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Oral Health in Crack - Cocaine Users and its Impact on their Quality of Life: A Literature Review

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.207
Synopsis: 
Crack cocaine users present poor oral health and are usually polydrug users or have a history of consuming other substances such as: cannabis, alcohol, tobacco, and opiates. Crack has an impact on the oral health of crack users, which also affects their quality of life.

ABSTRACT

Background: Crack is the most addictive and potent derivative of cocaine. There is a scarcity of information regarding the oral health of crack users and also the impact this has on their quality of life. The aim of this literature review was to ascertain information regarding the oral health and also its impact on the quality of life of crack users.

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

What Microbiological Problems are Faced in the Intensive Care Units?

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.194
Synopsis: 
Hospital–acquired infections are infections that occur in hospital environment more than 48 hours after hospital admission, more frequent in immuno-compromised patients. The way of spreading micro-organisms in hospital-conditions, is both primary and secondary, as well as endogenous and exogenous.

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Accepted: 
18 Dec, 2017
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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.

Jamaica and Research in Sickle Cell Disease

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.547
Pages: 
457–68
Synopsis: 
Many developments have occurred in sickle cell disease and care over the last 50 years in Jamaica. The clinic population grew from 50–60 in the mid-1960s to 5500 in late 1999. During this period, the number of staff serving sickle cell patients increased from 2 to 28, comprising physicians, paediatricians, nurses, laboratory technologists, social workers, computer staff and statisticians. The physical facilities have improved greatly, and data management has evolved from the type written long narrow paper strips in the late 1960s to sophisticated electronic patient management systems. The many physical resources and the superb opportunities of an ‘island laboratory’ have pro-vided a unique basis for clinical research into the disease.

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