
The study explored the relationship between facial acne severity, age of patients, body mass and physical activity indexes. Acne severity has a significant relationship with age of patients but not body mass or physical activity indexes.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the relationship between severity of acne with Age, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Physical Activity Index (PAI) of the patients.

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 22 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.

The Effects of Central Post-Stroke Pain on Clinical Parameters, Depression, Fatigue and Quality of Life

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.168
Synopsis: 
An original article, that aims to evaluate central post-stroke pain in patients with stroke and to determine its relationship with depression, fatigue, and clinical parameters including functional status, and to assess its impact on quality of life.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate central post-stroke pain (CPSP) in stroke patients by using PainDETECT questionnaire, and to determine its associations with clinical parameters, depression, fatigue and quality of life (QoL).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 22 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.

A Comparison of Attitudes of Physicians and Patients Regarding Communication and Decision-making in End-of-life Issues and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.269
Pages: 
656–62
Synopsis: 
Communication between physicians and patients regarding end-of-life issues and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was assessed using a questionnaire at the University Hospital of the West Indies. This study revealed the need for greater communication and physicians’ lack of confidence in their communication skills.

ABSTRACT 

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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

Maternal and Foetal Outcome of Antiepileptic Drug (AED) Use in Pregnancy in Afro-Caribbean Patients

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.172
Synopsis: 
This study showed an increased risk of adverse foetal outcome in infants exposed in utero (p = 0.04) to AED. Maternal outcome in exposed mothers was not statistically significant (p = 0.06).

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the maternal and foetal outcomes of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) use during pregnancy, in women of Afro-Caribbean descent, seen at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 22 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.

Mean Platelet Volume and Red Cell Distribution Width in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.144
Synopsis: 
Mean platelet volume (MPV) and red cell distribution width were investigated in COPD as an indicator of inflammation. We found that MPV and RDW levels increased in COPD patients. Also, MPV may be related with respiratory function loss and hypoxia.

ABSTRACT

Aim: To evaluate the level of mean platelet volume (MPV) and red cell distribution width (RDW) in patients with acute exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to investigate the relationship between MPV and RDW levels with pulmonary function test (PFT), right ventricle dysfunction (RVD), arterial blood gases (ABG) and inflammatory status.

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 22 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.

Immature/Total Granulocyte Ratio as a Guide for Antibiotic Treatment in Suspected Early Onset Sepsis in Surinamese Newborns

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.161
Synopsis: 
Low immature/total granulocyte ratio predicts short duration of antibiotic treatment in suspected early onset sepsis in Surinamese newborns. This may prevent the start of unnecessary antibiotic treatment, or abbreviate its duration, which helps to reduce the antibiotic burden in developing countries.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Measurement of immature granulocytes may be helpful in the management of early onset sepsis (EOS) in newborns in developing countries. We evaluate early negative prediction of automated measurement of a one-point measurement of immature-to-total-granulocyte (I/T) ratio in newborns with suspected EOS to help decisions on duration of antibiotic treatment.

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
e-Published: 22 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.

The Impact of Visual Impairment on the Quality of Life of Diabetic Patients Attending the University Hospital of the West Indies

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.179
Synopsis: 
Visual loss from diabetic retinopathy can affect the quality of life (QOL) of diabetic patients. This study assesses the impact of visual impairment on the QOL, and relationship of other factors, including age, marital status, employment, exercise and diet compliance.

ABSTRACT

Objective:  To assess the impact of visual impairment on the quality of life (QOL) of patients with diabetic retinopathy attending the Retina Eye Clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
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e-Published: 22 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.

Evaluation of Anatomical Characteristics of Mandibular Incisive Canal in a Turkish Subpopulation Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.180
Pages: 
292-303
Synopsis: 
This study evaluated the anatomical characteristics of the mandibular incisive canal and to describe the occurrence of anatomical variations according to side, age and gender using cone beam computed tomography. The mandibular incisive canal was found in 87% of the scans.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To assess the anatomical characteristics of mandibular incisive canal and to describe the occurrence of anatomical variations according to side, age and gender using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).

Accepted: 
20 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 22 Dec, 2017

Indicators of Oral Health in Mexican Adults Aged 18 Years and Older Who Demanded Oral Health Services: Objectives, Methodological Aspects and Characteristics of the Participants

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.187
Synopsis: 
This study estimated the prevalence of various oral health indicators among patients from a public university in Mexico. Roughly half of the subjects (54.5%) reported using any type of oral health service within the past 12 months. “Good/very good” oral health was reported by 38.1%. Functional dentition was observed on 44.5% and 8.2% were edentulous. The self-reported of tooth loss had a prevalence of 62.2%. Toothbrushing "two or more times per day" was reported by 76.4%.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explain the objectives, methodology and basic results of a study of oral health in adults who demanded services from dental clinics at a public university in Mexico.

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
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.

Paediatric Galenic Preparations at the Saint Damien Hospital in Haiti: Formulative Study, Stability and Quality

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.136
Synopsis: 
In the A.P.P.A.® galenic lab in Haiti, given the low availability of paediatric medicines, it was necessary to study and then introduce several specific galenic formulas. Preparation’s quality and stability have been demonstrated in accordance with the current regulation.

ABSTRACT

Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
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.

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