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

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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

Issue: 
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

Effects of Melatonin Suplementation in Human Pathologie: A Systematic Review

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.500
Synopsis: 
Melatonin is a hormone primarily produced in the pineal gland. Its most important functions are the regulation of circadian sleep-wake cycle, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Therefore, it use as a dietary supplement could have implications for clinical practice.

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Objectives: to analyse the main effects of melatonin dietary supplementation in different pathologies.

Method: systematic review related to the use of melatonin as a dietary supplement and its effects on PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, ProQuest Health and Medical Complete, Scielo and Dialnet databases.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 01 Feb, 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.

Computer-assisted Diagnosis of Cancer on Medical Images: A Survey

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.122
Synopsis: 
This paper has surveyed the different types of cancers which includes brain tumour, breast cancer and thyroid tumour on medical images. The medical images are analyzed for cancer, with the help of various powerful classification techniques. In this paper, the parameters such as sensitivity, specificity and accuracy are considered for the evaluation of various classification techniques.

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Objective: To evaluate the cancer classification techniques based on sensitivity, specificity and accuracy.

Method: The survey has been done on cancers which include brain tumor, breast cancer and thyroid tumor using medical images.

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

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

Allocation of Places for Patients to Receive Dialysis in Low and Middle Income Countries: An Ethical Framework for Distributive Justice

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.517
Synopsis: 
This paper proposes a dialysis allocation system incorporating the ethical principles of prognosis, saving the most lives, younger age prioritization and random selection weighted by waiting time. This system should result in fair and equitable access to dialysis in developing countries.

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Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 13 Jan, 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.

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