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Anxiety in Late Life: The Experience of Jamaican Urban Community Dwelling Older Adults

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.168
Pages: 
498–503
Synopsis: 
This study examined Jamaican community dwelling older adults’ levels of anxiety and sought to identify predictors of such anxiety. Levels of anxiety was found to be low. Predictor variables were identified to be loneliness, gender and education.
Accepted: 
10 Oct, 2018
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e-Published: 08 Jan, 2019

Medical Radiation: Status and Availability in The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.179
Pages: 
493–97
Synopsis: 
This study was used to provide an understanding of where The Bahamas stands, regarding staffing, equipment and quality assurance. Approximately, 62% of the examined clinics were located in New Providence, with 84% of said clinics belonging to the private sector.

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Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 21 Dec, 2018

Surgery in the Elderly, Counting the Cost and Rising to the Challenge: A review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.186
Pages: 
488–92
Synopsis: 
A short review on the perioperative management and the challenges faced by the elderly patient undergoing surgery in a Caribbean setting.
Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018

The Cannabinoids as Therapeutic Agents in the Management of Pain

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.192
Pages: 
576-80
Synopsis: 
This paper explored the suitability of naturally occurring and synthetic cannabinoids for pain management. The antinociceptive mechanisms identified for cannabinoids, relative to currently available analgesics, are promising in several cases, more so for chronic than for acute pain, where the potential remains hopeful but as yet unrealized.

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Objective: This review focussed on the role of the endocannabinoid system in relation to pain transmission and modulation. Various facets of both naturally occurring and synthetic cannabinoids (CBs) were explored in an effort to ascertain their suitability in the treatment and management of pain.

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017

Blood Transfusion in the Caribbean: A Case Study of Trinidad and Tobago

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.174
Pages: 
478–85
Synopsis: 
This article uses the case of Trinidad and Tobago to examine the history and current state of blood transfusion services in the Caribbean and to present early results of an initiative for improving blood safety and adequacy in the region.

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Accepted: 
02 Jul, 2017
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e-Published: 04 Aug, 2017

Perioperative Management of Paediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.135
Pages: 
469–77
Synopsis: 
Perioperative care of children with sickle cell disease is associated with adverse outcomes. In concert with haematology consultants, surgeons, anaesthesiologists and intensivists, there are optimized perioperative outcomes with meticulous preoperative preparation, intra-operative management and postoperative care.

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Accepted: 
03 Jul, 2017
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2017

Reflection and Updates: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – Guidelines 2015 – Contribution to Nursing

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.524
Pages: 
59-63
Synopsis: 
This is a synthesis of the new guidelines on the care of cardiac arrest, with key updates based on the best scientific evidence, to facilitate better-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation among health professionals.

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The occurrence of cardiac arrest is a stressful and critical event. Despite technological advances in the training of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, mortality remains high, and patients survive up to discharge with high levels of neurological complications. The European Resuscitation Council guidelines and the American Heart Association as of 2015 hold the best recommendations in performing CPR.

Accepted: 
03 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2017

Paediatric Medulloblastoma: An Updated Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.294
Pages: 
363-8
Synopsis: 
The cases of pediatric medulloblastoma are rapidly increasing and accounts about two people per million per year worldwide. The treatment options for medulloblastoma are maximal safe resection (plus/minus CSF diversion), neuraxis radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Recent advances in cancer biology have changed the emphasis onto novel agents that target molecular changes crucial for tumour proliferation or survival.

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Accepted: 
07 Jul, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Mar, 2016

Diminutive Incision Acromioplasty Assisted with Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Chinese Patients with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.308
Pages: 
165-170
Synopsis: 
The present study on 22 Chinese patients with subacromial impingement syndrome showed that a dminutive incision acromioplasty assisted with arthroscopy is a reliable approach to treat subacromial impingement syndrome.

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Background: Many causes can lead to shoulder pain, and subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is the most frequently recorded disorder. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical effects of diminutive incision acromioplasty assisted with arthroscopy for the treatment of Chinese patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.

Accepted: 
04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Dec, 2015

Montelukast for Postinfectious Cough: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.219
Pages: 
350-7
Synopsis: 
Clinical evidence to support montelukast in humans with postinfectious cough (PIC) is lacking. This current review aims to assess the efficacy and safety of montelukast in the treatment of PIC through a systematic review of all available randomized controlled trials.

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Objectives: To systematically assess the efficacy and safety of montelukast for postinfectious cough (PIC) and to propose a recommendation via a systematic review of all available randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Accepted: 
09 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 13 May, 2015

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