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The Ethics of Abortion for Foetal Abnormality

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.336
Synopsis: 
The advent of the Zika virus and its role as a cause of microcephaly has brought the topic of abortion to the forefront. This article examines the ethical considerations of seeking a termination of pregnancy for foetal anomalies.

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Accepted: 
13 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 15 Sep, 2016

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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.

Vicarious Liability-Is It Fair

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.335
Synopsis: 
This article will seek to reexamine the concept of vicarious liability and its application to 21st century medicine in the Caribbean, especially in light of the rapidly changing medico legal environment and the consequent challenges to today’s professional physicians as they strive for best patient care.

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Accepted: 
13 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 14 Sep, 2016

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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.

Glaucoma Diagnostics for the Clinician ‘OPEN YOUR EYES’ your Pivotal Role in Improving Glaucoma Care in our High Risk Population

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.090
Synopsis: 
Patients of Caribbean origins are known to have the highest prevalence of glaucoma globally. Despite this, patient awareness and education are low. Clinicians can help reduce the burden of blindness by the identification of high risk patients, an early referral to an ophthalmologist and by reinforcing modern glaucoma therapeutics both medically and surgically

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Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness. Despite this, up to 90% of patients in the developing world are under diagnosed.

Glaucoma-related blindness in the Caribbean is an eye opener. The earlier age, advanced optic neuropathy, rapid progression coupled with education and cultural barriers all make for a unique challenge.

Accepted: 
15 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Jun, 2016

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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.

Recent Progress for the Utilization of Curcuma longa, Piper nigrum and Phoenix dactylifera Seeds against Type 2 Diabetes

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.176
Pages: 
527–32
Synopsis: 
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder which has become a global epidemic. About 60% of the world’s population uses traditional medicines derived from medicinal plants. In this review, turmeric, black pepper and date seeds are evaluated for their antidiabetic effects.

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Background: Diabetes mellitus is an important human disease afflicting many from various walks of life in different countries. Even though modern medicines contribute a variety of effective treatment options, they can have several unfavourable effects. The intention of this review is to organize and discuss various studies that have been previously conducted on the effectiveness of these herbal plants in diabetes.

Accepted: 
22 Apr, 2016
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e-Published: 29 Apr, 2016

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

Hand Hygiene Technology: A Brief Review of the State of the Art of Microbial Control in the Hospital Setting

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.014

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Accepted: 
21 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2016

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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.

Pharmacology and Anti-infective Role of Raxibacumab: A Novel Monoclonal Antibody for the Treatment of Anthrax

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.099
Pages: 
358-62
Synopsis: 
Monoclonal antibody against anthrax is a novel strategy for preventing the dreadful highly mortal anthrax disease. This review helps the young students, medicos and the scientist in enhancing the knowledge in the field of monoclonal antibody and anthrax.

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Accepted: 
03 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 2016

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

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.308
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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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Accepted: 
04 Jun, 2015
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e-Published: 16 Dec, 2015

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

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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

Current Concepts of Neurophysiological Factors in Central Regulatory Mechanism of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep: A Review

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.215
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345-9
Synopsis: 
A review of factors in the mechanism of rapid eye movement sleep re-established that it is a crucial sleep phase in vital brain functions. The review revealed the fact that vital brain processes are probably rapid eye movement sleep driven.

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Accepted: 
09 Sep, 2014
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e-Published: 12 May, 2015

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